Hether - Owner / 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 28 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 view each 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. She has two kids, loves cars and has also worked at The Barrett Jackson Car Auction for over ten 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.

Landis - Visionary Designer

Landis NewLandis' 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 beautiful 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."

Leni - Expert Designer

Leni NewHair 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!

Jamie - Expert Designer

Jamie SmallJamie 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.

Diego - Expert Designer

DiegoDiego was born and raised in the state of Colorado. He loves the opportunity to serve the community where he grew up and has been in the industry for over 9 years. He started as an apprentice and prodigy to some of the best talent in the state. He absorbed all of that knowledge and has become one whose vision of hair always turns into an artistic expression. His personal goal is to elevate his work to exceed all expectations of every client that sits in his chair. He enjoys doing editorial and commercial work as a creative artist and hairstylist. His color services utilize techniques from a vast amount of training he has received. He specializes in all cuts and has received advanced training on the unique skill-set of cutting curly and textured hair. He provides a wide range of pre-shampoo, deep conditioning and other scalp treatments. For your special events, he can do any type of updo. Diego is certified in chemical relaxers and Brazilian blowout smoothing treatments. He will teach you how to best care for your hair by sharing with you the best products to keep your look fresh, and to preserve its youthful condition.

Liz - Creative Designer

LizLiz has been such a great addition to the Salon! As a certified barber, she does incredible work and is able to transform all styles of hair. She recently moved here from Durango where she honed her skills. Liz believes that great hair is in the details! She loves the creative aspect of balayage because this type of color application truly is unique to each individual and it allows her artistic designing to shine. She specializes in color transformations and men's cuts. Sorry guys, this girl is recently engaged!  She is an outdoorsy girl  who loves dirt biking and camping. Going to the lake is her 'happy place'. We are looking forward to her being with us for years to come! 

Jess - Junior Designer

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Jess is a Colorado native. She grew up in Arvada and loves to still call it home. Her earliest memories of wanting to get into this industry was as early as four years old. She even made her own business cards by the time she was 10! Quite the young entrepreneur.  She received her Cosmetology degree from Aveda Institute. There she excelled in color. She has truly enjoyed becoming part of the team at Salon Hether's especially because of the ongoing education provided here. As a 'natural' blonde herself, she enjoys the challenge of coloring blond hair to achieve the perfect sun-kissed look without looking brassy. You can see by her sweet smile that she has a real nurturing quality that makes you realize that you are the most important person in the world while you are in her chair! She said, "She loves the opportunity to make her clients feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside." Jess loves animals, especially her terrier, Morty. She has a real fashion sense and loves to find great deals on trendy looks. She enjoys quality time with her life-long friends when she isn't here at the salon. 

Lisa - Receptionist

Lisa Pic SmallLisa is such a hard working, incredible asset to our team. She has been at the salon for over a year and we feel so fortunate to have her as part of the team. She is a mother of four children, so that keeps her busy. Check back soon to learn more about her bio, as it will be posted soon.

Chelsea - Receptionist

ChelseaChelsea grew up with Hether doing her hair. Her very first hair cut was with Hether. She has a passion for this industry and is happy to be part of the team while going to school and pursuing her future education. She is one of the smiling faces on the other end of the line or here to greet you. 

Marti - Receptionist

MartiMarti is one of the incredible and spunky people on the other line to help you schedule your appointment. We are looking forward to uploading her bio soon, but we are thrilled that she is part of our team.

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.