Our Team of Stylists

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Owner

Leah Jordan

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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Salon Manager and Stylist

Mary Jo Petersen

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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Master Colorist

Gabrielle Botta

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 her boyfriend, 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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Master Stylist

Heidi Fries

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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Stylist

Alexis Tagliarino

Alexis was born in Texas. She grew up in the Dallas/Fort Worth area before she moved to Highlands Ranch for the start of middle school! Alexis knew she wasn’t right for traditional college and she happened to get her hair colored for the first time ever at a beauty school! She knew right away that was what she wanted to do and hasn’t looked back! Alexis LOVES big transformations and helping people to love looking in the mirror! She believes everyone has a right to feel beautiful and wants to help everyone who sits in her chair to feel amazing when they leave! Alexis loves to do any and all blonding services! She loves to watch the toner do its thing and create a beautifully toned blonde result. Seeing someone’s transformation from grown out roots to light & bright blonde is especially exciting for her! Alexis loves to go thrift shopping! When her friends are in town, she makes sure they go to as many thrift stores as they can! Eighty percent of her clothing is from thrift stores! Alexis likes to make polymer clay and pom pom earrings, as well as collages made from old national geographic magazines from the 90’s.
Her natural virgin hair hasn’t seen the light of day in 7 years! You’ll always see her with different hair! She loves to change it up! She has two childhood dogs that live with her mom, but she loves to go and visit them whenever she can! They’re very old; one is a Yorkie named Sophie (who has about three teeth), and the other is a Westie named Fergus!

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Master Stylist

Sarah Hubbard

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!

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Apprentice Stylist

Shelby Spano

Shelby loves all things beauty! Her love for beauty started at a young age when she would spend summers at her dad’s salon. Shelby would watch everything the stylists did behind the chair and she volunteered to be their hair model whenever the opportunity presented itself. While in her dad’s salon she changed her hair color often, received up-dos and braided styles and developed an appreciation for the salon atmosphere.  She continued her interest as she got older. She always colored her own hair and gave her little brothers haircuts whenever possible. She loves making everybody feel beautiful and confident before leaving her chair. Whether that’s a new color, cut or style. Shelby loves teaching clients how to recreate any hair styles at home. Shelby specializes in grey blending, braided styles, vivid fashion hair colors and blonding.

Shelby was born and raised in Colorado. In her free time she loves going to the gym, traveling, baking, going to Red Rocks for concerts and going on hikes with her boyfriend and dog child. She has a Pitbull named Bella that’s she adores! And she loves spending any down time adventuring and cuddling with Bella.