FOR THE HAIR
Melany has been a stylist for nearly 20 years. She began her career on the East Coast and has since trained with some of the most influential hair dressers and hair care company across the nation. Melany’s vision is imprinted on all things ‘Ohana and her passion for the craft is deeply rooted in the salon culture. A hair cutting master, she specializes in razor-cutting short hair but don’t be fooled- this lady can take on any challenge as her talent has been featured in several local editorials and on the heads of many a bride.
With over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry, Cindy offers a range of expertise. Cindy began her career in Connecticut specializing in haircutting, where she worked with some of the best salon and spa businesses in the country. Her experience and training at the Vidal Sassoon Institute in London has giver her a reputation as a master precision haircutter. Her talents also include traditional perms, braids, and classic sets. Cindy is a talented businesswoman who keeps ‘Ohana organized and running smoothly.
Originally from South Africa, Matthew has traveled and lived all over the world, most recently moving from Los Angeles to Fort Collins. His more than 20 years in the industry has earned him a spot as one of ‘Ohana’s Creative Directors. He is an expert at men’s cutting, more specifically- clipper cuts; as well as with long layers and killer blowouts. If you’re looking to update your color, he’s a pro at natural-looking blondes and brunettes. Matthew is an extremely talented musician and songwriters and his creativity carries over to everything he does. He values community and family (a dad to 4 girls!) and we lucky to have him as a part of our ‘Ohana. See his latest adventures on Instagram @hairbymkennedy
After watching and admiring her aunt work as a hair stylist, she began her own career in 2005 and joined ‘Ohana in 2012. Much of Ashley’s career was spent mastering Aveda techniques but since joining our team, she has vastly expander her knowledge. She has traveled to New York, LA, and most recently, London, training with companies such as Arrojo, Goldwell, Oribe, and Vidal Sassoon. As the most technically trained stylist on our team, she is a master at structure precision women’s haircuts and her talent isn’t limited to cutting- she’s also a genius with hair color from vibrant reds to dimensional blondes. Her hair color, whether it be neon pink or bright orange, is just as bold and fun as her personality. She loves to be social, be outdoors, and spend time with her son.
Brittany began her career in 2011 with an apprenticeship and joined ‘Ohana shortly thereafter. Eager to learn, she quickly perfected her technique and defined her specialties, earning the title as a Color Ambassador for Goldwell Color. Brittany has trained across the country from Santa Monica to Miami and New York with industry icons. No matter your length or texture, if you’re blonde. want to be, or just want to add dimension, Brittany is your girl. She’s a master at blowouts that will last for days. A true movie buff, Brittany keeps us entertained by reciting lines from her favorites. While she’s busy with wedding planning, she still makes time for concerts, shopping, and visiting new breweries.
Originally a vocal performance major at CSU, Heather is a talented singer who discovered that she loved the art of hair through music. Not only does she love cutting hair but she loves making her clients feel confident and beautiful. With over 9 years of experience, Heather loves cutting long hair, men’s classic cuts, adding color through hair painting and balayage, or adding texture with the American Wave. If you have thick, coarse, or curly hair, Heather is the one who can tame your locks. Her peers and clients love her dedication and know that Heather is always up for good conversation. Although she is social and loves to go out, she still likes to be at home crafting or tackling a home DIY project.
With 8 years of experience, Larisa has mastered men’s clipper cuts, women’s bold highlights, and long fine-to-medium textures. Not only is Larisa constantly changing her hair color, she clients do the same while maintaining healthy hair. No matter your age, Larisa can give you the fashion color you’ve always dreamed of having. When she isn’t transforming hair, she is on the court playing volleyball, gardening, or loving on her dogs. Get inspired by following her on her Instagram: @mizlegacy
As a former competitive dancer, Stevie fell in love with hair as she helped style her teammates for performances and competitions. With 4 years of experience coupled with training in NYC, LA, and Miami, she’s already known for her men’s trendy and classic cuts, short to medium length women’s haircuts, and killer hair painting. Not only does she use and love R+CO but as our R+CO specialist, she can help you find the best products to finish your look. A true Coloradoan and native to Fort Collins, you can find Stevie paddle boarding on Horsetooth Reservoir, hiking, boxing, and of course, dancing.
Kimmi is a hair color chameleon and our resident Oribe specialist. A native Coloradoan, Kimmi began her career in an apprenticeship 5 years ago and joined the ‘Ohana team in 2014. Since then, she has invested in continued education all over the country with companies such as Goldwell, Oribe, and Arrojo, fully immersed in all things hair. While blondes and fine to medium textures are her specialty, this girl can give you any color you can dream up and has really mastered her own unique style. While her two huskies keep her busy, she still finds time to enjoy hiking and camping in the Colorado mountains.
Anessa joined our team in 2014 shortly after completing her beauty school and is a graduate of the ‘Ohana apprenticeship program. After 2 years, her skills are still being developed through continual learning and advanced education. Anessa excels at doing soft, natural highlights and loose layering on longer fine-to-medium textures. If you’ve met Anessa, you’ll remember her by her effortless boho style that we wish we could pull off ourselves. When she isn’t styling hair, she is either practicing yoga, hiking, or catching up with friends.
A talented dancer, dance instructor, and former Denver Broncos Cheerleader, Jessie joined the ‘Ohana team in 2015 as a front desk coordinator but we prefer to call her the ‘Ohana Hype Man. Her energy and infectious smile sets the tone for the salon. Although she hasn’t pursued a career as a stylist(yet!), Jessie also attended and graduated from hair school and is always on top of the latest hair trends. Have a question about which product is the best or how to use them? Jessie loves Oribe and can help you pick out the perfect at-home hair maintenance routine. When she isn’t at the salon, you can find Jessie spending time with her son or catching up on the latest action movies.