Meet the Salon and Spa Team!
Mary and Kaitlyn are the ultimate Mother Daughter duo. Mary has a background of business opening and successful ownership so there was no doubt in Kaitlyn’s mind that she was the one to go to when Balayage was in the makes. Mary has been Kaitlyn’s biggest supporter from the very day she mentioned going to Beauty School. After graduating with a Cosmetology license in 2006, Mary took Kaitlyn to Paris for a celebration. In Paris, Kaitlyn was able to shadow a stylist where he performed the Balayage hair painting technique. From that day she knew if owning a salon would be in her future it would be named Balayage. In 2013 Kaitlyn brought a dream to her Mother and asked if she would want to become partners and open a Salon and Spa together. It took lots of planning and discussion from where the best location would be and finding the perfect team. Today Balayage has been opened for almost 6 years! Kaitlyn works behind the chair as a Stylist and Mary is the business bones! You may often find her delivering our much needed supplies and chatting with our guests.
I have had the pleasure of working at some incredible salon and spas in Denver and Fort Collins. I absolutely love the beauty industry and all aspects of the salon and spa world. I started out working at a premier spa in Denver, deepening my knowledge in esthetics and nail care. Then, I moved up to Fort Collins and found my love for hair. I trained with some of Fort Collins most known stylists for 6 years before getting the push to open my own spa and salon. This had been a dream of mine but finding the perfect time and place came right after having my first baby. My Mom stood right by me encouraging me and being the strength which today Balayage stands on. Owning Balayage with my Mom is incredibly special as well as sharing this oasis with my closest hair stylists, massage therapists and estheticians. I am extremely excited for you to experience the most elegant spa and salon in Northern Colorado.
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I worked as an event planner at one of Denver’s premier hotels before becoming a stay at home Mom. I love being back in the workforce and especially at Balayage. Interacting with clients and being surrounded by such talented women has been so great for me. When I am not at Balayage I enjoy being with my two boys and husband enjoying the outdoors. Some of our favorite activities are camping, skiing and hiking. I look forward to seeing you at the Salon or in the Spa!
I am currently a Senior at the University of Northern Colorado pursuing a career in Elementary Education with an endorsement in ESL. I love being around children and am excited to influence them someday. I love talking with others, traveling, spending time with my friends and family, and laughing! When I graduate, I want to continue to travel and teach somewhere abroad! Although I do not have in interest in a career with hair or beauty, I love being around the environment! I am also the Balayage Spray Tan Technician so come to me when your in need of the perfect glow!
I am currently a student at Colorado State University pursing a bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Studies. I am planning on attending a Physician’s Assistant program after I graduate. In my free time I love to travel, go to sporting events, and spend time with close friends and family. I was a client of Balayage for five years before accepting the position as Salon Coordinator. I love being a part of the everyday life at Balayage.
I have 20 years of nursing experience currently working in interventional radiology. I’m a lifelong learner and the past few years I have spent my time advancing in the medical aesthetic industry completing many courses at the National laser institute. My passion for aesthetics developed as the years of sun-seeking and the facade of agelessness did not correlate with my reflection in the mirror. My theory is to grow old gracefully and I am excited to be part of the Balayage team.
I have a degree in therapeutic massage and aesthetics specializing in pain management, post-op massage, oncology massage, facials, and overall relaxation. I am passionate about bringing relief and relaxation to my clients. My beliefs are that bodywork along skincare go hand and hand creating a better quality of life from the inside out.
I have 10 years of experience in the skincare industry. I started my profession in California and am excited to bring my knowledge to Colorado! I love helping people achieve their skincare goals and educating clients on their daily skin routine. I have a passion for providing knowledge to people on how to take better care of their skin, and what treatment and products would be best for them. I absolutely love making people feel relaxed, renewed and more confident about their skin.
I recently moved to Fort Collins from Utah, we are loving the Front Range area. I have 16 years of experience in the salon industry many of those being a salon owner. As hard as it is leaving behind clientele during a move I am excited to grow my hair business here. I am married to my best friend and biggest supporter and together we have 2 girls.
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I have been a Fort Collins stylist for several years now and absolutely love it. Helping my guests enhance the natural beauty and health of their hair is where my passion lies. I specialize in natural – looking color and hand painted Balayage. I am always advancing my education to stay up on the current trends of the industry. I am excited to be part of the Balayage Salon team and look forward to meeting you!
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I have been doing hair and part of this industry from the day I was born. My Mother was a stylist and taught me how to highlight her hair at the age of 13. By 18 I was doing my friends hair and growing a family / friend clientele. I worked as a receptionist at a Salon and Spa when I decided it was time to go get my license. I love to learn and have been part of some great Paul Mitchell, Wella, Matrix and Unite classes. I currently specialize in Pulp Riot color loving all aspects of the cut and color service. My clients are important to me and I value everyone in my chair. I work hard to deliver everyones needs and value those who support my business.