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The Salon and Spa Institute is a Team of Leading Edge Experts Facilitating Change Through Modern Business Education, High Impact Training, and Accelerated Learning Techniques.
KIMBERLY ROLANDSON - President/Founder

Kimberly Rolandson is the owner and founder of The Salon and Spa Institute. Rolandson is a highly sought after facilitator, trainer, speaker, and business coach. Kimberly has over 16 years of sales and leadership experience in the beauty and fashion industries.

She spent 8 years working with and under the wings of Blair Singer, Rich Dad Advisor, training to be a world-class speaker and facilitator. Kimberly was recognized as an Arizona Business Woman of The Year in 2007. She is engaging, entertaining, and enthusiastic, all while delivering strong results and demanding strong accountabilities. She will transform your business, your team, and your mindset to achieve maximum results in a minimum amount of time. Rolandson is a native of Washington State and has lived in Arizona for the past 10 years. She and her husband have two sons and one daughter​.
Our people are among the most talented in the industry. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you.​
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KELLI KARN - Senior Facilitator

The Salon and Spa Institute is HIGHLY invested in the future of the Cosmetology Industry. SSI’s education is a perfect blend of personal development and business skill-set & strategy. SSI believes that the growth of Authentic Individual is critical to one’s overall success in the industry. Kelli Karn is a Senior Facilitator of Education with The Salon and Spa Institute.

She has been in the Cosmetology industry for 17 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge to every individual and team she works with. Kelli has a background as an Educator of Students, Coach to licensed professionals, and maintains a position behind the chair. The future of this industry is very important to her, watching licensed professionals work together to collaborate and encourage reach other. Her passion and commitment to all professionals in the salon and spa industry is demonstrated daily in her outreach, coaching, and mentoring of each individual. Kelli believes that consistent personal development is critical to the sustainable success of every licensed professional. She’s highly engaging, full of energy, and inspires those around her every single
day to continue to be the best possible version of themselves. 
MANDY BIGGAR - Executive Assistant 

Mandy Biggar is Kimberly Rolandson’s Executive Assistant. She loves being a part of The Salon and Spa Institute where the core values and mission of SSI align with Mandy’s passion of serving others in a greater compacity than you could ever imagine. Mandy loves watching others grow and only wants the ultimate success in YOU! 

Mandy is a native of Minnesota, lived in Arizona for 3 years, and now resides in Crystal Lake, IL with her husband and four kids. She studied Cosmetology at the Aveda Institute of Minneapolis. Mandy worked with the same company in MN for 12 years where she was a Hair Stylist, Salon Manager, and Corporate Trainer. While in AZ, she worked in a Full-Service Salon until she had baby #4. Mandy is excited to have found ways to stay connected to the beauty industry while also raising her young family. She works from home as the Business Manager for a Suite Owner in AZ along with being a part of The Salon and Spa Institute team. 



KATIE BEAM - Co-Facilitator

Katie Beam is a facilitator with The Salon and Spa Institute who has been in the salon industry nearly 10 years. She strives to increase awareness in this industry and serve those in it at great capacity. Katie is an Arizona native who loves spending time with her daughter, husband and two dogs. 
KILEY RUPP - Co-Facilitator

Kiley was born and raised in the Midwest where she graduated from Cosmetology school and began her career in Kansas City working as a stylist and attending school for business management. She discovered her passion for education and went on to receive her Cosmetology Educator License and while teaching at the school she also received her ITEC certification, which is an international skin care diploma allowing her to work in over 40 countries. She moved to Arizona in 2010 where she spent time working behind the chair and managing a Salon and Spa. She completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training course and enjoys teaching classes. She currently resides in Hays, KS with her husband, son and three dogs. She has a strong passion for the beauty industry and enjoys helping others become successful in the industry by recognizing their value and talents.