Owner - La Dolce Salon & Spa
Colleen is from Indianapolis, IN and is a graduate of Purdue University. She comes from a large Italian family who was instrumental in the former Italian Festival. Her parents, both full blooded Italians have been instrumental in Colleen’s entrepreneurial spirit and hard working disciplines. She’s been an entrepreneur her entire career life and wanted this chapter to be about giving back while helping others feel good. Colleen’s love and passion for the fashion and beauty combined with her desire to help others spurred the opening La Dolce Salon & Spa. She has lost loved ones to cancer and also several close friends are breast cancer survivors which is the reason why La Dolce volunteers on a regular basis for non-profit organizations. Colleen partners with many organizations like I.W.I.N. Foundation, Special Olympics, and most recently Big Brothers, Big Sisters trying to help impact our community by doing our part. La Dolce Salon regularly hosts numerous fundraisers in the salon and spa.
Colleen is a mother of three and loves anything leopard. If you’re in the salon and you see splashes of leopard – you’ll know that’s where she left her mark! Colleen invites you to experience La Dolce and come back to a better you.
Makeup Artist and Bridal Coordinator
Tara is from Owensboro, Kentucky and brings her sweet southern hospitality to La Dolce along with her southern drawl. Every once in awhile you may even hear her say…yeehaw! She’s our Salon Manager and also serves as our Wedding Coordinator. Her charm and passion help our entire team run smoothly. She’s very creative and super organized so our Dolce brides love her too. Last but certainly not least, Tara specializes in makeup artistry! Tara loves to work her magic with our Dolce brides by helping their desired wedding look come true. She has been a Makeup Artist since 2001 and has been published multiple times with two national cover shoots on ‘In Touch Weekly’ magazine featuring Playboy Playmate, Kendra Wilkinson.
In addition, Tara has done makeup artistry for fashion runway shows featuring Vera Wang bridal gowns and for an independent feature film. She has done makeup for Pattern Magazine, UnZip Magazine and two covers for Wedding Day Magazine. Much of her work has been featured inside magazine spreads. Tara also has worked with Roger Hagadone, a famous NYC photographer, who did the original photo images for the Twilight movies. She has an extensive makeup portfolio showcasing her body of work. Tara works with Nike and Adidas doing makeup for athletic photo shoots that are used for their national print campaigns and catalogs. Recently, she did a shoot at Notre Dame and even got to meet Coach Kelly. She recently did the makeup for a photo shoot with Indiana State Museum and has many future photo shoot work scheduled.
Tara was a former gymnast and cheerleader. Being around her gets you ‘fired up’ and excited about what you do. Her enthusiasm and excitement are contagious and her passion for the beauty industry and makeup overflows, sometimes making the team a little bit r-o-w-d-y. As a side note, Tara loves Dolly Parton and knows several tidbits about her favorite idol. Love your look and schedule a consultation with Tara today.
Evian comes to us from South Bend, Indiana. She is passionate about all things beautiful from fashion to skin care, makeup and hair care. La Dolce and our industry are the perfect match for her personality and enthusiasm. Her love for the beauty industry stems from her love of fashion, fabrics and textures. You can easily talk to Evian about the latest trend in the fashion world and where the hottest runway show is, whether it’s in Milan, Paris or NYC.
The beauty industry allows Evian to be whoever she chooses for that day without any judgments. Who says adults can’t play dress up? Her favorite services are dramatic makeup, vibrant hair color and styling. She is obsessed with all things Beyonce, Rihanna and Lady Gaga. Evian is fun and adores sequins, sparkle and glitter. She spends her spare time away from the salon as a freelance stylist helping women and men look uber-chic. If you need your wardrobe spruced up or just some new ideas on how to recreate what you already have talk to Evian. She’ll provide you with some fresh ideas and is the perfect shopping companion. In her downtime, after she’s shopped till she dropped…you’ll find her curled up on the sofa with her dog, Monster Mash. We can be sure she’ll be watching an episode or two of The Kardashians with her ipad in hand shopping online while resting. Occasionally, she will have a car concert where her inner Beyonce may come out. Evian’s family and friends are her world.
Faith is our Guest Relations team member. She has been in the beauty industry since 2006 and is a licensed easthetician. She enjoys everything about the industry and loves working with such a creative team of skilled professionals.
Professional Hair Designer
Rocelia is from Breckenridge, Michigan where she graduated from Central Michigan University. She has attended master classes for Davines hair coloring and master level cutting classes from Sebastian and Davines. Ro also has advanced color training with J. Beverly Hills and has worked closely with their International Colour Creator, Max Eli. She was selected for her hair styling skills to work on contestants for the Mrs. USA Pageant, Mid-Michigan fashion week and Indiana Fashion Week.
Ro has an extensive photo shoot portfolio and recently did the hair for the cover of UnZip Magazine. Her work with ‘Wish Upon a Wedding’ was featured in Wedding Day Magazine. Her special style and updo talent is envied by most and surpassed by very few! She can twist, braid, style, and maneuver hair in so many creative ways and it may make your head spin. Rocelia is multi-talented and loves to get out her razor to create that perfect cut. She has attended cutting and styling training with Nick Arrojo who is the celebrity hair stylist from television show “What Not to Wear. Rocelia’s interests include dance, crafts, baseball and spending time with family and friends. Love your La Dolce locks and schedule your next appointment with Ro.
Professional Hair Designer
From Rodeo Drive to Cannes Film Festival Ashley is our go-to girl for celebrity style. She always knows what look is in and has a keen sense of style. Ashley has been a stylist for 13 years and has advanced training with Davines Hair Color, Kadus, Schwartskoff, Blocking, and Hair Extensions. She recently had advanced color training with J. Beverly Hills and has worked closely with their International Colour Creator, Max Eli. Ashley has also had additional training with platform and global artists with Redken. She is a true perfectionist so prepared for her to create just the right look. Her range goes from retro, sexy to uber-modern.
Ashley has worked as a professional stylist with Nike, Adidas, UnZip Magazine, and private Super Bowl parties. She also is one our best technicians for creating unique bridal looks and recently had her work on the front cover of a bridal magazine. Ashley’s guests appreciate the time she takes to show them how to style their hair so they can recreate the same look at home. Ashley’s interests include golfing, soccer, photography, art, reading, cake decorating and spending time with her three children. Love your La Dolce locks and schedule your next appointment with Ashley.
Professional Hair Designer
Malia has been a stylist for over 7 years and graduated from a premier Indianapolis hair salon academy. She offers an array of specialties at La Dolce where she excels at creating flirty and sexy hair with lots of movement and texture. She also has mastered that perfect bob and is great at many contemporary creative cuts. Many Indianapolis boudoir photographers have their clients prepped by Malia prior to their photo sessions. Malia has advanced color training with J. Beverly Hills and has worked closely with their International Colour Creator, Max Eli. She also has advanced training for Davines Hair Color and Juvexin smoothing treatments by Global Keratin. Malia enjoys providing dimension color services for her guests.
Malia was selected as a hair stylist for the 2011 Dr. Turkle ‘After 40 Makeover’ where her work was featured in a magazine. She has also done work for runway shows, UnZip Magazine and her recent photo shoot work will be featured as an inside spread in an upcoming bridal magazine. Her interests include traveling, Colts football and spending time with her family. Love your La Dolce locks and schedule your next appointment with Malia at La Dolce.
Professional Hair Designer
Carrie is a passionate Hair Stylist who desires to create color that is unique and wearable. Her passion as a hair stylist started when she was very young. Her mother was a hairstylist in the 80’s so she always had her done by her mother, often being her go-to model for experimentation. Growing up with a stylist as a mother helped shape Carrie’s personal passion for the industry. She is a graduate of Cathedral High School and also alumni of the Aveda Fredric’s Institute of Indianapolis. Carrie spends extra time in further education and takes advantage of various courses available at the PSC, The Space located in downtown Indianapolis where she is able to have hands-on advanced training is many techniques. In addition, she has attended ‘The Living Lab’ courses by the prestigious educator, Bennie. Carrie also holds an additional national certification from Global Keratin (GK). Her favorite service to perform is the free-form dimensional color. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, road trips, and loves being creative in all aspects of her life. She’s a true Hoosier at heart and is a big fan of the Indy 500 and the Indianapolis Colts.
Kelly is a native to the Fishers and Carmel area and is a graduate from the distinguished Aveda Frederick’s Institute. She is passionate about the hair industry and loves updo hair styling for many of our brides. about hair extensions. She is certified with Babe hair extensions and has been a great asset to our La Dolce team. Kelly also has had advanced training with Mr. Max Eli, World Colour Educator with J. Beverly Hills where her emphasis was on color technique, placement and correction. She has been involved with professional photo shoots with Adidas Corporation and D’Amore Event space. She is a strong stylist and gives a killer blowout! In her time away from the salon you would find Kelly catching up with family and spending time with her boyfriend, Jason and his girls. She might unwind after a hard day of work with watching a movie while crafting. Kelly loves playing or snuggling up with her two dogs, Bella & Bailey. She also gives back to the community with our special events such as: IWIN for breast cancer survivors and other philanthropic causes near and dear to her heart.
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Crissy has been providing nail services for nearly 15 years. She graduated from a top beauty college in Indianapolis and has been perfecting her art ever since. Crissy specializes in a natural nails for manicures, pedicures and shellac. One of her favorite spa services to provide for her guests is the Dolce Pedicure. She takes great pride in giving an expertise foot massage.
Crissy does significant volunteer and charity work for the salon and community benefiting The Arthritis Foundation and also helping children with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. She has worked numerous years for the I.W.I.N. Pink Pajama Party and ‘Race for the Cure’ benefiting breast cancer.
Crissy enjoys spending her time away from the salon with her daughter Zoe. She loves traveling, shopping and attending live music venues. Love your La Dolce nails and schedule your next appointment with Crissy.
Electrologist and Skin Care Specialist
Carmen is dual licensed and offers electrolysis and skin care services at La Dolce. She is one of the highest trained electrolysis in the state and we are honored to have her work at La Dolce. In the past, Carmen worked closely with one of Indy’s top dermatologists for over 12 years. She has extensive training in hair removal with either electrolysis and lasers. Her laser skills are top-notch and she is extremely knowledgeable about skin rejuvenation services and effective skin care products which help with anti-aging and collagen synthesis which allows you to get the skin you desire. At La Dolce, Carmen offers Cutera laser services for: Laser Hair Removal, Limelight, IPL, Titan, Nd-Yag, and Laser Genesis. These services help restore and revitalize your skin.
Carmen is passionate about skin care and also offers chemical peels, customized facials, Lumilift, Oxygen Facial, dermaplaning and waxing services. Carmen spends her time away from the spa working as a hair transplantation technician with some of Indiana’s top physicians. She is highly respected in our industry and offers exemplary customer care. Love your glowing skin and schedule your next appointment with Carmen at La Dolce Spa. In her down time she loves hosting friends and family at gatherings and spending time with her beautiful daughter, Karastyn.
Kaitlyn has been providing professional esthetic services since 2008. She is a graduate from Excel Academy of Cosmetology. She feels that esthetics nurtures the mind, body and soul. She hopes to provide a much needed service to clients in our over-stressed society. Kaitlyn has a never ending desire to further her education and knowledge of the industry. She takes great pride in relaxing each client and catering to the individual clients wants and needs. Her favorite service is the Dolce facial. She Feels her specialty is customized facials and eyebrow waxing and shaping. Kaitlyn also enjoys doing anti-acne treatments. Her hobbies are photography, baking, animals (which include her dog and horses) and reading books and magazines about skin care.