Our Team

Her unbound interest in anything trendy and stylish gives her an edge to be able to indulge her clients with up-to-date styles while personalizing each look. Keeping up to date not only through fashion trends but through product knowledge and promotion of ‘hands-on’ training and education in the salon is a priority to Alexa. Additionally, Alexa is certified in extensions, airbrush tanning, and protein straightening. As Co-Owner of Bodyworks Salon and Day Spa, Alexa constantly strives to deliver the best services and products available in the Nevada County area.

Alexa specializes in: hair cutting, coloring, up dos, extensions and airbrush tanning.

Alexa’s regular hours: Monday through Friday


Although I’d much rather greet you when you walk through our front door, I am Ryan! I am the salon coordinator here at Bodyworks and could not enjoy my job more. I am totally a people person who loves watching somebody’s ideas transform into a reality. They say, “You’ll never work a day in your life if you love what you do!”, something I have found so true here in our salon. The friendships I have made with our stylists and this community will last a lifetime!!

Hi, I’m Taylor! I am a licensed cosmetologist here in my hometown of Grass Valley. I had the privilege of attending Paul Mitchell School where I earned honors and accumulated education in many techniques and product knowledge.  I find such joy in being able to offer high quality hair care to friendly faces I’ve seen for years, or salon made friends just alike! I enjoy men’s and women’s haircutting, coloring, styling for special occasions, and enhancing lashes by applying extensions. My real passion lies in the relationships I get the opportunity of creating, hair/lash care is just a vast benefit!!


Michelle is an amazing talent who has extensive experience as a Framesi color specialist in addition to 36 years as both a hairstylist and a certified master barber– If there were one word in which to describe Michelle; the word would be ‘versatile’. Attuned to the individuality of her client’s needs she can be fast and efficient at men’s haircuts but will become a proficient chemist when it comes to color or educating a client on products that will best meet his/her needs. Michelle’s talent has been combining an artistic approach with the technical discipline of hair design.

Michelle specializes in: Men’s, women’s, and children’s haircutting and coloring.

Regular Hours | Tuesday – Friday: 11:00am – 4:00pm | Some Saturdays:  9:30am – 3:00pm
Later appointments can be arranged.

This Nevada City native has personality and energy that keeps her clients coming back again and again. With 30 years in the industry—15 working full time—Denise enjoys enhancing her client’s natural beauty. Denise’s adaptable skills exemplify years of expertise, a passion for the industry and dedication to keeping up with the latest trends, techniques and product knowledge; Denise’s talent and grounded temperament makes her a consistent and creative stylist who is much beloved by a loyal diverse clientele. You can check this out for more info.

Denise specializes in: hair cutting, color, and highlights.

Regular Hours | Wednesday – Saturday


If we had only one word in which to describe Nahid the word would be creativity. You’ll discover this when you meet Nahid and sit in her chair. Her expertise is to find the best style, cut and color based on your individual hair type and how it fits you as a person. As an artist who works in both watercolor and oils; Nahid is able to use her love of art and color in her career as a stylist. Nahid loves the creativity of both cut and color and when combined with being a ‘people person’ she relishes the opportunity for quality time and interaction with each client—the result for you is truly indulgent.

Nahid specializes in: Hi-lights, low lights, haircuts for men, women and children.

Nahid’s regular hours: Monday, Tuesday, & Friday

Bodyworks is privileged to have the talented and devoted stylist that Jen is. She has acquired over 25 years of experience in the Salon Industry and has worked in several locations including Santa Cruz, Los Gatos, and the Lake Tahoe area. Jen has since then nestled in Nevada County and has brought her passion for hair to our Salon. She strives to provide a relaxing, professional, and personalized experience for her clients that is guaranteed to please! Her bubbly personality makes her easy to connect with, and her vast experience ensures that she will deliver the best results.

Jen specializes in: hair coloring and color corrections, highlighting, grey coverage and will provide her clients with the PERFECT hair cut.

Regular Hours | Tuesday – Saturday 10:30-5:00


Debra “Debbie” was welcomed to the Bodyworks team in July of 2014. She has been working in and loving the hair industry for over 35 years. She attended the Career College in Marysville and has been diligently working in the Grass Valley area ever since. Debbie has taken a variety of classes to add to her knowledge and versatility including working with Matrix, Vidal Sassoon and Enjoy product lines. Debbie maintains a positive, professional and most of all a friendly personality. She ensures the comfort and satisfaction of every client who has the privilege of sitting in her chair. Give the salon a call to schedule an appointment with Debbie!

She primarily uses the “Enjoy” color line and specializes in hair coloring, highlighting, permanent waves and hair cuts for both men and women!

Regular Hours | Tuesday – Thursday & Saturday. 9:00-5:00 | Evening appointments available upon request.

Jackie is our fun, fiery nail technician who is truly a joy and sure to make you laugh! Bodyworks gladly welcomed Jackie to our team of amazing stylists, and spa therapists because of her thrilling personality, and passion for her work. She attended the Citrus Heights Beauty Academy and has been doing nails for over 8 years now. She has extensive knowledge of the Footlogix Pedicuetical product line and incorporates proper nail maintenance and care with every appointment. She works primarily with shellac polish, hard gels, and natural nails. She is familiar with new and improving nail art techniques and continues to think outside of the box. Check out some of the samples and photos of the work she has already done on the Bodyworks Salon and Day Spa Facebook page.

Jackie’s regular hours | Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 5:00 pm | Friday appointments available upon request


Lydia is a Licensed Massage Therapist with 8 years of experience and with an intensive background in training. She graduated from Ashmead College, of Everett, Washington in 2006, with over 800 hours of advanced training, including Kinesiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Massage Theory and Practice, and the skills to effectively operate her own massage/nail business. Her modalities include: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Thai Herbal Ball, Pre-natal, Hot Stone and Reflexology. She specializes in rehabilitation massage-massage geared towards people suffering from chronic pain, surgical recovery, Fibromyalgia, car accidents or other injury related ailments. Lydia’s treatment philosophy is, that in order to achieve the maximum health benefits, massage should be included as an essential part of our regular health regiment and not just in times of pain and soreness. Lydia also graduated from Citrus Heights Beauty College as a manicurist.

Her specialties include Gel building nail enhancements, Gel polish, Shelac and Spa Pedicures. She believes the most important aspect to of manicuring is educating her clients on the proper care and hygiene of their nails. Because of her dedication to both massage and nails, she has built lasting relationships with her clients. Many which regularly travel over 50 miles to receive treatment from her.

Star is a Licensed Esthetician specializing in and passionate about Advanced Skin Care Treatments that provide results for her clients. This is achieved by taking ongoing training for the newest technologies available, such as the exciting new Micro-Rolling Treatments that are comparable to Fraxil Lazer but with none of the downtime! She is passionate about sharing that is is possible to offer advanced skin care that provides results one can get in a doctors office without all the invasiveness, downtime or expense of a doctors office. Star will provide a skin analysis for your specific skin issues by using a professional Skin Scanner, then creating a plan that best suits your needs and concerns, be it acne, age management, dehydration, skin pigmentation, etc. Partnerships are often created with Stars clients that gives them the freedom to be touch with her inside and outside the treatment room.

Because of the increasing amount of skin cancer Star loves providing an alternative to the damaging sun rays by using a customized spray tanning machine done by hand to give that human eye excellence in our separate and specific room allocated just for spray tans.

Brow shaping and waxing is another favorite Star provides that can lift and give a youthfulness to the face.

Brooke is a licensed cosmetologist who likes to provide her clients with a natural toned look.  As a gal who was born and raised in the Nevada County area, Brooke has an excellent pulse on what make’s the people of this area tick. She understands her clients and greatly enjoy’s listening to their needs. She also really enjoys getting to know her clients on a personal level. Brooke is  known for her attention to detail along with her ability to have a light-hearted, fun conversation. She enjoys highlights, cuts, and color. If you want the best service from the most bubbly stylist around, Brooke is the girl for you!   Brookes Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 10:00-5:00 (evening appointments available upon request)

I moved up here 24 years ago from Newport Beach which I owned a salon for 20 years,  I specialize in short hair styles, curly hair cutting and retexturizing. I also fit styles to complement your face and hair type 2018.