Owner of Breckenridge Chopping Block Salon, Ireland King is a nine year veteran of the salon industry, having worked in salons in Boise Idaho, Manly Australia, Westchester New York, and Breckenridge Colorado. Since her professional career began, it has been her intention to establish a salon that represents her high end and uncompromising commitment to world class hairdressing- a philosophy that she seamlessly marries with her down to earth approach to working with clients. Breckenridge Chopping Block Salon embodies Irelands' vision of creating a beautiful and inviting environment in which clients have access to the best stylists in the industry.
My inspiration to become a top career hair stylist began when I was very young, in fact, I was only four or five years of age when I absolutely knew I wanted to be a hair stylist. Growing up, my passion for hair and beauty never waivered and I have devoted my life and career to my passion: the art and science of aesthetics.
Throughout the years I have looked to not only keep up with trends in hair, make-up and fashion, but also have gone through great lengths to creatively expand upon what is being discussed and is popular in the industry. Finding inspiration in my travels, allowing me to devote my efforts to creating new and extraordinary looks and perfecting and reinterpreting those looks created by my contemporaries. At each salon I have worked at, and through countless hours of hard work and research, I have put forth every effort to develop myself as a top session artist and stylist. Committing to my belief and respect for natural beauty and allowing my passion and talent to enhance what everyone already has.
Melanie moved to Breckenridge, Colorado in 2014 from Richmond, Virginia, where she lived for 8 years, after growing up in Blacksburg, Virginia. At the age of 15, Melanie began her journey into hair and beauty. Two years of highschool cosmetology training, and three trips to New York City for hair and fashion education, led to the beginning of her career in 2005. Every year since, Melanie has grown her talents through regular hands-on education from hair color and cut experts at Wella Studios, NYC, as well as makeup, Shellac, tanning, and waxing classes throughout the US. Melanie also studied college level business and fine art. Accustomed to the day spa environment, Melanie naturally provides an experience for individuals, considering personality, lifestyle, and personal features. To stay inspired and ahead of current techniques, Melanie styles for fashion events and photo shoots, and seeks advanced education whenever possible. Melanie is a "DevaCurl Inspired," curly hair specialist. She is also specially trained in balayage blonding, event styling, airbrush makeup, CND Shellac Gel Polish, and reflexology massage.
Joni has always had a passion for the hair and beauty industry. She has been licensed for over 20 years in three different states. Originally from New York, now Summit County has been her home for over 10 years. In her career, she has mastered a wide range of techniques including long hair, cutting and updos. However, her passion is in hair color. She believes in continuing education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field with her knowledge of new products and services. She specializes in cutting-edge coloring techniques, highlights, balayage, color correction, razor cuts, men's cuts, styling and special occasion hairdressing. Joni has her certification as a "Deva Inspired," stylist and gives curly clients hair they love.
As head of HR for the town of Breckenridge and Customer Service Specialist for the Chopping Block Salon, Doug has dedicated his life to ensuring everyone leaves happy. Place all complaints or concerns in his mailbox and he is sure to respond within his work week.