Stylist, Makeup Artist + Educator
The Parlour Fort Collins
Denise Serafini Gillespie – The Parlour General Manager
When I started doing hair: 2001
When I started at The Parlour: 2011
What inspires/motivates me in the industry:
A lot of my inspiration comes from following all types of people, from barbers to celebrity stylists, and makeup artists on Instagram. I am also motivated simply by the people who sit in my chair that make coming to work fun!
What I am happiest doing:
In my spare time I enjoy playing with my dog, gardening, snowboarding, wakeboarding, paddleboarding, hiking, fishing, camping, trying new breweries, playing yard games etc. A lot of these things are why I wanted to move to Colorado in the first place.
Behind the chair, I love hearing people’s stories and seeing fun transformations.
Additional industry involvement:
I am a member of The Parlour Wedding Team and have been an American Crew educator since 2005.
What I love most about The Parlour:
I love the ongoing education, as well as our involvement with the community and fundraising events. Not to mention, it has such great reputation that I knew I wanted to work here before even moving here. Plus, we have the best owner ever!