Ember Salon + Ember Hairstream

Doing Something Different

We are a boutique hair salon and high-end barbershop located in the heart of Downtown Boulder next to the Boulderado Hotel. Our salon started out as The Ember Hairstream, which is Colorado's First mobile hair salon specializing in weddings. 

The Ember Hairstream is a renovated 1977 vintage Airstream. Large enough to accommodate bridal parties and give a luxury salon experience wherever we may be, throughout Colorado. We do everything from off the grid mountain weddings to 5-star wedding venues. The Ember Hairstream was so well received within the wedding and salon industries, one short year later, we opened Ember Salon.

You can truly feel the love our team members have for their jobs when you walk into the salon. Ember Beauty and Barbering in Boulder specializes in balayage color, hair extensions, and weddings. We believe in continued education in the salon industry, as well as self-development and leadership courses for personal and professional growth.

With a passion for hair extensions we are also the only salon nation-wide to actually make our own hair extensions. We source the hair from Italy and use tools that have been passed down to us from extension makers in the the UK. We literally hand-tie, knot and sew the hair to completely match our clients hair. A truly unique skill that is not done anywhere else! 

We are a new-is salon with 20 years combined experience. We offer premium and luxury services. From full make-overs, to special events and standard touch-ups, we will customize your service. We can't wait to meet you!

The Ember Hairstream

Our mobile salon for on-location weddings and events. 

About Us

Jamie Nelson


Every salon owner should know how to properly execute and train every services available in the salon and I am no different from that. 

As a stylists, my true passions are to make your hair dreams come true! I work with people's desires and turn them into life with a customized beauty boards. These are based on your style, life style, salon commitment and budget. We start with a consultation and together we bring your #hairgoals to life. 

My specialties are hair extensions, total hair make-overs, and wedding hair. 

Amber Naegele


Amber is our Lead hair and make-up artists on the Ember Hairstream Beauty Team. She has worked with Jamie and Ember Hairstream since The Ember Hairstream started. 

Amber is a natural born hairstylist and artist. Her vision and skill comes from her love of hair, make-up and beauty. She has a true vision for each person that sits in her chair with honest opinions and the skill to get you to where you want to be in your beauty quest. 

Reserve your time with Amber and watch her work her magic!

About Us



Calling's all balayage and hair extension babes! Mimi is your gal. 

Whether you are looking for lived in blonde or full on blonde color, she will get your tone right and will match you with what you want for your hair maintenance schedule. 

If you are looking for a major hair transformation with hair extensions or natural hair extensions to make your existing hair look better, she will educate you on what's best for your hair type, salon commitment and budget. 

We call her "The Balayage Queen"  and "Hair Transformation Specialist" in our salon. She is always taking classes and teaching us new skills. She is excited to meet new clients! 



Clare has worked with the Ember Hairstream On-location Beauty Team for 3 years. She has trained with Jamie Nelson for all of those years. She specializes and trains other stylists in our custom hand tied hair extensions. She is the lead trainer for our wedding team. 

If you are a client who loves a detailed consultation, price breakdown, and maintenance plane, Clare is your girl! She is always adding in extra styling tips and tricks her for clients to make sure they see success at home with styling. 

For a truly custom experience, reserve your appointment with Clare.