Meet Our Stylists
Since 1990, Leedz Salon has been a trusted business with a high degree of expertise in hair cutting, all aspects of color and lightening, mens cutting, and special event styling. Leedz Salon retails only the best Alterna Caviar and Bamboo, Moroccan Oil and American Crew hair care products — and employs only the best stylists. Learn more about our excellent team below.
Stylist Heather Doty is from Estherville IA. Cosmetology School: Northeast Iowa Community College 2003 and has an A.A. degree from NEICC. Why she chose her career at Leedz Salon: I heard a lot of great things about Leedz Salon when I moved to Ames. Especially the education and training from Toni & Guy. Why I chose Cosmetology: I've always loved working with hair and now get to create perfect hair design for each and every person I help!! Advanced Education: Toni & Guy NYC and KS, Matrix Logics color NYC, Guy Tang, Larissa Love, Tabatha Coffey Bravo TV, AIBS NYC and ABS Chicago. Educator: She also teaches other stylists in cutting, up styles and color at DMACC, Xenon Beauty School, PCI and LJIC. She has also been published in several international hair publications such as Passion Hair and Inspire.
Stylist: Tara Hommer is from Milo IA. Cosmetology School: Graduated from PCI in 2012 and attended classes at ISU in design. Why I chose my career at Leedz Salon: It's the best salon in town! Why wouldn't I want to be a part of that? As well as the opportunity to work alongside some very talented stylists. Why I chose Cosmetology: It's a great outlet to express my creativity! I get to go to work and make people feel better about themselves. Advanced Education: Larissa Love's Balayage classes, Guy Tang's color classes, Barber classes with "Pope the Barber", Salon ethics with Tabatha Coffey. Educator: She also teaches other stylists in balayage, color,up-styles and cutting at DMACC and Professional Cosmetology Institute. Published Work: Inspire, Passion Hair.
Stylist: Tisha McCann is from Newton Iowa. She graduated from PCI Cosmetology School in 2013 and has advanced Certification in Eyelash Extensions. Why I chose my career at Leedz Salon: Great place to work with an awesome, friendly staff and endless opportunities for education. Why I chose Cosmetology: I love making people look and feel their best. Nothing beats being able to express my creativity while making people happy. Advanced Education: TIGI Academy in Soho NYC, Luis Alvarez & Aquage, Shavasana eyelash certification, Certified Brazilian Blowout Treatment, American Crew cutting classes, Guy Tang, Larissa Love, Lo Wheller, Tabatha Coffey. Educator: Tisha also teaches other stylists in balayage, color, cutting, up styling, eyelash extensions and social media at DMACC and Professional Cosmetology Institute and LJIC. Published Work: Passion Hair, Inspire and Beverly Boy Video.
Stylist: Megan Anderson is from Storm Lake IA. and grew up in MI. Cosmetology School: She graduated in 2015 from LJIC and has an AA degree in Health and Beauty Management from ICCC. Why I chose my career at Leedz Salon: I love the advanced training opportunities and the team spirit of the salon. I also like that I do all of the cosmetology services I am trained for. Why I chose Cosmetology: I've alway loved the arts and doing hair and love building relationships and making clients feel beautiful. Advanced Education: Advanced TIGI Cutting and Color NYC Soho Academy, Chicago ABS, Omaha Logics Matrix Color and Cutting, ABS in Chicago, Larissa Love, Guy Tang.
Stylist: Riley Anderson is from Baxter IA. Cosmetology School: She graduated from LJIC in 2014 and Massage Therapy in 2015 and has a AA degree from DMACC in Business and Horticulture. Why I chose a career at Leedz Salon: I chose to work at Leedz Salon because I really like what I saw online and when I walked through those doors the first time the energy was exactly what I was looking for. Why I chose Cosmetology: Making people feel better about themselves is an amazing feeling and I knew I could do that in this business. Advanced Education:Matrix color (Des Moines), Satin Smooth wax, Brazilian Blowout, Pureology updo, America Beauty Show (Chicago), Matrix color (Omaha), Jen Plank class (business)
Stylist: Morgan Boyd is from Boone IA. Cosmetology School: She graduated from LJIC in 2016. Why I chose my career at Leedz Salon: I chose to work at Leedz Salon because of it's warm family environment and fun atmosphere! It's a great place to meet new people and build lasting relationships! Why I Chose Cosmetology: I love having the opportunity to make people feel good about themselves with my expertise and creative eye! Advanced Education: Brazilian Blowout Certification, Shavasana Eyelash Extension Certification, Pureology Up Style, Redken Cutting class, Matrix color, Tabatha Coffey Client Experience, ABS Chicago.
Owner/stylist: Doug Ziminski is from Northport New York. Cosmetology School: Marcel School of Beauty NYC, BS in Psychology from SUNY at Stony Brook, BS in Chemistry from ISU. We opened Leedz Salon 1990 in the heart of campustown ISU. Our salon provides a total full service experience focused on client service and technical experience. We pride ourselves on doing things right. Advanced Education and Experience: Styled hair for NBC National News anchor, Discovery Channel, IPTV, Fox Series Channel, local Channel 13 afternoon makeovers, CH 5 and 8. Published and had covers in Modern Salon, Passion Hair, Inspire Hair, Salon Today 200 Top Salons and the DM Register, Hot Hair and featured in America Salon and Launchpad. I love this business and have worked with some of the most heartfelt passionate people in this industry!
Salon Coordinator: Donna Ogden Ziminski is from Greenlawn NY. Education: Donna has her Nursing license from NY and has taken classes in creative writing at ISU. She manages all aspects of the customer service experience and the financial operations of Leedz Salon.