ADDRESS

1235 N Dutton Ave Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 575-5551



HOURS

Sunday/Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
 

MEET THE TEAM

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Paula Lindsay

Owner

Paula opened the Leading Edge Salon in 1987 and became an Aveda Concept Salon in 2008.

Her motto on beauty is “believing in yourself every day” no matter what!

She loves caring for people and making someone feel great about themselves. For her, being in a position to make someone’s day, is awe inspiring and she’s on a mission to do things differently than other salons. She strives to be an example of integrity to her guests and be the best roll model she can be to her team. She loves and appreciate the relationships and trust that she has established with her guests over the years.

By focusing on experience, dedication, and integrity, Paula has taken the Leading Edge to a place of unequivocal quality. She has worked to create a team, a family, a collective group of individuals that are of one mind, one purpose, and one mission with shared core values. She admires her team and how they can make someone’s day with just a touch and a smile and believes they are truly living the life as Daymakers!

Paula and her team love Aveda and its mission- “Our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make, to the ways in which we give back to society. At Aveda, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility- not just in the world of beauty, but around the world.”

The Leading Edge is not just a hair salon, it’s an experience!

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Hayley Hall

Salon Manager

What I love about hair: It is the richest ornament of a woman.

Beauty is: How you feel inside.

5 words that describe me: Honest, fun, focused, caring, committed

Favorite things about The Leading Edge: Is the ambiance and great energy.

My favorite thing about Aveda: All natural, plant derived ingredients.

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Madison Savage

Salon Coordinator

What I love about hair: Hair is a form of expression.

Beauty is: The sign of a beautiful person is that they always see the beauty in others.

5 words that describe me: Friendly, Funky Fresh, Outgoing, Passionate, Determined

Favorite thing about Leading Edge: My co-workers, the environment, and freedom to be yourself.

Favorite thing about Aveda: The Aveda outlook on life.

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Melody Young

Guest Services Coordinator

What I love about hair: Hair can totally change your attitude and the way you feel about yourself.

Beauty is: A reflection of who you are and how you treat people.

5 words that describe me: Happy, Caring, Honest, Easy Going, Smiley

Favorite things about The Leading Edge: The happy and relaxed environment, and the talented team.

My favorite thing about Aveda: Not only do the products smell amazing, but it’s also high performance haircare and there is something for every type of hair.

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Katie O’Connell

Master Stylist, Salon Educator

What I love about hair: I love the art and chemistry of hair and the fasinating people you meet working in this industry.

Beauty is: A state of mind.

5 words that describe me: Passionate, Enthusiastic, Loyal, Curious, Independent.

Favorite things about The Leading Edge: The team and the beautiful open space.

My favorite thing about Aveda: How passionate all the people are!

Doing hair since 2004

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Ashlee Azevedo

Senior Stylist, Master Color Specialist

What I love about hair: I love that hair is one of the most defining characteristics of a person’s identity.

Beauty is: In the eye of the beholder.

5 words that describe me: Creative, Caring, Meticulous, Fun, Diligent.

Favorite things about The Leading Edge: I love that the Leading Edge offers such a warm atmosphere for both clients and employees.

My favorite thing about Aveda: I love that Aveda is constantly striving for excellence in offering a quality product and standard of service while remaining environmentally aware. I am constantly inspired by this amazing company.

Doing hair since 2007

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Tamara Gambini

Senior Stylist, Makeup Artist, Bridal Coordinator

What I love about hair: Being creative and making people feel FANTASTIC.

Beauty is: A direct reflection of your character.

5 words that describe me: Honest, Dedicated, Caring, Generous and Personable.

Favorite things about The Leading Edge: THE TEAM!

My favorite thing about Aveda: Their mission!!!!! To care for the world we live in and to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility. Not just in beauty, but around the world.

Doing hair since 2008

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Jordan Kingsley

Senior Stylist

What I love about hair: Being a hairstylist has allowed me to share and express my creativity in so many ways. I love helping people feel good about themselves. Having clients leave your chair feeling rejuvenated, confident, and smiling are what it’s all about.

Beauty is: Diverse, beauty is wellness, beauty is EVERYWHERE!

5 words that describe me: Ambitious, Creative, Honest, Passionate, Responsible.

Favorite things about The Leading Edge: I love our amazing team! Everyone here is dedicated to helping and educating each other. We all work so well together and strive to ensure that every client has a wonderful experience here.

My favorite thing about Aveda: Aside from AVEDA’s unique customizable color line and their amazing naturally derived products, I have to say that my favorite thing about AVEDA is how they give so much back to the farming communities that supply them with organic and natural ingredients. AVEDA truly sets an admirable example for environmental leadership.

Doing hair since 2006

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Natalie Morrow

Stylist

What I love about hair: I love the endless possibilities for new looks our hair gives us.

Beauty is: Ageless.

5 words that describe me: Ambitious, Cheerful, Peaceful, Eager, Happy.

Favorite things about The Leading Edge: I love how happy people are to be here. People come here to relax and feel taken care of.

My favorite thing about Aveda: I love that it’s an Earth loving Company. Every one of Aveda’s products are made for the well being of your body and soul.

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Erin Thrall

Stylist

What I love about hair: It’s by far the best way to bring out someones inner beauty

Beauty is: The ability to make somebody smile

5 words that describe me: Creative, inspirational, cheerful, easy going, hard working.

Favorite things about The Leading Edge: The Family-like team

My favorite thing about Aveda: How amazing it is for your hair and when you use the product the smell alone can make anyone relax

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Karen Garratt

Stylist

What I love about hair: I love that hair is a personal and creative way that we express ourselves.

Beauty is: all around us and within us.

5 words that describe me: Loving, genuine, creative, kind, and fun!

Favorite things about The Leading Edge: I love the fantastic people and the positive energy.

My favorite thing about Aveda: I love that AVEDA is at the forefront of the beauty industry while setting an example for environmental responsibility.

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Shawna Jenkins

Stylist

What I love about hair: Is the freedom to use my creative side to create looks to compliment each guest and make people feel beautiful.

Beauty is: What you make it!

5 words that describe me: Driven, Creative, Welcoming, Outgoing and Fun :)

Favorite thing about Leading Edge: Our fun team-oriented group of stylists who happily work together to create a relaxing experience for each guest.

Favorite thing about Aveda: Sharing a quality product that I truly believe in!