Owner and Colorist

Dawn comes to Beauty and Balance with an extensive background in the hospitality industry and as a colorist at Pascal Pour Elle. She graduated at the top of her class from The Aveda Institute Chicago (AIC), received extensive colorist training at Pascal Pour Elle, and completed advanced education classes with Goldwell Color Systems.  Dawn attended the Goldwell Acadamey in Baltimore, MD for advanced color training in September, 2011.  She received an invitation as one of 125 applicants to sit on the 2006 Advisory Board Panel for AIC where she gave feedback on curriculum and participant needs. Dawn has also completed advanced business training at Bumble and Bumble Academy in New York. Her warm personality and attention to detail give her color clientele a wonderful experience that is worth repeating.   Dawn worked exclusively with photographer Takamasa Ota on the 2010 and 2011 photo shoots for Beauty and Balance.

Dawn worked exclusively with Oribe in New York on hairdressing in August, 2011.  Kelly and Dawn were invited to Oribe’s intimate Atelier Party on Sunday, August 7, at Canoe Studios in New York.  Following the party, Dawn and Kelly enjoyed a hands-on class with Oribe along with a select few hairdressers from across the country.

Prior to entering the hair salon industry, Dawn was an Event Planner and Coordinator where she traveled nationally and internationally. Dawn planned meetings and other events for high level executives, medical professionals, and a women’s clothing line, and she also coordinated weddings and social events for high end clientele. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a major in Hospitality and Tourism Management, and received a masters level certification for meeting/event planning and services. When she’s not coloring hair, Dawn enjoys reading and cooking.

Dawn’s Appointment Availability:

Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where did you start your career?
I studied at the Aveda Institute and took my first salon position at Pascal Pour Elle.

What has been the highlight of your career?
Opening the doors of BBS in 2006!

What is one special thing people should know about BBS?
It truly is a family environment here with the common goal of doing great hair and giving great service.

What is the best thing about working at BBS?
Working with my sister!

What is your specialty?
My specialty is hair color. I love creating natural looking highlights and rich brunettes.

What is one hair care product you can’t live without?
Oribe’s Supershine Moisture Cream

What does your job entail?
I am a salon owner, Circus leader, hair colorist, accountant, Human Resources, Referee, Public Relations, and Therapist.

Who is your favorite style icon?