The Starling Staff

Get to know our stylists!


Shannon Herrera

Front Desk Coordinator

Rachel Alarcon
Rachel Alarcon

Front Desk Coordinator

About Jonelle

Jonelle has enjoyed a rewarding and inspiring career as a hairdresser since 1995. Her inspiration spawns from nature, fashion, music, and other mediums of art. Her most notable inspirations are Anna Sui and Vivienne Westwood, however she is thankful for all the incredibly talented stylists she has had the pleasure of working with. Jonelle can cut and color any style of hair, and has owned and sold her own Aveda Salon. When she’s not channeling her inspiration in the shop, she enjoys gardening, skiing, snowboarding, hiking and pretty much anything that allows her to spend time with her kids outdoors.


Jonelle's Rates

Highlight - $140+
All Over Color - $135+
Womens Cuts - $65
Mens Cuts - $55
Updos - $70

About Emily

Emily is a native to Colorado and a versatile hair stylist. Emily’s refined experience has led her to excel with hairstyles of all kinds. Whether you’re a dimensional blonde with long and wavy hair or tidy brunette with a cut that's short and straight, Emily will highlight your hair's best attributes. Best of all Emily’s free-spirited personality makes her the perfect stylist to develop new looks for any clients’ lifestyle. When away from the salon, she adventures around the snow-capped Rockies with her dog and beautiful family.


Emily's Rates

Highlight - $90+
All over color - $75+
Womens Cuts - $50
Mens Cuts - $45
Waxing - $20+

About Brianne

Brianne is talented hairstylist with a rich skill-set in more trades than beauty and style. In addition to being a cultured traveler with a love for history and literature, Brianne received a scholarship for soccer in her college years. As a 2007 graduate from Aveda Institute, she is an expert in natural and multidimensional color. Her ability to listen to a clients wants combined with her love of color, allows her to create beautiful individualized results. From organic/ romantic updos and traditional French twists to flattering cuts, Brianne executes her work in a classic style that guarantees satisfaction.


Brianne's Rates

Highlights - $115+
All over color- $105+
Womens Cut - $55
Mens Cut - $45
Updo - $60

About Sonia

After 22 years in the industry, Sonia opened Starling Salon with her husband David and her friends Sonia and Kirsten. With a love of art, fashion, museums, Motley Crue, and Metallica, this 'Rock-n-Roll Goddess' is one of Starling's most creative and talented hair professionals. Sonia has worked with high end fashion houses such as Gucci, Prada, Vivienne Westwood, and Richard Tyler, and has worked extensively with the Ford Modeling Agency doing editorial photo shoots in Los Angeles and NYC. She instructed Hair Color for Aveda for 8+ years, has trained in Minneapolis, New York, and London, and believes education is essential in staying fresh and current in hair trends. With a fierce loyalty to her clients, a passion in accommodating the customer's needs and wants, and a knack for getting the perfect look, Sonia's gorgeous colors, precision cuts and beautiful styling skills can make anyone feel simply gorgeous at any age.


Sonia's Rates

Highlight - $130+
All over Color - $125+
Womens Cuts - $70
Mens Cuts - $50
Updo - $70

About Amber

Amber is a 10 year veteran, completing her traing at the Aveda Institute Minneapolis in 2006. She believes in life long education and has taken classes under some of the Aveda networks most saluted names, including Oscar Bond, David Stanko and Ana Karzis. Her personal philosophy is that trends may come and go, but beautiful healthy hair will never go out of style. Creating color that compliments each client's natural canvas is her passion, especially working with natural grey coverage and glossing treatments for shine and enhancement. Amber also excels at precison cutting, in peticular short styles are her strong suit. With a large clientele of both men and women she excels at customizing and detailing for each person in her chair. Amber also offers complimentary mid appoint clean-ups for clients with short hair. She loves the pony tails too, each cut is a chance for her to leave her mark! Outside the salon Amber loves to cook, spend time with her dogs and travel the globe with her boyfriend.


Amber's Rates

Mens Cut - $45 (complementary cleanups)
Womens Cut - $60
All over color - $60
Color retouch - $50
Partial Highlight - $85

About RamÓn

Ever since his childhood, Ramón has been attracted to the glitz and glam of the beauty industry. A lifelong love of acting, theater, and modeling eventually lead him behind the scenes of it all. Ramón's creative mind is rooted to his work with hair and photography in high school, where he changed his hair as often as he changed his clothes. In 2009 Ramón enrolled at the Aveda Institute Denver, and after graduating he secured his dream job at one of Denver's top Aveda salons.

He skills in the industry have been so noticed that he was recently nominated for the first Southwest Hairstyling Awards in the Avant Garde category in 2014! He followed that up in 2015 by being nominated for Colorado Hairstylist of the year. Ramón has been mentored in editorial hairstyling by the highly respected Charlie Price and is an ongoing contributor to Beauty Underground Magazine. He has even been published numerous times with 303 Magazine's Denver Fashion Week, Hairbrained.com, and a myriad of other publications. He loves rich tones and dimensional color work. He is also super skilled in precision clipper and short cut work. If you are looking for an amazing blowout that will last for days, he is the stylist to see.

He feels as though the Starling family is his extended family and he couldn't be happier, getting to live his passion every single day. Check out his body of work at ramoncorrohair.com, and come see him at Starling Salon!


RamÓn's Rates

Womens Haircut - $60
Mens Cut - $45
Color + Haircut - $125+
Highlight + Haircut - $135+
Updo - $60

About Hallie

Hallie is a Starling Darling with infinite talent and drive. When she isn’t doing hair for Deb Hendrickson of Equillibrium Clothing, or Mondo Guerra’s Denver Fashion Week, Hallie represents the USA and Denver Bulldogs in Australian Rules Football. She graduated with a bachelor's in Business Administration in December 2008, and then from the Aveda Institute Denver in April 2010. Hallie is skilled in creating edgy haircuts, skin fades, advanced clipper work, and shaping and tinting eyebrows. She has specialized trained in Aveda Retexturizing System to naturally smooth textured hair for months at a time and loves giving her client the power to have ever changing hues and tones in their hair. Hallie’s clientele is as diverse as her talents, consisting of customers of various age, gender, and hair textures. If you’re looking for a unique, skilled haircut, and some good conversation, Hallie is the stylist for you.


Hallie's Rates

Balayage - $150+
Higlights - $120+
Color - $85+
Long Cut - $55
Short Cut - $45+

About Demi

Demi is a 6th generation Colorado Native that loves to create custom looks for each client, especially freehanded color techniques such as Balayage and Ombré. Highlighting features of the face while keeping contrast in check is a priority. She also specializes with thin-fine hair as well as clients with textured hair. She believes the health and feel of hair is always the top priority along with looking great. She will match you with a product perfect for you. Demi also provides brow and makeup services.

Demi has been an Aveda addict since she first began her time with the company in 2012. While attending the Aveda Institute of Denver, she also worked as a product representative for Aveda Corporate in Southern Denver and worked on store presentation and product connection with every customer. Graduating in 2014, she went on to work in Denver Fashion Week shows and with a professional photography background, loves doing photo shoots and capturing clients finished looks.

Outside of doing hair, Demi is a competitive Thai Kickboxer for Easton Martial Arts and enjoys spending time with her dogs and photographing nature.


Demi's Rates

Womens Haircut: $45
Balayage: $135+
​ All over color: $90+
Highlight: $105+
Makeup: $50+

About Ericca

Ericca graduated from Aveda Institute Denver with high honors in 2008. Though she is skilled in many areas of beauty and style, her expertise is in hair cutting and coloring, with a specilization in dry hair texturizing. She excels in hair styling and makeup for wedding parties, photo shoots and fashion shows or any sort of special occasion. Her philosophy is for her guests to leave not only knowing they have luscious locks, but also a loyal and trusting relationship. Ericca's enthusiasm for fashion and hair, specialized style, along with her extensive training under some of Denver's best, makes her a real star to see at the Starling Salon.


Ericca's Rates

Balayage: $100+
Ombré: based on consultation/ $165
Woman's Cuts: $50
Men's Cuts: $30
Highlights: Partial $100 | Full $110
Eye brow shaping and waxing: $15

About Aja

Aja has enjoyed an eventful and inspiring career since she started with Aveda in 2010. She is passionate about editorial styling and make-up. She has showcased those talents locally in Denver and also at New York Fashion Week. With a love to travel and see the world, she spent a year doing hair and teaching in South Korea. Now her home base is in Denver and behind the chair.

Aja has an extended kind heart to all who surround her. Her clientele loves their time with her, not only receiving great hair services but also to be inspired by her optimistic, fun, and creative personality. Her compassion and warmth have been known to give her clients more than just a salon service, but a therapeutic life refresher. Aja is highly trained and very multifaceted. She is an incredible colorist but also believes a guest's look is not complete with out the right hair cut and a nice brow shape. She has has a high attention to detailed finishing texture work to create a personalized service. She enjoys mens cuts and styling as well. She is also a make up and skin care connoisseur, working with Aveda as a freelance artist.

To round out her knowledge she spends a few days a week teaching at the Aveda Institute in Denver. Aja is grateful to be a part of the Starling Family. If you're looking for an excellent hair cut or color or possibly a fun new change in your look she is your girl! She loves creating change and has a knack for seeing the perfect cut and color.


Aja's Rates

Women's Cut $50
Men's Cut $40
Highlight $95+
Makeup $60+
All Over Color $95+