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.
Dawn // Master Designer
Originally from Ohio, Dawn has spent the past 15 years living in NYC where she worked as a stylist specializing in men’s grooming. Dawn is continually educating herself in advanced techniques and new styles and strives to stay at the forefront of her field. Some of her credits include fashion shows, photo shoots, TV, and private events for celebrities and high profile clientele.
Travis // Master Designer
Master Designer, believes in making each visit a personable experience. He understands that their time is valuable. His work offers great attention to detail as well as being able to create a style that you desire or will recommend one that is best suitable for you. He is comfortable styling and cutting any hair type. And is considered a “fade master”.
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.
Melissa // Master Designer
Melissa has worked with some of the industry’s top designers and continues to evolve her skills every day. Her passion for men’s hair design is bringing both trendy, and professional clients alike the most up to date styles to keep them looking and feeling their best.
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.
Dina // Senior Designer
Dina started her journey in the salon industry at The Paul Mitchell Academy. She then moved to Chicago and built her skills under the supervision of Mario Tricoci in his flagship salon on Michigan Avenue. Dina spent countless hours working side by side with the Creative Director in this fast paced environment both behind the chair and for runway. Dina believes that every haircut must be customized and finished…
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…
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.
Jessica // Skincare Specialist and Massage Therapist
Jessica has four years of experience as a licensed esthetician. Jessica enjoys helping men understand their skincare needs and streamline their home regimen. She is trained in all aspects of men’s skincare and waxing. You will also see her assisting the team at our front desk.
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.
Trina // Licensed Massage Therapist, Thai Massage Certified
Trina uses her extensive training, certification and 15 years of experience in deep tissue, Thai, myofascial release, neuromuscular, classic, cupping, esalen and trigger point to tailor a customized massage for you that gets to the root problem of your issues while leaving you relaxed and revived at the end of your session. It is through connection and honest communication that Trina can build focused attention in achieving sustainable results.
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.
Tess // Social Media and Client Care Representative
Stephenie brings her southern charm to our team & guests. WIith over 15 years of customer service experience, she takes great pride in promoting the highest level of customer service to our guests. She also keeps you in the know through social media in regards to what is happening in Modern Male.
Elizabeth // Social Media and Special Events Coordinator
Elizabeth brings several years of experience and customer support within the salon industry to our team. As Modern Male’s marketing and social media assistant, Elizabeth will oversee all things social media and work closely with promotions and newsletters. You will also see her smile at our front desk adding her energy to create the utmost positive client care experience!