Amber Cullum

Cosmetologist/Salon Owner

Welcome to Lavish Salon! I am a wife and mother to 3 beautiful children, with over 27 years of experience in the beauty industry.

I've always had a strong focus on staying updated through continuing my education in advanced cutting and color techniques. This has led me to become a Certified Educator for Scruples Professional Hair Color, traveling to teach other hair professionals in the industry.

I am certified in Brazilian Blowouts and a Master certified Extensions Specialist, including hand-tied wefts, keratin fusion, tape-in's and i-tip beaded methods. Also attending hands-on workshops with top artists from around the world - I am a hair education junkie!

I follow trends while still maintaining the classic fundamentals, since precision and balance are key factors in achieving excellent hair color and cuts. My mission is to study my craft with continuous passion and education. Giving a thorough consultation is essential for a clear and concise plan. I aim to have an open ear and eye to ensure the best service possible, helping my clients look and feel their best!


Jenna Armstrong

Cosmetologist/ Salon Manager

Hi I’m Jenna! I was born and raised here in Meridian. After receiving my cosmetology license from Oliver Finley in 2018, I started working here at Lavish. I love doing hair and getting to work side by side with my mom, Amber! 

I have completed multiple Master certification trainings with Babe Hair Extensions, Bellami Hair Extensions and Masters of Balayage. I also have advanced training and certification in Brazilian Blowouts and Scruples professional hair color. My areas of expertise include balayage, ombre, highlights, teasy-lights, cutting, formal styling, facial waxing, and hair extensions including hand tied wefts, beaded i-tips, tape in and fusion.

Color and lightening brands I specialize in are Scruples, Wella, and Redken.

I love to learn and staying on trend with continuing education classes. I strive for perfection and I look forward to seeing you in my chair!


Holly Afeaki


I have been working with hair for the last 30 years, and I absolutely love it! I started my career overseas for 12 years and then settled in Idaho 18 years ago.

I am a certified colorist in the Scruples Color line and have advanced training in hair extensions. I am skilled in microbeads, hand-tied wefts, and hair pieces using only the best quality hair ordered directly from Europe. I truly enjoy doing weddings and have quite a bit of experience in a multitude of styles.

I have continued my education in cosmetics and hair styling, assuring I can get the best possible result, no matter the hair texture or length. The best part of my job is spending one-on-one time with my clients and building relationships that last a lifetime.


Brooke Ross


I have been a Stylist in the Treasure Valley for 16 years. I love learning about new color trends and all the different ways to implement them.

I enjoy building relationships with my clients and really listening to what they are trying to achieve. Whether it's a small change or a big one, I am excited to help my clients feel their best!


Giovanni Beson


I have been a hairstylist for over 18 years and it remains my passion to this day. As a color specialist, I enjoy color transformations the most. My main goal is always to maintain the integrity and health of my client’s hair, regardless of density or texture. I consistently take courses in cutting, coloring, and extensions to master the new techniques and services my clients desire. Some of my favorites include the Sassoon Academy San Francisco, and the Wella World Studio in NYC. I am certified in the Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatment, the K18 molecular repair treatment, and HotHeads Hair Extensions. Some of the products I am educated in and prefer include Neuma, Loma, and Coté Hair. See more of my work on Instagram @BeautyLounge_Social


Paula Day


I have a passion for doing hair after 33 years in the business! I'm a Boise native and feel blessed to live in Idaho. Many of my clients have become good friends over the years.

I feel most at home behind the chair and enjoy men, women, and kids haircuts and razor cuts, color, perms, facial waxing, and more!


Aubree Macomber


I have enjoyed my passion of doing hair for the last 16 years. I have created wonderful relationships with all my clients, and look forward to creating new ones.

I specialize in hair coloring, highlighting, cuts, styles, and facial waxing. I'm excited to continue what I love to do behind the chair at Lavish Hair & Nail Salon in Meridian.


Kimberly Monical

Nail Tech

Hi I'm Kim and I am a licensed nail technician. I have enjoyed doing nails for over 20 years and decided to pursue my hobby and turn it into a career. I enjoy meeting new people and I’m passionate about creating beautiful nails for my clients. I'm married and have 2 awesome kids. I love the outdoors, traveling, cooking and spending time with my family and friends.

I received my nail technician education from Oliver Finley Academy. I understand the importance of continuing education as well as product knowledge.   I specialize in high-end gel overlay manicures.  I am certified by Luminary Nail Systems in Advanced Prep, Rebalance and Gel Application.  I am also certified in advanced cuticle care by Erica's ATA and have earned several certificates in advanced nail art.

I offer Luminary Gel manicures and both regular & gel polish pedicures.  I work with high quality polishes and products that include Luminary Nail Systems, Erica's ATA, Young Nails, Light Elegance, OPI and MagPie. I love keeping up with the latest trends to ensure that my clients have the very best looking and feeling nails.

I take pride in my attention to detail and quality of my workmanship. My goal is to have my clients relax and enjoy their appointment and leave feeling refreshed, renewed and loving their nails.

I love my job, I love my clients and I can’t wait to meet you!


Kristen Aasen-Venable


It is a delight to be part of the team at Lavish Salon. From a very young age, I wanted to be a professional stylist. My career started at the Paul Mitchell school, and after continued as an educator with White Sands; I have enjoyed 18 years of experience in cosmetology.

My husband and I have 2 happy, active boys and our dogs; a family who loves the outdoors. I truly love making friends and bringing joy to people. This industry allows me to do that on a daily basis.

I spend careful time with my clients to hear their desires; bringing those desires to life, & exceeding their expectations provides deep satisfaction for both of us. When my client leaves our salon feeling wonderful, the day is a success.

I am known for custom cuts, personalized color and individualized styling. Learning is a lifelong passion for me; continuing education keeps me up to date with the best techniques, products, and latest styles.

I specialize in block coloring, blonding and straightening; I am a certified extension specialist.


Jenessa Miller

Nail Tech

Hi I’m Jenessa! I’m a licensed cosmetologist who currently specializes in nails! I has been doing nails for almost 6 years and I love it more each day! I specializes in Hard gel extensions, structured gel overlays, gel manicures and, best of all, NAIL ART! I loves doing anything complicated, and I’m always up for a challenge! I am certified in Light Elegances Professional shaping and extension course. 

Some fun facts about me, I’m almost always wearing cowgirl boots, someday I’d love to live on a small farm out in the country. I love art and watercolor painting has always been a passion of mine, but I’m starting to dabble in acrylic paints as well! 
In my spare time I love to be outside, whether that’s hiking, paddle boarding, floating the River or skiing, I’m up for it! The Oregon Coast is my favorite vacation spot. Give me moody, rainy ocean weather any day.
And lastly, if I wasn’t doing nails I’d love to be working with kids! 

Jami Mathews

Cosmetologist/Nail Tech

Hi, I’m Jami and I am thrilled to be a part of the Lavish Family! I am an Idaho native and have been in the beauty industry for 14 years. I am a wife and mother to 5 amazing children. I started my career at Paul Mitchell and continued my education at Vogue Beauty School. Traveling for continuing education.

I specialize in Blondes, Dimensional color, Haircuts (men, women and children), styles, and texture services.

Nails are another love of mine I offer Luminary Gel manicures along with regular and gel polish pedicures. Paying close attention to detail.

I strive to provide exceptional and relaxing services. Through effective communication and attention to detail in all my services.

I can’t wait to meet you and make you feel amazing. 

Julianna Miller


Hi! I’m Julianna! I’m a licensed cosmetologist who specializes in lived-in blondes and brunettes, I use ammonia-free lightener and color to keep you and your hair healthy, my number one goal is always the health of your hair, then getting you to your dream hair. 

I have been doing hair for 4 years now and it is definitely my dream job, I love meeting you all and getting to play with your beautiful hair! 

Fun facts about me-
I love being outdoors, the mountains are my happy place for sure! 
Hiking, camping, snowboarding or paddle boarding, I’m up for anything! 
My older sister does nails and it is the best thing working in the same industry together! 


Rachel Burdick

Massage Therapist 

The hands behind Knead Nirvana therapeutic massage. 

I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2015 and certified in cupping massage since 2017.  My specialty is deep tissue focused massage.  If deep tissue isn't your thing, we can focus on relaxation and general wellbeing. It's my goal to help you feel your best mentally and physically.

I'm originally from upstate New York, then moved to Boise in 2020 to be closer to my family, who loves to get together for special occasions, celebrations, or for any reason at all. I'm also a certified yoga teacher, an avid reader, and I love to bake.


Jess Rovang


Jess is dearly missed and will live on in our hearts as part of our salon family.