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.

STYLIST

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

ANNA

Anna has been in the cosmetology industry since 2019. Anna specializes in fun, low maintenance haircuts, blonding, and “lived in” colors. In addition to hair she loves everything makeup! Anna has a passion for makeup and enhancing her client’s natural beauty.

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. Her specialty is working with clients to create a plan for their skin that addresses their concerns whether it is aging, acne, scarring, dehydration, dullness, etc. She enjoys helping her clients fight these concerns with specific skincare products and providing services like HydraFacials, dermaplanes, peels, and microdermabrasions.

MASSAGE THERAPIST

CARRIE

Carrie has been in the industry since 2007. She loves hanging out with friends and family, going to concerts, watching movies, and trying new restaurants. She is calm and easy going. She feels there is nothing better than loving wh.at you do everyday and helping people feel better. She loves that the industry is always changing and that there is always new modality to learn and try. Her specialty is Deep Tissue Massage and Trigger Point Therapy as well as addressing any problem areas while leaving the client relaxed and refreshed.

STYLIST

CHELSEA

Chelsea has been in our industry since 2011. She loves being creative with everything from hair and make-up to Pinterest ideas! She also enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family. She likes meeting new people and being able to put a smile on her clients’ faces. Her specialty is highlighting and haircutting.

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 specializes in color services, tape in extensions, women and men’s cutting as well as smoothing treatments.

ESTHETICIAN

DAKOTAH

Dakotah is a licensed esthetician who finds making people feel comfortable in their own skin to be the most rewarding and favorite part of her career. Dakotah has been in the business since 2017 and enjoys customizing facials for certain skin types and skin care needs and then seeing the results that follow. When she is not working, she likes to surround herself with the love and laughter from her husband, 3 cats, family, and friends. She is a lover of traveling, hiking, and anything musical that will make her dance.

DESIGNER

DALLAS

Dallas has been in the industry since 2008. She specializes in highlights and colors. Dallas loves to brighten up a client by popping in some highlights, or tone the hair down with some lowlights for the colder seasons. She also is extension certified, offering tape in and hand tied extensions!

STYLIST

DEANNA

Deanna has been in the industry since 2005. She is a big movie buff, loves hanging with friends, outdoor activities and house decorating. She has good listening skills, is friendly and caring and loves to laugh and have fun. She especially loves to have fun with hair, letting her inside artist come out. She specializes in textured haircuts.

STYLIST

DEVYN

Devyn loves to do fashion colors, highlighting, and drastic blonding services. She loves making people feel beautiful by giving them the hair of their dreams.

ESTHETICIAN

EMILY

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

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. Kari likes the fact that she can help people look and feel good about themselves. Kari’s specialty is working with 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.

NAIL TECHNICIANS

KATHY

Kathy has been in the nail industry since 1990. She does her best to make all of her clients happy. She works with natural nail manicures, pedicures, acrylic, glaze and gel nails. Her specialty is giving a relaxing pedicure with a great foot massage.

ESTHETICIAN

KATY

Katy has been a licensed esthetician since 2012. Katy is known for her precise dermaplaning and brow shaping. She also enjoys result driven services like HydraFacials, where her clients immediately sees a change in their skin! On top of all this, she also specializes in lash lifts and speed body waxing.

DESIGNER

KIMBERLY

Kimberly has been doing hair since 1997. She loves the constant changing in the industry and has a passion to help people to feel good about themselves with the correct hair color and cut.

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.

ESTHETICIAN

LOGAN

Logan has been in the industry since 2019. Her specialties include facial waxing and instant-result services like HydraFacials and microdermabrasions. She also enjoys & excels at customizing facials to fit the needs and wants of her clients!

STYLIST

MACK

Mack has been in the industry since 2020. She specializes in all types of haircuts: women’s, men’s, everyday trims, drastic short cuts and everything more! She loves to do anything related to color and highlights. Mack also is certified to do airbrush makeup for any event or just a fun night out!

 

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.

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.

 

DESIGNER

MITCHELL

Mitchell has been doing hair since 2001. Mitchell loves working with changing styles and meeting new people. Mitchell enjoys working with hair extensions. She specializes in Great Lengths and Easilengths hair extensions.

STYLIST

MONICA

Monica has been in the industry since 2014. If you are looking for a blonde transformation, Monica is your person! She LOVES any type of blonding whether it is balayage, babylights, standard highlights, etc. Blending and adding dimension is her forte! In addition, Monica loves doing colors and enhancing her client’s natural tone.

STYLIST

MORGAN

Morgan has been at Creative Hair Design since 2019. She specializes in services related to adding dimension such as balayage and babylights. She works well with many different hair types including curly, textured hair.

DESIGNER

NICOLE

Nicole has been in the hair industry since 2007. She specializes in natural “lived in” blondes, using the techniques of balayage and babylights to achieve this blended look. Nicole also is certified to do tape in and hand tied extensions!

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 where she lets her highlight and balayage skills shine. Payton also 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’s specialties include special styles, colors, and haircuts. Her favorite part about the industry is getting the opportunity to help people achieve their hair goals and having fun while doing it.

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.

 

STYLIST

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.

STYLIST

REGAN

Regan has been with Creative Hair Design since 2019. She specializes in highlights and color, doing many blondes and brunettes. Regan also specializes in women’s cuts, curly hair, and loves doing special styles for weddings or events!

STYLIST

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.

STYLIST

SAM

Sam is always happy to see new faces and loves making people feel special when they sit in her chair. She specializes in blonde hair, fun fashion colors, and men’s haircuts.

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.

STYLIST

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. She not only does hair, but she also does nails and receptions from time to time. 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 to do tape in extensions for her clients who are looking to add length and/or volume!

ESTHETICIAN

SARAH B.

Sarah B. has been in the industry since 2016. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys cooking, crafting and watching movies. What Sarah likes most about the industry is meeting new people and hearing their stories. She likes to stay up to date on the latest trends and making her clients feel their best! Her specialty is working with her clients to achieve their skin care goals and give them an amazing glow with her facials.

MASSAGE THERAPIST

SARAH R

Sarah R. has been in the industry since 2010. She is certified in Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology, hot stone, trigger point, cupping, and even myofascial release! Much of experience is in Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone, primarily focusing on the back, neck, and shoulder areas.

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.

STYLIST

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.

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. Tammy’s specialties are pressure point massage, reflexology and also has a degree in exercise science.

DESIGNER

TARYN

Taryn joined the hair industry in 2009. She understands the impact that a quality haircut can have, so she makes sure to help her clients achieve their best look with the best cut. Taryn also specializes in blonding and creating that “lived in” look.

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.

STYLIST

WHITNEY

Whitney has been in the industry since 2014. She loves meeting new clients and specializes in haircuts and styling.