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.

Favorite Feel Good Movie: Its a tie between Eat, Pray, Love and Bring it On!

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

One thing you never leave home without: Stanley Cup! Hydrdate feel great!

Favorite Local Hangout: On the water!

I recharge by: Working out



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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 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



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.

Favorite Feel Good Movie: The Blindside

Favorite Pick-me-up beverage: Caramel Frappuccino with extra drizzle

One thing you never leave home without: My emotional support water bottle ;)

Favorite Local Hangout: I'm a homebody!

I recharge by: snuggles from my pup



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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Originally from Minneapolis, Jeanine relocated to the northland in 2022. She attended the Horst/Aveda Institute of Minneapolis and has over 25 years of experience in the industry. She specializes in curly hair, perms, grey blending, coloring and foiling. She has a sweet and calming personallity that comes in handy if you're wanting to get your child in for haircut! She's quite the kid whisperer!

When she's not behind the chair she loves to travel, have fun with photography, and spend time with family and friends. During our long Minnesota winters she loves to visit the ocean and look for shark teeth and shells.

You will love spending time in her chair!

Favorite Feel Good Movie: Mamma Mia

Favorite Pick-me-up beverage: Starbucks Strawberry Acai Lemonade

One thing you never leave home without: Phone and Water

Favorite Local Hangout: Park Point Beach

I recharge by: Relaxing at home


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. Occcupying most of her time lately is planning her wedding to her fiance 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



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!



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 doodles, Nala and Mokki. She also loves to travel, spend time with family and friends and just be outside!

Favorite Feel Good Movie: The Lion King or White Chicks

Favorite Pick-me-up beverage: White Chocolate Espresso Shaker from Caribou or Diet Coke of course!

One thing you never leave home without: my chapstick!

Favorite Local Hangout: Any local brewery or coffee shop!

I recharge by: spending time away from my phone and doing some type of self care that I am relaxed by (getting outside, baking, or taking a nap)

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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



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!

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. 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! 

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Clarissa may be new to the Duluth area, but she has been an independent stylist for the last 5 years in Grand Forks, ND and has 7 years of behind the chair experience. She specializes in balayage, lived-in looks, and blondes. She absolutely loves connecting with her guests, as clients easily become like family!

When she isn't behind the chair she is running around with a million projects in hand, going on adventures with her family, and constantly trying to remember if she's forgotten anything...LOL. You will love spending time in her presence, as she is so sweet and fun!