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Meet the Team

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At GiGi’s Salon and Spa we connect beauty, education and well-being with nurturing rituals in a warm, professional and creative environment. Our partnership with Aveda assures authentic, natural products of the highest quality.

“We want our Salon to have a good community feeling, a place where relationships are formed and not just where business is done. To be a good place to get your hair done and great place to meet new friends."

You may see there are price variations with most of our services. This is because our Stylists, Estheticians, Nail Technicians, and Massage Therapists work on a level system, which means the pricing is tiered for reflect their education, experience, and expertise. After they complete training sessions and educational workshops with industry leaders, their prices may increase to reflect a new skill level. 

Ginger - Owner, Professional Hair Designer, and Director of Education           

As a stylist for over 20 years, Ginger has gone through extensive training with Vidal Sassoon, Aveda, and Redken. Ginger has also been to advanced training in color and cutting classes in New York, Chicago, California and Las Vegas. Ginger is also certified in the Great Lengths Hair Extensions, Bombshell Hair Extensions, and Invisible Bead Hair Extensions. Ginger continues to grow her own education, as well as helps others get educated in an industry that is always changing. Her patience and hands on teaching methods keep her quite busy.  Her approach and technical skills has made her a highly sought-after hairdresser. Her talent is creating beautiful natural looking color, Hair Extensions and fantastic haircuts.

GiGi’s Salon and Spa has been her dream the past 15 years. The growth and knowledge that she has gained over the years has pushed her to her limits and when the opportunity arose for her to open her own salon, she decided to jump on it

Joining her in this path is her sister and business partner Gillian along with a group of talented and amazing individuals who truly make GiGi’s Salon and Spa “a place, a beauty”.

“Whether you’ve been doing hair for ten months or ten years, there is ALWAYS something new to learn”. ~Ginger

 

Gillian - Owner, Advanced Practice Esthetician, and Educator        

Gillian has always had a passion for the arts: a passion that would land her a growing career in the beauty industry. She enrolled in Regency Beauty Academy in 2003 and discovered she could utilize her artistic talent and creative thinking in a career full of opportunities.

Since graduating from beauty school Gillian has taken many advanced training seminars and been certified in skin care, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, hydrafacial, body waxing, lash lifts, Brow shaping, Novalash Eyelash Extensions, and Kryolan Makeup. Gillian’s passion is Eyelash Extensions and has been certified for over 15 years. Gillian is a certified Novalash trainer for Minnesota. She continually seeks out education and training through advanced industry workshops and upcoming beauty shows to stay up to date on the industry's latest innovations in professional skin care and cosmetics.

Gillian also shared the same dream with her sister Ginger in opening a salon. Life’s events had led her to this course and now she is going to be able to put her passion into her own business.

"I love what I do because I get to see an end result of my work with each and every client."~Gillian

Emily - Level 5 Professional Hair Designer

Emily has been in the industry for 18 years and is constantly inspired by people and creativity. She has a unique ability to connect with her clients and understands what looks good on them.  Emily specializes in blondes, balayages, and special occasion hair. She has furthered her knowledge in the hair industry with Aveda Advanced Education classes, Brazilian Blowout, Easihair Pro Hair Extensions, Men's Trends class with Dusty Rhode, Advanced Cutting with Jon Reyman, and Davines trend cutting. Emily stays on top of trends and techniques; she prides herself on being honest, straight forward and a down to earth stylist creating styles that are fashion-inspired and edgy, yet easy and wearable. 

Jaclyn - Level 5 Professional Hair Designer

Jaclyn fell in love with the industry by watching her aunts. She decided to follow in her aunts' footsteps and go to beauty school to become a licensed Cosmetologist. She graduated in 2013 and now Jaclyn works at her aunts' salon. Jaclyn has completed a 6 week extensive training program with Vidal Sassoon (California) and continuously attends Advanced Balayage Training Classes. She is certified in Brazilian Blowout, Easihair Pro Extensions, and Bombshell Hand-Tied Extensions. She spends her free time keeping up with the latest techniques and hair trends so she can improve her abilities every day for the clients.

Alisa - Level 5 Professional Hair Designer

Alisa graduated from the Aveda Institute Minneapolis in 2013 from the Cosmetology and Esthesiology programs. Alisa specializes in all types of creative hair coloring and cutting techniques. Alisa has gone through the GiGi’s Advanced Training Program and has also advanced her education in Novalash Eyelash Extensions, Easihair Pro Hair Extensions, Brazilian Blowout, Men's Trends with Dusty Rhode, Advanced Cutting with Jon Reyman, and makeup. Alisa takes pride in achieving a perfect look for each guest and loves taking her time with every client to make them look and feel beautiful.

Mandy - Level 4 Professional Hair Designer

Mandy has been in the hair industry for over 11 years and specializes in Brazilian Blowouts, balayages, round brush blowouts, and razor cuts. Mandy has furthered her knowledge in the hair industry with Aveda Advanced Education classes, an extensive 5 day cutting class with Vidal Sassoon, Brazilian Blowout, Easihair Pro Hair Extensions, Men's Trends class with Dusty Rhode, and Advanced Cutting with Jon Reyman. Mandy is always willing to advance her education in cutting and coloring. Mandy says her dedication to creativity and ongoing training creates exciting coloring techniques and sharp haircuts.

Meghan - Level 4 Professional Hair Designer and Eyelash Technician

Meghan has been in the industry for over 9 years. She has furthered her skills with numerous Aveda Advanced Education classes, Brazilian Blowout, Easihair Pro Hair Extensions, Men's Trends with Dusty Rhode, Advanced Cutting with Jon Reyman, as well as manicure and pedicure training. She has found her niche in amazing special occasion hair styles for weddings, Prom, and other formal events. Meghan is also very passionate about hair color. Her guests always gush about her coloring skills. Meghan is always up for a challenge!

Miranda - Level 4 Professional Hair Designer 

Although Miranda has been doing hair for over 20 years now, she has had a passion for hair as long as she can remember. Miranda graduated from Regency beauty school in 2000 and has continued to educate herself with the Dusty Rhode cutting class, and is brazillian blowout certified. Over the years, Miranda has found her passion in coloring clients hair, particularly foils and balayage. Using her style and creativity she is able to transform her clients hair to cater directly to their needs. Pairing her passion with her skill and experience, Miranda has developed a strong ability to connect with clients and deliver their dream hair. 

Dezirae - Level 3 Professional Hair Designer 

Dezirae has been in the Cosmetology industry for over 7 years. She is a natural talent with superior guest service. She has a passion for cutting, specifically for men. She has gone through the GiGi’s Advanced Training Program and has also advanced her education with Brazilian Blowout, Easihair Pro Hair Extensions, Men's Trends with Dusty Rhode, and Advanced Cutting with Jon Reyman. Dezirae prides herself in creating the Aveda experience for each one of her guests.

Gina - Level 3 Professional Hair Designer

Growing up with 4 sisters, Gina was always doing someone's hair. She has always had a passion for the industry and after many years working in admissions at Regency Beauty Institute, she finally decided to pursue her dreams and enroll in the cosmetology program. Gina graduated from the Aveda Institute in December of 2017. She has advanced training and is always continuing her education. 

Alli - Level 2 Professional Hair Designer

Growing up, Alli was surrounded by numerous friends and family members in the industry and developed a love for hair. Alli graduated from the Aveda Institute in September of 2015. Alli has done many advanced education classes with Aveda for hair coloring and cutting. She has also completed an advanced cutting class with Unite as well as advanced updo education with Moroccan Oil. Alli is certified with Brazilian Blowout and EasiHair Pro hair extensions and loves to be creative with fun fashion hair colors. 

Aleena - Level 2 Professional Hair Designer and Nail Technician

Aleena graduated from Aveda Institute Minneapolis in 2016 with her Massage Therapy Certificate. Aleena is a 'day-maker' and loves that she can turn someone's day around. Aleena is also educated in LCN Gel Nails as well as regular and gel polish manicures and pedicures. She graduated from Aveda Institute Minneapolis in 2017 with her Cosmetology License and completed the GiGi's advanced education program. 

Lexi - Level 1 Professional Hair Designer

 Lexi graduated from the Aveda Institute in 2020. She has done many continuing education classes with Aveda and has graduated from the GiGi's Advanced Education Program. Her passion for hair started when she worked as a front desk coordinator at GiGi's in 2017. Lexi is a very enthusiastic and driven hair stylist. Whether you are looking for a vibrant color or a beautiful balayage, she will exceed your expectations. 

Tianna - Level 3 Advanced Practice Esthetician and Massage Therapist

Tianna graduated from Aveda with her Esthetician license and Massage Therapy Certificate in 2012. She has had many continuing education courses with Avedaon advanced facial and massage techniques. She also obtained her Novalash Eyelash Extension certificate in 2015 and has done advanced training with the GiGi's advance education program with classic and volume eyelash extensions. Tianna is a very calm and relaxing person to be around and enjoys the natural properties of the Aveda skincare line. She recently obtained her Advanced Esthetics license to be able to provide microcurrent, dermaplaning, hydrafacials, microdermabrasion, and high frequency in her facial services.

Rachel - Level 3 Advanced Practice Esthetician

Rachel graduated from the Esthetics program at the Minneapolis Aveda Institute in February 2016, and more recently graduated from the Institute of Advanced Esthetics in March 2022. She has done many continuing education courses and has graduated from the GiGi's advanced education program to perfect her craft. She also earned her certification with Novalash Eyelash Extensions in August of 2017 and has trained in classic, volume, and mega volume lash extensions. Rachel is also one of our licensed makeup artists certified in airbrush makeup. Whether its your wedding day or your family pictures, she can accommodate your needs. She is incredibly passionate about skin care, lash artistry and making her clients feel and look their very best.

Sam - Level 1 Advanced Practice Esthetician 

Sam has completed 3 separate programs at Aveda Institute Minneapolis - Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, and Esthiology. She found she had the most passion for skin and decided to further her education by receiving her Advanced Practice License. Sam's love of skincare derived from her personal skin struggles throughout her adolescence, which has driven her to make everyone feel beautiful in their own skin. On top of Sam's many licenses and vast knowledge of all things skin, her kind-hearted personality will make you feel right at home. Her favorite services to perform are HydraFacials and Dermaplaning, but a fan-favorite are her lash lift and tints. 

Alyssa - Level 1 Advanced Practice Esthetician

Taysia - Level 1 Massage Therapist 

Taysia graduated from Aveda Institute Minneapolis in March 2022 with her Massage Therapy Certificate that includes deep tissue, Swedish, relaxation, trigger point, and many any other massage services. She had a childhood dream of pursuing a path to help people put self care as a priority and educate people on the importance of body care. Taysia is so excited to help her clients on their wellness journey.

Kaitlynn - New Talent

Kaitlynn graduated from Aveda Institute Minneapolis in 2022, but she is no stranger to GiGi's, she started as a Front Desk Coordinator in 2021. Kaitlynn has dreamt of being a hair stylist since she was a little girl and is ecstatic to carry out that dream at GiGi's. She is passionate about all things foiling, balayages being her favorite. Kaitlynn is currently going through the GiGi's Advanced Training Program and is excited to start taking clients soon!

Sammi - New Talent

Sammi graduated from Aveda Institute Minneapolis in March 2020 and is currently partaking in the GiGi's Advanced Training Program. She grew up being in love with the hair and beauty industry, always knowing that would be her career path. Sammi is passionate about foiling, balayage is her favorite technique. She loves to further her education and is excited to continue to do so throughout her career. Sammi will be taking new clients soon and she can't wait to have you in her chair! 

Front Desk Team

Our front desk team is trained to cater to each clients needs and ensure a relaxing experience from the moment they walk in the door.