Salon Tava

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Hair Cuts * Color * Curl Reconstruction

Expert Brow Shaping

Lash & Brow Tinting

Medical Grade Chemical Peels

Women's Brazillian Wax

Lash Extensions

Enzyme Facials

Kinetic Dermabrasion

Lash Lifts

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Amy Johansen

Phone: 719-649-2335

Amy is an experienced stylist who prides herself in meeting your expectations. When she is not busy making you look fabulous you can find her hiking the local trails.

A client says, “Amy has done an exceptional job on my hair for years. Her new location has a calming spa-like feel. Love it!”

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Kendra Behrens

Phone: 309-690-8321

Kendra started her journey in the world of hair at a young age. When she was a child she would color her Barbie doll’s hair with markers and cut it with scissors. One day she decided to cut her own hair much to her mom’s surprise. Her mom always knew she had a love for hair.

In 2006, she attended the Chicago-based Tricoci University of Beauty Culture and has been honing her craft ever since. Through the years she has obtained certifications including Keratin Complex Treatments, Deva Curl Haircutting, Hot Heads Extensions, and Alfaparf Advanced Colorist.

She has a love for music (playing and listening to it) and loves creating styles based on the subcultures inspired by music genres. She also loves classic, timeless styles, and coloring techniques as well. Whether you have thick, curly, fine, or straight hair, Kendra can help you create the hairstyle (and color) for your lifestyle.

Shannon Thaxton

Licensed Esthetician
Phone: 719-623-4454

Shannon Thaxton is The Hairless Hippie. She is a Licensed Esthetician in both Colorado and Nebraska, specializing in full facial and body speed waxing. She received her education in Esthetics at Emily Griffith Technical College in Denver, CO in 2017, with the initial goal to pursue skincare exclusively. While she loved skincare and all that it entailed, the world of waxing pulled her in. The instant gratification waxing offers superseded the results she was seeing with skincare, and she soon realized the skincare aspect was still highly prevalent when it came to waxing, thus the passion was born.

Shannon honed her waxing skills at some of the top spas in Denver and Omaha until she became a specialist in her craft. Not only does she specialize in waxing itself, but also in connecting with her clients and making them feel at home, even in the most vulnerable states. She prides herself on building long-lasting relationships with her clients, to the point that waxing is just something that happens while she’s catching up on their lives.

Self-care is dominating the world these days and rightfully so, and Shannon is a huge advocate for it. She believes that waxing isn’t just a luxury, but a necessity, and can help you feel your most confident and beautiful, hence loving and caring for yourself on a monthly basis. Because of this, she offers 50% off your first wax, 10% off pre-booked appointments, and referral and military discounts as well.

Shannon is a Colorado native but called Omaha, NE home for a short time while her fiance was stationed there with the Air Force. They became first-time homeowners when they moved back to Colorado, and enjoy ever-evolving home projects, movie marathons, wedding planning, and training their new puppy, Norman.

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Celia Neri

Cici Neri Cosmetologist
Phone: 719-344-1007

For more information, visit her site at

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Emma Murphy

Paradigm Beauty Design
Phone: 719-447-5140

Hello! My name is Emma Murphy and I’m a local hair dresser. My business is Paradigm Beauty Design and I work out of Salon Tava. I really enjoy showcasing people, making them feel their very best. I chose the name Paradigm because I wanted something oddly spelled but also I like the meaning. A model or example of something. I want to create hair that makes you feel like you got the Paradigm shift you needed. To feel beautiful or handsome! I love my craft and have been in the industry coming on 7 years. My ideal customer is…someone with hair! Haha. Mostly I’m looking for four week color and cut clients. People that need to cover grey or in general just wanna try something new! I’m all about trying new things with hair and I really have no preference about who sits in my chair as long as they respect my business.

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Irma Ortiz

Phone: 719-214-0348

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Ashley Shaw

Glo Goddess Beauty
Phone: 719-291-5603

Here we glow! I am a result-driven esthetician as well as a CNA. I pride myself on liking products like I like my people, non-toxic. First and foremost, I believe in healing yourself from the inside out. I am looking forward to taking care of all of your aesthetic needs. You’re beautiful and everyone deserves to GLOW!

Salon Tava
1791 S 8th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Salon Tava