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Maree Chavez, Owner

Hair People

With over 25 years of experience under my belt, I have seen and experienced many types of hair personalities. My role at Hair People has evolved and I now have the pleasure of being the salon's Hair Matchmaker. It's such an honor to listen to the needs of someone who is searching for a stylist that would best suit their needs. Each one of the girls here at the salon hold very special talents/skill  and I take the job of 'matching' our guests (usually new) very THOUGHTFULLY. 

I would love to hear from you and really hear what you are looking for in a stylist. You can reach me at hairpeople8@gmail.com or 720-320-5646. 

Skills & Expertise:

  • Salon Owner
  • DevaCurl Advanced
  • Hair Matchmaker
  • Silver Consultations
  • Toni and Guy trained
  • Wella color trained


  • University of Northern Colorado  |  Business, Marketing, Cosmetology
  • 1984 – 1989  |  University of Hawaii at Manoa

Deborah Sandella

“Maree Chavez and the team at Hair People are the best salon in Denver! They are top professionals with the goal of matching each customer to their hair needs. It is a joy to work with them and to enjoy their amazing talents.” December 5, 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Betsy Wiersma

“Maree is an incredible human being that loves life and spreads her love and enthusiasm not only through her professional work but through the many volunteer efforts she has started, all of which are about service to others. She is my Shero!” November 30, 2011

Deborah Ortega, Advisory Board, Habitat for Humanity

“When I think of Maree and Hair people, I just dont think of a salon. Maree is the most giving and kind person I have ever met and very inspirational. Saying I love Maree and the stylists at Hair People is an understatement. They really take the extra time to get to know you and they do the most remarkable job on your hair. I recommend everyone I know to the salon.” November 20, 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

Shannon Tarufelli

“You will not find a better, more talented person!” November 16, 2011
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Leslie Lessig

“Maree is a customer first owner in every aspect of her business. I have been going to her every month since 2001. Visiting her salon is an experience each time that pampers not only your hair but your person as well. Her talent and knowledge are amazing. You leave her salon a new person each time. It is one time each month that I do something really special for me - Maree has made that happen. I would not think of going anywhere else. I would miss Maree and her staff too much. They are GREAT!” November 12, 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Sara Harker

“Maree gave me a hair make-over in 2008. She took the time to find out who I am and what kind of style would suit my life and my hair type. It is amazing how my new look has changed my world. I highly recommend Maree and especially if you are wanting to find that new cut and style that you will love.” November 10, 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

Madeleine O'Connell

“Whether you are looking for help in changing your look or keeping your current one updated, Maree and her staff provide fresh perspectives and the latest products to make you look great. She is an expert stylist and colorist. My hair has never looked this good!” November 10, 2011
Top qualities: 
Great Results, Personable, Expert  

Ann Vanderslice

“Maree provides a great customer experience, always friendly, warm and produces great results.” November 9, 2011
Top qualities:
 Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Rick Warter

“Maree Chavez is a very professional Hair Match Maker who knows how to set you up with the best stylist for you. She knows this because she has been a part of the hair and fashion world her whole life. She has hired and trained the finest stylists along with the smooth and relaxing atmosphere to create a one of a kind salon experience catered to your needs. Maree gets my recommendation as a GREAT business owner!” November 9, 2011

Matthew Hammel, Head Personal Trainer, Kinetic Fitness Studio

 “Hair People has done a fantastic job with my hair. Before finding Hair People, I thought the hairstyle I had was the only one that would look good on me. The talented hair stylists at Hair People showed me otherwise, and for over three years, they have been making me look beautiful using new and different styles. I now get compliments on my hair frequently, and feel more confident every day, because of my stylist at Hair People. I wouldn't switch from Hair People for the world. In addition, visiting Hair People is enjoyable, relaxing, and stress-free, as the owner and staff have remarkably positive energy to share. I highly recommend Hair People, and Maree as a terrific manager, business woman, and great person.” November 9, 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Shelley Thompson

“Maree will always exceed your expectations. Maree is never one to sit still and be content with just good, she is always pushing to learn more, do a better job and give more back to her community. Hair People is not just a place you go to get a haircut, it is a community that wants to support you in all aspects of you. Maree and her staff are continuously attending classes and seminars to learn what is new and works in the industry and then they work to share that expertise with you.” November 9, 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Kimberly Smith, CCHP

“It just doesn't get any better than Hair People. Once you've gone you'll see why -- and you be spoiled!! I'm a "lifer" now......I can't imagine going any place but Hair People. (I've moved, so now I drive all the way from Castle Rock....but it's worth it!) The salon is extremely comfortable, all of the stylists I've worked with are Great, and I always come out feeling relaxed and like a new person. Maree has a true talent for haircutting AND for mentoring other stylists. She's up-to-date on new ideas, and is always trying to improve. GO!” November 9, 2011

Vanessa Shields, Founder, Colorado WebMark, LLC

“Maree has built and grown her wonderful hair salon over the years. I met her in a Leadership Group and have been very impressed by her hard work, her professionalism and her dedicated work for charities. She is a successful small business woman and is very involved in the community!” November 9, 2011