Our Team of Stylists

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Leah Jordan

Owner

My name is Leah Jordan, I am the owner of Studio 303 Salon and Boutique. Thanks for checking us out!

I'm originally from Buffalo, NY, and I moved to Denver in July 2013. I've been in the Beauty and Fashion industry since 2001. I am a corrective color and Fusion hair extension expert. I love sets and old Hollywood styling, so weddings are my favorite days!

During the last 9 years that I lived in NY, I worked as a Color and Style educator for Joico and Iso, professional hair color companies. My passion has been in education since very early in my career. I love to watch other artists master their craft and pass along what I have learned from my mentors over the years.

The excitement that comes with hair shows and editorial photo shoots is something that I cannot wait for all our stylists to experience!

This industry has allowed me to make people happy for living and to have a creative outlet everyday. I see women leave my chair feeling more sultry and confident than ever, and it is so rewarding. I love helping women see the beauty that I see in them and empowering them by teaching them how to recreate the looks that we have designed together!

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Mary Jo Petersen

Salon Manager and Stylist

Mary Jo’s passion for the industry began at a young age. She always looked forward to the days she got to go with her mom to the salon, she would watch with awe while the stylist transformed her mother’s hair. As she grew up, the pleasure of being in a salon never faded and she soon realized she belonged behind the chair. Mary Jo is most happy in a salon! She attended Emily Griffith Technical College in Downtown Denver and looks forward to continuing her education every chance she gets. Mary Jo has been doing hair for two years. Mary Jo loves to transform someone’s look with color, the more dramatic the better! She believes there’s something really special about providing services that enhance a person’s outer beauty to reflect the confidence and spirit within.

Mary Jo is a Colorado native. She loves to dance and does it at every possible opportunity, whether it be a ballet class, a live show, or at her salon chair. Mary Jo spent 18 years dancing competitively and believes her love for the arts can be attributed to that. She also enjoys yoga and traveling. Mary Jo has a beautiful Siamese cat named Freddie Meowcury after the lead singer of the band Queen. You guessed it- Mary Jo loves dancing to Queen!

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Gabrielle Botta

Master Colorist

Gabrielle is an expert colorist specializing in fashion shades, vivid colors, and boho braiding.

 

She is originally from Connecticut, where she attended Paul Mitchell beauty school and worked behind the chair for 6 years before moving to Colorado this summer with two precious bunnies and hedgehog.

 

Gabrielle has recently been recognized for her work with Pulp Riot and Joico color lines by Behindthechair.com, where they chose her as a featured artist.

 

In addition to her eye for design with hair and fashion, Gabrielle enjoys hiking, traveling ,riding motorcycles , going to concerts and she’s an avid painter.

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Heidi Fries

Master Stylist

Heidi has lived in Denver since 2014. She has always been drawn to beauty through hair, makeup and fashion. When Heidi was young, she loved playing with her  mom's brushes, blow dryer, using her makeup and putting on her high heels that were far too big for her. It became a passion of Heidi's when she graduated high school and decided to pursue a career in cosmetology. Heidi believes that beauty has two objectives; to appear beautiful and to truly feel beautiful.

Making people feel amazing is why Heidi entered this industry. Her favorite part about doing hair is seeing the smile and light in a person's eyes when you make their dreams come true. You can change someone's entire day, week or life by doing something awesome to their hair!

Cutting hair is Heidi's passion. She has always loved using a razor to create gorgeous, soft and textured shape in hair. By carving away the past and lifting away old weight, Heidi can tailor a haircut perfectly for anyone. 

Heidi spends her leisure time hiking, painting, cooking, going to music festivals and spending time with her friends. Heidi also loves hula hooping, being in a book club, adventuring, traveling and snuggling her black cat Lucca, because he is her pride and joy! Heidi has a beautiful ability to make friends with anyone. Come spend time in her chair and make a new friend today!

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Alexis Tagliarino

Stylist

Alexis grew up in Texas, but has lived in Colorado for the past 10 years. She first became interested in hair back in high school when she got her hair professionally colored for the first time at a cosmetology school. After that, she knew that being in the beauty industry was the right path for her. Alexis loves to do any and all blonding services, but she especially loves big transformations. She believes that everyone has a right to feel beautiful, so her goal is to help everyone who sits in her chair to feel amazing by the time they leave!

In her free time, Alexis likes to go thrifting, and make crafty earrings out of pom poms and clay. You’ll also find her and her friends going to parks for picnics when the weather is good!

Alexis has been with her partner for over two years, and they have a cat together named Colfax!

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Sarah Hubbard

Master Stylist

Sarah grew up in Georgia and completed her BA in Music at North Georgia University before deciding to pursue a career in hairstyling full time.  Her passion developed at age 14 after a realization that she was coming home and “fixing” every haircut she got in a salon.  She feels so blessed to be in a career that brings happiness and fulfillment, and firmly believes if you love what you’re doing, success comes naturally. 

 

Personal style speaks volumes about how we view ourselves.  Sarah desires for everyone to experience the feeling of satisfaction and self-worth when your outward appearance reflects your inner beauty and personality. One of the most important aspects of any appointment is a thorough consultation, and she will provide thoughtful feedback and advice based on your wishes and needs.  She has a reputation for consistency and attention to detail that brings happy clients back again and again.  She is excited to be a part of a great team at Studio 303 and looks forward to seeing you in our wonderful Englewood salon!

Brittney Neshat

Stylist

Brittney is from Charlotte, North Carolina. She followed her passion of wanting to help people feel amazing, and that led her to the beauty industry! Brittney loves seeing her guests faces light up with confidence, and she feels this is the reason she chose to do what she does.

Brittney specializes in blondes, lived-in color, and extensions. She loves being able to customize a blonde, or a lived in look to fit perfectly to each person in her chair! She feels that every approach is so different, and she loves seeing it all come together at the end.

During her free time, Brittney likes to go hiking and exploring in the city with her partner, Noah. She also likes going to concerts and music festivals. Anything involving live music, and Brittney is there! Brittney loves to spend time with her animals; a beautiful dog named Nala, and her spunky cat named Aurora! She is also the oldest sister to 3 brothers, and is extremely close with all 3!