About Kolor Twist Hair Co.

Kolor Twist Hair & Skincare Co. is a certified sustainable hair & skincare salon with a passionate team of talented hair stylists & estheticians.

An industry leader for over 25 years, we're dedicated to delivering professional, personalized service and premium skin and hair care products.

Kolor Twist Hair & Skincare Co. is an exclusive retailer of several quality skincare product lines including Biologique Recherche, Oribe, Vintner's Daughter and 111Skin.

Our History

Kolor Twist is a partnership between two extraordinary women, Krista and Marilyn. The partnership has spanned a period of nearly two decades but has been no ordinary business relationship. The bond that has been developed over years based on mutual respect and synergy has created a environment that is high in energy and focused on serving their customers. Customers keep coming back because they leave the salon feeling re-charged and renewed.

Krista and Marilyn pride themselves on the positive atmosphere that they have worked hard to create for their customers and employees.

They believe that this welcoming environment is essential to the total experience that want to offer their loyal and valued patrons.

Vitality is the goal of the Kolor Twist experience! 

Meet Our Team

Marilyn Murphy

Marilyn

Senior Hair Stylist, Owner

Marilyn began her hairstyling career in Saskatoon in 1987, with a focus on competing in hair cutting & styling. Her ability to connect with her clients invigorates her, lending itself to her ability to seamlessly have clients feeling & looking their best. Marilyn is a firm believer in education. She is therefore able to keep up-to-date with the current hair trends. She also values her talented team of stylists & is constantly learning from them.

She truly loves the challenge of owning & operating her own business alongside Krista; her amazing business partner & friend of 26 years!

Krista Leitl

Krista

Skincare & Facial Expert, Owner

Krista been a skin therapist for 30 years now with a career that started in California. Luckily most of that time has been beside her longtime business partner / friend Marilyn.

Her passion and research has led her to only use products and treatments that have passed her rigorous quality test. Companies like Biologique Recherche, Adipeau ,Vintners Daughter, 111SKIN, Intraceuticals, and DMK.

When not in the salon she can be found anywhere with her family, friends and 2 dogs, usually outside on an adventure, and when the snow flies enjoying her favourite pastime skiing!

Katie

Hairstylist

Katie is an accomplished hairstylist with 13 years in the industry and just over 9 years at Kolor Twist. Known for her warm approach and straight forward attitude, she has worked in a diverse client world from massively thick to extremely fine textures. Her thirst for knowledge on trends, techniques, and education has pushed Katie into seeking global industry events and workshops to expand her repertoire. Overall, Katie is a distinctive stylist with an ever zest to learn and help every client feel seen.

When she isn’t working she enjoys off the cuff cooking with innumerable multinational dishes and a glass of wine (or two!). She enjoys sunny golf days, politics, and being immersed in local city events.

Nicole W.

Nicole W.

Hairstylist

Nicole is a born and raised Calgarian with a passion for the hair industry. She has been doing hair for over 10 years and joined the Kolor Twist team in 2015. She loves getting creative with color, cutting, and expanding her knowledge. Nicole enjoys meeting new people and building meaningful relationships with her clients; she truly understands that every client brings with them their own unique hairstyling needs/goals. Every appointment with Nicole is special no matter how long she has been doing your hair.

When Nicole is not in the salon she finds great joy in being outdoors. She loves to support local and does so by immersing herself in the current food scene by trying new restaurants in the city. She also loves relaxing with friends, family, her husband, and their cat.

Jen

Jen

Esthetician

Jen has been in the esthetics industry for over 25 years. She is fortunate to have been part of the kolor twist team for 22 of those years. Being able to help people feel their best is her passion. Jen loves to keep up with the ever-changing technology & techniques of skincare. She loves getting to know each and every one of her clients, while working with them to achieve the skin of their dreams.

Outside of work, Jen enjoys spending time with her family & loved ones. She can usually be found enjoying the outdoors via camping or hiking.

Nicole R.

Nicole R.

Hairstylist

Nicole has always had a passion for the beauty industry. She began her career in 2010 & joined the Kolor Twist team in 2019. Her 10+ years of experience includes weddings, behind the chair & backstage at events. Nicole continues to learn new techniques; attending classes & industry events. She has a passion for working with people & creating a personalized experience for each client. She believes in providing clients with the skills & knowledge to achieve a style that fits their unique lifestyles & personalities.

In her free time Nicole enjoys spending time with family, friends and her cat Eevee. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, camping, cooking & her many crafting hobbies.

Ryan

Ryan

Hairstylist

Ryan has been a hair stylist for 20+ years & joined the Kolor Twist team in the summer of 2022 after returning from working/traveling abroad. Having experience as a salon owner, Ryan worked & trained internationally. His unique approach to cutting & coloring hair draws on inspiration from the countries & people he has visited over the years. With the intention of keeping up with the latest hair trends & techniques & an overall value of education, Ryan approaches each guest's hair concerns individually & customizes their visit accordingly.

When he is not behind the chair Ryan enjoys traveling with purpose via giving back through volunteering & is a huge animal lover!

Karissa

Karissa

Front Desk Management

Karissa has been involved in the beauty industry since 2013. Her Kolor Twist story began in the spring of 2022. She has a multi-faceted background in behavioural science, makeup & nutritional consulting. She loves anything that involves some creative thinking; including painting, poetry, junk journaling & editoral makeup.

Her heart has always been drawn to the salon environment and she is grateful to be working for such a wholsome & welcoming local small business. She finds great joy in having authentic interactions, keeping things organized & consistently being your friendly, neighborhood receptionist!

Natasha

Natasha

Salon Assistant

Natasha has been part of the beauty industry for 6 years. She discovered her passion for hairstyling in high school during her cosmetology course & has since graduated MC College's hairstyling program. She is passionate about expanding her knowledge of the newest hair techniques & hairstyling trends. She has experience being at stylist & is excited to continue to develop her skills at Kolor Twist. Her precision & attentiveness in styling combined with her gentle touch leaves her clients with a smile on their face.

Outside of work Natasha loves spending time doing Special FX makeup, creating art, or getting lost in a good TV show.