Kim has worked in the hair industry since 1999. Starting off as a receptionist in a hair salon solidified her decision to be a hairstylist. Heading to Arthur Angelo School of Cosmetology in 2001, at the age of 18, was where her journey began. Graduating in October 2002, she began working full-time the very next day. Kim's favorite aspect of her career is making people feel good inside and out and having them enjoy their guest experience.
"If I can finish my day knowing I made someone not only look better, but feel better, my day is complete. Getting them to get a good laugh in is an added bonus. I know how hard life can be and I can help them through that in any way, I want to be there for them. A 'hairapist' is a real thing!"
Mentoring and empowering her employees is also something that Kim is truly passionate about. "Teamwork really does make the dream work."
Behind the chair, Kim loves creating dimensional hair color, working with reds, upstyling, and a good makeover haircut.
Education is also something her and co-owner, Kelly, vowed to maintain and thrive on from the day Affinity opened its doors in 2009. As young stylists beginning their journey, they were never encouraged with further learning, but they have definitely made up for it since. Multiple classes a year keep even a seasoned stylist motivated and passionate.
In Kim's spare time, she loves to spend time with her longtime boyfriend, Jon, and their son, Leon, at their home in the mountains of Vermont, sipping an IPA or going for a hike, vacationing, and hanging out with their family and friends.
Co-Owner and Level 4 stylist
Kelly has worked in the beauty industry since 2001, when she attended Arthur Angelo School of Cosmetology. After graduating in 2002, she began her career and started mastering cutting, coloring, and styling hair. Kelly has a passion for continued education and takes many classes every year to enhance her skills for her craft.
"Continued education is very important to me and to our salon. It not only helps me grow on a business and technical level, but it also inspires me to be the best that I can be for my clients."
When Kelly isn't behind the chair or working on the business, she enjoys spending time at the gym, hanging out at home with her husband, Nathan, their son, Elias, and their dog, Luna.
Co-Owner and Level 4 stylist
Lisa joined the Affinity Salon team in the fall of 2014 as a receptionist. Working in the salon environment was so inspiring to her that she decided to enroll in the cosmetology program at Rob Roy Academy. During her education, Lisa also began to apprentice under salon owners, Kelly and Kim. After her graduation in March of 2017, she began to work full-time at Affinity as a hairstylist. Lisa is great at connecting with clients and working with them to achieve their hair goals. Continuing education keeps her motivated and on a steady path of growth.
When Lisa is not in the salon, she enjoys exercising and spending time with her son, Dylan, especially being his number one sports fan and showing her support at all of his sporting events!
Level 4 stylist