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:

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:

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!

Liz

salon coordinator

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/coach

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

stylist, trainer/coach

currently working on:

 

Mantra:

 

Places you want to visit:

 

Currently obsessed with:

 

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

 

What inspires you?

 

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

 

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

 

What celebrity always has great hair?

 

Describe your style:

Brittany

stylist

currently working on:

Self love and being present.

Mantra:

All I need is within me.

Places you want to visit:

Spain, Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Currently obsessed with:

My dogs and cats!

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

When I was about 7 years old I would take my sister’s barbies and cut their hair. She still hasn’t forgiven me for it. Haha

What inspires you?

Being around super motivated people.

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

Start off subtle and work up to the dramatic change. If you can’t find the perfect picture of exactly what you want, grab a couple different ones and pick what you like from each picture!

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

I customize every service by what would work best for their hair type, texture and head shape!

What celebrity always has great hair?

Jennifer Aniston always has great hair!

Describe your style:

I would describe my style as edgy meets casual.

Courtney

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 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 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.

Erika

stylist

currently working on:

Finding new ways of giving back.

Mantra:

“If you never try, you’ll never know how much you’re worth.”

Places you want to visit:

England and Germany

Currently obsessed with:

British bloggers (YouTube)

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

After witnessing how good it feels knowing you made someone feel good about themselves.

What inspires you?

Having obstacles…. it helps me find new ways of eliminating boundaries.

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

Start subtle, if you want more you can always add more.

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

By listening to every person’s needs and likes.

What celebrity always has great hair?

Kat Dennis and Jennifer Aniston

Describe your style:

Comfortable, but classy.

Gaby

stylist

currently working on:

Becoming the best stylist I could be.

Mantra:

 

Places you want to visit:

Hawaii, Cambodia, India (again)

Currently obsessed with:

Kylie Jenner, India and all things hair and makeup.

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

When I started working front desk at Urban Eve and I always caught myself staring at the girls doing hair.

What inspires you?

Watching the girls at work and seeing pictures on their Instagram or other people’s work.

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

Just go for it! Color is easily customizable to each guest.

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

I customize a color service with every guest by doing a full consultation. I figure out their personal styles and discuss their daily routine.

What celebrity always has great hair?

Definitely Khloe Kardashian

Describe your style:

Trendy, outside the box. I’m not scared to go out of my comfort zone.

Jacey

stylist

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, coach

coming soon

Katelyn

stylist

currently working on:

Building my clientele and growing myself as a person.

Mantra:

Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, mirror what you desire.

Places you want to visit:

Cuba, Italy, Spain and Argentina.

Currently obsessed with:

Balayage! It’s my favorite thing to do.

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

When my mother started going to beauty school.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by people that have the same vision and passion as I do.

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

Just do it. You might just love it!

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

I take their skin color, face shape, and personal style into consideration after i do a full consultation with each and every guest that sits in my chair.

What celebrity always has great hair?

Khloe Kardashian

Describe your style:

Effortless, comfortable and modern.

Keysha

stylist

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:

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 each day in service to others.

Mantra:

John 3:18 Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

Places you want to visit:

New Zealand, Japan, Italy, and Africa

Currently obsessed with:

Seeking and knowing God deeper using my musical gifts.

Q&A

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

Not until I took my first tour of the Aveda Institute upon my mother’s suggestion. She saw what I did not and she nailed it!

What inspires you?

Nothing inspires me more than having a client beaming with joy and confidence when they leave the Salon. That is why I do what I do.

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

Go more subtle and natural to start. I would definitely recommend a demi permanent hair color. Less commitment, very conditioning, and leaves hair with an incredible shine.

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

Client lifestyle, interests, likes, dislikes, personal style, and goals to create a palette to compliment their skin tone, hair type, and face shape. And of course this has to tie into budget and commitment to maintenance.

What celebrity always has great hair?

With being able to afford a personal stylist, I am not sure what celebrity does not have great hair? Maybe Joe Dirt?

Describe your style:

I like to change it up, sometimes very bohemian, sometimes very professional, sometimes very rocker, sometimes more retro, it really depends on the day.

Monica

stylist, redken certified colorist, coach

coming soon

Nikki

stylist

coming soon

Stacey

stylist

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

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

coming soon

Monica

human resources

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