Aiming to serve, love, and care for their clients, Michelle Ryan and Adia Grimm founded J. Michaels Salon in 2013.
J Michaels Salon owners Michelle and Jay Ryan have brought an upscale design mixed with a luxurious feeling to the greater Des Moines metropolitan area. As the first exclusive L’Oreal Professionnel, Kerastase, Oribe and R+Co salon in Iowa, the focus of J Michaels Salon is providing every guest with an unprecedented salon experience. From the moment you walk into the elegant entrance of our salon to the time your service is completed, you will be treated as a member of our family. It is our mission to serve you, and we put our guests needs at the forefront of our business.
Meet Our Team
Michelle Ryan | Salon Owner
Hair stylist & mentor
Michelle is the owner of J Michaels Salon. She is a coach, mentor, motivator and hairstylist at J Michaels Salon whom provides direction, support and education to her team day in and day out. Over the last 15 years, Michelle has traveled, trained and mentored under the top names in the industry. Her creative direction and inspirations for the guests’ experience enable the team at J Michaels Salon to deliver a salon experience that is unprecedented and attracts the attention of the top stylists and leaders in the industry.
Adia Grimm | Artistic Director
Level 4 Stylist
Adia has a career that spans over nearly a decade in the hair industry in addition to completing her AA degree in Psychology. Through hard work, dedication, and compassion for others, Adia has created lasting relationships with her guests over the years. She loves being challenged and sees every situation as a learning opportunity to grow herself as well as her skill set. As the Artistic Director at J Michaels Salon, Adia stays true to her love for education and supports each team member that works alongside her every day.
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Level 4 Stylist
Anita appreciates the fact that she’s in an industry where her creativity is allowed to flow and the possibilities are endless. She has always been inspired by art and the vision of silhouettes around her and sees hair as her canvas. Her techniques run the full spectrum from simple to fashion forward. It is important to Anita that her guests love the style she has professionally created and that they are able to recreate their style at home!
Anita has trained extensively with the salon owner of J Michaels Salon and has a key leadership role in the company. Anita has continued her education by attending the L'Oreal Professionnel's Academy in New York City and taking business classes at Summit Salon Business Center. She is very experienced in advanced hair cuts, hair color, Keratin Smoothing Treatments, and Hot Heads Hair Extensions.
Level 3 Stylist
With over 10 years experience, Erikka has extensively trained in Redken, Pureology, Keratin Complex Smoothing System, Kevin Murphy, Kerastase, L’Oreal Professionnel and Hot Heads hair extensions.
Erikka truly enjoys all aspects of hairdressing, especially cutting, color, formal styling and hair extensions. She listens, understands, and has an artistic eye for personalizing each of her client’s ideal look. What she loves most about her career is making her clients feel happy, beautiful, and confident as soon as they walk in and out of the salon.
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Level 3 Stylist
Adrian believes strongly in continued education and constantly is researching the latest trends and techniques in the hair and fashion industry! Her background includes education in Aveda and advanced training classes with Dusty Rhode and Jon Reyman. Adrian has a love for various color techniques including: balayage, color melting, and blondes. The relationships she builds and the smiles she witnesses on her guests' faces is what inspires Adrian everyday!
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Level 3 Stylist
Kelly has relocated to Des Moines from Richmond, Va. Kelly has been a stylist for over a decade and began her career at an Elite salon in Virginia training under the industry's top educators including advanced color, cutting, and chemical texturizing. Kelly thrives on education and her ability to inspire herself to always be at the forefront of the most up-to-date trends and techniques. She also takes the time to educate her guests on how to maintain and utilize their hair as their accessory....after all, you do wear it everyday! Kelly is also one of J Michaels Salon's Certified Stylists in the Natural Beaded Row Extension method!
One of Kelly's favorite quotes states: "The only way to do great work is love what you do." - Steve Jobs, and she loves what she does!
Level 3 Stylist
Janelle's passion for hairstyling lies within making her guests look and feel their most beautiful! Prior to pursuing a career in cosmetology, Janelle received her bachelors degree in communication and entrepreneurship from the University of Iowa. She holds education highly and has gained experience in her career through learning one on one from some of the most influential individuals in the industry. Janelle has worked backstage during New York's Fashion Week and thrives being in an environment where she's allowed to be creative and learn something new everyday!
Extensively trained, Janelle enjoys every aspect of hairstyling including color, cut, styling and is always striving to stay up-to-date on the lastest techniques and trends. She is also one of three stylists at J Michaels Salon that is a Certified Stylist in Natural Beaded Row Extensions. Janelle is inspired by her guests and loves making them feel beautiful and confident inside and out!
Level 1 Stylist
Prior to Sydney pursuing her passion in cosmetolgy, Sydney received her associates degree in liberal arts.
Sydney brings a bubbly and comfortable personality to the J Michaels Salon team and strives to make each of her guests feel that they have made the very best investment in themselves! Sydney loves all aspects of hairdressing including highlights, balayage, and color melting. We are confident that you will have the best experience with Sydney!
Level 1 Stylist
Kate has recently relocated to the Des Moines area from eastern Iowa. From the consultation to when her guest leaves, Kate’s wish is that every guest feels unique, confident and that they have the perfect salon experience. Within the last 14 years, Kate understands the significance of staying ahead of the lastest “trends” and techniques as well as the importance of prioritizing education. Kate has experienced advanced training in men and women’s haircutting, color services and Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatments.
Cassie is J Michaels Salon’s licensed Esthetician. Cassie specializes in Eyelash Extensions, Eyelash Lifts, Brow and Lash Tinting, men and women Full Body Waxing, Chemical Peels, and Custom Blend Facials using Bioelements Skin Care. Cassie surpasses her client’s expectations, aiming to deliver an experience that really leaves them “WOWED.” Her outgoing personality and confidence in her amazing work puts her guests at ease, earning her their long-term trust and loyalty.
As a psychology graduate from Iowa State University, Tina always loved working with people and helping others. Having education in both the business and cosmo side of the industry, her top priority is to ensure every guest is receiving outstanding customer service every visit.
Tina’s history in the industry includes managing and coaching a front desk team and a team of stylists. You not only will see Tina leading our front desk but she is also a lead support for the J Michaels Salon stylists.