Meet Our Team


Kim Mandolfo, Owner

School attended: Horst Institute, Aveda Institute Minneapolis
Year graduated: 1994
"What I love most about my job is working with a team who is so heartfelt and passionate about making each client feel and look their best each visit. I love working with Aveda and feel good about sharing their vision and mission with our guests. We have fun at work and our guests can feel the positive energy we create. "    —Kim


Alesha Jankowski, Esthetician

School Attended: Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics
Year graduated: 1999
Year started at Avant: 1999
"What I love most about my job is coming to work to see my clients--they are the reason to be here." —Alesha


Toni Mettler, Cosmetologist

School attended: Xenon International School of Hair Design
Year graduated: 2000
Year started at Avant: 2002
"What I love most about my job is that our salon has a relaxing atmosphere. My clients are awesome and I enjoy my boss and co-workers!" —Toni


Courtney Veldhuis, Cosmetologist

School attended: Xenon International Academy
Year graduated: 1998
Year started at Avant: 2002-2005, 2008-present
"What I love most about my job is being creative every day. I love the social aspect and creating incredible relationships with my clients." —Courtney


Shelby Vincent, Cosmetologist

School attended: Xenon International Academy
Year graduated: 2004
Year started at Avant: 2006
"What I love most about my job is the relationships that I have established with my clients and co-workers." —Shelby


Danielle Ingram, Cosmetologist

School attended: Professional Cosmetology Institute
Year graduated: 2000
Year started at Avant: 2006
"What I love most about my job is the ability to do multiple types of services, helping to make people feel and look their best. The service I really enjoy to offer is haircolor because it lets me be creative." —Danielle



Chelsea Roberts, Cosmetologist

School attended: Xenon International Academy
Year graduated: 2009
Year started at Avant: 2009
"What I love most about my job is constantly being presented with new challenges and opportunities. It's great to come to work every day and still be excited about your profession and the beauty industry in general. Education fuels our field and makes me who I am as a stylist." —Chelsea


Bri Heger, Cosmetologist

School attended: Xenon International Academy
Year graduated: 2011
Year started at Avant: 2013
"What I love most about my job is the creative aspect – I love coming into the salon and getting to create something new everyday. I enjoy making my clients feel beautiful and confident, not only on the inside but on the outside as well.” —Bri


Darcy Shedeed, Cosmetologist

School attended: Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics
Year graduated: 2011
Year started at Avant: 2011
"What I love most about my job is the girls I work with and the fast-paced environment." —Darcy


Jamey Mease, Costmetologist and Instructor

School attended: EQ School of Hair Design (cosmetology license), La James International
Year graduated: 2001, 2010
Year started at Avant: 2013
"What I love most about my job is teaching others how to care for themselves and making them feel good. I love being able to share my knowledge of hair care and teaching others how to create their own look.” —Jamey


Krystal Rosenbaum, Costmetologist

School attended: Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics
Year graduated: 2013
Year started at Avant: 2013
"What I love most about my job is meeting new people and giving them a great experience when they’re in my chair.” —Krystal


Monica Petersen, Receptionist

Year started at Avant: 2004.
"What I love most about my job is the atmosphere. All the salon girls are like family and I have made many memories working at Avant. I look forward to working at here for many years to come!" —Monica