Our Team

  Kate Huenink   With 12 years of hair experience Kate decided to open Spruce and become all of us stylists biggest cheerleader! Kate’s hair career is built on personalizing each clients cut and/or color to complement their lifestyle, individuality, and personal taste. To her, there is no privilege bigger then empowering the women in her community with bad ass hair. She specializes in both cutting and coloring but specifically loves fashion colors. She is driven by the challenge of going from one extreme to the next.  When she’s not being our kick ass leader she is out on some adventure with her biggest fans, her husband and 7 year old daughter Lydia. She loves to spend time outside whether it’s camping or kayaking she’ll take it on.  “Target is my passion” -Kate Huenink

Kate Huenink

With 12 years of hair experience Kate decided to open Spruce and become all of us stylists biggest cheerleader! Kate’s hair career is built on personalizing each clients cut and/or color to complement their lifestyle, individuality, and personal taste. To her, there is no privilege bigger then empowering the women in her community with bad ass hair. She specializes in both cutting and coloring but specifically loves fashion colors. She is driven by the challenge of going from one extreme to the next.

When she’s not being our kick ass leader she is out on some adventure with her biggest fans, her husband and 7 year old daughter Lydia. She loves to spend time outside whether it’s camping or kayaking she’ll take it on. “Target is my passion” -Kate Huenink

  Mandy Deal   Mandy began her craft over 12 years ago, the foundation of her approach is texture-based haircutting and integrity-based hair coloring techniques. She has a deep love for the curly hair, creating lived-in, modern hair shapes, and fresh, graceful color. She is sought out for her blonding techniques whether thats eye-catching platinum or naturally sun kissed. With her laid-back personality, creativity and keen eye for detail, she strives to create amazing looks for her clients by asking the right questions and establishing trust and comfort.  Mandy is not only a talented stylist, but also finds inspiration in other parts of her life. She took on her second business sewing in 2015, Tillie Stitches, it is an another outlet she finds her creativity. When she’s not being a powerhouse with both styling and sewing she is spending time with her pup Hank and husband Nate. They love to enjoy live music and when the Nebraska weather allows, even paddle board! But any outdoors activity will really do.

Mandy Deal

Mandy began her craft over 12 years ago, the foundation of her approach is texture-based haircutting and integrity-based hair coloring techniques. She has a deep love for the curly hair, creating lived-in, modern hair shapes, and fresh, graceful color. She is sought out for her blonding techniques whether thats eye-catching platinum or naturally sun kissed. With her laid-back personality, creativity and keen eye for detail, she strives to create amazing looks for her clients by asking the right questions and establishing trust and comfort.

Mandy is not only a talented stylist, but also finds inspiration in other parts of her life. She took on her second business sewing in 2015, Tillie Stitches, it is an another outlet she finds her creativity. When she’s not being a powerhouse with both styling and sewing she is spending time with her pup Hank and husband Nate. They love to enjoy live music and when the Nebraska weather allows, even paddle board! But any outdoors activity will really do.

  Ellie Sullivan   In the four years since hair school, Ellie has grown to love balayage, hair cutting, and styling. She strives to help clients find what works best for their hair and lifestyle by working with trendy and classic looks. Ellie is a color enthusiast and is kind of obsessed with how a new cut and color can totally give someone a huge boost in self confidence. Ellie is also a licensed esthetician, so she is happy to share skin care tips and help clients in all things beauty!  Outside of the salon world she loves to cook, try new wines and beer, and go camping with her husband and pup!

Ellie Sullivan

In the four years since hair school, Ellie has grown to love balayage, hair cutting, and styling. She strives to help clients find what works best for their hair and lifestyle by working with trendy and classic looks. Ellie is a color enthusiast and is kind of obsessed with how a new cut and color can totally give someone a huge boost in self confidence. Ellie is also a licensed esthetician, so she is happy to share skin care tips and help clients in all things beauty!

Outside of the salon world she loves to cook, try new wines and beer, and go camping with her husband and pup!

  Ann Rail   2019 we get to celebrate Ann’s 20th year behind the chair! With her many years of her experience Ann does it all, specializing in precision hair cutting, razor cutting, fabulous blowouts, blondes, natural hair color, and fashion colors. She is able to tame thick manes and give just the perfect amount of detail to pixies. She will give your long layers life, and shape up your curls to best compliment you. Ann works with you to give you consistent, personalized amazing hair. She loves to teach you how to maintain it at home and shares with you all the beauty tips and tricks she knows.  Away from work Ann is usually doing some soft of cool mom things with her (sometimes) sweet 4 boys. Frequent pizza dates and pool tournaments keeps her teenagers happy. As for Ann whether its live music or hanging out at a local pub she loves to celebrate life with friends.

Ann Rail

2019 we get to celebrate Ann’s 20th year behind the chair! With her many years of her experience Ann does it all, specializing in precision hair cutting, razor cutting, fabulous blowouts, blondes, natural hair color, and fashion colors. She is able to tame thick manes and give just the perfect amount of detail to pixies. She will give your long layers life, and shape up your curls to best compliment you. Ann works with you to give you consistent, personalized amazing hair. She loves to teach you how to maintain it at home and shares with you all the beauty tips and tricks she knows.

Away from work Ann is usually doing some soft of cool mom things with her (sometimes) sweet 4 boys. Frequent pizza dates and pool tournaments keeps her teenagers happy. As for Ann whether its live music or hanging out at a local pub she loves to celebrate life with friends.

  Nicolby Petersen   With 12 years in the hair industry, Nicolby loves cutting and coloring equally and relishes in creating balance and beauty within a head of hair. Whether it is today’s top trend, or a classic look, Nicolby will insert her brand of fabulous that will leave you feeling confident. With an ever changing industry Nicolby embraces the change and is excited about her opportunity for creativity. Her personality shines bright with her love to make her clients laugh and smile as much as she does.  When she is not in the shop you can find her exploring our sweet city of Lincoln with her husband Bryce. Nicolby fell back in love with Lincoln after spending 4 years in New York working on music and theatre professionally. Being home she has the opportunity to be with family and explore the outdoors again. But the most exciting news for her family is a baby girl joining this November!

Nicolby Petersen

With 12 years in the hair industry, Nicolby loves cutting and coloring equally and relishes in creating balance and beauty within a head of hair. Whether it is today’s top trend, or a classic look, Nicolby will insert her brand of fabulous that will leave you feeling confident. With an ever changing industry Nicolby embraces the change and is excited about her opportunity for creativity. Her personality shines bright with her love to make her clients laugh and smile as much as she does.

When she is not in the shop you can find her exploring our sweet city of Lincoln with her husband Bryce. Nicolby fell back in love with Lincoln after spending 4 years in New York working on music and theatre professionally. Being home she has the opportunity to be with family and explore the outdoors again. But the most exciting news for her family is a baby girl joining this November!

  Holly Krause - Nail Tech   Holly has built up her business by keeping the integrity of her clients nails healthy and strong. She truly cares for her craft and her works shows it! With the nail world constantly changing, and trends emerging, Holly loves to explore new techniques while staying true to never using an electric drill and keeping the health of your nails her priority. Holly’s personality exudes fun and adventure, she is one who is ready to get in and help when she can. But also being tedious every step of the way. Im sure her stories of ice fishing could tell you how patient she is as well.  Holly loves to spend time outdoors with her husband and family. But wait till she shows you a picture of her little pup Porter.

Holly Krause - Nail Tech

Holly has built up her business by keeping the integrity of her clients nails healthy and strong. She truly cares for her craft and her works shows it! With the nail world constantly changing, and trends emerging, Holly loves to explore new techniques while staying true to never using an electric drill and keeping the health of your nails her priority. Holly’s personality exudes fun and adventure, she is one who is ready to get in and help when she can. But also being tedious every step of the way. Im sure her stories of ice fishing could tell you how patient she is as well.

Holly loves to spend time outdoors with her husband and family. But wait till she shows you a picture of her little pup Porter.

  Liz Peck   Liz Peck has been a barber, colorist, and stylist for 6 years. She went to barber school to study classic cutting and hot towel shaves. She continued her education by studying color and in depth women’s cutting. She works one-on-one with each client to create the look that will make them shine. As a colorist Liz is sought out for her in-demand balayage, color corrections, and lived in hair. As for cutting, whether its’s a clean fade or adding texture to long locks, Liz’s goal is to give every client a custom look that is easy to style and grows out well. To achieve this, she utilizes the hair at its dry state, this approach allows her to see how clients hair behaves in its natural fall, so growth patterns can be taken into consideration.  Outside the shop Liz can be found, cuddling her new little one Foster, decorating her home, or experiencing live music.

Liz Peck

Liz Peck has been a barber, colorist, and stylist for 6 years. She went to barber school to study classic cutting and hot towel shaves. She continued her education by studying color and in depth women’s cutting. She works one-on-one with each client to create the look that will make them shine. As a colorist Liz is sought out for her in-demand balayage, color corrections, and lived in hair. As for cutting, whether its’s a clean fade or adding texture to long locks, Liz’s goal is to give every client a custom look that is easy to style and grows out well. To achieve this, she utilizes the hair at its dry state, this approach allows her to see how clients hair behaves in its natural fall, so growth patterns can be taken into consideration.

Outside the shop Liz can be found, cuddling her new little one Foster, decorating her home, or experiencing live music.

  Frank Petersen - Shop Manager   Franks full time job is having fun at the shop when his mom, Nicolby, is working. He loves to greet at the door and snuggle up on his moms clients laps. He also is finding downtown very exciting and saying hello to friends who walk by. Frank thinks kids are the best, he loves to share kisses and even play if they want!  When Frank isn’t at his day job at Spruce Hair Co, he is at home playing or running around. He even knows a few tricks for a few treats.

Frank Petersen - Shop Manager

Franks full time job is having fun at the shop when his mom, Nicolby, is working. He loves to greet at the door and snuggle up on his moms clients laps. He also is finding downtown very exciting and saying hello to friends who walk by. Frank thinks kids are the best, he loves to share kisses and even play if they want!

When Frank isn’t at his day job at Spruce Hair Co, he is at home playing or running around. He even knows a few tricks for a few treats.

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