Our Approach

Our Story

Established in the same location at 33rd & Pioneers for over 40 years, The Hair Lounge, LLC., began its vision in 2010 by owners Kendra and Lyle Trumbley.  It was their dream to have a salon where team members could go to work and have fun.  To be a part of something they could call their own.  Kendra guides the team behind the scenes, working with over 31 years of experience.  Our salon has provided hair care for the entire family as well as serving many generations.  Doing so has made our salon a staple in the Lincoln, NE community.  We are now proud to have expanded to include Executive Directors who can reap the rewards of salon ownership all while enjoying their careers.  And Company Educators who can train our staff where and when we need it.  The Hair Lounge truly is an experience in itself.  We know you will enjoy our atmosphere as our stylists all share the same passion.  Having fun and creating beautiful people!


We always want you to be 100% satisfied with your services.  If you are not 100% satisfied, we ask that you contact us within 5 days of your appointment so that we may schedule you to have your service(s) corrected free of charge (same service) at your convenience.  Any issues reported longer than 5 days from the original appointment date will not immediately be considered a redo, but will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Meet the Team

At The Hair Lounge, we look for people who are outgoing, fun, and most importantly, have a passion for doing hair! Our team is here to serve you in any way they can. Take a moment to get to know our employees!



Founder & President

If you're visiting The Hair Lounge on 14th & Vavrina Ln., chances are you'll run into our owner, Kendra Trumbley.  Growing people for a living is her passion, so with opening a new store, this is first and foremost a dream come true.  Working in the hair industry for over 30 years, 23 of which she co-owned a multi-location company, it is important to her to give back to the staff and community who have supported her over all the years.  Providing the opportunity for members of the salon family to become Executive Members with profit sharing, or Independent Stylists, coaching them on their continued path to success.  Paying it forward each and every day, both to staff and guests.



Executive Director

Mandy has been a part of our salon team for over 18 years, and is the Executive Director at our 33rd & Pioneers location.  She not only has a passion for family haircare, but she has been the salon manager since 2010.  She is well educated on grey color coverage, children's first haircuts and men's haircutting.  Mandy is an avid outdoors person and enjoys time with her husband and two girls.  When she's not in the salon, you'll find her enjoying the outdoors. Being an Executive Director allows her to benefit from salon ownership and taking care of general salon operations.  She has great time management, good conversations, a big heart and a small town personality.



Assistant Manager

Creative & versatile, Aloni's love and devotion for her profession has proven to be a key factor for her success at our 33rd & Pioneers location.  Her ability to listen and care for the needs and wants with each of her guests, not to mention the reimagination of colors.  She makes her job look effortless and most of all, takes pride in the beautiful smiles, confidence and meaningful relationships with her clients.  Aloni's desire to learn the product lines, new methods and willingness to take charge to collaborate with others proves her ability to re-invent, make progress and achieve continued success in our industry.    Her passion, talent and genuine care are key qualities in assisting our management team.

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Team Leader

Accepting Applications

Our company is currently searching for you!  A professional who sets the example for their team and can lead them to continued success.  We are looking for someone who is able to multi-task and commit to 39 hours per week, including two evenings and each Saturday.  Having a passion for leadership and AVEDA concepts is a must.  Contact us on the careers page for your opportunity!



Stylist - South

Emery (also known as "Emmy") joined our family in the Spring of 2021.  She is a graduate of Joseph's College and is from the Grand Island area.  Emery has previous salon experience and excels with Men's cutting and has a true talent for creating beautiful blondes!  We look forward to her growing her base here in Lincoln.

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Advanced Stylist - South

With over 13 years of experience Tina has a true passion for hair!  She is loves to educate her guests on hair and how you can look your best every day!  She is well educated on retail (our lead retailer in salon) and likewise can manage any hair challenge that is brought her way.  If you want something new, she can make any recommendation as well!  Tina enjoys working out in her spare time and keeps busy with constant education in hair.



Stylist - South

Gabrielle (pronounced GAE-BREE-EL) is a great addition to our salon family.  Her hometown is Beatrice and she brings that small town feel to our salon.  Gabrielle enjoys doing blonding services as well as haircuts and styles.  She is certified in hand tied and tape in extensions and loves to do braiding as well!  Sometimes known as "Gabe", you'll find she is very meticulous in her work and will take that extra time to make sure you receive the experience you deserve.  In her spare time, she stays active with her son who is in preschool.


Stylist - South

Stylist - South

With over 15 years of experience Parvin provides a wealth of knowledge in hair and waxing services.  She held a license and practiced in three different countries, and settling down here in Lincoln, fulfilling her requirements to be licensed in the US from The College of Hair Design two years ago.  Parvin is also trained in threading for hair removal on the facial area.  She is married and has two boys in which she loves to spend time with when she's not working.  Her passion is her job and she loves to listen to music, which makes her relaxed and happy.  Parvin will go above and beyond providing you with great services and excellent retail knowledge!



Stylist - 33rd St.

We are so excited to have Marissa as part of our family at our 33rd street location!  She is a graduated of The College of Hair Design and is dual licensed in both Cosmetology and Barbering! It has always been her dream to be a hairstylist ever since she was a little girl visiting hair salons with her Mom.  Marissa has a passion for people and making them look/feel better as well as creating different looks, cuts and styles.  She believes that the creativity in the hair world is endless, and is eager to grow in our industry with our salon family!



Stylist - 33rd St.

Sky is a very talented Stylist!  She is a color specialist, enjoys working with fashion colors and is a master at Undercutting and designs.  Sky is an experienced professional, and strives to always be in touch with the most up to date looks and how to achieve them.  In her spare time, she is not only a Mom and wife, but cares for some amazing ducklings too!  She is a perfectionist and will leave no details undone.  If you're looking for something new and edgy, Sky is your professional!


Now Hiring!

Stylist - 33rd St.

We are currently looking for a full-time professional to join our team!  Experienced or just entering our profession, we are willing and love to train!  You'll enjoy a set schedule with two-three evenings and Saturdays.  CLOSED on Sundays.  Having a passion for what you do, quality guest service and a love for retail is a must.  We love what we do, and you will too!  Apply online today, or call Mandy at 402.440.9657 to set up a confidential interview.



Stylist  - 33rd St.

Pronounced KY-LAH, we are super excited to have this experienced professional as a part of our salon family!  People are her passion, and she's creative in anything and everything she does.  She enjoys men's fades and beard work, loves to do blonding and toning as well as styling hair.  I guess you could say she has a passion for it ALL!  Kyila has traded in her paint brushes for color brushes, and each guest is her canvas.  So, if you're ready for an update, this is the professional for you!

Now that you know us, we'd like to know you!

Make an appointment at either location with anyone of our stylists! Each one has great skills and talent and would love to help you look your best with our expertise. We look forward to seeing you!