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Hether - Partner / Master Designer

HetherThe Inspiration- In Her Words: “I grew up with my mom doing my hair and that of my siblings. There were five girls and one boy, so mom got a lot of practice. My mother went through beauty school in Washington while pregnant with me, which is why I have always believed that the need to do hair is in my blood.”

Hether opened her salon in 1999 with the vision to create an Old World Salon that had a comfortable feel and a highly innovative staff up on all of the latest techniques. She wanted to set the higher standards for the industry, and wanted to do something in and for the community where she grew up.

Customer service and education are the cornerstones of success. After more than three decades in the business, Hether feels comfortable providing both. Her experience has taught her that customer service is vital to success and failure helps you grow. Hether is hard working and will do whatever it takes to make her client more comfortable with their hair and will stand behind her team so they can do the same.

One of Hether’s goals is to provide consistent education for each member of the staff. There is always something new to learn. We are proud to be one of the elite salons to carry high end products like Oribe, Goldwell, RandCo and KMS product lines. Hether is a licensed educator and every new stylist entering the salon must train under Hether for six months to two years. This education encompasses, learning the basics of how Hether cuts, customer service, chair education, products, styling, placement techniques and color.

Hether has traveled all over North America and Europe to participate in competitions and shows. When she is not creating beautiful styles or traveling, this fiery redhead enjoys her daughter, son and daughter-in-law and finds peace in the mountains around Grand Lake. She recently married the love of her life and is still enjoying the 'honeymoon phase'. 

Her personal philosophy: We need to constantly challenge ourselves and push to the next level of learning. Within us all is an unlimited amount of potential and nothing is out of reach. Recognizing this is the first step of achieving your dreams. Each season brings change which leads to new thoughts, excitement and inspiration in our industry of beauty and fashion. Change is always good.

Vicki - Master Designer

Vicki-SmallVicki has always loved doing hair and has for 23 years. Her favorite service is color because she likes to see the change she can make in people. Her goal is to be creative and give the person something different. Her approach is unique in that she tries to approach each client visit with a fresh eye by asking good questions. Clients come back because she listens to their wants and needs. She really tries to help them. She gets to know their career, age, and level of busyness, which helps her, help them envision change.

A quote that defines her is, “life is too short to be unhappy, make a change, and do it now.” She is inspired by continuing her education and going to classes. Learning something new helps her not get burnt out as well as stay current on the latest trends. One thing to know about her is that she is easy-going, strong, fun and soft-hearted. Her favorite color is red and her philosophy is that hair is part of you. She has two kids, loves cars and has been working at The Barrett Jackson Car Auction for five years.

Ashley - Master Designer and Goldwell Trendsetter

Ashley-SmallAshley is happy to be a member of the Hether’s team and likes the sense of community and how welcoming and warm the salon is. She has been doing hair for over 12 years and started at an early age practicing on her younger sister. She is from Scottsbluff, NE and went to school in Fort Collins, but always knew she would come to Colorado. Ashley is a Goldwell Color Trendsetter and refers to herself as a “color geek”. She believes that cutting and color goes hand-in-hand and she loves to do both. The foundation for this belief is lots of education. She feels that education is really important and she is passionate about learning and training. If she wasn't able to work in the salon, she would probably be an instructor because she loves this industry. 

Every day she strives to be an inspiration to her clients. She wants to be an example by having a great attitude, looking good, and feeling good. When her clients walk in, they know that they are the most important person to her and she makes sure they leave feeling amazing and enthusiastic about life.

She lives with her husband and their dog Rocksy and enjoys shopping, trying new restaurants and spending time with friends and family. She calls herself a goofball and likes to laugh and have fun but believes that change is good.

Kalli - Expert Designer

Kalli-SmallKalli is a fun-loving, energetic person who has always loved doing hair and getting to know new people. She has five sisters, so she got a lot of practice doing hair growing up. She would love to braid their hair and create new styles when they would let her. She is great with cuts and colors, but is truly exceptional with updos and braids.

Kalli was born in North Dakota and moved to Colorado when she was a year old. She has said that the best thing about growing up in a big family is that it is never boring and that it is important to put other peoples' needs in front of your own. Kalli is laid back, open, fun and casual. She is a faithful person and is a modest, but very talented singer. She grew up singing in the Children's choir at church and sings with another group now and says she gets so much joy from that gift.

Her hobbies are outdoor activities like swimming, hiking and boating. One of her favorite quotes is from the movie, 'We Bought a Zoo'; "Sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery and I promise you, something great will come of it."  She feels blessed to work in an industry where she gets to help people feel their very best. 

Landis - Creative Designer

Landis-SmallLandis' love for the beauty industry started at a young age. Her mom was her role model as she was trendy and had a unique style. She loves to make people feel good about themselves by listening to what the client wants and then mixing in her knowledge and creativity. She enjoys the time getting to know her clients and hearing about their life and building a relationship with them. She has expressed that she loves to laugh and considers herself hard-working and extremely passionate about what she does.
Landis has a three year-old daughter who she feels has taught her so much about life, like appreciating the little things and not taking anything for granted. Always being thankful for the blessings in her life. 
Landis would say color is her specialty and she enjoys the balayage technique because of the artistic free-hand panting of highlights that create the perfect 'sun-kissed' look. Landis' favorite quote is: "Beauty lies within, but good hair is icing onthe cake."

Jill - Master Designer

Jill-2016Jill has been an active Stylist and makeup artist in the Denver area for over 20 years. A Colorado native, born and raised on the Western front at the foot of Pikes Peak. Her career began in Cherry Creek during an exciting time in fashion, under the watchful eyes of some of Denver's most well respected and talented stylists. There was plentiful opportunity to participate in various fashion shows, galas, weddings and many high interest special events. Her role through out the years was that of a color specialist, educator for one of the largest color companies, and a makeup artist. Particularly specializing in color correcting and creative color. In order to extend her portfolio and education, she acquired a position at MAC cosmetics as an artist. The education she received through not only mandatory curriculum but experience, was unparalleled within the cosmetic industry. This experience offered the opportunity to be a featured artist not only in editorial and commercial photo shoots, but also film and several nationally syndicated television programs. Leaving Cherry Creek and focusing on other business opportunities including freelance wedding work and editorial photo shoots was also an exciting and rewarding time. Finding Salon Hether's was an oasis. A salon located in a beautiful neighborhood with ample parking is rare enough. Pairing its convenience with the wildly talented staff, focus on continued education and warm environment, she was so grateful to have found a new salon home. Her philosophy in styling is simple. Active listening and respect. Respect for what her clients identify with and truly listening to their needs. She believes every person is beautiful and deserves to feel that way. In any way she can assist in this, is her role in this world. From the funky and fashion forward to the classic and timeless, you will always be heard and respected in Jill's chair.

Jamie - Expert Designer

Jamie-D-HeadshotJamie grew up in Wheat Ridge, Colorado and is proud to be a 6th generation native! From the time she was a small girl she loved playing with her dolls hair as well as her own makeup. While always being creative and artistic, she always found a way to express that, whether it be through painting, photography, or attempting to color her friends hair! Jamie received her education at the Aveda Institute Denver. During her time in school she received multiple awards including Valedictorian.Jamie is certified in multiple extension brands and Keratin Smoothing treatments, which are some of her favorite services to perform giving such a dramatic transformation. She loves the precision of cutting both women and men's hair, as well as the creativity of hair coloring, including ombré and balayage.Jamie is passionate about the opportunity to further her education by attending advanced classes. One of the highlights of her career was attending The Front Row show in Miami put on by Luxury Brand Partners. She gained additional knowledge and inspiration from the educators of Oribe and R&co.  She has even met Oribe himself! When you come to the salon, take a look at her wrist and you will see what an impact that encounter had on her. Jamie loves helping people bring out their inner confidence, connecting with her clients and seeing their face at the end of the service knowing that she helped them feel beautiful inside and out.

Leni - Expert Designer

LeniHair found me, in all honesty. I grew up in a dance studio, dancing in to university, ultimately getting my degree in psychology. I blended these passions and plunged into the fitness world, where movement and psyche married. After years of teaching, I decided to go to beauty school. This form of art also touches people lives.
I began my career in Salt Lake City 11 years ago. A husband, 2 dogs and 2kids later, we moved to Golden. I have joined the team at Salon Hether's filled with excitement as I fall in love with this group of talent and Olde Town Arvada. I look forward to meeting you and sharing my enthusiasm!

Andi - Office Manager

Andi-SmallAndi grew up in a small town in Oregon. She used to tour as a professional singer, did some recording in Nashville and opened for acts like Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker, Charlie Daniels Band, etc. It was when she met her husband, a Captain with the Aurora Fire Department, 22 years ago in a bar in Grand Junction where her path in life completely changed. She had sung at Fan Fare in Nashville, but her heart was living in Colorado. Twenty years of marriage and two kids later, she loves being a wife and mother.

She is our Office Manager here and is the full-time Music and Liturgy Director at her local church as well. She stays busy, but manages to keep things organized for us here at Hether's too since 2009. She has been a client of Hether’s for over 26 years and considers her to be one of her closest friends. Her philosophy on life isn't surprising: "Do unto others as you would have done unto you; and live life to its fullest and cherish the people in your life."

Sheri - Partner / Mom

Sheri newLike most family owned businesses, there is a matriarch, and at Hether’s, this is Sheri, Hether’s mom. Theirs is a very close family and Sheri enjoys tending the relationships. While she may not have a specific daily role at Hether’s, Sheri loves being involved and helping out as much as possible. She even acted as the general contractor on the recent remodel at the salon because one of her passions is decorating and design work.

Sheri got used to being busy over the years raising six children and because she likes it that way, she does a lot of different things. She enjoys travel and spending time with her grandkids. She loves the water, loves to boat and enjoys gardening; in fact she has a vegetable garden every year. She even owns another business which is a boat and RV storage facility that she was able to get open with the help of family and friends.