More than just a Salon.


Embrace would not be the salon it is without the stylists serving you.


Tia [Salon Owner]

Tia is a Dubuque native, and has been a certified cosmetologist since 2007. After graduating cosmetology school, Tia continued her education at Capri college as a cosmetology instructor and nail technician instructor. With the love of personally taking care of each and every client, she continued to work behind the chair and furthered her education with individual eyelash extensions. In 2009, Tia became certified as an eyelash technician and has continued taking classes, training others, and has the pleasure of taking care of over 100 clients with lash extensions! Tia loves making people feel beautiful inside and out! Opening a salon/lash boutique in Dubuque has been a life long dream that is finally becoming reality for her! Tia is so excited to be working with other amazing stylist/technicians in an awesome salon, spa, and lash boutique!


Jessica has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2007. After graduating from Capri Dubuque, she choose to further her education by becoming certified and began to specialize in eyelash extensions, nail technology, and DreamCatcher Hair Extensions. She is a licensed cosmetology instructor who has been behind the chair for 9+ years and absolutely Loves What She Does! As Tia, said it's an amazing feeling making people feel beautiful inside and out! From beginning Capri with her to all the struggles and accomplishments they have grown through. Jessica is beyond excited to start this amazing journey with some amazing, beautiful, talented ladies behind her as well as our clients. She can't thank everyone enough for standing beside her and supporting her through this life long career that she LOVES! She hopes to see you all soon for your beauty needs!



Meet Pam McClain, she is a people person. You will feel at home the first or the hundredth time you sit in her stylist chair. Pam is an amazing artist who has shared her talents for 41 years. Her love for her craft and knowing how to think outside of the box has kept her on the cutting edge of the beauty industry. Come feel her embrace! You will always leave with a smile!!



Young but driven, Abby brings a burst of energy with her every where she goes. After graduating Cosmetology school, Abby continued on at Capri College - Dubuque to study Esthetics. She is also a certified Eyelash Technician and has a higher certification for Nail Technology. To add to her talents she also enjoys instructing the Nail Technology Course at Capri. Abby eats, sleeps, and breathes the beauty industry and takes on any opportunity to sharpen her skills and education. Her love for making each and every one of her clients feel beautiful really shines through her work. She recently added to her line of work, Microblading. One of the first specialist in Dubuque with this on her list of services, Abby takes pride in perfecting your look!



Terri has been a licensed cosmetology since 1987. After graduating from Joseph’s College of Beauty in Omaha, Nebraska, she worked at Great Expectations in Bellevue, Nebraska. After starting her career, she moved to Trendsetters in her hometown, Council Bluffs, IA. in 1990, she moved to Dubuque and worked at The Hair Gallery for a few years. She took time off to raise her 4 beautiful children. Missing the cosmetology industry, she started up again in 2015 with amazing support from her family! Terri worked at Sparkle Flair and Hair where she took a class to be a Master in custom Spray Tanning, where she later took her expertise to The Design Studio until she found her home here at Embrace. Her love for hair color and cuts is deep, but her main passion is the custom Spray Tans because you instantly feel beautiful. Terri would like to thank her family and friends for supporting her but especially her clients for helping her build a wonderful career! Come see Terri at Embrace for your custom tan and all your styling needs!


From watching youtube videos on how to style curly hair as a child, Olivia has always had a passion for the beauty industry. She followed her passion by attending Capri College in Dubuque, earning business student of the month numerous times throughout her time there. She specializes in cutting and coloring curly hair. Since graduation has also found a passion in using barbering techniques with her men’s haircuts. Also, Olivia has taken many advanced coloring classes since being out of school. She loves bringing these skills to each client that sits in her chair. Olivia is so excited to be at Embrace and can’t wait to continue her journey in this industry. 



Meet Karina! She attended Capri for cosmetology in 2008 and started her career at a very small salon in Elizabeth, Illinois, where she worked there for about 5 years before attending Capri again for esthetics in 2013. After that, I worked as an instructor at Capri until 2016. Karina recently moved to Dubuque to further her career and found her home here at Embrace. See Karina for many services, including hair, lashes, airbrush makeup and body waxing! 


Hillary grew up in Caldwell, Idaho and right after high school moved to bountiful Utah where she did a private apprenticeship and received amazing one on one training from an experienced instructor/salon owner, receiving her cosmetology license at 2500 hours in 2012, she’s always wanting to learn more and is driven to make everyone beautiful one person at a time. She moved to Dubuque in January 2018 and has fallen in love with the town, people, fireflies, and the entire Midwest atmosphere. She recently became a certified lash technician, schedule your appointment with Hilary today!