The team at On the Edge Hair Design is made of highly trained professionals who continue to advance their education. Each of the girls is an independent stylist.

On The Edge Hair Design is seeking an enthusiastic, professional new stylist to join our team. To inquire about the opening and start your new career as your own independent stylist, call Carolyn at 563-940-7167.

Carolyn Achen (Owner)

Carolyn Achen

Carolyn co-owns On the Edge Hair Design with her friend Lynn Boland. Carolyn has been in the hair industry for nearly 30 years. She loves that being in the hair industry comes with constant change.  Carolyn views change as exciting for it allows her to continually evolve in new skills as well as transform client’s style needs to reach the standards of the fashion world.

At On the Edge Hair Design, Carolyn offers a variety of services.  One of her prime specialties is being certified in the Keratin Complex Smoothing System that rebuilds, restores and rejuvenates all types of hair. Carolyn is one of the only few hairstylists in the Quad Cities that offers the Keratin Complex Smoothing System which is approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

As a hairstylist, Carolyn is able to infect an endless amount of smiles daily.  She takes pride in making clients feel and look beautiful.


Lynn Boland (Owner)

Lynn Boland

Lynn co-owns On the Edge Hair Design with her friend Carolyn Achen.  When she was young, she had a passion for fashion and the desire to help others achieve greatness in beauty.  She graduated from Stewarts School of Hairstyling in 1973, and for the past 39 years as a hairstylist she has been able to make people look their best while making them feel great as well.

At On the Edge Hair Design, her goal is to meet the needs and desires of the customers that walk through the door.  One way that she strives to meet these needs is by doing her best to specialize in a variety of services including haircuts, coloring, waxing, perming, and highlighting.  She prioritizes using professional products in all of these services.

It is important to stay updated on new and upcoming trends within the hair industry at On the Edge Hair Design.  This is accomplished by making it a priority to pursue continuing education and attending hair shows.



Colleen Huisinga

Collen Huisinga

I love my job, it’s been a fulfilling lifetime career over the past 30 years; I cannot think of anything else I would rather be doing.  I am an expert with Paul Mitchell hair coloring and I also specialize in the CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment System.  I’m thrilled I can apply what I’m passionate about to making each of my clients feel confident.


Kellie Goettsch

Kellie Goettsch

Kellie has worked at On the Edge Hair Design for almost four years.  She graduated from Capri College in 2003, and has been a hairstylist for nine years.

At On the Edge Hair Design, Kellie offers a variety of specialties that include: dimensional color & cuts, bridal & special events, custom hair extensions, feather extensions, and tinsel.  Kellie excels at providing that extra touch and creative edge that customer’s desire.

Kellie is trendy, she consistently strives to expand her horizons, and she loves to connect with others while creating a custom masterpiece.


Anita Miller

Anita Miller

Anita has been a hairstylist for the past 13 years. For Anita, being a hairstylist is more than just a career, it is what she has always wanted to do.

During her career as a hairstylist, Anita’s primary specialty has been in hair color treatments and systems. At On the Edge Hair Design, she offers a variety of specialties in addition to hair color treatments as well.

Anita takes pleasure in being a hairstylist because for her it is more than just a career.  It is an upbeat lifestyle, and allows her to help others embrace their individual style.


Nikki Nguyen (“Win”)

Nikki Nguyen

In 2008, Nikki graduated from Capri College.  After graduation, she furthered her education towards cosmetology in Vietnam.  While in Vietnam, Nikki had the opportunity to work side-by-side with many creative hairstylists and make-up artists. Her professional experience in Vietnam had a huge impact on Nikki’s passion for her career.  She has been a hairstylist for over four years.

At On the Edge Hair Design, Nikki is able to express her creative enthusiasm through the constant change and innovation the hairstyling industry offers.  Nikki finds excitement in being able to tailor to the needs of each individual client.