Brad Van Dyke

Salon Owner/Purefessional

Brad Van Dyke holds a license in massage and esthetics. I believe wellness is a fusion of many beautiful healing modalities and Aveda is a key component in personal and global wellness. 


Embodying Aveda belief number 7, Brad encourages everyone to continue learning. The journey of constant education came full circle when he joined the Aveda Institute Denver/ Inspire Greatness team in 2005. During this time at the Institute has given me the opportunity to become an Aveda Spa Purefessional in 2007 and Purchase Three Cutters in 2011. 


Beyond Aveda curriculum, Brad is also a Franklin Covey Trainer. I educate on classes that range from 7Habits of Highly Effective People, to Speed of Trust. Presentation Advantage and Principles of Education are my favorite courses; this lesson is educating others how to effectively present material to an audience.


Justin Williams

Esthetician/Salon Owner


Justin started his beauty industry career at the Aveda Experience Center in Cherry Creek 12 years ago.  While still working at Aveda he decided to obtain his esthetics license to take his Aveda training a step further.  In 2002 he received his license and began at Three Cutters on Pearl.  In his ninth year at Three Cutters he walks through the door as happy and inspired as his first day.

Scott Clark

Scott started his career in 2003 after graduating from the Toni and Guy Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. After graduation he worked for Toni and Guy as a Technical hair color specialist and as a L’oreal color educator.

Striving for more education he left his first salon to work at an Aveda salon where he developed a passion for Aveda, their education and mission.  Moving to Denver three years ago opened doors to develop his passion for this industry even more.  Currently he works not only at Three Cutters as a Hair Stylist but also shares his knowledge with Future Professionals at the Aveda Institute of Denver.  Scott then became an Aveda hair color Purefessional so he could share his knowledge with the entire Aveda network.

Being able to educate his guests as well as deliver great customer service is his passion and goal.  Combining honest and informed decisions for his guests helps deliver an experience that will leave them wanting to come back.

Tessa Kendall

Tessa has been a hairstylist for 7 years and is very passionate about Aveda.  From beautiful colors to precision cuts, she takes great pride in her work.  Tessa is currently working toward her certification as a Community Herbalist.

Sarah Winters

Sarah started her career with Aveda in 2007. She graduated from the Aveda Institute of Denver with an Aveda Certified Diploma. Sarah worked in the Highlands with an Aveda concept salon, VIDA, for almost three years. While at VIDA Sarah refined her technique while expanding her knowledge; taking classes from many Aveda Purefessional's such as, Hauns Korpela, Kevin Krauklis, David Gatt, Cynthia Gonzalez and more.

Sarah began focusing her experience towards education. She began educating at Aveda Institute Denver in 2010. While at the Institute Sarah became a certified cosmetology educator, teaching a wide variety of skills, thriving in haircutting and styling. Sarah continued her own education all the while and truly believes that learning never ends. In February 2012 Sarah became a haircutting and style Purefessional for Aveda, being able to travel and educate. Sarah strengths lie in cutting curly hair, men’s hair, and speciality styling.

Sarah is also passionate about the Aveda mission and vision. She believes in incorporating wellness into every beauty regimen. With her calm demeanor and extensive knowledge she is able to make you feel at ease and stylish all at the same time. She believes each experience at the salon is a chance to escape the stress of everyday life and to renew one’s sense of beauty.


Michelle Knoebel

Stylist/Makeup Artist

A Pennsylvania native, Michelle relocated to Denver to pursue her career in cosmetology. Starting her career as a makeup artist, Michelle graduated from the Aveda Institute Denver in 2009 with high honors, where she also studied abroad in Tokyo, Japan and styled on various shows, photo shoots and events throughout the state of Colorado. She has since worked with renowned names such as Rudy Miles, James Ryder, and Matt Slater. She is a certified educator through Aveda for her cut and color expertise, and works occasionally for the Aveda Institute, teaching specialty workshops and classes.


Alongside her passion for editorial work, Michelle expanded her knowledge in hair-wear and is a certified stylist for Hot Heads Hair Extensions. Hot Heads allows guests with various hair types to have longer, fuller, thicker hair in just a few, short hours.


Michelle is thoroughly dedicated to her career, continuing education, and maintaining her relationships with every guest.

Maggie Mae

Maggie's meticulous and detailed nature lead her first to a lengthy accounting career. In great contrast to the demanding structure of numbers, she discovered her unbounded creativity and skilled artistic eye. She moved on to study at the Aveda Institute Denver in pursuit of her dream of becoming an exceptional stylist. Her drive and determination obtained her the opportunity to study and style under industry icon Jon Reymen at the prestigious New York Fashion Week. Maggie's career continues to develop as a stylist at Three Cutters on Pearl. Her creative work has been seen in local fashion shows and on stages in Denver and ranges from basic home beauty to the avant garde looks of the high fashion world. Maggie is truly passionate about her exciting career and loves making those who sit in her chair feel amazing.

Joey Johns

Joey joined the beauty industry after working 10 years in Corporate Finance. He attended the Aveda Institute Denver and received high honors in academics upon graduating.   He has been in the Cosmetology industry since January 2010 and he was previously the Salon Manager at Three Cutters.  Looking for more advanced training he left Three Cutters temporarily to attend the Aveda Academy for more advanced cutting and coloring skills.  Joey is currently working towards a degree in Wind Energy Technology.  He is always looking to expand his knowledge in the beauty industry as well as becoming more environmentally conscious.

Holly Aschliman
Front Desk

Holly has been in the beauty industry as a front desk coordinator for seven years and has been working specifically with Aveda salons for five years. She loves working in a low-key environment where she can learn something new everyday from the many talented stylists that work at Three Cutters. She is very easy to communicate with and helps the salon function on a daily basis. Whenever she finds free time she likes to read and explore Colorado.

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Nicole Higgins

Nicole Higgins, a California native came to Denver fresh out of the Fashion Industry to find something more. She knew she loved the industry, but still felt like she hadn’t found her niche. She enrolled at the Aveda Institute Denver falling in love with all the various dynamics the Cosmetology side had to offer in the industry. Starting early in her career doing editorials along with being nominated as a student for the North American Hairstyling Awards, Nicole was hooked. She is continually advancing her education in various cutting and coloring techniques. She is active in North American Hairstyling Award photo shoots, along with other various editorials in Rocky Mountain Bridal, and other local publications. Her heart is in the industry through and through. She likes to share that passion daily throughout the week by educating and giving back at the local Aveda Institute in Denver











Meghan Karns
Team Leader

Meghan is a graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado with a bachelors degree in graphic design. She started her career with Aveda in 2006 working for the Aveda Experience Centers and the Aveda Institute of Denver. She has technical and educational advancement through Aveda workshops and classes. She is passionate about community involvement to raise awareness around environmental challenges. Meghan is honored to be part of the Three Cutters on Pearl team.