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.

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

Samantha Surface

Samantha Surface - MK Lush

Samantha is a Mid Missouri native and a dedicated mother to two young boys. After pursuing a psychology degree and realizing her potential to touch the lives of others, she enrolled in Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology where she found her passion. Samantha loves all things hair and beauty from color to haircuts to make-up. Her one goal is to feel as if she never has to work a day in her life due to her passion and feeling fulfilled in her career.

Licensed Esthetician
Licensed Practical Nurse

Laura has been an esthetician for twenty years and is also a licensed practical nurse. She specializes in improving the health of skin and treating different skin care needs. She is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in nursing to be able to treat peoples skin care concerns on a medical level. Laura says the basic facial is a must. She loves to explore your skin, talk to you about your skin care concerns and formulate a plan to get you to where you want to be. She also enjoys body waxing, it’s just a nice gift to yourself that allows more self-time. When outside of work and school Laura enjoys time with her two-year-old daughter Roslyn and her husband Clint. They love to explore and of course just play!

Laura Wilkerson

Laura Wilkerson - MK Lush


Michael is a fun, energetic, and loving soul. His experience in our industry is unparalleled. His 35+ years of experience started in Columbia and then carried his creative mind to Seattle, where he spent 25 years building a career that dreams are made of! He has had his hands in executing both precise and free-flowing styles and color through decades and constantly sees room to grow in his craft. His guests have ranged from actors to singers to working directly with modeling agencies, leading his peers and the market with innovative style. He also aided in the development of a lasting chain of barbershops and has owned multiple salon companies in his time. 

Leaving Seattle was tough, but coming back to his roots and spending time with his family has become a priority in his life. Michael is a lover and a giver. He loves health and wellness and strives for more each and every day. He is truly a gem and a blessing for our team!