About Us

Debra Mascarenas

Owner/Designer Stylist

Debra is the owner of Rumors. Debra started her career as a student at Mr. Robert’s Beauty Academy here in Brighton. Her first job as a stylist was with Michael of the Carlyle. Four years later Debra left Michaels to open her first salon in 1988. The name of the salon was Nuance, a small two-chair salon in Brighton. Nuance grew and moved to a new larger location. Seven years later Rumors opened in 1995. However, the dream had not yet been realized. “I always dreamed of owning an old building, renovating it and moving the salon into it. I realized that dream in 2005. The building we now occupy was originally a church. The building is over one hundred years old. The renovation took over a year to complete! It’s always a work in progress. It’s been a labor of love and we all love being here in the heart of Brighton.”

Debra has been doing hair for thirty years. In that time she has worn many hats, always moving toward the ultimate goal of realizing that lifelong dream. The dream to be a business owner, an accomplished stylist, a mentor and teacher. To have a business that felt more like an extended family. “I think that i have accomplished those goals. I am very proud of Rumors and thankful to the many people who have held me up through the years.”

 

 

Dandrae Valenzuela

Salon Manager/Designer Stylist

Dandrae has been with Rumors 17 years. She began her career after graduating from the Michael Taylor Institute. Dandrae has also had many hours of advanced training through Aveda, which has enhanced her natural talent for creating beautiful natural looking color and beautiful cuts. “I feel I am a good listener through years of experience. I am dedicated and consistent. I am always happy to help and mentor the stylists I work with. We are a team. We hold each other up!” Dandrae is married, the mother of three, born and raised in Colorado. She is a talented artist and interior decorator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donna Chestnut

Master Stylist

Donna has been with Rumors for 20 years and has worked with Debra for several years prior to Rumors. “I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of designing a style around a perm! I have been doing perms since the early 1980’s and consider myself an expert.” Donna also loves doing hilights and color and has a great rapport with guests who have long hair. “They just trust me with their long hair.” Donna’s motto is “Let each day bring new promises.” She is the mother of two grown children and loves spending her free time doing home projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theresa Garcia

Master Stylist

Theresa has been a stylist for 36 years, 18 of those years with Rumors! Her extensive experience includes hair, skin care, pedicures and is a certified reflexologist. “It is so rewarding to help someone feel better about themselves.” Caring, nurturing, consistent are all words that convey who Theresa is to her guests as well as to everyone at Rumors. Theresa is a Colorado native, married with four children and four grandchildren. “I love the mountains and interior design. Both are things of Beauty!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Rentfrow

Senior Stylist

Julia has been a team member at Rumors since 2007. Her down to earth, loving personality makes her a guest favorite! She not only does wonderful hair, but Julia gives an outstanding spa experience! Julia has a contagious energy that instantly makes anyone feel welcomed, and loved. She is passionate and driven while she works and is a leader in every aspect of the word.

In her spare time you will find her enjoying time with her wonderful son.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Breckenfelder

Senior Stylist

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Julie is an amazing stylist and person overall. She was a part of our team over 8 years ago and took that time to venture into other career paths where she gives her time and dedication to those that in need of it. She knows how to care for those around her with an immense amount of comfort, humor, and security. We welcomed Julie back to the team with open arms and love having her energy in the salon. She really does it all, and goes above and beyond for every person she meets.

 

Allison Mayne

Stylist

Alison came to Rumors after attending the Aveda Institute in Utah, and has now been a part of our team for a year! Alison is a true professional and always goes above and beyond to make sure her guests receive the best treatment. Alison enjoys doing women’s hair but does not limit herself in her craft. She also does men’s hair, children’s hair, skin-care services, as well as nail pampering. When you’re wanting to have a “me day” at the salon, Alison is your go-to girl!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Martinez

Stylist

Michael joined the Rumors’ team in February of 2016 and has continued to grow into an amazing stylist in that period of time. Michael graduated from the Aveda Institute of Denver and has carried his knowledge into our salon. Michael loves to make each of his client’s feel beautiful by the time they leave his chair, and is very meticulous at his craft. Michael has a special eye for balayage, up-dos, and all of the hottest trends in today’s industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dominique Wilson

Front End Lead

Dominique is in charge of making sure everything runs smoothly day in and day out. Dominique has been with Rumors since 2011 and enjoys making sure that each and every client feels welcomed, appreciated, and happy. She loves the industry and being a part of the Rumors team. Dominique is actively pursuing a marketing degree at Metropolitan State University in Denver. When she’s not working she loves to catch the newest movies and be surrounded by the people she loves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephany Kuxhausen

Front Desk/Apprentice

Stephany is a part of our wonderful front end team while she finishes her last few months of school at the Aveda Institute of Denver. Stephany is always smiling, and brings positive energy to everything she does. She is a star student in the classroom, at Rumors, and also on the salon floor. Stephany will be graduating in May of 2017 and we cannot wait to see all that she has to bring to our industry.

When she isn’t working Stephany loves to travel, spend time with her boyfriend, and love on her pets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isabela Armenta

Front Desk

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Bela completes our Front End team and brings a fun-spirit to every situation. She has recently been inspired to also become the next member of our stylist team-beginning school in April at the Academy of Cosmetology Arts in Denver. The program she will be in will allow her to be an apprentice at the salon while she attends classes, which sets her up on the fast track to be on the salon floor as soon as she graduates. We are very happy for her and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Cydney Elrod

Esthetician 

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Cydney joined our Rumors family 6 months ago, and is our main esthetician at the salon. She is very precise and knowledgeable when it comes to anything skin care related. Cydney is amazing at what she does, and it shows. She not only does skin care services but offers full body waxing as well as body treatments and make-up applications/lessons. Her positive attitude will quickly draw you in and her skill and consistency makes her stand out above the rest.

 

Maggie Sanchez

Massage Therapist 

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Maggie is our outstanding massage therapist in our spa. She truly knows all the fine details of the body and can teach her clients as well as massage them. She provides a healing, relaxing service every time and is consistent in her craft. She loves what she does, and we love her!