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Don’t know which salon to book?

For a more lo-fi environment LoDo may be the right fit for you! Although it’s still fun and energetic it’s more mellow and relaxing.

For a Hi-fi party environment Five Points is probably the vibe for you. We will be playing Lo-Fi vibes on Wednesdays and Thursdays to be sure we honor everyone.

ASHE

Founder & Owner | Pronouns: They/Them | Instagram >>

Ashe has been bringing a natural understanding of trend and precise perception of what is up-and-coming in fashion, music and culture to styling clients for 18 years. An international education and apprenticeship in hair styling, cutting and coloring informs their distinct and sought after methods as a hairdresser. From session styling for Kevin.Murphy to editorial work in London, Ashe is an inexhaustible source of energetic inspiration. Ashe is only accepting new short hair clients. If you have long hair and you want to chop it please book “full chop reinvent”. Ashe will accept new curly clients as long as curly hair is worn short and natural. 

**new curly clients please arrive with your hair dry and styled the way you wear it 

ALLIE

Senior Stylist | Pronouns: She/Her | Instagram >>

After spending her childhood in Des Moines, IA Allie has been in Denver for the past 21 years. She has 13 years of experience behind the chair, is trained in wella color and specializes in vivid colors, fades, and long haircuts. Allie’s true passion is developing strong relationships in everything she does, both professionally and personally.

LAUREN

Senior Stylist | Pronouns: She/Her | Instagram >>

Lauren has been working behind the chair for 5 years and attended training at Academy of Cosmetology Arts. She has trained under a myriad of international artists, traveling to hair shows for workshops on session styling as well as editorial work. Lauren uses Pulp Riot and Pravana color lines and specializes in:

Precision cuts | Shags and mullets | Curly and textured hair | Barbering & carving | Vivid creative coloring | Hair of all lengths

Combining her deep love of music, fashion, and art to creatively enhance each clients’ unique expression of self is important for Lauren. She loves being able to interact with individuals in a personal way and hopes that her work will serve to uplift and inspire.

Lauren is a part of queer art collective called Secret Love that creates immersive art installations. She also has strong ties to Denver’s music community, with over 10 years of DJing and event programming under her belt.

LAKSHMI

Senior Stylist | Pronouns: She/Her | Instagram >>

Lakshmi approaches each cut, style, and color with a wealth of experience and serious creative edge. Lakshmi is ready for everything color: dramatic bright colors, balayage, natural highlights, and gray coverage and uses Wella, Pravana and Pulp Riot. Also ready for all cutting, she particularly loves doing short fades, pixies, long layers, precision a-lines, as well as texture and razor cuts. She can also give Olaplex treatments and eyebrow and lip waxing. With 13 years as a stylist, Lakshmi is happy to now call Above Ground her salon.

RHONDA

Stylist | Pronouns: She/Her | Instagram >>

Rhonda is texture specialist that used her own struggle with her hair to seek out education in textured hair. She has been trained in the Ouidad carve and slice technique as well as getting experience assisting many curl/texture specialists. She has completed close to 1,000 cuts on textured hair in the past 4 years. She is very passionate in all things texture! She specializes in waves, curls, coils, and everything in between. She provides many services as well as education for each client on caring for their hair at home.

Vivid color | Highlight/lowlight | All over color | Grey coverage | Grey blending | Fades | Short/long hair | Wavy, Curly, Kinky specialist | Braids | Twists | Flat twists | Coils | Kids cuts

ROSS

Stylist | Pronouns: He/His

From the beginning, Ross has demonstrated exceptional passion and skill for styling hair. He was selected for the Aveda team for London fashion week while attending the Aveda Academy from 2015-2017. After an apprenticeship at Matthew Morris and a few years at Floyd’s Barber Shop, Ross is so enthusiastic about bringing his talents to the Above Ground team. He specializes in fades, balayage and styling. If you’re looking for a fun up style for a night out, a crispy fade, or a gorgeous natural balayage, Ross has you covered.

SHANE

Stylist | Pronouns: He/His/She/Her | Instagram >>

Shane has been a cosmetologist for eleven years.  New to Colorado he’s eager to build his clientele. He strives to further his education in a every way.  Shane specializes in fashion colors/ hair of all lengths/ blondes/ balayage/ and extensions. He uses matrix, redkin, Pulp Riot and Pravana. Shane is also a toner fanatic! Using Shades EQ he will never let you leave the salon with anything but the perfect tone. Shane loves connecting with his clients one on one and believes consultations are key to leaving the salon looking your best. Consistently taking pride in his work, he is confident you will love it too!

SHAUN

Senior Stylist | Pronouns: He/Him | Instagram >>

Shaun has been doing hair for 14 years plus. He sees hair as his passion and art to create. Specializing in cutting, natural blending of highlights and colors as well as fashion colors. He has been an educator for Aveda along with runway and editorial work all over Denver.

STACY

Senior Stylist | Pronouns: She/Her | Instagram >>

Stacy has spent the last 12 years perfecting her skills as a stylist. She loves to be creative and brings a fresh edge to everything from avant-garde styles to classic looks. Having undergone training with Wella, Redken, Matrix, Swarzkopf and Paul Mitchell, Stacy has a deep understanding of color and has an artistic and creative talent for transforming hair. From bold vivid colors, to natural subtle highlights and everything in-between, color is one of her passions. Pixie cuts, asymmetrical styles, precise fades and long layers are her specialties when it comes to cuts. Stacy draws creative inspiration from working with a variety of styles and clients, and uses that inspiration to create new and exciting looks for all of her clients.

THOMAS

Senior Stylist | Pronouns: He/Him | Instagram >>

Thomas is originally from Los Angeles CA, and moved to Denver in 2017.  He has been working behind the chair professionally since 2012 and loves the continued energy and creativity each day brings. Thomas has advanced training in Redken, Goldwell, Bumble & Bumble, and Purology.  Among his specialties are precision cutting, color theory, and foiling/blonde techniques. His favorite part of doing hair is seeing the reaction on his client’s face when he has created the perfect, individualized look for them.

Welcome Back! COVID-19 Reminder

Updated Covid Policy as of 8/25/2021

Above Ground is a safe space for all! With that in mind, we have reinstated our COVID face mask policy.

Clients are required to wear their mask while at Above Ground, as are our stylists and staff. We will continue to check staff and client temperatures upon entering our salons. If you have any flu-like symptoms, please reschedule your appointment for a later date. Please email ashe@abovegrounddenver.com with any feedback, questions, or concerns.

Thank you for your patience and understanding! We are nothing without our amazing clients. We appreciate each and every one of you!