The Team

Jessica Rank
Jessica graduated from The Aveda Institute in Minneapolis, and she is the manager at OYESPA. She loves creating naturally beautiful hair using balayage and foiling techniques. Jessica’s personal favorite product is Aveda’s Air Control because it gives a great hold without buildup no matter the hairstyle. During the time she is away from OYESPA, she enjoys the great outdoors with her little girls. Jessica’s hope is that you feel rejuvenated and refreshed after seeing her!
Ashley Skamser
Ashley is a graduate of the Aveda Institute Minneapolis, Cosmetology program in 2012. She has also received advanced training and certifications from the National Laser Institute, Texas for medical laser devices, and many more modalities and treatments. Her passion lies within skin care and helping guests feel their best. Ashley thinks a facial is the best way to wind down and spend sixty minutes. Outside of work you will find her outdoors spending time with her husband, daughter, and their two dogs.
Carrie Soneji
Executive Editor
Carrie is the Executive Editor of OYESPARK magazine at OYESPA. She encompasses that deep down we all want and need to realize our gifts and do what we love every day. Health, happiness, and success are major components in life we aim to achieve and maintain. The purpose of her teachings is to guide others in achieving these goals, with a major component focusing on self-realization. She also has spent over twenty years studying and applying concepts of alternative/natural wellness. In a passionate effort to find ways to take better care of the body and mind, Carrie is a professional writer, editor, and a certified teacher for over twenty years. She enjoys helping others awaken to their full potential, raising her three children, reading, being in nature, learning about different cultures, listening to/composing music, naturopathic wellness, and a practicing hatha yoga student since the early 90s.
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Kristie Jacobson
Esthetician and Massage Therapist
Kristie is a licensed Advanced Practice Esthetician and Massage Therapist. She recently moved to the metro area from North Dakota, looking for a spa that was more organic based and environmentally friendly. Kristie is a 2017 graduate of TSPA Fargo for esthetics and a 2018 graduate of Josef’s West Academy in Fargo, North Dakota for massage therapy. She is also a 2020 graduate of The Medspa Institute of America in Edina, Minnesota for advanced esthetics. In her free time, she loves spending time with her dog Daisy and baking at home. Kristie looks forward to helping you achieve your best self with skin and massage services!
Shayla Nguyen
Shayla graduated from The Minnesota School of Beauty with a cosmetology license. She has a passion for haircutting and is a hair color fanatic. Her love for hair and the beauty industry stems from wanting to build confidence in others. Continuing her education and always being up to date on the latest trends assures that her guests will be walking out of the salon with a fresh new outlook on the way they see themselves. Although Shayla is dedicated to the craft of hairdressing, she also maintains a calm & humorous disposition that engages guests on both a personal and professional level. When she is not behind the chair, she enjoys hiking, attending concerts, and long drives!
Cassidy Kolb
Cassidy graduated from The Minnesota School of Beauty with a cosmetology license. She is known for her sleek, modern looks inspired by the city she lives in. She also enjoys dipping into the 80s and recreating the mullet look. Cassidy loves building strong connections with her clients and helping them express their personalities through their appearance. Although Cassidy is a committed hairstylist, she has a huge heart for animals and would someday like to own her own goat farm.
Kelly Olafson
Kelly graduated from the Aveda Institute, Minneapolis in 2012 with advanced cutting, coloring, and styling training in 2013 at the Denver, Colorado Aveda salon, returning to Minneapolis a few years ago. She originally fell in love with Aveda and has always been with the brand. She has participated in Earth Month and Breast Cancer awareness events like cut-a-thons and fashion shows. Kelly’s favorite service is coloring and cutting women’s hair. As a dual specialist, Kelly loves making connections and believes it’s important that guests feel comfortable, so one of her best qualities is giving thorough consultations of what each guest wants and being able to deliver and have them leave feeling fresh and satisfied! She also has experience working with adults and kids with disabilities. Kelly’s positive attitude and patience play a role on how she lives each day. In her free time, she loves snuggling with her two punker pie kitty brothers, Eddie and Woodrow, and spending time with family in North Dakota.
Amanda Mulligan
Amanda is a graduate of MCS and the Aveda Institute Minneapolis. She started her beauty craft in 1997. Amanda knew as a young girl that she wanted to be in the beauty industry because it always came naturally for her, so she took her passion for hair, health, and wellness and ran straight into the beauty world. She loves making people feel and look beautiful both on the inside and outside. Amanda encompasses that the beauty industry is not a job, it is a craft. Giving back to society through charity and volunteering in communities is very important to her. She explores every style from classic to editorial. Her favorite specialties are curly hair, blowouts, men's shaping, color corrections, and waxing. Amanda regularly attends annual hair shows, NY Fashion Week, and does continuing education. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her little Bichon Frise and exercising. Amanda is also obsessed with the farmer's market and creating new pasta dishes. She is proud to offer a wonderful environment for her guests and being part of their lives and milestones.
Zoe Volk
Zoe graduated from The Aveda Institute Madison with a license in Esthiology. Learning to properly care for the skin has helped to build her own confidence, and her mission is to use her esthetic knowledge and skill set to help others feel the same. She believes that integrating self-care into one’s life can be very therapeutic and even transformative. Whether it be helping a client tackle problem skin, tailoring a complete home care routine to fit one’s needs, or just helping people to truly relax, an esthetician has the ability to bring people joy. Zoe strives to provide clients with a comfortable, authentic, and professional experience every time. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, crafting, and exploring new places.
Marie Stewart
Marie graduated from the Minnesota School of Cosmetology for esthiology and is passionate about OYESPA’S mission. Being environmentally conscious and client-oriented were the top two things she was looking for and found it here. She is excited to provide an escape from the craziness of daily life. She loves helping people feel good about themselves inside and out. It brings Marie joy to help people achieve their goals. She loves performing facials and scalp massages. When she is away from OYESPA, she fills her time with hiking, camping, painting, and, on occasion, sewing.  A fun fact is that she has a cat named Leia (big Star Wars fan) who is the absolute sweetest! Marie looks forward to helping you achieve your skin goals!
Madison Bartsh
Madison graduated from the Minneapolis Aveda Institute. She has a passion for the beauty and wellness industry and enjoys helping clients feel their best with their own skin and healing from within.  Her favorite thing about the beauty industry is educating herself and others about the endless ways of taking care of your skin and well-being. The top services she loves to perform are signature facials and waxing. Her hobbies include being outdoors with her little shih-tzu poodle, Mae, and being with friends and family.  A fun fact about Madison is that autumn is her favorite Minnesota season and wishes it lasted longer!