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, and 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, and Owner

James founded VIDA Salon 15 years ago. He is a business entrepreneur, a restaurateur opening Sushi Hai & The Hai Bar in the Highlands and a Realtor for LIVE Urban Real Estate. James 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. If there's anything that VIDA Salon can do to improve your visit, just let him know.

AVEDA Cut & Stylist Purefessional
Hair Stylist / Salon Cutting Educator

Carrie is an Aveda Haircutting Purefessional. She travels nationally to teach advanced haircutting for Aveda. She also has had the opportunity to work with many leaders in the industry, including the founder of Aveda, Horst Rechelbacher, on shows, classes, and photo shoots. Carrie's commitment to ongoing education keeps her up to date with all the trends. In 2008 she moved from Cleveland to Denver and while still working behind the chair at an Aveda concept Salon, she joined the team at the Aveda Denver Institute, where she was a Lead Educator. Now with VIDA Salon as a full time stylist and our Lead Cut & Stylist Educator.

Hair Stylist

An accomplished stylist of 12 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, Makeup Artist, and Color Educator

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Hair Stylist, and Haircutting Educator

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Hair Stylist

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Hair Stylist

Taylor is originally from Houston, TX and has lived in both Denver and Houston the past few years but has decided to make Denver her home.  She attend Paul Mitchell the School in 2011. Then moved back to Texas right after getting her cosmetology license. She started working at an Aveda Salon for about three years, until she felt it was time to move back to Colorado. She meet the owner Luis in a class she took in Texas and instantly knew that she wanted to work for him at VIDA Salon. "I love everything about doing hair from meeting people to creating beautiful looks and enjoying my time with my guests."

Hair Stylist

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