As a little girl Mindy would play dress-up and enjoyed playing with her mother’s makeup. During her time in high school, she was always the one whom her friends chose to do their makeup and hair. After graduation, she enrolled in one of the state’s leading cosmetology schools, Ogle School of Cosmetology. Following her graduation from Ogle School and receiving her state certification, Mindy learned of a new, top tier salon under construction in Mansfield, Avante Salon. This premium services salon shared Mindy’s focus on excellent customer service. After meeting the owners, and seeing their hard work ethics, commitment to quality and focus on the customer, her decision to work at Avante was solidified, and she was hired immediately. After starting at Avante Salon, Mindy completed Avante’s own extensive training with great success. Mindy has furthered her training with over 1,500 hours of continuing education since her start with Avante Salon. She has been selected to provide hair and makeup services to many local hair shows and instruct others in various techniques. While Mindy is well accomplished in all hair types, styles and textures, her colleagues have nicknamed her “The Blonde Pro”, for her exemplary skills working with blonde hair. Mindy’s certifications include Brazilian Blowouts, Balayage and Block Coloring. She works hard to stay on the leading edge of new styles and techniques, working with Salon owners Beth Mindardu and Robert Cromeans.
Since starting at Avante Salon, Mindy was married to her high school sweetheart, had two kids, Austin and Audrey. When she is not at the salon, she enjoys relaxing by her pool and hosting family and friends for cook-outs and get-togethers.
Mindy feels great pride in contributing to the successful growth of Avante Salon over the last 10 years. She takes great joy and sees it as a blessing to transform her clients into looking their very best. She enjoys working with clients to find their own unique style and edginess, helping them present the person they want to be through a great hair style.