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."
Master 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 Balayage. 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."
Having over 10 years experience with Aveda in Dallas, Tx, Julie joined the Montage Team bringing her commitment to professional excellence, passion for hair, and joy for the industry. She enjoys hiking and spending time in nature and attending live concerts.
"Buy the ticket, Take the ride."
-Hunter S. Thompson
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.”
Kelsey is happy to rejoin the Montage Team and brings her expertise in color and color corrections as a long-time stylist in the Aveda Network and graduate of the Aveda Institute.
Advanced Junior Stylist
Graduated from Paul Mitchell and received my cosmetology license in 2015. I am passionate in coloring, including highlighting, balayage, and fashion colors. I believe there is always something new to learn so I will always enjoy furthering my education! Outside of the salon, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, going on hikes and painting!
"Don't downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your
conviction to match your destiny."
Alyson graduated from Toni and Guy in Feb of 2017 and loves working with color, including balayage, fashion shades, highlights. She loves making people feel beautiful!
"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself."