meet our staff

david wenzel

David’s mom first put the idea into his head to become a stylist when david was in banking at the time for 10 years. Unfortunately, when he was looking at going to school for cosmetology his schedule just would not work with his job in banking. Then in 2010 David’s father passed away a few months after his grandmother. This was the moment that sparked his drive and realizing that life is too short not to try. Now 7 years later David has grown by leaps and bounds. He continued his education by 600 hours to obtain his instructors education. After working part time at a school and part time in a salon David decided to work for another salon in town where his craft and skill grew. David now has the education and holds the title of  Wella Master Color Expert, which took about a year to complete as well as one of the very few Ouidad Certified Stylists in the entire state of Missouri. He also auditioned and was accepted to become an  Eufora Regional Educator. 

Jesus arizaga

Jesus is the co-owner of David Wenzel Salon and Arizaga Home. Jesus has always wanted to do something that matters; something that can make an impact in peoples lives. With his passion and drive he and David decided to open up Wenzel Salon and their sister company Arizaga Home. You will often see Jesus working at the front desk, checking things out in the salon and tending to his customers in the Home Store. You will not find another individual as hard of a worker as he is. Jesus puts his heart and determination in everything he does and it clearly shows in the design and concept of his and his husbands businesses. 

Kira blighton

Kira Blighton is a vibrant and extremely talented stylist. Her spirit and artistry shows through in all of her work. Don’t let Kira’s laid back style fool you, she can achieve any look from laid back to classic to modern. Her communication skills and charm will make your time in her chair seem almost like a trip to the spa. She performs haircut and color services and, is a certified Ouidad curly hair expert. After one appointment with Kira you will find a trusted confidant, good friend, and amazing stylist all in one. 

laura fraile

Laura has the drive and the work ethic to achieve your hair goals. Laura loves color and cut hair and even though she is newer to this industry she has the natural talent to create anything that is requested.  

samantha jester

Sam is one of the first individuals you will see at the salon. As apart of the Concierge Team she will provide exemplary customer service to make you feel comfortable and at home.  Samantha currently is enrolled in school and working on  her History Major. 

Peyton Brown

Peyton in a recent graduate of the Paul Mitchell School. She is looking forward to growing her clientele and meeting new clients. Peyton loves big transformations, blonding, and red  heads! Peyton was originally inspired by the fashion industry and she believes that hair can really make the look. Peyton enjoys spending time with her son and outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking. She grew up in Seymour, MO and is a big fan of 90’s, R&B and rap music. 

mariam bottom

Mariam, a Memphis, TN transplant, has a decade of experience and true dedication to her craft. Whether it is a transformative haircut, extensions, or beautiful dimensional hair color, she has the skill set to take great care of her clients.

thalia george

As a recent graduate of the Academy of Hair Design, Thalia is excited to be in the salon, meeting new people and growing her clientele. Her favorite services to perform are highlights and balayages. She chose a career in cosmetology after having fun coloring and playing with her own hair and doesn’t feel that this is a job. Her favorite thing about being a stylist is meeting new people and learning new techniques.  Originally from Albany, NY but has lived in the Ozarks for twenty years. When not in the salon she enjoys spending time with her family, including her son. She enjoys watching horror movies comedies and romantic-comedies.