We Love Our Team




We’re Fortunate

to have a beautiful (inside & out) team of incredible members who LOVE to serve our guests & give them the most amazing experience. At UrbanEve education is one of our top core values & we are proud to say we have “the best of the best”!




currently working on:

I am currently working on growing myself (apparently, it’s never ending).

Mantra:

This is my command: love each other. John 15:17 (basically I love any quote, verse, or saying that talks about love).

Places you want to visit:

India, New Zealand, and I want to visit as many National Parks as possible.

Currently obsessed with:

My child!

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

In high school. I cut a friend’s hair with a pair of orange handled kitchen scissors…It was a horrible cut, I can’t believe we are still friends.

What inspires you?

My co-workers, their love for each other and their career.

What advice would you give someone considering color for the first time?

Coloring your hair for the first time is awesome! You have so many choices! Subtle or dramatic, light or dark, warm or cool.

How do you customize a hair color service for each and every guest?

Everyone is different. Everything from their career, their hobbies, and their styling habits need to be considered.

What celebrity always has great hair?

Right now, I love Reese Witherspoon. I’ve always thought she had great style. I think we could be best friends.

Describe your style:

My style is pretty relaxed. Casual, but accessorized!

Amanda

stylist trainer team leader

currently working on:

Crazy colors and cuts!

Mantra:

Be the person you’ve always dreamed to be!

Places you want to visit:

Africa… I want to see a different side of the world, other than where I live. I want to see the beauty of happiness with what little someone may have to live with.

Currently obsessed with:

My hair and tattoos!! Every four months, one of the two changes. I’ll most likely look different each time you visit me!

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

Ever since I was a little girl… I was the only girl in a house full of boys. Let’s just say that my Barbies and dolls got the WORKS.

What inspires you?

Being creative is not doing something someone has already done or what you have seen, it’s about creating something that has never been thought of.

What advice would you give someone considering color for the first time?

Do something that suits you. Start off small, then go big once you’re comfortable with the change.

How do you customize a hair color service for each and every guest?

I always mix it up. I don’t want my clients leaving my chair looking like the person before.

What celebrity always has great hair?

Gwen Stefani…She’s so beautiful. She can rock any look.

Describe your style:

Different! I like to dress my own way. My makeup and hair are always loud. I don’t like to blend in. I don’t need to stand out for attention, I just am who I always dreamed to be:)

Ashley

team leader stylist trainer

currently working on:

Being closer to God and becoming my true self.

Mantra:

I will accept the things I cannot change.

Things you love:

My family, God, playing music, reading, and makeup.

Things that make you laugh:

Bad TV and funny people.

Theme song:

More Love by Victor Wooten

Places you want to visit:

The world!

Currently obsessed with:

Bracelets, playing music, Pinterest, and makeup

Desire

guest services coordinator

currently working on:

Raising twin boys!

Mantra:

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! (Philippians 4:13
)

Things you love:

My family, my friends, my work family, my church, clothes, jewelry, hair products, makeup, coffee, and Jesus!

Things that make you laugh:

Movies with Will Ferrell, All episodes of The Office. I love to laugh till my stomach hurts and mascara is streaming down my face!

Theme song:

Beautiful Things by Gungor

Places you want to visit:

London

Currently obsessed with:

The store, Home Goods! All Bare Minerals makeup! My iPhone!

Emily

guest services team

currently working on:

Getting my associates degree

Mantra:

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.
-Gilda Radner

Things you love:

My family and people who are positive, kind, and quick to forgive.

Places you want to visit:

The Grand Canyon and Bora Bora

Currently obsessed with:

Life. Making new friends and discovering the path God has for me.

Erika

stylist

currently working on:

Accomplishing my goals and becoming a BETTER me.

Mantra:

Live life to the fullest.

Places you want to visit:

Hawaii, New York, Alaska, and the Bahamas.

Currently obsessed with:

Clothing!

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

In middle school, I did all of my friends’ hair and I knew from then on that it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

What inspires you?

Bright colors! Ever changing fashion.

What advice would you give somebody considering color for the first time?

The change can be a great confidence booster!

How do you customize a hair color service for each and every guest?

Everything from how my guest looks to how they act, helps me to decide
what’s best for them.

What celebrity always has great hair?

Carrie Underwood!

Describe your style:

Outgoing and sassy! I love laughing and all fashion.

Gaby

stylist

currently working on:

Being a successful trainer; learning new technical skills and passing them on to my associate.

Mantra:

Live life with passion. Love what you do and do what you love.
Believe you can, believe you can’t… either way, you’re right.

Places you want to visit:

I LOVE New York. I’ve been, but I would love to go again! Also, I’d love to visit Alaska one day.

Currently obsessed with:

Reality shows

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

Ever since the 9th grade when I would do my friends’ hair for prom and other events. I believe I saw a natural talent in me.

What inspires you?

Seeing successful platform artists do amazing hair makes me ready to be
super creative behind the chair.

What advice would you give somebody considering color for the first time?

Go for it! It’s a great self confidence booster and is perfect for getting out of a rut.

How do you customize a hair color service for each and every guest?

First look at face shape and skin tone. Every formula is original and formulated directly for that one guest. Which means no one walks out looking the same as anyone else.

What celebrity always has great hair?

I always love Giuliana Rancic’s and Kim Kardashian’s hair. It’s amazing!

Describe your style:

Edgy and trendy, but also clean and moderate. Just depends on my mood!

Heather

team leader stylist trainer

currently working on:

I am currently working on building my career.

Mantra:

“Life’s a blessing”

Places you want to visit:

Europe, New Mexico, Japan

Currently obsessed with:

Colourpop ultra matte lipsticks

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

I knew I wanted to do hair when I was a freshman in high school.

What inspires you?

Making a client feel gorgeous.

What advice would you give someone considering color for the first time?

Start small and go from there to see how you like it.

How do you customize a hair color service for each and every guest?

By listening to their wants & needs.

What Celebrity always has great hair?

Khloe Kardashian

Describe your style:

Casual and comfortable

Hillary

stylist

currently working on:

Being a Kung-Fu stylist, being a better dad and husband, and leaving a mark.

Mantra:

It’s amazing what one can accomplish when you don’t care who gets the credit for it. One love, one heart. Let’s get together and feel alright.

Places you want to visit:

The North-Western section of the USA, India, Ireland, and East Africa.

Currently obsessed with:

Growing our staff and business, give-back model, working in Cambodia, lov
ing our kids.

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

I knew I wanted to do hair in 2004 after landing a great job with an oil company, only to discover that it was not good for my family. It was a once in a lifetime chance to be artistic, make a great living, and be there as a husband and father.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by the fact that there is no right or wrong in art. I am sparked by everything from mountains to graffiti… The East Village –
NYC to Southeast Asia…Anything that requires me to look, taste, or see again.

What advice would you give someone considering color for the first time?

You don’t want to be that person who always says, I wish I had… Don’t be afraid to color your hair! Color can be as subtle or as vivid as you want it to be. As a guest of mine says, It’s not a tattoo. Color will compliment you.

How do you customize a hair color service for each and every guest?

I take into consideration all aspects of a client. I try to build a unique design, color, and care plan that fits his/her style, schedule, and needs.

What celebrity always has great hair?

Honestly, as a typical dude, I don’t flip through the US Weekly magazine or watch celebrity new on TV. I can’t really choose one celebrity, but I can say this… I always notice when someone is mixing up what is current. When someone breaks trend and leads into a new flavor… that is great hair.

Describe your style:

I am a modern day hippie. Denim, TOMS, T-shirts, and an occasional bow
tie, describes my closet. Relaxed, real, and ready to live!

Jason

owner inspiration giver

currently working on:

Being a giver, not a taker.

Mantra:

Live from the inside out.

Places you want to visit:

India… I’m a little obsessed with third world countries 🙂

Currently obsesses with:

Growing future leaders of Urban Eve and being a difference maker.

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

When I learned how to braid my Barbie Horse’s tail:0

What inspires you?

Fashion. Risk-takers in design, art, and music.

What advice would you give someone considering color for the first time?

Stay away from color fads in the beginning.

How do you customize a hair color service for each and every guest?

Profession, personality, skin tone, face shape, beauty budget, maintenance… all of these things are crucial in building a color
look.

What celebrity always has great hair?

Victoria’s Secret Models have the best hair EVER…

Describe your style:

I love to take risks. I love to try new things. I love to be BRAVE with
my style, whatever it is… if you wear it with confidence, you can pull anything off!

Jenn

owner dreamer

currently working on:

Being a better and healthier person inside and out and learning that positivity makes a difference.

Mantra:

Whether you believe you can, or believe you can’t… you’re right.

Places you want to visit:

Cambodia, NYC, Paris, L.A.

Currently obsessed with:

Learning new types of dance and searching for new music artists on Youtube.com!

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

I was 20 years old when I realized that no other career would make me
so happy.

What inspires you?

Anything and everything.

What advice would you give someone considering color for the first time?

If they are nervous, my advice would be to use subtle color. If not, I’d say let’s do whatever makes you feel beautiful! 🙂

How do you customize a hair color service for each and every client?

I take a lot of factors into consideration. Things such as, hair texture, personal style, and even their career.

What celebrity always has great hair?

Jessica Alba and Rhianna

Describe your style:

Simple, but always cute and classy.

Jessica

stylist redken certified colorist

currently working on:

Finishing Cosmetology School and getting my license.

Mantra:

Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it
perfect.

T

hings you love:

Doing hair and makeup and shopping

Things that make you laugh:

My friends and family

Theme song:

So Small by Carrie Underwood

Places you want to visit:

New York and Cambodia

Currently obsessed with:

Watching makeup tutorials

Kandace

guest services team

coming soon

Katley

stylist

currently working on:

Being a better me always and being the best associate I can be.

Mantra:

Change your thoughts and you’ll change your world.

Places you want to visit:

Everywhere

Currently obsessed with:

Exploring new music.

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

Ever since we would go to a salon, I always loved watching how they wou
ld do hair.

What inspires you?

Music, fashion, latest trends.

What advice would you give someone considering color for the first time?

Either take baby steps or just go for it.

How do you customize a hair color service for each and every guest?

By their personality, professional work, and their style.

What celebrity always has great hair?

Lana de Rey, Rachel McAdams

Describe your style:

Love to take risks and exploring new things.

Kathy

stylist

currently working on:

Simplifying my life and being present in each and every moment, with each and every person

Mantra:

Love God. Love People. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.
Mark 12:30-31

Things you love:

God, husband, 3 kids, my friends and family, including my church family and work family, my 2 dogs, road trips, music, coffee, ice cream… I love days that aren’t planned, where I just get to be with my family, sharing life and ministry with the love of my life, and loving, serving, and making a difference in the lives of others, regardless of where I am and what I’m doing!

Things that make you laugh:

my hubby and kids and hearing them laugh, my goofy dogs, my work family
… I also love a good Laffy Taffy joke!

Theme song:

I love ALL kinds of music, so I can’t even begin to pick just one theme song!

Places you want to visit:

the world… there are just too many to list!

Currently obsessed with:

making the most of every moment with my kids… they are growing up way too fast!

Kelly

lead office coordinator

currently working on:

myself, there’s always room for self improvement!

Mantra:

“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise ”

Places you want to visit:

Hawaii and California.

Currently obsessed with:

My dogs but that’s all the time.

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

Since I can remember, everyone knew early on that hair was my callin
g. And they weren’t wrong!

What inspires you?

My parents, they are my backbone and have always supported all my dreams.

What advice would you give someone considering color for the first time?

I would definitely tell them do something fun or outside the box! Who doesn’t love to play with Virgin hair?

How do you customize a hair color service for each and every guest?

Everyone is different, including their hair color and I try my best ev
erytime to keep that unique look just for them.

What Celebrity always has great hair?

Bradley Cooper

Describe your style:

I feel like I’m more on the punk side. I like tattoos and black. You c
an never have enough of either or!

Kristina

stylist

currently working on:

Always broadening my skills and getting my Redken Color Certification.

Mantra:

Everything definitely happens for a reason. Try to make the best of everything life hands you.

Places you want to visit:

New York, California, and Paris

Currently obsessed with:

Bare Minerals makeup. I want it all!

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

While working as a receptionist at a salon in my hometown. My boss did amazing hair, which gave me the desire to do it myself.

What inspires you?

People getting excited about hair. When they are happy, it pushes me to d
o more.

What advice would you give somebody considering color for the first time?

To take home hair care products for color treated hair.

How do you customize a hair color service for each and every guest?

Most importantly, I take advantage of my guest’s skin tone to determine a complimentary color… and add that in to the look we are going for.

What celebrity always has great hair?

Jennifer Aniston has amazing hair… love, love, love it.

Describe your style:

Casual and hip.

Lauren

stylist

currently working on:

Expanding my color techniques.

Mantra:

“Keep your head up and your heart open.”

Places you want to visit:

Italy and Cambodia

Currently obsessed with:

Extensions

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

When I had my daughter and decided to make a better life for us while doi
ng something that I love.

What inspires you?

Pinterest

What advice would you give to someone considering color for the first time?

Go big or go home.

How do you customize a hair color service for each and every guest?

Looking at their face shape, skin tone, and eye color will let you know what looks good on them.

What celebrity always has great hair?

Julianne Hough

Describe your style:
Country Chic

Lauren

stylist

currently working on:

Becoming the best me I can possibly be!

Mantra:

Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful!
-Mark Victor Hansen

Places you want to visit:

Tahiti, Dominican Republic, Thailand, and pretty much all over the wor
ld if possible.

Currently obsessed with:

Balayage

Q&A

What advice would you give someone considering color for the first time?

I would suggest doing a semi-permanent color that will gradually fade or doing something that is subtle. This way, they are not in shock with the results and can always do something with a little more pop next time.

How do you customize a hair color service for each and every guest?

By asking the client a variety of questions. Getting to know the client’s
lifestyle and personal style. Asking about what they like and what they don’t like and customize it to work for them.

What celebrity always has great hair?

It’s a tossup between Jennifer Aniston and Kate Beckinsale.

Describe your style:

My style usually depends on my mood. I take bits and pieces from all different styles and make it my own.

Leslie

stylist

coming soon

Liz

boutique coordinator

currently working on:

Becoming the best version of myself in both my work and personal life.

Mantra:

Fall in love with your life. And Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.
-Dr. Seuss

Places you want to visit:

The ENTIRE world. I’ve finally been able to start my love for traveling and adventure, so I want to see as much of this world as I possibly can.

Currently obsessed with:

Balayage, traveling, all things makeup, and always obsessed with my family.

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

I started figuring it out in high school, but now looking back, I always had a huge interest and love for hair and makeup.

What inspires you?

Knowing that I can make people feel great about themselves with my work.
When I see my clients happy and feeling beautiful, it makes me feel so happy!

What advice would you give someone considering color for the first time?

Go for it! You could always start with something subtle and then go from there. Hair color is a fun change, even the slightest change could enhance your hair in a beautiful way!

How do you customize a hair color service for each and every guest?

I like to ask a lot of questions. This way I can find out the client’s lifestyle, likes, and dislikes. I also take into account their skin tone. Some people look best in cooler shades and others in warmer shades, everyone is different!

What celebrity always has great hair?

Blake Lively has awesome hair. You see her wearing the messy beach waves a lot, which I love. And her hair on the red carpet is always flawless. No matter what she does, it’s perfect!

Describe your style:

Rocker-Chic, or whatever I’m feeling that day.

Michaela

stylist

currently working on:

Living more in the moment; taking the time to slow down and enjoy the small things; being more thankful; extending grace to others; worrying less.

Mantra:

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.

Things you love:

Spending time with my family and friends; getting lost in a good book; binge watching a TV series; seeing random acts of kindness; my job and coworkers.

Things that make you laugh:

Watching the Office. Love spending time with family and friends who make me laugh. My son makes me laugh hysterically and uncontrollably until my stomach hurts. My Monday night book club makes me laugh — such good therapy.

Places you want to visit:

Vancouver Island. I want take a couple of weeks and travel the Pacific N
orthwest, stopping whenever and wherever I want to. Planning to travel around Texas since we are new to the state — just want to see what’s out there.

Michelle

human resources

currently working on:

Educating my clients about their hair and makeup.

Mantra:

“I always feel happy, you know why? Because I don’t expect anything from anyone, expectations hurt… life is short, so love your life. Be happy and keep smiling. Just live for yourself and before you speak, LISTEN. Before you write, THINK. Before you spend, EARN. Before you pray, FORGIVE. Before you hurt, FEEL. Before you hate, LOVE. Before you quit, TRY. Before you die, LIVE.

Places you want to visit:

Spain (Madrid), Italy

Currently obsessed with:

Learning new makeup techniques

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

Since I was a little girl, I’ve been into hair and fashion. As a teenager, I used to be the one who would suggest my family to do something different to improve their look.

What inspires you?

I’m always observing my surroundings, lines, shapes, colors. Not only in nature, but in the most random places: Magazines, classes, and even TV.

What advice would you give someone considering color for the first time?

Trust your stylist. If drastic changes scare you it is always better to work your way up slowly to get the desired result.

How do you customize a hair color service for each and every guest?

First, I like to know what look they want to achieve. Then, I look at their skin and eye color. I like to know what they do for a living and what kind of personality they have. How long they wait between salon visits.

What celebrity always has great hair?

Penelope Cruz, Keira Knightly

Describe your style:

Romantic and classy

Olga

stylist educator team leader

currently working on:

Always being confident, even if I’m lookin homely

Mantra:

Every little thing is gonna be alright
-stolen from the good ol’ Bob M.

Things you love:

Happy people, Family, Concerts, CLOTHES and being alive!

Things that make you laugh:

New girl, Will Ferrell, People Falling, And sooo much more.

Theme song:

Led Zeppelin- Dyer Maker

Places you want to visit:

This list could go forever!!! But New Zealand most of all, Africa (for an African Safari) andd Grease, Israel.

Currently obsessed with:

Oddly enough… I’ve come to terms with it and I am currently obsess
ed with Justin Bieber. I think I’ve been brainwashed! And also tiny houses. I have one in the making!

Rebecca

guest services team

currently working on:

Being the best!

Mantra:

If you’re going to be weird, be confident about it.

Places you want to visit:

Cambodia, Italy, Hawaii, Ireland.

Currently obsessed with:

Cambodia, Italy, Hawaii, Ireland.

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

I was probably about 8 years old.

What inspires you?

Everything! Nature, Architecture… etc.

What advice would you give someone considering color for the first time?

Do it!!

How do you customize a hair color service for each and every guest?

Consultation is key!

What celebrity always has great hair?

Jennifer Aniston

Describe your style:

Colorful, classic

Sarah

stylist

currently working on:

Being more open for character development.

Mantra:

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all other things will be given unto you.

Things you love:

Nature.

Things that make you laugh:

Any moment when I’m not supposed to laugh, something funny happens.

Theme song:

Sittin on the dock of the bay- Ottis Redding.

Places you want to visit:

San Francisco.

Currently obsessed with:

Watching other people grow.

Shawnda

regional team leader

currently working on:

Improving my positive thinking.

Mantra:

Breathe in peace, breathe out love.

Places you want to visit:

France.

Currently obsessed with:

Loving giraffe print!

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

The day I started cutting my sister’s doll’s hair.

What inspires you?

Painting.

What advice would you give someone considering color for the first time?

How much time and attention you have for your hair is a big factor in upkeep.

How do you customize a hair service for each and every guest?

Letting them know about new techniques.

What celebrity always has great hair?

Khloe Kardashian

Describe your style:

Simple and fast

Tracy

stylist