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Meet our Apprentice/salon manager: Kelly Otepka

Kelly Otepka is our first apprentice. We are so excited to have her in our salon, learning and becoming Denver’s next great stylist / colorist.
Kelly is currently attending The Academy of Cosmetology Arts and apprenticing under Owner/Master Stylist; Nicole Zamora.
Kelly is 32 years old.
She moved to Denver 3 years ago via Omaha, NE.
Kelly is very well travelled and has lived all over, before deciding to settle in the greatest city in the world with her husband, Mike.
Kelly has had a passion for the beauty industry her entire adult life and now has finally made the leap.
She says she finds it easy to get along with most anyone, and she is truly excited to create beautiful, manageable hair for those who come visit her in her chair.
Watch out world! Because here comes Kelly Otepka!

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    Meet Master Stylist / Colorist – Sonia Poxson

    Sonia Poxson is a master stylist and colorist in Denver, Colorado via Roseville Michigan. Sonia and Nicole met as booth renters at The Retro Room Salon. (a small non-organic salon in Lodo) Once My Hair Trip was up and running, Paul and Nicole were thrilled when Sonia asked if she could come on board. She is honestly one of the best stylists in the city and My Hair Trip Salon Denver is extremely lucky to have her. Sonia brings not only amazing skills as a professional hair stylist and colorist but she brings an overall positivity and energy that radiates throughout the salon.
    Experience: Sonia has 11 years experience as a master stylist and colorist.
    Sonia graduated cosmetology school from David Presley School of Cosmotology in 2004.
    Sonia is a dedicated session stylist who specializes in updos for special events such as weddings and fashion shows.
    Sonia has worked personally assisting Kevin Murphey.
    Sonia is a professional, certified organic colorist, session stylist, and master cosmetologist. Any cut , any color , any time.

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      Meet Top-rated stylist / colorist; Erica Nelson

      Hey Erica, tell us about yourself.
      “Well, My little sister was my first and my longest standing client. She has tested my skills again and again and I now, after years of practice and schooling, and apprenticeship, I feel comfortable to try them on my clients! :) I have gained knowledge of top color lines, including the greatest color line in the world, Organic Color Systems, and am able to play with and bend the laws of color to create unique and lasting designs for my clients. I have also become an expert at prescribing top of the line retail products so that my designs will look as great at home as they do in my chair.
      In addition I am a licensed extensionist with Hot Heads hair extension systems.
      I would consider women’s cutting and men’s grooming to be my specialty and first love. I feel passionately about my color designs and sending beautiful works of art out onto the streets of Denver.
      I am committed to the beauty and fashion industry and love to share all aspects of this business with guests in my chair. I love yoga, running, snowboarding, cooking, all things French, and the outdoors. I am an outgoing, friendly, caring, a hard-worker and a fast learner with lots of energy and I am so happy to have found a salon with a great vibe and a fast pace to call my home.”

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        Meet Master-Stylist; Amber Vitale

        Amber is an incredible Master Stylist / Colorist. She is one of the top stylists in Denver, and we are so lucky to have her on our team.

        Amber has lived in Denver her entire life, and is constantly influenced by the culture and artistic creativity within our city! Growing up she was encouraged to embrace an artistic outlet of interest and to make life decisions grounded on wisdom and great thought.
        Amber specializes in custom hair color and precision cutting. Combining her talent and artistic vision, she is able to work with each of her clients’ individualized styles to meet whatever their needs may be.
        She keeps up with the latest techniques and hair trends as they appear on the fashion scene. Amber believes strongly in continuing education. Her most recent, becoming a certified extensionist through She by So Cap USA. She is constantly working on her own innovative techniques, always pushing the boundaries of hair.
        Amber also is an expert in organic mini facial using all natural home-made products that are simply incredible and do magic for our clients’ skin.
        With over 15 years’ experience, Amber is a stylist that believes in being unlimited in all aspects of hair care and design that complement each other for the finished look. Whether you want a contemporary classic cut or a funky avant-garde style, you are sure to be pleased with the experience you have with Amber.
        “Being a mother of two wonderful boys, it is as important as ever for me to continue this lifestyle. I am excited about My Hair Trip Salon’s approach in incorporating an organic and eco -friendly way of life into great hair care and design.”

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          Meet the Owner, Master Stylist / Colorist – Nicole Zamora

          Nicole Zamora started My Hair Trip more than a decade ago and built her clientele with her salon customers, fashion designers, photographers, models, media, and talent agencies.

          In October of 2009, she made the move to downtown Denver! So far, since getting to the city in 2009, she has been involved in numerous fashion shows around the city, as well as a plethora of fundraisers, and educational programs and events.

          Now in March of 2014 she has opened her very own hair salon! where she is surrounded by other motivated and talented stylists.

          Nicole always knew Green, eco-friendly, organic living was something she wanted to incorporate into her salon. Through years of independent research, training, and education, Nicole finally had everything she needed to open Colorado’s very first totally Organic Hair Salon.

          Now Nicole’s salon, My Hair Trip Salon Denver, is Colorado’s only certified green, eco-friendly, organic hair salon, art gallery, and jewelry and apparel boutique!

          Nicole and her husband / business partner, Paul Sr. are in the process of building their dream team, and thus far, are so proud to have been lucky enough to find Sonia, Amber, Thomas, Erica, Gail, Kristi, D’ona and Kelly!

          So check out My Hair Trip Salon Denver at 8th and Santa Fe in the 80204 in the Denver Art District!

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