Our Staff

Stylists & Nail Technicians

Vicky Torborg, Founder & Owner


Vicky is responsible for the design and development of the Spa and Salon and provides the inspiration and quality standards Ambiance has become famous for.  Vicky is a licensed cosmetologist and works full time managing Ambiance’s daily business activities as well as servicing her personal clientele.

Pamela Rasmussen, Owner


I have enjoyed working in the beauty industry for 28 years. I look forward to giving our valued staff,  a salon/spa that supports them in what they love to do. Here at Ambiance I will continue to exceed your expectations as you have come to expect, I love finding the perfect color, cut and style for my clients and welcome you to make an appointment today!

Treas Engelhart, Owner


I have been blessed with 27 years of servicing clients and helping them look their best. My specialties are hair cutting, coloring and highlighting, along with chemical relaxing and straightening. I most enjoy the relationships I’ve built. You can always count on me to encourage you to look and be your best.

Amber Saulsbury


My career began in 2010 and it’s been an amazing journey ever since. I love giving the complete look – color, cut and style! I’m grateful to every person who sits in my chair for allowing me to do what I am passionate about everyday and continue to strengthen my talent!

Joanna Lewis


I have worked in the hair industry for 16 years. I love going into work and being able to create a new and fun hairstyle for each client. My specialties are highlights, facial waxing, and kids haircuts. I take pride in offering you the most current updated looks and educating you with the right product to use at home for successful results every day.

Maria Bjerken


After 29 years as a hairstylist I still love my career!  I value the long lasting personal relationships I make with my clients and take great pride in finding the perfect style for you whether it includes a haircut, full color, grey coverage or beautiful highlights! I’d love to make you feel fabulous.

Charlie Rose


I would like to take the time to thank all of the great clients who have supported my career and business over the past thirty years, and to welcome any new clients who are looking for assistance to maintain a current style or to create a new look through a cut, color or foil.

Katie Roepke


I love doing hair! I enjoy the personal aspect of my job, as well as fitting the right color and cut to each individual so they can look and feel their best. I am doing what I love most. Meeting new people and giving them the tools and knowledge to take home so they can recreate the look they desire!

Paula LaSalvia


I have enjoyed servicing my clients for the last 24 years. I love that I get to make people feel and look good when they walk out the door! I will give you great personal service, and you can expect to love your hair!


Jade Manley


I’ve been styling hair since I was a little girl, so 17 years ago I made it my career. I love cutting coloring and creating styles for special occasions. I have a pretty laid back approach, love to laugh, and been told that I can be a bit of a smart aleck.

Leanne Kearns


I love hair! I have been a stylist for 22 years, and my specialty is color and blonde highlights. I really enjoy the creative process. The best part is getting to know my clients on a personal level. Working at the Salon doesn’t even feel like a job. It is “the enjoyable calm in my week”.

Jerusha Riopel


I have been lucky enough to be involved in the beauty industry since 2008. I enjoy all aspects of my career. From freshening up natural tones to playing fashion colors, I always work hard to make you look your best. The thing that I love most about this career is meeting new people, from all walks of life, and hearing their stories. I hope to have you in my chair, soon.

Jenny Beumer

person1I’ve been a hairstylist for 30 years. I love my job, my clients are loyal and wonderful and I am thankful for each of them. I enjoy hair cutting/styling foiling & coloring. I use Schwarzkopf color for my color services. I would welcome any new business!

Stephanie Larsen


I enjoy pampering my clients with the different types of hair services. I have been in this industry for 10 years, and continue to enjoy what I do everyday. I invite you to make an appointment today for your day of pampering!

Tifanie LaFrance


I have enjoyed 17 years in the industry I love. I have had the ability to build my technical skills to create beautiful nails and hair. I love special occasion hair and would love the opportunity to not only make you feel fantastic every day, but to make your most important days Amazing!

Holly Abraham


I have had the honor and privilege to work with amazing people in an industry that I love for the past 18 years, I would enjoy working with you to create a style that best fits your needs as we collaborate together to create your perfect look. Keeping up on the latest styles and trends is what I do, from coloring to razor cutting and special occasion styling is what I love. To finish off you look I would love to pamper you in the spa with a manicure and pedicure. I can’t wait to see you.


Annette Longpre-Lotzer


I have had the privilege of making beautiful women feel and look wonderful by caring for their skin for 24 years.  My passion is to exceed your expectations as I provide you with the finest in facial and waxing services.  If you are looking for excellence and experience in Esthetics, I would love the opportunity to meet you at Ambiance

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Massage Therapists

Tony Carlisle


Certified massage therapist, graduate of Everest Institute in Eagan, 2007. Massage has been very rewarding because I am able to help people relax or relieve the muscle aches and stress, bringing lasting comfort to mind, body and spirit. Human touch is an amazing medicine.

Melissa McDowell


I have been a practicing licensed Massage Therapist since 2001 and became a licensed Nail Technician in 2014. Whether it is a deep tissue massage you are in need of to relieve your tension or are just looking to relax and unwind you will be sure to leave feeling rejuvenated after a massage with me! If it is your nails that are in need of some TLC then I would be happy to treat them to a manicure or pedicure anytime!

Diane Emer


I graduated as a certified massage therapist (CMT) from Aveda Institute in Minneapolis in May of 2012. I was trained in Swedish massage, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, and Reflexology. Being a massage therapist who is able to meet the needs of my clients is very important to me. I love what I do and want others to experience the benefits of massage. In my free time I enjoy working out, the beauty of nature, and spending time with family and friends.

Char Baird

Char graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University and became Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage in 2011.  She specializes in relaxation massage and rehabilitative massage.  She can help reduce stress, pain, knots, tightness, headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, and other symptoms.  She also is trained in prenatal, geriatric, reflexology, cancer massage, rehabilitation, trigger point, hot stone, and body wraps.  She customizes each massage to your comfort and needs.  Come in today to be relaxed and rejuvenated.


Front Desk Manager

Leslie Hobson


I can’t say it enough, I love my job! It’s so much fun to spend my days in a place where everyone is happy to be. From my talented co-workers to our wonderful clients, we are all there for one common goal – to make you look and feel beautiful. As the Front Desk Manager I get to focus on my passion of quality customer service. I want every client who walks through our doors to get the true Ambiance experience of polite & friendly front desk staff, experienced and considerate stylists, and top of the line services and products. Our clients deserve nothing but the best and we continually strive to give them nothing less.


Front Desk Coordinators

Mary Freundschuh

 Cindy Hystad

Breanna Dickie

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Julia Plan

 Stephanie Butler

Rachel Duerksen

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“In this busy high tech world we are one of the only industries still providing one-on-one contact with our clients. Here at Ambiance, our goal is to pamper and provide the highest quality services using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment. “

– Vicky Torborg, Owner of Ambiance Spa & Salon