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.
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 parlour hair & beauty salon, 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.
Breanna is always up for a challenge. Whether it is creating layers of color with the balayage technique or embarking on a long and difficult hike, Breanna is never deterred. After graduating from the O’Brien’s Institute, Breanna landed a great job in Burlington working in a top salon. After gaining a great deal of knowledge and experience, Breanna decided to make a move closer to home and started at Parlour in early 2019. Breanna loves the creative side of color and keeps up with color trends and techniques by attending classes with the top instructors in the region. As one of twelve children, Breanna understands the differences between people and hopes to inspire clients to try new styles. Breanna lives locally with her dog, Dash.
Lynzee is a perfectionist and this can be seen clearly in her work. Lynzee listens very carefully to the wants of each client and focuses on every detail in her cuts. After graduating from the O’Brien’s Institute, Lynzee joined the Parlour team in 2018 and her drive and commitment to her skills has led to quite a following. Lynzee is always learning through classes, videos, and watching others. Lynzee lives in Bristol with her son, Bronsun, her boyfriend, Justin, and a whole house of dogs.