"Invest in your hair, it's the crown you never take off"
In 2005 Sammi graduated from Beauty School and right away started a year long apprenticeship at a well established salon. She found that her passion lies with blondes. Her honest opinion and good retention rate helps her clients feel at home, and know that they are getting the best custom color that will work for them. Her strengths include cuts, colors, Brazilian Blowouts, and fusion or tape-in extensions. She's had a loyal clientele for 13 years, and her up-to-date trends and knowledge in the industry, will keep them coming back for years to come.
"Life is too short for boring hair"
In 2010 Fatima excelled in her passion and made it her career. She is certified in Balayage and fantasy hair colors. "Even if it's a fantasy color, it's natural." She also specializes in make-up for photo shoots, weddings or any big day in your life. She has worked with many photographers in town and has done many major events. Her strengths are in cuts, color, and tape-in extensions. She continues to stay up-to-date on the latest trends, bold styles and color correction. She continues her education by taking classes from some of the most well known stylists in the world. Her honest opinion and knowledge in the industry, leaves her clients at total ease when making a dramatic change to their look.
"Wake up, feel beautiful, breathe confidence, rinse and repeat"
Jess has been doing hair for 7 years and eyelash extensions for 6 years. Her strengths are highlights, lowlights, foils and balayage. She prides her self in being able to match your goal or inspirational pictures. She loves the dramatic changes and is always up for a challenge. Her passion for her career keeps her up to date on trends and continued educational classes. When Jess started doing eyelash extensions 6 years ago it wasn't a popular service offered by a lot of salons in town. Jess was the 4th person in Grand Junction to offer this specialty service. When she did, she realized how much she thrives on the detail orientated and tedious work that she has been Crushin' it since. Her new techniques and willingness to learn has made her a game changer in this town. She specializes in classic and volume lashes.
"Show me a color and I'll match it."
Lacey has had a passion for cosmetology since she was a little girl. At 5 years old, her mother showed her how to do nails and hair and she has loved it ever since. While still in high school, Lacey knew her passion was going to be her career. She researched and toured two schools to follow this passion. Now it is her career. 4 1/2 years later she is striving in this ever-growing field. Her personalized treatments help the integrity of your hair while also helping to repair any damage. Her overall creativity and dedication to following the format and layouts of reference pictures helps her achieve the look you are dreaming of. Her specialties include cuts, color, highlights, lowlights, Brazilian Blowouts and hair extensions. But that's not all! Lacey also has been certified and well established in manicures, pedicures, gel polish, and acrylic nails for over 2 years. She's been trained by Jessica in the art of eyelash extension and has been killing it in the game for about 1 year. She specializes in both volume and classic lash extensions. Lacey has a drive to learn and a passion to keep pushing to the next level.
Brittney graduated April 2017 and joined us in October 2017. Straight from Beauty School, her technique is strong and her desire to learn is what we love about her. She has always been up for any challenge and her eagerness to learn in this fast pace environment shows through work. She specializes in women's cuts, styles, and Balayage color. She also has her hand in special-occasion makeup and acrylic nails. Though Brittney is new to the salon, her youthfulness and imaginative mind is just what any woman needs to feel her absolute best in this fast paced world
"Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life"
Taryn graduated from Denver's Aveda Institute in 2013. Taryn has been with Crush since the early days. She quickly took on the roll of Salon Manager. She balanced her managerial duties while building her business behind the chair. She started her career with a internship as an assistant learning from the owners of Crush and fine tuning her skills. Taryn has found her passion in color, specifically balayage and enjoys doing perms now that they're making a comeback! Taryn's passion for hair lies in making people feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.
"Ask a curly haired girl about her hair, and she'll tell you about her life!"
Marissa is our curly hair guru! Marissa was on a very different path, finishing her associates degree in Applied Sciences in 2012. She went in for a hair cut with a Curly hair specialist and instantly found her passion. She walked out not only feeling great about her hair but she also felt empowered and inspired. Before she left the salon she signed herself up for beauty school. She attended school in St. George, UT. Shortly after graduation she was trained at the Deva Curl Academy in New York. She provides the best cuts and product knowledge for our curly haired clients. Along with her passion for curly hair, she loves to cut especially mens cuts.
MASSAGE THERAPIST/ NAIL TECHNICHIAN
"I believe in keeping my client in good health, both body and mind."
17 years ago Heather started her career, to benefit the heath of others. Over the last 17 years her main focus has been massage including swedish, and deep tissue. She also specializes in Reiki, its sole purpose is to channel energy into the client by means of touch,aiding in the natural healing process. "Reiki helps bring back the light that is always inside of us." One of Heather's life motto's is "Where there is oil there is goodness." She is an advocate for Doterra and a deep believer in aromatherapy. As well as a passion for massage she has a passion for nails. She has specialized in natural nails as well as gel nails for the last 7 years.
*Changing lives one stroke at a time*
Aubree has been a cosmetologist since 2007 and is now a Brow Specialist. Aubree started her career as a hair stylist and makeup artist and has taken her creative style to the Brows. She is certified in Microblading through the School of Glamology. Including Microblading, she also specializes in Henna Brows,Tinting, Threading, Brow waxing and will soon be available for lash extensions. To go along with her creative passion she is also a Cheer and Dance coach for the Express Allstars.
ESTHETICIAN / NAIL TECHNICIAN
"I love helping people feel a positive change in their skin."
Amanda graduated from the Delta-Montrose Technical College's Cosmetology Program in 2013. Since then, Amanda has specialized in skin care and natural-nail services. Amanda's customer service philosophy is to "consider the entire experience, from the moment they walk through our door, to the moment they leave us".
As an esthetician, Amanda has continued to advance her knowledge in skincare methods and practices, and has gained certifications in microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, and chemical peels. Amanda believes that you should expect the best treatments in the most relaxing atmosphere and makes every guest feel like they're royalty for the day,
ACUPUNCTURIST/ MASSAGE THERAPIST/ NAIL TECHNICIAN
"I enjoy helping people feel their overall best"
Lisa received her undergraduate degree from Colorado State University in 2006 and earned a Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine, Cum Laude, from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA in 2014. Lisa hopes to share her passion for acupuncture and Chinese Medicine with the grand valley.
In addition to acupuncture, Lisa is also a practicing massage therapist of 19 years. She received her training from the Austin School of Massage Therapy in 1999. Lisa has also been a nail technician for 22 years and offers a variety of nail services including acrylic and gel enhancements as well as manicures and pedicures with either tradiontional or gel polish.