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.
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.
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. Some of her favorite services are Shellac, Facials, Playful Haircuts, Ombre, Highlighting, and Tape-in Extensions.
Vanessa Charles, Massage Therapist
Vanessa Charles joins BCB from the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
She completed her 650 hour massage training in Hawaii in 2010 where she focused on Hawaiian, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point, Polarity, and Shiatsu massage.
After a 2-year stint with the Back Care Clinic, helping people heal from injuries, she started her own practice in Washington State in 2012. Her focus was on emotional wellness and helping people feel their best. After 5 years in Washington, the Rocky Mountains were calling. Vanessa moved to Breckenridge in 2018, working with Simply Massage before joining us here at BCB. Available Saturdays.
Ireland King, Advanced Stylist
The former owner of BCB, Ireland King is a ten year veteran of the salon industry. She has worked in salons in Boise, Idaho; Manly, Australia; Westchester, New York; and Breckenridge, Colorado. Ireland is a certified "DevaCurl Inspired" curly hair specialist. Since her professional career began, it has been Ireland's goal to establish a salon that represents her high-end and uncompromising commitment to world-class hairdressing; a philosophy she seamlessly marries with her down-to-earth approach to working with clients. Ireland designed the interior of Breckenridge Chopping Block, which embodies her vision of a beautiful and inviting environment, in which clients have access to the best stylists in the industry.
Ashley Saltalamacchia, Session Artist
Ashley knew she wanted to be a hair stylist at four years old. Growing up, she devoted herself to the art and science of beauty. Through countless hours of hard work and research, Ashley has mastered her craft. Finding inspiration in world travels, Ashley loves to create new and extraordinary looks. With a respect for individuality, Ashley allows her art to enhance what nature has already given the client. Ashley reins in curls as a “DevaCurl Inspired” stylist. Beyond the salon, she comes alive as a session artist, with models and actors as her canvas, she ensures that the camera loves it’s subjects. She maintains a knowledge of current trends, but creatively expands beyond industry standards.
Melanie Dunn, Advanced Stylist, Owner
After working at BCB for just over a year, 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 regular, hands-on workshops, with hair artistry leaders at Wella Studios in New York City, in addition to advanced classes in nails, facials, waxing, and makeup. In Richmond, Melanie enjoys styling for fashion events and photo shoots, and constantly seeks to advanced her knowledge. As a DevaCurl Inspired Stylist, Melanie teaches curls how to play nice. She is also specially trained in balayage blonding, bridal styling, airbrush makeup, CND Shellac Gel Polish, reflexology massage, and body waxing.
Gabbi Gibbs - Makeup Artist
With training from Australia in Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing and Film & TV MakeUp, and with over 15 years experience, working in the industry, Gabbi aims to provide professional treatments in a relaxing spa setting. She 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.
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.