Laura Padro

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 Padro

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.

Mandy Nyland

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 Bernards

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!

Ava Konen

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.

Sarah Carlson

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.

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

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.

Heidi Tkachenko

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.

Claudia Arts

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.

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.

Kenzie Johnson

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

Paige Nelson


Gillian Millunzi

massage therapist