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“Ben C. has made my hair dreams come true! Boom Swagger is absolutely amazing-the staff are incredibly talented and listen to your hair hopes, thoughts, etc. Plus, the front desk folks are helpful, attentive and kind. Going to Boom Swagger is an experience-one you should definitely have for yourself!”

Boomswagger Client, 2018

Our Team

  • Brooke Specialist

    Brooke - Specialist

    Brooke is from Helena, Montana, and studied cosmetology at R-Tech in Helena. She moved to Missoula to work in a salon in 2006, and has been with Boom Swagger since its start in 2009. Cutting and coloring hair is her creative outlet, and she loves meeting and talking with all kinds of people. Her passion is in doing a cut & color combination. “It’s satisfying to see a complete transformation and make someone feel good about themselves.”

    Mario Specialist

    Mario - Specialist

    Mario is from Norwalk, Connecticut, near New York City, and studied hair at Renache Academy of Hair in Norwalk. His passion is working with all hair textures and helping clients embrace and love their hair. He uses hair as his palette and loves creating great color for clients, and gives a glamorous blow-out. When Boom Swagger began, he knew that it was what Missoula was missing. “I’m excited to be a part of a team of highly talented and creative stylists who work well together.”

    Melinda Specialist

    Melinda - Specialist

    Melinda has been with Boom Swagger since day one. She loves the creative freedom that comes with being a stylist as well as spending each day with interesting people. Melinda’s main passions include color and relaxers for clients that want to change up the texture of their hair.

  • Morgan Specialist

    Morgan - Specialist

    Morgan is from Eagle River, Wisconsin. She graduated in 2006 from the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has lived in Missoula and the Bitterroot Valley since 2007. Of her many passions, Morgan loves creating the “Victoria’s Secret” look – big, beautiful waves and gorgeous color. She loves being part of the Boom Swagger team because of the incredibly talented and motivated people she gets to work with every day. She loves working with hair because everyday can hold a surprise and at least once a day “I feel like I make someone feel better about themselves.”

    Morgan has had her work featured in Rocky Mountain Bride magazine and numerous wedding blogs.

    Katie Master Stylist

    Katie - Master Stylist

    Katie grew up in the Bitterroot Valley in Corvallis, Montana, and studied at the Bitterroot School of Cosmetology. She moved to Missoula in 2008, and began working in local salons. She has been with Boom Swagger since 2009, and is passionate about different aspects of doing hair – whether a cute, cropped cut or a head full of foils. She loves listening to people’s stories when they’re in her chair. “It’s fun meeting new clients and hear about their lives, and it’s equally fun catching up with regular clients of mine.”

    Maren Master Stylist

    Maren - Master Stylist

    Maren was born and raised in Missoula. She graduated from Paul Mitchell the School in Honolulu in 2006 and has been with Boom Swagger since 2011. Maren loves everything about being a stylist – from helping her clients create a new look to maintaining a look that they love. She truly excels in all aspects of artistry from subtle highlights to bold and beautiful colors.

  • Amanda Studio 2

    Amanda - Studio 2

    Amanda is another one of our local gals growing up in Missoula. She moved to Butte and graduated from the Butte Academy of Beauty Culture in 2011. She has been with Boom Swagger Salon since 2012. She loves to meet new clients and continues to grow with Aveda Continuing Education. She loves being a stylists and creating new looks.

    Since 2015 Amanda has become a Freelance Makeup Artist and Educator with Aveda and excelled as our ‘bridal guru’. She has had her work featured in Rocky Mountain Bride magazine and become a staple in the wedding planning community in and around Montana.

    Colby Studio 1

    Colby - Studio 1

    Colby has been in Montana most of her life and earned her cosmetology license studying in Bozeman. She has an incredible passion for the industry and loves transforming ones look into something new. She loves the idea that she can make someone look great on the outside and feel more confident on the inside. She enjoys the creative aspect of her job and the ability to work with clients directly and build long lasting relationships.

    Ben Studio 2

    Ben - Studio 2

    Ben grew up in Helena, MT and has been a part of the salon family since 2015. A graduate of the Aveda Institute-Portland; Ben graduated at the top of his class and was featured, as a student, in an “I Am Aveda” campaign. Ben excels at creating beach blondes and experimenting with men’s color. He loves being part of the Missoula community and salon team because he feels we share the same goals in guest and community wellness.

  • Ariel Raw Talent Stylist

    Ariel - Raw Talent Stylist

    Ariel grew up all around the world but considers Seattle her hometown. With family spread throughout the Bitterroot Valley, Ariel’s Montana roots drew her back to Missoula in 2014 and she falls more in love with her chosen home more every day! Ariel received her training at the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute and apprenticed at AFH Salon, both in Seattle. She also graduated from the Advanced Cutting and Creative Cutting curriculums with S⋅R Education. Her strong aesthetic sense and attention to detail play out in real-life cuts and color that are creative, balanced, and precise without being fussy. Ariel strives to see the unique spirit of every person in her chair and to collaborate with them to create styles that feel “just right.”

    Alecia Front Desk Manager

    Alecia - Front Desk Manager

    Alecia is also a native Missoulian, raising both her children in Zootown. She has been with the salon since 2014 and loves the electricity that runs through the salon every day. Her attention to detail and comfort help the salon flow smoothly and efficiently even on the busiest of days. She will be the first warm smile and ‘hello’ to greet you when you enter the salon. Her dedication to the Aveda mission of serving our community and environment reflect all that the salon and Missoula are about. She loves the infectious energy that downtown Missoula offers and loves to spend time enjoying our mountain town!