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.


LUIS GONZALEZ
AVEDA Color Purefessional
Hair Stylist + Makeup Artist + Owner

luis@vidasalon.com



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.



JAMES SANCHEZ
Founder + Owner
james@vidasalon.com



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.


CARRIE BELLUS
AVEDA Cut and Stylist Purefessional
Hair Stylist + VIDA Cutting Educator

carrie@vidasalon.net


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!




HEATHER HALLEY
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.



MICHAELA DROWN
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.



TESSA WIGAND
Hair Stylist






Bio Coming Soon!


MICHAEL NEIL
Hair Stylist & Color Specialist

In the industry since 2010, Michael has had the opportunity to work alongside several industry giants to gain experience and knowledge. He attended the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis, worked for Aveda Corporate, had advanced education at Sassoon Academy London, and most recently worked as a color specialist at the Aveda nationally award winning Ruiz Salon in Austin, Texas. He has spent several years studying both curly and fine hair textured hair types, with an emphasis in education on the science of hair. 


A Professional Beauty Association 2013 Beacon Award Winner, Michael has had the privilege to work on several North American Hairstyling Awards nominated teams, fashion shows, and fashion magazine editorial photo shoots. “I really enjoy helping clients understand more about their hair, making it easier to carry beautiful hair from the salon back into their home and daily life. Sometimes a small enhancement in color, providing new knowledge on product, or just a great blowout can change someone’s whole perspective. It makes my day when I notice the internal lightbulb go on and an excited smile appears on the clients face after sitting in my chair.”.


STEPHANIE GONZALEZ
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.


RHIANNON McGUIRE
Hair Stylist






Bio Coming Soon!


LAYLA OGLE
Hair Stylist

Bio Coming Soon!

James-Sanchez

James Sanchez - Owner

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Deseray Cerda

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Emily-Stockham

Emily Stockham

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Allison Cleppe

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