Owner and Master Stylist

Vanessa Villaverde is the Owner of Headspace Southside Salon. Vanessa's passion and innovation is only paralleled by her attention to detail and guest satisfaction, building our beautiful space and team by cultivating trust with each client. With this trust, Vanessa established a loyal clientele and reputation that often proceeds itself. Vanessa has over a decade of knowledge and experience domestically and internationally in which she provides a carte blanche service every time.


Master Stylist

Matthew "Mattie" Bennett,  is a Navajo Native American from Flagstaff, Arizona. Mattie graduated from Flagstaff's own Empire Beauty School, using the knowledge they learned at Empire, Mattie has mastered techniques such as: extreme coloring, color correcting, and cutting. Along with being a professional, Mattie adores his craft and expresses that with each and every service.  Mattie has also begun training and schooling to be a certified NBR Hair Extension Specialist.


Master Stylist and Wax Specialist

Kat has over 17 years of professional background in the salon industry. Her past experience includes salon ownership and work in San Diego, California. There Kat received training from Schwarzkopf, Redken and Bumble and Bumble professionals. Kat seeks perfection with her guests and her passion for detail makes her a master of her craft. 


Master Stylist

Caroline is one of our newest additions to Headspace, as she has recently relocated to Flagstaff from Sarasota, FL. She graduated from cosmetology school in 2011 in Boston, Ma. Caroline trained at DevaChan in NYC and has become an expert in DevaCurl cutting and coloring techniques. Along with knowledge of DevaCurl, she is skilled in the art of hair cutting, balayage, and ensuring each client leaves looking and feeling their best self. 


Master Stylist

Jessica Peterson was born and raised here in our beautiful mountain town and is our newest stylist at Headspace. Jessica's career as a Stylist began at Empire Cosmetology Institute in October of 2014. This is where her love for hair cutting and coloring began to flourish. Jessica thrives on her ability to visualize and execute strong blonde looks, using the hand-painted techniques of Balayage. She also finds herself enjoying inter mixing shadow roots, fashion colors, and custom glosses. Jessica also brings her expertise in Glam Seamless Hair Extensions becoming certified in January of 2018. With Jessica's knowledge she strives in creating one of a kind color for each and every one of her guests!


Traveling Master Stylist

Michelle has been in Hair Biz since 2005, receiving all off her extended education through the beauty product company, Aveda. Michelle became certified as an Advanced Technique Aveda Color Educator in 2009. She left the company as the Northwest Regional Creative Director to go independent. She specializes in Blondes and Balayage of all varieties. Michelle splits her time as a independent Stylist working in Seattle, Washington and Flagstaff, Arizona. 



General Manager

Caity is the industrious General Manager of Headspace Southside Salon. Caity has lived in Flagstaff for 11 years now, during that time she has developed a majority of creative and organizational skills which have helped establish her management career thus far. Most days, Caity defines her roll at Headspace as being "well-rounded".