Chief Creative Officer / Stylist
Having trained at the AVEDA Institutes in Minneapolis, New York, Los Angeles and Denver, Dakota has been a dedicated AVEDA family member since 1991. Believing that knowledge is only powerful when shared, he strives to expand his skills through education and life experiences.
He has had enjoyed the opportunity to work behind the scenes with various designers on photo shoots, fashion shows as well as Denver Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week. Dakota is proud to be a Colorado Springs native and enjoys bringing his learned experiences back to the Montage Salon Team and to you.
Chief Executive Officer
A 2002 Honor Grad from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, with a double major in English and Political Science. While attending UCCS, he was President and Co-Founder of the English Honor Society and a tutor in the Writing Center, where he assisted in developing the On-line Writing Lab. He feels his educational background and previous leadership capacities while in college instilled in him the values, talent and knowledge to run a successful business.He feels enormous pride in working with such a wonderful team and in the many awards they have received. In addition to the team awards, Christian was featured in the Heritage Registry of Who's Who in Business, 2008-2009.He enjoys working with and meeting guests and looks forward to meeting you.
As the best local Hair Salon, Montage Salons And Barbershop is committed to providing our guests with exceptional service. Whether you’re looking to get pampered or need to prepare for an upcoming event, our team of professionals, with over 85 years combined experience, is ready to highlight your best features and make you look stunning. Read on to meet our all-stars or say hi in person next time you’re in the area! As Education is one of our guiding values, our team is constantly continuing their education. We offer in house classes every Monday as well as more advanced out of salon education opportunities.
Head of Education
Briana started her career in 2008 with an AVEDA apprenticeship in Fort Collins CO. Since then she has had an array of advanced education where she continues to thrive and stay up on current trends. Briana says her favorite part of hairdressing is making her guests feel and look beautiful while achieving their hair goals. She specializes in hair color, balayage, weddings and special events hair and makeup, eyebrow shaping, and hair extensions. When Briana isn’t at Montage she enjoys hiking, golfing, snowboarding, and spending time with her husband, son, and 2 dogs.
Advanced Senior Stylist
Jazz is a 2011 AVEDA Institute Graduate from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She specializes in edgy haircuts, customized color, and Balayage. Jazz makes sure she takes the time to educate every guest in her chair to ensure their hair looks great inside and outside of the the salon. She also enjoys making her guests feel as beautiful on the outside as they truly are on the inside. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in the great outdoors and listening to classic rock.
Advanced Senior Barber
Riley graduated Paul Mitchell the School in August of 2016. Within the following year he applied to Massif Beauty Academy, where he was accepted and thus began his journey in Editorial Styling. Since his first steps with Massif Fashion Week, Riley has participated in several fashion shows and photo shoots.He is dedicated, motivated and has a passion that can be seen thru his work and commitment to his craft. He has been featured in print and online with fashion magazines for his Editorial work. Riley has advanced in his Salon Career through extensive and rigorous education. Riley believes in continued education to always fine tune his craft, trying to be the best he can, both inside and outside of the salon. He thrives in fast paced environments while consistently being challenged.
Advanced Senior 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.
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!
I got into cosmetology because I love making people feel beautiful. I went to Toni and Guy hairdressing Academy. I love coloring hair! Highlights, Balayage, and Vivids are some of my favorite things to do. I love being outside in my time off and I love to hike with my husky.
Director of Operations
With a wide skill set and experience in Management, IT, and Human Resources, Matthew joined our Administration team in 2016. He moved in salon to help with covering Front Desk and eventually moved up to Salon Manager. In 2019 Matthew accepted the new role as Director of Operations, not only has this filled a new need for the Salon, but also allows Matthew the flexibility needed for his new family.