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Naphtali started her career path in the hair and beauty industry in 2000. She worked in the business area of salons as well as doing make-up. This inspired her to attend cosmetology school at the Professional Cosmetology Institute in Ames, Iowa. Naphtali worked at Rick Mosley Hair from 2003 to 2015 specializing in hair color. As director of the hair color department, she trained the color team and designed the color training curriculum. Naphtali has spent her entire career specializing in hair color and extension services. She is certified in six hair extension application methods. She currently uses Hairdreams nano bonded extensions, Easihair pro tape-in extensions and Aqua hand tied extensions. Before opening Blend & Bright, she had the opportunity to run her own business at DeLiRe Salon in Johnston, Iowa for six years.
In 2019, Naphtali joined the House of Colour Des Moines team. For many years she has wanted to open her own salon. She knew House of Colour and a hair salon would be the perfect pair.
Abbey graduated from the Aveda Institute Des Moines in 2011. She worked as a color specialist for nine years at Rick Mosley Hair. She has enthusiastically been a part of creative endeavors such as The Big Hair Ball and Aveda’s Catwalks shows for water, both charity hair fashion shows. She has had the opportunity to further her skills at the Redken Exhange in New York City, as well as learn from various notable industry professionals. She loves to travel for educational classes on a yearly basis for high quality hair color classes. She is trained in House of Colour categories of hair color by season and is highly capable of delivering hair color that matches your skin tone based on your color analysis results. Her skills range from subtle highlights and balayage, gray coverage, and fashion colors.
Originally from Texas, Emma is a Southern belle at heart. Graduating from PCI Academy, her career began as a unique cosmetologist with a passion to create the perfect desired look for all her guests. Her specialties include balayage, highlights, formal styles, and haircuts. She also is trained in the House of Colour guidelines for creating hair color by season and haircuts to fit your personality.
In addition to being behind the chair, she is also certified in microblading. As a perfectionist she is the ideal artist when it comes to enhancing your brows. Continuing education is something she prides herself in and takes very seriously to keep up to date with the new trends.
Tess graduated from the Aveda institute in 2019 and has an ever-growing passion for all things hair and continuing her education in the industry. Nothing makes her happier than seeing the joy that she helps to provide her customers when they are happy with their look she provided. She has been trained in executing hair color by season, according to House of Colour standards, as well as a style to fit your personality.
She has been involved in industry experiences such as Kansas City Fashion Week, and the ChildServe Bubble Ball. She is especially enthusiastic about blonding, vivid colors and haircuts. While she was on a long-term mission trip in the Dominican Republic, she had the unique opportunity to study the art of barbering at a local barber shop.
Claire graduated from the Aveda Institute in West Des moines in November of 2021. After graduation from the institute, she started at Blend and Bright Salon in January of 2022.
Claire has a passion for beauty and style, she loves creating fresh looks on her guests whether you know your season or not. She has really enjoyed learning B&B’s system of coloring hair by season based on House of Colour principles. Claire especially enjoys blonding, dimensional brunettes and redheads.
The biggest compliment Claire can receive is seeing her clients walk out with a new found confidence they enjoy from loving their hair. When Claire isn’t at the salon she continues her hair education attending many online and in person courses.