Our Team

Our Commitment

VIDA Salon is committed to hiring, training and providing for our clients the best staff in our industry. Every person who works with us is dedicated to exceptional service, teamwork, continued education and most importantly, caring for you. We are excited to create an outstanding experience for you during your time with us.

AVEDA Color Purefessional
Hair Stylist + Makeup Artist + Owner


Luis has been committed to both Aveda and education since 2005. A Pure Talent graduate from the Aveda Academy Denver, Luis is a Certified Hair Color Educator, Aveda Hair Color Mentor Purefessional and the owner of VIDA Salon. His hard work and talent landed him a position on the hair design team for New York Fashion Week in 2008. He is a proud member of Lupe Voss’ Hair Color Magic training team and has been onstage at Aveda Congress with David Adams and redCHOCOLATE. Luis’ ability to encourage and motivate stylists comes from his experience behind the chair and his relatable teaching style. "Having fun and being creative with my guests fuels me to learn more and educate myself further,” Luis says.

Founder + Owner

James founded VIDA Salon 18 years ago in north Denver.  He is a Denver native and has been a business entrepreneur in north Denver for over 25 years. He was also a founding partner in the restaurant Sushi Hai & The Hai Bar and also YOUR HOME Real Estate LLC both located in north DenverJames is here to make sure that everything about your visit is perfect by over seeing all VIDA Salons operations and managment. "Your decision to visit us is a choice that we deeply appreciate. We are constantly striving to deliver the best services and products available." - James. If there's anything that VIDA Salon can do to improve your visit, just let him know.

AVEDA Cut and Stylist Purefessional
Hair Stylist + VIDA Cutting Educator


Carrie loves connecting with new people. She is committed to listening to each and every guest that sits in her chair and delivering a service that is beyond what is expected. She has been an AVEDA hairstylist since 1999 with a dedication to education in her industry. She has been educating nationally as an AVEDA Cut & Style Purefessional since 2006 and spent 6 years working with our local Aveda Institute here in Denver. She is honored to have been nominated with the Inspire Greatness Team for a North American Hairstyling Award, a coveted industry achievement. Some of her favorite Aveda products are Volumizing Tonic, Air Control, and Damage Control! When she's not in the salon she is outdoors enjoying the beautiful outdoors!

Hair Stylist

An accomplished stylist of 15 years who has dedicated herself to working at VIDA Salon with Aveda and their philosophies for her entire career. She is very passionate about her work and always takes time to listen to what her guests want and helps them integrate their ideas with what will work best for their hair, face structure and life style. Heather prides herself on giving each guest her individual care and attention.

Hair Stylist

Michaela found her passion for the beauty industry from her mom, who was also a hairstylist. Because of this fact she as been around the industry all her life and can't  remember a day where her mom didn't have her hair and makeup done. She spent a lot of time after school hanging out at her mom's salon, but never expected to follow in her footsteps.

Michaela started her career at the Aveda Institute in 2012, and have been in love ever since. She love Aveda color, and working with blondes his her favorite! She loves all the Aveda products and finds it hard to name on as just her favorite. At the moment she loves the Tulasara Firm concentrate.

When she is not doing hair you can find Michaela at home, and is a homebody in every sense of the word. She loves gardening, cooking, watching movies, and hanging out with her dogs. She also has been known to hit up the occasional thrift store or flea market.

Hair Stylist

Bio Coming Soon!

Hair Stylist

Bio Coming Soon!

Hair Stylist

Stephanie found her passion for the beauty industry while working front line at Vida Salon. She loved seeing guest come in and get pampered and leave the salon feeling a new type of way. When she see's a guest leave the salon happy and feeling like a new person she knows we all took care of them. She graduated the Aveda Institute of Denver in August 2016 but has been in love with Aveda and their beliefs since she was 12. Her favorite services are anything to do with hair Color, she loves enhancing her guests' natural beauty with hair color, whether its natural hand painted highlights to the most bold of red, she really enjoys customizing each service to each guest. Favorite Aveda product has to be Air Control! She loves the way it smells and leaves her hair with hold and texture. She usually spritzs Air control onto her hair and my whole body since I love it so much.

 When she's not doing hair she's usually spending time with her loved ones. She grew up being very family oriented and wouldn’t change it for anything. She loves looking for new places to adventure with them.

Hair Stylist

Bio Coming Soon!

Hair Stylist

Maria has always loved hair because of how self expressive it is to an individual. She loves getting to know different personalities and being able to give someone the hair that helps them feel like themselves. She went to the Aveda Institute in Provo Utah and loved it. She had great mentors with great accomplishments who were inspiring greatness every day.  She has now been doing hair for 3 years and is excited to continue to grow in the industry. She loves hair. She loves cutting hair, coloring hair, and styling hair. Interesting/alternative styles keep her creative such as cutting a women's pixie or/and multi dimensional color. She can't live without Aveda's dry shampoo and beautifying oil! They are a must for even a relaxed, low maintenance day off. When she's not obsessing over hair you can find her riding her bike around the city or to the park to hang on a hammock while reading a book or crocheting. She might also be having a good laugh with the neighbors in the courtyard, enjoying a beer.

Hair Stylist

Bio Coming Soon!


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