THE STYLING SQUAD
MEET THE SQUAD
Master Stylist, Owner
Ashley Hamble Pederson
Beauty expert Ashley Hamble has nurtured a natural desire towards helping others look their best and feel good about themselves. After years of working with family and friends to make styling hair and applying makeup a fun experience, Ashley decided to earn her degree in cosmetology and seek a full-time career path in the beauty industry.
Through her work in various salons, Ashley developed and grew her client base by demonstrating her knowledge and creativity while passionately meeting her clients’ needs. Through her experience and training, Ashley has had the opportunity to learn the business and perfect her trade. After countless years of personal experience with friends and family and a decade of professional experience working in salons, Ashley decided to fulfill her entrepreneurial aspirations and open a full-service salon that also caters to on-site events, such as bridal parties.
Her desire for helping others to look and feel their best along with her passion for the industry has fostered her desire to bring beauty and friendship together for fun.
Why? No reason, Just Cuz.
Salon Coordinator & Management,
Custom Spray Tan
Hello! I have been a part of the Just Cuz Beauty team for two years now! I joined our team as a receptionist, and shortly after decided to specialize in custom spray tanning. In addition to these roles, I also manage the salon, so I look forward to seeing all of your friendly faces when you visit our salon, and will be readily available to help you with anything you may need! When I’m not at the salon, my time is spent with my children, friends & family. Some of the things you can always find me enjoying with them are: being outside, riding dirt bikes and spending as much time as possible on the St Croix River. I look forward to seeing you at Just Cuz soon!
Chantel has worked in the salon atmosphere for well over a decade & has spent 8+ of those years as a hairstylist. Chantel has a passion for all things hair and loves making her clients look and feel their best. Her skills go further than just beautifying you, she will make sure you are taken care of in every aspect. She loves creating low maintenance colors with a fun, dimensional balayage by using techniques that have been perfected through extensive continuing education. Chantel also specializes in creating movement with long hair & a piecey, sassy look for any short ‘do! Chantel believes the key to a good stylist starts with communication and takes pride in listening to your wants, needs, and requests with open ears to provide you the style you've always wanted!
Chantel is a Kevin.Murphy Styling & Product Educator as well as a Kevin.Murphy Session.Stylist.
Siera is extremely passionate about her clients and their experience at Just Cuz. She has been around this industry her whole life. Since a young age, Siera knew beautifying others was her passion.
She attended the Minnesota School of Cosmetology in Woodbury where she perfected her love for this industry. With 7+ years of experience Siera specializes in hair color, haircuts, hairstyling, makeup, and facial waxing. Siera is a “blonde hair goddess.” Her favorite thing about her job is watching someone leave with a big smile on their face after being in her chair. Siera thrives on the constant change of style. With her creativity, she is always open to each individual client’s wants and needs.
When she’s not behind the chair, she is busy loving up her baby boy, named Crue. She loves being able to watch him grow knowing that she will always be right by his side cheering him on. Her son is a huge reason why she always strives to be the best whenever she is behind the chair.
Siera is a Kevin.Murphy Session.Stylist, Color specialist, Pro makeup artist
Stylist and Pro Makeup Artist
Taylor is a graduate of Model College of Hair Design in St. Cloud, MN. "I truly believe I am in the right place at Just Cuz Beauty Boutique!"
"Queen of texture."
Taylor's instructors at school quickly coined the "queen of texture" statement for her. Excelling at texture cuts, Taylor loves a well-textured vibe to the hair while still keeping it glamorous!
Being in the industry for 5 years - Taylor has had opportunities to learn the latest modern techniques - from brunette hair to blonde and everything in between, she is ready to have you in her chair.
"I absolutely love what I do and my passion is to make my clients look and feel most confident. I specialize in colors and cuts! Although I LOVE every aspect to my job, developing close relationships with my clients is always something I've treasured. It makes the environment so much more relaxed and the trust is always there."
**She also specializes in spray tans **
Hello! My name is Ashley. I have been in the industry since 2003 where I graduated from the Aveda Institute of Minneapolis. I am very passionate about my career and feel fortunate that I get to make every person that sits in my chair feel great about themselves. Although I have been in the industry for years, I like to keep up on the latest trends with continuing education. I love color/foiling and cutting!
I especially love blondes, there is just something about a fresh blonde color that makes me giddy :)
Everyday is different and I enjoy meeting new people and having them leave the salon feeling confident.
In my free time you can find me with my family, I have 2 children that keep me busy when I am away from the salon!
I hope you enjoy your experience with me when you come to Just Cuz Beauty!
Hey, I’m Maria! I love all things hair, but I mostly enjoy color. I love blonding, but hold a soft spot for my brunettes too! I also specialize in make up for any occasion, along with bridal hair! I LOVE products and product knowledge, so if you have any questions I’d be happy to answer them for you. I take pride in making sure you leave my chair happy. I look forward to meeting you!
Stylist & Lashing
Brie is a certified hair stylist and eyelash technician. She has been doing hair for 13 years. Brie loves doing color and lashes. She loves keeping up with the new trends and trying new techniques.
Stylist and Pro Makeup Artist
Hi everyone! My name is Taylor and I enjoy helping people feel confident and look great by creating a look that compliments them! I love teaching my clients about products so they can recreate the same look at home! I strive to be the best stylist and I am extremely motivated by continuing education to keep my skills top notch and ahead of the trends! I can’t wait to meet you!
KEVIN.MURPHY GOLD.KEY Color Educator
Professional Make-up Artist
Meet Paris. Since starting the industry in 2003, she has had many opportunities not only behind the chair, but outside as well. She has been a color educator for more than half of her career and has worked with many award winning industry leaders. Her work includes doing fashion shows, platform work, trend design, photo shoots, full body painting and even a few celebrities in the mix. Her dedication to always staying current with education, trends and techniques are just a few reasons to sit in her chair.
"I love all aspects of hair design, but my true passion is hair color. Paint is my medium. Your hair is my canvas. Tell me your hair fantasy! From the perfect hand painted blondes, fiery one of a kind reds, multi dimensional brunettes and everything in between. I will customize a look that is tailored specifically for you. Corrective colors are my absolute favorite! I LOVE a good challenge. Listening and good communication is something I take a lot of pride in. With that, I will help you look and feel as fabulous as you are!"
When she's not in the salon, she enjoys living the Stillwater life and anything that involves being outside; foraging in the woods, camping, boating, fishing, etc. She also enjoys painting, astrophotography, playing her piano, ukulele and clarinet, and of course, relaxing with the fam! (hubby Matt, dog chewie and cat Joe Meower)
MaryAnne Kelley Elzen
MaryAnne has a passion for connecting with clients and helping them to look their best. When you look good you feel good! She is a graduate from the Minnesota School of Cosmetology, previously graduating from the University of Minnesota with degrees in Family Social Science and Communications.
MaryAnne specializes in hair coloring, foiling, and cuts. She loves meeting and developing close relationships with her clients. When MaryAnne is not in the salon, she's busy raising her three children and spending time with her family.
Stylist, Colorist, Hair Extensions & Skin
Hey all!! Caitlin here, I specialize in extensions, balayage / foiling & facials! I graduated from Minnesota School of Cosmetology in 2016 and before that I went to Century College studying cosmetology.
When I’m not in the salon you will find me with my two babies & husband at our hobby farm, getting my online boutique ready for the next pop up event, or out capturing new memories for my photography clients!
My goal at the end of each and every service is to have you leaving feeling better than when you walked in! See you soon!!
Stylist, Makeup, Lashes &
Hello everyone! My name is Gabriella Rongstad and I am passionate about making all my clients feel and look their absolute best! I am super passionate about hair color and makeup. I love to be creative with each and every service I provide. Outside of the salon, I love to sing and dance and enjoy being outside and going on adventures. I also love spending time with my family.
I have always been super passionate about beauty since I was a little girl. It makes me so happy to bring joy to others and I love getting to know each and everyone of my clients. I cannot wait to see you in my chair!
Hello! My name is Madysen. I am a Licensed Esthetician! I studied Esthetics at both the Aveda Institute & Century College. I graduated in July 2020, and joined the team at Just Cuz Beauty in September 2020!
I went into Esthetics to understand the science behind what I was seeing in my own skin and while i was at school, I fell in love with skin health and learning about skincare ingredients!
My favorite part of my job is helping people feel confident & beautiful in their own skin- and seeing the smile on their face after each service they receive!
When I am not at work, I love spending time with my amazing family, my boyfriend Connor, and my all of my pets! (dogs, goats, bunnies, chickens & my cat- Desmond) If I had to choose one skincare product, my favorite would be a vitamin c serum!
Come see me for your skincare needs, eyelash extensions, waxing, or makeup application. I can't wait to see you!!
"Take care of your skin, you'll wear it every day for the rest of your life."
Hi beautiful friends! My name is Haley and I just
celebrated my 1st year at Just Cuz, best year ever!
I graduated from the Aveda Institute Minneapolis in 2019. Although I've had my hands on anything beauty since I was 15! I'm a blonde so naturally I gravitate towards my fellow blondies, however I've also been on the dark side and love my brunette babes too. I was also able to play around as a redhead for a bit, so don't be fooled. I'm excited for all colors thrown at me!
A little bit about me that I'm always happy to chat about when you're in my chair: I grew up in Stillwater and still live here! So if you're planning on enjoying a day or night downtown after you’re beautified, ask me the best spots and I'll share my insider secrets!
Days I'm not looking at all of your gorgeous faces and heads of hair, I'm probably with my friends and family! Most likely enjoying some shopping, dinner, day on the lake or a cozy bonfire! Or a day inside rewatching all my favorite shows & movies!
I can't wait to see all your pretty faces in my chair!
Hello, my name is Baily and I am a stylist here at Just
Cuz Beauty! I enjoy anything having to do with color and I am up to date on all the trends out there on hair cuts, color and styling! I absolutely love balayage techniques and any type of specialty color or foils. I love making a difference in people's self confidence and self love. I love being an ear to listen to or someone to talk to on good or bad days. I love building a friendship with my clients that is open and honest. I love to try new things on my clients that I learn in my continuing education. I have been doing hair for 5.5 years and I enjoy coming to work every day excited to make a difference!
Stylist and Pro Makeup Artist
Hello! My Name is Anna Lindahl, I graduated from Minnesota School of Cosmetology in 2019! I have been behind the chair for 2 years. I have been in love with hair since I was little! I am a blonding specialist and specialty color is my jam! I am always up for a color transformation. I am a healthy hair enthusiast! I am best at giving my guests a beautiful color while keeping their hair healthier than when they came in! I am a full service stylist! I am always optimistic and open to anything. Education is extremely important to me and I am constantly staying in trend by attending classes. Being a bridal specialist and pro makeup artist, I am very attentive to detail and love making guests look/feel gorgeous on their special day! Follow my beauty page on Instagram or Facebook @midwest.blondie. I’m looking forward to seeing you in my chair!
My name is Zach Jones, I have always loved fashion and hair- ever since I was in high school. I moved down here from Alexandria to attend at the Minnesota School of Cosmetology where I met an entire staff of brilliant instructors, who gave me the knowledge I have today. I am excited to be working with Just Cuz Beauty, and I am looking forward to making every client who sits in my chair look and feel their best!
It’s always been a passion of mine to help bring out the beauty in people. Getting to know you as an individual and creating style that matches your personality is why I enjoy this field. I started in the salon in 2002 and worked with amazing and talented stylists, while achieving a passion for what I love. During that time I became a mother, so naturally I took a step back from the salon and focused on raising my two amazing children. Naturally, I never stepped away from what I love doing. The decision to pursue my passion is greater than ever and I’m enthusiastic to bring my talents back into the salon.