Meet Our Team

Ruth Ann Sletten - Master Stylist / Owner

Ruth Ann originally moved to Southern California from South Dakota with the famous De'Cut Hair International Design Team assisting them with training, education in hair design and opening additional salons. Ruth Ann trained with Toni & Guy and Swartzkopf then honed her personal style and technique. She decided she wanted to offer more services to her clients and ventured out on her own.

In 2000 Ruth Ann made the difficult decision to close her award wining Salon in the Santa Ynez Valley after 13 years of serving the elite Hollywood stars as her clients and move to Idaho. She had decided she wanted to be near her daughter and grandchildren. When she arrived she went to work at the renowned Coeur d'Alene Resort & Spa. Ruth Ann used this time wisely by getting to know the locals and doing her demographics study. This research enabled her to design a fantastic salon and spa with great detail to provide the very best in all-around coiffure, cosmetics and spa treatments.

In July 2007, Ruth Ann partnered with Julie Lind to open Hayden Creek Salon & Spa.

In less than five years after opening, Hayden Creek Salon & Spa was voted the best in North Idaho.

Ruth Ann is an expert in solving complex damaged hair problems, colors gone awry and home perms that did not go well. Ruth Ann is a master in hair cuts to complement and enhance your facial features. She has specialized in all aspects of hair design including Perms and Relaxing. She continues to educate herself by attending national spa & hair shows to gleam the latest styles, products and techniques. She loves to mentor young stylists and encourages them to be the best of the best.

Ruth Ann feels lucky to get to do her job everyday as she loves meeting new people, kindling friendships, and making people look their best to feel good about themselves. Ruth Ann goes above and beyond for special group appointments, such as wedding groups. She provides them with all their special request of eye lashes, nail color, special up-dos, etc. She makes the event a festive and fun party of beauty for everyone by providing wine, cheese and fresh fruit. This all adds to the wonderful memories of the wedding experience and Ruth Ann is truly a professional in this regard.

Ruth Ann has over 30 years of excellent experience and has directed over 19 salons in her career.

Ruth Ann invites you to call or come in to discuss all your beauty needs...because it is all about you!

Julie Lind - Stylist / Owner

Julie has been a hair Stylist for over 30 years. Her professional education and training began with Toni & Guy and include Pureology, Schwarzkopf, Redken and many others.

Julie truly believes she has the best career in the world! "I get to make people happy everyday. It is an absolute joy to get to know my wonderful clients and create the best look for them. I feel so fortunate to be a Hair Stylist!"

Julie started her career as a Hair Stylist in California and then moved to North Idaho in 1996. Julie and Ruth Ann decided to open Hayden Creek Salon & Spa in July 2007.

Randy Rod - Stylist

Randy graduated from Bjorn's Hairstyling Academy in Vallejo, California in 1983. Since then he has worked in 3 outstanding salons in his career: Bobbie Freitas Hairstyling in Lafayette, CA for 17 years, Joseph Michael's Salon & Day Spa in Lawrenceville, GA, for 8 years and The Hayden Creek Salon & Spa.

Randy completely enjoys the satisfaction of using his training and experience to create, color, cut and style to fit his clients needs, desires, and lifestyle.

Randy has worked at and attended many hair shows and seminars throughout the years and has had the privilege of training with great people in this industry including: Sir Robert Clegg, Derek Roe, Dwight Miller, Paul Mitchell, Alan Benfield Bush and Nick Arroja.

Lauren Haag - Stylist / Nail Tech

Lauren started working for Hayden Creek Salon & Spa the summer of 2013. She moved to Idaho from Hawaii when her parents came up here to semi-retire and fell in love with Idaho, so she worked to get her license here. Lauren graduated cosmetology school January 2011 from Paul Brown Institute @ Remington College. Her first few years as a stylist were spent in Hawaii where her main focus was hair cutting and coloring. On the side she helped with hair and make-up for a childrens fashion show and also assisted for special effects make-up for an episode of Off The Map in North Shore. Lauren has kept up her skills by learning new techniques some of which are: Paul Brown, Paul Mitchell, Matrix and Wella. Right now at our Salon, Lauren utilizes her skills in spoiling her clients and making them look and feel their best whether it’s hair or nails!

Matti Severson - Stylist / Nail Tech

Matti knew that she wanted to be a hairdresser when she was in high school. She would practice haircuts on her mom and help her friends with make-up and hair for school functions. Matti graduated cosmetology school in April of 2013 from Paul Mitchell the School, Boise. While attending she had the opportunity to participate in hair and make-up for school fundraiser events, using her knowledge of various cutting and styling techniques. She was also able to attend the nationwide Paul Mitchell event called Caper in Las Vegas, where she received hands-on color and cutting training by Paul Mitchell educators. She is a great addition to our salon and continues to develop her skills in all aspects of cosmetology. Matti specializes in hair and nails and puts her heart into every opportunity to help someone feel and look their best.

Dani Betts - Esthetician

Danielle is from Denver, Colorado and has lived in Seattle, New York, France, and Geneva, Switzerland! She is a licensed master esthetician with a passion to help clients achieve skincare results and a fresh appearance. Her specialty in skin analysis, dermaplaning, peels, customized facials, and waxing is available to help establish the regimen to keep you looking your best. She has a fun, experienced, and trusting personality that you will enjoy working with.

Kate Granken - Stylist

Kate is a licensed Cosmetologist with nearly 30 years of experience in the beauty industry. In 2002, Kate became a Master Colorist. She is motivated and dedicated to perfecting your look and making you feel your absolute best. She also enjoys meeting new people and formulating a whole new look for her clients. In her spare time, Kate loves hiking and swimming in beautiful North Idaho.