Our Staff

At Reecia’s, we strive to deliver a genuine, quality experience. We believe in cultivating wellness in a creative, friendly atmosphere. We hold ourselves to the highest standards in training to ensure our guests have a memorable, consistent service.

REECIA MAXWELL, Owner / Master Stylist

 Reecia’s 28 years experience as a stylist and 20 years as a salon owner qualifies her to lead her fashion-forward salon and stylists. She began her career in southern California, mentoring under the 30-year veteran and platform artist, Charlotte Vitalich. Reecia’s thirst for knowledge took her to New York City where she achieved accreditation as a Certified Redken Colorist, a program designed to recognize and reward top colorists. She is certified in Aveda hair color for the past 15 years and now works with it exclusively. 
     Reecia has taught color classes for the better part of fifteen years and leads a comprehensive mentoring program for her stylists. Her extensive training and business takes her throughout the U.S. on a regular basis. She has worked backstage with top stylists in the industry at various fashion shows over the years. These experiences allow her to teach other promising colorists as well as inspire a tremendous amount of professional and personal growth for her team. Reecia has an extensive background in advanced foiling techniques, dimensional color, personal color placement and corrective color.  
     Reecia is always pursuing ongoing business training through Aveda Business College and other top industry business platforms for continued growth in her business and team. 
“Color should be personalized to fit your face shape, complement your skin tone, hairstyle, personality, and lifestyle. I believe a comprehensive consultation is vital for successful colour.”

 

NIKKI WALLAR, Senior Stylist, Barber

Nikki is a graduate of the University of Maryland University College and holds a B.S. in Social Science. She worked several years as a Children’s Service Worker in her home state of Missouri before a move sparked her desire to change careers to her first love of hairstyling.
She graduated from the Aveda Institute in Columbus, OH in 2009 and shortly after, moved back to Missouri. In 2010 Nikki attended Basic and Media Makeup classes at The Makeup First School of Makeup Artistry in Chicago, IL. Then, in 2014, Nikki moved to Whitefish and acquired her barbering license from Bold Beauty Academy in Billings, MT.
From the beginning, education has been a primary focus of Nikki’s. In 2014, she became certified in men’s modern barbering, and in 2015 was certified in Balayage as well as Men’s Texture with Aveda. To round off the year, Nikki also attended a 16-week online program with hair icon Sam McKnight providing extensive education with regard to hair in the fashion industry including runway, editorial campaigns, portfolios, and branding, with briefs and opportunities from industry leaders such as Allure, Garage, and British Vogue.
In 2017 Nikki had the privilege of being chosen to work with a team at New York Fashion week alongside Senior Vice President Global Artist and Global Artistic Director for Aveda, Antoinette Beenders and Allen Ruiz.
2018 brought even more education from Aveda including masterclasses in haircutting from North American Artistic Director Dusty Rhode, Aveda Creative Director Japan, Masa Honda, and hairstyling from Global Educator for Aveda, Bea Carmichael.
In 2019 Nikki completed a 12-week hairstyling Bootcamp with industry leader Sharon Blain and she has no plans to slow down in 2020.
“I love to learn! The more I learn, the more I have to give to my clients. This industry is always evolving and exciting! I love coming back from an event or a class and sharing everything I’ve learned and experienced with my clients.”
 DAPHNE CHRISTENSEN, Senior Stylist, Nail Technician
Daphne was born and raised in Montana and graduated from Mr. Rich’s Beauty College in Missoula in 1985. She later moved to Hawaii where she worked in a salon at the Westin Maui Resort and other salons located in Maui. Daphne really missed Montana and moved back in 2010. Daphne’s favorite services are hair coloring, cutting, and styling, with a bit of waxing and nail care.
   
“I love variety in my day, so come on in for whatever you need to feel empowered as helping people look their best does wonders for one’s self-image.”

NIKKI BASCOM, Senior Stylist, Nail Technician, Makeup Artist, Bridal SpecialistNIKKI BASCOM, Senior Stylist, Nail Technician, Makeup Artist, Bridal Specialist

Born and raised in New Hampshire, Nikki graduated from the Portsmouth Beauty School of Cosmetology in 2007. She then worked at a Salon in Portsmouth, NH for a year. In 2009 Nikki moved to Missoula and attended the University of Montana graduating with a B.S in Business Management. Upon graduation, she worked for several years in hospitality. Nikki started working at Reecia’s March of 2016 where she went through a 12-week Aveda training program and assisted Reecia for 6 months. Since becoming a part of Reecia’s Team, Nikki continues to further her education by taking frequent color, cutting, and technique classes.

 

JANICE LAMPARELLI, Lead Nail Technician

Since 1997, Janice has been providing beautiful, classic nail looks to Whitefish clientele. Her genuine personality and down-to-earth style make it easy for Janice to develop the perfect look. Involving clients in the process helps their personal style and taste shine through, finishing with a polished look that’s both individual and impressive.

“I am a perfectionist and a great listener too!”

 

 

 

EMARY LEE, Stylist

 Emary Lee is a local graduate from Pela Beauty Academy in Kalispell. After graduating in 2014 Emary moved to Tampa Florida where she was a stylist at one of highest-rated Kevin Murphy salons in Tampa Bay. There she was involved with published photoshoots, large runway shows, and many other exciting and challenging events including a Norma Kamali fashion show.

In early 2020 Emary moved back to Montana and joined our team where she is excited to be involved in Aveda and experience the continued education offered here at Reecia’s.

Emary specializes in balayage and short women’s cuts but enjoys anything challenging! Emary is our wedding coordinator here at Reecia’s as she loves all things weddings and working with brides to help make sure their day runs as smoothly as possible! 

 

MARIA ERBES, Stylist

Born and raised in Arkansas, Maria obtained her B.S. in Organizational Leadership at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith in 2016. Upon graduation, Maria moved to North Carolina working in various sales roles and as a nanny. Following her love for creativity, she enrolled in the Cosmetology program and received her Cosmetology Certification from Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2020. Maria’s heart for adventure and skiing brought her here to Montana and has been a part of our team since August of 2020 where she went through a 12-week Aveda training program and assisted master stylist, Reecia. Maria continues to further her education in balayage, fashion color concepts, and technical cutting classes.

“My joy in this industry is learning new techniques and giving others a confidence boost by creating a look that compliments their natural beauty.”

 

DIANA STENDELL, Front Desk

Diana is the friendly face at the front desk. She loves to find ways to make your day special! She is happy to answer your questions about Aveda products and services, schedule your appointments, help you choose the perfect shade of lip gloss and make your visits seamless and spectacular. 

     Diana is Arizona-born, Montana-raised, mother of 3 amazing kids, one dog, and a lover of all things relating to gardening, reading, and ancient history. Make her day and tell her a good joke on your way out!

” Seeing our guests walk away with a beautiful new look and boost of confidence is one of my favorite parts of my job! “

“You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any way you choose” -Dr Suess

 

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For all Hair Color Services, please call the salon at 406-863-9900 to book your appointment.