Lisa Fraser, owner of Pompadours since the doors opened in 1990, has been in the hair industry since 1980. With an eye for shape and form that developed early on with her love of art and photography, Lisa strives to find the best style to suit each individual face shape, hair texture, and lifestyle. She loves all forms of cutting from precision classics to cutting edge pixies, long flowing layers to short and textured. She has a natural talent for cutting including precision scissor cutting as well as excelling in razor cutting! She has studied at the Vidal Sassoon Academy Santa Monica, Jingles Academy New York, American Crew Academy, and Tony and Guy Advanced Academies in Dallas and Long Beach. She has also studied at the Aveda Advanced Academies in New York, Minneapolis, and Denver. She has had the opportunity to study with some of the best artists in the industry including Oscar Bond, Rudy Miles, Gina Derry, Ricardo Dinis, Misael Aponte, and Trevor Sorbie as well as many others over the years. She recently worked behind the scenes at Fashion Week New York Feb 2016. Her role as teacher and mentor inspires old and new talent here at Pompadours.
Co-owner of Pompadours, Eddie Donisvitch started his career in the hair industry in 1988. This award winning stylist brings both experience and expertise to the chair. His clients rave about his natural looking highlights and color as well as his precision haircuts. His focus and passion for the industry have led him all over the country and world seeking education to further his talents. He has studied at the American Crew Advanced Academy, Toni and Guy Advanced Academies in Dallas and Long Beach, Aveda Advanced Academies in New York, Minneapolis, and Denver, and the Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy in Santa Monica. Eddie regularly attends leading color shows around the country with many of the worlds top colorists. He also keeps current with cutting trends attending classes with industry leaders such as Oscar Bond, Gina Derry, Ricardo Dinis, Travis Parker,Trevor Sorbie as well as others. In 2019, Eddie has continued to expand his knowledge by attending Deva Curl training to further his expertise with curly hair cutting. His extensive education and passion make him a leading hair artist in the Denver/Boulder area!
Minhwa Lee attended the Aveda Institute of Denver and graduated as valedictorian in 2016. Along with that, she received the Rising Star Award, Inspire Greatness Champion Award, Most Services Award, and Best Overall Photoshoot Award. Before her experience in the hair industry, she majored in fashion design in college and also worked as a makeup artist. She had the opportunity to take an Aveda color class with Ian Michael Black, Aveda’s Global Artistic Director, and the opportunity to work with Heggy Gonzalez and Brad Van Dyke in an Editorial Remix. In 2019, Minhwa has continued her education with attending Vidal Sassoon Academy for precision cutting techniques and continues to further her education in both cutting and coloring classes. She loves creating perfectly blended colors and precision cuts; specializes in balayage, fashion colors, and special occasion hair styling and makeup application. She admires the guest to stylist interaction in the salon and strives to make every client walk away happy and educated about their hair. Outside the salon, Minhwa loves to hike, cook, and bake with her two daughters.
Stephanie’s last name is in fact, “Red Shirt”. Stephanie graduated from the Aveda Institute of Denver in 2013. Wanting more education, she started the Pompadours Apprentice Program in 2014. Stephanie really enjoys creative color with balayage or ombre techniques. She shines when given curly/thick hair or short fade hairstyles as well as special occasion hair and makeup. Stephanie completed the Babe Hair Extensions Mastery Tour in 2018 and is now certified in Tape-in, I-Tip, Flat-Tip and Fusion hair extensions. She can help anyone struggling with hair loss by giving them the confidence needed. She’s always creating something beautiful. Stephanie has two kids of her own so she is wonderful for any parent’s need in child’s cuts. Her time spent away from the salon is mostly with her kids and enjoying another passion of hers–baking!
Katie Valdez, born and raised here in Colorado, is a pure joy to be around and loves hiking in the beautiful outdoors. Katie graduated from the Aveda Institute of Denver, CO. in 2016 and chose Pompadours to commit her career to. After going through our Apprentice Program here, she earned a full-time stylist position in 2018. Since then, she has shown true passion for doing hair and continues to further her education. Katie has attended Vidal Sassoon training two years in a row and cannot wait to attend again. She excels at cutting hair, especially men’s fading and beard shaping. Katie is very patient with her guests’ needs while giving attention to detail with every haircut and great with children. Plus, she is just super fun to hangout with during your service!
Haili Sosebee’s passion for hair led her to the Aveda Institute in Denver, Colorado. Upon graduating in the beginning of 2016, she immediately continued her training with the Apprentice Program at Pompadours Salon. She’s always been a natural talent and has showed great skill with all types of blonding for both men and women whether it’s a complete makeover or a subtle sun-kissed look. With her magic blow-dries and beachy-wave styling, Haili will make you feel like a style icon. She is such a pleasure with her free-spirit personality and fun attitude. Through her training, she has become talented at short hair fades and textured hair styling. Haili is inspiring to work with as she’s always pushing herself to learn more and seeking perfection with every head of hair she touches. She’s a trend-setter at work, but outside of the salon she enjoys taking her chihuahua puppies out for a hike.
Shelly is both strong and talented, as a person and as a hairstylist. After completing the cosmetology course at the Aveda Institute in Denver, Shelly jumped right into our Apprentice Program eager to continue learning and expanding her hairstyling knowledge! Blonding is a passion for her and she can lighten any canvas without compromising the hair. She is also certified through Bellami Hair in all methods of hair extensions. When Shelly is not doing hair, you can find her in the gym or out for a hike outdoors with her two adorable husky pups! Shelly is also fluent in Spanish!
Sara Hudson is a Boulder native who has been in the hair industry since 2003! She found a passion for hair and beauty when growing up singing and surrounding herself in the performing arts. Sara started the Apprenticeship program here at Pompadours to refine her skills and expand her knowledge in the world of color! Sara is an expert in men’s grooming and has a lot of experience in the barbershop environment. In addition to men’s cutting, Sara is also skilled in women’s cuts, children’s cuts and waxing services! When she’s not in the salon, Sara loves watercolor painting, hanging out at local breweries, being out in nature and playing frisbee with her Border Collie puppy!
Genoa was born and raised in Colorado and has always had a passion for anything creative. They graduated Fort Lewis College in 2018 with a bachelors in theatrical design and tech focusing mainly on costumes, hair and makeup. When the pandemic shut theatres down in 2020, Genoa decided to pursue their passion for hair at Aveda Institute Denver. There, they found their niche for working with curly hair and anything color. Genoa has taken classes in DevaCurl, Ouidad and Mizani techniques and is continuing their education in all things texture to be the best curl specialist they can be. They also love creative colors, lived in balayage, and shaggy cuts. In their free time, Genoa likes to go longboarding, hang out with their giant dog and prioritize self care!