Meet Our Team
Our talented team of stylists specialize in designing customized cuts & colors for each individual guest.
Let us help you be your own kind of beautiful.
Owner/Master Stylist/Board Certified Haircolorist, Jenel, has been in the industry since 1998! Her passion and drive has brought her many places in her career, including working/training at Juut Salon in Minneapolis and Colours Salon in Boulder, CO. But Jenel's heart belonged to Alexandria and she eventually moved back to the area to bring her knowledge and skills to Salon Alexis. She continued to follow her love for education by seeking out advanced training all over the U.S., from LA to New York. Her love for color pushed her to become an "American Board Certified Haircolorist" in 2002. One of Jenel's goals is to always strive to do her best and continually educate herself in this ever-changing industry. Her attention to detail and her ability to create a unique look for each individual guest is of most importance to her. "I want you to love your hair!" Some of Jenel's favorite things to create are personalized haircuts, natural-looking and beautiful color, and simply healthy hair!
Owner/Master Stylist, Lisa Ann, has been living out her passion for the past 18 years!
Lisa started off her career in 2000, right here at Salon Alexis. After 4 years of hard work, she added to her resume by becoming a National Educator for Pureology. For the next 9 years, Lisa received education in California, New York, Orlando, and New Orleans, then traveled the country educating other salon professionals. Her work included providing hands-on education at salons all over the U.S. as well as platform work at large hair shows and fashion shows. Lisa also pursued her love for color by becoming a Certified Redken Colorist in 2008. Other trainings include trips to "Bumble and bumble University" in New York City learning advanced cutting and coloring techniques. But Lisa's favorite place to be, is right here at Salon Alexis working behind the chair! Her specialty lies in women's short cuts and coloring. "Making people feel beautiful is the best job in the world!"
Cheryl has 13 years of experience in the beauty industry and performs a variety of services here at Salon Alexis. Her services range from all of your hair care needs to pedicures, manicures, facials and body wraps. In addition, Cheryl also specializes in high quality Eyelash Extensions. She truly has a passion for all aspects of the beauty industry and enjoys being able to provide a unique, relaxing, and enjoyable experience for each and every guest. "Being able to be a positive part of someone's day and to have the ability to help someone love the way look and feel, inspires me." During her 13 year career, Cheryl has continued to grow her skills by attending a hands-on razor cutting course at "Bumble and bumble University" in NYC, along with another B&b training in Chicago. She also trained in L.A. for advanced colorists, taken specialized Redken color classes, and is a certified Pureology Pure Artist. "My favorite part of my job is the people I get to interact everyday!"
Kristy brings over 20 years of experience to Salon Alexis! Her many talents lie in coloring, cutting, and body sugaring. Kristy has had extensive post-graduate education, including becoming a Redken Regional Performing Artist in 1996 and attending numerous trainings in Las Vegas and New York. "My experience and passion drive me to ensure a positive experience for each and every guest." During her 20+ year career, Kristy has also attended a variety of in-salon trainings, attended 4 Redken International Symposiums, trained with Redken in their Principle-based Hair Design program, worked as an educator for Wayne Grund products & design, as well as working with motivational speaker, Michael Cole, in his Honors Course. Kristy's most recent accomplishment was becoming a "Certified Deva Stylist", specializing in curly haircuts. Kristy's passion for her work shines through with every guest that sits in her chair. "I understand that beautiful hair brings out people's inner beauty.
"It's beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart." As a stylist with 12 years of experience, Sara strives to be the best she can be. She continues to obtain as much knowledge & skill possible to keep up with the ever-changing trends. Sara graduated from the Salon Professional Academy and began her career in Fargo where she advanced her education with Sasoon, Redken, Sexy, Sam Villa and TiGi advance cutting techniques. Her passion continued to grow and she became an in-salon educator teaching advance cutting skills to fellow stylists. Sara also has a love for color and specializes in balayage, ombre & personalized color. During the past 4 years at Salon Alexis, Sara attended major hair shows, many in-salon classes and trained with Bumble and bumble in Minneapolis. Her skills extend to creating length and fullness with Halo hair extensions, rocking out some amazing bridal and formal styles, as well as being experienced in facial and body waxing.
Angi began her career at Salon Alexis over 14 years ago after graduating from the St. Cloud Regency Beauty Institute. Her work focuses primarily on cutting, coloring, and facial waxing, with cutting being her favorite. Angi has attended many trainings over the past 14 years such as numerous hair shows across the Midwest and countless in-salon classes with Redken color experts, Bare Minerals makeup, and men's clipper cuts. Angi has also traveled to Chicago for a Bumble and bumble training, along with a second Bumble training in Minneapolis specializing in a hands-on razor cutting course. Angi's passion for her guests is evident when you sit down in her chair. Her customer service makes you feel right at home!
Kristin has almost 11 years of experience in the cosmetology industry and is going on her sixth year here at Salon Alexis. Her inspiration comes from learning new techniques and keeping up with the latest trends. "I love to create beauty!" Kristin has a strong passion for nails and it shows in her beautiful work, especially in her customized gel nail art. In addition to Gel Nails, her other nail services include Manicures and Pedicures, as well as nail enhancements such as Structure Nails. Her experience, along with advanced training in nail enhancements, has made Kristin a highly sought after nail artist. Her talent also extends into formal hair styling, makeup and body waxing.
"Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life."
Shawna started her career at Salon Alexis 4 years ago, after graduating from Ridgewater Cosmetology School. Shawna provides a variety of services from manicures & pedicures to hair color and women's cuts. She's had specialized training in Redken Blonde Idol, Redken Balayage, Colortrak Balayage, and Bumble&bumble hands-on cutting and styling. Shawna also specializes in the Keratin Smoothing Treatment and is a Certified Pure Artist with Pureology. In addition, she pursued her passion for sugaring and became a Certified Sugarist with advanced training from Alexandria Professional in Minneapolis. Shawna's inspiration comes from her family and her love for fashion." Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that's greater than any obstacle."
Paige has been in the beauty industry for 5 years. Her passions include Balayage techniques, haircuts, men’s retro fades, and styling. Paige loves adding her own signature touches on all of her clients so every service is customized. In her years of experience, Paige has taken many classes to advance her career, such as Redken Blonde Idol color training, Bare Minerals makeup education, Bumble&bumble hands-on cutting & styling, and Redken styling. She has also completed The Business of Balayage certification to become a balayage specialist, Pureology's Pure Artist certification and is certified in the Keratin Smoothing Treatment. Her inspiration comes from education, learning new skills and techniques she can share with her guests. Her future plans include becoming an American Board Certified Colorist. She can't wait to see you in her chair!
"Invest in your hair, it’s the crown you never take off."
Melanie graduated from the Regency Beauty Institute in St. Cloud, and has continued to pursue her passion for education over the past 4 years. While in cosmetology school, Melanie took advance training courses in cutting as well as color lines such as Wella and TiGi, including TiGi's master color course. During her time at Salon Alexis, Melanie has expanded her skills with continued education and a passion for learning. Her services include manicures, pedicures, gel nails, coloring, cutting, and makeup. Melanie has also added "tattoo artist" to her list of talents, after becoming certified in Microblading! Melanie's favorite part of her job is the diversity of work she gets to do everyday, from a simple makeover to preparing a bride for her big day! "My daily goal is to be able to show my passion for my work with every guest that sits in my chair!"
Danielle is a 2015 graduate of the Park Avenue School of Cosmetology and upon graduating, she quickly made a name for herself here at Salon Alexis! During her time as a student, Danielle competed in the "In Salon Student Hair Competition" and took 2nd place for her work in formal styling, makeup & nails. "I love what I do, because I have the opportunity to use my creative side and make someone feel great about themselves." Danielle enjoys working with long hair and fun, fashionable colors. "I love doing 'fantasy' hair and makeup, along with Halloween & special effects makeup, or even just a fun, edgy color!" She is also passionate about gel nails & nail art, and has expanded her list of services to include Eyelash Extensions.
"I am excited to continue learning new things and can't wait to see where this industry will take me!"
Olivia has been perfecting her craft since 2014 when she started her education at the Salon Professional Academy. For the first 3 years of her career, Olivia worked with the team at MJ Capelli in Fargo, ND, and recently made her home in Alexandria, joining us here at Salon Alexis! Her mission is to make her clients feel comfortable, and see them happy! Olivia specializes in men's, women's & children's cuts, along with colors, highlights and balayage. Olivia's personal goal and dedication to her clients, is to continue education and growth in her field by constantly perfecting all aspects of her career!
Courtney recently joined the team at Salon Alexis after relocating to Alexandria from Spokane, Washington. There she attended the Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology, where she graduated at the top of her class. Courtney's services include creative coloring, men's & women's haircuts, manicures, and pedicures. She also specializes in gel nail designs and eyelash extensions. "I strive to be a visionary artist and stylist, and look forward to growing my clientele." Courtney is currently accepting new clients and looks forward to exceeding your expectations!
Liz is a certified Nail Technician and graduated from the Park Avenue School of Cosmetology in 2016. She's spent the last 3 years enjoying her passion for nails. Her great attention to detail makes her a master at her craft. Liz's specialties include manicures, pedicures, and gel nails!
Liz began her career at Salon Alexis after graduating from Student Massage Center at Ridgewater college. As a massage therapist, Liz specializes in Swedish, Hot Stone, Prenatal, and Deep Tissue massage. Liz's goal is to not only help each guest feel better, but also to help her guests improve and solidify a healthy lifestyle by creating realistic and manageable goals.
Nicole is a Certified Massage Technician here at Salon Alexis. She studied at the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis and has been practicing massage for the past 8 years. Nicole has always been passionate about massage therapy. Knowing how much she can really help someone has been her inspiration to pursue this passion. Nicole continues provide her guests with up-to-date education and techniques. "Massage isn't just about pampering anymore.. it's about giving your body the therapeutic relief it deserves." Nicole loves all styles of massage, but her favorite is definitely prenatal. "I look forward to helping all my clients achieve their version of total wellness!"
As one of the most recognizable faces at Salon Alexis, and our front desk team manager, Kayla is guaranteed to make you feel right at home when you walk in! Her bubbly personality and superb customer service makes her an integral part of our team and keeps everything running smoothly.
Karly's charming personality and sweet smile will always make you feel at ease! Each guest is treated with great care and fabulous customer service!
As our newest front desk team member, Taelor has quickly learned the ropes and is always offering a warm smile and great customer service!