OUR TEAM

About Our Team

Lacey Spaulding

Lacey Spaulding

Position: Owner, Master Esthetician
Professional Licenses: ND Master Esthetician, ND Cosmetologist.
Education: Regency Beauty Institute, St. Cloud, MN, 2003.
Specialty services: I focus mainly on coaching my amazing team, but when I’m performing services, it’s all about lashes and skin care.
What is your favorite advanced class you have ever taken? Strategies Incubator. It changed my life and my business!
Professional certifications: National Eyelash Extension Safety Association, 2017 International Lash Wars competitor, Silkpeel, SculptICE, Microchanneling, Hydrafacial, PCA Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, Certified GloExpert, GloTherapeutics Skin Solutions, Borboleta Advanced Volume Eyelash Extensions, DeluxeBrows Microblading, CurlPerfect LashLifts, Hairdreams Extensions, Art of the Blowdry, Brazilian Blowout, and many Strategies Business Academy Certifications.
What do you love about this profession? We are one of the few professionals to be able to develop such close and special relationships with our clients. We are privileged to be able to see them through the happiest and also most difficult times of their lives.
Secret to success: Passion, tenacity, and a positive attitude.
What’s your life motto? Integrity is doing the right thing even when nobody is watching.
Who has been the greatest influence in your life? My Dad and my husband, Ryan.
Rob Brovold

Rob Brovold

Position: Salon Manager
How many years in the industry? 16
What is your favorite advanced class you have ever taken? Dale Carnegie.
What are three words you would use to describe yourself? Hardworking, consistent, and happy.
Service I can’t live without: LashLifts and tints.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you? Miller Lite, hot man, and red string licorice.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Art Teacher.
Do you have any hidden talents? Baking and decorating cakes, interior design.
What is your favorite smell and what does it remind you of? Fresh peaches remind me of my granny.
Johnny Grey

Johnny Grey

Position: Director of Education and Stylist
Professional Licenses: ND Master Cosmetologist. 
Education: Josef’s School of Hair Design, Fargo, ND, 2000.
Advanced experience: Unite Educator, Phytodess Ambassador, trained in Pivot Point, Tigi, and Sassoon cutting techniques, Goldwell Color Trainer Certification, DevaCurl Certification, Babe Hair Extensions Certification, Brazilian Blowout Certification, Art of the Blowdry Certification, ND Licensed Cosmetology Instructor. Train the trainers to perform skill certifications at Blush Salon.
Specialty services: Dreadlocks and Brazilian Blowouts.
Best thing about working at Blush Salon: Being team-based. It gives us flexibility with our clients and stylists' schedules, which relieves the pressure of being overworked, which is something that most stylists experience in their careers.
Secret to success: Always stay inspired and up to date on education. 
Who has been the biggest influence in your life? My grandmother Marlys.
What is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen in nature? An elderly couple holding hands. They found the answer and are still happy. It was absolutely beautiful.
Laura Kruse

Laura Kruse

Position: Master Esthetician and Stylist
Professional Licenses: MN Esthetician, ND Master Esthetician, ND Cosmetologist.
Education: Aveda Institute, 2015. Josef’s West Academy, 2016.
Advanced trainings: Certified GloExpert, Art of the Blowdry, Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extension Certification, Borboleta Advanced Volume Eyelash Extensions, Microchanneling, Silkpeel, Norvell Spray Tanning, CurlPerfect LashLift, SculptICE. 
Specialty services: LashLifts/Tints and Eyelash Extensions.
What do you love about this profession? Having the freedom to be yourself while helping others find themselves.
Best thing about working at Blush Salon: Feeling like I’m part of a family.
Secret to success: Always treat others the way you would like to be treated.
Favorite quote: “Positive things happen to positive people”
Service I can’t live without: Facials.
Megan Alwin

Megan Alwin

Position: Stylist and Salon Wedding Consultant 
Professional Licenses: ND Master Cosmetologist.
Education: Josef’s School of Hair Design, Fargo, ND, 2014.
Advanced trainings: Brazilian Blowout, Temptu Airbrush Makeup Applications, Art of the Blowdry Certification, Haircutting Bootcamp, DevaCurl Certfication, PCA Chemical Peels, DeluxeBrows Microblading.
Specialty services: Updos and haircolor.
What do you love about this profession? Being a day-maker and giving people confidence.
The best thing about working at Blush Salon: Getting to basically hang out with my friends all day.
Secret to success: Do what you love.
Favorite quote: Success is the only option because I like expensive makeup.
What would you do in life if you knew you could not fail? Be a singer.
Do you have any hidden talents? I can list all 50 states in alphabetical order.
Happiest moment of your life? Marrying my hubby.
Kylee Fode

Kylee Fode

Position: Salon Coordinator
Years in the industry: 1
What do you love about this profession? I absolutely love the people I get to work with, from my coworkers to the clients. The Blush Salon tribe is unlike anything I’ve experienced before.
Best thing about working at Blush Salon: The atmosphere. The energy here is amazing. If you want to find a group of passionate and talented professionals, look no further.
Favorite quote: “Sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of embarrassing bravery and I promise you great things will come of it”
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? The power to refill things. Run out of your favorite lipstick? No worries, I can just refill it.
How old is the oldest pair of shoes in your closet? 7-year old Vans - my favorite.
Stephanie Mammenga

Stephanie Mammenga

Position: Salon Coordinator
Professional Licenses: ND Cosmetologist
Education: Josef’s School of Hair Design, 2012.
What do you love most about this profession? I love getting to interact with so many different people.
Best thing about working at Blush Salon: The amazing team. It really feels like a family.
Secret to your successes: I talk so much I’m bound to have good ideas sometimes.
Favorite quote: There are 2 food groups: one you put cheese on and the other you put chocolate on.
Service I can’t live without: LashLifts!
Hidden talent: Quoting movies.
What’s your life motto? “Today we will live in the moment, unless it’s unpleasant, in which case we will eat a cookie” – Cookie Monster
Kylee Fode

Maddy Kitko

Position: Master Stylist 
Professional Licenses: ND Master Cosmetologist
Education: Josef's West Academy, 2014. 
Advanced Training: Lash and Brow tints, Body Waxing, Facials and Skincare, Goldwell Balayage Techniques, Aveda Men’s Products and Men’s Facials, Men’s Clipper Cuts. 
What is your favorite training class you've taken? Advanced braiding 
What do you like about living in the F/M area? "City" life, with a small town feel and it's a great place to raise a family. 
What would you do in life if you knew you could not fail? Wing suit cliff diving 
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three items would you want to have with you? Music, Tequila and a tent! 
Best compliment you've ever received: "You make being a mother look effortless"
What is your life motto: Stop Existing, Start LIVING.
Stephanie Mammenga

Karlee Kaklea 

Position: Master Stylist 
Professional Licenses: ND Master Cosmetologist 
Education: Josef's West Academy, 2013.
Advanced Training: Hair Dreams Extensions, Brazilian Blowout, Glo Minerals, Glo Therapeutics, DevaCut, Goldwell Color Training
Specialty Services: Hair Extensions, Brazilian Blowout, Facial/Body Waxing, Men’s Cuts  
What is your favorite training class you've taken? Hair Dreams Hair Extensions
If you could be any animal, what would you be? Probably a raccoon - They're cute, they eat garbage and they're wild animals.
What three words would you use to describe yourself: Compassionate, Sincere, Rational 
Have you ever been told you look like someone famous? Katy Perry, before she went all Miley Cyrus on us.
What is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen in nature? Bioluminescent algae in Puerto Rico 
What is your life motto: Try to be a good human 
Kylee Fode

Ali Hadac 

Position: Salon Coordinator 
Best thing about working at Blush Salon: The people - Without a doubt the most genuine, authentic and fun-loving people I've ever had the pleasure of working with.
Why did you get into this business? I was instantly drawn to this opportunity at Blush, because as the Salon Coordinator – I’m lucky enough to combine my two greatest passions of business and beauty into one. 
What three words would you use to describe yourself: Loyal, Creative and Quirky 
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you? 1) My Lab/Great Dane mix Marley 2) My Vizsla Kaia 3) Sushi 
Have you ever been told you look/act like someone famous? Jessica Day
Do you have any hidden talents? Sewing by hand.. 
What is your life motto: Every moment in our lives, happens for a reason.

Stephanie Mammenga

Taylor Clark 

Position: Esthetician 
Professional Licenses: ND Esthetician 
Education: Salon Professional Academy, Fargo.
Advanced Training: Certified GloExpert, Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extension Certification, Borboleta Advanced Volume Eyelash Extensions, Microchanneling, Silkpeel, Norvell Spray Tanning, CurlPerfect LashLift, PCA Chemical Peels, SculptICE. 
Specialty Services: Classic Lash Extensions, Russian Volume Lash Extensions 
What do you love about this profession? I love having the opportunity to help make someone feel confident and beautiful! 
What is your favorite advanced class you’ve taken? Volume Lashes with Borboleta
What would you do in life if you knew you couldn’t fail? Date Channing Tatum or Matthew McConaughey.. or both. 
Who would play you in a movie about your life? Amy Schumer 
What do you like about living in the F/M area? After living in Colorado for 20 years, I moved back to Fargo because to me – this city has always felt like home.

Kylee Fode

Rebecca Aman 

Position: Master Stylist 
Professional Licenses: ND Master Cosmetologist 
Education: Aveda Institute 
Advanced Training: Aveda Associates Program, Aveda Master Classes, Keratin Complex Smoothing, Loreal Pro-Intense, Redken Platforms, DevaCurl, Kerastase Products, Mirabella Brow, Georgetown Bride Internship, Kyle Palomino Balayage, Loreal Bayalage. 
What are your favorite training classes you've taken? Aveda Master Classes
Why did you get into this business? I’m a creative thinker who loves fashion and beauty, so pursuing a career in this industry just made sense! 
If you could go on a road trip with any person, who would it be and where would you go? Dwayne Johnson and we’d go on a road trip to the chapel.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Astronaut 
Happiest moment of your life: Meeting my daughter for the first time 
Stephanie Mammenga

Nichole Faehn 

Position: Master Stylist/ Educator / Art Director
Professional Licenses: ND Master Cosmetologist 
Education: Josef’s School of Hair Design 2005
Advanced Training: Unite Advanced cutting education, Golowell color, TIGI ambassador, Brazillian Blowout Certified. 
Favorite Advanced Class: Unite Cutting Class, it was the first time seeing a woman shave off hair around her hair line. Crazy but cool. 
What do you like about living in the F/M Area? It feels safe to raise a family. I love the change in season. 
What is your life motto? Do it right or not at all 
What 3 words would you use to describe yourself? Funny, calm and practical
Who would play you in a movie about your life? “this feels like a loaded question….” 
Kylee Fode

Chloe Benz 

Position: Stylist 
Professional Licenses: ND Cosmetologist 
Education: Josef’s School of Hair Design, 2011.
Advanced Training: Goldwell Artist, Goldwell Color Educator, Phytodess Product, DevaCurl 
What is your favorite advanced class you’ve taken? Goldwell Master Colorist 
Why did you get into this business?My dad has done hair for 40+ years, wanted to follow in his footsteps.
If you could go on a road trip with any person (dead or alive) who would it be and where would you go?Audrey Hepburn – We’d have breakfast at Tiffany’s. 
If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would it be? STRING CHEESE! 
What would you do in your life if you knew you could not fail?Enter a Goldwell Colorzoom Contest!
 
Stephanie Mammenga

Kelsey Colwell

Position: Esthetician 
Professional Licenses: ND Cosmetologist (Esthetics) 
Education: The Salon Professional Academy – Fargo, 2015
Why did you get into this business? I’ve always loved helping people. Being an esthetician, I can help people look and feel their best! 
What three words would you use to describe yourself? Caring, Precise and Driven.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? The ability to understand every language in the world. 
Favorite Movie Quote: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you might miss it.” – Ferris Buellers Day Off 
Who is your favorite cartoon character and why? Wonder Woman, because she is a strong, witty, smart and a skilled woman!
Who has been the greatest influence in your life? My parents.
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