- Jennifer McCartyAdvanced Stylist/Cutting Mentor
Advanced Stylist/Cutting Mentor
Haircut Price Point $60+
In Jennifer’s home life, she is a wife, sister, and daughter to an amazing family. At la Tierra, Jennifer is an Advanced Stylist, and has also been the Cutting Coach for the New Artist Training Program since 2011. This is a great responsibility on a daily basis, and the training that the New Artists receive is a vital part of our success as a salon. Jennifer has been cutting and coloring hair since 1997. As a stylist, Jennifer excels at balanced cutting, perms and straighteners, all forms of beautiful color processes, extensions, and up-dos. She loves to make transformations, "changing former looks into new, fresh looks." She loves the gratification of seeing a great style strut out the door, and being responsible for that. As an educator, she teaches, fine tunes, and guides the new artists so that they can get started on achieving their goals and dreams in their new career. Her passion: She wanted to be a hair stylist from a very young age, and to reach that goal, she had to plan her senior year in high school around attending Warren Tech. A lot of thought and planning went into making that dream a reality.
"My passion is to make each and every day the best it can be for myself, and those around me. I want to be a Day Maker."
- Sarah PerryAdvanced Stylist/Advanced Colorist
Advanced Stylist/Advanced Colorist
Haircut Price Point $60+
Sarah has been with la Tierra Salon since 2007, and is a vital part of our team. She is a creative advanced stylist and colorist, and also hold the title of educator, mentor, friend, confidante, therapist, and assistant to the front desk. She consistently turns out beautiful work, and her strengths are color melting, color patterns, and hair extensions. Sarah attended Grand Valley State University from 2002-2005, graduated from the Aveda Institute of Denver in 2006, and has been with la Tierra Salon for 8 years. Her passions: Sarah’s family is a strong passion, along with her friends, and living life fully every day. Her dogs are a passion, spending time outdoors and keeping active physically is a passion, as well as vacations, and being able to visit her home state of Michigan. She’s passionate about the beauty of Colorado. She has a passion for her guest’s and their experiences with her. Along with creating beautiful hair, she enjoys being able to share her guest’s stories and special moments.
"Being able to share in my guest’s lives and passions is an honor every day."
- Julie McGoveranAdvanced Stylist/Colorist
Haircut Price Point $50+
Jules is an accomplished stylist and colorist that has proven herself to become an artist in hair design. She is also, within our team, a friend, student, educator, and de-stresser when needed. Jules holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Fitness, attended and graduated Regency School of Cosmetology in 2010, attended our in- salon New Artist Training Program for 7 months, and has been a stylist and colorist on the floor since then. Her passions: Jules feel that while making her guests feel their best, they give back in the same way. She loves being part of an industry that is ever-changing. It allows her to be creative, while continually receiving education. It also allows her to grow professionally, and the industry shares a part in her personal growth. Jules is structured in her work, and embraces teamwork and commitment. She loves working for a company that lives by their mission to care for the world we live in.
"You’ve got to find what you love…the only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs
- Lauren PetersonAdvanced Stylist/Colorist
Haircut Price Point $50+
Lauren has evolved into a very accomplished stylist and colorist. Her haircuts are her strength. They are detailed and precise, and her styling complimentary. She is also very strong in color melting and ombres: her before and after photos are striking. Lauren is also la Tierra Salon’s ambassador to the Qnity Motivational Program that we have incorporated recently. Lauren attended and graduated from the accredited Aveda Academy of Denver in 2010, she graduated from our New Artist Training Program in 2011, and has been working here since. Her passions: Lauren’s passions at work are evident. She loves to be the person that transforms a guest into a new look. Color is vital to so many people’s confidence and inner self worth. Color is everywhere, and she embraces the role that it plays in peoples lives. Lauren mentors the newer stylists in the salon, while supporting the advanced stylists that mentor her. Lauren welcomes continuing education, understanding that it is the key to continuing success.
“I am passionate about how color can bring beauty out from the inside as well.”
- Taylor RobsonStylist/Color Mentor/Make-up Artist
Stylist/Color Mentor/Make-up Artist
Haircut Price Point $45+
At home, Taylor is very family oriented. She enjoys most genres of music, and loves going to concerts. While Taylor attended and graduated from the accredited Aveda Institute of Denver in December, 2012, she chose to spend some time investigating the different avenues of the beauty industry before beginning her career, working in Guest Relations as an Aveda Mentor until finding her home here at La Tierra in 2014. Starting at La Tierra as a front desk associate and then transitioning into our New Artist Apprenticeship program, Taylor has grown leaps and bounds and is now one of La Tierra's Aveda Color Trainers. Her passions: Her passion for cosmetology came from wanting to be able to make people feel beautiful inside and out. Taylor understands the connection, which is crucial for a gifted and promising career in beauty. She is passionate about learning, which is also crucial for continuous growth. She is also very passionate about make-up; like hair color, mastering the art of color combinations and placement with makeup is an exciting path.
"My creativity, and my way to think outside of the box pushes me, and drives my passion."
- Ashleigh ByrneStylist/Colorist/Makeup Artist
Haircut Price Point $35+
"I'm passionate about being the best me that I can be"
Ashleigh's passion is about taking care of each guest, her peers, and family, and realizes that the "best me" is crucial to every area of this. She specializes in up-dos, transforming hair in all forms of coloring, precision cutting, and bridal work.
Ashleigh graduated from the Aveda Institute of Denver with honors, and completed the New Artist training program at la Tierra with high status in 2017. Her extensive training included being a hair artist at London Fashion Week, 2016, and Bridal Fashion Week, New York City, 2017. She studied Fine Arts at CSU with concentration in drawing from 2009 to 2013. Ashleigh is a cultured traveler, loves being active, is very family oriented, nurturer, artist, and a cat mom.
"I love making someone feel beautiful!"
- Monica QuintanaAdvanced Stylist/Colorist
Haircut Price Point $45+
“I’m an artist at work, and at home”
Monica joined the la Tierra Salon team after a few years of history in the art of hair and makeup. She graduated from Paul Mitchell in Atlanta, Ga in 2012. Monica worked in a high end salon there, and continued her education by attending courses with very notable artists such as Lupe Voss, Geno Chapman, Dell Miller, and Hauns Korpela.
Monica specializes in artistic color such as Balayage, Colormelting, and high end fashion color. While all of her cutting skills are honed, she loves super short pixie cuts and bobs.
Monica is a wife and the mother of two daughters at home. She loves cooking, and trying new recipes. She paints canvases, and frequents galleries. She also has a love of reading, music, writing poems and songs. New adventures are important to her, along with hiking and road trips. Sitting in the chair of a stylist that is well rounded in all aspects of her life, makes for interesting conversation and impeccable results.
“I find most of my inspirations in my work come from my other passions; art, music, and sightseeing”.
- Amber ArenaAdvanced Stylist/Colorist
Haircut Price Point- $50
Originally from New Jersey, Amber moved to Colorado with her family when she was 16. Surrounded by aunts who were hairstylists in Aveda salons, Amber felt the calling to create her own beauty. Ten years ago she graduated from the Salon Professional Academy in Colorado Springs.
Amber's strengths in the industry are "anything blonde". Creating stunning balayage, color melts, teasy lights, and hair painting are a few of the creative skills she enjoys.
Outside of work, Amber likes to spend time with her fiancee and dog exploring new restaurants. She also enjoys sporting events, fly fishing, and camping.
"Live by the sun, love by the moon"
- Demi O’NeillHairstylist/Colorist
Demi was born here in Denver, but grew up in Sacramento. She also lived in Rapid City, South Dakota, where she attended Headlines Academy for Cosmetology. She decided to come back to Colorado where her entire family lives.
Demi's passion in hair is performing beautiful color on her guests. She excels in balayages and color melting, however, she loves all of it.
Outside of work, Demi is very close to her family and spends as much time as possible with them. They enjoy everything together from board games and movies, to hiking and laser tag. She has a lot of pets the she "loves to pieces", so she spends much of her time caring for them.
"Don't do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul. When you go to work, work your ass off." -Henry Rollins
- Jenni DurbalaJunior Stylist
Jenni joined us here at la Tierra from Spirit Lake, Iowa. After studying graphic design and psychology at ISU for six years, she found the calling of hair design instead. Since Colorado offers greater opportunities for her to succeed, she found the calling to our beautiful state.
This artist feels that she will forever be building her talents, but she believes that a major strength is her personality. She's happy, and because of this, people enjoy her company. She is an amazing team player here. Learning and growing comes from a team that will back you up.
Jenni has recently finished our 28 week New Artist training program, and she is ready and excited to take of guests with all types of cuts and color, from grey coverage, to balayage, to a babies first haircut.
Outside of work, Jenni is a die-hard Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars fan. She also loves to paint and play tennis. Her other love is her Blue Heeler mix dog. Snuggling up with him for a scary movie is a good evening.
"Practice makes permanent (not perfect)"
" The toughest battles are given to the strongest warriors."
- Heather DexterJunior Stylist
Heather attended the Aveda Institute Denver for cosmetology and graduated in 2018. She has completed the New Artist training program at la Tierra and is fully trained to perform all haircuts and hair color applications that you need.
Her strengths and passions are fashion colors, color melting, and balayage. She shows off these beautiful color methods in the social media world, so look for her out there. She also excels in makeup application and instruction.
Outside of work, Heather's interests and passions are drawing, nail art, sewing, cooking, and crafting.
"If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you"
- Julie BallardNail Technician/SkinCare/Waxing
At home, Julie is the mother of two beautiful adult ladies, and she is a wife.
Julie has been with la Tierra Salon and Day Spa since its opening day in 2005. Julie has been a Nail Technician and Esthetician for the past 35 years. She takes great pride in her work, has a great understanding of how the human spirit and the human body are one. She is certified in foot reflexology, along with her extensive skin and nail skills. She has an understanding of essential oils above and beyond most people, and their benefits to a person in their everyday life. She is very devoted to her guests, and very detailed in her work.
Julie has worked in four different salons over 35 years with the owner of la Tierra Salon, and their understanding of excellent customer service is mutual.
Her passions: Julie is passionate about her daughters, they are everything to her. She is passionate about her family, and the care she gives them is evident of this. She passionate about each and every guest that she services, and is truly grateful in her life for them. She is passionate about animals, and has cats, dogs, and shares in the care of her daughters horses.
- Torilla OwensSkincare/Waxing
Torilla is a native of Colorado, having been born in Colorado Springs. She learned to love skin health while living in Germany. She studied to be an Esthetician in Louisville, Ky, and after 9 years, circled her way back to Colorado with her family.
Torilla's talents in the industry includes helping her guests feel confident about their skin, and how to take care of it, which is so important in the Colorado sun and dry air. She is a waxing queen! A waxing session with Torilla is actually a pleasant experience. She has a very good touch. Continuous education, and paying close attention to new and upcoming advancements in skin care keeps her fresh and excited.
Her hobbies include painting, cooking, and taking the dog for a walk with her two beautiful daughters.
"I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it!" -Marilyn Monroe
- Kelly GardinerSkincare/Waxing
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