Get to know our trained and talented stylists below:
Leah, Owner/Stylist (Level 3)
Leah started her training with the prestigious Aveda Academy in Toronto in 2004. Here, Leah studied under some of the industry’s most respected artists, mastering the complex beauty of Aveda’s patented natural coloring and styling processes. One of the most well-respected stylists in Iowa, Leah is now channeling her international training, successful career and simple approach to craft one of the quickest growing salons in the Midwest. Founder of PURE, she is dedicated to redefining grace and has set out to assemble one of the most creative, skilled and thoughtful teams in the country.
Kirsten, Human Resources/Management
Known for bringing a hospitable, warm welcome upon your arrival to PURE Salon and Spa, Kirsten has always had a love for the beauty industry. Mixed with her extensive product knowledge background and her commitment to guest satisfaction, she ensures PURE’s guest expectation are beyond exceeded.
Katie Kirby, Marketing/Management/Esthetician
Known for her extensive customer service in the wellness & beauty industry as well as being a licensed esthetician and having an extreme passion for makeup. Kirby is responsible for the efficient and professional operation of the salon, as well as the complete satisfaction of our guests. She holds her team accountable to the high standards of our elite salon, and will make sure that your experience at PURE is a phenomenal one!
Carly, Stylist/Bridal Expert (Level 3)
Having graduated from nationally-respected and accredited Aveda Institution in Des Moines, Carly marries modern styles and timeless images to create the perfect look for young professionals. A rising star in Des Moines, she’s brings a youthful yet mature perspective to PURE, helping her clients achieve a look and confidence that’s all their own.
Carly’s attention to detail and love for up styles has made her the perfect fit for our Bridal Expert. She has put countless hours into training and classes to making her work flawless. Our brides love all the precision to every detail and advice she gives while making them look and feel great on their special day.
Meredith, Stylist/Bridal Expert (Level 3)
Having graduated from the nationally-respected Aveda Institute Des Moines, along with having her associated degree in Liberal Arts and Business. Meredith has joined the PURE team bringing fresh ideas and new techniques. Her professional demeanor and conversant knowledge, mixed with modest personality makes it easy for her guests to communicate and receive the look they truly desire.
Meredith’s attention to detail and love for up styles and makeup has made her the perfect fit for our Bridal Expert. She has put countless hours into training and classes to making her work flawless. Our brides love all the precision to every detail and advice she gives while making them look and feel great on their special day.
Shantel, Stylist (Level 3)
With more than 13 years of experience Shantel’s extensive knowledge in the chemistry of hair, provides guests with gratification and grace. Shantel believes that education should never end and strives to provide each guest with an experience as unique as them.
Sara, Stylist/Extension Specialist (Level 2)
Having graduated from the nationally-respected and accredited Aveda Institute Des Moines, Sara brings a welcoming and humble vibe to the PURE team. Known for her dedication to mastering the craft of hair, she holds herself accountable for acquiring new skills and evolving her talent. Sara’s positive attitude, loving pesonality along with her extensive knowledge guarantees an incomparable and unique experience.
Sara has gone through the certification to master the application of PerfecTress hair extensions. Since then she has applied her extension knowledge and skills to give guests the confidence of having longer thicker hair. If you have ever considered hair extensions book your appointment with Sara today, you’ll be glad you did!
Aly, Stylist/Bridal Expert (Level 2)
Known for her dexterous creativity and ambitiousness to always acquire new skills, along with graduating top of her class at the nationally-respected Aveda Institute Des Moines. Aly loves staying up to date on all the latest trends in hair, fashion and beauty. She’s also perfected her technique, focusing many hours of training and repetition in Balayage, Texturized cuts, and Curly hair. Aly’s passion is solely directed on her guests to find their inner beauty and confidence while making sure they leave relaxed and rejuvenated.
Aly is one of the newest members to our Bridal expert team. Her attention to detail, love for perfection when it comes to a guests wedding day, has made her transition into this new role smooth and easy. Our brides love all the precision to detail and advice she gives while making them look and feel great on their special day.
Holly, Stylist (Level 1)
After graduating in 2011 from the prestigious Aveda Institute in West Des Moines, Holly continued her technical ability in Kansas City, Kansas as a stylist where she learned the true art of understanding her guests needs, while mastering their expectations. Traveling for education regularly, Holly enjoyed New York the most where she took numerous cutting classes at the Aveda Advanced Academy NYC training with Global Artistic Director, Ricardo Dinis.
With 9 years of experience in the customer service industry, she has learned how to achieve guest’s desired visions by proper consultation techniques and educating each and every guest. With her extensive education and training, Holly puts passion and precision into every appointment.
Kaylee, Stylist (New Talent, Phase 2)
Having graduated from the prestigious and nationally respected Aveda Institute of Des Moines, Kaylee graduated top of her class and with honors.
During her education Kaylee was hand picked to work and assist on many photo shoots including the world famous North American Hairstyling Awards ( NAHA).
With her editorial experience Kaylee offers her guests a fresh vision of modern hair, fashion and beauty. Although her favorite part of the beauty industry is creating a true relationship with her guests so she can provide a look that’s exponentially perfect for them.
Jennifer, Stylist (New Talent)
As a child Jennifer has always had a passion for making people feel beautiful inside and out. She graduated top of her class at the internationally recognized PCI Academy in Ames, Iowa.
Dedicated to advanced education and perfecting her skills, Jennifer has created a reputation of fast tracking her career path here at PURE Salon and Spa.
Brianna, Nail Technician/Esthetician
Known for her well rounded education in all things beauty Brianna, finished her cosmetology education in 2014 at the internationally recognized La James College of Cosmetology, including a certification in CND shellac. Brianna uses her talents and education to perform some of the best and most relaxing spa manicure and eco friendly pedicures in the Metro.
Her whole body approach to the industry drew her to continue her education with the prestigious Capri College in Etiology where she mastered the art and skills of facial massage and helping guests achieve their skin care goals in a positive and natural way.
Hannah’s love for the beauty industry started when she was very young and has inspired her, to give her guests the same confidence and beautiful feeling she felt when she left the salon as a young girl.
She pursued her love and graduated fromthe prestigious and nationally respected Aveda Institute of Des Moines in 2018. She loves the Aveda mission & everything that Aveda stands for with environmental leadership.
Hannah has a personal love for perfecting blonde hair color along with the impact the right makeup choice can do for a women’s confidence, but hands down making people feel beautiful & developing a personal connection with her guests is the upmost importance to Hannah.
Paige, Front Desk Coordinator
Paige is PURE’s youngest protégé, she takes great pride in customer interaction and goes above andbeyond to create an unforgettable experience. Her willingness to always learn and improve ensures she will go far in any path she creates. We love having Paige’s positivity and outgoing personality to give our guests the warm welcome they have always come to expect with the PURE name.