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Jennifer Martin, Owner

Jennifer became the owner of Substance in 2013 after managing the store for 3 years under its previous owner, Molly Massen. That same year she teamed up with Eliza and opened the salon in the adjacent space making for seamless movement between beautiful wardrobe to beautiful hair, skin and nails. Jennifer holds a degree in Retail, Merchandising and Management and has put it to good use in Taos, NM, where she’s lived for 9 years.

“I don’t have an eye for high fashion, but I do know when something feels good, looks great and fits beautifully. That’s what makes our customers happy and I love knowing I’ve made someone happy.”

 

 

Susan McCarty, Cosmetologist

Susan has built nearly 40 years of experience as a stylist, salon owner and professional color educator. She owned and operated six salons in California before moving her family and opening a salon in New Mexico where she fell in love with the art and culture of the state. “I have been in New Mexico for 15 years now; my daughter, her husband and my grandkids live in Taos so I spend a lot of time here with them. I just love the music, arts and entertainment, and the community of Taos so much that I decided it was time to make it my home.”

As a Paul Mitchell Color Educator, Susan spent many years sharing tips and tricks with stylists at seminars across the country. A highly skilled colorist, Susan was known for offering techniques, new ideas, fresh perspectives, and challenging concepts to her attendees. “The industry changes constantly and is always evolving. Stylists and colorists must continue to educate themselves and stay current with trends. This is a passion for me.”

“Clients become friends and they remain dear in my heart.”

Eliza Lowther Hadley, Cosmetologist

Eliza has a degree in cosmetology, a background as a wardrobe stylist and 25 years of experience in the beauty and retail industries. She joined Jennifer in 2013 and together they opened the salon. Eliza achieves amazing results using non toxic, highly active products that are rich in organic ingredients.

“I love collaborating with a guest and finding just the right haircut, color, facial treatment or clothing item to perfectly bring out their own personality and sparkle.”

 

 

Lehsa Orcutt, Esthetician

Lehsa has been a Licensed Esthetician for 18 years. She is also an advanced certified volume eyelash extension technician through Xtreme Lashes. Trained in Pastiche Advanced Skin Analysis, for determining skin types and conditions allowing for a more complete skincare treatment. She is a certified acne specialist. She received an Associate of Science degree, focus in Paramedical Skincare Florida College of Natural Health. Lehsa strives to be compassionate to others, and this includes how she treat clients. She and her husband David just moved back to Taos in August. She came back to be with grandchildren. They are 8 and 3 years old and bring so much fun and happiness!

Jennifer Martin, Owner

Jennifer became the owner of Substance in 2013 after managing the store for 3 years under its previous owner, Molly Massen. That same year she teamed up with Eliza and opened the salon in the adjacent space making for seamless movement between beautiful wardrobe to beautiful hair, skin and nails. Jennifer holds a degree in Retail, Merchandising and Management and has put it to good use in Taos, NM, where she’s lived for 9 years.

“I don’t have an eye for high fashion, but I do know when something feels good, looks great and fits beautifully. That’s what makes our customers happy and I love knowing I’ve made someone happy.”

 

 

Eliza Lowther Hadley, Cosmetologist

Eliza has a degree in cosmetology, a background as a wardrobe stylist and 25 years of experience in the beauty and retail industries. She joined Jennifer in 2013 and together they opened the salon. Eliza achieves amazing results using non toxic, highly active products that are rich in organic ingredients.

“I love collaborating with a guest and finding just the right haircut, color, facial treatment or clothing item to perfectly bring out their own personality and sparkle.”

 

 

Susan McCarty, Cosmetologist

Susan has built nearly 40 years of experience as a stylist, salon owner and professional color educator. She owned and operated six salons in California before moving her family and opening a salon in New Mexico where she fell in love with the art and culture of the state. “I have been in New Mexico for 15 years now; my daughter, her husband and my grandkids live in Taos so I spend a lot of time here with them. I just love the music, arts and entertainment, and the community of Taos so much that I decided it was time to make it my home.”

As a Paul Mitchell Color Educator, Susan spent many years sharing tips and tricks with stylists at seminars across the country. A highly skilled colorist, Susan was known for offering techniques, new ideas, fresh perspectives, and challenging concepts to her attendees. “The industry changes constantly and is always evolving. Stylists and colorists must continue to educate themselves and stay current with trends. This is a passion for me.”

“Clients become friends and they remain dear in my heart.”

Lehsa Orcutt, Esthetician

Lehsa has been a Licensed Esthetician for 18 years. She is also an advanced certified volume eyelash extension technician through Xtreme Lashes. Trained in Pastiche Advanced Skin Analysis, for determining skin types and conditions allowing for a more complete skincare treatment. She is a certified acne specialist. She received an Associate of Science degree, focus in Paramedical Skincare Florida College of Natural Health. Lehsa strives to be compassionate to others, and this includes how she treat clients. She and her husband David just moved back to Taos in August. She came back to be with grandchildren. They are 8 and 3 years old and bring so much fun and happiness!

LOCATION

102 Dona Luz
Taos, New Mexico
87571

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HOURS

MON – FRI: 10am – 6pm
SATURDAY: 10am – 5pm
SUNDAY: 10am – 4pm

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LOCATION

102 Dona Luz, Taos, New Mexico

HOURS

MON – FRI: 10am – 6pm
SATURDAY: 10am – 5pm
SUNDAY: 10am – 4pm

CONTACT