Meet  the Team

The mk LUSH team
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Micki

Micki is a stylist and the founder of MK Lush. Her 18 years of experience in the industry began when she discovered her passion for cosmetology while attending Merrell University of Beauty Arts & Science.

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After graduating, Micki found a position working in a salon that used the L’Oreal Professionnel brand. Through many continuing education classes with some of the most elite educators in the biz, she decided to become an educator with the biggest beauty brand in the world, L’Oréal Professionnel, and continued to implement what she learned behind the chair.

Micki’s desire to build her own business was largely inspired by her belief in self-love/self-care. People are her passion, and making them feel and look beautiful, inside and out, is her mission. Whether it be her guests or her team members, Micki wants to help inspire others to believe in themselves and find their inner beauty, that, in return, will allow them to be the best versions of themselves. Share the love.

Stylist & Color Specialist

Sarah is a momprenuer with three children. She has always had a passion for the hair and beauty industry. Sarah is a graduate of Merrell University and Academy of Hair Design. She sees hair as a canvas she can transform into a beautiful masterpiece. Sarah is known for her balayombre creations and updos! She loves to educate her guests about all things hair, beauty, and products. Sarah is extremely committed to continuing her education. She is always working to further her artistic techniques, striving to stay at the forefront of the industry. Sarah has mastered a wide range of techniques and worked with many color lines (Schwarzkopf, Alfaparf, Redken, Joico, Pravana, and L’Oréal Professionnel). She is very passionate about listening to her guests needs and lifestyle while always considering the integrity of their hair.

Sarah

Sarah - MK Lush

Olivya Peters

Olivya Peters - Cosmetologist & Lash Technician - mk LUSH

Cosmetologist & Lash Technician

Olivya is a licensed cosmetologist and lash technician. Growing up a small town in Northeast Missouri, there was a modest amount of expansion for Olivya’s true passion: making guests look and feel beautiful. She decided to move to Columbia and attended Paul Mitchell the School Missouri Columbia and graduated in 2019. She then learned she had a true fascination for eyelash extensions and lifts, making all lash services her main skill focus! Olivya has a meticulous and detail-oriented eye. As challenging as it is to perform such tedious services, Olivya is always up for a challenge! She likes educating her guests on the importance of integrity and proper care of eyelashes after services. She always loves seeing the looks and smiles on her guest’s faces after services, which is the exact reason why she does what she does!

Esthetician

Amanda Arce graduated from Paul Mitchell the School in 2017 and is a licensed Esthetician. She has a holistic approach to skincare and is constantly building her knowledge base to assure that she gives her clients the results they seek. Her passion for the skincare industry is ever-growing as she takes pride in her work. Amanda specializes in acne care, chemical peels, treating sun damage, and relaxing massages.

Amanda Arce

Amanda Arce - Esthetician - mk LUSH

Brittney Stringer

Brittney Stringer - Cosmetologist & Color Specialist - mk LUSH

Cosmetologist & Color Specialist

Brittney has been a hairdresser for 16 years. She is passionate about all things hair & beauty. She first obtained her barber’s license at the Academy of Hair Design in Springfield, MO. She moved to Washington state shortly after and continued her education by getting her cosmetology license from the Northwest Hair Academy. Brittney is extremely committed to making every client look and feel their best by listening to them and combining that with her knowledge of hair to give them exactly what they’re wanting!

Cosmetologist & Color/Extension Specialist

Buenos dias! Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Marina perfected her skills in salons in Boca Raton, Florida for 17 years. She also started a salon in Henderson, Nevada, a suburb of Las Vegas, where she worked for another 4 years learning more about west coast styles.

Marina is a wife and a mother of three. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Marina’s passion is hair and she has experience in hair extensions, haircuts for men, women and children, hair coloring, highlights, low lights, bridal services, Updo Hair Styles, Blow Out Services and Keratin treatment.

Marina’s #1 priority is customer service and she takes pride in making the customer feel comfortable and understanding their expectations.

She is a licensed Cosmetologist in Missouri, Florida and Nevada and she has over 20 years of experience.

Marina Bahls

Marina Bahls - Cosmetologist & Color/Extension Specialist - mk LUSH

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