Our Team

Allie Orr

Allie Orr

Allie

Our final spotlight is on the Al in Al's & Co., Allie Orr! Allie was humble enough to not want to write a blurb about herself, so she left it to her coworker. Happy to brag about our boss, Allie is the fearless leader at Al's, initiating the fun and friendly atmosphere our clients experience on a daily basis.
She has been behind the chair for 11 years. Her husband of 9 years, Dan, keeps the salon maintenance to a minimum when he's not serving on the Baldwin Police Department. Together, they have two beautiful children, Brantley (7), and Laykin (2).
Her responses to the spotlight questions asked are just like she is...fun, witty and sure to make you smile.

What's your favorite article of clothing?
Shoes are classified as clothing right?! You can never have too many shoes!

What song do you have completely memorized?
Every single song on the Trolls Soundtrack! Thank you, Laykin.

What takes up too much of your time?
Laundry!! How does a family of 4 go through so many clothes?

What's the farthest you've ever been away from home?
Cozumel, Mexico last year! Amazing!!

What fad/trend do you hope comes back?
I like to roll with whatever comes back around. I just really hope big bangs never come back. By bangs used to be curled and ratted so big. I'm scarred for life! Thanks, mom!

What's your favorite smell? Johnson and Johnson baby lotion! I still lather my babies up!

What's your catchphrase?
"Rude!"

What's the dumbest way you've been injured?
I was in a dunk tank years ago while running for Miss Baldwin. The night before the pageant they had us in a dunk tank for a fundraiser. Needless to say I landed on my foot wrong and ended up in the ER. Fractured my foot and was on crutches the day of the pageant. Most graceful award definitely does NOT go to me.

What's the worst food you've ever eaten?
Mushrooms, Olives and tomatoes!

What's the weirdest thing you find attractive in another person?
Balding men apparently....have you seen my husband?! Love you, babe

What is something you hate, but wish you loved?
Bloody Mary's! I want so badly to like them, but I just cant!

We love you, Allie!!

Lindsey Gerhardt

Lindsey Gerhardt

Lindsey

Lindsey Gerhardt is spotlighted today! She's been behind the chair for nearly 12 years and we are all the better for it!
She has one handsome son, Mason, who is four and a half. Her answers to our fun questions are just as quirky and adorable as she is. When you read her answers, you'll hear them as if she's saying them.

1. What's your favorite article of clothing?
My Dad's fleece sweatpants. I'm always FREEZING so I put them on over my other sweats.

2. What song do you have completely memorized?
Come on...all of them!!!

3. What takes up too much of your time?
Mowing lawn, even though I love it!

4. What's the farthest you've ever been away from home?
Jamaica for a church orphanage trip. It was life changing.

5. What fad/trend do you hope comes back?
Frizzy big hair and love handles! I'd be so "in"!

6. What's your favorite smell? Hands down--freshly cut fields.

7. What's your catchphrase?
Apparently "You guys!"

8. What's the dumbest way you've been injured?
Trying to do a hanging back flip off monkey bars. Broke my arm. Clearly, I failed.

9. What's the worst food you've ever eaten?
I pretty much eat anything, but I tried a sushi place's "seaweed salad" and I think I ate St. Croix River weeds!

20. Weirdest thing you find attractive?
Beards, strong callused hands and small calves. Just kidding, don't skip calf day.

21. Something you hate but wish you loved?
Taking my shots of vinegar.

Lindsey. You truly are one in a million!

Sheila Duch

Sheila Duch

Sheila

In your week of getting to know the girls behind the chairs at Al's & Co, we start with Sheila Duch! The salon manager at Al's has been a cosmetologist for nearly 13 years!!
Married for almost 5 years has brought her and her hubby Dan two beautiful girls, Presley (3) and Porter (2).
We asked all the girls at Al's some fun questions. Here are Sheila's responses...

1. What's your favorite article of clothing?
Victoria Secret Pink Sweatpants they are ahhh-mazing!!! My go to after a busy day at work!!

2. What song do you have completely memorized?
Way to many to think of just one!

3. What takes up too much of your time?
Laundry!!! I wish that didn't take up any of my time.

4. What's the farthest you've ever been away from home?
Ocho Rios Jamaica Celebrating my sister's wedding in 2009, time to go back!!

4. What fad/trend do you hope comes back?
Mall bangs!
Definitely not this one!!! So glad we have flat irons now!!

5. What's your favorite smell?
I love the new baby smell!!


6. What's your catchphrase?
I believe everything happens for a reason!! So you might here me say that from time to time!

7. What's the dumbest way you've been injured?
Well, the other night my foot fell asleep and when I stood up I went down hard!!! Luckily I didn't get injure

8. What is something you hate, but wish you loved?
I hate spiders, I wish I could at least tolerate them!!

Thanks, Sheila!!

Ginger Close

Ginger Close

Ginger

Ginger Close is spotlighted next! She is our late bloomer, coming to the industry later than the rest of the gals at Al's. She's been behind the chair for a year and a half, but has truly found her calling! She lives in Baldwin with her hubby of 10 years, Matt, along with their two daughters, Scout (9), and Piper (6).
She had fun coming up with the questions to ask the girls, so let's see what she had to say when she had to answer them:

1. What's your favorite article of clothing?
My slippers. You'll rarely see me without mine on when I'm home.

2. What song do you have completely memorized?
Bohemian Rhapsody, but who doesn't?!? I also know a creepy amount of musical theatre scores/soundtracks.

3. What takes up too much of your time?
Facebook. Social media..I just can't quit you.

4. What's the farthest you've ever been away from home?
The Italian coast on my honeymoon. We may have had our wedding cake from Family Fresh, but we went on one mind-blowing honeymoon!

5. What fad/trend do you hope comes back?
I always had a soft spot for flare jeans.

6. What's your favorite smell?
Gasoline. I feel like that makes me weird.

7. What's your catchphrase?
It's not a phrase..but I sigh. A LOT! It rarely to never means anything, I just reset my breathing...but I do it all the time!!!

8. What's the dumbest way you've been injured?
A Frisbee broke my toe in college. The Frisbee hit my toe and broke it.

9. What's the worst food you've ever eaten?
Vegemite. I had some Aussie friends that brought some to try and it is just awful.

20. Weirdest thing you find attractive?
The little smile wrinkles that happen by the eye. I love them!! And broad shoulders.

21. Something you hate but wish you loved?
Celery. I can't. I wish I could cause it's so time consuming to pick it out.

No celery for Ginger...got it. :-) Thanks, Ging!

Macy Helgeson

Macy Helgeson

Macy