Our Team

HAIR STUDIO

ASHLEY MARIE

Master Stylist

“Every day? Every minute!”

Ash Marie has been a hairdresser for 21 years, her father was a barber so she was brought up in the business and had the opportunity at a young age to attended Cosmetology school while she was still in high school, so she could start what she loves right away! Ashley loves making people feel comfortable in their own skin, and making them feel beautiful inside and out, so why not do it every day? She doesn’t have one specific specialty because she believes she in continuous education, and being well rounded in everything! What she loves most are Highlights, bayalages and everything in between. She is certified in Tape-In and Fusion extensions From Aqua (who doesn’t want to be a real-life mermaid?) Ashley’s commitment to making you feel beautiful, & having a good time inspires positive vibes all around!

 

DANIELLE

Master/Lead Stylist

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Kahil Gibran

Danielle graduated from Douglas J Aveda Institute in 2008, she began working with Goldwell color and spent the first 6 years of her career taking as many classes as possible. She worked in two different salons at the time, so she could constantly improve her skills and hone in on what she wanted to specialize in. Danielle has been a stylist for the last 13 years working her way up to a lead stylist position at Tribute; in those years she has been to New York Multiple times taking classes at the House of Bumble and Also Goldwell academy. Danielle is the most passionate about women’s short hair, color corrections & transitioning to natural grey hair. Danielle is best known for her relaxed demeanor and her phenomenal shampoo techniques.

Emmie

Stylist

 

JACKIE

Stylist

MARCIA

Senior Stylist

“Working hard for something you don’t care about is called stress, working hard for something you love is called passion.”/p>

Marcia has been a stylist for over 14 years, she has been with Tribute for 6 of those years! Marcia loves doing long thick curly hair. She has been to many education classes in and outside of the salon! She has attended classes from some of the industries lead stylist, such as Sonna Brado & Jay Mahmood. She has also attended Motivational classes from Jen Planck! Marcia enjoys learning new techniques and continuing her education!

NATASHA

Master Stylist

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Natasha started her journey to becoming a hairdresser at Douglas J Aveda Institute in 2009. She has spent the last 12 years building a name for herself locally in the industry. She constantly looks forward to and attends training and education classes. Two of her favorite places to visit are the Goldwell/KMS Academy in New York and Bumble and Bumble. University In New York. One of her most memorable classes was Bb. Curl, a curly hair-cutting and styling class. In the salon, Natasha’s favorite service to perform would be any sort of lightning. She especially loves balayage and is well known for her talents in highlighting. She also really loves doing short women’s cuts and haircut transformations. Her goal is to make you feel beautiful inside and out when you leave her chair. In her free time, Natasha loves spending time with her two kids, Adelaide and Bingham. She loves being outdoors, hiking, and kayaking. Yoga and fashion of her passions.

BAYLIE

Stylist

Baylie graduated from Douglas J Aveda institute: East Lansing in 2020 and found Tribute shortly after. She has been with Tribute for a year now as a licensed assistant and is eager to see clients. Her education continues through classes taught by Goldwell, Oribe, and the Talented team of educated stylists at Tribute! Baylie is the youngest of 4 sisters, one of whom is also a cosmetologist.

 

DEIDRA

Master Stylist

“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody.”

Dede has been in the industry for over a decade, with many continued education classes that have allowed her to specialize in balayage, blondes, color corrections, and lived in color. Dede has been to New York for Goldwell color classes as well as Cutting Techniques. She has attended Vidal Sassoon trained Artist Jay Mahmood in the salon. Her continued education in the industry has allowed her to benefit and expand her knowledge so she can create the best looks for whoever may find themselves in her chair!

Gillian

Stylist

JAY

Master Stylist

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do it comes from overcoming the things you thought you couldn’t.”

The day Jay decided to change his life, he walked home from his lunch shift at an Irish Pub restaurant where he had worked as a server. Remembering the moment so clearl, as he knew he couldn’t keep working as a server, and knew that traditional college was not for him. As the answer came, the day instantly grew brighter, and Jay knew with certainty that this industry was his path. Since that day jay has been a stylist for 17 years! Attending multiple education classes, & honing in on his skills, such as Goldwell Foundation Formulation NYC, Goldwell Formulation Foundations in Milwaukee, creative cutting with Jay Mahmood, Hair Cutting Foundations with Vivienne Mackinder, Increase Your Creative Edge with Vivienne Mackinder, Creative Cutting Series with Nick Beraidi, & Vidal Sassoon ABC Cutting Chicago (Just to name a few.) Jay has worked tremendously hard to get to where he is today! He says “it was a moment of Divine Intervention.” One that he’s been so grateful for since the first moment he picked up a pair of shears.

MATT

Master Stylist

Matt has been doing hair for more than half his life and his whole world revolves around the amazing industry he gets to be a part of every day. Matt specializes in transforming hair into vibrant hair color masterpieces. While his work speaks for itself, it has also landed him finalist positions for multiple categories in the biggest international hair competitions in the world multiple years in a row! Matt makes sure to invest in his continued growth by attending multiple shows across the country every year. He has accumulated countless hours of education to ensure he’s confident in any situation that is brought to him. He proudly dedicates his time to making sure he only focuses on one client at a time and everything it takes to get to their desired result. Matt’s chair is an open and welcoming space for all the self-proclaimed “weirdos” and anyone in the multifaceted spectrum of the queer community!

PAIGE

Senior Stylist

“Each age has its own special joys and experiences. I am always the perfect age for where I am in life.”/p>Since she was young, she had a passion for hair and makeup. When she graduated from Douglas J. Aveda in 2017 her dream came true. she was hired by Tribute Salon and Spa as an assistant. Tribute is not only her workplace but an environment where she is consistently learning, and becoming the best cosmetologist she can be. She’s been given opportunities to attend conventions and classes in Chicago and Milwaukee. Furthermore, well-known stylists like Jay Mahmood and Derrick Zeno were flown in to teach us. Paige prides herself on being highly proficient at color, blonding, styling, and of course makeup. Knowing that her clients have a place to relax and feel good about themselves is what truly makes her love this job.

 

CAMRYN

Senior Stylist

“Life is 10% of what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.”

Camryn is a stylist here at Tribute and has been a part of the team since 2018, She started her career here as an assistant participating in many classes, continuing education, color & cutting training, and has worked her way to a senior stylist. She loves doing bright & fun colors as well as lived in looks such as bayalage! Blonding is another one of her favorites along with fun and feathery haircuts. She loves to stay on trend with new styles and steps outside of the box! Camryn has a strong passion for the industry, her fashion and personality will make you want to step outside your comfort zone and try something new!

Erin

Senior Stylist/Bellami Extensions Certified

The meaning of life is to find your gift the purpose of life is to give it away.

Erin has been a stylist for 13 years; her career was started senior year of high school. Cosmetology Students came in and talked about how awesome the industry was and at that moment she knew being a stylist was her calling. Specializing in blonding she loves rocking out classic highlights, & swing bobs. Education is what keeps her going in the industry recently being in New York at the Goldwell Academy. Erin is a quite soul, humble about her talent & her clients love the relaxation while receiving top service.

HAYDEN

Stylist/Bellami Extension Specialist

Hayden began her stylist career in July 2020 after graduating from Douglas J Aveda. She has spent the past two years working as a salon assistant and taking many classes through the salon to continue her education. She absolutely loves to do blonde hair but her favorite part of being a hairstylist is connecting with her clientele and making clients feel and look beautiful! On top of Hayden’s talent as a young stylist her customer service is exceptional, she makes you feel as if you’re the only person in the room.

LINDA

Master Stylist

“Do it with passion or not at all.”

Linda has been in the business for 30 years; she started her career at Sally Esser cosmetology school in Northville and also received an associate degree from Schoolcraft college in cosmetology management & business. Linda has traveled multiple times to New York L’Oréal Academy for color & cutting training, where she then became an Educator for L’Oréal Professional for 8 years, traveling to salons and educating them on the L’Oreal professional product line. Linda focused solely on hair color for 5 years, specializing mainly in grey coverage and multi-dimensional color. Since then, Linda has brought her talents to Tribute in 2015 and has been a huge asset to our team with her silly personality and knowledge of color!

MELISSA

Senior Stylist/Makeup Artist

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

SHELBY

Senior Stylist

“It is up to you to see the beauty in everyday things.”


CHARLIE

Senior Stylist

“Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take. The time will pass away.”

Charlie started her career in 2015 at Douglas J. Aveda in Ann Arbor just a couple months after graduating high school then quickly found a job as an assistant at Tribute. She worked her way from assisting to personal assistant, where she got hands on experience with some of our top stylists, and then officially got her chair in 2017. Major transformations, fantasy & vivid colors are a passion of hers, she loves watching hair dreams come true. She always has a good time collaborating with clients to figure out what exactly they want to see in their hair. All Charlie wants is for you to love your hair every day. She been all over the U.S. for continued education. She’s taken Goldwell color classes in LA, men’s cutting classes in New York City, and gone to hair shows in Chicago and Cleveland. She’s also taken classes right here at Tribute with some of our industries top artists like Jay Mahmood and Derick Zeno. Charlies entire career is based around making clients happy and feeling like they can have their dream hair at any point in life. Whether you’re coloring your hair for the first time ever or in for a fun fashion shade Charlie is your girl to get you to your perfect hair.

EMILY

Stylist

 

HEATHER

Master Stylist

“Nothing is yours permanently so you better enjoy it while it’s happening.” – Joan Rivers

Heather has been a hairstylist at Tribute since our opening in May of 2015 and has over 17 years of cutting, coloring, and styling experience. She believes continuing education is the key to success. During her career, she has traveled all over the U.S., including Canada, to enhance her skills and stay current on trends by some of our leading educators in our industry. Heather loves what she does and is very passionate about hair. Although she enjoys doing all kinds of hair, she specializes more in short hair cutting, and many types of coloring/techniques especially reds and she truly enjoys the challenge of good color correction. When She’s not in the salon Heather enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids.

 

MAGGIE

Master Stylist

“Remember it is not the box or the bottle that does the work, it is the hands and the mind using the color that is key.” — Rick Wellman

Maggie has been doing hair for 20 years, she attended David Pressley cosmetology school. She has been with Tribute from the very beginning, (6 years) Maggie is our go to when it comes to styling product knowledge!
She has been to the TIGI cutting Academy in New York, Bumble styling academy in New York, and Goldwell color academies in New York, California, and Toronto. She has Also attended classes by the industries top stylists Jay Mahmood, Sonna Brado, and Jen Planck. Her favorite hair to do is dimensional color for natural and lived in looks. If you’re looking for a good laugh and dose of honesty, she won’t let ya down!

 

MICHELLE

Master Stylist

“If we wait until we are ready we will be waiting for the rest of our lives.”

Michelle has always loved doing hair, from the young age of doing her doll’s hair to receiving her professional license. Michelle has 20 years of experience with many years of continued education from the industry’s Top mentors such as Jay Mahmood, this has allowed her to perfect the skills of what she loves. She takes pride in her customer service and treats each client with care. Michelle Specializes in men’s cutting and has sharpened her skills by taking Many Technical classes from Bumble & Bumble Razor cutting to JCREW men’s cutting. When Michelle isn’t lining you up or perfecting your hair color, you can find her at the makeup bar getting you glammed up for your special occasion!

SALON ASSISTANTS

HAILEY

Stylist Assistant

MOLLY

Stylist Assistant

 

KAMMY

Stylist Assistant

 

  

NATALIE

Salon Assistant

 

KATIE

Stylist Assistant

 

LILLI

Stylist Assistant

 

FRONT DESK COORINATORS


KAYANNA

Desk Team

“As a curly haired woman I say go big…big hair, big eyes, big personality. Let the foot prints you leave behind be hard to fill.”

Kayanna lives in Pinckney and has been in this area for most of her life. Salon culture has always aligned with her soul. Kayanna has been fortunate enough to find a work/home that nourished and encouraged her passion for the guest experience. She is grateful that she is able to be a part of such a wonderful salon family. Not only does she adore her co-workers, but she loves that she gets to cultivate personal relationships with our guests. Every day there are opportunities to make someone smile and let them know that they are cared for. When people contact the salon to make an appointment, they are pausing for a moment in their day to make time for themselves, and she wants that to be a positive experience. Self-care is so important, and she admires people that make it a priority for themselves and their loved ones.


VAL

Desk Team

“Carpe Diem! Seize the day. Make your lives EXTRAORDINARY.”

Val began the salon industry in 1989 as a front desk coordinator, In the 9 years she also managed a salon developing staff & sales. She completed her degree in deictics at Madonna college in 2006 & was blessed with her son Jack in 2007. She enjoyed the opportunity to become a flight attendant for 2 years merging her love for customer service and travel. In 2011 Val came back to the industry that holds an oft spot in her heart. Val loves helping people feel good about themselves nothing compares.


EM

Desk Team

 

EMILY “ROSE”

Desk Team

 


ISABELLE

Desk Team

 

IN LOVING MEMORY

 

STEPHANIE

“Try to be a Rainbow in someone else’s cloud” – Maya Angelou

Stephanie was smiling and always cracking jokes at the front as a concierge on our desk team. She was welcomed to Tribute Salon after an organic trip through the fashion and customer service world these last few years. She genuinely loved being able to help our guests book their appointments and watch them leave our salon with heads held a bit higher, smiles a bit bigger, and witnessing their inner beauty shine outward. “It is an absolute pleasure to watch the stylists work their artistry and find a little extra sparkle in each guest.” When she wasn’t watching the magic happen at the salon, she was at home playing, singing, laughing, dancing, and dreaming with her daughter, Ev, and her rescue dog, Cooper.