Owner and proprietress, Wende has spent her career as the first point of contact for her salons. Currently, she is the owner of Lada Salon & Spa and strives to make every visitor feel welcome and keep every stylist happy. The relationships she builds within the walls of Lada are lasting, strong and are the structure of what Lada represents.
Brandon is our most senior stylist at Lada where he brings his incomparable talent, enthusiasm and energy to our team. In addition to his position as Salon Manager, Brandon is an educator and mentor to our team members. His passions include hand painted customized hair color, continuing education and Harry Styles. He excels with textured hair, long face framing layers as well as short, show stopping hair designs. See a lil bit of his artistry on instagram @apolloforce.
Jim Grimes started it all in Lawrence. As the first Aveda salon downtown many might recall the old days of Headmasters Salon that was to become the nexus of many of the hair studios currently in town. Jim has extensive experience, style and a peerless grace. He enjoys yoga, meditation and jumping out of perfectly good planes in flight. Ayurveda concepts brought Jim and Aveda together and they are still going strong! Come in and glean a bit of zen from Jim!
Hayden’s books fill up quick these days, straight from the Hay’s Hair Academy. You’ll love her! She not only styles and designs hair she also does nails, lashes and body waxing for us on the spa side. She’s doing great things with the AVEDA products and we’re eager for you to meet her.
Brooke comes to us after running her own Aveda Salon in the Kansas City area. We are glad to have her passion, knowledge and grace on the team. She’s been cutting hair for years and graduated from Jean Madeline Aveda Institute in Philadelphia, PA.
“I love the art and science of hair mastery and enjoy using all mediums including scissors, razors and clippers to create personal cuts with precision, flow and movement.”
Marta Schwartz-Calderón is a licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master. She brings over 30 years of bodywork experience and specializes in Relaxing and Deep Tissue Massage, Oncology Massage, Reiki and CranioSacral Therapy. She enjoys customizing your session to create the most healing experience for you. She is a healer, and we are here for it!
With years of Aveda experience, Desiree enjoys providing all aesthetic services with a clean, botanical approach that supports and maintains healthy skincare for every unique individual. This focused, personalized attention assists each guest in achieving optimal results through sustainable, harmonious products and practices. Desiree offers facials, full body waxing, make-up applications and brow/lash tinting. And people love visiting her!
We are incredibly excited to introduce you to our newest talent at Lada, Taylor! She offers all hair services from texture transformation and color, to design and beautiful upstyles. She also offers nails, waxing, and lash tinting/lifts services. View some of her artistry @LadaSalonSpa and @tay.lada
Amanda is here for Guest Hospitality and comfort! The yin to Wende’s yang – along with Adison these three will usually be your first point of contact.
Adison, Guest Hospitality, will be here to answer calls and guide you through our vast array of services and Aveda products. If you have a question, chances are, she can answer it for you.