Avant/Aveda Master Stylist, Avant Downtown

Aveda Certified Color Educator - Avant Director of Education

Alyssa (Zimmer) Bleninger is a 2009 graduate of The Aveda Institute Minneapolis and has been with Avant since 2012. Her passion for the beauty and well-being of others, and her love for this industry, began while working at AVANT when she was attending UND. Since graduating from Aveda she worked at Future Concepts Studio and Spa, Eden Prairie, Mn. Alyssa has had extensive training with many of the Aveda Global Educators, including Lupe Voss, David Adams, and Ian Michael Black (Aveda Color), as well as Jon Reyman and Antionette Beenders (Aveda Cutting and Special Occasion Hair Styling). In addition, while with Future Concepts, Alyssa completed advanced color classes as well as Baliage~Ombre classes with L’Oreal Portfolio artist Brian Redman. Alyssa has become a master of her craft, excelling as a creative, versatile colorist and hair cutter, for both woman and men guests. Alyssa is a certified Aveda educator, teaching color to our staff, as well as educating staff in other Aveda salons. She is also very experienced working with ethnic-textured hair, and the process of smoothing-straightening. In addition, Alyssa is our Pinch-Braid Extensions professional. Alyssa and her husband Josh (AVANT II), love gardening, traveling, and spending time with family in Grand Forks. Alyssa is  at the AVANT I location (downtown).




Directors at AVANT

AVANT currently has 4 Directors, and they direct the education for all new AVANT stylist. These directors have attended many hours of color theory, basic form cutting, advanced cutting and color, advanced razor cutting, in addition to Advanced Color and Cutting classes with the Master’s at Aveda Academy NYC. All our new stylist spend months learning from our “master’s of education” at AVANT.

-Anne Zimmer, Owner