Meet  the Team

Micki Kliethermes portrait photo


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 - MK Lush

Olivya Peters

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!


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

Brittney Stringer

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!

Lash Specialist

Coming soon!

Paige Heibel