Education

Education Team

  • Join our education team!

    We pride our education team on sharing their expertise and passion to our customers. Inspiring them creatively, and showing them new opportunities to grow their salon business is what we love the most! Interested in joining our Education Team? Submit a resume, portfolio, letter of intent, and podcast that best represents you to our Education Manager, Melissa Dasbach. You may email the information above to [email protected], or call 303-400-9845.

  • Angelica Spencer - Keune Education Team

    Angelica Spencer is a bilingual hair designer with over 20 years’ experience in all facets of the beauty industry. As a brand specialist, sales expert and experienced trainer/educator, Angelica is dedicated to sharing her expertise and empowering salon owners and stylists in understanding the keys to successful business growth. Angelica’s interaction style is engaging and expansive, which fosters a dialog between her and her clients to personalize and fully achieve their goals.

  • Angie Lund - Eufora Education Team

    Angie has been an entrepreneur since 1995 and opened Athena Salon, Spa & Wellness in 2009. With her business background and success she began business educating for Eufora International in 2016. She is a Top 200 Salon recipient and has led her team to numerous awards in Northern CO. Angie has a bachelors in education, a minor in psychology and is a certified personal trainer and life/wellness coach. Her desire for the whole person, inside and out, led her to this industry as she felt it was important to approach beauty from a wellness perspective. On top of owning/managing Athena, she currently leads the Eufora Salon Owner’s Network in CO. She enjoys the outdoors, biking, hiking, spending time with family and friends and engaging with Athena’s guests and staff. 

  • Antoinette Delgado - Kevin.Murphy Education Team

    Antoinette is known to be one of the most sought after hairdressers specializing in Dry Cuts, Color, and Runway Styles. With a perfect blend of compassion, creativity, quality of work, customer service and business sense, Antoinette has made a name for herself, and is now a Gold Key Educator training thoroughly with Kevin Murphy techniques, and Color.Me color line. Antoinette focuses on education producing fashion forward looks on a local level. Her technique is very modern, sexy, and beautiful.

  • Armand de Leon - AlfaParf Education Team

    Armand has dedicated his life to the sophisticated art of hair design. Drawn to the Vidal Sassoon ideology for cutting and coloring hair, Armand joined the company in 1998. He received extensive training at the Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, CA, an did apprenticeship in Scottsdale, AZ, before moving to Beverly Hills as a Creative Director for Vidal Sassoon.

    Armand would spend fifteen years as a Beverly Hills Creative Director for the Vidal Sassoon Academy training and motivating strong, creative stylists in New York, Beverly Hills, London, Miami and Santa Monica. During his tenure with Vidal Sassoon he acquired a large fan base, received a wide variety of accolades in local and national media and also became the late icon’s personal stylist and friend.

    Driven by a professional and personal obligation to help the people of his hometown become fashion forward, Armand returned to El Paso. He now shares his talents with his strong client base in El Paso as well as Beverly Hills representing the Alfaparf color & retail line.

  • Carrie Luthi - Color.Me Education Team

    By the age of 3, Carrie had already begun her road to becoming a stylist. She was always combing her grandfather’s hair in every direction possible and placing rollers in it to set the style. By age 13 she had started hair experiments on herself trying every color scheme under the sun, and by 16 she was working with extensions. Growing up, her friends were always at her front door whether it was for a new cut and color, makeup and hair for prom, or just a night out on the town. By the end of high school it was clear that her talent had become truly visible.

    Carrie studied at Regency Beauty Institute before earning her cosmetology license and continues her education to this day. It is important to her to keep up on the latest and greatest styles and trends. She has been trained in KEVIN.MURPHY®, Redken®, Schwarzkopf®, Goldwell®, Wella®,and Pravana®. In addition to her coloring techniques she is certified in Hotheads® extensions which is now hairtalk®, as well as extensive training in Surface® and Purelogy® cutting techniques. She has worked on hair and makeup for a number of photo shoots such as boudoir and trash the dress. She attends MAC makeup classes regularly in Colorado and Vegas. She also does makeup for weddings, family photo shoots, special events, or a night on the town.

    Carrie is creative, spontaneous, and always willing to try new and different things. With her as your stylist you're always in for a fun experience. There is never a dull moment whether it is in your consultation or your follow-ups. Carrie’s approach as a stylist is based on youthful maturity that highlights every client’s unique look. A style that showcases vitality, sophistication, and an elegance that transcends classic styles and new trends.

  • Chad Boltz - Paul Mitchell Education Team

    If a stylist ever thinks they know everything, it is time to quit. With that in mind, I have cultivated a passion for learning and for passing that knowledge on to others.  As a National Educator and Color Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems I get to study and assess with talented artists at the national level and work with talented salon teams in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming.  I would be honored to get to spend some time with you and your salon teams. 

  • Chi Chi - Kevin.Murphy

    Chi Chi is a Barber Stylist with 15+ years experience working in & around Downtown Denver, lending his skills with both Men's styling & Editorial Finishing to the likes of local publications, photo & video shoots, as well as runway shows for 303, Denver Fashion Weekend & the Red Ball. As an impassioned educator & Brand Ambassador for Kevin Murphy, Chi Chi has further refined his craft & while never losing anchor in his barbering roots, he remains dedicated to the future of hairstyling, hair stylists & the education & betterment of both.

  • Dawn Capra Grace - Kevin.Murphy Education Team

    I have been a stylist for 20 years. I began my career in Cherry Creek at an Aveda salon. I have a background in fashion and have not only done hair for many but also organized and participated in many fashion/hair shows. My goal is to continue to grow with the Kevin Murphy Company and expand my options in the Denver area. I currently am a Platinum Key within the Kevin Murphy Company.

  • Eric Kendzior - Paul Mitchell Education Team

    He has over 10 years in the industry. In addition to his outgoing personality, he is a highly skilled and a National Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems. He provides the salon with continuing education classes and instruction on a monthly basis. He takes pride in knowing both his salon and his stylists are the very best Colorado Springs has to offer!

  • Goldie - Kevin.Murphy Education Team

    Goldie has been in the hair industry for over a decade; she first attended hair school at age 19 and after a few years of doing hair decided to pursue her dreams of being an artist. She received her BFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design and promptly went straight back into hair. The whole aim of her career ever since has been to marry her two loves of her life; art and hair. Now Goldie co-owns her own salon suite in Cherry Creek called Bast Studio (baststudio.co). She's in charge of graphic design, web design, and Facebook/Instagram marketing. She was first introduced to Kevin Murphy while living in Savannah and discovered that EASY.RIDER was the only thing that could tame her head of crazy waves in the humidity and make her hair manageable. She is honored to work for a company like Kevin Murphy who echoes her same values and encourages creative expression.

  • Hayley Hale - Eufora Education Team

    I have been an educator with Eufora since 2009 and my commitment to this brand is because of Eufora's commitment to the hairstylist to provide education, salon partnership and an environmentally friendly brand. I am passionate about doing hair because of the education and systems that Eufora has taught me and I want to give that to others! I believe that any hairstylist can be successful if they use systems and continue their education. Besides being an educator, I work behind the chair full time and do a lot of hair for weddings. I hope to inspire others in this incredible industry that I love. 

  • Heidi Kuker - KEVIN.MURPHY Education Team

    Heidi loves to create beauty that's edgy and anything but basic.

    She is passionate about her work behind the chair, specializing in colour, cutting and extensions. Her expertise and laid back attitude will leave you feeling confident, renewed, and fierce!

    Heidi also values education and is currently a PLATINUM.KEY educator for COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY. She started her journey with KEVIN.MURPHY three years ago, and is thankful for the lessons and growth it has provided. “It has been incredible,” Heidi says. “I love sharing with my colleagues, clients and stylists. I am enrolled in Hair: Mastered. I'm always looking for new ways to push myself, step outside the box, and develop my artistry further."

    Last, but certainly not least, she has a passion for fashion. She has worked backstage at New York Fashion Week the past two seasons, and has plans to share her talent in upcoming seasons. She is happily involved in the fashion community closer to home as a part of styling teams for local fashion shows and collaborative work to build her portfolio.

  • Joshua Halladay - Kevin.Murphy Education Team

    Joshua has been working in the hair industry for the past 12 years. He started working in the hair industry as a receptionist selling products. This eventually sparked his interest into getting his cosmetology license from Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy. Toni and Guy, being a fashion-forward school, laid the foundation for Joshua’s interest in the high fashion world of hair. When Josh became an independent stylist, he had no doubt the culture, core values and outstanding performance of KEVIN.MURPHY products was a perfect fit for him and his salon. Being inspired by Kevin and his session work encouraged Joshua to become a session stylist in his own community. He networks with models, makeup artists and photographers and he is published in several magazines like beauNu, ellements, and Faerie magazine. He has worked in New Mexico Fashion Week several times and is continually inspired by fashion, culture and art. His love and passion for KEVIN.MURPHY led him to become an GOLD.KEY educator. It is his dream and he is very honored to spread his knowledge and passion with others for such a magnificent brand.

  • Kara Forshay - Paul Mitchell Education Team

    Kara has established and owns a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon since April 1997. She has been a National Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems for 9 years and has been on their PAC Team (Platform Artist Club) since 2004. This team of 21 travels around the country performing at hair shows and trade events. She takes great pride in her work and in the beauty industry. She teaches everything from cuts, color techniques, men's grooming, long hair styling and business coaching.
    "I believe that everyone is beautiful, I just like to make it more obvious" Kara Forshay

  • Lindsey Livingston - AlfaParf Education Team

    I have always been a dreamer at heart. My imagination would get me in trouble with my mother. She would find my creative concoctions of soaps, lotions, and anything I could find to make believe I owned my own cosmetics company. That dream became reality in 2005 when I opened Eden Salon & Barbershop after being in the industry 5 years.

    I am a Colorado Native, born in Denver and raised in Monument, Colorado. My passion lies deep, 1st rooted with my spiritual/family life and emerging into the branches of creativity. I strive to make a difference in the world through health, beauty & art. My salon has made a huge impact in our community. The vision for Eden is simple. We believe in giving back. From education, volunteering for Mommy Makeovers, to organizing our annual Benefit Halloween Hair Show, I like to keep things fun & interesting.

    As the leader of over 30 Independent Artists & 18 years in the industry, education is the #1 motivator. I am on the Alfaparf Milano's Creative Team with education and one of their social media ambassadors. I have multiple Master Certifications including Alfaparf Milano Master Colorist, Aquage Masters Class certified, the Toni & Guy Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Program in Haircutting, and Master Yosh Toya educated to name a few. I have had the honor of being published in Modern Salon in October 2013. 

    I love this industry with all of my heart. There is always something new to discover. I will never stop learning. Sharing my knowledge and helping others succeed is one of the greatest gifts of all. I have the desire to be an inspiration.

  • Nine Morrison - Moroccanoil Education Team

    Nine has dedicated the last 10 years to spreading empowerment, community, and education throughout the beauty industry. When she is not teaching, she is running her company, WedLocks Bridal Hair & Makeup, and working with hundreds of brides every year!

  • Paul Salas - Kevin.Murphy Education Team

    Paul has been passionate about hair and fashion and in the industry for over a decade and is extremely committed to continued education. Orginally from Grand Junction, Co where he attended The Salon Professional Academy he made the move to Denver just over 6 years ago. Paul has participated in events like Denver Fashion Week, Red Ball, and other local events as well as being a published artist. Building a career around an eco friendly and cruelty free experience made KEVIN.MURPHY a clear choice and continues to inspire him as he moves forward as an educator.

  • Rachel Cordova - AlphaParf Education Team

    A second generation practitioner, Rachel Cordova has been a Licensed cosmetologist for 13 years. For nine of those years, she has been a dedicated educator for Alfaparf Milano and R. Stafford. Traversing the field she has held positions from an hourly employee to booth renter, Independent contractor, production lead and has even owned her own salon. She currently runs a small color suite with an assistant to support her. Rachel has been and continues to be ever evolving, receiving education several times a year to further her Color knowledge and business skills. Eager to share with everyone, she believes we will grow and develop together commanding the respect that our business industry deserves. "It is a practice, and like a doctor or lawyer we should be held with just as high regard."

  • Sharaya Ellerbe-Baez - Eufora Education Team

    Sharaya (or affectionately known as Raya by most) is a technical educator for Eufora International. She manages and works behind the chair at Foundation Hair Studio in the City Park neighborhood. As a men's and curl specialist, she appreciates challenging,technical cuts and precision techniques!

  • ToE - Paul Mitchell Education Team

    ToE has been behind the chair since 2009, working at a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon since 2011. He knew he was destine to be in the hair industry wrapping his first perm in the kitchen at 9 (Chemical free on a life size doll) As a former employee of the Walt Disney Travel Company, ToE understands what it means to have a great guest experience. He brings this energy and joy when working with his guests and when showing others how to kick it up a notch. Education has always been his passion and he loves what he does, so why not share that love with like minded individuals.

  • Vanessa Piccola - Number 4 Education Team

    As a beautician of 10 years and counting, Vanessa's passion for people has driven her through this industry's opportunities. She is currently located and practices out of Denver, CO, with an education base out of Southern California. Along with taking care of her clientele base and launching an airbrush spray tanning business, she works with WedLocks bridal styling team, and proudly educates for Number 4 Haircare Products.