tālem Salon and Wellness Collective is a talented group of stylists and wellness professionals with a passion for expanding the perception of what it means to feel beautiful. We are a close-knit group of good vibe junkies that seek to help each client feel beautiful and find balance.
Founder | Master Stylist
Available for stylist placement consultations only. Not accepting new guests.
In 2001, Brianne Bustamante, started out with a desire to do makeup. When Brianne went to cosmetology school she fell in love with hair. There she met Trevor Tobin with Encounters Salon and Day Spa and started apprenticing in 2002. Encounters offered many opportunities for education. Mainly with Redken educators such as Sam Villa, Eric Fisher, Beth Minardi and many more. Brianne then went on to become a Redken specialist & also took the opportunity to take color classes in New York with Jo Blackwell-Preston. In 2005, Brianne started Blush Company with her best friend, Tracy Bustamante. Their focus with Blush was to offer hair and make up for brides onsite. A beauty catering company for special occasions. Blush was named The Best of Wedding for the Knot in 2010 and 2011. Blush was also chosen to work with David Tutera on My Fair Wedding for the Make a Wish Bride episode in 2011. In 2006, she was certified with Novalash as an eyelash extensionist. In 2012, Brianne became a Surface educator. In 2017, Blush went through a rebranding. Brianne decided that the salon was evolving and needed to define it. So she chose “tālem” which means Empower in Latin. Since then, Brianne has been focusing her energy behind the chair. Currently, she is learning the delicate balance of being behind the chair 3 days a week and running a growing and thriving salon of 9 (with hopes of 28 someday!). Brianne’s passions are her 3 wonderful children and the salon industry. Brianne is inspired to create a green and low chemical environment for guests and staff alike!! “Beauty shouldn’t come at a cost”.
As a third generation cosmetologist, Riley has a natural love and passion for the hair and beauty industry. She is a graduate from Johnson County Community College School of Cosmetology and is educated in all things hair, waxing, and eyelash extensions! Riley is most enthusiastic about color and styling. She has a gift for making her guests feel welcome and values communication for their desired results. To keep up with the changing industry, Riley is always researching and taking classes to stay up to date with the latest trends and techniques. Outside of work, you will find her spending time with friends and family, drawing or painting, and baking treats for everyone. You are guaranteed to feel welcome with her warm, inviting smile and infectious personality.
Allison is a natural born creative. Cosmetology has come easy to her as she has been able to express her style while making you feel your best. Her favorite thing about doing hair is being creative and watching the transformations. She loves it all! She specializes in Sew-in extensions as well as blonding. Outside of the salon she loves spending time with her friends, family and her seven pets. Allison strives to make your hair dreams come to life.
Makeup Artist & Stylist
I am a recent Z Hair Academy graduate and second-generation stylist! I strive to exceed client satisfaction and beauty expectations. I love making people look and feel incredible! I have a passion for creative color, Brazilian blowouts, balayaging, cut and design, and skincare/cosmetics! I have achieved Top 20 Club, Level 4 Stylist, and Tape-In Extension Certification among other great accomplishments at Z Hair Academy.
Outside of the salon, I enjoy spending time with my family and animals! I love being outdoors, riding my bike, and creating new goals for myself! I believe in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, mind, and soul. This allows me to always see the positive in every situation. Growth is a major aspect of success.
As a new stylist, I bring positivity everywhere I go, always active listening, and extremely motivated. I believe it is important to work in a salon that provides quality products and services! Talem provides the liquid magic and team support to deliver excelling results!
My main goal behind the chair is to deliver a 5-star experience for every client every visit!
I look forward to building and growing as a stylist and as a team!
New to us from Paul Mitchell, Blair will be assisting and shadowing Brianne and Kristi for the next few months. She will be sharpening her color and cutting skills as well as learning new techniques. After a few months she will be offered opportunity days. From there she will be able to fully engage and build her own guest book!
Leighton is a stylist at our new Nebraska location that originally came to Talem Salon from Paul Mitchell. Already an expert platinum blonding specialist, she can master any platinum challenge we present to her. She has a creative mind and a personality that will automatically endear you to her! Leighton is huge on furthering education and challenges herself with new techniques. Always a hard worker, Leighton is willing to go the distance to ensure you get the exact look you want.
Life Coach | Consultant
I’ve been practicing massage therapy since 2001. Being trained in a number of techniques, my goal is to ensure that every massage is customized to meet your personal needs. Whether you are looking for relaxation or deep therapeutic body work, I’m here to help you enhance your personal health and well-being.