Meet the Ridgline Salon Team
Artistic Director, Owner
Having trained at the AVEDA Institutes in Minneapolis, New York City, Los Angeles and Denver, Dakota has been a dedicated AVEDA family member since 1991. His passion for color and cutting lead him to begin teaching color from 1996-2003. his enthusiasm for his art is contagious which enhances his ability to educate and enlighten. Believing that knowledge is only powerful when shared and having been voted "Best Hairstylist" by the Colorado Springs Independent readers 2006-2008, He strives to expand his skills through education and life experience and looks forward to sharing with you.
Personally, Dakota & Christian enjoy staying active by going to movies, plays, musicals, dining out and spending time with family and friends. As outdoor enthusiasts they enjoy running marathons/ultra marathons, hiking trails, and 14er's, traveling near and far, and always embracing new adventures.
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
-Henry David Thoreau
Educator, Team Lead
After a successful career in Boulder, CO at a well known Aveda Salon, Sierra joined our team with extensive Aveda training at both the Denver and New York Academies. She is a skilled in razor cuts, pixie cuts, special occasion styles and creating natural looking blonds. In addition to her passion in hair, Sierra enjoys reading literature, visiting art museums, spending time outdoors, and living a low impact lifestyle.
"I find hope in the darkest day, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the Universe."
Advanced Senior Stylist, Team Lead
A 2012 cosmetologist graduate, Bri continually excels as a professional and has completed a 6 month apprenticeship at a top salon and advanced education with exceptional stylists, Philip Wilson and Sam Villa. Bri's skills include soft natural hair coloring, bold and beautiful highlighting, and the art of free hand Ombre. She is great with textured and curly hair and enjoys doing gorgeous special occasion up-do's and braids. Bri listens and educates each guest while discussing all options as well as home care ideas. As a Colorado native, Bri is extremely active, coaching, dancing and gymnastics, working full time and raising a family.
"Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever."
An Aveda Institute-Denver Graduate, Kelsey's passion for Aveda has continued here at Montage Salon after coming to us from an Aveda Lifestyle Salon. She continues to craft and perfect her creative talent for Color Corrections, Highlights, Bleach & Tones, Balayage, and Fashion Colors, while furthering her education in curls, cuts, extensions and barbering. Believing that education has no limits and pursing her goal to become an Aveda Global Artist, Kelsey constantly challenges herself and prides herself on the joy of making each guest feel special and every salon experience special in a beautiful environment.
"Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."
Advanced Senior Stylist
Jess completed her training at the AVEDA Institute, she leading a fulfilling career doing hair, skin, and nails in Minneapolis MN, her home state. Jess decided to bring her passion to Colorado Springs CO., for a fun new adventure in a new state. She enjoys being a “Day Maker” every day with whoever she comes across, she strives to help every guest achieve their hair and skin goals. Jess’ passion for product education allows her to connect with the guest’s needs while promoting healthy hair and skin.
Jess loves working with textured hair of all ages and gets excited with any cut, color, or facial skin care challenge! The Colorado Outdoors, animals, and family are close to Jess’ heart, and help drive her.
"Put your heart, mind and soul into your smallest acts. This is the secret of success."
Advanced Jr. Stylist
I graduated from Paul Mitchell the school & received my cosmetology license in 2012. I am energetic, easy going and I strive to always do better on both a personal level and career level; I refuse to be stagnant in life. I love spending time with family and friends, going hiking and finding time to do yoga.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
A Colorado native and licensed since 2013, Kindall is passionate about all aspect of hair, especially color, including highlighting, balayage and dimensional color. With the belief that the greatest teacher is experience, she is committed to constant and continuing education. Kindall enjoys running, hiking, softball, volleyball, motorcycles, spending time with her children and family and is truly grateful for the little things in life.
“Believe you can and you’re half-way there”
Barber, Advanced Jr. Stylist
A recent graduate of Paul Mitchell the School where he was a top performer amongst his peers, Riley breaks the mold of a “traditional” barber as he applies his attention to detail and precision to each service on both his men and women guests. Always looking for ways to expand his knowledge base and skill sets with a focus on thorough consultations, Riley’s positive attitude and friendly smile are infectious as he strives to ensure each guest leaves his chair feeling renewed.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution."