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 28 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 Jamie Lane, 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.



Level Two Stylist & Manager - South

Kirsten has over 15 years of experience behind the chair.  Kirsten enjoys doing men's cuts and military cuts and pays attention to detail.  She truly excels in hair coloring and has the ability to come up with new ideas for complementary tones for each skin type!  She is from Colorado, but wears Husker red along with her two children.  In her spare time she enjoys working on her new house and is known for her sidewalk chalk art.



Level One Stylist - South

We are excited to have a graduate of Xenon Academy in Omaha join our salon family!  Darian has a passion for hair and all things new in our industry.  She enjoys coloring and cutting and one of her favorite things to do are blowouts after a haircut.  Darian has many hidden talents.  So if you're looking for a recommendation of something different, she's your professional!


Part Time Position

Level One Stylist - South

Our South location is looking for a part time professional!  Schedule must be flexible and available evenings and Saturdays.  Applicant must be motivated, positive and willing to be part of a team.  Experience is preferred.  Contact Kirsten at 402.975.2021 to schedule a confidential interview!



Level One Stylist - South

With over eight years of experience in our industry, Julia loves everything about it!  She specializes in men's cutting and is very skilled with beard cutting/shaping.  She is a strong, family oriented Christian.  Julia enjoys spending time with her husband, four children and two dogs.  And when she's not running around with them, she's continually learning new things about hair and product knowledge.

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Level One Stylist - South

Tina is far from a Level One Stylist, but she is joining our salon family with over 12 years of experience and is excited to bring her guests a new and fun experience in our salon.  She is well educated on retail (our lead retailer in salon) and likewise can manage any hair challenge that is brought her way.  Tina enjoys working out in her spare time and keeps busy with constant education in hair.



Independent Stylist - South

Lauren is a part of our Independent Salon family!  Lauren joins us with a firm foundation of over 10 years in this industry.  She is very successful with her career path of being her own boss, setting her own hours, doing something she has a passion for.  All while working with a team!  Lauren specializes with Pulp Riot color and loves to do edgy and trendy styles and colors.



Level One Stylist  - 33rd St.

Katie has been a professional for over 9 years in our industry!  Including 4 years as an educator for Paul Mitchell The School.  She never shies away from a challenge, and loves cutting, blonding and working with vibrant colors.  Katie bring to us a plethora of knowledge and skill that is sure to meet your expectations!  In her spare time, she loves to camp with her two children, and being around her family.  Katie also would love to share with you about how "cool" her dog is!



Level One Stylist - 33rd St.

We welcome Paris!  Not only did she grow up in our industry, but she has the dedication, motivation and passion to become a well-known professional in Lincoln!  She specializes in detailed cuts and specialty colors.  Here's what she had to say when we asked what inspired her:  "As a little girl, watching my Mother in the salon completely opened my eyes to this amazing industry.  Attending Cosmetology school was the best decision I have ever made, and I can already tell my future is so bright!"



Level One Stylist - 33rd St.

If you want a new haircut or would love to experiment in color, then meet Aloni!  She comes to us with a ton of experience in cutting and looks forward to broadening her horizons in the world of color!  With her contagious smile and positive personality, Aloni is sure to make your day better, all while leaving with an amazing hairstyle!  In her spare time, you can find her with a DIY project of all kinds or spending her day outside.



Level One 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 has been doing hair over a year, and strives to always be in touch with the most up to date looks and how to achieve them.  If you want a stylist who can help you with a new look, or you're looking for something new and edgy, Sky is your professional!


Part Time Professional

Level One Stylist - 33rd St

We are looking for one part time Stylist who is willing to work evenings and Saturdays.  Experience is preferred, but not required.  Being motivated and passionate is a must and applicant must possess a fun and outgoing attitude.  Contact Mandy for your confidential interview!

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!