founder & ceo
Hi everyone! It’s nice to meet you! I am Dana, Salon Owner and Stylist at Bliss Salon and Spa! I have been a licensed hairdresser since 2009 and opened Bliss in 2013! My first 5 years behind the chair was full of doing hair, hair and more hair. During this time, I sought out some of the best education and trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy and 901 in California. My passion for this industry has only grown. I can honestly say there is no other career I would rather have!
The incredible growth of Bliss Salon and Spa has taken my hairdressing career in a different direction. I spend the majority of my time working on all aspects of the business to continually make Bliss the best salon and also the best place for our team to work. Innovation, education, and fueling others passion to be the best they can be is what makes me the happiest.
When I’m not at the salon you can find me spending time with my family. My husband Kyle is third generation oil field and also owns his own company. We have two girls Maren and Marley. I love to shop and spend time on our boat. I enjoy the simple things in life like a hot americano, cupcakes, tj maxx and a good hair day!
general manager | level 4 stylist
Hey everyone! I’m Joe Manager of Bliss Salon and Spa. I have been in the beauty industry since 2008. My specialties are hair cutting, styling, and finishing. I do love the rest of it too! Continuing education for myself as well as my staff is the forefront of why I love what I do!
When I’m not at the salon you can find me on the farm, helping with the animals and planting lots of flowers. Spending time with my two Dobermans and my partner complete what you should know about me! Come sit in my chair and let’s get to know each other better and give you a style you’ll love!
guest services manager | level 3 nail tech
Hi there from me, Allyson! I have been welcoming our guests as a Salon Coordinator since day one in 2013. It fills my heart right up to honor the guests of Bliss Salon & Spa with an inviting, fun, experience. With that, I work hard to make sure the Front Desk Team delivers the same experience as their Manager. After all, our guests are our greatest asset!
In 2020 I took the plunge and did an apprenticeship through Bliss, earning my license as a Nail Technician. I have always loved great nails. Nail art, glitter, & all the colors make my heart sing! I have a passion for all the sparkle & shine!
I am the proudest mom ever, completely obsessed with my family! When I have free time, I enjoy spending it with my kiddos, my hunk of burnin love, my family, & friends. This industry has taught me so much, however, the real beauty lies in the personal connections we make. Now get in here! I can’t wait to meet you!
education director | level 3 stylist
Hi there! My name is Tiffany, and I’ve been with my Bliss family for six years. I’m blessed to have been in the beauty industry since 2006. As a member of our Leadership Team, I am the head of our education department. I went to cosmetology school in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where I am originally from. Nothing brings me more joy than to put smiles on people’s faces by pampering them.
When I am not behind the chair or teaching classes, I am on adventures with my husband and daughter. We love all things outdoors, arts, music, animals, and most of all, FUN! I believe in living life to the fullest and always enjoying the small pleasures life has to offer us.
My specialties include custom hair coloring, hand-tied and tape-in extensions, and all things bridal. I can’t wait to see you at the salon!
stylist supply manager | level 3 stylist
Hi, I'm Erin Gray. I've been with Bliss since 2017, and I’ve been in the beauty industry since 1998. I love it more and more with each passing year. I'm proud to be a part of our Leadership Team, as well as an educator.
Passing down my knowledge to those just starting in the industry is beyond rewarding. My passion comes from making connections with so many people, and it's a privilege to be able to brighten our clients’ days and make them feel good about themselves. I’m proud to say that I am skilled and able to offer a variety of services including hair, nails, skincare, and body waxing.
When I'm not at Bliss, you'll find me with my three children or with my dearest friends and family. I love watching my kids perform in their school band performances and other various activities and hobbies. Watching their passion spark and grow makes my heart soar. We also love being outdoors in the summer, and when it get cold, we like watching TV and play cards.
spa director | level 2 esthetician
Hello! I’m Kelsey. I started my journey as a Salon Coordinator at Bliss and grew to love this industry. I happen to be one of our very first Esthetician Apprentices. I have been an Esthetician since 2020, and I love every minute of it. As a member of our Leadership Team, I lead our Spa peeps and help decide what works best for our clients! I specialize in body waxing, lashes, makeup, facials, and Hydrafacials.
When I am not at Bliss, I love spending time with family and always trying to live life to the fullest. People may say my personality is very bubbly and I always love to keep a crowd laughing.
I love the team I work with and the inspiration we give each other to create the culture that Bliss is. I want to make each guest feel amazing every time they walk through that door!
salon mentor | PMU artist | level 4 stylist
Hi! I’m Brooke P. Back in 2011, I kicked off my quest to become a cosmetologist by specializing in color theory. Over a decade later, I now offer a wide range of services! Bliss has given me the opportunity to further my skill set.
I am known for my soft spoken, witty humor, and my motherly approach to those I surround myself with. With any service I take on, I strive to know the “hows and whys”, so you can count on me to answer any questions as to what will best suit your needs.
With an abundantly supportive husband, two daughters, and a houseful of fur babies, I have found my home. Northern Michigan is a beautiful place, and I love making people feel like they belong!
level 2 stylist | lash artist
Hi! I’m Brooke! I graduated cosmetology school in February 2021, and have been loving my journey at Bliss ever since. Since graduating, I have gotten to work under one of our lead stylists, which really helped me kickstart my career and refine my skill set.
In addition to hairstyling, I am also certified in lash extensions! My favorite services are all things lashes, brows, bridal makeup and blonding.
When I’m not at the salon, you can usually find me hanging out with my family and my dogs, boating, or at our family lake house.
I look forward to making you look and feel beautiful!
level 3 stylist | lash artist
Hi, I’m Erin P.! I’ve been in the industry for 7 years and have worked at Bliss as a stylist for 3! I take a lot of pride in my career and really love to focus on continuing my education. My favorite services to perform are hand-tied, tape-in hair extensions and dimensional hair color. I am now offering lash extensions, and I’m super excited!
When I’m not at Bliss, I love hanging out with my dog, my boyfriend, and my family.
I can’t wait to meet you and really look forward to making your hair goals come true!
level 1 stylist
Hi, I’m Brice! I’ve been in the hair industry since 2017, and have been with my Bliss family since 2019. I’ve lived in the beautiful town of Gaylord my whole life! After graduating high school, I went off to Grand Rapids to attend Douglas J Aveda Institute.
As one of our first associates, I worked under our master stylists to further my education before taking the floor on my own! My favorite part of this industry is that there are always new things to learn!
My favorite services are highlighting, dimensional blondes, and custom coloring. I also enjoy doing manicures and pedicures! My main goal is to make a connection, and give you the most spectacular experience!
When I’m not at Bliss, you will catch me spending all my time with my partner, my beautiful stepdaughter, and my adorable son. I also have three fur babies! In the summertime, we are outside all the time: going to the beach, playing disc golf, or having a bonfire with friends! Inside, I am catching up on my favorite shows, or reading a good book!
I look forward to meeting you, and giving you the opportunity to feel beautiful!
Hi, I’m Jared! Every day at Bliss is a new experience, and I’m always eager to see what floats through these doors.
In 2019, I began at Bliss as a Salon Coordinator and fell in love with the industry. Living in the world of beauty lends the opportunity to express myself every day in a different way. I’m best known for my ability to welcome change with eager arms, so if you’re craving one, I’ll be your guru.
As the second student to apprentice under our master educators, I’ve learned valuable techniques to serve you a truly unique experience. I love to experiment with my look, and I’ll help you elevate yours!
new talent stylist
Hi, I’m Christy! I’ve been in the beauty industry since 2019, and I joined the Bliss family January 2022. It has been the best decision of my life! I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing educators who have taught me so much to further and better my career! I specialize in hair and nails.
When I’m not with my Bliss family, I am usually with my three boys camping, fishing, and just trying to keep up!
level 2 stylist
Hi guys, Cory here! I’ve been at Bliss since 2020, and absolutely LOVE my job. Creativity comes easy to me and I enjoy making visions a reality!
After graduating cosmetology school in 2020, it was not a hard decision on where I wanted to grow as a stylist! I started out as a Salon Coordinator before my time behind the chair.
Bliss has been my home away from home & I’m lucky to call myself a “Blissfit”. I absolutely LOVE color services but blonding is my specialty! If you prefer a quieter, detail-oriented stylist, I’m your girl! I love the creativity behind being a hairstylist and taking my time to create your dream hair. Oh, and of course all of the beautiful people I get to meet!
When I’m not at the salon, you can find me at home chasing around my two toddlers. My weeks are usually filled with tots gymnastics and finding other activities to keep busy, especially beach days in the summer!
I’m so excited to see what my future at bliss brings & I can’t wait to meet you!
level 1 stylist
Hi, my name is Lexi and I’m so excited to have joined the Bliss team in the fall of 2021!!
I obtained my cosmetology license from Douglas J. Aveda Institute in East Lansing. I’ve loved continuing my education at Bliss, including in eyelash extensions and nails, and am eager to start my journey in hand tied hair extensions.
Every aspect of this industry brings me so much joy! I love what I do because cosmetology has given me the chance to combine the passions of my career with building relationships and helping people to feel their best.
Outside of the salon, I love spending time with friends and family, going on the boat, and playing with my dog Bubba. I’m beyond grateful for all the support I’ve received so far, and I can’t wait to see where the future leads at Bliss!
massage therapist | nail tech
Hello! My name is Dawn. I have been a part of the Bliss team since 2017. I’ve been providing massages for 24 years and it’s still my passion in life!
I enjoy helping each person to relax and improve muscular issues or to just get away from everyday stress. I offer relaxation, deep tissue and hot stone massage along with reflexology and cranial sacral therapy. Each year I continue to further my education to be the best I can be. I have also been blessed to provide nail services which lets me explore my creative side.
When I am not at the salon I enjoy working around home and quality time with family and friends.
I look forward to meeting you and helping to put a smile on your face!
level 1 stylist
Hi! My name is Dezyrae, but you can call me Dez. I started my journey with Bliss in February 2021, shortly after graduating from cosmetology school. Bliss gave me the opportunity to work under our educators and lead stylists, which helped me to quickly boost my career.
I have a passion for all things beauty, and have been interested in the industry since I was 13 years old. I especially enjoy hair and makeup services. I spend most of my time outside of the salon hiking, fishing, skiing, and swimming.
I'm looking forward to meeting you!
level 2 stylist
Hi, I’m Amie! As a small town girl from Northern Michigan, I’ve always desired a career where my efforts made an impact.
While attending Douglas J. Aveda, I accomplished their honors program which included a salon reality environment that engaged students in accelerated learning. The program gave me the foundation and confidence needed to go directly into a high-end salon and assist under Bliss’s most prestigious master colorists. I absolutely fell in love with this industry. I continue to make education a priority and am constantly on the search for the next big trends and newest techniques.
I love all things color and extensions. I enjoy building relationships; not only to watch clients grow personally, but to also help their hair thrive by teaching them the proper ways to maintain healthy hair. I cannot wait to see you in my chair! xoxox
level 1 esthetician | salon coordinator
Hi, I’m Maddy! I’ve been with Bliss for almost two years now, and I love everything about it! I went to Esthetician school at Douglas J. Aveda in Grand Rapids and graduated in January 2020. I knew I wanted to work at Bliss after being a regular client! You can find me up at the front desk scheduling all your beauty needs as well as back in the treatment rooms PERFORMING all your beauty needs! I love doing lash lifts and hydrafacials, but I can also give you a “bomb” facial!
When I’m not in the spa or at the desk, you can find me hanging out with my friends and family. You will catch me on the lakes, boating, jet skiing and having a good time!
I’m always super excited to bring new services your way. I can’t wait to meet you!
salon coordinator | future esthetician
Hi, I'm Ana! I’m a Salon Coordinator at Bliss. Currently I'm enrolled at Kirtland to become an Esthetician by May of 2022! I'Il be continuing my education to pursue eyelash extensions, microneedling, dermaplaning, and microblading. I'm so excited to start my career and the journey it will take me on.
The services I will be offering are facials, eyebrow lamination, eyebrow tinting, lash lifts and tints, and facial waxing. I absolutely love doing services and can't wait to see you!
Hi, I’m Abby! I’m lucky enough to be a Salon Coordinator at Bliss. My main goal at the salon is to make your visit seamless. When I first visited Bliss, I felt like I was at “home”, and I want it to be that way when you visit too!
I recently moved from the metro-Detroit area, and I’m excited to see how I can grow in northern Michigan. See you at Bliss!