Salon Bios

Here at LIV Aveda, we are a team of professionals and we feel that getting to know us is important. As a result of their achievements, our professionals work at different levels. While prices vary accordingly, every LIV stylist is constantly improving through ongoing education. Whatever level you seek, you’ll enjoy superior service. Click on any profile image to view a larger slide-show.

TamiCatinaNoelleHeatherHilaryKatiejoEmily S.JillAshley S.AndreaAmyWhitneyCourtneyNicole K.Ashley K.Sarah M.Ashley E.MelissaBreanna LAshtyn CJonieHaileyMaceyJennifer

Tami

Years in Industry: 34

Years at LIV Aveda: 15

Title: Co-Owner/Elite III Stylist

School Name:CTC

Graduated In: Cosmetology

Services:Men’s and women’s haircuts, color, highlights, styles, perms, Keratin Complex smoothing treatment, manicures, pedicures, gel polish, facial waxing, brow tinting, and makeup applications.

About Tami:The guest experience is very important to Tami. Creativity and change are key motivators when working with a guest’s hair. She has a strong passion for styles that lean toward the “funky” side. Continuing education is a must for Tami and each stylist she employs at LIV Aveda. Aveda Congress, Aveda Master Jam, and Aveda trends classes on cutting, coloring, and styling are regularly attended. Tami is part of the LIV Aveda education team and training program for new hires.

 

Catina

Years in Industry: 25
Years at LIV Aveda: 15
Title: Elite II Stylist
School Name:CTC
Graduated In: Cosmetology
Services:Women and men’s haircuts, color, highlights, and facial waxing.
About Catina:Catina enjoys working on all hair types and has a lot of experience with both men’s cutting and women’s short haircutting. She attended the Las Vegas and the New York Advanced Academy for Advanced Color training. Catina has also attended classes with advanced educators such as Nick Arrojo, Beth Marni in Chicago and Minneapolis. She attends all Aveda Congress with top advanced Aveda educators.

Noelle

Years in Industry: 22

Years at LIV Aveda: 15

Title: Master II Stylist

School Name: Model College of Hair Design

Graduated In: Cosmetology

Services: Color and highlights, styles and roller sets, perms, manicures, pedicures, artificial nails, and facial waxing.

About Noelle:Noelle enjoys working with medium to short cuts and pedicures. Noelle has volunteered her time at our Locks-of-Love cut-a-thon for the Mayo Cancer Center and has been involved with the Mankato Women’s show. Noelle has attended Aveda Congress Aerial Show in Chicago and other continuing education in Aveda Color and Cut Trends.

 

Heather

Years in Industry: 15

Years at LIV Aveda: 15

Title: Master II Stylist

School Name:CTC

Graduated In: Cosmetology

Services: Women’s haircuts, color and highlights, formal styles, perms, pedicures, manicures, facial waxing, and makeup applications.

About Heather:Heather has volunteered for the Bowling for Crohns & Colitis fundraiser and our Locks-of-Love cut-a-thon for the Mayo Cancer Center. Classes Heather has attended cor continuing education include: Aveda Congresses Coloring Solutions, Full Spectrum Deep Class, Blonde Ritual’s Coloring Class, Color with Neil, and Formal Style Trends Classes.

 

Hilary

Years in Industry: 16
Years at LIV Aveda: 15
Title: Elite V Stylist/Salon Manager
School Name: Rochester Cosmetology
Graduated In: Cosmetology
Services: Women’s haircuts, color and highlights, formal styles, botanical hair treatments, manicures, pedicures, Gel Polish Services and facial waxing.
About Hilary:Hilary loves working with the movement of hair! To help make hair as manageable as possible, her style is “natural but noticeable.” Hilary has volunteered for Mankato Women’s Show, has participated in the Make Over process of the show, bowling for Crohns & Colitis fundraiser and our Locks-of-Love cut-a-thon for the Mayo Cancer Center, and our Earth Month Fund-raising Event. She has continued expanding her creativity with continued education classes that include: Aveda Congress’, Chicago Hair Show, Aveda Master Jam’s, and many Aveda Trend Classes involving hair cutting and coloring techniques. Hilary is part of the LIV Aveda education team and training program for new hires.

Katiejo

Years in Industry: 16
Years at LIV Aveda: 15
Title: Elite III Stylist
School Name:CTC
Graduated In: Cosmetology
Services: Women’s haircuts, color and highlights, pedicures, facial waxing, and makeup applications.
About KatieJo:KatieJo excels on working with guests who have curly hair and medium to short bobs. She also enjoys razor cuts and texturing guests hair. KatieJo has volunteered for Mankato Women’s Show, has participated in the Make Over process of the show, bowling for Crohns & Colitis fundraiser , and our Locks-of-Love cut-a-thon for the Mayo Cancer Center. She has continued education classes that include: Aveda Congress, Aveda Master Jams, Longevity Do’s & Dont’s, and Aveda Trend Classes in hair cutting techniques and color. Katie Jo is part of the LIV Aveda education team and training program for new hires.

Emily S.

Years in Industry: 13

Years at LIV Aveda: 12
Title: Elite Stylist
School Name:Aveda Institute in Minneapolis
Graduated In: Cosmetology
Services: Women and men’s haircuts, color, highlights, styles, perms, relaxers, pedicures, and facial waxing.
About Emily C.: Emily enjoys doing cut and colors and seeing the overall result. She has volunteered for Mankato Women’s Show, has participated in the Make Over process of the show, Fund-raising for BENCHES, and Mankato YMCA. She has continued her education with attending Aveda Trends Classes, Master Jam’s, Aveda Congress, and also Midwest Beauty Show.

 

Jill

Years in Industry: 13
Years at LIV Aveda: 12

Title: Elite II Stylist

School Name:Dahls College of Beauty

Graduated In: Cosmetology

Services: Women and men’s haircuts, color, highlights, styles, formal styles, bridal formal styles, manicures, pedicures, makeup applications, and facial waxing.

About Jill:Jill enjoys working with any hair color and cuts on curly hair. Jill has volunteered her time at our Locks-of-Love cut-a-thon for the Mayo Cancer Center, has been involved with the Mankato Women’s Show, and Cut-a-thon for parents of struggling families. She has continued her education with Aveda Trends Classes, Aveda Congress, and Hair Cutting Techniques with Matt Slater.

 

Ashley S.

Years in Industry: 13
Years at LIV Aveda: 12
Title:  Elite II Stylist & Extension Specialist
School Name:Aveda Institute in Minneapolis
Graduated In: Cosmetology
Services: Women and men’s haircuts, color, highlights, styles, formal styles, bridal formal styles, facial waxing, Great Length Extensions, and Platinum Seamless Extensions
About Ashley S.:Ashley loves working with great lengths extensions, hair color and cuts on any length of hair, and performing perms on long thick haired guests. Ashley as volunteered for Mankato Women’s Show and MSU Idol. She has continued to expand her skills by attending color classes with David Adams, color class with Ian Michael Black, Chicago Hair Show, Aveda Congress, Aveda Master Jam, and Aveda Trends Classes on cut and colors.

Andrea

Years in Industry: 12
Years at LIV Aveda: 11
Title: Elite Stylist

School Name:Aveda Institute in Minneapolis

Graduated In: Cosmetology

Services: Women and men’s haircuts, color, highlights, styles, makeup applications, perms, relaxers, manicures, pedicures, and facial waxing.

About Andrea:Andrea finds enjoyment in doing all different haircuts and hair colors for all hair lengths. She especially enjoys doing different types of bobs and working with naturally curly hair. Andrea has volunteered her time at our Locks-of-Love cut-a-thon for the Mayo Cancer Center. She has also been involved with the Mankato Women’s Show. Andrea has continued her education by attending Aveda Master Jam, Aveda Congress, and Aveda Trends classes.

 

Amy

Years in Industry: 21

Years at LIV Aveda: 10

Title: Master II Stylist

School Name:CTC

Graduated In: Cosmetology

Services: Women and men’s haircuts, color, highlights, styles, roller sets, perms, pedicures, and facial waxing.

About Amy:Amy has volunteered for Bowling for Crohns & colitis fundraisers and our Locks-of-Love cut-a-thon for the Mayo Cancer Center and our Earth Month Event. She has continued education with Aveda Trends classes.

 

Whitney

Years in Industry: 10
Years at LIV Aveda: 13
Title: Elite II Stylist & Salon Asst. Manager
School Name:Aveda Institute in Minneapolis
Graduated In: Cosmetology
Services:Women and men’s haircuts, color, highlights, styles, perms, relaxers, Keratin Straightening Treatment, manicures, pedicures, Gel Polish Services and facial waxing.
About Whitney:Whitney enjoys exploring her creative side especially with long to medium hair cuts, relaxers, Keratin Straightening Treatments and various foil techniques. She has volunteered her time with the Mankato Women’s Show and Pieces Breast Cancer Fashion Show. Continuing education has allowed Whitney to grow her skills and as a stylist. She has attended Pureformenace Aveda, Aveda Congress, Aerial Hair Show, Master Jam, Spring Trends, Chicago Hair Show and Color Trends Class. Whitney is part of the LIV Aveda education team and training program for new hires.

Courtney

Years in Industry: 9
Years at LIV Aveda: 8
Title: Elite II Stylist

School Name:CTC

Graduated In: Cosmetology

Services:Women and men’s haircuts, color, highlights, styles, formal styles, makeup applications, perms, Keratin relaxers, manicures, pedicures, and facial waxing.

About Courtney: Courtney really enjoys working with all lengths and textures. She also enjoys doing facial waxing, manicures, and pedicures. Courtney finds great satisfaction in performing Locks-of-Love haircuts. She has been involved with the Heartland Beauty Expo. Continuing education is important to Courtney to enhance her skills and to provide her guests with fashion forward cuts and colors. She recently attended Formal Style Trends class. Courtney is part of the LIV Aveda education team and training program for new hires.

 

Nicole K.

Years in Industry: 7
Years at LIV Aveda: 7
Title: Master III Stylist
School Name:Aveda Institute in Minneapolis

Graduated In: Cosmetology

Services:Women and men’s haircuts and colors, highlights, formal styles and bridal styles, manicures and pedicures, gel nail polish services, and waxing. Specializes in makeup applications and lessons.

About Nicole:Nicole enjoys cutting men’s and women’s hair of all lengths and thicknesses. She is passionate about working with Aveda’s very versatile color line to customize colors to fit her guests’ personalities. She also enjoys creating the perfect formal and bridal styles. Nicole has been involved in creating outfits and makeup looks for Mankato’s yearly RAW Fusion Fashion Show fundraiser. She also recently attended a 2-day class with the Global Artistic Director for Aveda hair color, Mr. Ian M Black.

 

Ashley K.

Years in Industry: 7

Years at LIV Aveda: 6
Title: Master II Stylist
School Name: Model college of Design, St. Cloud
Graduated In: Cosmetology
Services: Colors, highlights, men & women cuts, facial waxing and tinting, perms & relaxers, manicure, pedicures, gel polish, spray tans, formal styles, and makeup
About Ashley K.:  The guest’s experience is very important to Ashley. She has had a passion for hair and beauty from a young age. Ashley especially enjoys hair color and to customize the color to fit the guest’s personality. She has continued her education through various Aveda classes and still continues to expand her talent and knowledge.

 

Sarah M.

Years in Industry: 6

Years at LIV Aveda: 5

Title: Master III Stylist

School Name:Aveda Institute

Graduated In: Cosmetology

Services:Men’s and women’s haircuts, color, highlights, styles, formal styles, perms, relaxers, manicures, pedicures, gel nail polish services, facial waxing, brow and lash tinting, and makeup applications.

About Sarah: Sarah enjoys working with all hair lengths. Colors are her favorite service to perform. Classes Sarah has attended include Color solutions, Color Systems, and Aveda Productivity.

 

Ashley E.

Years in Industry: 4

Years at LIV Aveda: 4

Title: Premier Designer

School Name:CTC

Graduated In: Cosmetology

Services:Men’s and women’s haircuts, color, highlights, styles, formal styles, perms, relaxers, manicures, pedicures, facial waxing, and makeup applications.

About Ashley: I enjoy working with all types of hair whether fine, thick, short, or long. I really love taking classes and keeping up with current trends. I also love the challenge of creative colors such as balayage or reds. I do my best to listen and understand what each guest is trying to achieve and will stop at almost nothing to put a smile on their face.

 

Melissa

Years in Industry: 10
Years at LIV Aveda: 4
Title: Master Stylist
School Name: Riverland Community College
Graduated In: Cosmetology
Services: Men’s and women’s haircuts, color, highlights, styles, formal styles, perms, manicures, pedicures, facial waxing, and brow tinting.
About Melissa: Melissa enjoys working with Men’s Cuts and she specializes in precision blending and military cuts. She also enjoys cutting short women’s styles and giving the hair texture that is easy for styling. Melissa has continued her education by attending various cut and coloring classes, including a class taught by Nick Arrojo and Gordan Nelson.

Breanna L

Years in Industry: 4
Years at LIV Aveda: 4
Title: Premier Designer
School Name: Aveda Institute
Graduated In: Cosmetology
Services: Men’s and women’s haircuts, color, highlights, styles, formal styles, perms, relaxers, manicures, pedicures, gel nail polish services, facial waxing, brow and lash tinting, and makeup applications.
About Breanna: Breanna enjoys working with Formal Styles, Make-up, Foiling, Medium- Long Haircuts and creative colors. Breanna has also spent quite a bit of time assisting Chris Baglien, a makeup artist who is known for doing makeup for John Travolta and the Food Network. She traveled to Chicago to attend America’s Beauty show, learning new cutting techniques along with color techniques. She also volunteered her time to do Manicures at a movie premiere for guests.

Ashtyn C

Years in Industry: 4
Years at LIV Aveda: 4
Title: Premier Designer
School Name: Aveda Institute
Graduated In: Cosmetology
Services: Men’s and women’s haircuts, color, highlights, styles, formal styles, perms, relaxers, manicures, pedicures, gel nail polish services, facial waxing, brow and lash tinting, and makeup applications.
About Ashtyn: Ashtyn enjoys working with medium-long haircuts, long layers, foiling and fun fashion colors. Ashtyn continues to further her education with Aveda classes, and did Models for the Catwalk for Water fashion show. She attended America’s Beauty Show in Chicago, and volunteered her time to do Manicures at a movie premiere for guests.

Jonie

Years in Industry: 9
Years at LIV Aveda: 3
Title: Premier Designer
School Name: CTC
Graduated In: Cosmetology
Services: Men’s and women’s haircuts, color, highlights, styles, formal styles, perms, relaxers, manicures, pedicures, facial waxing, brow and lash tinting, and makeup applications.
About Jonie: Jonie enjoys men’s cuts and women’s highlights. She specializes in precission blending and military cuts, as well as blended highlights. Jonie continues her education with various Aveda classes including color talk, Aveda Product knowledge and color finisher class.

Hailey

Years in Industry: 1
Years at LIV Aveda: 1
Title: Stylist
School Name: Aveda Institute
Graduated In: Cosmetology
Services: Men’s and women’s haircuts, color, highlights, styles, formal styles, perms, relaxers, manicures, pedicures, facial waxing, brow and lash tinting, and makeup applications.
About Hailey: Hailey enjoys working with all hair types her mail goal Is to make her guests feel great inside and out. She has attended Americas Beauty Show in Chicago and looks forward to continuing her education for more Aveda Classes.

Macey

Years in Industry: 1
Years at LIV Aveda: 1
Title: Stylist
School Name: Aveda Institute
Graduated In: Cosmetology
Services: Men’s and women’s haircuts, color, highlights, styles, formal styles, perms, relaxers, manicures, pedicures, facial waxing, brow and lash tinting, and makeup applications.
About Macey: Macey loves working with all lengths and types of hair but especially medium to long cuts and styles. Color services are her favorite ranging from all over dark colors to blonde highlights. She believes that learning never ends and continues her education with advanced classes through Aveda.

Jennifer

Years in Industry: 1
Years at LIV Aveda: 1
Title: Stylist
School Name: Aveda Institute
Graduated In: Cosmetology
Services: Men’s and women’s haircuts, color, highlights, styles, formal styles, perms, relaxers, manicures, pedicures, facial waxing, brow and lash tinting, and makeup applications.
About Jennifer:  Giving a guest the best possible experience is very important to Jennifer. Making others feel their absolute best is what drives her passion. Whether you’re looking for a manageable, natural style or a new, funky ‘do, Jennifer enjoys working with all types of hair. She continues to expand her education through various Aveda classes involving hair cutting and coloring techniques.