She likes working with any hair and especially loves cutting bobs of any kind, long, medium, or short!
Ali’s passion for the hair industry started when she was young. She grew up in a salon cleaning brushes and shampoo bowls, and answering phones. Her mom was a hairdresser for 18 years. In high school, she tried on the job training working in a cubicle at a desk and quickly decided the isolation of the cube wasn’t for her. She enjoys walking around, talking to people, and a constant change of pace.
Ali attended the Aveda Institute right after graduating high school, and graduated from Aveda in 1997. She began her career by apprenticing the top two stylists at the former Horst and Friends Salon (now Juut). After a year of training and apprenticing in the advanced training salon in Roseville, Ali started as a junior stylist at the Horst on Grand Ave. A few years later, she followed one of her mentors to Details Salon, where she trained to do color and become a generalist. This gave her the opportunity to travel to the London Aveda Academy for education, manage the Details salon, and continue to grow her Aveda knowledge and training. In 2004, she returned to Juut as a generalist and became an advanced educator for stylists, traveling to Palo Alto, CA to train new stylists at the California salon. While there, she attended the Vidal Sassoon Academy in San Fransisco. In 2009, she decided to go off on her own and rent a chair at The Petite Salon in Saint Paul. She had an amazing 6 years there before joining the Urban Village team in 2015.
Ali loves advanced education, being inspired to try new things, and being up on the latest in the hair and fashion industry. Being able to do both cut and color allows her to bring the vision to life all on her own. She likes working with any hair type, length, and texture and especially loves cutting bobs of any kind, long, medium, or short!