Meet the experts who give their best as part of the Designers Salon Spa team. This group of experienced stylists (cosmetologists), massage therapists, and skin care specialists, along with their support team associates, are committed to providing excellent service for all your hair, skin, nails, makeup, and massage needs. Call to schedule your next appointment with your salon or spa specialist.
Denise Kaniewski – Massage Therapist
Denise has been a massage therapist for 20 years and Designers’ clients benefit from the unique style of massage she has created. Denise integrates deep tissue, acupressure, and myofascial massage into her services. She said, “Everyone has their own individual pattern of pain, and I strive to assist clients in reducing muscle injury or just helping them to relax.”
Denise values the client/therapist relationship, and finds great reward in helping people feel better. She won’t settle for old methods if pain from a muscle injury persists; Denise will research more methods to help her clients find relief.
In my spare time, Denise enjoys painting, especially murals, to enrich her creative side and, she said, “undoubtedly, to relieve my stress.”
Meagan Ellis – Nail & Lash Technician – Stylist – Level 3
Meagan calls the Chisago Lakes area home (she’s a 2011 CLHS grad), and she’s been on track to be a cosmetologist for as long as she can remember. Meagan is a Reagan Beauty Institute grad and brings her experience to haircuts, color, foils, manicures, pedicures, make-up application, and eyelash extensions. Continuing education gives her a true cutting edge when it comes the many different techniques she uses to get the best look for her clients. She loves the variety in her job.
In her down time away from the salon, she loves shopping, going to the beach, and taking her dog Bella on walks. On rainy days, she enjoys staying inside and catching up on Netflix shows.
Tessa Berg – Esthetician & Eyelash Technician
Tessa graduated in Estiology in 2015 from the Aveda Institute. She has a passion for the whole beauty industry, and especially for waxing and eyelash extensions.
Tessa is a avid dog lover, and she enjoys time with her puppies at her home in Center City. She also loves the outdoors, which lends itself to her favorite hobbies: hunting, fishing, and hiking.
Ashley Adams – Guest Relations Manager
Ashley coordinates the guest relations specialists and front desk operations; she also handles the scheduling (both customer and staff), oversees product inventory, and also handles the email system for the salon. Ashley said, “I love customer relations and helping with all the different areas in the salon.” Her oversight is a key part of making sure clients receive the services and products they desire.
Ashley is an avid photographer who spends her free time taking care of her “precious son” – no doubt photographing him often! She enjoys the outdoors, and always likes to spend time with family and friends.
Joy Linman – Guest Relations
Joy comes to the Designers team as a small town gal who has raised her four children in the Chisago Lakes community with her husband of 30 years. She enjoys working with people, so serving in guest relations fits her style perfectly. She loves seeing clients “come into the salon and transform beautifully right before her eyes”!
Joy is very involved at her church, serving on the worship team (singing and acting). She also loves riding on the back of her husband’s Harley, spending time with her kids, working on the cabin, shopping, and quilting
Jennifer LaDuke – Guest Relations
Jennifer started with Designers in June 2016, and she brings to the salon over 20 years of customer service experience along with a background in cosmetology. Designers was a natural fit because Jennifer loves all things beauty. She enjoys watching clients come in, knowing they are going to feel special, and seeing them leave feeling happy and beautiful. She loves pampering herself, too!
Jennifer has lived in the Chisago Lakes area with her husband, daughter, and son for nearly two decades. She enjoys cooking and reading, and when she has free time, she loves spending it with family and friends.
Georgia Redding – Guest Relations
Georgia is the newest member of the Designers guest relations team. She has lived in Chisago City all her life and graduated from Chisago Lakes High School in 2017. Georgia loves working with people and is excited to be part of the Designers team.
When she’s not at the salon, Georgia enjoys acting in plays and musicals, singing, and spending time with friends and family.
Laurie Videen – Guest Relations
Laurie returned part-time in guest relations after previously working at Designers as a stylist. She loves to fill in as needed and help out at the front desk.
She lives in Chisago City, has one child, and enjoys working out and swimming in her spare time.