Get to Know Our Incredible Team!

As we enter a new year and reflect on 2020, we asked ourselves what helped us through the difficulties of the last year. The answer was obvious: our incredible team! There is no other group of people that we would rather work, laugh, and connect with on a daily basis. It is with immense gratitude that we share with you some fun info about the talented team we have at Heat°.

Miranda

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When did you join the Heat° team?
I joined the Heat° team before the floors and stations were in. I walked into the blank canvas and knew this was going to be the perfect place for me to work.

What is your favorite thing about your job at Heat°?

I love every aspect of my job, but waxing services are my favorite thing to provide for my guests. Waxing services are quick, easy and make such a big difference in how we feel.

What is your most precious memory/proud accomplishment since joining the team?

One of my favorite memories/accomplishment is that I attended Kevin.Murphy Session.Salon Training. It was a total of 5 sessions that were in-depth training. In the last session we had a model to showcase our talent to the other Session stylists.

What is your trick for connecting with new guests?

How I like to connect with my guests is by being authentic with them and listening what their hair needs are.

What do you absolutely love about your job?

My favorite thing as a stylist is making people feel beautiful about themselves. Also, getting to know my guests personally is something I really enjoy.

In your opinion, what makes Heat° such a special place for our staff and our guests?

What makes Heat° such a special place is that the Heat° team is so talented and has such love and respect for each other. The guests can see that and can’t wait to come back and visit!

Tristen

When did you join the Heat° team?

I joined Heat in August of 2020 and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of such an amazing team.

What is your favorite service to perform for your guests?

My favorite service to perform is blonding & balayage.

What is your most precious memory/proud accomplishment since joining the team?

My most precious memory is being around my coworkers and the friendships I’ve gained. My proudest accomplishment is expanding my list of services, building clientele and my skills as a stylist.

What is your trick for connecting with new guests?

I enjoy meeting new people and making them feel comfortable as they sit in my chair.

What do you absolutely love about your job?

I love making people feel good about themselves and meeting new people!

In your opinion, what makes Heat° such a special place for our staff and our guests?

I think Heat° is a special place because the staff is very talented and very welcoming for guests.

Jillian

When did you join the Heat° team?

January 4th, 2020

What is your favorite service to perform for your guests?

Blonding services! I love balayaging and highlighting.

What is your most precious memory since joining the team?

I really enjoy spending time with everyone outside of the salon where we can all let loose a little.

What is your trick for connecting with new guests?

Talk about anything and everything. I love hearing life stories.

What do you absolutely love about your job?

Making people feel pampered and relaxed and good about themselves.

In your opinion, what makes Heat° such a special place for our staff and our guests?

The awesome team of staff we have. Our dynamic with each other is fun, upbeat, and positive, and that transfers to our guests and their experience.

Katie

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When did you join the Heat° team?

November 2017

What is your favorite service to perform for your guests?

I enjoy the variety in the services we provide. I love natural hand-painted balayage the most! 

What is your most precious memory since joining the team?

I really enjoyed the memories of going to the Kevin.Murphy Session.Salon Training. The tools and information they provided were a huge highlight for me. 

What is your trick for connecting with new guests?

I think truly listening to your guest is key in a great consultation. Sometimes it’s a process to achieve the final outcome and I’m always honest with what I believe is best for the integrity of the hair and skin. 

What do you absolutely love about your job?

I enjoy coming to work every day knowing I have a great clientele and I genuinely missed them so much over the time off last year. 

In your opinion, what makes Heat° such a special place for our staff and our guests?

I love the space at Heat°! The windows bring in so much natural light and I love seeing the snow fall too! 

Maghan

When did you join the Heat° team?

February 21, 2017

What is your favorite service to perform for your guests?

When my guests let me try a new color technique or a new color formula.

What is your most proud accomplishment since joining the team?

I have grown so much as a person and as a stylist since being at Heat°. I have learned many techniques, relationship-building skills, and product knowledge that makes me a better stylist.

What is your trick for connecting with new guests?

I like to get to know them as a person and build a relationship where trust is established, and they feel that they have a safe place.

What do you absolutely love about your job?

I love that every day I get to express my creativity and passion with others while building new relationships.

In your opinion, what makes Heat° such a special place for our staff and our guests?

Heat° is special because as soon as you walk in the door you smell the aroma of the amazing products and are greeted with a smiling face. Our goal is to always go above and beyond and give you the best service possible. You will know we are different as soon as the warm towels touch your head.

Noah

When did you join the Heat° team?

My first official day at Heat was June 1st, 2020 as we reopened after shutting down for quarantine.

What is your favorite thing about your job at Heat°?

Beauty comes from a foundation of deep love & genuine respect. The passionate expression & authentic connection our team members & clients give to one another is something I find extremely powerful. I hope to cultivate these relationships in a stronger way, & I love being given opportunities to do just that.

What is your most precious memory/proud accomplishment since joining the team?

I loved working with Nicole Panko & Brittany Woitas to create a photo shoot that represented the raw energy of our team. Feeling like I have a voice & being given the opportunity to explore some form of creative direction meant a lot to me. Evan Taylor took everything to the next level & I couldn’t be happier with that experience.

How do you bring positivity to the salon and use that energy to connect with our guests?

As I’ve recently learned, life can be extremely complicated at times. It’s impossible to perceive what circumstances or trauma someone may be processing & not expressing. I like to be as present as I can to engage with every aspect of what makes us human. In this space of vulnerability even with strangers, I find the most positive & substantial connection.

What do you absolutely love about your job?

I love the people, guests & talent. I love their journeys & their hearts. I love the vulnerability & the strength found in it. I love the art that tells their story. I love the expression that releases them from who they once were to become who they are meant to be.

In your opinion, what makes Heat° such a special place for our staff and our guests?

Against all odds, Heat° remains a space dedicated to the evolution of each person who walks through the door. Some lessons are harder with longer journeys, & some are simple with tangible results. What makes us special is how we’re all purposing ourselves to find a space in beauty that is real. A space inside us expressed through our hair, learned by our journey, & written with our tribe.

Taylar

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When did you join the Heat° team?

2018

What is your favorite service to perform for your guests?

I love doing any and every color service, especially blonding!

What is your proudest accomplishment since joining the team?

“Graduating” from being an assistant to a full-time stylist.

What is your trick for connecting with new guests?

I always keep an open mind. When someone sits in my chair, I am always ready to listen.

What do you absolutely love about your job?

I love being able to make connections with my guests. Whether it be knowing mutual people or having similar interests, I truly never get bored! I am always eager to meet new faces.

In your opinion, what makes Heat° such a special place for our staff and our guests?

I feel that Heat offers something different and refreshing. From the moment you walk in, it is almost impossible to be in a bad mood! We are all extremely inclusive, making sure all of our guests feel comfortable and beautiful.

Rachel

When did you join the Heat° team?

I joined the team in September 2020.

What is your favorite service to perform for your guests?

My favorite service to perform on my guests is color! I love transforming their hair to give them a whole new look.

What is your proudest accomplishment since joining the team?

My proudest accomplishment since joining the team would be growing as a stylist and getting better and better at what I do.

What do you absolutely love about your job?

What I absolutely love about my job is that I get to make people feel confident and beautiful.

In your opinion, what makes Heat° such a special place for our staff and our guests?

We treasure every single one of our clients and want to do everything we can to exceed their expectations.

Chelsie

When did you join the Heat° team?

I joined in the summer of 2018.

What is your favorite thing about your job at Heat°?

My favorite thing about Heat° is the people. They always inspire me and all make my day better. I often look forward to going to work to see the girls!

What is your most precious memory/proud accomplishment since joining the team?

My most precious memory is bonding with the girls outside of work, we are all so close, and I’ve made special relationships with each and every one of them.

How do you bring positivity to the salon and use that energy to connect with our guests?

I use positivity through my customer service. I try to welcome everyone in the salon with the utmost kindness!

What do you absolutely love about your job?

I love meeting customers and hearing their stories from their personal lives. I’ve formed a bond with a few regulars and always look forward to seeing them.

In your opinion, what makes Heat° such a special place for our staff and our guests?

The staff is the most talented and loving group of people I’ve ever met. They are always helping each other out and lifting us all up! We have amazing communication and can always talk through situations at the salon.

Deanna

When did you join the Heat° team?

August of 2016

What is your favorite service to perform for your guests?

Balayage or Blowouts

What is your proudest accomplishment since joining the team?

All the knowledge I've gained working with such talented stylists. Also, the many classes through Kevin.Murphy.

What is your trick for connecting with new guests?

I usually start with trying to get to know their hair first. The hair journey/history tells you a lot and helps build trust.

What do you absolutely love about your job?

Connecting with people, making them feel good about themselves, and getting to be creative.

In your opinion, what makes Heat° such a special place for our staff and our guests?

Our team. We work so well together, have a lot of experience, and always bring each other up. We like to be creative and stand out!

 

Megan

When did you join the Heat° team?

Spring of 2016

What is your favorite service to perform for your guests?

I can’t just pick one! I love the variety of all of the services we offer – a great haircut compliments a new color, and a body wax gets you beach ready for a tropical vacation. Also, a dramatic transformation are always fun – dark to light, light to dark, bright and vibrant colors, short to long and long to short!

What is your proudest accomplishment since joining the team?

I love the talent that I am surrounded with! Being able to bounce ideas off each other in order to create the perfect finish is incredible!

What is your trick for connecting with new guests?

Truly listening to what our guests have to say! A great result is created from a great consultation and after that, I enjoy listening to personal journeys, triumphs, and successes.

What do you absolutely love about your job?

I love variety each day brings. Every day is something different with different clients.

In your opinion, what makes Heat° such a special place for our staff and our guests?

We strive to not only meet expectations, but to exceed them! The environment once you open the doors to the salon is positive, welcoming, relaxing, and inviting. Our goal is to provide the perfect atmosphere to let creativity flow and relationships grow!

 

We would love to see you at the salon soon so we can continue connecting in the new year. Book your appointment today!