Emily Scruggs



Emily is a fresh Denver resident starting a new chapter at Deseo Salon, bringing with her 13 years of experience as a stylist. She is a versatile artist who specializes in dimensional highlighting, balayage, and transformative cutting. You’ll feel at ease with her laidback personality and devotion to a thorough and personalized consultation so that every client is happy.

After leaving her cozy hometown of Traverse City, MI she headed to East Lansing, MI to attend the Douglas J Aveda Institute to receive top education in the field. After graduation, Emily packed up and left Michigan for the big city excitement and opportunity of Chicago. She started an apprenticeship at an Aveda Concept Salon in downtown Chicago. There she received advanced training for a year and began her career as a stylist in the city. After six years and with a steady clientele, she decided it was time for a change and started at a new salon. She then starting working at a busy, downtown salon located in the bustling Merchandise Mart. Here she expanded her knowledge of the top European color line Wella and worked with many of the top products in the industry (Kerastase, Bumble & Bumble, Oribe, Pureology, Kevin Murphy, Baxter, and R & Co), which allows her to give clients custom recommendations for every hair type. She continued to work there for six years where she attended several continuing education classes in various areas such as precision men’s and women’s cutting, styling, advanced color, and business skills.

As much as she loved her clients and friends in Chicago, she felt she had outgrown the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle and yearned for new forever home. She had to say goodbye to her clients who had become such friends and headed for the sunshine and vistas of the Rocky Mountains. Emily is exploring all she can in the vibrant city of Denver. When she’s not working at Deseo salon you can find her at a concert, hiking, practicing yoga, or getting crafty at home.