Meet our team:
OWNER & MASTER STYLIST
“It was always my dream to be a salon owner, and being born and raised in Big Rapids I can’t imagine fulfilling my dream in any other town. I consider Natural Beauty as my second home and feel very passionate that the environment is upbeat and positive and that everyone who walks through our doors feels comfortable.”
Brooke graduated from the Mecosta Osceola Career Center in 2010 and started working at Natural Beauty Salon & Day Spa immediately upon graduating. In Brooke’s time as a hairstylist she’s competed in Regional, State, and National competitions, placing first at all three, and at an International competition in Germany. While building up a full clientele of amazing clients that are more like family, Brooke graduated with a degree in General Business in 2014 from Ferris State University and was given the opportunity to purchase Natural Beauty Salon & Spa in May 2015. Brooke believes that education is key to thriving in the salon and has taken numerous classes herself and requires her stylists to do the same. Her favorite part of being a hairstylist is the ability to make people look and feel good about themselves inside and out.
“My favorite part of being a hairstylist is being able to build lasting relationships with my clients and having the chance to make each one of them feel beautiful.”
Amber graduated from the Mecosta Osceola Career Center in 2000 and has been a hairstylist ever since. Amber has taken numerous classes through Aveda including advanced color classes, precision hair cutting classes, and salon coaching classes giving her the ability to train upcoming stylists. Amber’s favorite service to provide are dimensional colors, and she specializes in these color services and in precision haircuts.
“I love that every day in the salon is something new and that I get to interact with people and make them feel beautiful.”
Alyssa is from Lowell, MI and has lived in Big Rapids since the summer of 2008. She received her cosmetology license from the Mecosta Osceola Career Center in 2011. Alyssa loves every aspect of doing hair but would say that she specializes in providing color services. Alyssa has taken classes in men’s cuts, balayage services, advanced color, women’s precision haircuts, advanced make-up classes and Aveda product knowledge courses.
“My favorite services to provide at the salon are color services. I would say that I specialize in dimensional colors and blowouts.”
Katelyn graduated from the Aveda Douglas J Institute in Royal Oak in 2009 and has worked in the industry ever since, starting at Natural Beauty in 2014. Katelyn’s favorite part of being a hairstylist is getting to be creative and that each day brings something different. Katelyn went through the training of becoming Redken certified providing her the techniques to specialize in many different applications of color and has taken Aveda advanced color classes and product knowledge classes. She has also taken advanced make-up classes.
“My favorite part of being a hairstylist and nail technician is the ability to be creative and to get to know my clients.”
Brooklyn graduated from the Mecosta Osceola Career Center in 2014 and has been working at Natural Beauty ever since. Brooklyn specializes in men’s hair cuts and balayage coloring services and is also very talented in nail art. Brooklyn competed in nail care while in school and took first place at the National level in 2014. In her time at Natural Beauty Brooklyn has taken Aveda color classes and product knowledge courses.
“My favorite part of being a hairstylist is the ability to help my clients feel good about their appearance so it matches their inner beauty.”
Monique received her cosmetology license in 2005 and has worked at Natural Beauty since 2015. In her time at Natural Beauty she has taken advanced color classes and an advanced make-up course and has also taken color and cutting classes prior to her time at Natural Beauty. Monique specializes in precision men’s haircuts, after a lot of experience with military men’s cuts and being married to a marine herself. Her favorite service to perform is when a client comes in and wants a total transformation. She really enjoys giving people a whole new look.
“My favorite part of being a stylist is being able to give clients new looks and transform not just their hair but also the way they feel about themselves.”
Jessica graduated from the Paul Mitchell School of Sterling Heights in 2011 and started working at Natural Beauty in 2015. Jessica has taken precision hair cutting, advanced make-up, and Aveda color classes in her time as a stylist. Jessica specializes in make-up and updos because of her experience working with many brides and bridal parties as a stylist on Mackinac Island and continues to do so now at Natural Beauty. Jessica loves that this career allows her to be able to meet and get to know new people.