Education Director, Stylist + Makeup Artist
The Parlour Boulder
Gene Cahill - The Parlour Owner
When I started doing hair: 1988
When I started at The Parlour: 1994
What inspires/motivates me in the industry:
The awe-inspiring people that I am blessed to surround myself with every day. I am lucky enough to be in a field where I can affect people directly; affect their daily lives, their style, their look or just their approach to life in general. Even a quick 15-minute bang trim can touch someone in a special and uplifting way.
What I am happiest doing:
Spending time with my husband Alex, my daughter Victoria or our dog Lucy. We love to travel, cook and bake together, camp, white water raft, swim and hike. We have recently discovered a love for paddle boarding and a renewed joy of Colorado living. We love music and local bands, and of course watching the Broncos!
Additional industry involvement:
As an employee of The Parlour Boulder since August 1994, I have watched it evolve and blossom, and I am so happy to be a part of it. I have had the privilege of being involved with all aspects of the salon including being an Educational Team member and a leader for the Associate Training Program. I also love being a Wedding Team leader coordinating in salon and on location wedding parties and events. As an Artistic Team member I specialize in creating trend releases for hair and makeup and participating in photo shoots and runway fashion shows. As the owner of The Parlour Estes Park since May 2004, my team and I have a reputation of specializing in quality work and customer service. The Parlour Estes Park is the only full service salon and spa in The Parlour family and it is the premier establishment in Estes Park for any beauty and pampering services.
What I love most about The Parlour:
It’s all about the people. I am astounded and awed on a daily basis by the talent that surrounds me, the diversity of the people in front of and behind the chair, and everyone’s willingness to accept their fellow human’s uniqueness.
What else you should know about me:
I have a strong love and devotion to the people in my life. The willingness to help in any way I can, whether it is professional tutoring, help with a new technique or product, mentoring or just a shoulder to lean on.