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Meet Your Follicle Therapist

Talented, knowledgeable, and passionate.

Tawni Bare


     My name is Tawni Bare. I am a second generation hair stylist and owner of this family-owned business. I have spent the past few decades learning not only about cutting and coloring techniques, but all about business too.

     I love cutting and coloring as I am artistic by nature. I have been mentoring new talent by my side for years and nothing lights me up more than seeing our next generation of stylists thrive!

     When you visit my chair, you will receive a full personalized consultation so come with your inspiration pictures! I also work with an associate as I am the salon's educator. This will only elevate your experience as there are more stylists providing for you. We will pinpoint your hair challenges and together provide solutions and training on how to maintain your hair.

     When I'm not behind the chair I am usually hanging out with loved ones and my 3 fur babies, finding new places to eat and/or remodeling something.

     If you are experiencing difficulty getting on my book, please ask to be placed on my cancellation list. Otherwise, I can get you paired up with one of my amazing stylists, most of which I have trained myself.


Terri Doheny


     With over 20 years of experience, I specialize in all hair types. I have extensive education in hair extensions, hair additions and I am Deva Certified for curly hair. My passion is to take your vision and bring it to life. Through this, my goal is to build your confidence and make you feel beautiful. Come sit in my chair.

"The best color in the world is the one that looks good on you." 

-  Coco Chanel

Chandra Porter


     My name is Chandra and I've been doing hair professionally since 2008. I can't decide if I like cutting or coloring more! I love to do short, sassy cuts. I want to give you that cut that takes minimal effort to style on a daily basis while still looking fabulous. When it comes to coloring, I love to formulate custom colors for my clients. I hardly ever just use one color out of the tube, I'm always mixing up different tones to create a unique color just for you. You can find me at the salon Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 

     Go to my Instagram @chandra_porter to check out some of my work and if you like what you see, book an appointment. See you soon!

Michelle Matson

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      My name is Michelle, I am a stylist with all the love for traditional highlights and lived-in color. I am an Arizona native and received my cosmetology degree from Penrose academy in Scottsdale. My current goal is to expand my knowledge in the chemistry of hair. I will use that knowledge to work with you and get you to a hair style and color that works for you. I have worked alongside many successful and experienced stylists all over the valley allowing me to collect tools of my trade. When I am not in the salon or watching my favorite hair artist on YouTube, I am hanging out with my kitties, going to the gym, or trying something I've never done before. I love to be active; I am always doing something. I am an excellent problem solver which helps me navigate a plan for anyone who sits in my chair. 


Jenny Wells


My name is Jenny and my pronouns are they/them. I love to do razor cuts, shags, and mullets. I use intuitive cutting techniques, meaning each cut I do is uniquely customized for your specific hair texture, face shape, personal style, etc. My chair is a safe space; I welcome you as you are and love to make you feel at home at my station. When I am not behind the chair, I am the Social Media Manager at Altered Ego Salon and have a lot of fun playing with photography and graphic design. Check out my Instagram    @j3nnyw3lls_ to see my work and what I'm up to in the salon. I look forward to meeting you!

Charissa Lewis


     I'm Charissa, I have been doing hair professionally since 2014. I specialize in blonding. In fact, most of my clientele are beautiful highlights and balayages. I have been working hard over the years to perfect the art of blonding. You can always book a consultation with me to figure out which blonde is best suited for you as well as go over pricing and maintenance. I recommend booking your colors appointments in advance as my evening appointments are very popular! I have the amazing opportunity here at the salon to be a part-time worker. I am a mother to an amazing son and beautiful twin girls, and working part-time allows me to be both a hairstylist and a mom. You can catch me here in the salon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Wednesdays 9:15am - 2:30pm and Fridays 9:15am - 2pm. You can check out my Instagram to see some of my work. I look forward to seeing you and giving you your dream hair! @hairflipcharissa

Kaylee Turkington


     I'm Kaylee and I've been doing hair professionally since 2021. Just because I'm young and haven't been in the industry for long doesn't mean I don't have a lot of experience. I have attended many continued education and certification of classes during my associate training at Altered Ego Salon.  Since completing this course, I have grown a love for lived-in color, balayage, blonding, and extensions. I have grown my knowledge of photography and like to incorporate a little photo shoot with my guests after their appointments, so come photo ready! I am certified in beaded weft extensions and provide unseen beaded weft extension services. All my extension hair that I use comes from my own extension company "Rooted Hair Co." that I personally wear. After only one month in cosmetology school I realized that this was the career for me and I would not let anything hold me back! I love helping everyone who sits in my chair achieve their hair dreams. Also through teaching I hope to help my fellow stylists feel as confident behind the chair as I have been able to do so quickly. You can find me in the salon Tuesday - Saturday 10-6. Follow me on Instagram to see my work and feel free to DM me with any questions. Call our Guest Reservations to set up your appointment with me! @kaylayage 

Alexis Elias


      I'm Alexis, I've been doing hair for 6 years. I specialize in coloring but also love to do modern bobs and textured haircuts. When I'm not behind the chair, I enjoy concerts, traveling, and being outdoors. I'm a huge foodie who loves to travel! Check out my Instagram @alexismariehair to see more of my work. I look forward to meeting you!

Brooklyn Barnett


     I'm Brooklyn and I've been in Arizona my whole life. Traveling is a huge goal of mine so let me know where I should travel when I get around to it! I have been with Altered Ego since June of 2021. I completed the associate program here and currently have my own chair with plenty of time for you! I've known since I was 14 that I wanted to be a cosmetologist. I love creating confidence with hair services and meeting new people! I do all kinds of haircuts from long layers to a clipper cut, and I love curly hair. Prescribing the right hair products for you hair is also super important to achieve your dream hair. I absolutely love balayages, red hair color, and giving the best scalp massage. 

      Your experience in my chair can also include a much-needed nap, a good laugh, or my version of a therapy session. (Only cosmetology license included.) Lack of medical qualifications aside, it is a great time. (Source: trust me.) Also if time permits, I love to photograph or video your hair to showcase on my social media. Check out my Instagram @brooksnhair to see some of my work! You can find me in the salon Tuesday through Saturday. 


Angie Ordonez


     My name is Angie, I am a color specialist here at Altered Ego Salon. i love to transform your hair and help you get the look you truly want. I have experience in all types of techniques from traditional highlights to a low maintenance, lived-in look. I love to see inspiration pictures of your perfect color and style so bring in photo references.

     As we live in a dry, desert climate many of us struggle with dry hair. We carry several products to help with all the things. We will pinpoint your hair challenges and I will provide solutions and training on how to maintain your hair.

     When I'm not behind the chair, I'm spending time with my husband and 3 kiddos. I am fortunate to be able to work part-time so you will find me at Altered Ego Salon Wednesdays through Fridays and every other Tuesday. 

     I do require a reservation fee to book longer appointment times. However, this deposit goes towards your service and is fully refundable or transferred to a rescheduled time as long as you can give me a heads up of 24 - 48 hours before your appointment.

     If you are experiencing difficulty getting on my book, please ask to be placed on my cancellation list. @justa_pop

Drea Amaro


     I'm Drea, short for Andrea. I'm an Arizona native, born and raised in South Phoenix. Helping everyone know how to love and care for their hair in this Arizona heat is my passion.

     Getting into the beauty business at almost 20 years old did not feel like work for me. I took it as giving makeovers to people who need a little confidence boost. As women, I believe we should build each other up!

     I've been a stylist for 9+ years now and honestly every day I grow into a better stylist. I specialize in lived-in balayage, color, long and short women's cuts (no pixies), curly hair, blow-dries/styles and more. Every day I experience so many strong, beautiful, fun women with awesome energies. I like to say we grow together through our time together.

     As a Latina with Mexican parents, I know coming across a bilingual stylist can be rare. Lucky for you I am fluent in Spanish! If you have a relative that is more comfortable speaking Spanish or you yourself are more comfortable with Spanish, I am happy to oblige. I am all about what is comfortable but also sometimes what's outside the box.

     When I'm not behind the chair I'm usually hanging out with loved ones and my pups, golfing, finding new places to eat or enjoying a little retail therapy. You can catch me at karaoke nights sometimes, too. I love to sing and dance like nobody is watching! @glamtheedrae

Kenton Overton


     I'm Kenton, I am a seasoned stylist that believes that to meet the needs and goals of my guests, continued education is essential.

     A bit about me... my humor is a bit sarcastic and I love a good joke. One might find me spending my spare time in my garden and hanging out with my 3 dogs. My passion is the chemistry of hair and color. My goal is to maintain the hair's integrity while tailoring it to your needs and lifestyle. I can also teach you how to maintain your look at home between visits.

     I understand the environmental challenges associated with the desert and offer many services to correct these issues. A few services I have found helpful to combat the dry climate are smoothing treatments, conditioning treatments, and Malibu treatments. I am happy to help you pinpoint the correct one for your hair.

     I also enjoy traditional highlights, gray blending, and solid colors from reds to pale blonds. I am experienced in perms and have been doing them since the late 80's. I am a precision cutter and though I do clipper cuts, I do not practice barber fades.

     Since I believe in maintaining the integrity of your hair, I do require a consultation prior to some chemical services. Please ask for a pre-chemical consultation. Thank you in advance and I look forward to meeting you.

Lynda Pichoff


     My name is Lynda and I knew from a young age I was destined to do hair. I graduated from the Studio Academy of Beauty in 2012 and began my career at Altered Ego in 2017. I offer cutting and color services and some of my favorites include pixies, bobs, gender affirming haircuts, and sun kissed balayage. When I'm not behind the chair I enjoy reading books, playing piano, and spending time with friends. Check out my Instagram for samples of my work. I look forward to meeting you!

Holly Hunter


Hi, I'm Holly! I have been working at Altered Ego since 2019. I have found a love for razor cuts which has lead me towards the lovely world of shags, mullets and wolf cuts. My favorite type of hair is the hair that makes you feel more YOU. I am a strong believer that you can rock anything with confidence. Come sit in my chair, I would love to help you find your most authentic self. 


Addison Kuiper


Hi, my name is Addie! I have a strong passion for razor cutting, shag cuts, & lived in color! I customize every cut and color, catered to you and your hair goals! After I finished cosmetology school at Penrose Academy, I mentored under our owner Tawni and also some of the other stylists here at Altered Ego. I’m always learning something new from the talented people around me. My main focus is making everyone in my chair feel safe and welcomed for who they are! Can’t wait to meet you all! 


Lauren Unroe


Hi, I'm Lauren! I am an Arizona native, born and raised in the East Valley. I've always had a passion to transform, captivate and help others thrive. I truly strive to have my guests leave my chair feeling refreshed, cared for, heard, and most importantly confident!


I look forward to seeing you in my chair and bringing all your hair dreams to fruition!


Katie Navarro

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Hi! I'm Katie, your new stylist here at Altered Ego! I'm originally from California but moved here about 7 years ago with my family. My specialties are blonding, vivid colors, extensions and trendy haircuts. I find myself feeling most inspired when a guest brings me a vintage look that they want to modernize. When I'm not behind the chair you can find me doing continued education, hanging with friends or indulging in a little retail therapy!


Feel free to check out my Instagram @hothead_hair to view my work and get to know me more! I can't wait to meet you!

Kristin Lazos


Hey y'all! I'm Kristin Lazos, with a passion for crafting beautiful hairstyles and enhancing natural beauty. I'm here to make your hair dreams a reality! Whether you are looking for a fresh new cut, a bold color transformation, or just some expert advice on maintaining healthy locks, I've got you!  Let's work together to create a look that reflects your unique style and personality.

Welcome to my chair!


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