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Team of Talented Hair Stylists in Kansas City, MO

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Mandy Pulse - Owner of Salon Inspire & Founder of Global Stylist Scholarship
Mandy P

Salon Owner, Level 6 Stylist, & Leadership Team

Mandy is the owner of Salon Inspire. Mandy began her career as a hair stylist in 1998 and she has grown from hair stylist to business owner, educator, philanthropist and industry mentor. “Being a hairstylist is about so much more than doing hair” she says. Her passion for making people beautiful inside and out. This fuels her love of this industry and drives her to continue her education. She enjoys classes on business, new hair color techniques and staying updated on haircutting and styling. She specializes in Redken hair color and products. Her strengths include highlighting and doing a thorough consultation to achieve the best results for every client. “My goal is to make each and every guest happy at each and every visit”.

Redken Hot Sets 22 – A heat styling spray for achieving long-lasting, voluminous curls and waves! This thermal setting mist provides maximum control and hold, allowing you to create any style you desire. With its heat-activated formula, Hot Sets 22 works to protect your hair from damage while locking in your style for up to 24 hours. Infused with a powerful blend of proteins and ceramides, this spray also strengthens and nourishes your hair, leaving it looking and feeling healthier than ever before. Perfect for all hair types, Redken Hot Sets 22 is a must-have tool for achieving beautiful, long-lasting styles with ease. Get ready to turn heads with your flawless, salon-worthy hair!

Mandy is a 3rd Generation Hair Stylist. Mandy’s mom has been a stylist for over 40 years & her grandfather was a barber for over 50 years! Being a hair stylist is in her DNA.

Cailyn C Stylist Educator at Salon Inspire in Kansas City MO
Cailyn C

Level 5 Stylist & Mentor

Meet Cailyn, a passionate hairstylist with a decade of experience in the beauty industry. Specializing in all things blonding, she’s a true artist when it comes to creating stunning blonde hues, while also maintaining the integrity of your precious locks. But don’t fret, brunettes, she adores you just as much! Cailyn’s commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest trends ensures you’ll leave her chair with a fresh and stylish look. Her true joy comes from making each client feel special and beautiful, giving you that extra boost of confidence. Beyond the salon, Cailyn is an avid crime enthusiast, indulging in books, shows, and documentaries that keep her on the edge of her seat. When it’s time to unwind, you’ll find her curled up with a good book, getting all the snuggles from her two adorable fur babies. Don’t wait any longer—book an appointment with Cailyn and let her artistry and warmth transform your hair and your day.

Redken Quick Blowout Spray – the ultimate solution for achieving a salon-worthy blowout in no time! This lightweight spray reduces blow-drying time, while also providing heat protection and frizz control. Infused with a blend of nourishing ingredients, including vitamin E and argan oil, this spray leaves hair looking and feeling silky-smooth and shiny. Perfect for those on-the-go or anyone looking for an easy styling solution, Redken Quick Blowout Spray is a must-have addition to your haircare routine. Get ready to blow everyone away with your stunning, effortlessly styled hair!

“I love True Crime shows and cats!” When Cailyn is not doing hair she enjoys time at the local Cat Cafe, some would say she is one cat short of the title ‘Crazy Cat Lady”.

Jessica G - Stylist in Kansas City, MO at Salon Inspire
Jessica G

Level 5 Stylist, Bridal Specialist, Inventory Specialist, & Leadership Team

Jessica has been in the hair industry since 2004. She is passionate about making people look and feel good. As an artist, she has extensive knowledge of color. I love to paint and have been doing it since I was a child. I treat hair like a canvas for my art. I love balayage, color melting, and dimensional color. I also love sculpting the hair, whether it’s with hair-cutting, updos, or styling. Being creative is my main drive in life, she says. Being a curly girl herself, she can help other curly girls too! Education is also important to Jessica. She loves learning new techniques and growing her craft in an industry that is constantly changing. 

Redken Big Blowout Gel – helps with achieving voluminous, bouncy blowouts with ease. This lightweight gel provides medium hold and control, allowing you to create any style you desire. With its volumizing and texturizing properties, Big Blowout Gel adds body and fullness to your hair, leaving it looking and feeling thicker and more luscious than ever before. Infused with a blend of nourishing ingredients, including vitamin E and aloe vera, this gel also works to protect and strengthen your hair while providing all-day hold. Perfect for anyone looking for a quick and easy way to add volume and bounce to their hair, Redken Big Blowout Gel is a must-have addition to your haircare routine. Get ready to turn heads with your stunning, voluminous blowout!

Crystals, Plants and cats, oh moon. Jess has gifted fellow stylists with some amazing pet portraits!

Tameka D Stylist in Kansas City MO at Salon Inspire
Tameka D

Level 4 Stylist & Mentor

Tameka started her career as a hairstylist in 2004. Tameka takes pride in the work she does! She uses her talent to perform precision haircutting, highlighting and coloring techniques. She is experienced with all hair types. Her passion for hair design keeps her up to date on all the latest trends. Tameka has trained and become certified in many types of hair extensions and thermal smoothing. She enjoys every aspect of being a professional cosmetologist!

Olaplex Product Line – Olaplex is a revolutionary haircare brand that has taken the industry by storm with its innovative formulas. Their product line includes a range of treatments, shampoos, and conditioners that work to repair and strengthen damaged hair from within. With their patented bond-building technology, Olaplex products help to restore the health and integrity of your hair, leaving it looking and feeling its best.

Redken Quick Blowout – a game-changing spray that helps you achieve a salon-quality blowout at home. Infused with a blend of nourishing ingredients, this lightweight spray reduces blow-drying time while also providing heat protection and frizz control. Its unique formula leaves hair looking and feeling silky-smooth and shiny, making it a must-have addition to your haircare routine.

Tameka enjoys refinishing furniture and bringing it back to life.

Teresa G Stylists at Salon Inspire in Kansas City MO
Teresa G

Level 4 Stylist & Mentor

Teresa is a Kansas City Native. She has been a stylist with Salon Inspire since graduating from Donna’s Academy of Hair Design in 2018. Teresa’s favorite thing about the hair industry is that it is constantly changing. She loves to learn about the latest techniques to make sure she is growing as a stylist. Teresa loves creating the multi-dimensional styles clients look for including balayage, highlights and men’s haircuts. She is a go-getter and loves to laugh. Besides doing hair she enjoys spending time with her kids and grandkids. When not in Kansas City you can find her on the beach in Florida.

Olaplex Shampoo & Conditioner – The perfect duo for repairing and strengthening damaged hair. Formulated with Olaplex’s patented bond-building technology, these products work from within to restore and nourish hair, leaving it looking and feeling healthier than ever before. With regular use, Olaplex Shampoo and Conditioner can help to minimize breakage and frizz, while also improving overall hair texture and manageability.

Redken Hot Sets 22 – A thermal setting mist that provides maximum hold and control for long-lasting, voluminous curls and waves. Its heat-activated formula protects hair from damage while locking in your style for up to 24 hours. Infused with a powerful blend of proteins and ceramides, this spray also strengthens and nourishes hair, leaving it looking and feeling healthier than ever before.

“I’m afraid of heights.” Teresa prefers to stay grounded to the Earth

Alissa Bishop Hair Stylist at Salon Inspire in Kansas City MO
Alissa R

Level 4 Stylist, Bridal Specialist, Salon Manager, & Leadership Team

Originally from the Pacific Northwest and entering the hair industry with flair in 2004, Alissa is a seasoned hairstylist who believes in the power of healthy hair. Whether you have straight, wavy, curly, or coiled hair, Alissa’s expertise ensures that each strand gets the attention it deserves. Her obsession with hair health is evident in every snip, wash, and style she delivers. Passionate about the endless creativity the hair industry offers, Alissa thrives in everything from balayage and highlights to intricate precision cuts and men’s cuts. Whether you’re seeking a total transformation, a fresh cut and style, or a rejuvenating treatment, she’s your go-to stylist. A true testament to her Pacific Northwest roots, Alissa has a special love for the rain and brings its calming energy into each session, ensuring every guest leaves feeling and looking absolutely amazing.

Olaplex No. 7 Oil – It’s liquid gold. A lightweight oil that adds shine and conditions the hair. Perfect finishing product for silky soft hair.

I’m a mom of 2 girls and a fur mom of a 5ld terrier mix pup that is our little baby that we adore.

Kate B - Stylist at Salon Inspire in Kansas City, MO
Kate B

Level 3 Stylist

Kate was born and raised in Kansas City, and is a mother of 2 small kids. She loves and enjoys all things beauty! Hair being her specialty, she excels in women’s color, highlighting, balayage and cuts from pixies to long layers haircuts. Not only does she love what she does but she enjoys knowing the why behind every cut and color! And delivering that knowledge to her clients is her main goal. Through thorough consultation and listening she makes sure every client leaves her chair happy!

Redken Big Blowout – A high-performance hair gel that provides maximum hold and volume. Infused with a blend of proteins and filloxane, this gel helps to strengthen and protect the hair while also adding body and fullness. Its lightweight formula makes it easy to distribute evenly throughout the hair, creating a smooth, frizz-free finish. Whether you’re looking to create a sleek and polished style or a full-bodied, voluminous look, Redken Big Blowout Gel is the perfect styling product for achieving your desired results.

Kate enjoys spending time with family, reading, and going thrifting.

Christina M - Stylists at Salon Inspire in Kansas City, MO
Christina M

Level 3 Stylist

Christina graduated cosmetology school from Z Hair Academy. “I love being able to make people feel pretty and confident about themselves!” Christina has so much fun doing hair and is excited to keep learning more. Her favorite type of appointments are balayage, vivid colors and any type of blonding. Christina’s overall goal is to become the best stylist she can be!

Redken Quick Blowout Spray – The perfect solution for anyone looking to speed up their blow-drying routine without compromising on style or quality. This lightweight spray reduces drying time, making it easier to achieve a salon-quality blowout at home. Its nourishing formula also provides heat protection and frizz control, leaving your hair looking and feeling smooth, shiny, and healthy. Say goodbye to lengthy blow-drying sessions and hello to gorgeous, effortless hair with Redken Quick Blowout Spray!

Christina loves going to the gym and lift weights.

Emily J Stylists at Salon Inspire in Kansas City MO
Emily J

Level 3 Stylist, Nail Pro

Emily was born and raised in Lawrence, KS. She has been in the beauty industry 10 years, five of those years as a dual licensed cosmologist in nails, aesthetics and hair. “I love the creativity and variety this career has to offer. The possibilities are endless” says Emily. Emily loves making women radiate confidence and feel empowered through beauty salon services. She knows as a mother to her beautiful daughter, if you know you look good, you feel good inside and out, and self-care is everything. Emily’s specialty’s and strengths include Highlighting, Babylights, Balayage and Pedicures/Manicures.

Living Proof Flex Hair Spray – A versatile hairspray that provides flexible hold and control without the stiffness. Its lightweight formula allows you to brush through your hair without any residue, while still maintaining your style. With its humidity-resistant properties, Flex Hair Spray keeps your hair looking and feeling fabulous all day long, no matter what the weather.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Heat Protectant – A must-have for anyone who frequently styles their hair with heat tools. Its lightweight formula provides heat protection up to 450°F, reducing damage and breakage caused by hot tools. Infused with Living Proof’s patented Healthy Hair Molecule, this protectant also works to smooth and condition your hair, leaving it looking and feeling healthier than ever before. With Perfect Hair Day Heat Protectant, you can achieve your desired style without compromising the health of your hair.

Emily is Farmhouse obsessed.

Amanda F - Hair Stylist at Salon Inspire in Kansas City, MO
Amanda F

Level 2 Stylist

Amanda is a Smithville native. She graduated from Donna’s Academy of Hair Design. She has future her training as a Salon Inspire associate. Amanda loves doing highlights and vivid colors. She has a talent for braids that began with her sisters. Amanda has a passion for growing her portfolio and future goals as an educator. She loves her 2 cats, Gus and Mouse, dearly that she has dreams of future feline siblings.

Redken Quick Blowout Spray – The perfect solution for anyone looking to speed up their blow-drying routine without compromising on style or quality. This lightweight spray reduces drying time, making it easier to achieve a salon-quality blowout at home. Its nourishing formula also provides heat protection and frizz control, leaving your hair looking and feeling smooth, shiny, and healthy. Say goodbye to lengthy blow-drying sessions and hello to gorgeous, effortless hair with Redken Quick Blowout Spray!

Amanda loves cats and all animals! If she could have it her way she would have a personal zoo.

Bethany B Hair Stylist at Salon Inspire - Kansas City, MO
Bethany B

Level 2 Stylist, Nails, Bridal Coordinator, & Leadership Team

Bethany is an Overland Park native that recently moved back to the area after spending 4 years in central Kansas. She finds psychology fascinating & realized she could combine that with her passion for hair & makeup to become an intuitive hair stylist that can help her guests look and feel their best! Bethany has been in the industry since 2018 & is dual-licensed in both Kansas & Missouri. She loves being creative with vivid colors, but also specializes in lived-in color and textured haircuts. Along with offering hair services, Bethany also does nails & facial waxing as well. She enjoys being able to educate her guests and answer questions when it comes to their color, cut, style, or products to take home. When she is not in the salon, she is usually at home relaxing on her back patio with her husband and dog, Willow, or reading a new book.

Redken’s Extreme Lengths Leave-in – this lightweight leave-in contains Biotin & is a great way to add protein back into your hair to keep it healthy and strong! Perfect for people that love to be blonde, but amazing for all hair types. This product is easy to use and will leave your hair silky & moisturized!

Bethany loves to travel and has been to Spain & Mexico!

Chloe C Stylist at Salon Inspire in Kansas City, MO
Chloe C

Level 2 Stylist

Chloe is known for her passion in blonding and color techniques. She thrives on making connections with clients and creating personalized experiences. Chloe is an avid reader, she immersed herself in books during any available moment. Outside of the salon, she cherishes spending time with her animals, friends and family.

Vitamino Color is a 10 in 1 spray with multiple benefits. It is a leave in treatment that targets colored and sensitized hair. This product is very lightweight and a great option for fine hair.

Chloe loves to travel! She has been to Paris, Belgium, and Spain!

Sydney S Stylist at Salon Inspire in Kansas City MO
Sydney S

Level 2 Stylist

Sydney is graduate of Summit Salon Academy. “I have always done my own hair, but I got more interested in it when I started going blonde.” Sydney loves doing balayage, highlights, and vivid colors. Sydney is a lifelong Missouri resident, new homeowner and proud mom to her beautiful daughter. She is excited to show her daughter all the world has to offer. Sydney would love to have you in her chair today, leaving looking and feeling your best!

Redken Quick Blowout Spray – The perfect solution for anyone looking to speed up their blow-drying routine without compromising on style or quality. This lightweight spray reduces drying time, making it easier to achieve a salon-quality blowout at home. Its nourishing formula also provides heat protection and frizz control, leaving your hair looking and feeling smooth, shiny, and healthy. Say goodbye to lengthy blow-drying sessions and hello to gorgeous, effortless hair with Redken Quick Blowout Spray!

When Sydney has free time, she loves to paint extraterrestrial pictures.

Cate J Stylist at Salon Inspire in Kansas City MO
Cate J

Level 1 Stylist

Cate has a passion for the beauty industry and is dedicated to helping people feel confident in how they look. A graduate of Z Hair Academy, she loves doing balayage, vivids, and razor cuts. However, she strives to learn new techniques in this ever growing industry and likes to attend continuing education as often as she can. Cate lives with her spouse of 12 years and two cats, Kiko and Gandalf. She loves to meet new people and would love to have you in her chair!

Redken One United – All-In-One Hair Treatment – A hair treatment that does it all. This multi-benefit spray works to nourish, protect, and enhance your hair, all while making your styling routine easier and more efficient. Its 25 benefits include detangling, heat protection, frizz control, and more, making it the perfect addition to any haircare routine. Whether you have dry, damaged, or color-treated hair, Redken One United is the solution to all your haircare needs. Get ready to achieve healthy, beautiful hair with just one product!

Cate has played Dungeons and Dragons since 2011. She spends her free time reading and loves to bake.

Jadyn L - Hair Stylist at Salon Inspire in Kansas City, MO
Jadyn L

Level 1 Stylist, Nail Pro

Jadyn is a super sweet fun loving stylist that loves, the mountains, her Dotson, her husband, and making her clients feel beautiful each day! She loves doing blonding and vivids and making those in her chair feel confident and beautiful! Jadyn is quick to lend a hand and try new things and always ready to learn!

Loreal Professional Absolut Repair Shampoo & Conditioner – A powerful hair care duo that is designed to repair and nourish damaged hair. The shampoo gently cleanses while the conditioner deeply hydrates and strengthens the hair, leaving it soft, smooth and shiny. Infused with a blend of amino acids and ceramides, this hair care system helps to reconstruct and fortify the hair from within, providing long-lasting protection against further damage. The result is healthy-looking, revitalized hair that is easier to manage and style. Perfect for those with over-processed, dry, or damaged hair, this shampoo and conditioner duo is a must-have for anyone looking to restore their hair’s health and beauty.

I have a dapple dachshund named Oliver and he has my whole heart, I am obsessed!

Lily B - Hair Stylist at Salon Inspire in Kansas City, MO
Lily B

Level 1 Stylist & Leadership Team

Lily is an outgoing, energetic, and passionate individual who started doing hair because of her lifelong interest in EVERYTHING beauty! She’s found that she loves blondes, dimensional colors, and blowouts. But anything that can make a person feel good about themselves, she’s there for it! Anytime Lily’s not doing hair you can find her with her best friends, family, or driving around listening to her favorite music. She enjoys being outside, finding new hobbies, but always finds her comfort at home with people she loves!

Aly B - Stylist at Salon Inspire in Kansas City, MO
Aly B

Level 1 Stylist, Salon Assistant Manager, & Leadership Team

Meet Aly, a KC native. She grew up in salons and became obsessed with hair at a young age. She was always the girl sneaking her friends into the bathroom to color their hair and the one her college friends asked for updos for their formal events. She loves dimensional color, textured hair (she’s a curly girl herself!), and extensions. She keeps up on the newest trends and loves making people feel like their best selves.

Redken One United – a multi-benefit hair treatment spray designed to cater to various hair care needs. It offers 25 benefits, including improving manageability, protection from heat, and conditioning for all hair types. This versatile product also acts as a primer for hairstyling, ensuring smoother and more nourished hair. Its lightweight formula doesn’t weigh down hair, making it an ideal choice for daily use to keep hair looking healthy and vibrant.

Aly has two German Shepherds, Nixon and Arya! Nixon was named after his dad, Nick, and Arya was named after Game of Thrones.

Jessica B - Hair Stylist at Salon Inspire in Kansas City, MO
Jess B

Level 1 Stylist

Say hello to Jess, known for her precise cuts and lived in dimensional color work, including balayage and bold blondes. She’s also proficient in waxing and natural nails. She often is expanding her skills through classes. Jess is passionate about her craft, and making others feel confident within themselves. Outside the salon, she enjoys true crime and curling up with a good book and coffee.

Redken Hot Sets Thermal Spray – your go-to solution for achieving long-lasting, flawless heat-styled looks. This versatile spray not only protects your hair from the damaging effects of heat styling tools but also ensures your style stays intact for days on end. Whether you’re creating sleek straight locks or voluminous curls, Redken Hot Sets provides the perfect hold, keeping your hair looking salon-fresh without the need for constant touch-ups. Say goodbye to frizz and hello to a polished, enduring style with Redken Hot Sets Thermal Spray.

My one final meal would probably be eggs benedict 🍳 or biscuits and gravy!

Lindsay S - Front Desk Manager at Salon Inspire in Kansas City, MO
Lindsay S

Front Desk

Moved here from CO in October 2022 with my husband and two dogs. When I’m not working, I love being with my husband and our dogs, getting to know the KC area, cooking and bingeing Netflix. Also, pizza and chocolate are my two favorite food groups!

Redken Texture Spray – A versatile styling product that can be used to create a variety of looks. This lightweight spray provides instant texture and volume, making it ideal for creating tousled, beachy waves or messy, textured styles. Formulated with a blend of minerals and polymers, this spray also helps to absorb excess oil and extend the life of your style. Additionally, it provides a flexible hold that allows you to reshape and restyle your hair throughout the day. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy way to add texture to your hair or create a more complex style, Redken Texture Spray is a must-have styling product.

 

Growing up, I was a competitive figure skater.

Ava W - Front Desk at Salon Inspire in Kansas City, MO
Ava W

Front Desk

I’m originally from Texas; I moved here in 2018 with my family! I’m a student at Smithville High School and have future plans to be a cosmetologist after I graduate! Outside of work and school, I love playing with my twin German Aussie puppies and shopping!

Trisha - Front Desk at Salon Inspire in Kansas City, MO
Trisha

Front Desk

Trisha is passionate about providing exceptional customer service at the front desk of our lively hair salon, where she greets clients with warmth and professionalism! Outside of work, Trisha thrives on outdoor adventures, soaking in nature’s beauty, and creating unforgettable memories with my family. Balancing the fast-paced salon environment with love for the outdoors and family keeps her energized and inspired!

Ella - Lead Front Desk at Salon Inspire in Kansas City, MO
Ella P

Front Desk

Ella is a legacy team member who helps inspire us all! Her gentle spirit and lovely smile will welcome you to the front desk. Ella’s genuine and caring nature shines through in the way she looks after our team and guests. Be sure to say hello to Ella when she’s here – her warmth and kindness will brighten your day! 💖✨

Sofia N - Virtual Assistant at Salon Inspire in Kansas City, MO
Sofia N

Virtual Assistant & Leadership Team

Our virtual assistant extraordinaire hails from the Philippines! Sofia wears many hats digitally at our salon, handling everything from social media management to data entry, email campaigns, video editing, and project management. She’s the backbone of our online presence, ensuring that our salon shines brightly in the digital world.

But Sofia’s impact goes beyond our salon’s walls. She also lends her expertise to Mandy’s non-profit organization, the Global Stylist Scholarship. Through her support, Sofia helps empower aspiring stylists worldwide, making dreams a reality. And exciting news: next year, Sofia and the team will take their mission directly to the Philippines, spreading their passion for beauty and education to new heights.

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