Jill Ruhe is known for her ability to bring out the best in those around her, whether that is through creating beautiful updo’s, makeup looks, or providing her clients’ with creative cuts or stunning color. Jill’s vibrant personality is a joy for both clients and her friends at CoCo Creative Wellness.
She is available for bookings before 4pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 10am to 6pm, Friday from 1pm to 5pm, and Saturdays from 8am to 5pm.
Co-Owner, Master Designer
With over 40 years of experience, Lisa began her career with a passion for hair color and ever changing beauty. This has continued to be her driving force at work. “Variety is the spice of life!” is her mantra, and so at CoCo Creative Wellness she puts her energy toward the evolving trends.
To keep our talents and ideas on the cutting edge of the industry icons is a combined team focus at CoCo. When asked what she’s all about, she says, “I pride myself in the ability to make our clients feel comfortable in our salon and come committed to making customer service our top priority.”
Fun Fact #1 : The feeling of hair is my favorite fabric.
Fun Fact #2: I love music, concerts, and the Beatles.
Fun Fact #3 : Give me a good book and a blanket and I’ll be happy.
Co-Owner, Master Designer
When asked what Colleen enjoys most about her job, she replies that she couldn’t imagine just doing only ONE thing. While there is no “typical” week in her schedule, she can usually be found 4 days “behind the chair” at CoCo with clients. Her other days are spent teaching yoga (Yes,Yoga!) and/ or hair color classes for Wella Professionals. She also often spends many early Saturday mornings beautifying brides and their parties, in or out of the salon! She has a passion for change and transformation, and loves being a catalyst for her client’s “new selves.” Outside of work, she loves meeting friends at the best new restaurants, experiencing culture through live music or performances, and is always up for meeting new people wherever she goes. Her best days are when she can help a friend or client feel completely new. She knows she’s in the profession for her!
Fun Fact #1: I have a not-so- secret plan of hosting a radio talk show someday soon.
Fun Fact #2: I love astrology, and can give a pretty good intuitive reading when asked!
Fun Fact #3 : I am always down for an international adventure. I plan to attend friends' weddings in Norway and the Dominican Republic in the next year!
Master Designer, Make-up Artist, Wella Color Educator
“Being a cosmetologist allows me to express my creativity in a unique way. It allows me to develop lifelong relationships with many different people and inspires me to help each client discover his or her most beautiful self.” Cassie started her career obtaining a business degree at the University of Cincinnati. Along the way she discovered her love for the cosmetology industry and felt she could utilize her creativity as well as her marketing background to become a well rounded stylist. She has since been in the industry for ten years and has developed a passion for hair color. Cassie has become an educator for Wella Hair Color. In doing this she has and continues to obtain extensive training on the brand. Cassie also has a strong desire and a lot of experience in doing hair and makeup for weddings and other special events.
Fun Fact #1 : “Smiling is my favorite”! People always tell me that I am always smiling
Fun Fact #2: I will always be a kid at heart
Fun Fact #3 : Some of my favorite things are my mom’s spaghetti and meatballs, country music, and bare feet, sunshine, and summertime.
Terry Pharo L.M.T.
Massage Therapist, Esthetician, and Nail Technician
Terry Pharo has always been focused on helping people feel relaxed and enveloped in comfort. Terry started her career in 1978 in aesthetics and owned and operated Spa Pharo for a decade, known for its friendly, intimate atmosphere.
Since receiving her medical massage license in 1993, she has pursued a life calling of healing using several massage modalities. On her journey she has trained in techniques such as cranial sacral, neuro-muscular therapy, lymphatic drainage, Reiki, Geriatric massage and Lomi Lomi Hawaiin Massage. Additionally, she has more than 30 years of experience as a nail technician, skincare specialist and with waxing services.
In a session with Terry, you will receive the gift of her focused attention as she empowers you with tips and techniques to feel your best.
Fun Fact #1 : I love music from the early 70’s mostly Yes, Doobie Brothers, Pink Floyd.
Fun Fact #2: I love to travel. I have visited Peru, Cancun and Sedona, but I have a lot more to see.
Fun Fact #3 : I have two cats, but will never have enough to be a true “cat lady”.
Tara Tussing Wood
Tara is passionate about providing her clients with an individual look that incorporates their vision, their personality and unique style. She enjoys being on the forefront of learning new industry trends in color techniques and loves sharing these with her clients, keeping them current with upcoming trends. If you’ve seen it on the catwalk, Tara has already mastered the technique. She understands that hair is an intimate part of your being and loves when she is able to help you feel beautiful.