Connecting with people personally and professionally is very important to Daren. "When you are able to understand someone more personally, then you are able to serve them better professionally".
With 25 yrs in the industry, Daren has a strong desire to constantly learn adapt to an ever evolving clientele. He has had continuing education at the L'Oréal Soho Academy, advanced balayage training at di Pietro Todd and obtained certifications with Brazilian Blowout and HotHeads hair extensions. Daren strives to elevate himself and other stylists to the next level.
Daren is the proud owner of Daren + Co. and is excited to offer a variety of salon services and a great cohesive team of stylists.
Darcy has been in the industry for 15 years and is enamored with and engaged in her career more than ever. With the constantly evolving industry of fashion, Darcy strives to stay on top of current trends by attending classes and shows like the TIGI and Redken academies in New York, America’s Beauty Show in Chicago, and the Redken Symposium and TIGI Worldwide Release in Las Vegas, to name a few. Darcy believes wholeheartedly that, through coloring, cutting, and detailing her guests’ hair, she allows their beauty within to shine through.
Jane has been a stylist since 2008 and loves the look of "Pretty with an Edge". Whether it's a traditional, soft, modern, or textured look she helps clients find what compliments their own personal style and teaches them the tricks and techniques to recreate their look at home.
Jane's been published in InStyle Magazine and Modern Salon Magazine. "I believe that improving my skills helps me better meet my clients needs; and therefore, I continue to take advanced classes in cutting, color, and styling". The creation of your new look will be a collaborative effort, as she performs an extensive consultation to help you determine your styling goals.
I believe style should be a reflection of your personality. I love collaborating with my clients to bring their vision to life! Together we get to create a unique look that exudes their inner self. It's exciting and fun for both of us! That is why I do what I do."
Kristen has over 10 years of experience. She specializes in Balayage, Ombré, corrective color and hair extensions. She is a Davines Colorist, and is also certified in Platinum Seamless Extensions, Olaplex, DevaCurl and Brazilian Keratin Treatment.
Savannah began her career in 2000, specializing in nails and has continued to grow her passion for providing her clients with perfect nails. Savannah's professional skills are complimented by her personality which has greatly attributed to her success. Shefocuses on helping clients maintain ongoing health of her clients nails. She believes in making her clients feel relaxed, comfortable and at home while she uses her creativity and passion for nails to transform their hands and feet into a work of art. Savannah loves meeting new people and building lasting friendships. She says "The best part of my job is seeing the smile on a client's face and knowing I made their day a little brighter
Keeping things organic, yet elegant is one of Kelsey’s many strengths as a stylist. A self-described ‘bohemian’, she is as at-ease, polished, and imaginative as the looks she creates. She combines technical skill, courtesy of training at The System: A Paul Mitchell Partner School, with an apprenticeship and years of experience at AVBS, A Valeria Boss Salon, a nationwide ‘Top 20 Paul Mitchell Focus Salon’,. She also continues refining her craft with ongoing education. Precision, personalization, and being sure the client can recreate their new look after leaving her chair are all top priorities for Kelsey, who has trained under top experts in the field. She is certified in GK taming systems and did hair and beauty for a designer featured in the 2014 West 18th Street Fashion Show in KC.
The day I graduated beauty school, my mom showed me this school days notebook I had filled out in the 2nd grade. The page had the standard questions, like favorite color, favorite music and so on. What was amazing to me was that in the space to fill in the answer for “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I had written “Hairstylist”. Fast forward a couple decades and here I am living my 8 year old dreams! After graduating high school, I decided to attend Donna’s Academy of Hair Design and have been working in a salon ever since. I love having the opportunity to work with my clients to create personalized, beautiful looks, while also getting to know them. I have a true love for the beauty industry and the positivity it brings to peoples everyday lives.
When not working, you will usually find me hanging out with my husband, Cody and our 12 year old lab, Jack. We love trying new and unusual restaurants, live music and spending time with family. I love learning and am always reading a new book, listening to podcasts or watching documentaries, all while drinking lots of coffee!
It is so important to me to provide clients with a relaxing and enjoyable pampering experience. I want you to come in with all of your ideas and experiences so we can create your dream hair, together!
Come see me at Daren + Co. and lets do it!