Meet the team...

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Kristin
Salon Founder + Owner

Hi, I’ve been in the beauty industry for 18 years! I started my career in Chicago as a very driven and tenacious 20-something with big goals and dreams for my future! The love of my life brought me to Boise for a new adventure in 2006 where I have built 3 salons and am very excited to bring my newest dream to our community! Opal A Blowdry + Nail Bar. Boise’s first Blowdry + Nail Bar right in the heart of downtown. As the heart of our community, downtown speaks to my own heart and feeds my soul which makes it my favorite part of Boise!

 

Nestled inside of Opal I have my private suite (Opal•Esque) where I also do color, cutting and hair extensions. Specializing in blonding, color correction, hair extensions and signature cuts. My mission is to inspire, listen and heal my clients through truly being present during every appointment. I love to cultivate each clients beauty, spiritual and emotional need in that very moment. My purpose is to make the world a better place in everything I do and every interaction I have everyday with my staff and every guest that walks through the door. You will leave my chair feeling energized, inspired, rejuvenated and ready to take on the world! In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my love and my kiddos, traveling and reading.

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Heather

Hairstylist + Master Makeup Artist

Heather is a master makeup artist with 15 years of experience and 7 as a hairstylist. She specializes in a wide variety of personalized beauty services including bridal, special occasion makeup, airbrushing, SFX makeup, stage makeup, and blowout transformations. Heather absolutely loves what she does, she loves the creative outlet that is our industry. While she is passionate about the artistic aspect of her work, the true value for her is when she can transform how someone sees themselves. Heathers goal is to always make sure her clients feel beautiful inside and out when they step out of her chair. 

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Olivia

Hairstylist

Olivia graduated from the Aveda institute of boise and has been a stylist for over 6 years. Her love of hair comes from the desire to be a “day maker” and truly help people see the beauty in themselves. Olivia is a blonde and color specialist and has taken multiple training classes to stay up to date on the latest techniques.

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Kendra

Hairstylist + Makeup Artist

Kendra has been in the beauty industry for four years. She specializes in blondes and bridal makeup. When Kendra is not in the salon, she is home with her husband and son or out to brunch somewhere. 

Bailey

Hairstylist + Nail Tech

Bailey is a Boise native! Her love of hair and beauty started at a young age watching her mom behind the chair. Bailey is starting her career here at opal. She offers blowouts, nails, color and cuts. When She is not doing hair, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and her two cats. 

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Holly

Hairstylist + Makeup Artist

Holly is a stylist, makeup artist and nail tech at Opal a Blowdry+Nail Bar. She was born and raised in Idaho and adopted at age 4. She started her cosmetology journey in 2019 and graduated in September 2020 and she has been with us ever since. One of her favorite hobbies is horse back riding and she has been riding horses since she was little. She used be a horseback riding instructor at a horse ranch. She can’t wait to meet the beautiful people that will sit in her chair. 

Kyla

Nail Tech + Esthetician

Previously a nail-art aficionado, I actually began my journey by being someone who changed their nails every 2-3 days. Somehow it didn't occur to me that this career might be a good fit, but after listening to me have fears about my future one  too many times, my husband finally suggested that maybe nails was something I enjoyed! It's been 3 years since I've begun building a steady career as a nail tech, something I'm incredibly passionate about. After building my business I decided to go back to school to add an esthetics license into the mix! Im currently taking wax client and Im looking forward to add skin care soon.