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) // Master 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.
Mel // Senior Designer
Mel studied for her career at the Ohio State School of Cosmetology. After years of specializing in men’s grooming and hair design she decided that this was her niche.rnHer 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 design…
Esther // Senior Stylist and Nail tech
Esther started her cosmetology career in high school. She received her license in 2007 and used her skills to fund her way through college. After traveling extensively Esther realized that men’s grooming is her passion. She found her way home and wanted to be a part of the first and best men’s salon in Columbus and joined the team at Modern Male. After graduating Modern Male boot camp Esther’s…
Justin // Master Designer
Justin is a 20 year veteran of the hair industry. Having trained at the Vidal Sassoon and famed American Crew Menswork academy, staying current on trends is a top priority for him.
Halen // Senior Designer
Halen has over 10 years of experience as a Cosmetologist and is a specialist in men’s hair design. She is a fade master and an expert with creating shape. Halen enjoys educating her clients on how to keep their hair looking great after they leave the chair as well as boosting their confidence by recommending the style and shape that works best for them. When Halen is not behind…
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.
Sara // 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.
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.
Betsy // Skincare and Waxing Specialist
Betsy is a licensed Advanced esthetician with a passion for problematic skin paired with education. Betsy’s welcoming personality makes our clients feel at ease with any service she offers, including specialty facials, extractions or waxing. Her goal with every client is to ensure they leave informed with a plan of action.
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 // Media Specialist 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.
Brianna // Customer Care
Brianna earned her Associate of Science at Bowling Green State University and went on to study Dance and Philosophy at Ohio Wesleyan University. Brianna independently teaches Ballroom and Ballet classes at Emerald City. Brianna has a passion for creating a joyful and organized environment. She brings her skills and welcoming smile to you as our Client Care Representative.