Melina Cruz has been behind the chair for 23 years! Just starting out as a young girl who set out to achieve her hair goals, 23 years later, Melina has built her small empire under large dreams and partnered with a dear friend to expand hair dreams across the state of Colorado and opening L.A.B SALON. She holds many certifications in most color lines. Driving her to educate fellow coworkers along the way, to becoming a color educator to then educate students across the metro area, to now owning a Goldwell salon in Wheatridge, Co, Melina's passion for the hair game is always her reason for evolving in this industry. Outside of the salon, Melina is a busy mom to 4 gorgeous sons. She and her husband love to stay busy with travel, sports, and everyday family life. Melina is a huge advocate in the Autism community. Autism touches her heart very closely as she raises her two youngest, who are impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her clients will tell you the passion she has for hair mirrors the same dedication in special needs advocacy she gives to her community and those in need.