Our Staff

Your Team of Designers

Creative Hair Design Salon and Spa has been part of the Omaha community since 1982. We have grown to become Omaha’s #1 destination for salon and spa services. With a hair and nail salon on the first floor, and an extensive spa on the second floor, when you walk in our doors you become part of the “CHD” family. We consider it our privilege to provide quality services whether you visit us for a simple cut and color, or a full day at the spa.

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OWNER/DESIGNER

JOHN

John began his hair career 45 years ago working at Claude’s hair salon. In 1981, John made the decision to open his own business named Creative Hair Design Salon and Spa, containing 1,200 square feet with just 3 employees. Now, the salon has expanded to 12,000 square feet on the main level where hair and nail services are offered, and an additional 6,000 square feet on the second level where spa services are offered.

To this day John works 6 days a week and spends much of his time at the salon. He is very family oriented, which flows into the way he operates the business. John values taking care of his employees and that is a huge reason for Creative Hair Design’s success.

MANAGER

LISA

Lisa has been with Creative Hair Design since 1996. When she first started, she was hired as a part-time receptionist. Wanting to know more about the salon and earning more responsibility, her roles changed in the order of a full-time receptionist, spa manager, wedding coordinator, shift lead, salon manager, and now overseer of all operations.

Lisa knows the business front to back. She values her team, and wants each individual to feel important and appreciated. Lisa is always there for her people, and is truly the glue that holds everything together.

DESIGNER

ABI

Abi has been doing hair since 2000. She specializes in all types of haircuts, especially those who have fine, thin hair. She is also known for her color corrections, helping her clients get the hair they have always wanted.

DESIGNER

ALEXIS

Alexis has been in the hair industry since 2005. If you have curly hair, she is the girl for you! Having curly hair herself, she understands how to properly care and maintain beautiful curls. In addition to this, Alexis specializes in highlighting, balayaging, and is certified to do airbrush makeup.

DESIGNER

ALICIA

Alicia has been in the industry over 20 years. She specializes in short haircuts, knowing how to work her shears depending on the style of cut. Alicia also is great with round brushing and working on curly, thick hair textures.

DESIGNER

AMBER

Amber has been in the industry since 2011. She specializes in fine hair care, color, and highlights. Amber works on an array of people ranging from blonde, brunette, black, red, grey, you name it. She is also certified to do tape-in extensions!

STYLIST

BRIDGET

Bridget has been in the industry since 2006. She specializes in hair cutting, coloring, major transformations and blonding, specifically the balayage technique. She is also certified to do tape-in extensions and airbrush makeup.

ESTHETICIAN

C.C.

C.C. has been in the industry since 2009. She loves spending time at the lake with her family and their adorable puppies. C.C. loves meeting fascinating people and building a rapport with all of them. Her specialties include Dermaplanes and Hydra Facials and wants all of her clients to not just look good but feel good about themselves after receiving a service from her.

 

 

MASSAGE THERAPIST

CARRIE

Carrie has been in the Massage Industry since 2007. She loves to spend time with friends and family, going to concerts, watching movies, and trying new restaurants.She feels there is nothing better than loving what you do everyday and has a passion for helping people feel better through Massage Therapy. She loves that there are always new techniques to learn and try. Her specialties are Deep Tissue Massage and Trigger Point Therapy. She leaves her clients feeling refreshed and relaxed after each massage

 

 

STYLIST

CHELSEA

Chelsea has been in our industry since 2011.When she’s not behind the chair, she enjoys spending time with her family. She likes meeting new people and being able to put a smile on her clients’ faces. Her specialties are highlighting and hair cutting.

 

 

MASTER ESTHETICIAN

CONNIE

Connie has been in the esthetics industry since 2006. She specializes in anti-aging skin & skincare, lash lifting and brow shaping. Connie strives to create a personalized skincare regimen for each one of her clients. Connie also loves offering result oriented treatments including peels, microdermabrasions, and HydraFacials.

STYLIST

COURTNEY

Courtney graduated from the Aveda Institute in 2005. She loves to spend time with her three daughters, sing, travel, and watch movies. Courtney takes pride in her coloring services and hair cutting techniques. She is well versed in many hair types and loves make her clients hair goals a reality.

 

 

ESTHTICIAN

DAKOTAH

Dakotah has been in the business since 2017. She enjoys customizing facials for certain skin types and seeing the results that follow. Making people feel comfortable in their own skin is the most rewarding part of her career.

DESIGNER

DALLAS

Dallas: Dallas has been in the Hair Industry since 2008. Away from the salon, she loves to get together with friends and spend time with her animals. She is advanced in color services, particularly highlighting and lowlighting. Dallas is Hair Extension certified, offering both hand-tied and tape-in hair extensions.

STYLIST

DANNA

DESIGNER

DEANNA

Deanna has been in the Hair Industry since 2005. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children, watching movies, and spending time outdoors. She loves to build relationship with her clients by listening to them and laughing with them. Her favorite service to do dimensional, low maintenance color. She also has a passion for blended blondes and textured haircuts.

 

 

 

ELLE

ESTHETICIAN

EMILY

Emily joined the industry in 2019. She specializes in acneic skin, helping her clients eliminate breakouts and scarring so you can look and feel your best. She also excels at the art of brow shaping and body waxing.

STYLIST

JACKIE

.Jackie graduated from Capitol Hair School in 2021. When she is not gardening, painting or playing volleyball, you can find her spending time with her two daughters. Jackie has a passion for the beauty industry and always stays up to date on new trends by attending educational classes and hair shows. She does her best work with custom detailed highlights, color, and haircuts.

MASTER DESIGNER

JANAE

Janae has been in the industry since 2005. From balayaging, grey blending, fashion coloring and more, Janae is well versed in all areas of hair. She is also certified to do tape-in, hand-tied, and keratin bonded extensions!

ESTHETICIAN

JORDAN

Jordan has been in the industry since 2007. She specializes in eyebrow design, body waxing, facials and microdermabrasions. She is known for her ability to offer a detailed, yet fast waxing service. She loves working with each client to find the best look to maximize their beauty.

DESIGNER

JUDY

Judy has been doing hair since 1977. She loves the relationships that she has developed through the years and likes that there is something new everyday in this industry. She likes all aspects of her career including hair cutting, perming and coloring.

DESIGNER

KARI

Kari has been doing hair since 1996. She loves to help her clients look and feel their best when they leave the salon. Kari’s expertise is curly hair. She is able to color and cut hair while maintaining the health of curly hair.

 

 

 

STYLIST

KARLY

Karly has been in the hair industry since 2017. Her favorite aspects of doing hair are haircutting and extensions. Karly loves her clients and the relationships she is able to build with them. She also appreciates that the industry is evolving and there’s always something new to learn.

ESTHTICIAN

KATHRYN

NAIL TECHNICIANS

KATHY

Kathy has been in the nail industry since 1990. Kathy is also a licensed Esthetician after deciding to go back and getting licensed 13 years ago. She does her best to make all of her clients happy whether they are getting a relaxing facial from her, to getting a great food massage during a Pedicure. She works with natural nail manicures, pedicures, shellac, waxing and facials.

 

 

 

ESTHETICIAN

KATY

Katy has been a licensed esthetician since 2012. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful spunky daughters. She is a great listener and loves helping her clients relax during their service. Dermaplaning is her favorite service to provide for her clients. She feels they provide the most benefits by itself or as an add on to a facial or Hydra Facial. At the end of the day she wants all her clients to leave her room feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the day!

 

DESIGNER

KIMBERLY

Kimberly has been in the Hair Industry since 1997. She is always keeping up with new coloring and hair cutting techniques to ensure her clients hair is beautiful and healthy.

 

 

STYLIST

KYLE

DESIGNER

LINDSEY

Lindsey has been doing hair at Creative Hair Design since 2006. Lindsey enjoys doing color, cuts, and waxing services. She specializes in blondes and color corrections. Lindsey loves all aspects of the cosmetology industry and helping clients achieve the look they want that best expresses their personality.

STYLIST

MACK

Mack has been in the Hair Industry since 2020. She loves to read books and aspires to one day write a book of her own. Mack specializes in blonding services including highlighting and balayage. She is certified in airbrush makeup and enjoys doing special event make up and creative makeup looks.

 

 

 

DESIGNER

MADISON

Madison has been doing hair since 2005. She specializes in blondes, knowing what highlight technique to choose depending on the goal of the client. From standard highlights to babylights, she knows how to transform a blonde!

STYLIST

MAKAYLA

Makayla has been in the industry since 2010. She likes being surrounded with people whether at concerts or Husker games. She is hard working, creative, and caring. She appreciates being able to make people feel beautiful. She specializes in color.

MASTER DESIGNER

MARY JANE

Mary Jane has been at Creative Hair Design since 1984. She is an  extremely well rounded designer that specializes in women’s haircuts, highlighting, and coloring. Mary Jane also works great with curly, textured hair, doing many smoothing treatments on her clients.

 

MASTER DESIGNER

MITCHELL

Mitchell has been doing hair since 2001. She loves spending time with her husband and two active young boys boating at the lake or just hanging out in the water. She is a great listener and enjoys working with changing hair styles and meeting new people. Mitchell’s specialties include hair extensions and helping her blonde clients achieve the desired color they are looking for!

STYLIST

MOLLY

Molly has been doing hair since 2020. When she is not gardening or reading, she enjoys spending time with her family along with  the newest member of the family, their cat Murphy. Molly loves working with her clients to achieve the color they are looking for. She especially loves her blonde clients as she know that blondes love to have fun.

STYLIST

MONICA

Monica has been in the Hair Industry since 2014. She loves doing multidimensional blondes, specializing in balayage and highlighting. She enjoys doing full hair transformations. When she is not at the salon, Monica is spending time with her children and dog.

 

 

STYLIST

MORGAN

Morgan has been at Creative Hair Design since 2019. She enjoys spending time with her dogs and family. She specializes in grey blending, and excels in adding dimension using balayage and babylight techniques. She is advanced in many different hair types including curly, wavy, or textured hair.

 

 

DESIGNER

PAIGE

Paige has been doing hair since 1998. She specializes in all types of blonding from standard highlights, babylights, balayage, and more. In addition, Paige is certified to do tape in extensions as well as airbrush makeup.

DESIGNER

PAYTON

Payton has been doing hair since 2001. She values the importance of haircuts; specializing in both women’s and men’s cuts. She also specializes in blondes, using the most up-to-date highlighting techniques. Payton has a passion for brunettes and for natural grey blending.

 

 

MASSAGE THERAPIST

RACHEL

Rachel has been a licensed massage therapist since 2001. She specializes in combining different relaxing elements to enhance one’s overall spa service. Specifically, Rachel combines modalities in addition to implementing cups, oils, stones, and a massage gun into one session for the ultimate massage experience.

STYLIST

RACHEL A.

Rachel has been in the industry since 2020. Her specialties include special styles, colors, and haircuts. Her favorite part about her job is getting the opportunity to help people look and feel their best all while having fun helping people achieve the look they are looking for.

STYLIST

RAE

Rae joined the industry in 2021. Rae specializes in a variety of things including drastic cuts, curly hair, highlights, all over colors, textured hair, grey blending and more. She also offers to do airbrush makeup and nails, which includes shellac manicures, natural nail manicures, and pedicures.

 

DESIGNER

RAVEN

Raven has been in the hair industry since 2008 and at Creative Hair Design since 2010. With textured hair herself, she is well acquainted with all types of hair from straight, textured, fine, curly, wavy, the list goes on! Raven also specializes in rich colors and dimensional blondes.

DESIGNER

SABRINA

Sabrina has been in the hair industry since 2015. Her specialty is working on blondes, especially using the technique of balayage. What she loves most about the industry is catching up with her clients and meeting new people.

MASSAGE THERAPIST

SAMANTHA

Samantha has been a licensed massage therapist since 2000. Samantha specializes in pregnancy massages and body exfoliating treatments. She is very much a people person and loves to make people feel good.

DESIGNER

SANTANA

Santana has been in the hair industry since 2015. She transforms blonde hair with her skills in highlighting and balayage. She loves helping clients achieve that “lived in” look so there’s less maintenance but still plenty of dimension. Santana is also certified in hand-tied extensions!

DESIGNER

SARA

Sara started doing hair in 2006. Sara specializes in all types of hair; curly, straight, textured, you name it. She also does a lot of highlighting, knowing what type of technique to use depending on the client’s end goal. Lastly, Sara offers tape in extensions for her clients who are looking to add length and/or volume!

MASSAGE THERAPIST

SARAH R

Sarah R. has been in the industry since 2010. She loves spending time with family outside whether that be camping, riding ATV’s or both! Her favorite part of her job is helping people feel better, usually with her specialty deep tissue massages. She is certified in Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, trigger point, cupping, and even myofascial release!

DESIGNER

SHANDA

Shanda has been doing hair since 1997. Shanda likes working with highlights and color as well as any special styles. She also works very well with curly hair.

NAIL TECHNICIANS

SHELLI

Shelli has been in the nail industry since 1991. She has a great ability to listen to her clients and to make them feel good about themselves. Shelli does natural nail manicures, pedicures and shellac.

DESIGNER

SLOAN

Sloan has been doing hair since 2006. Sloan enjoys learning all the latest fashion and hair techniques to educate her clients with. Her specialty is hair coloring and highlighting.

STYLIST

SOPHIA

DESIGNER

STACY

Stacy has been been doing hair since 2003. She loves meeting different people and making them feel good about themselves and the way they look. Stacy’s specialties are special styles, haircuts and colors.

MASSAGE THERAPIST

TAMARA

Tamara has been a licensed massage therapist since 2001. She also is a licensed physical therapist and uses her knowledge to help people to feel better and can teach many stretching techniques.

MASSAGE THERAPIST

TAMMY

Tammy has been a licensed massage therapist since 2001. She loves the ability to make people feel better and works hard to be sure her clients take time out of their busy schedule to pamper themselves. Her specialties include pressure point massage, reflexology and also has a degree in exercise science.

DESIGNER

TARYN

Taryn joined the hair industry in 2009. She loves to cook, spend time with family and travel when she can. She understands the impact that a quality haircut and color can have. She always takes her time to ensure her clients achieve their best look and leave the salon looking and feeling their best! Taryn’s specialties include blondes and creating “lived in” textured haircuts.

DESIGNER

TERRIANNE

Terianne has been doing hair since 1999. She enjoys working out and spending time at the lake with her 3 beautiful children. Terianne is always staying updated on the latest hair trends and loves that the hair industry is constantly changing and evolving. She takes joy in making sure her clients hair is always styled to perfection with her dry hair cutting, color and blowout skills.

NAIL TECHNICIANS

TESS

Tess has been in the nail industry since 1988. She enjoys making and meeting new friends and clients. Tess does natural nail manicures, shellac manicures, and pedicures.

ESTHETICIAN

ZOE

Zoe has been a licensed esthetician since 2021. She enjoys reading, live music and spoiling her weenie dog Veda! Zoe’s favorite part of her job is having the opportunity to help her clients look and feel their best by offering result driven treatments such as Chemical Peels, Microdermabrsions and Hydra Facials!  If you need to have any waxing done then look no further, Zoe’s most preferred service she offers is body waxing!