Tracy Wray is an industry veteran of 14 years. After pursuing her professional education at Pivot Point International’s flagship school in Evanston, IL, she attended Charleston Southern University to study Chemistry and Marketing. Utilizing her background in skin care and personal care formulation chemistry, she has assisted several manufacturers in the development and launch of hundreds of skincare, haircare and cosmetic products. She still runs operations for her luxury day spa in Charleston, SC, but recently moved to a ranch in the Hartsel area of Colorado. As a hobby, she raises farm animals and Colorado Mountain Dogs, and studies Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University. Tracy is excited to join our team, and has brought many new service offerings to BCB, including Professional Teeth Whitening and Advanced Corrective Facials. Tracy is passionate about weddings, and is an integral part of our wedding hair and makeup team.
Bethany Vargas, Stylist
Bethany moved to Breckenridge from Orlando, Florida in 2016. After receiving her Florida cosmetology license, she continued her professional growth with advanced education in precision cutting, coloring, and sleek styling. Bethany left her career (and her Disney Princess role!) in Orlando, and moved to Colorado in order to follow her mountain dreams. You can now find her exploring the trails of Summit County and keeping both residents and visitors beautiful at BCB. Bethany is most experienced with styling thick, long hair, grey coverage color, and precision short haircuts. Bethany has worked with Redken, Schwartzkopf, Wella, Paul Mitchell, DevaCurl, Brazilian Blowout, and Kevin Murphy products. While working at BCB, Bethany has advanced her curly hair technique, and now helps curly girls love their natural texture through cutting and styling.
Natalie Norris, Stylist
Natalie has been a stylist in Colorado for six years, working with BCB since 2017. A fashionista who also enjoys the great outdoors, Natalie can appreciate the natural, but when inspired, will create edgy, daring styles. She excels in hair extensions and special occasion makeup. She is also trained in Wella Professional Color, and loves the science behind beauty. As a perfectionist, Natalie meticulously consults before any service, making absolutely sure each guest loves their look. Natalie has worked with Paul Mitchell, Redken, Kevin Murphy, DevaCurl, Brazilian Blowout, Babe Hair Extensions, MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and many other brands. Over the last few years, Natalie has studied naturally textured and wavy hair, and is a part of the curly cutting crew at BCB, helping natural Curlies to love their hair with specialized cuts for easy styling. Some of her favorite services are Shellac, Facials, Playful Haircuts, Ombre, Highlighting, and Tape-in Extensions.
Caiti Lee, Cosmetologist
Caiti Lee’s life long love for painting and all things art led her into hairdressing. More than a licensed Cosmetologist, she is a Redken Specialist, with focused training in balayage, blonding, and highlighting. Waxing, bridal styling, makeup, and facials are also in her repertoire. After growing up in Virginia and studying art and beauty, Caiti Lee travelled around the States, maintaining her craft by offering haircuts to other road-trippers along the way. In 2017, she found magical Breckenridge, and now calls it home. Caiti Lee enjoys making people feel naturally beautiful. Her education with Redken, Pureology, Brazilian Blowout, and Wella, along with 4 years of experience, provides her the ability to transform a hopeless mop into an effortlessly beautiful look.
Gabbi Gibbs, Esthetician
A family-focused, lover of travel and the great outdoors, Gabbi has been making appearances at BCB since 2015. With training from her native Australia in Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing and Film & TV MakeUp, and over 15 years experience, Gabbi provides professional treatments in a relaxing spa setting. A natural eye for beauty and skin care has made her especially talented in makeup and facials. Gabbi regularly attends training workshops to keep her skills up to date with any new developments in the Beauty Industry. Gabbi most loves to do facials, skin care, and makeup. She also excels in waxing, hair cutting and coloring, manicures, and bridal party styling. Gabbi has a relatable and warm personality, while being a true professional about her services. She keeps each guests personal beauty goals in mind when designing individual treatments.
Melanie Dunn, Stylist, Owner
After working at BCB since 2016, Melanie purchased the salon in January 2018. Melanie has over a decade of experience in hair and beauty starting in Blacksburg, and then Richmond, Virginia. Her interest in hair, nails and makeup was sparked at age 15, when she decided to take a cosmetology class. After two years of training and three trips to New York City for hair and fashion education, she launched her career in 2005. Melanie has since nourished her talents through hands-on workshops at Wella Studios in New York City and Toronto, in addition to advanced classes in nails, facials, waxing, and makeup. As a DevaCurl Inspired Stylist, Melanie teaches curls how to play nice, and has shared her curl-love with the BCB Team for guests to enjoy tailored curl cutting and styling techniques with all our stylists.
Ireland King, Advanced Stylist
Ireland King is a 12 year veteran of the salon industry, and the former owner of Breckenridge Chopping Block, styling here since 2010. Since her career began, it has been Ireland's goal to establish a salon that represents her commitment to world-class hairdressing; a philosophy she seamlessly marries with her down-to-earth approach with guests. She has also worked in Boise, Idaho; Manly, Australia; and Westchester, New York. Ireland designed the salon interior, with a vision of an inviting environment where guests encounter highly trained, caring stylists. Ireland has a passion for keeping natural curls happy, and is a DevaCurl Inspired Stylist. As a busy mom of two boys under four years old, Ireland works by request appointment only.
Colleen Meheen - Makeup Artist
Colleen is a freelancer whose experience began as a sales associate for high-end boutiques and quickly blossomed into a career as a makeup artist with a focus on natural fibers. She is passionate about creatively expanding ideas relating to the imagination, beauty and bridal marketplace. Her background includes years of experience designing looks for many brides across the nation. From airbrush applications to HD and natural bridal design, Colleen enjoys the beautiful canvas that every face provides.
Deb Burke, Stylist
As a long time, part-time local, Deb enjoys hiking, biking, skiing and being creative and social at Breckenridge Chopping Block. With over 30 years of experience, knowledge and advanced education with many different kinds of men's and women's haircare & products, Deb enjoys making everyone look good & feel good. When Deb is not in Breckenridge or traveling, she runs her own salon in Boulder, Colorado. We always enjoy when she has time to visit with her clients at BCB.