At Above Ground everyone is welcome, everyone can be themselves, and everyone will find hair services they are looking for. With a diverse staff that covers all ends of every spectrum our stylists and barbers service all hair types and styles including naturally curly cuts, dry cutting, styling, fades, all color services including vivid colors, precision cutting, wedding styling, and textured hair treatments. Above Ground also offers a carefully curated music and art experience each time you walk through the door. The founder, Ashe is queer and has been serving the queer community for about 20 years. Our team is committed to servicing everyone with grace, respect, and inclusivity, and doing some damn good hair.
Ashe has been bringing a natural understanding of trend and precise perception of what is up-and-coming in fashion, music and culture to styling clients for 15 years. An international education and apprenticeship in hair styling, cutting and coloring informs their distinct and sought after methods as a hairdresser. From session styling for Kevin.Murphy, to editorial work in London - Ashe is an inexhaustible source of energetic innovation, specialized in naturally curly hair, short hair, Balayage, short haircutting and fades.
**new curly clients please arrive with your hair dry and styled the way you wear it
Brian Sanderson started doing hair in 2011. He always engages with his clients to learn their needs, expectations, and lifestyle to provide the best possible cut and color. Brian loves highlighting, enhancing the natural tones and beauty already present in the hair, as well as fashion colors. A graduate of the Aveda Institute, he is Vidal Sassoon cutting and Goldwell color trained.
Shaun has been doing hair for 14 years plus. He sees hair as his passion and art to create. Specializing in cutting, natural blending of highlights and colors as well as fashion colors. He has been and educator for Aveda along with runway and editorial work all over Denver.
Stacy has spent the last 12 years perfecting her skills as a stylist. She loves to be creative and brings a fresh edge to everything from avant-garde styles to classic looks. Having undergone training with Wella, Redken, Matrix, Swarzkopf and Paul Mitchell, Stacy has a deep understanding of color and has an artistic and creative talent for transforming hair. From bold vivid colors, to natural subtle highlights and everything in-between, color is one of her passions. Pixie cuts, asymmetrical styles, precise fades and long layers are her specialties when it comes to cuts. Stacy draws creative inspiration from working with a variety of styles and clients, and uses that inspiration to create new and exciting looks for all of her clients.
Krystle has been styling hair in Denver since 2007. She recently added barbering license to her credentials as a cosmetologist. Krystle specializes in transformation cuts and colors, unique cuts and vivid color, as well as head shaves. For Krystle, having her clients feel good about themselves is a priority. A degree in psychology also makes her a fantastic listener.
Lakshmi approaches each cut, style, and color with a wealth of experience and serious creative edge. Lakshmi is ready for everything color: dramatic bright colors, balayage, natural highlights, and gray coverage and uses Wella, Pravana and Pulp Riot. Also ready for all cutting, she particularly loves doing short fades, pixies, long layers, precision a-lines, as well as texture and razor cuts. She can also give Olaplex treatments and eyebrow and lip waxing. With 13 years as a stylist, Lakshmi is happy to now call Above Ground her salon.
Let’s cut to the chase - Niki is a fantastic barber. From shaves to men’s grooming, Niki knows just how to keep it classic. Her education and inspiration come primarily from The Usual Barbershop, American Crew, Unite, and Kevin Murphy. When away from the salon Niki loves being outdoors, in the mountains, with her friends, family, and dogs, and sometimes on her own to recharge. Niki’s favorite products are Rough Rider, Free Hold and Imperial Matte Paste by Kevin Murphy, beard oil and balms from Pennywood, and also True Grit