Our Team

L.A.B Salon |7470 W 38th AveWheat RidgeCO80033 | (303) 953-1801

The Founders of Our Hair Salon 

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Master Stylist /Owner
Melina Cruz's journey behind the chair spans an impressive 23 years, beginning as a young girl with a vision for her hair dreams. Over the years, Melina has turned her dreams into reality, building a small empire driven by her ambitious aspirations. Teaming up with a dear friend, she expanded her vision across the state of Colorado, culminating in the opening of LAB Salon, a Goldwell Salon in Wheat Ridge. Melina's extensive expertise is evident in her numerous certifications across various color lines, inspiring her to educate and mentor fellow colleagues and students alike. Her unwavering passion for the hair industry drives her constant evolution and growth. Outside of the salon, Melina is a devoted mother to four handsome sons, finding joy in family life, travel, and sports activities with her husband. Melina is deeply involved in advocating for the autism community, a cause close to her heart as she raises her two youngest sons impacted by autism spectrum disorder. Clients praise Melina's dedication to her craft, noting that her passion for hair mirrors her commitment to advocacy and support for her community and those in need.

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This Denver native has a strong passion for the beauty industry and entrepreneurship. Starting from a young age, her talent and love for hairstyling and makeup have been evident, leading her to pursue a career in the field. With support from friends and family, she embarked on her journey, eventually realizing her dream of owning her own business. With dedication and determination in following her passion.

Christina's commitment to continuous learning and keeping up with the latest trends in the hair industry is commendable. By investing in her own education and that of her staff, she ensures that they stay ahead of the curve and provide top-notch service to their clients. She values excellence and professionalism in her salon.

Christina's dedication to creating a fulfilling life filled with love, laughs, and adventure. She prioritizes her faith, family, and friendships.

It's evident that she finds joy and purpose in her work, cherishing the connections she builds with each guest who sits in her chair. The fact that she gets to share this experience with her daughter and best friend adds even more depth to her journey as a salon owner. Christina's commitment to her values and the relationships in her life is a true blessing.

Meet Our Team


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Meet Cierra, a 25-year-old Denver native with a passion for beauty. She obtained her cosmetology license in February 2018 and offers a wide range of services including brow lamination, lash lifts, bridal and special occasion makeup, makeup classes, frame and thread extensions, hand-tied extensions, color, tinsel, and more surprises this year! On top of her busy schedule, Cierra also manages L.A.B Salon, ensuring smooth operations whether she's behind the chair or at the front desk. When she's not working her magic in the salon, you'll find Cierra hitting the gym with her boyfriend or engrossed in true crime podcasts. Join her in creating beautiful transformations together!

Andreanna Christine Baines “Drea”


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Drea brings a decade of industry experience, with a focus on color cutting and styling. She has pursued additional education in vivid color, color correction, bridal styling, and razor cutting, continually seeking opportunities to refine her skills. Outside of work, she finds joy in camping, hiking, and reading. And when she's not outdoors, she cherishes downtime at home with her boyfriend and her beloved dog, Jethro.

Andrea Porter

Lead Stylist

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Andrea, a Colorado native, has been mastering her craft behind the chair since 2013. While she enjoys creating new looks for clients of all types, her true expertise lies in Balayage. Andrea is deeply committed to providing exceptional services and experiences to everyone who sits in her chair. Outside of the salon, Andrea finds joy in cooking, traveling, and being out on the water. She cherishes spending her off-time with her beautiful daughter Blair and her two adorable fur babies, Nala and Bubba. Andrea is always eager to meet new people and explore new adventures!

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