Amanda was born and raised in Syracuse, New York; where she begin her career as a hair stylist. Throughout her career, her passion to help people look and feel beautiful has been evident in the relationships she has built with her loyal customers. Amanda believes in the power of education to fuel innovation, and has invested in her training with Vidal Sassoon and others to remain on the forefront of the industry at all times. She specializes in hair color, hair cutting for both men and women, keratin treatments, and bayalage; she is an expert in working with Wella, Pravana, Redken, and L'Oreal. Amanda takes particular pride in providing the best possible experience and results for every customer. She lives in Denver with her husband Paul and their daughter June, and enjoys fashion and interior design in her free time.
Jena puts her heart into everything she does. Embarking in the beauty industry in 2004 was an easy decision. To help others feel good about themselves is a natural talent that Jena holds. With a positive and light hearted mind set, she is able to use her creativity to make one feel beautiful in their own skin. Starting her career as an Aveda hairdresser, makeup artist and educator, these skills led her to many goal achieving experiences. Becoming co-owner in Mauve salon+spa was the next step to enhancing her career. She continues her expertise in makeup, hair color, cutting, extensions and her unique love for curly hair. In her personal life she loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
Colorist / Stylist / Humanitarian, Annji has made this quote her mantra. Born and raised in Michigan Annji always knew she wanted to be in the industry since she was a young girl. As a stylist, Annji believes in maintaining the integrity of her client's hair. She knows when it comes to hair color, there is no "one size fits all", which is why she is a firm believer in the importance of a thorough consultation with her clients before any service to ensure the best result.
Annji specializes in Balayage, Braids, Haircutting (men + women), Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Treatment, Up-styling, Blow-outs and Extensions.
Outside of the salon, she can be found volunteering at The St. Francis Center, working with Non-profits, running, playing tennis, reading, or spending time with friends and family.
Haley Johnson is one of those people you naturally gravitate towards, especially for those of us here behind the chair. Don't be surprised if you catch one of us standing over her shoulder asking questions and for suggestions on how she creates her hair magic.
All of us here at Mauve can agree that Haley is an inspiration; Not to mention she is ALWAYS busy, proof that we as stylists are not the only ones that love her! From her contagious laugh to her unremarkable smile..., she is sure to be someone you'll want to be around.
One of the things that makes Haley so unique is that she is always honest and this approach to hair is so important. She will be able to tell you what will make you look your best while always keeping the health and integrity of the hair in mind.
Haley is the definition of an artist, with unbeatable hair painting techniques. If you sit in her chair your hair will be transformed into one of the magical masterpieces that can only be identified as Haley Johnson's work.
"Some people make your laugh a little louder, your smile a little brighter, and your life a little better." This about sums up our man, Rico Martinez!
Most of you know Mauve is a new salon, with that, we had a lot of new people joining our team. Ask any of the girls and guess what...Rico was the first person they all met. He just has that way about him. Outgoing, friendly and kind...I mean the guy has it all!
Now imagine how you would feel sitting in his chair, there is a natural energy about him that just makes you feel good. You can be yourself, and he sees you. That is an incredible quality. He is a family man with a serious fashion sense that makes him relatable to ANY ONE. And this is just his personality!
Now, when it comes to hair this guy kills it! As one of the most determined and passionate stylists in our salon, we can guarantee he can accomplish just about anything you need. From the trending vibrant colors flooding social media, beautiful Balayage, to his out of this world barbering skills...Rico can really do it all!
Josie Gonzalez is one of THE most sought after stylists here at Mauve. Every look that walks out of her studio is stunning and her portfolio of work is beyond impressive!
As a group of individual business owners here at Mauve, one thing that all of us admire about Josie is the way she operates behind the chair. She ALWAYS looks the part and professionalism never takes a back seat. Yet she can do all of this while being silly and fun! She is bound to say something that will make you laugh!
Her genuine and positive energy make Josie's enthusiastic approach to life a journey that we can all take a thing or two from. If you haven't already had the pleasure of meeting Josie and allowing her to create some true magic on your hair, now is the time to set up your appointment!
Because as Josie always says, ❤️ "Love is in the Hair" ❤️
Since I was a little girl I have always traveled in my own lane. Sometimes I am a Tomboy and sometimes a Pretty Pretty Princess and always creative with both. I enjoy being a hair designer and self professed hair nerd. I love doing color, textured hair, hair extensions, photo shoots, runway, vintage and weddings. Hair is my art sometimes very calm and still and other times very loud and bold.
This Colorado native has spent her entire life immersed in the beauty industry. Lenise had a unique upbringing as the daughter of a stylist who owned her own salon. She grew up in the industry and it was only natural that her own journey to beauty began at a young age. Other than being a sought-out stylist for her long-lasting blowouts, Lenise thrives in all aspects of hair care. Her specialties include a certification in Brazilian Blowouts and her ability to create beautiful updos for any occasion! Lenise is also a mother to two beautiful children, a boy and a girl. When she isn’t behind the chair you will watch her running around keeping the kiddos active! From having her own business to being an outstanding wife and mother, she really has mastered it all!
I started cutting hair when I was 12 years old just because my brothers and I couldn't get haircuts all the time. Because of that, it led me into cosmetology where I found myself working with Aveda for 12 years. I was an educator in an advanced training program for men's cutting and was also a Purefessional with Aveda. It helped me to travel, assist and teach new trends and styles coming up. Education is my passion but I love me some curly hair and have spent many hours learning how to tame and create great shapes for my #girlswithcurls. Cutting is what I love most but can throw some beautiful highlights in to accentuate the cut or change your color completely. I'm ready for this journey in my home and I can't wait to meet and grow with you.
Serena started her career in Southwest Florida after deciding to follow in her mothers footsteps as a cosmetologist. New to Denver, Serena has a fresh new start in the industry and is excited to share all of her creativity with her guests. She strives to accommodate her guests' needs to the best of her ability in order to provide the best experience possible. Her daily objective with every guest is to make sure they leave her chair feeling beautiful and confident. She is a certified RedKen Specialist and is also certified with Hairtalk extentions. Serena believes that education is a crucial part to her career and every appointment by teaching her guests how to maintain and love their hair. Serena's passion stems from all aspects of hair and beauty; color, cutting, extentions, special occasion styling, and makeup bring her excitement. You can see her passion within her work and you can feel it while sitting in her chair.
"If you look good, we look good." -Vidal Sassoon
Samantha loves to bring happiness to her clients through their hair. Whether it's a simple style change or an entire makeover, her clients always feel confident leaving the salon. Hairdressing is a way of expressing your artistic abilities while embodying fashion and trend which is why she chose the industry; it allows her to be artistic. Starting at her first salon in 2008, Samantha has grown tremendously. From studying cutting and color in London, Madrid and San Francisco, Samantha has kept up her education in Colorado as well. She has taken classes from educators from all over the world but also has teaching experience. At her previous salons she has educated her fellow stylists and found another enjoyable part of hairdressing, teaching others. Besides working behind the chair and educating, Samantha has worked New York fashion week and many other fashion shows here in Denver. Having been published in 5280 magazine's 2015 and 2016 spring fashion editions, Samantha always welcomes the opportunity to work on magazine sets as it was a dream come true.
Emilee has been passionate about hair, beauty, and fashion from a very early age. Her passion for the art of hair took Emilee from the AVEDA INSTITUTE OF MINNEAPOLIS to Chicago and now to Denver where she has spent the past decade building a reputation for being a natural stylist always thinking about, and working with, the integrity of the hair first and foremost.
As a stylist who feels that continued education is integral to her success, Emilee has perfected the art of AVEDA coloring and Vidal Sassoon mastered styling. She can work with any color line and is talented in all aspects of her craft. Emilee has worked with brands like Wella, Oribe and Easihair Pro extensions. Emilee’s expertise lies in blondes, highlighting, balayage, color correction, and men’s and women’s cuts.
Emilee has energy in spades and when she’s not behind the chair working with clients to feel and look their best you can find her enjoying Colorado life and all that the outdoors has to offer with her husband and their two beloved dogs Chuey and Moose.