BRI HONER

Bri has been doing hair since 2007. She opened The Colour Lounge in 2013 at 24 years old with intentions to create the salon environment she felt was missing in Duluth. She has spent the last decade and then some growing with the ever changing industry. Advanced Education is a main focus for Bri and her team. She has spent years attending many of the industry's best events and becoming certified in Brazilian Blowouts, 14 extension methods, Advanced Balayage Techniques and much more. She has been doing extensions for 16+ years, and has a large clientele with different installation techniques. That experience also led Bri to create her own tension free extension method and her own line of high quality hair to ensure the quality and price point is the best for our Colour Lounge guests.

Thorough consultations are a priority to her, to ensure you are getting the the best possible results out of your service. The connection with guests in her chair and the confidence boost they have when leaving is her favorite part of the job.

Ultimately, the last decade has allowed Bri the experience and knowledge to create a positive culture for her team and guests to enjoy. This became a priority for everyone on our team with the guidance of our in depth Assistant Program, our Colour Lounge Academy video training course, and providing systems, support, core values, and tools for our stylists to be successful. Watching them grow and overcome all of the hurdles in this industry is the most rewarding to Bri.

When she is not beautifying the northland she enjoys traveling and experiencing new adventures and cultures with her husband and friends. She also loves spending quality time with family, friends, and pups Maverick and Macy.

Favorite Feel Good Movie: Eat, Pray, Love

Favorite Pick-me-up beverage: Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso with Oat Milk

One thing you never leave home without: Caffeine!

Favorite Local Hangout: Yellow Bike, or any of our local lakes!

I recharge by: Being in the sunshine, being on the water, traveling, cooking, working out, listening to an audio book, or just staying home.

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PAIGE VALESANO

business manager

Paige has been with The Colour Lounge since 2017. She loves having the opportunity to build relationships with guests and this does not go unnoticed!  Paige goes absolutely above and beyond to ensure our guests get the best experience and their needs are met; but it doesn’t stop there. She brightens the room with her smile and always manages to make the artist’s days easier and much, much sweeter! You’ll never forget a day at the salon when she’s around!

In her free time she loves to spend time with her husband and golden doodle, Happy! She also enjoys working out and playing guitar. She is a woman of many hats as she is also a licensed insurance agent.

Favorite Feel Good Movie: Parent Trap (1998 Lindsay Lohan version)

Favorite Pick-me-up beverage: iced chai with oatmilk

One thing you never leave home without: Stanley cup full of water and Primally Pure Lip balm

Favorite Local Hangout: Vitta Pizza

I recharge by: taking walks in the sunshine and reading my bible!

MADDY DEROSIER

SALON MANAGER

Maddy is a stylist from Duluth, MN who graduated from the Aveda Institute of Minneapolis in 2016. She started her career behind the chair with Bri assisting and booth renting for a few years and then eventually landed in the twin cities in the spring of 2020. She returned back to The Colour Lounge in the spring of 2022 behind the chair, as a part of management, and the assistant training program.

Maddy has a passion for creating trendy unique colors and haircutting of all styles. Balayage techniques, dimensional colors, fashion colors, as well as any type of blonding service are some of her favorite colors to create. She is certified in both tape-in and b3 method hand-tied extensions and has attended many educational classes in MN, WI, LA, FL, all the way down to a training event in Mexico.

Maddy has a thirst for knowledge which pushes her to always seek out continuing education to stay on top of new trends and techniques. She loves to share her knowledge of the science behind the color, product, and methods that she uses. Maddy strives to make you feel like the most important person in the room, always putting you and your hair first!

When she is relaxing outside of work, you will most likely find her out in nature exploring. She has family up near Ely, MN where she and her boyfriend, Tyler and dog, Eevee spend a lot of time on the water.

Favorite Feel Good Movie: Pineapple Express

Favorite Pick-me-up beverage: Iced Chai Tea with oat milk and pumpkin cold foam from starbz.

One thing you never leave home without: My emotional support Yeti cup, and dog hair unfortunately lol

Favorite Local Hangout: Jean Duluth Dog Park or The OP

I recharge by: being on/in the water, especially up in Ely

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SARA KRINGLE

salon manager

Sara is a 20 year veteran of the industry. In 2000, at the age of 18, she started her career at the Aveda Institute of Minneapolis. After being in Minneapolis for a year and graduating from Aveda, life brought Sara back to the area, still with big dreams in mind. Over the years, she worked at Language of Hair and Elysium, among other places, until deciding she liked doing things her own way.

Education is a side passion of hers. Sara took her first continuing education class with David Adams of Aveda and she was addicted; she needed to know more. Sara took classes with Kim Vo, Lupe Voss, Ronnie Stam, Michael Angelo, and the late great Oribe. Throughout her training, she worked at developing her personal style. Growing up in the 80’s-90’s supermodel era, long layers with volume holds dear to her heart, but she never shys away from a pixie.

Sara opened her own salon in 2008 in downtown Duluth and operated it for 7 years before selling and moving back to Minneapolis. A few years later, she decided Duluth was home and she moved back.

Being from the area, Sara likes to be outside and enjoys mountain biking, hiking and downhill and cross country skiing. You can also find her at a brewery with a hazy in hand.

Favorite Feel Good Movie: The Fundamentals of Caring

Favorite Pick-me-up beverage: Iced Hazelnut Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

One thing you never leave home without: My phone!

Favorite Local Hangout: Streetcar - Carlton, MN

I recharge by: being a hermit.

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BRENNA HARMS

Guest experience expert

Brenna is currently a student at UMD and joined our team in summer of 2023. Her warm personality has been the best addition to our team, she welcomes everyone that comes through our doors with a smile. In her free time she loves to hang out with her roommates and explore all that Duluth has to offer!

In the future she hopes to enter the criminal justice field with hopes of using her skills to help others.

Favorite Feel Good Movie: Pitch Perfect

Favorite Pick-me-up beverage: Starbucks Strawberry Refresher with no berries

One thing you never leave home without: My Teddy Bear Fudge

Favorite Local Hangout: Sarah's Table

I recharge by: anything that involves being with family and friends

DAMIEN CAMPAIGNE

Damien has always had a creative side and a passion for hair. He began his career in 2013 after graduating from Aveda in Minneapolis. For 10 years he has been specializing in color. He enjoys advanced education to further perfect his craft. He stays inspired by the latest fashion and beauty trends and incorporates that inspiration into his work. Damien's goal is to make his guests feel confident and chic, while creating exactly what they envision.

He loves all aspects of color but particularly enjoys blonding; whether its lived-in, platinum blondes, or subtle dimension services.

In his free time he loves to go running, travel, and check out new restaurants. He's also a huge cat person!

Favorite Feel Good Movie: The Princess Bride

Favorite Pick-me-up beverage: Caramel Frappuccino

One thing you never leave home without: chapstick and sunglasses

Favorite Local Hangout: New Scenic Cafe

I recharge by: lifting weights and being outdoors

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GINA RAGO

Gina is originally from Chicago, IL. She moved to Duluth after getting married to a Minnesota native. She graduated cosmetology school in 2014 and has been doing hair since.

Gina loves doing balayages, highlights and haircuts! Her favorite service to do is lived-in color. Gina loves helping a client look and feel their best!

When she is not at the salon, Gina enjoys spending time with her husband, Drew, and her cat, Henry. Gina also enjoys hiking and crafting.

Favorite Feel Good Movie: 10 Things I Hate About You

Favorite Pick-me-up beverage: Vanilla Latte with Almond Milk

One thing you never leave home without: my water bottle!

Favorite Local Hangout: The Juice Pharm

I recharge by: going for walks outside when its nice out, or a chill movie day when its cold.

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KAYDI STAUBS

Kaydi grew up in Duluth, and is currently one of our awesome guest experience coordinators! She is always welcoming guests with a smile and a beverage!

When Kaydi isn't behind the desk, she can be found rollerblading down Munger Trail, or swimming at Park Point. She loves to be outside, but also doesn't mind a quiet night with a good book! She loves being around people and can always find something interesting to talk about.

Favorite Feel Good Movie: Tangled

Favorite Pick-me-up beverage: Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso

One thing you never leave home without: Lip Gloss or Perfume

Favorite Local Hangout: Spirit Mountain Ski Area

I recharge by: Hanging out with friends and listening to loud music!

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LEXA ZAESKE

Born and raised in Rice Lake, WI, Lexa is new to Duluth but not the hair industry. She studied at both Aveda Minneapolis and Aveda Milwaukee and began her career behind the chair in 2018. She loves dimensional blondes and long length haircuts. You would love to spend time in her chair as she is so down-to-earth and a great listener.

When she is out of the salon she is having lots of fun finding new spots to walk her dog Paisley, reading and spending time with family and husband Cole.

Favorite Feel Good Movie: Most Rom Coms

Favorite Pick-me-up beverage: Iced Caramel Latte with Oat Milk from 190 coffee

One thing you never leave home without: chapstick!

Favorite Local Hangout: 190 coffee

I recharge by: reading, being outside in the sun

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LINDSAY PETERSON

Prior to landing in the hair industry, Lindsay worked for many years in banking. After realizing the 9-5 life was not for her, she enrolled at the Aveda Institute of Minneapolis for Cosmetology and hasn’t looked back since. 

Lindsay is passionate about making others feel & look their best. She loves creating lived-in, low maintenance colors for blondes, brondes & balayage clients. Lindsay also specializes in textured and curly hair cutting. 

Outside of the salon you can find Lindsay spending time with her family, exploring breweries, working out, on the lake, or with her Springer Spaniel puppy, Knox. 

Favorite Feel Good Movie: The Blindside

Favorite Pick-me-up beverage: Cherry Bubbl'r or a REGULAR coke.

One thing you never leave home without: Laneige Lip Mask

Favorite Local Hangout: Ursa Minor or Bent Paddle!

I recharge by: Spending time at home with family and my dog, or if its Summertime, being out on the lake. Also I love to cook!

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MERABBETH COOK

Merabbeth, or Merab as we call her around here, grew up in Proctor, MN and began her journey at the Colour Lounge in Spring of 2023. She loves blonding, lived in color and bridal and formal styles. She really loves the feeling she gets from making people feel confident and beautiful! She says that is always her biggest motivation! She has the best smile and a warm presence! You will love being in her chair!

When she's not in the salon she loves spending time with family, friends, and her boyfriend Brydon. Her pride and joy is her cat Marlo, and she is always up for an adventure!

Favorite Feel Good Movie: 13 Going on 30

Favorite Pick-me-up beverage: Iced White Chocolate Mocha or an Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte in the fall of course!

One thing you never leave home without: My Converse, and some sort of sparkly earrings.

Favorite Local Hangout: Park Point (in the water)

I recharge by: Playing the piano, sleeping, and going on drives to places with a view!

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MIKAELA CHRISTENSON

bio coming soon!

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RUBY PETERSON

Ruby was born here in Minnesota, but has lived in Wisconsin, North Dakota, and North Carolina. She settled outside of Duluth and joined us at the Colour Lounge in January of 2023.

She has a true passion for hair, and loves to work with natural curls and textured hair. She is certified in many types of extension installation and looks forward to making her clients feel confident and beautiful.

Her personal style is totally 70's inspired from colors to clothing. When she is away from the salon she enjoys spending time with her Husband Max, traveling and exploring the northland, and hanging with Lance the cat.

Favorite Feel Good Movie: 16 Candles

Favorite Pick-me-up beverage: Iced Brown Sugar oat Milk Shaken espresso, with sweet cream cold foam

One thing you never leave home without: Apple Watch

Favorite Local Hangout: Anywhere up the North Shore

I recharge by: Going on a walk

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STEPHANIE BONNEVILLE

Stephanie is originally from the Iron Range and moved to Duluth after high school. Graduating from CCU here in Duluth, she has found a love for hand-tied extensions, blondes, and lived-in colors. You want length? Ask for Steph. She loves the entire extension process, from consult to install, and she’s so knowledgeable! One of her favorite moments in the salon is seeing her client’s confidence boost post service.

When she’s not in the salon, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her friends and family and venturing out, exploring all that Duluth has to offer.

Favorite Feel Good Movie: The Last Song or When in Rome.

Favorite Pick-me-up beverage: Strawberry Acai Refresher with Water from Starbucks or a Diet Coke!

One thing you never leave home without: My Apple Watch

Favorite Local Hangout: Bulldog Pizza or Duluth Cider

I recharge by: Having a day with no schedule!

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VAL HONER

Bio coming soon!

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Eric Santiago

ERIC SANTIAGO

A native of Minnesota, Eric has quite the portfolio. Starting at the age of 13, he would spend his summers in his aunt’s salon helping sweep hair, book appointments, and greeting guests. You can say he fell into the world of hair naturally. So in 2002 he enrolled in Cosmetology school, graduating a year later. By the end of 2004, having been in the business less than 2 years, he started working as a Master Educator for one of the leading hair care companies, Loreal Matrix. His training with them brought him to multiple states, and even internationally for workshops. He even had the opportunity to work hair shows both on and off stage.

Through the years, he has worn many hats: educator, owner, manager and, most importantly, friend to many wonderful clients. With a passion for the business, Eric is a master at his craft and truly cares for his guests. You will be happy to sit in his chair! One of his favorite mottos is: "Without a great consultation you are dead in the water." It truly does set the foundation for a great service. His range of services from color, to cutting, to extensions, texture services and love of product knowledge makes him well rounded for every guest.

When not at work he enjoys spending a lot of time with his family and friends, and taking care of his many animals. Eric enjoys life and everyone around him. A softy at heart, he is always ready to give a smile and a welcoming hug!

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MCKENZIE MCCULLOUGH

McKenzie has been doing hair since August 2006 and has been working independently behind the chair since May 2015. She specializes in blondes and lived in colors, but her favorite thing about being a stylist is the relationships she builds with her clients. 

When McKenzie isn’t behind the chair she enjoys spending time with her husband, Alex, and their 4 year old daughter, Molly. They love camping, fishing, wheeling and just being outdoors! 

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KATIE ZOSEL

Katie is from Duluth and has been doing hair since 2011.

Doing hair truly is her passion. She specializes in cuts and all types of colors!  Whether it’s a bright blonde, a rich brunette, a lived-in balayage or any vivid color, there is no color service that doesn’t excite her. She believes that behind every successful hair appointment is a thorough consultation. Her favorite things about being a stylist is having the ability to make her clients feel more confident after each appointment, and the relationships she is able to build with them. You will love spending time in her relaxing suite!

When she isn’t at the salon, Katie enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys going to concerts and she loves summertime in Duluth, but her favorite time of the year is football season when she can cheer on her favorite team, the Packers! 

For scheduling, please book at katiezosel.glossgenius.com

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ROSY CHEEKS WAXING

Savanna, or Sav as her friends often call her, is the owner of Rosy Cheeks Waxing located in our upstairs suites at The Colour Lounge. Originally from Grand Rapids, Sav always hoped she'd someday move to Duluth. In 2017, she made that dream a reality! Then she needed something new to aspire to and her new dream became waxing. Prior to moving here, she was doing hair at a salon in Grand Rapids but found she didn't love it like she thought she would. When she left the iron range, she had no intention of staying in the beauty industry - yet once she discovered waxing she instantly fell in love with it. For the past 6 years, she has been specializing in full body/facial waxing as well as lash/brow tinting. Nothing brings her more joy than making her clients feel happy, confident and smooth! Creating the most welcoming and comfortable waxing experience is something Sav is incredibly passionate about and she is ready to prove that waxing is nothing to be afraid of. Outside of the salon, no matter the time of year, you'll likley find her near Lake Superior (or, more likley, inside it!) She also loves to travel and spend time with her family, friends and 3 fur babies. A few of her favorite things include musicals, animals, brunch and all things Disney! You can always count on her for a warm welcome, an engaging conversation, professionalism and immense kindness.

Favorite Feel Good Movie: Uptown girls or Bridesmaids 

Favorite Pick Me Up Beverage: Chai Tea Latte

Never Leave Home Without: Chapstick and dog hair!

Favorite Local Hangout: Jean Duluth Dog Park and The Lakewalk

I Recharge By: Swimming or curling up with a good book

For scheduling, please go to https://rosycheeksbysav.square.site

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