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.”
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.
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.”
MORGAN | Master Stylist
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 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.”
ABBY | Level 3
Abby is a hometown girl, growing up right here in Missoula. She started her career with Boom Swagger and has been a staple in our team ever since. Abby loves trying anything new in the hair industry and is inspired by film and music. She loves that her job is creative and different every day, as well as getting to chat one-on-one with amazing clients. Abby has gotten the opportunity to travel to New York Fashion Week and work with the Jon Reyman Aveda styling team.
MAREN | Level 2
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 | Level 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 | Level 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.
JESSIE | Raw Talent
Jessie was born in Bozeman, Montana and moved to Missoula in 2012. She chose to change her career and work in an industry she loves. She strongly believes in continued education. “I love to challenge myself to create new and exciting looks. Understanding my client’s personality and lifestyle helps to create the best look for each individual.” She is raising her two girls in Missoula and brings her infectious smile and positive attitude to work every day.
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!