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 always a priority to her. She has attended the industry’s best Ramirez & Tran Classes in New York on Lived In Color, Cuts & Extensions. She is certified in Brazilian Blowout, Natural Beaded Row, Hand Tied Extensions, Advanced Balayage Techniques and many more. She has been doing extensions for 15 years, and has a large clientele with different installation techniques. Thorough consultations are also a priority to her, to ensure you are are getting the best possible results you are looking for. The connection with guests in her chair and the confidence boost they have when leaving is her favorite part of the job.

When she is not beautifying the Northland, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends & dogs named Maverick & Macy.

Brandy Lusk



Brandy recently joined our team in October 2021. Although she’s new, Brandy’s no stranger to the Colour Lounge; she’s been a client since our doors opened in 2013. 

She moved from Hawaii to attend the University of Minnesota Duluth, and graduated in 2007 with her BBA in Organizational Management and a minor in Sociology. She has 15 years of management experience in a range of industries from Human Services, Optometry, Chiropractic Care, and Fitness. Brandy is also an entrepreneur herself, previously owning a woodworking company and currently operating her own business as a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach. 

Brandy prides herself on her organizational skills and creating and implementing efficient processes, and you can always expect a smile and a positive attitude from her.

In her free time Brandy loves spending time with her wife, son and dogs, Ally and Marley, in the great outdoors, working out in the gym, and frequenting Duluth’s many local breweries.

Paige Valesano



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 and is often at the office when not in the salon.

Cerina "CeCi" Cimermancic



Cerina has been doing hair since 2017 and specializes in dimensional brunettes, lived-in blondes and radical reds. She’s the perfect choice for hand-tied hair extensions as she’s trained in over four different methods, including the popular Natural Beaded Rows (NBR) method. She’s great with custom coloring extensions to seamlessly blend with your natural hair.

Cerina is also a Traditional Airman in the Minnesota Air National Guard, where she enlisted in January 2018.

When she isn’t at one of her other jobs, you can find Cerina watching movies, snuggling up with her three cats, playing fetch with Ottis Maxwell (her massive Irish wolfhound/poodle puppy, working out at the gym, or enjoying the outdoors as much as possible.

Alexis Makela


Alexis has been in the industry since 2016 after graduating from Regency Beauty Institute. She does it all! From balayage and foils to perms and cuts and everything between! Her favorite services are vivid fashion colors as they give her an opportunity to use her creativity and create custom color for the guest in her chair.

When she is not behind the chair you can find her spending time with her 2 year old son, preferably outside!

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Beth found her way to The Colour Lounge after working as a stylist for over a year in Canal Park. Moving from Alabama, she found the hair industry when she enrolled at CCU in Downtown Duluth.

Beth has a passion for helping others and creating styles that bring confidence to clients.

When she's not in the salon you can find her exploring Duluth with her boyfriend, hiking, camping or taking weekend trips.

Breanna Livingston


Breanna is originally from Ashland, Wisconsin. She moved to the Duluth area a few years ago. She graduated from WITC- Superior in December of 2020. Breanna has lots of fresh ideas, specializes in blondes, balayage, and lived in colors. She’s also really great for an up-do or a fresh cut. Breanna has a passion for making people feel confident in their own way! In her chair you’ll experience a warm personality, good conversation and, best of all, great hair.

When Breanna’s not behind the chair she enjoys hanging out with family, friends and her Plott hound puppy, Jax.

Danielle "Dani" Fitch


Dani is a color specialist who found her way to Duluth, MN in April of 2021. She joined The Colour Lounge team shortly thereafter, in May 2021. 

Dani got her start as a cosmetologist in 2015 when she graduated from Marinello School of Beauty in Meriden, Connecticut. After graduating, she worked on expanding her skills and knowledge at a number of salons in Michigan and Wisconsin.

With specialized skills in vivid colors, blondes, and balayage, Dani brings as much energy and enthusiasm into her work as she does her personality. From textured razor cuts, to platinum perfection and rainbow locks, Dani has done it all! What she enjoys most about her work is using her creativity to create unique looks that her clients can feel comfortable and confident in. She will never say no to a challenge, and loves doing huge hair transformations.

When Dani isn’t spending her time working, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and dogs, Zelda and Navi. With a welcoming attitude, Dani is ready to grow her clientele and skills.



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.

Mallorie Carlson


Mallorie has been doing hair for going on 5 years and she’s loved every minute of it!

She grew up watching her grandma as a hairstylist and her grandpa as a barber. She fell more and more in love with the industry the older she got, and finally started her career by graduating from the cosmetology program at WITC in 2016. Mallorie absolutely loves doing blondes, balayage, cuts and colors!

In her free time you can often find Mallorie riding or being with her horses on her grandpa’s farm and enjoying the outdoors. Mallorie says, “I hope to see you in my chair soon!”

Nikki Zeman


Duluth native, Nikki, has a true passion for the beauty industry. She specializes in blondes, balayage lived-in colors, and hand-tied extensions, but she does it all, and loves having new faces in her chair. Her favorite thing about being a hairstylist is seeing the confidence and happiness of her clients when they leave the salon; she says, "It’s contagious!"

When she’s not working Nikki loves to spend time hiking around Duluth with her boyfriend, Braden, and golden doodle, Nala. She also loves to travel, spend time with family and friends and just be outside!

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.

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!

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! 

Sara Kringle


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.

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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. 

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! 

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