The New Guys At Salon X

America can shop till it drops!

If like me, your idea of Black Friday, is recovering from Too Much Turkey Thursday, then this post is for you.

With the Holidays right around the corner, there’s no better time than now to get on a program and get your beauty buzz on, and Salon X is ready for your every whim!

Hair feeling a little flat? Nothing a teeny trim and perhaps a little color won’t fix. Delta (the undisputed Color Queen), might be booked solid – if you are lucky you might get in due to a cancellation –  but we’ve got news for you!

There’s a new guy in the house, and not only is Monte Swenn an accomplished colorist  but he’s handy with the shears as well. From Enid, Oklahoma, Monte is a master barber and cosmetologist with over 35 years in the industry. He has worked as a facilitator for some of the top industry manufacturers (including Redken), and has owned his own successful Salon for over two decades.

He caught the Taos bug years ago when he and his wife were married in Santa Fe, and came up here tor a day. He finally took the plunge three years ago, when they bought a house in town.

Planning to relocate here within the next year, Monte started checking out our local salon scene, before landing at Salon X. 

“You know what sold me on Salon X?” He asked when i chatted with him recently. “Delta.” He responded before I could answer. “She was warm and personable and the Google reviews said it all.”

Monte is at Salon X every two weeks for the moment, so do call to make an appointment.

When she’s not turning out some of the cutest cuts around, Tianna is rockin’ the facial room this winter.

A highly accomplished aesthetician, specializing in acne, aging, and sensitive skin, she is a PCA peel specialist, and continues to take advanced courses in order to stay abreast of the changes in her industry.

“It’s peel season!” She reminded me. “Time to get the winter skin-care regimen on track.”

She’s offering a series of six peels for the price of five. The peels are spread out over a six month period and will get you glowing long before the time is up!

When she’s not using the room, Jeremiah Glauser, Salon X’s licensed massage therapist is! He was trained on the Island of Hawaii in Lomi Lomi massage and continued studying here in New Mexico.

Jeremiah is a seasoned body worker who applies various modalities in his sessions with clients. Specialized treatments in, Deep tissue, Myofascial, Craniosacral, Lomi Lomi, Reflexology, Hot Rocks, as well as medical massage are all part of his repertoire.

With ski season here already, you might want to consider staggering a few appointments with Jeremiah through the winter, especially since they are discounted throughout December!

And if a wedding or big event  is on your agenda, there’s no one around better than Brooke for beautiful up-does for all you long-haired ladies! She’s pretty savvy with the scissors and color too!

Let the rest of the world go shopping, you’ll feel like a million bucks once you get back on track with your self-care routine  scheduled and marked on the calender!


For much more on Salon X and all the services they provide, please visit their site linked below.

Salon X


Photos of Monte and Jeremiah were taken by Delta

Facial/massage room image Heather Sparrow