The Team



I’m Kalie, the proud owner & ring leader of this gorgeous place full of day-makers! It’s wild to say that I have been doing hair for over 18 years now! I am obsessed with all the blondes, and love using extensions to enhance or transform gorgeous heads of hair (& of course I still love my brunette babes too!) 

My husband & I have 2 little wild ones at home, Rollins & Dax, who keep us on our toes daily! I love shopping, traveling, and all things beach related. 
My favorite food group is candy, and my drink of choice is an ice cold fountain Dr. Pepper 

I am so excited for you all to come in and enjoy the ✨Saint Blonde Experience✨

Owner + stylist

Kalie Schoessler


Since starting hair in 2020, my speciality lies in lived-in color, specifically dimensional brunettes and low maintenance blondes. Seamless color and professional haircare is something I pride myself in. I have been behind the chair 3.5 years and in that time have attended multiple classes and have spent countless hours on continuing education to ensure I am bringing the absolute best to all my guests. I want to be there for you and your hair.

I was raised in small town Iowa and always dreamed of moving to the city. DSM has been the biggest blessing! In my free time you can find me designing my apartment, traveling, trying new local restaurants  or working out!


Garrett Rahn


Hey, I’m Lindsey! I’ve been lucky enough to work in this industry for 16 years! My favorite part of being in the salon is giving my guests haircolor that best compliments their look and lifestyle! I also love being able enhance and transform hair with extensions! Being a part of my client’s lives, the highs and lows, big moments and small, make me feel truly lucky for the career I have built! When I’m not at the salon, I’m in Urbandale surrounded by boys! My husband and I have two sons, Vaughn and August, and 2 Golden (retrievers) children, Winston and Wallace. We love to travel! If I’m not on vacation, or shuffling between sports, I’m most likely trying to act like I’m a skilled handyman and remodeling some part of my house! I truly can’t wait to see your faces in the salon and experience Saint Blonde! 


Lindsey Frost


Hi ! I’m Annie King. Born & raised in the Des Moines area, I’ve been doing hair for 14 years. I really enjoy my days in the salon, focusing on making each guest feel good about themselves. My husband Brian & I have 2 little girls; Blaire & Sloane. I love being at home with my family, working out & when we can, traveling to the beach! You will see me around the salon either creating textured razor cuts, gorgeous color, or texting the group for lunch & coffee orders!


Annie King


Hi, I’m Meredith! I’ve been in the hair industry for 5 years now & I have loved every minute of it! I specialize in blonding & extension services, but love a good brunette moment too. My husband, our two dogs (Willow & Whiskey), and I live in a cute little house in Beaverdale and we are excited to welcome the newest addition to our family, baby Marek in October! When I’m not in the salon you can find me stopping at local coffee shops, traveling, brunching, or curling up with a good book! 


Meredith Marek


Hey, I'm Liv! 
I was born and raised in Des Moines, IA! I attended the Aveda Institute here in Des Moines and then headed to Iowa City! After spending those 2 years in Iowa City, I decided it was time to move back home to DSM. 

With an attention to detail,  I specialize in custom blonding services. Whether you want light & bright, or subtle and rooted, I am here for you!



Liv Noftsger 


Hi, I'm Katie Watkins and I have been doing hair for 14 years! I love that my clients have become like family to me, and I enjoy the time I get to spend with them in my chair! My specialties include blondes and IBE Extensions.
 If I'm not behind the chair, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Hunter, and our daughter Charlie. We love spending time with our friends and family, riding our bikes, camping and traveling to new places! At the salon I’m always stocked with orange tic tacs and will always say yes to the coffee order!


Katie Watkins

It's me, Mary! I've got over 15 years of hair experience under my belt and have loved every minute of it. There is nothing better than hearing a guest tell me they love their hair! Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, reading, and any & all forms of exercise.

In between my coffee runs and stocking up the salon with all the snacks, I love being creative with short hair cuts and I’m so excited to be starting my extension certification this spring!


Mary Smith


Hi, I'm Elle!
Being in the hair industry is a true passion of mine.
My favorite things to do are blondes, brunettes, and anything lived in or dimensional!
When I'm not behind the chair you can catch me hanging with my family, exploring dsm, and of course, shopping! :))
I can't wait to see you in my chair at Saint Blonde!


Elle Bussanmas


Hey, I'm Ellie!
I love all things hair!
Some of my favorite services are highlighting and lived in blondes.
When I'm not working in the salon, I enjoy working out, cooking, and hanging out with my pup.
I'm so excited to meet you!


Ellie Sample


I'm Amanda! 
I am so happy to be apart of the Saint Blonde team. Behind the chair I love all things blonding, balayage and dimensional color! I also have a passion for the science behind your hair, as well as finding professional hair care solutions to reach your goals. 

I was born and raised in Des Moines & have always had a love for all things beauty. In my free time I love hanging with family, traveling, and attending any concert or music festival! 


Amanda Innis 


Hi, I’m Michaela Balaski. I have been in the industry for 10+ years, but fell in love with this industry while working in salons in high school and college. I am a Des Moines native with a whole lot of love for Iowa.
I am inspired by those around me and continue to educate myself in services, products, techniques, and business. I love being able to give my guest the best salon experience as possible. I want to give my clients beautiful dimensional color while maintaining an effortless look. I also specialize in luxury hand-tied extensions.
I keep myself educated on hand-tied extensions and I pride myself in keeping your hair and scalp healthy to give you your dream hair with extensions. While I adore beautiful, rainbow manes, I focus on what I do & love best: Luxury extensions and dimensional highlighting.
My goals are to help clients feel & look youthful by camouflaging gray, and creating blended, multi faceted hair color with a variety of foiling & balayage techniques.


Michaela Balaski 


Hey! I'm Anna! 

I absolutely love working at Saint Blonde Salon and am so thankful to spend my days doing hair! As a stylist, I specialize in blonding but absolutely adore my brunettes as well.

When I'm not behind the chair you can find me at home with my boyfriend and our 2 cats. Outside of that, you can find me out and about in Ames shopping, sitting on a patio or hanging out with my girlfriends! 

I can't wait to meet you ! 


Anna Swick 


I'm Kori, a licensed Esthetician and makeup artist here at Saint Blonde. Certified in HydroDermabrasion, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion, I want to support your glow on & off the table! 

I have called Valley Junction home for the last 5 years with my husband Allen, and our daughter Rolli!
If i'm not at the salon, I'm probably shopping, in the Starbucks line, or serving up cocktails every Saturday night at the Winchester Pub! 

I can't wait to meet you! 


Kori Patton 

Hi!! I’m Abby!
I am the Salon Coordinator at Saint Blonde.
I spend my days greeting all of you, assisting the stylists, and running the day to day management.
I graduated high school in 2023 and I am so excited to attend cosmetology school , beginning in August! 

In my free time I enjoy working out, spending time with my friends and family, and I will never turn down an iced coffee.
See you soon! 

Salon Coordinator

Abby Sanchez

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