the parlour team
Lisa always dreamed of owning a business. At the age of 18, opting to follow a more creative trajectory, Lisa ventured into the hair industry. School led to an apprenticeship and then a full time job at one of Burlington’s premier salons, where she spent the next eight years learning from an outstanding colorist and teacher. After a quick stint in Florida, Lisa moved back to Vermont and began building her client list while working in Shelburne and Middlebury. In the beginning of 2015, Lisa seized the chance to start her own business and opened Briggs Carriage Company in Brandon, VT. When a client offered her a space in Middlebury, Lisa convinced Megan to join her and together they opened Parlour in August of 2016. Lisa has over 18 years of experience in the hair industry, working exclusively with Goldwell color, and believes strongly that color should be specifically designed for each client. Lisa lives with her husband Mike and sons Bryce and Colby in Salisbury, VT.
Megan, a Middlebury College graduate, never thought she would settle down in Vermont. As a California native, Megan thought her stint here would be temporary, but found Vermont to be a beautiful and comforting place. After obtaining a Masters Degree and working as a Special Educator in elementary education, Megan was intrigued by Lisa's business ideas and was convinced to partner up on a new salon in Middlebury. Megan is very thankful for this opportunity and grateful to have met so many fantastic people at Parlour. Megan lives with her husband Doug and children Zachary, Taylor, and Lauren, in Middlebury, VT.
Genevieve began her career with an apprenticeship in a top salon in Portland, ME. With a knack for creativity, she was drawn to the cutting side of styling, and focused most of her time and energy on mastering her scissor and razor skills. Over the last 11 years, Genevieve has honed these skills and concentrated on listening to clients’ wants and executing their vision. Genevieve has completed trainings by Bumble and Bumble, Oribe, and L’Oreal and is always searching for new and cutting-edge techniques. Genevieve believes that a good cut should look great with just a wash and go and that any extra styling is an added bonus. Genevieve lives with her husband Eric and son Murphy in Brandon, VT.
Jillian’s passion for color and detail started when she was a very young child. After considering some other options, Jillian jumped into cosmetology school on a whim and found her talents perfectly suited for nail care. After completing school, Jillian worked at one of Burlington’s top nail salons for three years, gaining confidence and speed in her trade. Now with over six years of nail experience, Jillian has perfected her craft and built a consistent group of happy clients. Jillian believes wholeheartedly in natural products, and uses Tata Harper lotions and oils exclusively in her pedicure and manicures. Jillian lives in Middlebury, VT.
Growing up in New Orleans and Boston, Maxine was drawn to art and fashion. Upon graduating high school, Maxine searched for opportunities that allowed her to focus on these passions. With extensive training in bridal and fashion make-up, Maxine has spent many hours teaching make-up techniques and matching products to clients and friends. Maxine extended her knowledge and skills by completing a two-year apprenticeship under Lisa and Genevieve, as well as Goldwell and Living Proof trainings, where she was taught a multitude of color and cutting techniques. Now, with over six years in the Salon and Spa industry, Maxine specializes in women’s color and cuts, as well as men’s cuts. Maxine lives with her husband Justin and sons Odin and Atlas in East Middlebury, VT.
Kelsey always had a love for hair and a knack for styling. Whether it was with friends in Vermont, Maine or Alabama, Kelsey was able to work wonders with all types of hair. When she was in middle school, Kelsey suffered from Alopecia, and lost most of her hair. When it regrew, Kelsey grew an even greater appreciation for hair and her styling talents. After graduating from high school, Kelsey headed to college to study criminology. During the summer after her freshman year, Kelsey accompanied her mom to the hair salon and met Lisa and Genevieve, and her future took an unexpected turn. Kelsey put college on hold and was hired as an apprentice at Briggs Carriage Company. After completing a two-year apprenticeship under Lisa and Genevieve, as well as Goldwell and Living Proof trainings, Kelsey knew she had found her calling. With over three years of experience, Kelsey loves to color and style hair, especially for weddings and events. Kelsey lives in Pittsford, VT.
We can thank Bekah’s teachers for instilling in her a love of science. Her fascination with body systems, especially the integumentary system, led her to pursue a career in esthetics. Bekah’s trainings at Tata Harper Skincare and the O’Brien’s Aveda Institute provided her a greater understanding of the skin and its amazing regeneration abilities. Like each individual, one’s skin is unique and needs specific products, regiments, and routines to be at its best. Bekah’s ability to listen, diagnose skin concerns, and identify next steps set her apart in this industry. With her calming demeanor and attention to detail, clients feel at ease while experiencing facial and waxing services. Bekah loves helping people feel beautiful, confident, and relaxed in their own skin. Bekah lives with her husband Dustin in Weybridge, VT.
As a licensed hairdresser, esthetician, and microblading specialist, Susan has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Susan’s talents have taken her across the country, with a resume that includes upscale salons on both the West and East Coasts, a stint cutting athlete’s hair at the Colorado Springs Olympic training center, and features in Vermont magazines for her bridal hair design. Susan is driven by her passion to learn and her attention to detail. Susan splits her time between Parlour and Venus & Crew in Burlington, VT. Although she has a great following for haircuts, Susan’s new passion for microblading is filling up her schedule. What is microblading? In short, microblading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique for the eyebrows that creates small hair-like strokes with organic ink. Come meet Susan and find out more. Susan lives with her husband Michael and children Tyrus, Peyton, and Marley in Bristol, VT.
Audrey’s fascination with fashion and design has taken her on many adventures. Growing up in Vermont, she was ready to get away and experience life outside of a small New England town. Her passions took her to New York City, where she obtained her certificate as a jeweler at Studio Jewelers. Following a dream and a guy (her now husband), she moved to Barbados and started a jewelry company, Island Girl Jewelry. After the birth of her sons, Audrey longed for home and moved back to Vermont. Audrey has creativity flowing though her veins, and loves to translate this art with her hands. Hair seemed like an exciting next challenge for her. In August, Audrey started an apprenticeship with Parlour and is already learning at a vigorous pace. Audrey lives with her husband Ricky and children Liam and Mikko in Bristol, VT.