Taylor Haslag-Owner/Master Stylist/Makeup Artist

taylor@essentialsalonspa.com

Education & Training:  I started my cosmetology journey at House of Heavilin in Blue Springs, MO. I am dedicated to the growth of my trade and continue to stay up on the latest product knowledge, training and customer service skills. My education history includes: Aveda, Davines, Hotheads Hair Extensions, Marcia Teixeria, Mirabella, OPI, Tigi, Rockstar Hair Extensions, Lanza Education  and many programs through Paul Mitchell Education.

 

 

Position Description: I believe in pretty hair-pretty, healthy hair! Wether it be unique color or a classic cut I promise you will leave feeling beautiful.  One of my favorite things is seeing clients leave knowing that they look great. There is never a day that is the same and I love that about this industry.  I also specialize in makeup and love teaching others to enhance their own beauty.  However, before you leave, I make certain that you know how to maintain your hair at home with hints and tips to keep it looking its best between appointments.

 

Biography:   I was raised in Russellville, Mo. I moved Kansas City the day I graduated from high school to start my next chapter in life. I worked as a receptionist at an Aveda salon while I attended House of Heavilin Cosmetology. About a year after graduating from school I decided to move to the Lake to be closer to friends and my huge family. I never would have thought that moving back would have opened so many doors and opportunities for me. After working at the salon for the previous owner (Melissa) for 2 1/2 yrs. the opportunity presented itself for me to purchase the salon. So in June of 2015 I took the big leap! There is not a day that goes by that I don't count all the blessings that I have. I love my staff and look forward to seeing where this journey takes me.

Melissa Burns-Master Stylist

melissa@essentialsalonspa.com

Education & Training: I received training at Merrell University in Jefferson City Missouri. I am actively involved with continuing my education.  I attend shows as well as Paul Mitchell classes and other advanced classes that will help me to improve techniques, or learn a new cut or color.

 

Position Description: Master Stylist specializing in men, women and children haircutting techniques. I also specialize in coloring, perming, evening or bridal styles, manicures and pedicures, and facial waxing. I always listen to my clientele and create a professional look based on an understanding of their particular lifestyle.

 

Biography: I enjoy working at the salon as well as being actively involved with my 4 children Tristan(15), Zander(11), Brooke Lynn(8) and Zoey (4). I have been with my husband Lance for over 17 years and family is most important to me as a mother and a wife. My husband and I have taken the time and understanding to balance each others lives and that is what has made my relationship with my husband and our 4 children a dream come true within itselt.

 

Hours: Mon-Tue: 9a-6p, Fri: 9a-6p, Sat: 9a-4p

Kara Barton-Stylist/Makeup Artist

kara@essentialsalonspa.com

Education & Training:  My cosmetology journey began at Merrell University in Jefferson City, MO, where i graduated from in 2012. I have continued my education and better myself as a stylist, you can never learn enough in this industry. I have attended Pravana, Matrix, Schwartzkopf and Paul Mitchell classes for hairscultping, hair styling and color techniques. 

 

Position Description: After many years of cutting and experimenting with all the Barbie dolls that I could get my hands on, at a young age I decided that a cosmetology career was for me. Having the ability to enhance someone's inner beauty is one of the greatest benefits of this dream job! I specialize in color, hairsculpting, formal up-dos, makeup applications and facial waxing. With the ever-changing cosmetology industry there is always something new and fun that I am able to coordinate to suit my clients needs. 

Biography:   I graduated high school in Iberia, Mo, which is also where I grew up. My family and i were always traveling to the lake area, so after i graduated cosmetology school, i decided to make Lake Of the Ozarks my permanent home. Since being in/around the area for a decent amount of time now and getting to meet so many wonderful people, I know I made the right location choice to call home! My dogs/fur children (Mouse and Oreo) and I plan to keep our roots planted in the beautiful Ozarks for a very long time!

 Hours: Tue-Fri: 9a-6p, Sat: 9a-4p

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