WE ARE VAIN SALON!

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KELSEY O'NEIL

OWNER | COLOUR SPECIALIST | COLOUR EDUCATOR

I have been in the industry for 18 years and absolutely love what I do! Not only am I the owner of Vain Salon and a full time stylist, I'm also apart of the Technical Collective Team for TIGI. I get to travel across the U.S.A and Canada to different salons spreading my knowledge of colour. My specialities are all over blondes, classic foils and creative colours. I love colour! Being a colour educator for TIGI, I am required to keep up on my education by attending the TIGI Academy in New York City every year and going to multiple hair show. Keeping up on my education is one of my top priorities!

My partner Mike & our two fur babies (Mia & Zea) moved to Duluth from Michigan 5 years ago and boy do we love Duluth! When I'm not in the salon beautifying people or spreading TIGI love, you can find me on some sort of adventure with my camera, having a beer at a local brewery or cuddling with my girls!

I look forward to meeting you :)

 


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SAM NELSON

COLOUR SPECIALIST | STYLIST

I have been passionate about hair since I was young and knew that working in the beauty industry would be the perfect fit! I have over 8 years of experience on the latest techniques and products. My favorite looks to create are inspired by nature like balayage highlights, seamless blondes and lived in brunettes. I also love working with vivid colours, to give a fun pop to your hair whether it's a piece of pastel pink or a whole head of jewel tones! I place high value on listening to my clients, educating them, understanding their needs and respecting their hair!

When I'm not at the salon, my husband and I are busy running after our two little girls! When I have downtime you can usually find me reading a book on personal growth, decorating my house, shopping at antique stores and exploring local attractions with my friends and family! 

 

 


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CHELSEY QUAAS

COLOUR SPECIALIST | STYLIST

After 10 years of looking for a forever salon, I have finally found my home at Vain Salon. Located in the heart of Duluth. I feel inspired daily and truly love coming to work. For as long as I can remember I loved hair, makeup and fashion. The beauty industry has always been my calling and I make sure the salon experience is amazing for all my clients. I specialize in women's short haircuts, mens haircuts and variety of colour techniques. I strive to stay up to date with beauty trends and the latest colour and cutting techniques. I recently went to the TIGI Academy in New York City for a week long advanced colour training.

When I'm not at the salon, I'm working towards my 200 RYT yoga certification, taking photographs, spending time in nature and out on adventures with my dog, Ellie Mae! 

 


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JESSICA MATTEVI

 

WEDDING SPECIALIST | MASTER STYLIST

I have been in the industry for 13+ years and have been at Vain Salon for 5 of those years. I am Vain Salon’s wedding coordinator. I am a colorist, stylist, and specialize in extensions and Bridal hair and makeup. I am Babe extension certified. I have always loved hair, makeup and fashion since I was a child. My top priorities is staying up to date on the newest colors, cuts, and makeup trends. I have attended the Matrix Global Academy in New York, the Redken Exchange in New York , the TIGI Academy in New York, Backstage with Orbie in Miami and Kim Vo Unplugged. A big accomplishment is being published in Giuseppina Magazine for a monochromatic hair and makeup look in 2014. I place high value on listening and understanding my clients and their needs so they can go home educated and accomplish that “salon styled” look everyday.

When I am not in the salon, you will find me at home with my three adorable daughters, my husband, and our two Siberian Huskies! I love road biking, gardening, crafting and doing anything artistic such as drawing and painting. I am a little bit of a wanderlust, dreaming of traveling to Italy and other places around the world.