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  Trendi Aveda

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Meet Our Team

Get to know the staff at Trendi Salon and Spa. We have experienced professionals on staff who stay up to date on popular trends and employ the latest techniques in order to give you exactly what you want. Read on to learn more about each staff member.

Team Members:


Barb Esty Kelm   Owner/Stylist/Colorist

Barb discovered her passion for hair styling at a very early age.  After "practicing" on many of her elementary school friends she knew she found her calling.  After successfully graduating from cosmetology school, Barb won her very first hair competition that she entered, and a career was launched.  Besides her 20+ years behind the chair Barb made the successful transition to salon ownership in 2009.  Barb has worked with Aveda for most of her career and loves the results her clients receive from the all-natural/cruelty free product line.   While she enjoys every aspect of running a business, Barb is a passionate stylist with a large faithful following.  Barb prides herself on tailoring a person's look to their lifestyle. She has been called "the master of fine hair," and has worked with clients all over the metro area. 


Erika  Stylist/Colorist
Erika is a graduate of the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis, and is extremely passionate about using Aveda Color to make people feel beautiful inside and out.  Her personal goal is to give each client their own custom look while keeping their hair healthy and full of shine.  She loves achieving dimensional hair creating blondes, balayage, and hair painting.  If you are looking to add volume or length to your hair, she is also certified in Babe hair extensions.  She loves to stay on top of the constantly changing world of hair and beauty by attending classes and hair shows to learn the newest techniques, and of course always learning from her talented co-workers.


Jordan  Stylist/Colorist/Makeup Artist
Jordan is a very talented stylist. She has an eye for color and loves to do balayages and ombres. Give her a color challenge, and she will be happy to help. She is also a trained makeup artist who loves to do hair and makeup for wedding parties.


Ashleigh  Stylist/Colorist
Ashleigh is a sweetheart and will make you feel at ease. She is a graduate of the Aveda Institute in Minnesota. Ashleigh is up for any color challenge you give her and loves to give makeovers. She always wants to learn more by taking additional classes to better serve her clients.


Danielle  Stylist/Colorist
Danielle is a graduate of the Aveda Institute in Florida. She recently moved back home to Minnesota. She loves doing color and creating new looks for her clients.


Bubs   Stylist/Colorist
Bubs has been a master stylist for 40 years, which speaks to her dedication to her profession. Bubs says, "I love my job," and she still continues to learn the newest techniques and trends in the hair industry.


Katie   Stylist/Colorist
Katie is a talented stylist with over 10 years of experience. She has taken additional training and can help you look and feel your best. Her updos are amazing.


Kaylee  Stylist/Colorist
Kaylee has been a stylist for over eight years and loves to do updos for special occasions. She is also certified in hair extensions.


Nhoa is a certified and licensed eyelash extension technician. She loves all things beauty, and has been passionate about the industry ever since she was a young girl. She loves making people feel beautiful and confident. She specializes in classic eyelash extensions, and likes the versatility of how you can achieve a natural or more dramatic look with a classic set.   


Christy  Massage Therapist/Esthetician
Christy is our dual licensed Massage Therapist and Esthetician. Christy has over 16 years of experience in the spa industry. Christy offers all aspects of massage therapy, including Swedish, hot stone, prenatal and deep tissue. As a skilled and knowledgeable Esthetician, she is well versed with Aveda skin care, facials, chemical peels, full-body waxing, and body treatments. Her areas of specialty are; the Aveda Dual Exfoliation and microdermabrasion facials, specific issue massage, Brazilian waxing, and massage/facial combination services.
Christy uses her passion for healing to give her clients the absolute best care.

Salon Manager and Sales and Service Coordinators
Sue, Nancy, Tori and Alli

Sue   Nancy   Tori   Alli  
Whether it is a cheerful grin when you walk in, serving you a refreshing beverage during your visit, or verifying your appointment 48 hours prior, our customer service team will make your experience with us a warm and relaxing one.

Aesthetic Services Offered by Melissa Magyar, RN

Melissa Magyar, RN, specializes in nonsurgical, facial aesthetic injections and treatments. She considers herself an artist and skin care humanitarian, helping to restore youth and health to aging and damaged complexions. Melissa has been working as a nurse in aesthetic medicine since February 2008.

Melissa Magyar

As a nurse and certified specialist, under the medical directorship of Dr. Christopher Balgobin, Melissa provides aesthetic consultations and medical injections, including Botox for wrinkles and dermal fillers for volume replacement and enhancement. She's injected hundreds of patients with Botox, Radiesse, Juvederm (Ultra, Plus, and Voluma), Restylane, Perlane, and Belotero over the past eight years. She also provides chemical peels and microneedling with MicroPen to improve overall skin quality and clarity.

Melissa graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2003. She worked as a marketing assistant for a prestigious dance theater in London, England, followed by a small publishing company in the Twin Cities until a visit to a dermatologist for her own skin inspired her to go back to school for nursing. She completed the Licensed Practical Nursing Program in December 2007 and obtained an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing in December 2012.

Melissa prides herself on building trust and long-term professional relationships with her patients. With an artistic eye and skillful hand, she's dedicated to providing the highest level of care and unsurpassed aesthetic outcomes.