Our Design Team

Carrie Rollins

Salon Owner

Our hope is that your time at Dark Horse is like the golden boomerang – once here, you will always come back.

Lindsay Duer

Executive Stylist

AVEDA Fredric’s Institute – 2007,  Aveda Certified Stylist for 13 years

“I work one on one with another human being and the object is to make them feel better and to look at themselves with a twinkle in their eye.”

– Vidal Sasson

Jen Larsen

Executive Stylist

EQ School of Hair Design – 2007

My passion lies in hair cutting, but I love a good color too! I am a busy mom of 4 kids – when i’m not working, you can catch me doing all the mom stuff!


Marissa Kettler

Designer IV Stylist

AVEDA Institute Des Moines – 2015

Kyanna Dooley

Managing Designer IV Stylist

Xennon Academy – 2015,  Aveda Certified Stylist

Executing a customized look that all my guests can recreate at home, is my #1 priority. I want you to feel and look like your best self.

I love staying on top of my education and consistently challenge myself behind the chair. Outside of the salon, I love spending time with my husband & our young son. We have a miniature dachshund, Charlee (who I might be obsessed with)

Fun facts about me: My favorite food group is baked goods and my husband and I eloped on a mountain

Janaye Lovely

Designer II Stylist

Xenon Academy – 2017

I specialize in hand painting and lived in colors. I am here to give you a natural look with either using a balayage technique or foils!

Outside the salon you’ll find me being your #1 plant mom and auntie. I enjoy the simple things in life and good conversation.

Nicole Beck

Designer II Stylist

I came to Omaha from Arkansas, where I went to hair school. I loves a good fashion color or blonding session, and as an animal lover, I’m working on having a full fellowship of pets. I have Gandalf the cat, Frodo the beagle, and working on a French bulldog.

Courtney Ayala

Designer II Stylist


I am a lover of animals and all things beauty! I have been a cosmetologist for 8 years and moved to Omaha in 2015 after graduating from the AVEDA Institute in Corpus Christi, Texas. I am so happy I’ve found my salon home at Dark Horse.

Diana Burns

Designer IV Stylist

Come back soon to learn more about me!

Jasmine Barrett

Designer III Stylist

I have been with AVEDA Since 2015. I specialize in the latest men’s hair cutting and I love customizing a great hair color/style for your wants and needs!

Jodi Vermilyea

Licensed Massage Therapist for Over 25 Years

Dr. Welbes College of Massage – 1991

 I have always had a passion for helping people. As a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 25 years, my job is very rewarding and allows me to do just that.

Bring me your tired, weak sore bodies and let the transformation begin, we only have one body! I like to live life to fullest and love helping people do the same by helping them be at their physical best.


Jen Mitchell


I chose the beauty industry because of my infatuation with editorial makeup. Then, I discovered the inner healer in me – I am able to recharge my energy as I transmit healing to guests through their skin. I love enhancing and enlightening guests to their pure, natural beauty through a sensory journey of touch, breath and aroma. No need for needles here!