About Mane Attraction
Mane Attraction is a full service salon located in historic downtown Truckee. We have been serving our clients since 1991. For your convenience, we offer one-stop service for all your beauty needs from haircuts to color, skin care, waxing services, makeup artistry, brides, permanent makeup, and high quality hair and skin care products.
Melody, Mane Attraction’s owner, stylist and permanent makeup artist has been serving a loyal clientele in the greater Truckee area since 1989. She has been a member of The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, an organization that maintains standards and sets guidelines for the permanent makeup industry, since 1996. Melody gains fresh inspiration and seeks out the most advanced techniques and quality products through continued education.
Working Days: Tuesday-Thursday (Hair); Every other Saturday and Monday (Permanent Make-up)
Born and raised in Truckee, Lindsey has spent the past 14 years working for Mane Attraction. Although she’s worked full time in the past, in recent years, she and her husband expanded their family with three beautiful boys. Now, as she works part time at the salon, she loves coloring and cutting most. Seeing her job as a creative outlet, she enjoys constantly keeping up on the changing styles and trends. The love of people and creativity is what drove her to her vocation and in both she strives.
Working Days: Thursday and Saturday
“I was always playing with hair when I was young and decided at an early age to become a hairdresser,” Blanca says about her decision to be a cosmetologist. For the past 20 years she’s been playing with hair at Mane Attraction, however her career started on the opposite side of these United States in NYC. After moving to Scottsdale, AZ., she was fortunate to learn from the “greats” in her field, such as Paul Mitchell, Horst of Austria (Mr. Aveda) and Tony and Guy. “Making people look and feel good is very rewarding work,” she says and many have reaped from that rewarding work.
Working Days: Thursday and Saturday
Of the 34 years Gretchen lived in the Truckee/Tahoe area, five have been spent at Mane Attraction. For three of the five years she’s been one of the two practicing Estheticians. Her specialties are working with the Dermalogica line. “I love all the different skin specific products. The age smart is my favorite. I also love helping my acneic clients as well.” She is currently working on her 80 hour diploma for expert status with Dermalogica. “I have one child who is the light in my life,” she says. Along with her daughter, she loves cooking gourmet meals, walking with her Westies, decorating, and going to Dermalogica classes.
Working Days: Tuesdays
For all of the 9 years that Francesca has lived in Truckee, she has worked at Mane Attraction. Before moving here, she worked and lived in the Bay area for 14 years. She has always loved hair and fashion and thought to make a career of making people feel good about themselves. At the salon, her specialties are perms and HCS. Outside of her job, she is married with two children and loves walking, skiing and eating yummy food.
Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
When you think of a salon, you think of cosmetologists and estheticians… But what about the receptionist? Mane Attraction’s receptionist, Tammi, has lived in Truckee 15 years. She started working at Mane Attraction a year and a half ago and has had a great time with it. “I love meeting the people in Truckee and working with the amazing staff,” she says. Being a mom of 4 daughters and a grammy of 4 granddaughters, she keeps herself busy outside of work. She also enjoys scrapbooking and calligraphy.
Working Days: Monday-Friday
For the past 45 years, Gale has been a cosmetologist. When she was younger, she loved playing with her hair. After watching a friend do hair for a living, she decided to take on the vocation of hair stylist herself. For the past 26 years, she has enjoyed her life’s work in Truckee. She has been employed at Mane Attraction for two decades. Throughout her time at the salon, she has refined her specialties in color, perms and cuts. Besides doing hair, she has a deep passion for her dog, gardening, cooking and reading cooking magazines. Her 2 sons and 6 grandchildren bring her much joy and love.
Working Days: Monday-Thursday
Thirty-six years ago, Lori moved to the Truckee/Tahoe area. She lived for 10 years in Lake Tahoe and then 26 years here in Truckee. All of the 11 years she’s worked as an esthetician, she has spent at Mane Attraction. As one of the two estheticians at the salon, her specialties are sun damaged skin, acne and wanting to make people’s skin smooth and flawless. Her inspiration is the love of making people feel better. “I have been happily married for 29 years and have 2 adult girls,” she says. Other than work and family, she loves sports and is starting a small farm.
Working Days: Thursday and Friday
Twenty-two years ago, Shelly got married and then a few years later moved to Truckee. During most of her time in our town, she raised her 3 boys. However, 3 years ago she took on another challenge as she worked for and achieved her cosmetology license. For 2 years she has been working at Mane Attraction. During that time, she has found her niche in blow dries, cuts and color. Her mother had been a hairdresser so she feels like she grew up in the salon. Now as an adult, she can continue making her home at a salon that is very thankful for her work.
Working Days: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Mane Attraction’s Bridal Consultant, Danielle, has been a Truckee resident since 1997. After getting her California and Nevada license in 2004, she went right to work at Mane Attraction. With her family expanding to 3 daughters, she has limited herself to her deepest passion– bridal hair and make-up. Committed to helping brides feel the most beautiful they can on their special day, Danielle brings a calm to the excitement and makes their hopes a reality. She loves the energy and diversity each wedding day brings and finds much joy in working with blissful brides, their bridesmaids and families.
Working Days: As Needed