EILEEN KANTOR | OWNER + MASTER STYLIST
Kantor & Company owner and master stylist Eileen Kantor has been working in a salon for long as she can remember. Literally. Kantor's Mom ran a salon from her childhood home. "It was just like the salon in the movie Steel Magnolias," she says. And despite an education in interior design, Kantor found her way back to what she feels is her true calling: styling.
For the last 16 years, Eileen has developed her skills, studying the art of cutting at the esteemed Vidal Sassoon salon in both Los Angeles and San Francisco, and color with Aveda and Wella. Kantor also worked at two of Boulder's top-rated salons, Pompadours and Twig, before opening Kantor & Company in 2017.
Kantor’s business model focuses on detailed consultations with every client so she can understand their specific hair type, maintenance goals, and desired look. While the cut is the foundation from which Kantor builds each client's look, color is the complement. Kantor works with each of her clients to find the hair cut and color that will best empower her client's expression of their personal style. She matches color to skin tone and eye color with precision, which helps her achieve the exact result she is after.
In addition to Vidal Sassoon, Aveda, and Wella, Kantor has studied with experts at American Crew, Redken, Schwartzkopf, Tony and Guy, Pravana. For more than ten years, Kantor has been an educator, training junior stylists and helping them perfect their craft. Whether you're looking for a classic cut and natural color, an edgy, off the runway look, or something in between, Kantor can't wait to see you in her chair for a consult, and ultimately help you walk out of Kantor & Company with the hair of your dreams.
JESSI GABRIELLE | RESIDENT STYLIST
Jessi has been in the beauty industry since 2014. From 2016 to 2017, she worked as Eileen Kantor's protégé at Twig Salon in Boulder. There, she studied Kantor's cutting and coloring techniques, and now sees many clients for balayage and ombre-style color. Jessi is also experienced in special occasion styles, specifically weddings and high-profile events. She has assisted lead stylists for fashion and hair shows, including Austin Fashion Week, World's air Hair Show, and Physique Austin Fashion Show.
Jessi is a Vidal Sassoon certified stylist and Kantor & Company's "blonde expert." You can see her excellence in ombre, balayage, and color corrections. She's thrilled to be working for Kantor & Company, and is excited to see you in her chair!
EMILY HEMPSTEAD | RESIDENT STYLIST + EDUCATOR
Emily is a Colorado native, who was thrilled to be able to continue her education in-state at the Aveda Institute in Denver. She has loved the industry since she started in 2011. She is Kantor and Company's Resident Masculine Cutting Educator. Emily is currently working toward mastering special effects makeup and complimentary hair styling.As an artist, Emily strives to make hair and makeup an extension of her artistry.
BRI SILVER | SALON MANAGER
Bri began her career in the hair industry in 2004, working front desk at a high-end salon in the Napa Valley. She has fourteen years of customer service most of which was managing for Urban Outfitters Inc. In 2016 she returned to the hair industry working at Twig Salon, where she met Eileen.
Her attention to detail makes her the go-to gal for weddings and special events. Bri is very excited to be working alongside Eileen once again and looks forward to building her career in the hair industry.
TONYA LINDLEY | WAX SPECIALIST + ESTHETICIAN
For the last 18 years, Tonya has been an esthetician and has seen her wax business continuously grow. She is committed to making hair removal as pain-free as possible. To that end, she has invested in continuing education and additional training to improve her technique and make waxing easy and painless for her clients. In addition to her technical training in bikini, Brazillian, and full body-waxing, Tonya has mastered the art of brow shaping and tinting. Tonya's extensive experience and her line of ethically-sourced, all-natural, and cruelty-free Cosmedix product makes her a valued and sought-after esthetician. She it thrilled to be working from her new studio space at Kantor & Company.