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Mindy has always been an artistic, visual person. Her passion for styling emerged in High School and she never looked back. Now, Mindy has passionately styled, colored and cut hair for over 25 years.
She is committed to continuing education and has trained with many of the top professionals in the industry, including Sebastian in Los Angeles, Vidal Sassoon Academy in New York, Aveda Institute in Minneapolis and Bennifactor in Chicago.
Opened MODA in May of 2012
From a young age I set my sights high, working hard to put every creative bone in my body into my career as a hairstylist. It's been 10 years in the industry and I'm happier and more motivated then ever working at MODA. Color is my true passion, it's what has lead me to keep learning and evolving. In 2010 I moved for a short time to NYC to work for owner/ colorist, Rita Hazan. I love the city and the fashion, pulling a majority of my inspiration from my continued time/training there.
Dennis graduated from PCI in Ames in 1979 and worked at a progressive salon in WDM. He traveled and educated for Zotos® International and trained in Jamaica, Hawaii, London, and the Bahamas. Dennis has attended the Sassoon® schools in Toronto and Santa Monica and has taken numerous classes at The Des Moines Art Center.
Some of his work has published in Modern Salon® magazine and styled the hair for a cover of DSM.
Jana Lee has been around the hair business literally all her life. She is a second generation stylist, thanks to her mother who owned and operated her own salon. She loves this business and especially likes getting to know clients and creating new and stylish looks. Jana received her training at Iowa School of Beauty in 1990 and has since been working in a salon environment. She specializes in haircuts, color, corrective color, waves, highlight, smoothing systems, and facial waxing.
After graduating from Iowa State University in Fashion Merchandising and Design Joey decided to become a licensed cosmetologist attending La James International College in Johnston, Iowa and graduating in 2005. She then began her career at Halo Salon which eventually became MODA. She is passionate and specializes in hair cutting, styling and coloring with an extreme attention to detail. Her clientele consists of men, women and children.
Classy, Professional, Modern, Current. I joined the team at MODA with over 12 years of experience. Many years of training with AVEDA enabled me to cultivate a skill set specializing in: HAIRCUTTING and HAIR CONDITIONING, CORRECTIVE COLORING and COLOR FOILING, EYEBROW DESIGN, and HAIR REMOVAL. My passion for making you look and feel your best has me constantly seeking further education. I look forward to welcoming you to MODA!
Karen has been a cosmetologist in The Des Moines area for over 30 years, and has been 2nd runner up in City View's Best Hair Stylist in the past... Her first job was at The Barbers. After 20 years at Eclips Salon & Day Spa, she has moved across the street to MODA. Karen is excited for this new adventure.
I enjoy cutting Men, Women & Chidren's hair, also love to color, highlight and perm. I have wonderful clients who I am proud to call friends. How they look is important to me.
Stacy has worked with the MODA group since 2006. She specializes in haircuts and color. She can create looks that not only flatter but enhance a client's look. She has had advanced training in coloring and precision cutting. Her background is in Iso Color Systems, Redken Color and Moroccan Oil.
From a very young age I have had a passion for people and hair. I grew up with a barber and a beautician in my family, so the salon is my happy place!
I graduated LaJames international college of cosmetology in 2006. In the last 10 years I trained at Vidal Sassoon Santa Monica, Minneapolis, and Chicago, Bumble and Bumble New York, and Wella Studio Chicago.
Services include coloring, cutting (men,women, and children) styling, facial waxing, updos, and texture.
With 12 years experience behind the chair, Abby continues to be amazed with the beauty industry. Every day brings about new opportunities and she absolutely loves working with people. Trends are constantly changing, so Abby takes advantage of every class she can. Her technique is largely influenced by Eufora's advanced cutting systems, specializing in both women and men.
Linda has always had a passion for working with people. She graduated from the Iowa School of Beauty as a Nail Technician. She Then attended The Aveda Institute of Chicago for Cosmetology and continued her education at the Iowa School of Beauty when she returned to Des Moines. Linda enjoys being able to apply her creativity into her work. She also loves making her clients look and feel their best.
A salon owner for 20 years. Denny brings his unique talent of haircutting and coloring to MODA. Denny has trained with world renowned hair dressers in Europe, Canada, and the United States. In addition he has traveled throughout North America as part of the Martin Parsons Design Team. Let Denny create a design that will emphasize your best features and reflect your individual style.
Kathy started this journey in June of 1967 at the Americana School of Beauty. She has had a beautiful and wonderful career, Kathy loves styling hair, and more than that she loves her clients. She has been trained with Framesi, Martin Parson and Bill Hill. As Kathy continues her career she has found her final work home at MODA salon.
Her strong points are: hair color, color correction, hair cutting, razor cutting, perms, facial waxing, back combing, and roller sets.
With more than 8 years of experience as a professional salon stylist, it is Sues passion to make people look and feel their best. She invests significant time and energy keeping up to date with the latest trends and techniques. Sue has worked and trained in waukee before relocating at MODA salon. She enjoys a challenge and believes As a client in her chair you will receive a thorough and in depth consultation in which Sue will work with you to create a style individualized to.
Being a daymaker for my clients absolutely fills my cup! Starting in marketing for La' James International College, I knew I had to be stylist instead. So I obtained my cosmetology license in 2011. I trained at Vidal Sassoon Academy Chicago, Eufora You School California and have advanced training with the Business of Balayage, Bumble and Bumble, Kerastase, and Wella. I have an extreme passion for hair color, cutting and updos. Davines is my current product line of choice.
Dennis Dean Barrett
Jana Lee Davis