Salon Owner- Stylist – Hair Extension Specialist

A passionate hairstylist, and the proud owner of our salon since 2016. With a deep love for the artistry of hair, she has been shaping the industry since 2002. Kristine is not just a hairstylist; she’s an expert in hair extensions and a worked as a National Educator for PerfecTress Hair Extensions.

In her capable hands, you can expect more than just a haircut; you’re in for a transformative experience. Specializing in both men’s and women’s haircutting, including razor cuts, she offers a spectrum of services from hair coloring to Brazilian Blowouts and various Hair Extension techniques (including strand by strand, tape weft, and link wefts). Moreover, she’s well-versed in women’s hair supplement systems, ensuring every client’s unique needs are met.

What truly sets Kristine apart is her unwavering commitment to her clients. She listens intently, understanding that every individual has distinct desires and needs. Her goal? To provide exceptional customer service and create a relaxing, enjoyable hair experience for everyone she works with.

Kristine’s dedication to her craft doesn’t end there. She places immense value on continuous learning. To stay ahead of the game, she regularly attends advanced training sessions and workshops. Over the years, she has honed her skills with prestigious institutions like Cole’s Salon and top industry names like UNITE, R+CO, Lanza, Davines, Aveda, Bumble & Bumble, and more. From mastering cutting and coloring to becoming an expert in multiple hair extension brands, she’s always striving for excellence.

For Kristine, your satisfaction is paramount. Her ultimate joy comes from seeing you leave the salon not just with a hairstyle but with a look that accentuates your features, aligns with your true self, and leaves you feeling incredibly confident.


Salon Manager – Stylist – Hair Extension Specialist

A hairstylist for the past 13 years. I have an incredible passion for the total transformation of a cut and color, and helping to improve someone’s confidence. But most of all I love the relationships that I’ve gained within this career behind the chair and salon. Don’t let my passion for women’s cut and color and years of high and tights and fades fool you, I can also create that perfect look utilizing hair extensions as well.

For over a decade, I’ve immersed myself in the art of hairstyling, finding immense joy in the power of a transformative cut and color. What fuels my passion is not just the physical transformation, but the emotional one – the boost in confidence that comes with a fresh look. After years of honing my skills in cuts and colors, I discovered that a passion of mine lies in the transformative world of hair extensions. There’s something incredibly satisfying about bringing my clients’ dream looks to life. I specialize in tape, hand-tied, and fusion extensions, offering a variety of options to perfectly tailor your ideal appearance. With every strand, I strive to create not just a hairstyle, but a work of art that enhances your natural beauty and boosts your confidence. Let me weave magic into your hair, and together, let’s create a look you’ve always dreamed of.

Beyond the artistry, it’s the human connections I’ve formed that truly enrich my journey. I cherish the relationships cultivated within the comforting hum of the salon, understanding that every interaction is an opportunity to make someone’s day brighter.

So, if you’re seeking more than just a haircut – an experience where skill meets passion and relationships matter – let’s embark on a hair journey together, where your confidence and satisfaction are my top priorities.



Meet Kelly, a seasoned hairstylist with an abundance of knowledge and skills to craft that perfect look for your hair, leaving you brimming with confidence. With expertise spanning Men’s, Women’s, and Kid’s haircuts, as well as All Over Colors and Foils and Brazilian Blowouts, Kelly has the ability to transform your hair into a masterpiece.

Kelly’s journey in the salon industry began in 1999, where she quickly became known for her exceptional talent and dedication. Later, when her boys were young, she decided to step away from the chair to focus on her family. During that time; she was our cherished Salon Coordinator for several years. Now, with her children older and more independent, Kelly is thrilled to be back behind the chair once again.

What sets Kelly apart is not just her technical proficiency, but also her warm and caring nature. She believes in more than just providing a service; she’s passionate about creating an experience. Whether you’re seeking a haircut, or help taming frizz in your hair, Kelly ensures each appointment is not just a task, but an opportunity to make you feel fantastic about your hair.

Having relocated to Texas back in 2017, Kelly was delighted to reunite with our team once again in 2020, when she moved back home to MN. Her enthusiasm and dedication to her craft are infectious, making every visit to her chair an enjoyable and uplifting experience.

So, if you’re looking for more than just a haircut – if you desire a stylist who understands your unique needs and can translate your vision into reality – Kelly is here to make it happen. Embrace the transformation and confidence that comes with a fantastic hairstyle.


Stylist – Massage Therapist – Nail Tech

Allow us to introduce Alissa, our multi-talented stylist and therapist who hails from the charming town of Detroit Lakes, MN. Alissa is not just a hairstylist; she’s a creative force to be reckoned with. From cutting-edge haircuts that are as trendy as they are timeless, to captivating colors that breathe life into your locks, and formal styles that leave a lasting impression, she’s your go-to expert for all things hair.

But that’s not all – Alissa is a master of relaxation and rejuvenation. With her expertise in massage therapy, she can knead away your stress and tension, leaving you feeling utterly refreshed. And if you’re looking to pamper your hands and feet, her manicures and pedicures are nothing short of luxurious.

What makes Alissa truly exceptional is her dual licensing in Cosmetology and Massage Therapy. This unique combination means there’s virtually nothing she can’t do when it comes to your beauty and wellness needs. Whether you’re in the mood for a chic haircut, a vibrant new hair color, a soothing massage, or perfectly polished nails, Alissa has you covered from head to toe.

Beyond her professional skills, Alissa brings something extra special to the table – her infectious personality. Her warmth and big-heartedness will instantly make you feel right at home. A session with Alissa isn’t just a service; it’s an experience, where every moment is tailored to make you feel not just beautiful, but genuinely cared for.


Stylist – Deva Curl Specialist

Meet Nicole, a seasoned professional with a passion for hairstyling that spans over 17 years. For her, hairstyling isn’t just a job; it’s a calling, a creative outlet that she wholeheartedly embraces. Every strand of hair is a canvas, and Nicole finds immense joy in transforming it into a work of art.

What sets Nicole apart is her specialization in texture and color. She doesn’t just create hairstyles; she crafts unique expressions of personality and confidence. Nicole has honed her skills and holds certifications in various cutting-edge techniques. She’s a master at handling curly hair, ensuring that every curl is perfectly shaped and defined. Additionally, she is certified in keratin treatments, including Keratin Complex, Agave Keratin, and Brazilian Blowout, which means she can turn frizzy hair into smooth, sleek perfection.

Nicole is not just content with her existing knowledge; she’s an eternal learner. She eagerly dives into the latest trends and techniques, before bringing them to her clients. Her dedication to continuous learning ensures that you’ll always get the freshest, most cutting-edge styles when you sit in her chair.

When you entrust your hair to Nicole, you’re not just getting a stylist; you’re gaining a partner in your beauty journey. She listens intently to your desires and dreams, working meticulously to bring your vision to life. Each appointment with Nicole isn’t just a transformation of your hair; it’s an experience designed to make you feel confident, beautiful, and utterly satisfied.


Stylist – Children’s Stylist

JoAnna is a well rounded stylist who loves nothing more than creating beautiful, low maintenance luxury looks. With a wealth of education from her decades of experience she is a go-to for color correction and big color transformations. Whether it’s highlights, balayage, or gray coverage she’s your stylist! JoAnna also has a strong background in precise cutting techniques including pixies, bobs, and long layers as well as men’s clipper and scissor cuts, and a perfet option for the kids with her fun personality.



Celebrating over 15 years in the world of hairstyling, Tina isn’t just a stylist; she’s a seasoned artist with a heart brimming with passion for her craft. To her, hairstyling is more than just a job – it’s a powerful tool to make a difference in people’s lives, an art form that beautifies from the inside out.

Tina’s journey in the beauty industry is marked by her dedication to building meaningful connections with her clients. Every haircut isn’t just a snip of the scissors; it’s an opportunity to earn trust, to understand her clients’ desires, and to bring their visions to life. With an attentive ear and an eye for detail, Tina listens intently to her clients, ensuring that every style she creates is not just a reflection of her expertise, but a manifestation of her clients’ personality and individuality.

One of Tina’s unique abilities lies in her versatility. Whether it’s an extreme transformation that reshapes identities or a subtle tweak that maintains a fresh and current look, Tina excels at both ends of the spectrum. Her creative flair knows no bounds, allowing her to craft styles that resonate with her clients’ personalities, lifestyles, and aspirations.

Many of Tina’s clients don’t just see her as a hairstylist; they recognize her as an artist. And rightfully so, for Tina doesn’t just cut hair – she sculpts, she shapes, and she transforms. She isn’t satisfied with just making you look good; she wants you to feel great, confident, and empowered every time you leave her chair.

If you’re seeking more than just a hairstylist – if you desire an artist who understands the subtleties of your individuality and can translate them into stunning hairstyles – Tina is your perfect match. She isn’t just looking for clients; she’s looking for relationships, for individuals ready to embark on a hairstyling journey where creativity, trust, and unparalleled expertise converge.

Tina doesn’t just want to be your stylist; she would love to be your transformative partner, your confidante in style, and your artist in the world of beauty. Discover the magic of Tina’s hands and let her craft a masterpiece out of your hair. Your new look and a world of confidence await under Tina’s expert care!”


Esthetician – Makeup Artist

Meet Hannah, a passionate and dedicated licensed esthetician, hailing from South Dakota, she brought her expertise and enthusiasm to Minnesota, ready to make a mark in the local beauty scene.

Hannah’s love affair with beauty began in her childhood when she delighted in giving her family at-home facials. As she grew older, her fascination with makeup intensified. At the age of 18, she followed her passion to Manhattan, where she enrolled in a rigorous six-month master makeup artistry program. After becoming a certified makeup artist, she returned to South Dakota and embarked on her journey in esthetician schooling, merging her natural talent with professional knowledge.

What truly sets Hannah apart is her genuine love for people. She’s not just an esthetician; she’s a caregiver, a listener, and an educator. Hannah’s mission is to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere where every client feels not just comfortable but cherished. Her ability to establish personal connections with her clients elevates their experience beyond mere expectations.

One of Hannah’s greatest joys is educating her clients about skincare. She believes that knowledge is key to achieving healthy, radiant skin. Through personalized consultations and expert advice, she equips her clients with the confidence to care for their skin at home. Her goal is to empower each client to be the best version of themselves, inside and out.

Hannah is thrilled to bring her passion, skills, and dedication to the forefront. She eagerly looks forward to the opportunity to transform not just your skin but your entire beauty experience. Prepare to be pampered, educated, and revitalized in the capable hands of a truly compassionate esthetician. Book your appointment with Hannah today and let the journey to your best skin begin!”


Advanced Practice Esthetician – Lash Artist – Nail Tech

Meet Mellesa, a dedicated cosmetologist and AP esthetician who embarked on her beauty journey in 2017. Eager to expand her expertise, she delved into the world of esthetics, carving her niche in lashes and facials, along with offering natural nail services.

In the realm of lashes, Mellesa is an artist. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for enhancing natural beauty, she specializes in eyelash extensions. From Classic to Hybrid and Volume options, she customizes each set to perfection. Mellesa doesn’t just apply lashes; she crafts an artful masterpiece, tailoring the shape and length to create stunning, natural-looking lashes that enhance the allure of your eyes.

When it comes to facials, Mellesa is all about achieving results without compromising on relaxation. Her Dermaplane facials blend goal-oriented techniques with a touch of indulgence, ensuring you not only leave with a refreshed complexion but also a sense of pampered bliss.

But Mellesa’s work goes beyond beauty; it’s about empowerment. She’s on a mission to help others embrace their natural beauty and feel confident in their skin. Her approach isn’t just about esthetics; it’s about self-love and self-care, reflected in every lash she meticulously applies and every facial treatment she performs.


Massage Therapist

Sarah brings over 17 years of experience in the massage therapy industry. Her career has been a blend of hands-on practice as well as classroom instruction at Northwestern Health Sciences University. She has training in relaxation massage techniques, pregnancy massage, and clinical modalities, including NeuroMuscular Therapy. As a Faculty member at NWHSU, she focused on teaching Relaxation Massage technique courses, and also did clinic supervision and assisted with clinical technique courses. She has worked in several different environments including spas, wellness centers, and multidisciplinary clinics.

Sarah enjoys working with a wide variety of clientele, and appreciates the challenge in customizing each session for each individual client. Whether it’s full-body relaxation, specific aches and pains, or a combination of both, she can tailor your session to what you’re looking for and believes that your goals for your session are what’s most important.


Stylist & Children’s Stylist

Meet Lisa, a seasoned hairstylist whose journey in the hair industry began in 2004. With nearly two decades of experience under her belt, she has mastered the art of hairstyling, from classic cuts to beautiful colors and smoothing treatments that transform hair into silk. But Lisa isn’t just a hairstylist; she’s also our beloved children’s stylist, and she has a special way with the little ones, making her incredibly popular with kids of all ages.

Lisa’s dedication to her craft is evident in her continuous pursuit of knowledge. Over the years, she has attended numerous classes and workshops, immersing herself in the latest techniques and trends. Keeping up with the ever-evolving world of hairstyling, Lisa ensures she is always offering her clients the most current and stylish options.

What truly sets Lisa apart, however, is not just her technical expertise but her warm and inviting personality. From the moment you sit in her chair, her friendly and upbeat nature will make you feel right at home. Lisa doesn’t just style hair; she creates an experience. Whether you’re seeking a haircut, a color transformation, or a smoothing treatment to tame unruly locks, Lisa’s chair is the place to be.

Lisa is a skilled professional who is not only excellent with hair but also exceptional with people. Experience the joy of sitting in her chair, where expertise meets warmth, and every visit is not just a hair appointment but a delightful escape into the world of beauty and relaxation.”



Meet Meranda, a dedicated hairstylist whose passion for her craft shines through in every service she provides. With a heartwarming smile and a friendly demeanor, Meranda creates an atmosphere of warmth and comfort, ensuring that every client feels right at ease in her chair.

Meranda is not just a hairstylist; she’s an artist who excels in both color and cuts. Her creativity knows no bounds, and she takes great pride in transforming her clients’ visions into reality. Whether you’re looking for a bold and vibrant color change or a stylish and precise cut, Meranda’s expertise ensures that you leave her chair feeling confident and satisfied.

What sets Meranda apart is her genuine connection with her clients. She doesn’t just see them as appointments; she sees them as individuals with unique styles, preferences, and stories. Meranda takes the time to truly understand her clients, getting to know their personalities and lifestyles. This personal touch allows her to tailor each service to match her clients’ desires perfectly.

Meranda believes in the power of building relationships. She invests time in her clients, not only to enhance their appearance but also to make them feel valued and understood. Her dedication to getting to know each and every client on a personal level ensures that every visit to her chair is not just a hairstyling session but a delightful experience.

Experience the joy of sitting in her chair, where talent meets genuine care, and where your hairstyling journey becomes a personalized, delightful adventure.


Stylist – Nail Tech

Tami is a multifaceted beauty expert with a passion for both hair and natural nails. With her versatile skills, she specializes in an array of services, ranging from manicures and pedicures to gel polish applications, men’s and women’s haircuts, foils, colors, perms, smoothing treatments, and beautiful intricate formal styles.

What sets Tami apart is not just her technical proficiency but her genuine dedication to her clients’ well-being. She takes pride in pampering her clients, providing them with an oasis of relaxation where they can unwind and rejuvenate. Tami believes in the power of education and devotes time to enlighten her clients about proper home care for both their hair and nails. Her guidance ensures that the results of her work are long-lasting, extending the salon experience into the comfort of her clients’ homes.

One of Tami’s remarkable qualities is her attention to detail. She meticulously tailors each service to match her clients’ unique preferences and needs. Moreover, her ability to truly listen to her clients fosters an environment of trust and understanding. Every appointment with Tami isn’t just a session; it’s an opportunity to feel cherished and appreciated.

Tami’s genuine love for her job shines through in every interaction. Her passion for enhancing her clients’ beauty and confidence is infectious, creating a sense of warmth and joy in the salon. It’s this love for her craft and her clients that makes them not only feel special but also eager to return, time and time again.


Stylist – Massage Therapist

Connie, a seasoned stylist and massage therapist whose dedication to her craft has been unwavering since 1991. Her journey in the beauty industry began as a stylist, and over the years, she has continuously evolved and expanded her skill set to provide her clients with exceptional services. In 1997, she ventured into the world of massage therapy, graduating from the prestigious Minneapolis School of Massage, allowing her to offer a holistic approach to her clients’ well-being.

Connie’s passion for learning and refining her skills has been a driving force in her career. She has invested her time in various specialized training programs, including Advanced Purelolgy Training, Oscar Bond with L’Anza Cutting and Coloring, Matrix and Kadus Color Training, and Wayne Grund Advanced Razor Cutting. These experiences have enriched her expertise in the hairstyling industry.

In 1999, Connie felt a deep calling to become a business owner, leading her to establish Studio Bodair, the previous name of our salon. For eight successful years, she managed and nurtured her salon, creating a space where clients felt valued and beautiful. Later, driven by her commitment to her clients, she chose to transition back to focusing solely on providing exceptional services. Her dedication to her clients has always been at the heart of her work.

Connie is a true multi-talent, skilled in massage, haircuts, and coloring services. Her passion for her work has only deepened over the years, and she is more committed than ever to provide her clients with outstanding experiences. What sets Connie apart is not just her technical proficiency, but her genuine care for her clients’ well-being. She goes beyond the surface, offering in-depth product prescriptions and advice, ensuring that her clients not only look great but also feel great.

She is a stylist and massage therapist who combines extensive experience with a deep passion for her craft.



Tracey, a seasoned veteran in the hairstyling world, whose expertise and passion have defined her remarkable career. With a wealth of experience, Tracey is not just a stylist; she’s an artist with a unique talent for enhancing natural beauty while infusing a touch of fun and creativity.

With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to natural-looking results, Tracey expertly crafts hair colors that seamlessly blend and illuminate, ensuring that your hair looks both vibrant and authentic. Her dedication to mastering the art of coloring ensures that every shade complements your skin tone, enhancing your overall appearance.

In addition to her mastery in coloring, Tracey’s proficiency in razor cutting adds a dynamic edge to her repertoire. While her scissor cuts reflect precision and sophistication, her razor cutting techniques breathe life into today’s trendy styles. Tracey creates hairstyles that are not only fashionable but also tailored to your unique personality and preferences.

But Tracey’s expertise goes beyond her technical skills. Her warm and inviting personality makes every client feel welcome. She believes in the power of understanding her clients’ desires, listening intently to their ideas, and translating them into personalized, stunning hairstyles.



Abby is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry. For Abby, hairstyling isn’t just a job; it’s a lifelong passion that has shaped her career and defined her identity. Over the years, she has witnessed the ever-changing trends in the fashion world, eagerly embracing and acclimating herself.

For Abby, the ability to grant someone their dream hair is nothing short of amazing, and it’s this transformative power that fuels her enthusiasm every day.

The hair industry underwent a revolution in 2009 with the addition of keratin treatments, and Abby dove headfirst into the wave of keratin-mania. Armed with a thirst for knowledge, she pursued education vigorously, earning not one but three different certifications, including the coveted Brazilian Blowout. Her dedication to staying at the forefront of her field ensures that her clients receive the highest standard of care and the latest techniques.

From her early days in Beauty School to the present, Abby’s journey has been one of unwavering passion and dedication. For her, hairstyling and beauty aren’t just professions; they’re a way of life. Abby doesn’t just work; she lives her passion every day. As she fondly puts it, she has ‘never worked a day in her life’ because she has been simply pursuing her true calling. Abby’s commitment to her craft and her clients shines through in every appointment, making her not just a hairstylist but a trusted partner in the pursuit of beauty and self-expression.



Meet our Resident Barber, with an impressive 30 years of haircutting experience. She loves classic perming and specializes in men’s cuts, considering them her favorites. Her positive attitude creates a welcoming atmosphere, making you forget any worries as soon as you sit in her chair. With her expertise and warm personality, she not only gives great haircuts but also ensures you have a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

et, her skills are not the only thing that will leave a lasting impression. It’s her positive attitude, a ray of sunshine that brightens the salon. From the moment you sit down in her chair, any worries or problems you brought with you will fade away. Her cheerful demeanor and infectious enthusiasm create an atmosphere of comfort, making every visit to her chair a delightful experience.

In her presence, a haircut becomes more than just a grooming session; it becomes a moment of relaxation, transformation, and genuine connection. She doesn’t just cut hair; she crafts memories, leaving every client not just looking great, but feeling great too.


BSN, Injection Specialist

LaRissa’s caring and calm demeanor helps to establish and build a trusting relationship between her and her patients. LaRissa understands each patient is unique thus providing each patient with a customized, safe, and effective aesthetic treatment plan. LaRissa is passionate about making her patients feel beautiful and refreshed, as well as educated about the benefits of preserving and maintaining their natural beauty.

Prior to her advancement in aesthetic medicine, LaRissa has an extensive background in inpatient obstetric nursing and clinical nursing. This all exemplifies her vision of assessing her patient as a whole. LaRissa is a wife and busy mother of 3, living in her hometown of New Prague. LaRissa graduated with her degree from St. Cloud State University.


Massage Therapist

Meet Neesai, a dedicated certified massage therapist with over a decade of professional experience, specializing in various massage techniques. Her passion lies in helping individuals find relief from their physical aches, pains, and the daily stresses of life. With expertise in Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Combination, and Swedish massages, Neesai is committed to tailoring each session to meet your specific needs.

Whether you’re seeking targeted relief from muscle tension or simply looking to unwind and relax, Neesai’s skilled hands and compassionate approach ensure you’ll leave feeling refreshed and revitalized.


Salon Coordinator – Office Manager


Salon Coordinator – Salon Merchandiser