Our Team

We’ve created a guest-centric culture.

Building a team of people who will sincerely welcome and respect our clients is our highest priority.

If you’re a friendly, relationship-oriented, welcoming individual, we want to talk to you. Call Owner Casi Nelson at 316.634.1005 to talk about joining our team of positive and inspiring individuals

Casi Nelson

Owner

Owner of Salon Aspire and a stylist for more than a decade, Casi Nelson has been a certified color educator since 2009. She became an Aveda global hair color purefessional in 2012. She travels around the state to train Aveda colorists and for ongoing personal training on the latest trends and techniques.

“It’s important to me that Salon Aspire be recognized as an authority on color technique and product. We want our clients to feel like they’re in expert hands.”

Jenifer Hiebert

Stylist

Jenifer has been a stylist since 2010. “I love Aveda continuing education. I like to do my best to stay up on current trends and find ways to implement them into my clients’ lifestyles. I think it's important to learn something new everyday.” 

Jenifer’s specialties are Balayage color, body sugaring, brow waxing and men's cuts. She is an Alexandria-certified body sugaring practitioner. 

Jenifer says she appreciates Aveda’s natural beauty line with completely customizable color. Her goal for every client is healthy, beautiful hair. She loves doing all hair color but especially appreciates the freedom of Balayage and the many different looks you can achieve with the Balayage technique.

Tatum Burton

Stylist

Tatum’s love of beauty surfaced in her early teens when she began taking art classes in school. She knew whatever career she chose had to be creative and fulfilling. Tatum has been a stylist since 2010. A specialist in creating a cut and color that looks great and complements face shape and skin tone, she thrives on helping clients look and feel their best.

Savannah Crouse

Stylist

Savannah joined the Salon Aspire team while attending Paul Mitchell the School. She brings a fresh, new perspective to our clients. Savannah excels in balayage, special-occasion styles and brow waxing. She enjoys going above and beyond her clients’ expectations to give them the look they desire. She’s excited to master her craft through continuing education.

Leighann Afaisen

Stylist

Leighann has been a stylist for nearly a decade. A graduate of Xenon International Academy in Omaha, Nebraska, Leighann loves Balayage, the art of styling and getting to know her clients so she can give them a style that best fits their personalities. She likes to travel to continue her stylist education and has taken classes in Minneapolis, Virginia Beach, Chicago and New York. She worked as a color mentor in Virginia Beach and has taken classes in Aveda’s color mastery series.

Shanna Dorsett

Shanna Dorsett

Stylist

A graduate of Eric Fisher Academy, Shanna specializes in curly and textured hair and has taken advanced texture and color classes with Aveda. She believes healthy hair behaves and loves showing clients how to properly care for and style their hair at home to get their best look. Shanna is also a sugaring practitioner who says she provides virtually pain-free hair removal.

Laura Zens

Laura Zens

Stylist

An Aveda educator since 2013, Laura is a stylist and mentor at Salon Aspire. She loves the art and science that go into Aveda products. Inspired by nature, she appreciates Aveda’s commitment to remain earth friendly and its humanity-driven mission. Believing that healthy hair is beautiful hair, Laura welcomes the opportunity to share what she’s learned with colleagues and clients.

Dot Criswell

Stylist

Dot Criswell graduated from Eric Fisher Academy in Wichita, Kansas, in 2016. She says she loves developing relationships with her clients. “I believe we are so much more than just stylists. We get to know our clients on a personal level and build a level of trust with them that is uncommon to other professions.” Dot is an Aveda enthusiast who appreciates everything it stands for, especially the environmentally friendly ingredients used in Aveda products and how the company gives back to the community. Also a certified Bella Lash artist specializing in classic lashes, Dot says she is excited to continue her career and grow with Aveda.

Amy Horton

Stylist

A Wichita native, stylist Amy Horton is new to Aveda. Passionate about color and continuing education, she appreciates Aveda’s mission and earth-friendly, natural products. “I love styling hair and helping my clients feel beautiful. Keeping up with new trends and styles and using the very best products are key to achieving that. The more I learn the better equipped I am to style to a client’s personality and lifestyle.”

Tiffany Cheney

Salon Manager

Tiffany Cheney is a licensed cosmetologist who graduated from Xenon International School of Hair Design in Wichita in 2006. With an interest in the business side of the industry, she returned to Butler Community College and graduated with an associate’s degree in business in 2018. Tiffany loves serving clients. She says her grandmother is partly responsible for her passion for the industry. “When I was only 4 she let me do her hair and makeup just for fun.”