Laura Pardo

Laura Pardo

owner & master stylist

As founder of Kai Salon, Laura’s passion for the industry and love for Aveda established the foundation for Kai Salon.  Since opening in 2008 Laura has taken her vision to create a unique environment which combines beauty and humanity, building a team which inspires her daily.  She uses that inspiration behind the chair and outside of the salon.
Kim Pardo

Kim Pardo

salon manager & master stylist

Kim has been with Kai since 2008.  She began as a stylist and has grown into her new role as salon manager for our Champlin and Minneapolis locations.  She has a strong commitment to making your experience at Kai the best.
Angie Hibma

Angie Hibma

stylist

Angie completed her training at the Aveda institute ten years ago, and has been part of the Kai team for four years.  She has a high commitment to educating every guest and bringing them the latest trends.
Mandy Nyland

Mandy Nyland

esthetician

A specialist in her field, clients turn to Mandy for an amazing head to toe experience which includes facials, waxing, eyelash extensions, body wraps and nail services.
tammy arnston

tammy arnston

stylist

Tammy has been in the beauty industry for over nine years and loves to keep learning and bringing new trends to her guests. She’s “WILD” about hair and hockey!
Claudia Arts

Claudia Arts

stylist

As the newest member of the Kai team, Claudia brings a strong passion for hair and make-up. She loves to make people happy not only with their hair, but her cooking too.
Nicole Robinson

Nicole Robinson

guest services

Guest service coordinator who you will see at both locations.
Sarah Shoemaker

Sarah Shoemaker

stylist

Sarah has been with Kai since day one.  She enjoys making a true connection with all of her guests as well as making them look and feel beautiful.
Ava Friese

Ava Friese

stylist

Ava gives 110% to every guest to ensure they receive an exceptional experience. She feels that education is inspirational and vital to stay on top of the latest trends in hair, makeup and fashion.
Jewels Foster

Jewels Foster

senior stylist

With 15 years in the industry, and over eight at Kai, Jewels’ experience and expertise is very sought after.  Whether its the latest style or newest hot spot around town, Jewels can help you out with both!
Kelsey Hinnenkamp

Kelsey Hinnenkamp

stylist

A stylist for seven years, Kelsey has done makeup and hair for fashion shows and photo shoots.  Kelsey has a true passion for life and loves making each day a new adventure.
Becky Yaeger

Becky Yaeger

massage therapist

Becky’s commitment to ongoing education allows her to give her guests whole body wellness.  She offers a wide variety of massage and body treatments and strives to customize any service for her guests.
Heidi Tkachenko

Heidi Tkachenko

stylist

Heidi brings over 11 years of experience in the beauty industry. Her vision is achieving stunning looks for her guests that are current, classic and beautiful.
Kenzie Johnson

Kenzie Johnson

guest services

Kenzie is here to welcome you as a guest service coordinator. She has been with Kai for 3 years.
Gretchen bliese

Gretchen bliese

master stylist

Gretchen comes to Kai with 15 years experience in the industry. She has taken extensive education to bring you the best experience as a master stylist.
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