At CaJah Salon, we are home to an amazing team of independent contractor stylists. Each of them brings incredible talent, product knowledge, top-of-the-line service, and passion to their work. We’re thrilled to work with some of the very best talent available in Minnesota and to share their skills with our clients.
Carol Lee Swenson has more than 20 years of experience as a stylist. A graduate of Aveda, she embraces all that the Kérastase and Oribe product lines have to offer her clients. Carol Lee specializes in cuts and colors and uses only the best styling products to complete your signature look. A St. Paul native, she has a loyal client following from the surrounding area and appreciates CaJah’s support of small business and giving back through charitable fundraising efforts.
Jenna Markson has over 10 years of experience working with clients to ensure they know what they need to achieve salon results at home. Born and raised in Minnesota, Jenna graduated from Scot Lewis School of Cosmetology and loves staying current with trends, as well as continuing education. She enjoys working with hair of all lengths, from long and layered cuts to short, textured pixies, while making sure the color is perfectly matched to its complimentary cut.
Kelsey Kovacevich graduated from Aveda and has been a colorist since 2008. She specializes in balayage techniques, creating beautiful, bold and natural, ombrés, and vibrant reds. She determines the perfect color to enhance her client’s natural beauty, taking their skin tone, eye color; then, polishes their experience off with a great cut. Kelsey is an expert technician who is adept at color matching and extension application.
Kriscél Estrella brings with her over a decade of experience as a professional makeup artist. Working with clients of all ages, she has a passion for creating their most beautiful face through education. Kriscél ensures that each client’s look meets their lifestyle and personal preference(s), while providing the lifetime value of empowering them with simple, timeless methods of achieving their desired look.
Laura Heal has more than 12 years of experience as a stylist and loves helping her clients feel amazing, which is why most of them are also her friends. Laura believes in educating her clients, explaining the details, and providing them with meticulously detailed colors and cuts to make sure they look their very best.
Laura (Lana) Palodichuk has over 9 years of extensive coloring and cutting experience. Committed to continuous education and improving her craft, Laura searches for popular styles, then tailors them make sure to flatter each client’s facial structure and hair texture to ensure that they see fresh looks and new trends that exceed their expectations. Long, layered cuts, detail to tonality in color, and styling techniques keep her clients coming back.
Meghan Johnson has diverse areas of expertise from her experience styling for men and women of all ages for over 9 years. As a passionate stylist, Meghan maintains current knowledge and skills through continued professional education, with an emphasis in coloring and cutting, and all the latest trends. She has a talent for creating a unique style for every individual, as well as teaching them how to maintain their style at home. Meghan takes pride in her ability to meet the expectations of technical excellence, superior service, and attention to detail that her distinguished clientele demands.
Morgan Reinarts has been providing her clients with beautiful hair for more than 9 years. A Balayage Specialist, she is passionate about complimenting the perfect haircut with amazing color for classic looks or on-point trends. Morgan values continuous education and loves having fun with her clients while helping them learn the best way to re-create their favorite looks at home.
Natassja Neumann remembers the moment she first wanted to do hair at 5-years-old; so in 2007, she decided to grow her talent and skills by attending the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis. While she loves coloring and cutting, equally, to customize a look for her client, she believes styling is the most important part. Natassja makes sure to teach each and every one of her clients, during their appointments, how to duplicate their look at home. She considers styling and special occasion/wedding updos her biggest passion and specialty.
Tarah Pattridge completed her cosmetics training with Aveda and enjoys specialized color services including ombres, balayages and color corrections. She’s excited take the next step in her career and to be training directly with Jim, who is checking in on her consults, applications, and beautiful end results.
Tia Manning studied cosmetology at Ritter Beauty School and has over 25 years of experience as a stylist. She is an expert at color and short, edgy styles; and, specializes in the perfect pixie for every client. Outside of the salon, Tia loves spending time outdoors and fishing.