THE TEAM

STYLIST: Jennifer McCarty

Haircut Price Point: $70+

Jennifer brings 23 years of experience to the salon as a seasoned hair stylist. And as co-owner and hair stylist, she divides her time between delivering excellent customer service while designing beautiful hair and assisting with the day-to-day operations of the salon.
She loves to do big transformations, short haircuts, and beautifully blended highlights are her specialty. She excels in men’s and children’s cuts, and enjoys doing perms as well.

STYLIST: Sarah Bender

Haircut Price Point: $70+

Sarah 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 since 2007. Sarah’s family (including pets) is a strong passion, along with her friends, and living life fully every day, spending time outdoors, and keeping active.

STYLIST: Jules McGoveran

Haircut Price Point: $60+

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 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,
working for a company that lives by their mission to care for the world we live in. Jules is structured in her work, and embraces teamwork and commitment.

STYLIST: Lauren Peterson

Haircut Price Point: $55+

Lauren has evolved into a very accomplished stylist and colorist. Her haircuts are her strengths and they are detailed and precise. She is also very strong in color melting and ombres.Color is vital to so many people’s confidence and inner self worth; it is everywhere, and she embraces the role that it plays in peoples lives.
Lauren mentors the newer stylists in the salon, while supporting fellow advanced stylists. Lauren welcomes continuing education, understanding that it is the key to continuing success.

STYLIST: Monica Falconer

Haircut Price Point: $55+

Monica 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, color-melting, and high-end fashion color.  While all of her cutting skills are honed and she holds the title of laTierra Salon’s cutting trainer, she loves pixie cuts, shags, and bobs. Sitting in the chair of a stylist that is well rounded in all aspects of her life, makes for interesting conversation and impeccable results.

STYLIST: Taylor Robson

Haircut Price Point: $50+

Taylor attended and graduated from the accredited Aveda Institute of Denver in 2012, however, she chose to spend in different areas of the beauty industry before beginning her career, working as an Aveda Mentor until finding her home here in 2014. Starting at laTierra as Front Desk, she has transitioned into our Aveda Color Trainer. Along with specializing in all color, she especially loves blonde highlights, fashion colors, and make-up. When not at work, you can find Taylor at concerts, playing games with family and friends, or in Disney.

STYLIST: Amber Brooks

Haircut Price Point: $50+

Amber, originally from New Jersey, 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” and educating herself as our new Aveda Product Ambassador. Creating stunning balayage, color melts, 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. 

STYLIST: Ashleigh Byrne

Haircut Price Point: $40+

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 dimensional/creative coloring, blondes, precision shags and pixies, 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. Ashleigh is a cultured traveler, loves being active, is very family oriented, nurturer, artist, and a fur mom.

STYLIST: Demi O’Neill

Haircut Price Point: $45+

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. 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.

STYLIST: Jenni Durbala

Haircut Price Point: $35+

Jenni joined us here at laTierra from Spirit Lake, IA. After studying at Iowa State University, she found her calling in hair design. Jenni feels that she will forever be building her talents, but she believes that a major strength is her personality. She is an amazing team player and thrives in our salon atmosphere. Jenni is always excited to take on a project ranging anywhere from a baby’s first haircut to a dimensional color. Outside of work, Jenni is a die-hard Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars fan. Her other love are her “fur kids.” Snuggling up with them for a scary movie makes for a perfect evening.

STYLIST: Heather Dexter

Haircut Price Point: $35+

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. 

STYLIST: Leah O’Brien

Haircut Price Point: $35+

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ESTHETICIAN/NAIL TECHNICIAN: Julie Ballard

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 and their benefits to a person in their everyday life. She is very devoted to her guests, and very detailed in her work. She is passionate about her animals, family, and the care she gives them is evident of this. She is truly grateful in her life for each and every guest that she services.

ESTHETICIAN: Torilla (tor-ee-ah) Owens

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. She is a waxing queen and she finds that 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. 

ESTHETICIAN: Kelly Gardiner

Kelly was raised here in CO, and has always had a passion for skin care. Attending the Denver Botanical and Medical Aesthetics school, learning how to care for, and create the best skin care results possible for clients. She also has a Bachelor’s degree from Johnson & Wales University here in Denver. Kelly loves to travel, snowboarding, concerts, food, and looking after her 2 cats at home. Her goal is to always make her clients feel like the best versions of themselves, and to put their skincare goals first. Her favorite services to give are facials and dermaplanes.