Our Design Team

Carrie Rollins

Salon Owner

My mission is to create a welcoming space that feels like an extension of my home, cozy and filled with wonderful people! Coming from a third-world country, having the opportunity to be a business owner in a community like Dundee is a dream come true. All are welcome here and I truly hope you treat yourself to our laidback luxury approach to self-care.

Styling Team

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

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 your best self. I love staying on top of my education and consistently challenge myself behind the chair.

Outside of the salon: You can catch me spending time with my husband and our two boys. Love language: coffee & baked goods.

Diana Burns

Designer IV Stylist

I have been doing hair with AVEDA since 1991. I love doing color, color and more color!

Becky Smith

Designer IV Stylist

I have over 25 years working in the industry and do both hair services and skincare. I am a homemaker and have three children with who I love to swim and go to the park! I also love animals and have a passion for adopting all sorts of them!

Courtney Ayala

Designer III Stylist

Amazing! Awesome! The best ever! A little crazy! Okay, Okay, in all seriousness I’m a down to earth, easy going, fun loving, patient, bubbly, compassionate person. I take pride in my work and truly strive to make my clients desires a reality. I’m always up for a challenge and like to think outside the box to give you something unique. This may sound corny or over used but I honestly have such a passion for what I do that you could say I live and breathe hair.

Janaye Lovely

Designer III 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 love a good fashion color or blonding session. Lover of good music and food!

Eli Ostblom (They/Them)

Designer I Stylist

The best part of my job is making people feel like the best versions of themselves. Self care is so important and so often skipped over. I specialize in curly haircuts and styles, as well as hand-painted highlights. Basically, I love to work with what you have rather than hide your natural beauty! My pronouns are They/Them, and when I’m not here at the salon you will find me being a parent to my 3 fur babies and my many, many plants.

Karly Cahalane

Designer I Stylist

I’m a new mom and have two Corgis at home! In my free time I like to watch anime, true crime documentaries, and play video games. I really enjoy color services and making people feel and look their best!

Gabbi Naab

New Talent

I love creating bright blondes that create dimension within your natural color. My main goal with anyone who sits in my chair is to make them feel more confident than when they come in!I love educating my clients so that they can maintain their color & styles at home and feel like their best selves every day! Outside of the salon, I’m either drinking coffee, thrifting, cooking, or spending time with my pup!

Sarah Braely

New Talent

I’ve had an interest and passion for doing hair and makeup for as long as I can remember. I love special occasion styling, makeup, & I have specialized training in doing blowouts. Being there for you on your special day to make you feel and look your best is my favorite. I am excited to bring my previous experience to an AVEDA salon and fuse together all my passions under one roof. In the near future I am interested in learning different extension methods! (calling anyone who wants mermaid hair) outside of the salon, you can catch me snuggled up catching up on anything true crime-related.

Sarah Crane

Esthetician/Lash Technician

Great skin doesn’t happen by chance, it happens by appointment! I love tackling acne, making you feel pampered, relaxed and beautiful! I work full time as a stockbroker but my true passion is meeting you on the weekends!

Spa Team

Jen Mitchell

Esthetician

I’m all about giving you the most memorable facial experience, not only will you skin be uniquely treated, but your whole energy field will take on a new life. You will experience true healing from the inside out! And if you have been looking for that pedicure that truly satisfies you, where the calluses are actually gone… look no further! I’ve been doing this since 1998, I have seen it all!

Jodi Vermilyea

Licensed Massage Therapist for Over 25 Years

I have always had a passion for helping people. As a Licensed Massage Therapist for 30 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 its fullest and love helping people do the same by helping them be at their physical best.

Guest Services Team

Danni Hohensee

I started working for Dark Horse March 2021 and it’s been amazing. I love animals, coffee, and reading. I have two old men at home, Opie the boston and Walter the corgi. Please show me pictures of your dogs and recommend your favorite books!

Bre Thompson

I have a deep appreciation for the little things in life, a purring cat, a winter walk, a cup of coffee in the morning, a happy house plant, and Aveda’s Brilliant Shampoo and Conditioner. Happy to be a part of the Darkhorse fam and looking forward to booking your next service!

Lydia Rankin

I’m a junior at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. In my free time I love to travel, see my friends and family, and spend time with my pets. I am so excited to be on the Dark Horse team so I can do my part to help clients feel their best!