Passionate about Serving You

Joelle Leigh

Master Stylist & Owner

An Aveda trained Cosmetologist and former MAC makeup artist, Joelle is passionate about all things “beauty.”

Joelle is a specialist in the field of hair extensions and was formerly a national master class educator for a fusion hair extension line.  Joelle is also a skilled colorist,  known for vibrant, fantasy color looks. She is an internationally published editorial stylist with credits such as Inkspired Magazine and Inked Magazine. Formerly travel based, with clientele in New York, Miami and Los Angeles,  Joelle also has also worked on both runway and television shows. Although she will still be popping around the globe from time to time, she is now calling Denver home.

When she isn’t seeing clients, you can usually find Joelle at home on her farm with two little boys, four doggies, herd of goats and a flock of chickens. She enjoys gardening and working on restoration projects around the property.

Ray Rowley

Senior Stylist & Salon Director

Ray is a graduate of Aveda Institute Denver and had been working in the field for 9 years. She has a passion for education which has led her to doing education in salon as well as working behind the chair. She practices all fields of cosmetology but has a special interest in waxing, makeup and haircutting.

When she’s not behind the chair she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two year old son and can often be found having family days at the zoo.

Audrey Garcia

Senior Stylist & Salon Team Lead

Since Audrey was a young girl, she has always wanted to be a hairstylist. She believes if you have the passion for your career, it’s never really “work”. She has had the pleasure of making people feel beautiful and confident for the past 11 years.

Her clients tell her she is a great listener, caring, talented, and makes them feel that they are her number one priority. Among the many loyal clients Audrey has had over the years, she has had the opportunity to create 1950’s hairstyles, ombré, balayage, and vivid fashion colors. It’s important to Audrey to build great relationships with her clients because without her great clients she would not be able to continue doing the work she loves.

One of Audrey’s favorite things about the industry is that beauty and fashion will always have changing trends. Because of this she is always continuing her education in order to keep up on the latest techniques, trends, and styles.

On the occasions that Audrey isn’t taking care of her clients she loves to spend quality time with her family and her dog. Some of their hobbies include camping, movies, and fun days at the lake.

Lisa Ciocca

Master Stylist

Lisa has had a passion for the beauty and fashion industry all of her
adult life. A stylist for over 30 years, Lisa has mastered a wide
range of hair techniques and is a blonding specialist . She recently
moved to Colorado from Naples, Florida and is originally from
Massachusetts. During her five years in Naples she worked for Aveda.

Lisa believes in continuing education and feels you should never stop
learning. She knows staying on top of her game and learning new
techniques are essential to a quality customer experience.
Specializing in highlights, balayage , beach wave perms, and keratin
treatments, Lisa stays updated on all the latest trends in the

Lisa always takes her time and listens to her clients so that she can
assess their needs. In her spare time she loves being with her family
and is a fitness enthusiast.

Javier Jaimes

Senior Stylist

Javier Jaimes “Jaime” was born an artist. Throughout his life he has dabbled in painting, drawing, and fashion design. With natural talent and an eye for style, he has built a reputation not only for artistic vision but also for quality. Jaime’s makeup skills and hair styling specialties have led him to work with other well-known stylists, designers and photographers in the Mile High City and beyond! He is also a regular backstage at fashion shows and photo shoots spending his time working between Denver and New York City.

Natural skill combined with attention to detail and an underlying commitment to listening to clients desires, fuels Javier Jaimes’ mastery of his profession.

Olivia Hawkins

Junior Stylist

Olivia is an Aveda Alumi with a passion for hair color and makeup. She has always loved doing hair and the creativity while working behind the chair. Olivia received multiple awards during school for High Honors, Premier Talent, Edwin Neill, Highest Amount of Services and even participated in New York Fashion Week. Olivia is passionate about making all of her guests happy by bringing their inner vision of their ideal selves to life for them to see and enjoy.

Outside of the salon, Olivia is a quiet homebody with a fiancé and two fur babies. She spends most of her free time cooking, reading, and watching reruns on Netflix.

Bre Tellez

Junior Stylist

Bre is a graduate and former premier talent student of the Aveda Institute Denver. She is also a former MAC cosmetics makeup artist of 3 years prior to attending cosmetology school. She enjoys doing glam and bridal makeup. It is in makeup that she found a passion in making people feel and look their best. It was this passion that drove Bre to further her education with Aveda. She loves that Aveda makes the world a more beautiful place all while giving back and being eco-friendly. Bre takes a special interest in hair cutting and color. She hopes to expand her skills in hair extensions as well. 

Other than beauty, Bre considers animals to be her passion. When she’s not behind the chair, Bre enjoys playing with her chihuahuas and taking them on car rides to Starbucks. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going to the movies and attending concerts. 

Savy Teters


Kindness, passion, and optimism. These were the three words Savy picked when she was asked what she was made of at the Aveda Institute of Denver. Aveda’s mission and values stuck out the most when she was looking for a school to pursue her Esthiology education, and she’s proud to be part of a community that gives back to society, cares for the Earth, and most importantly, be part of the Glam family who shares her passions to make people feel their best. While attending the Institute, Savy’s passion for Esthiology shined as she received several awards including High Honors and making the Premier Talent Team.
Savy’s initial interest in skincare began when she found herself pinning thousands of DIY skincare products, makeup ideas, and the beauty of lash extensions on Pinterest. She originally went to college for Business, but quickly realized she needed a career that would allow her creativity and knowledge to help others with their appearance and well-being. Savy believes a good skincare routine and some adorable lashes can help anyone feel their best.
On Savy’s weekends, you can find her camping, hiking, shopping or binge watching the Office. She enjoys quality time with her loved ones and experiencing new places, whether it be a museum, restaurant, or campsite.

Hannah Firestone


Hannah’s been an Esthetician for 13 years and graduated from Von Lee International School of Aesthetics. Hannah is passionate about medical esthetics and has over 9 years of experience in the medical field. Her approach to skincare is not only an external approach, but also focused on the internal. Because of this, she has educated herself in many Anatomy and Physiology classes as well as Biology and Microbiology to know the inner workings of the body, as well as living organisms around us and how they can have an effect on the skin. She specializes in Hydrafacial as she believes it is the best skincare technology in the market currently. Hannah strives to help educate her clients to ensure clear, healthy skin.

Hannah also has worked as a makeup artist and considers bridal to be her specialty. She also has experience with behind the scenes makeup while working with photographers.

When Hannah is not in the spa room, she is relaxing or going on adventures. Hannah is married to her husband Jef and they have a 6 year old daughter. They recently moved to the North Denver area and are still exploring everything that Colorado has to offer. She and her husband love to go miniature golfing, so if you need any recommendations she knows all the best courses! Hannah and Jef have also spent time in Youth Ministry over the past 5 years and have a passion for helping teenagers grow and mature.

Kenzie Black

Junior Stylist

Kenzie is a Texas native who has a passion for all things beauty! While Kenzie was in school at the Aveda Institute Denver, she found a passion for men’s cuts & looks forward to continuing her education with Aveda to become a licensed barber. In addition to men’s cuts, she specializes in Aveda color & new approaches to beauty. During her time in school, she found Glam Salon & Spa & transitioned from guest services to service provider upon her graduation.

Aveda belief statement, we believe learning never ends, is something Kenzie is very passionate about & believes it specifically applies to the beauty industry. Her mission is to take her education & make her guests feel beautiful. When Kenzie is not at the salon, you can find her playing dress up with her daughter.

Sahara Grennan


Sahara is a Colorado native known for her kind heart and attention to her guests needs. Her passion for the beauty industry started at a young age with always finding new ways to contain her crazy curls. Throughout the years that passion has grown which  lead her to enroll in The Aveda Institute of Denver’s cosmetology program. Upon graduation she will continue her career as one our junior stylists. In her free time, Sahara loves to spend time with family, friends, her boyfriend Jorge and their precious dog Kodak.

Riley Sluman


As a Colorado native, Riley has learned the impact of Colorado’s Mile High climate on skincare.

Her dedication to skincare began at a very young age and compelled her to attend and complete her esthetician’s license program in 2016. She maintains a philosophical approach and has an appreciation for things of beauty, reverence and artistry. The practice of skin beautification in the health and wellness industry has become her passion.

She has a natural intuition for skin health and beauty requirements along with the guest’s personal goals and employs those skills in both a professional and personable manner. Riley offers a full menu of spa services in including lash lifts, tinting, and lash extensions.

Korbyn Skeens


Bio coming soon…

Kaydee Bolduc

Junior Stylist

Kaydee is a Colorado native who’s had a passion for beauty ever since she was a little girl. Kaydee gained her extensive knowledge for hair and makeup at the Aveda Institute of Denver where she graduated at the top of her class. Not only does Kaydee excel in hair and makeup transformations, she is also very skilled in eye lash extensions. When she’s not at the salon she is spending time with her fiancée and her two yorkies in the beautiful outdoors of Colorado.

“I always strive to make sure my clients feel beautiful when they leave the salon. I absolutely love what I do for a living and I am hoping to change the world one appointment at a time” -Kaydee


Spa Team Lead and Esthetician

Allison is an Aveda trained esthetician who has been involved in the beauty industry for the majority of her life.

She is extremely passionate about all things skin care – from waxing to facials & especially makeup! Allison has had the opportunity to work side by side with Aveda global director Janel Geason working backstage at NYFW & plans to continue working fashion week in the years to follow. Allison has also had the opportunity to become Aveda makeup certified & loves to make those around her feel beautiful.

Allison moved to Denver for school a few years back & fell in love with the culture! When she’s not in the treatment room, she loves yoga classes, spending time with her cat, & going hiking in Boulder!


Permanent Makeup Specialist (by appointment only)

Janell is a licensed esthetician, makeup artist, and permanent makeup artist. Her passion for skincare and makeup started at an early age when she would watch her mother get ready in the morning. Since then, she grew a huge interest and love for the beauty industry. Her first job at 18 was at Sephora in Hawaii as a makeup artist. She realized she wanted to stop covering up clients flaws and wanted to fix them! This led her to esthetician school ad brought her where she is today.
Janell has been trained by top professionals in the esthetician world and has developed a strong talent for her work. Microblading is one of her favorite services to preform because she loves seeing her clients smile and feel more confident in themselves. This is what makes her passion so fulfilling.

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do”.

When she’s not in the treatment room she enjoys the outdoors, the beach, trying new places to eat, and her guinea pigs.


Director of Operations

Valerie has been around the beauty industry for her entire life, and developed a passion for makeup very quickly. She loves how there are no limits and you can be as creative as you like. While attending the Aveda Institute for Esthetics she found herself gravitating toward guest service. She really enjoys making everyone happy, and building relationships with guests.

Outside of the Salon Valerie can be found enriching the lives of her 3 beautiful children, and spending time outdoors going on adventures!



I am more than honored to share with you an amazing individual who has inspired her peers, and strangers with her self driven passion, and love for the beauty industry. Ms. Amber Black, has had a burning desire to attend a professional beauty school ever since her youth.

She took a huge leap of faith, and moved to Colorado from San Francisco where she enrolled, and started attending Aveda Institute of Denver. She graduated top of her class as high honors, participated in many hair & makeup shows, such as London Fashion Week with Aveda’s top stylists, and was voted in by her peers as student council.

Her high achievements landed her a job at Glam Salon & Spa, as a Guest Relations, and now she is officially on the salon floor specializing in cuts, and hair coloring. Amber’s mission is to make your inner beauty, your reality, and when she is not pursuing her passion in hair, she is an active member of Harvest Church.



Bio coming soon…


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