Team Tonto

Tony Westenhaver


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Tony has accomplished 34 years of hairdressing, working alongside and assisting his favorite mentors, Aveda founder Horst, Aveda Artistic Principal Jon English, and Intercoiffure and Haute Francaise members as well as working with the Artistic principals of Shu Uemura, Kerastase and Framesi. His primary mentor was classic French hairdresser Christine DuPays, who influenced his French approach and love for dressing hair. His inspiration is derived primarily working alongside his peers and his team members of the Shu family. Other Sources of inspiration include art, gardening and architecture. Tony is a staunch believer in progressive education. His passion is working with salon stylists at every level to help accomplish a sensible, balanced and developed sense of aesthetic beauty in their work. His two personal goals while teaching are to ignite the creative spark in classroom settings for the students and walking away with something new that he has learned from them. Open eyes and open minds birth opportunity.


Brandy Manning


Brandy is a nationally recognized specialist in the field of eyelash extension application and waxing. She is a licensed esthetician specializing in facial, waxing and eyelash extensions. She is an advanced certified Xtreme Lash™ specialist; the premier eyelash extensions company in the world today. Brandy has extensive training and is certified with Eva (the waxing queen) Esthetics in California. Brandy also holds advanced training certification in microdermabrasion and chemical peels. With her experience, she has gained vast product knowledge that includes Dermalogica, Sanitas and Biomedic.

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Rachel Noe

I am proud to have been doing hair for almost 15 years, 8 of those at Tonto.  I graduated at the Antoine Du Chez Hair Academy where I earned my Cosmetology license.  Tonto Salon has been a wonderful and rewarding experience.  Tonto seeks the highest of professionalism in it’s employees and strives to hire the most highly educated, adverse, and creative stylists in the business; Because of this, I am consistently challenged and inspired to be a better hair stylist myself. I have traveled to NYC to attend the Bumble and Bumble Institute, Las Vegas for Paul Mitchell’s Gathering, and San Fransisco for Oribe education. I’ve also attended local shows and classes hosted by Loreal, Kerastase, Oribe, Paul Mitchell, and Kevin Murphy. I have had the honor of being able to take some of their creative ideas and bring them to Colorado for my clients. I offer some of the newer trends such as keratin smoothing treatments, balayage and hair extensions. Being a hair stylist has been nothing short of a rewarding and inspiring career, all while being able to showcase my creative talents.  Every day, I look forward to listening to my clients about their family lives and stories, while helping them look and feel good about themselves.

Phoebe Guajardo



Phoebe has been working in the beauty industry for 20+ years.  She has experience in: weddings, fashion shows, photo shoots, and editorial work.  She has been published in American Salon and The Rocky Mountain News.   She focuses on  impeccable up-styling for your unforgettable wedding day.  Phoebe believes in making her brides’ natural beauty shine on their special day!

Angela Guanella

Master Colorist


Angela studied hair color in Paris, L.A. and Denver under some of the top colorists in the world. She is a Denver native who enjoys animals more than your average person. Angela offers colors such as Charcoal, Chocolate, Honey, Caramel, Wheat and Strawberry. Weave it in large panels or in small threads.  Let’s Create It, Let’s Glaze It, Let’s Love It.

Erin Ferris

Stylist to the Stars


Known for her special event service, Erin is one Colorado’s most sought after stylists for weddings. Brides-to-Be turn to her for a look that is timeless, elegant and reflective of their personal sense of style. “A Bride should look at her wedding photos and absolutely love what she sees. No one wants to look like someone else on their big day and I work with my clients to ensure they’re simply the most gorgeous version of their self.”

Erin’s clients love her, not only for her undeniable talents, but also for her colorful personality-one that makes you feel right at home when you are sitting in her chair.

Obsessed with fashion, beauty, art and color, Erin Ferris is perfectly placed in her career. She’ll leave you feeling inspired, bright and beautiful-everything that a great hair stylist can and should be!

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