Brenda Kocak // Owner, Master Stylist, Consultant, Coach
Brenda conceived the idea of building Modern Male in 2003. With a strong vision and teamwork Modern Male continues to be a leader in the men’s grooming industry. Brenda is committed to building leaders in the salon and spa industry through coaching and mentorship. She also finds time to keep her passion for cutting alive with limited hours behind the chair.
Jason // Master Designer
Before Jason took up residency in Columbus he started his career at the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, CA. While working behind the chair at a men’s salon in LA he also taught for Paul Mitchell. Jason has made a career of inspiring stylists and clients with his ability to connect and his skill in hair design.
Khun (Kam) // Senior Designer
Kam sees hair as an opportunity to create art. During his 6 years spent honing his specialty in building shape, he creates design and style. Kam specializes in fades, designs and is versatile with shear over comb and texturizing. Building the perfect shape for each head creating a well designed haircut.
Lauren // Senior Designer
Lauren started her journey in the salon industry by training at The Paul Mitchell Academy of Hair Design. She decided to specialize in men’s hair along with color and waxing. Her background in graphic design helps to visualize each haircut using color, line, and space to create a customized finish for each client.
Justin // Senior Designer
Paying close attention to every detail and always going the extra mile to not only give a great haircut but making sure the overall salon experience is second to none for every client is Justin’s goal. His advanced training at the American Crew Menswork Academy and the esteemed Vidal Sassoon Academy put Justin at the top of his field. As a 19-year hair industry veteran his mantra is, “I…
Mel // Senior Designer
Mel studied for her career at the Ohio State School of Cosmetology. After building 3 years specializing in men’s grooming and hair design she decided that this was her niche.
Her attention to detail and passion for building results through her craft brought her to the realization that she wanted to work with the best. As a Senior Designer at Modern Male, Mel will bring ideas and creativity to hair…
Amie // Senior Stylist
Amie studied at the Aveda Institute in Columbus. After focusing on art in college she became inspired to bring her talent to helping individuals look their best through her creative eye. Her journey lead to West Virginia where she honed her skills in creative color and innovative hair design. Amie has made Dublin home and specializes in blending style and design to create the perfect look for each client.
Jordan // Skincare, Waxing, and Nail Specialist
Jordan is a certified esthetician and is known for her holistic approach. Each facial starts with an in-depth skin analysis to identify the needs of each client. She provides a customized experience, promoting relaxation and skin regeneration. Jordan’s services–facials, waxing, and nail care–will keep you looking great from head to toe.
Sara Dean // Licensed Massage Therapist
Sara values holding space and educating the client about their body & carefully listens to achieve the goal of each individual. She fuses clinically based deep tissue, trigger point, hot stone & myofascial release techniques to both calm & relax each client. Sara, who has been licensed since 2006, also works to have her restorative therapeutic treatments aid in the body’s natural healing process.
Amber // Licensed Massage Therapist
Amber graduated from The American Institute of Alternative Medicine in 2010. She is a member of the AMTA and is licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board for massage therapy. Amber incorporates all modalities necessary during your massage to ensure the absolute best outcome along with a game plan for building long-term relief as well as physical endurance. She is proficient in stretch therapy as well as deep tissue,…
Carissa // Licensed Massage Therapist
Carissa looks at posture, gait, and the whole muscular-skeletal system to determine a plan of action to improve function and address pain. She received her education at Hocking College in 2012 and blends medical massage with her spa training. She uses deep tissue, trigger point therapy, stretching, sports massage and relaxation to customize each session.
Barbara // Spa Coordinator
Barbara is a long time veteran on the Modern Male team. As the spa coordinator, she handles all spa logistics, operations and client experience.
Nick // Social Media and Client Care
Nick grew up in Lima, Ohio and has a background in radio broadcasting and graphic design. Nick keeps our Instagram fresh and our Twitter up to the minute. When he is not busy keeping you informed with what is happening in Modern Male he is tending to your scheduling needs with our Client Care Team.
Sherry // Customer Care
Sherry’s warm smile is ready to greet you upon your arrival. With over 25 years of customer service, Sherry is proficient in making sure your needs are met from start to finish. Her attention to detail keeps our team on task and things running smoothly.