The proprietor and muse, has a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has worked for 18 years as a stylist in prestigious salons in Naples and Santa Fe.
She is well versed in all color services: corrective, highlighting, lowlighting, grey blending, as well as “Pop-Art” style coloring. Wild Hare embodies her vision of what a salon experience should be.
Dedicated to both timeless and emerging style, Kristin fuses creativity with technical proficiency, in an environment that reflects the playful sophistication and warmth of Santa Fe.
His array of talents have made him one of Santa Fe’s most sought-after stylists. Collin’s artistic vision and technical precision in cut and color derives from his 20-year career as a stylist, trend analyst, forecaster, and salon innovator.
These strengths distinguished Collin in several salons in Tucson, Arizona, where he launched his career. At the internationally acclaimed Gadabout Salon Spas in Tucson, Collin developed his understanding of iconic style. On the salon’s design team, he analyzed and forecasted trends and created seasonal looks for advertising and editorial work. Collin’s expertise grew while at LaBelle Day Spas and Salon in Palo Alto and San Francisco. When Collin co-owned Elements in Balance, an Aveda concept salon in Tucson, his versatility in meeting clients’ needs deepened.
Collin energizes his work with frequent training in top-tier techniques from Aveda, Davines, Wella, Framesi and more. A unique experience, Collin’s chair is the place where your needs unfold into beauty with ease.
She brings her zeal for hairstyling to us after years of training and experience across the nation with world-renowned hair care professionals.
She was Paul Mitchell educated with apprenticeships under Vidal Sassoon and Toni & Guy experts. She perseveres to achieve the delicate balance between classic and cutting edge styles that will not only suit each individual’s daily lifestyle, but also add confidence that puts that special bounce in your step!
She knows a great look is not a success if you can’t construct it yourself, so she makes sure to send you home with the knowledge and tools to look and feel your best!
Is a competent, colorful stylist at Wild Hare. He has worked 36 years in two other salons: Saks 5th Avenue in Chicagoland as stylist/manager and Wink of Santa Fe as co-owner/stylist. With this professional experience, he is dependable, on time, honest, and diverse.
Robert aims to please any client’s desires, be it trimming the ends or a comfortable, realistic makeover involving cut and color.
“I’m not afraid so don’t you be! ‘Cause I ain’t never done no hair in no kitchen before!”
She started her career in the world of theater and the arts. She holds a BFA in technical theater from the College of Santa Fe. There she studied costume design with an emphasis in hair and make-up.
The flourishing New Mexico film industry soon became a new facet for Megan to continue her creative hair styles.
Megan developed strength as a colorist as a previous color educator with Alfaparf and uses those skills in both creative color and color corrections. In addition to full cosmetology licensure she holds barber licensure with training in textured hair. Theatrical and film background feeds her specialty work with wigs, pieces and period styles. Her styles use inspiration from both classic timeless styles and avante garde creations.
Megan works regularly as a hair stylist for film and television and enjoys taking time to create and maintain hair looks for her clients in the salon.
Alicia joined Wild Hare in the fall of 2015 as an emerging talent in the industry. Through continuing education and training she has grown her craft and passion for natural and wearable hair.
She is inspired by impermanence, flowing movement, changing lines and the versatility of the color spectrum. She enjoys working with the client’s natural hair’s texture and movement to create and influence effortless styles.
Alicia is also certified with three different hair extension companies and can easily add a versatile pop of color to bring out your eyes or inner wild child!
“There are things in life that you can never know everything about, which is what draws me to hair.”
Jonathan Castro Soto
Jonathan is a young and vibrant contribution to the talent at Wild Hare. Originally from Mexico, he has come to the beautiful city of Santa Fe to share his craft in hair artistry. Proficient in techniques of cutting and color, Jonathan is also highly sought after among our clients for his Balayage and Ombre Color interpretations. When not practicing hair, Jonathan enjoys working on his other talents: creating wearable fashion within the fiber arts medium.
“Como persona bilingue, altamente capacitada para en esta area, buscando ofrecer lo mejor de sus servicios en ambos idiomas.”
Erica is the most recent stylist to join Wild Hare. While she is not new to the Wild Hare atmosphere, she is fresh from Austin, Texas where she spent a year cultivating her talents. While there, she surrounded herself with mentors well versed with the Davines product and color line.
She also became certified in extensions, and took classes to further her talents in bridal and formal occasion hair. Her biggest accomplishment during her time there was making her hair dreams come to life. She worked hard to put her ideas to a sketch pad, and direct a photoshoot which featured her hair and makeup skills in animal themed photos.
Let Erica have a talk with your hair and while you decide if we go drastic or more day-to-day versatile, she can come up with a few visions and let you relax while she takes care of that hair you wear everyday.
Amber returns to Wild Hare Salon after spending time in Portland, Oregon gaining inspiration through the unique and colorful city. Early in her career she trained in Beverly Hills under top stylists in the industry. Also gaining advanced training in blow-drying at Dry Bar and updo styles from acclaimed stylist Heather Chapman.
Amber places high value on listening to her clients, understanding their needs, and respecting their hair. Her passion is to make people feel beautiful in her chair by devising a hairstyle to match their personality and lifestyle. Amber has a keen eye to execute color corrections and firmly believes that a cut and color should be a collaboration between artist and client, and therefore an authentic extension, and expression, of an individual’s style.