MEET OUR TEAM

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KRISTIE

owner + stylist


Kristie Hunt, Owner, established the business in 2006 following a strong desire to create a salon that is unique to Bowling Green. Panache, meaning “distinctive and stylish elegance” seemed a fitting name for the business, inspired by the type of atmosphere Kristie was striving to create. Commencing with only four stylists, the salon has flourished into a thriving business with aspirations of being the best in the area. In 2007, Kristie sought to expand the success of the salon by creating it’s co-part, the spa. Now, with nine stylists, two nail technicians, one esthetician and one massage therapist, Kristie’s vision is complete.

Kristie, along with the title of Panache’s Owner, is licensed through the Kentucky State Board of Cosmetologist as a Stylist and Color Specialist. With over 26 years of experience in the industry, she is well known for her precision haircuts and short, edgy, textured cuts. Working with Goldwell and Matrix Color, Kristie utilizes her personal style to create a customized, flawless look for each of her clients. Kristie’s years of experience and unique flair, create a combination that makes for an unsurpassed experience with every visit.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS + CONTINUING EDUCATION
  • STUDIED THE ICON CUTTING SYSTEM [Los Angeles, CA]
  • STUDIED AT BUMBLE AND BUMBLE UNIVERSITY [New York City, NY]
  • STUDIED RUSK CUTTING SYSTEM [Chicago, IL]
  • CERTIFIED IN THE KERATIN SMOOTHING [Nashville, TN]
  • MASTER THE ART OF A WOMAN/FRENCH CUTTING SYSTEM [Chicago, IL]
  • CIRE’PIL FACIAL WAXING
  • MARTIN PARSONS UPDO’S [Chicago, IL]
  • GOLDWELL—MASTER OF COLOR WITH NICK PARAGANO
  • GOLDWELL—CREATIVE COLOR AND CUTTING WITH NICK ARROJO
  • SEBASTIAN—TOTEMIC WITH OLIVER SHORTALL AND YOMI KABIC
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RACHEL

salon manager

As Salon Manager, Rachel is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and strives to assist every client in making their experience at Salon Panache unique. Her vision is to create a salon environment where clients feel welcome and stylists appreciated. Rachel has extensive experience in visual merchandising and creating stunning displays. Her work showcases an eye for detail and creative approach.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS + CONTINUING EDUCATION
  • BA | WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVESITY
  • FASHION MERCHANDISING MAJOR
  • GRAPHIC DESIGN MINOR
  • JANE IREDALE MAKE UP PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE COURSE
  • SKINCEUTICALS PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

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SHELBY RAE

receptionist

Shelby Rae is the newest addition to our Panache family. With over 6 years in the beauty industry, she brings extensive knowledge of services and products. Shelby Rae strives to make every clients’ experience the best it can be. She can’t wait to meet everyone!
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS + CONTINUING EDUCATION
  • PJ’S COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL
  • AMERICAN CREW- MEN’S CUTTING AND STYLING
  • KERATIN COMPLEX SMOOTHING TREATMENT CERTIFICATION
  • KERATIN COMPLEX PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE
  • KEVIN MURPHY PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE + STYLING
  • MOROCCANOIL PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE
  • PUREOLOGY PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE
  • KEUNE PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE
  • 18.21 MAN MADE EDUCATOR TRAINING
  • SATIN SKIN BROW SHAPING CLASS
  • MIRA BELLA PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE
  • HATTORI HANZO CUTTING CLASS ft. ROY J. WHITE
  • SEPHORA UNIVERSITY MAKE-UP TRAINING
  • DISCOVER BEAUTY SHOW 2016
  • AMERICAN BEAUTY SHOW 2015

DONALD

stylist + color specialist

Stylist and Color Specialist, Donald Hunt, has invested 27 years in the hair industry. Bringing a much decorated and reputable talent to Panache, Donald offers expertise in cutting, perms, and formal occasion styling. Utilizing Schwarzkopf, he also provides color, highlighting and color corrective services. With his creative outlook, Donald’s new take on his classic cuts keeps clients eager to have a seat in his chair.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS + CONTINUING EDUCATION
  • KERATIN COMPLEX CERTIFICATION
  • NO. 4 PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE
  • KIM VO SCHWARZKOPF CLASS
  • CERTIFIED IN THE KERATIN SMOOTHING SYSTEM [Nashville, TN]
  • TONY AND GUY [Dallas, TX + Long Beach, CA]
  • STUDIED SCHWARZKOPF COLOR [Louisville, KY]
  • STUDIED AT THE AVEDA ACADEMY [Fredrickburg, OH]

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MARTY

stylist + color specialist

Marty Patton, Stylist and Color Specialist, brings 17 years of extensive experience to the design team. Working with Goldwell and Matrix Color, Marty utilizes her eclectic eye to create unique and pleasing styles to match any taste. The many services Marty offers her clients include cutting, coloring, highlighting, color correcting, formal occasion styling and facial waxing.Marty is inspired creatively by her craft and artistically by almost every style she see’s. With a strong desire to seek out the latest trends, Marty is able to suggest a new, updated look for any client.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS + CONTINUING EDUCATION
  • EVO PRODUCT/STYLING CLASSPHILLIP WILSON HAIRCUTTING CLASS [Nashville, TN]
  • MATTHEW DAVISON USMOOTH HAIRCUTTING CLASS [Louisville, KY]
  • STUDIED REDKEN COLOR [New York City, NY, St. Louis, MO + Kansas City, KS]
  • STUDIED AVEDA COLOR [Louisville, KY]
  • STUDIED RUSK CUTTING SYSTEM [Chicago, IL]
  • CERTIFIED IN THE COPPOLA KERATIN SMOOTHING SYSTEM [Nashville, TN]
  • STUDIED AT THE BUMBLE AND BUMBLE UNIVERSITY [New York City, NY]
  • STUDIED JAMISON SHAW FRENCH CUTTING TECHNIQUE [Atlanta, GA + Chicago, IL]
  • EDUCATED IN JANE IREDALE MINERAL MAKEUP EDUCATION [Louisville, KY]
  • STUDIED THE ICON CUTTING SYSTEM [Los Angeles, CA]
  • CIRE’PIL FACIAL WAXING
  • MARTIN PARSONS UPDO’S [Chicago, IL]
  • GOLDWELL | MASTER OF COLOR WITH NICK ARROJO
  • GOLDWELL | CREATIVE COLOR AND CUTTING WITH NICK ARROJO
  • SEBASTIAN | TOTEMIC WITH OLIVER SHORTALL AND YOMI KABIC

MEG

stylist

Meg Rodgers is a skilled and professional addition to Panache. Meg believes that your hair is a reflection of your personality and she values building relationships with her clients in order to portray it.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS + CONTINUING EDUCATION
  • LAS VEGAS CUT/COLOR SHOW [2002]
  • IN SALON TRAINING FROM NY STYLIST DON FRENSIS [2003]
  • NEW YORK CUT/COLOR SHOW [2004]
  • NASHVILLE COLOR CLASS [2005]
  • NEW YORK CUT, COLOR + STYLING CLASS
  • KUENE ACADEMY [Atlanta, GA | 2007]
  • CHICAGO HAIRSHOW [2008]
  • KUENE COLORING CLASS [Nashville, TN]
  • CERTIFIED IN KERATIN SMOOTHING TREATMENT
  • CERTIFIED IN JANE IREDALE COSMETICS
  • COLOR CLASS [2011 Nashville, TN]
  • CUT + COLOR CLASS [2012 Nashville, TN]
  • FRENCH CUTTING + BALAYAGE HIGHLIGHTING [2012 CANDY SHAW ACADEMY | Atlanta, GA]
  • KEUNE ACADEMY ON CUTS + COLOR [2013 Atlanta, GA]
  • BAYLAGE COLOR [2014 Nashville, TN]
  • AMERICAN BEAUTY SHOW [2014 Chicago, IL]

VICTORIA

stylist

With over ten years of experience, Victoria Rippy brings her adventurous side to Salon Panache. Using Goldwell Matrix and Pravana color, she specializes in both modest and unique color applications. Victoria’s ability to customize a style for each of her client’s needs, along with her sweet personality ensures her clients stay happy.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS + CONTINUING EDUCATION
  • AQUAGE TRIFECTA [Bowling Green, KY]
  • COLOR TECHNIQUES [Bowling Green, KY]
  • SCHWARZKOPF BLONDE-ME COLORIST CLASS [Bowling Green, KY]
  • PHILLIP WILSON H/C CLASS [Nashville, TN]
  • KERATIN SMOOTING CLASS [Nashville, TN]
  • FRENCH CUTTING + BALAYAGE HIGHLIGHTING [Jamison Shaw Classes | Atlanta, GA]
  • CHICAGO HAIRSHOW
    MARTIN PARSONS UPDO’S [Chicago, IL]
  • TIGI [Chicago, IL]
  • MATHEW DAVISON H/C CLASS USMOOTH [Louisville, KY]
  • KUENE HAIRCOLOR CLASS [Nashviille, TN]
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LAURA JILL

stylist

Laura Jill has always had a passion for the hair and beauty industry. Laura Jill believes in continual education and strives to expand her knowledge for her clientele. She specializes in cutting edge coloring techniques, color corrections, foil highlights, vibrant color, fashion and modern cuts, blowouts, as well as, special occasion hair and airbrush makeup application. She stays updated on all the latest trends and places high value on listening and understanding her clients’ needs. She loves to step outside the box with her unlimited creativity.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS + CONTINUING EDUCATION
    •LINDSEY INSTITUTE, 2012
    •KIM VO COLOR CLASS

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HALEY

stylist

Stylist, Haley Denahy, has a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communication from WKU and is a master cosmetologist from the Lindsay Institute.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS + CONTINUING EDUCATION
  • RAZOR CUTTING WITH NICK ARROJO
  • MATRIX BLOW-DRY REVOLUTION CERTIFIED
  • CERTIFIED IN KERATIN COMPLEX
  • CERTIFIED IN BRAILIAN BLOWOUT
  • ATTENDED JAMISON SHAW ACADEMY
  • JANE IREDALE MAKE-UP ARTIST

CARLI

stylist

Bowling Green’s long time local, Carli Gabbard brings an earthy touch to our team. Carli is a master stylist, creative colorist, and makeup artist. Her homegrown flair captivates clients by creating a fun and inviting environment as well as promoting self love. She has followed this career path to show others the beauty within themselves. She’s up to date with the latest trends, and believes in continuing education to help bring the best to her clients. Carli’s services include fresh cuts, colors, highlights, freehand balayage, custom extensions, facial waxing and up styling for those special occasions. Carli is well known for her bridal up styling, and she specializes in Temptu airbrush makeup for all occasions. Because of her creativity and free spirit, she strives to make her chair a place for you to love yourself.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS + CONTINUING EDUCATION
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    DANA

    stylist

    With over seven years of experience, Dana Grimes has proved herself to be a stylist passionate about the art of her work. She offers cutting, coloring, color correcting, highlighting, formal occasion styling, makeup applications and facial waxing. Dana chooses to use Goldwell and Matrix to insure her clients leave with the color they are looking for. She truly enjoys spending time with each of her clients, and thoroughly communicating with them to ensure they leave with a look they love.

    Dana enjoys creating all types of styles. Her preferences usually rely on her clients confidence and comfort level with the style they are interested in. Dana’s attention to detail ensures a precise cut and impeccable color application.

    SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS + CONTINUING EDUCATION
    • SCHWARZKOPF BLONDE-ME COLORIST CLASS [Bowling Green, KY]
    • MORROCCANOIL PRODUCT + STYLING SEMINAR [Nashville, TN]
    • EVO PRODUCT + STYLING SEMINAR [Nashville, TN]
    • SWARTZKOPF COLOR, HAIRCUT + STYLING WITH MICHAEL DUENAS [Nashville, TN]
    • JANE IREDALE ARTIST EYES SEMINAR [Louisville, KY]
    • CHICAGO HAIRSHOW
    • LAVISH LAST EXTENSIONS [2 years experience with Lavish Lashes | Nashville, TN]
    • KERATIN SMOOTHING SYSTEM [Nashville, TN]
    • BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT SYSTEM [Nashville, TN]
    • FRENCH CUTTING + BALAYAGE HIGHLIGHTING [Jamison Shaw Classes | Atlanta, GA]

    APRIL

    stylist

    SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS + CONTINUING EDUCATION

    DANA

    licensed nail technician

    Dana knight is certified in the professional application of one of the newest additions to the nail industry, Shellac. Her talent expands even further with with her experienced use of OPI nail lacquer, creative nail design CND, Vinulux, IBX repair system. Dana’s priority is to make each client feel comfortable and pampered in a clean, relaxing environment.

    SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS + CONTINUING EDUCATION
    • CND Nail Color Design
      [Nashville, TN]
    • CND Shellac
      [Nashville, TN]
    • MEMBER of the INTERNATIONAL PEDICURE ASSOCIATION
    • MEMBER of the KENTUCKY BOARD OF HAIRDRESSERS AND COSMETOLOGISTS


    SANELA

    licensed esthetician

    Sanela Golic has received her Esthetic license at Lindsay Institute of Cosmetology. With several years of experience, Sanela joined the Panache team in December of 2014. Her love for skin and skin care came from her European background where skin care is valued as an essential everyday practice. Sanela attended several advanced education seminars and classes, and believes that on going learning experiences and training is key to being the best in the industry. From facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and waxing, Sanela takes pride in each treatment she performs—tailoring and customizing every treatment for every client. She also believes that investing in your skin, is an investment that lasts a lifetime.
    SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS + CONTINUING EDUCATION
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and German
    • Over 10 years of Experience
    • PCA Advanced Chemical Peel Science and Peel Application
    • Eminence Organic Skin Care Certification

    BECKI

    licensed massage therapist

    Becki Bower has a very intuitive touch and likes to use a combination of techniques for maximum effectiveness—her goal is to personalize a massage so that each client experiences an improvement both physically and in overall well-being.

    3 years experience within a chiropractic office

    1 year experience at Salon Panache

    She is also is studying:

    • SWEDISH MASSAGE
    • THAI HERBAL BALL MASSAGE
    • CRANIOSACRAL MASSAGE
    • REIKI
    SPECIALIZING IN:
    • DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
    • HOT STONE MASSAGE
    • RELAXATION
    • THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

    MARTY CASEBIER MD


    KRISTINA DENHAM
    RN

    With 2 years of experience, Kristina thoroughly enjoys working with clients to enhance their natural beauty, fight signs of aging and help improve self-esteem. Her dedication to excellence, professionalism, and client satisfaction is second to none. Kristina is committed to education and attends frequent courses designated to enhance injection techniques and to stay current with new products.
    Injecting {2 years}
    ER Nurse {3 years}
    Special Care Nurse {3 years}