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Vision


Unfolding a new approach to beauty

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Vision


Unfolding a new approach to beauty

In her own words...

"I believe that everyone deserves to thrive and radiate true beauty, which is their natural state. The reality is that life can take a toll and leave us feeling not so beautiful, inside or out. My desire is to help people reconnect with their true beauty by working with them to find the path toward balance. 

"In the beginning of my professional career, I focused on outer beauty and became an expert at hair styling. Over time I noticed that what my clients really wanted wasn't a quick fix that provided a temporary high of good looks. What they really wanted was to feel more fulfilled, vibrant and excited about reaching their goals.

Melanie Ash

Melanie Ash

"Mid-way through my career I began studying healing therapies, having taken a strong interest in the value of doing inner work to release blockages and recover balance in health, relationships, spirituality—all areas of life. As I continued doing hair, I started integrating what I was learning through wellness modalities like Reiki and self-hypnosis to deepen the service to my clients and help them achieve what they really wanted.

"The results spoke for themselves. Clients worked with me in sessions on their areas of challenge, whether it was improving a relationship, getting a house, winning a contract—it didn't matter. It was something important to them, and their blocks were keeping vitality and happiness at bay. After a few sessions, they would feel so much better and freer, and to me, that seemed like a more important place to begin.

"My Integrative Beauty approach evolved through striking a balance between inner vitality and outer appearance. It makes me so happy to be able to help people feel good on the inside as well as how they look on the outside, and I love what I do!"

—Melanie Ash

 
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Beginnings


Looking back to where it all started

Beginnings


Looking back to where it all started

A professional with extensive experience and grit

Melanie's career in hair expertise began when she had the opportunity to work with top industry artists and clients of all walks, including celebrities and notable trend-setters, at the world-renowned Horst Education Center in Minneapolis. 

After receiving this top-tier hair stylist education, Melanie continued on to work with Paul Mitchell as well as Regis Corporation, and focused on continued growth in the area of education for hair stylists. She worked as a Regional Trainer and later as Artistic Director, traveling nationwide to salons where she taught stylists hands-on best practices and advanced trends.

Melanie Ash

Her role as trainer and marketer of best practices for Regis expanded to creating training DVDs and then leading the creative end of education for the newly-acquired Supercuts brand, where she developed and supported the creative and training for 15 years. In that time, she worked with 90 trainers throughout over 2,000 salons in all markets, working on photo shoots and commercials as well as public relations and interviews on behalf of the brand. These spots were featured on Fox, ESPN and Oprah, to name a few.

In her work within the hair industry, Melanie loved to develop others and became a sought-after resource for insight and education. This experience, as well as working with her own clients, deepened her understanding of what people really wanted, which inspired her to add to her repertoire of services. Now, when she works with clients on their outer beauty with head-turning hair styles, she can also offer them the transformative power of inner beauty services. This adds to the overall fulfillment that her clients receive, so they not only look great on the outside, they feel great on the inside.

Melanie Ash
 
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Experience


Building diversity in skills and expertise

Experience


Building diversity in skills and expertise

Certifications and Training

Inner Beauty

  • Bio Individuality Certified, Institute for Integrative Nutrition® (IIN)
  • Holistic Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Holistic Health Practitioner, Board Certified, American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP)
  • Facilitator/Practitioner, Access Consciousness
  • Neuro Linguistic Life Coach, Bennett/Stellar University
  • Neuro Linguistic Practitioner, Bennett/Stellar University
  • Communications and Life Mastery Specialist, Bennett/Stellar University
  • Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Reiki Practitioner, Levels 1 and 2, Master of Advanced Skills

Outer Beauty

  • Horst Education Center (Cosmetology School)
  • Advanced training with Gordon Nelson, Redken, American Crew, Aveda, Wella, Matrix, Loreal and Schwarzkopf
  • Vidal Sassoon's Advanced Academy
  • Paul Mitchell's Top Artists Jean Bra, Linda Yodice, Scott Cole, Robert Cromeans
 
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What Clients Say


After their Melanie Ash total beauty transformation

What Clients Say


After their Melanie Ash total beauty transformation

In Their Words

What Melanie Ash clients have to say about their experience...

I had the pleasure and good fortune of meeting and working with Melanie last winter in Breckenridge. I got to experience the full benefits of her approach to Integrative beauty. I truly did get an inner and outer transformation that went well beyond my expectations. Melanie is a hair stylist who could work at the highest level of hair design in NY or LA, however she has chosen to follow her dream of helping people look and feel good.

I’ve been struggling with dissatisfaction in my career for many years. I have worked in the same profession for 20 years and I have hated it for at least the last 10 years. Yet, I found that I was always procrastinating, rationalizing,and making excuses to delay any significant change. I always found a reason to put it off and wait for “a better time”. After working with Melanie, I have been able to focus my energy and drive to go after my dreams. Specifically, I have taken the GRE and I’m making arrangements to begin school this coming January. I’m developing the confidence to take risks that will lead to real and lasting career change.

I was honestly not concerned about my hairstyle when I met Melanie. I did not initiate my work with her for that reason. However, I had been wearing the same hairstyle for the last 22 years. Something I didn’t really consider. I trusted Melanie to update my hairstyle and it has been an amazing and unexpected change. I look good and I feel much better about myself. It has allowed me to fully embrace change and transformation. Having a different look opened me up to feeling like I could be anything.
— Sean D.

From the very moment that I met her, I knew that I wanted to spend more time just being near her amazing energy. I immediately felt a very calming effect when I saw Melanie’s bright and infectious smile. She mentioned that she was an inner and outer beauty coach here in Breckenridge. Being one who is always working on self improvement, I was intrigued by what she had to offer. I made an appointment to get my hair done right away.

While doing my hair, Melanie modestly shared her story of worldly travels of doing hair and makeup for a bundle of very important people. It wasn’t long before I felt very important myself, just having the privilege to get my hair done by such a well trained professional. She mentioned that she was also available for an inner beauty consultation and that she was certified in several areas that I felt could use improvement in.

I was very interested in what she had to offer me in this regard because I had been trying to get a house that at times seemed almost unattainable. I was feeling as though I may have a few mental blocks and could use a little “clearing” in that area. The first of several “treatments” proved to be extremely helpful in many ways. Melanie was able to put me in a deeper state of relaxation/meditation than had ever been achieved on my own. She asked what my goals were, then was able connect with me while I was in this state of deep meditation, addressing each goal. I remember thinking at one point that I had never connected with anyone on that level before.

I felt this extraordinary love between her and I and she wasn’t even touching me! When I left the appointment that day, it felt as though I was floating. I felt very peaceful and clear. For the next several weeks, things just seemed to be going my way. All aspects of life were coming to me with much joy and ease. Doors that had not even appeared before, just opened up, right in front of me. The house that I had been trying so hard to get.....became available, to me and me only. I was no longer having to control or force anything. It was all coming to me very with glory and ease. When people asked how I was doing, there was only one word to describe the feeling that was flowing through me....BLISSFULL!

There is no doubt in my mind that the services Melanie provides for both inner and outer beauty are by far responsible for my continued blissfulness. I have and will continue to recommend all of these amazingly unique treatments that this incredibly talented lady provides. If you have the opportunity to visit with her for even a moment, you will also be in awe over the peace of mind, knowledge, and professionalism that Melanie Ash brings to your life.
— Shawna H.

You are inspiring me! Thanks!
— Holly

I am the only guy in the [kickboxing] class. For sure the only guy that is kicking ass. You are spot on. Keep the info flowing. Keep the troops pushing forward. Your emails do help. I am on round 3 now and I am one of the addicted ones but many are not. Many feel the pain and want to quit. Keep them going. Keep the emails flowing. They help. You are a bad ass. You are the example of success. Keep pushing the word.
— Gregg

I love my hair! It does not look like when you did it but it has my twist to it!!! I will need to make another appointment with you for the middle of March for just a hair cut—but you need to know I am so HAPPY!!!
— Julia

Love it. Thanks as always for the positive reinforcement, and for the hair yumminess. Feeling good after some good color!
— Amy

Wow....thank you so much!! I very much enjoyed our session and have referred you to a couple of girlfriends [who] are very interested in learning more about Reiki. I want to thank you for your expertise and showing how to look at life differently. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
— Amanda