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SARAH

OWNER + STYLIST @SARAHRIGGSPRO

Specialty | Cutting, Curls, and Blondes

Sarah has been with the Aveda since 2007. She started educating in 2010 at the Aveda Institute in Denver and became an Aveda Cut and Style Purefessional in 2012, traveling around the country to educate in salons. Sarah absolutely loves to personalize an experience for her guests. She believes that every trip to the salon should be memorable, uplifting, and tailored just for you. She is dedicated to helping guests understand what is the best options for their hair and making sure they are able to replicate the style at home. She loves taking fundamental techniques and applying them in interesting ways. When not in the salon you will find her with her husband, daughters, and dogs, who all love to travel.

ASHTON

STYLIST + MANAGER @ASH.COLOR.HAIR

Specialty | Customized Aveda Color

Ashton started her career as a hairstylist in 2007 after graduating from the International Beauty Academy. Ashton fell in love with Aveda when she attended Aveda Institute Denver in 2008 to become a licensed esthetician. She started her career as a stylist, educator, and salon manager in 2008. In 2014 she became a certified Aveda color ambassador and educator. Her goal is to impart her knowledge and care to her clients and make them feel comfortable, happy and confident.

MEGHAN

ESTHETICIAN + MANAGER  @MSANDERSPRO

Specialty | Brazilians, Dermaplanes, Brows & Lashes

Meghan is confident, genuine and funny, and makes you feel like you’re a part of her family. She has been an Esthetician since 2010 and has mastered the art of speed waxing and making her guests feel safe and comfortable in the treatment room. Meghan is married to a Denver firefighter and mom to two teens, Finn and Lelah. She loves to crochet (which makes her even more skillful at lash extensions, lash lifts and lash/brow tinting).

KELLY

STYLIST @KELLYSERRANOHAIR

Specialty | Bobs, Shags, & Dimension

Kelly graduated from Aveda Institute Denver’s cosmetology program in 2018. She attended the Aveda Inspire Greatness London Fashion Week experience. She plays guitar in her free time and loves shaggy textured cuts. Kelly loves Aveda for the product performance while being environmentally-responsible. She knew she just had to be part of the Aveda experience.

CHRIS

STYLIST @MADE_YOU_LOOK

Specialty | Colors, Fashion Colors

​Chris trained at the Aveda Institute in Denver and has been a stylist since 2020. He kickstarted our creative team and, in 2023, Chris became part of the Oway USA Collective Team. His favorite thing about being an Aveda stylist is that beauty and wellness aren't separate ideas. He loves that we get to bring wellness into every aspect of our services and he feels this energy as an Aveda service provider, and it's contagious. He wants to live in that Aveda Aura!

LESLIE

MASSAGE THERAPIST @LESLIE_AT_UPLIFT

Specialty | Deep Tissue Myofacial Massage​

Leslie has been a massage therapist since 2012 and has worked in a chiropractic clinics, physical therapy clinics, and day spas. We love that she landed here with us at UpLift. Leslie focuses on relaxing the body and mind, and addressing the root causes of pain or discomfort. She mixes up her modalities with hot stones, chakra energy, CBD, reflexology and fire cupping.

JESS

STYLIST  @JESSMOOREDENVERHAIR

Specialty | Pixies, Grey Coverage, Fashion Colors​

Jess has been working in the industry since 1999 and has been a part of the Aveda family since 2012. Aveda is her favorite color line because she loves how it is completely customizable and always fades nicely. She also loves how environmentally conscious Aveda is and how they help the communities they source ingredients from. When she’s not at UpLift, Jess loves cooking and baking with her daughter Evelyn, cuddling her shepherd mix pup Mochi, and spending time with her boyfriend Rick.

JENNA

ESTHETICIAN @MYWAXGIRL.JENNA

Specialty | Brazilians/Manzilians, Lash Lifts, Permanent Makeup

Jenna is a native of Colorado.  She completed the Cosmetology Program at Honolulu Community College in 2019. That’s where she found her passion of skin care. Her mission is making people feel naturally beautiful in the skin they are in. She believes her clients are walking billboards therefore she gives 100% attention to detail into every service. Orcas are Jenna’s favorite animal next to her two ESA doggos Peyton & Elway. 

ARLENE

ESTHETICIAN @AMART_PRO

Specialty | Facials, Lashes & Brows​

Arlene has been in the beauty industry since 2018. She attended Aveda Institute in Denver and has participated on the makeup team for New York Fashion Week. She’s passionate about all things beauty, lifestyle, and wellness. Her goal is to use her knowledge to provide guests with the best experience. On her off time, Arlene enjoys family time with her son and husband.

ANNIKA

STYLIST  @ANNIKAFROMAVEDA

Specialty | Fashion Colors, Bleach & Tones​

Annika began her professional journey at Aveda Institute Denver in 2021. She loves Aveda’s mission and holistic approach to beauty. Being from Minnesota, attending the institute here felt like a little slice of home for Annika. Her service specialties include hair transformations, fashion colors, and bleach and tones. Annika is her friends’ go-to for astrology questions. Ask her about the moon next time you’re in the salon.

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SHANNON

STYLIST @SHANNONGRACEHAIR

Specialties | Blowouts, Braids, & Updos
Shannon, a Colorado native, joined the industry in 2016 as a receptionist at a blowout bar. Between her Aveda training for cuts and color, and her exclusive styling background with Drybar, Shannon is confident in her clients having a positive experience! Shannon loves cutting hair and falls more in love with color every day. She believes in a very thorough consultation and an even collaboration between your vision and her expertise. Shannon loves making people feel and look confident. When you look good, you feel good! She is an active and upbeat person. Shannon loves stand-up comedy and laughter in general! She has a huge heart for others and she enjoys walking alongside people in their journey while getting them ready for all their special moments! Shannon is a 90s child, so she loves reality television and hip hop.

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