Jim Brofft


Jim Brofft was a top hairstylist at Tower Place’s Paragon for 14 years and at the Saks Fifth Avenue Salon for 5 years. On November 4, 2009 he opened Jim Brofft Salon Central.

A native Cincinnatian, he has trained at seminars in Vienna, Prague, London, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.

“We are experienced in giving cutting-edge styles but our first priority is to find out what works for your features and lifestyle.”


Kristen Carnes


After a childhood spent using her friends and family as personal Barbie dolls whose hair she could cut and style, Kristen Meador went straight from high school graduation to hair school. Her dedication landed her in the honors program at Paul Mitchell The School, and she finessed her cutting skills at a week-long seminar at Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, California. In 2012 she joined Jim Brofft Salon Central, a perfect fit for her sensibilities. “I like the boutique feel—professional but laid-back,” she says. Eager to learn all aspects of the business, Kristen rose to become co-manager of the salon, keeping the place running smoothly as it continues to grow. When she's not at work, Kristen and her husband spend time with their rescue labradoodle, Molly.

I love to work with clients to try new things. Instagram has been a great inspiration for style from all over the world.”



Kyle Robert


Kyle combed the beaches of Oahu for a couple of years, then decided to comb out tangles behind a chair! A graduate and favorite at the Paul Mitchell Academy, he enjoys working towards mastering his craft. He eagerly joined us here at Salon Central after a brief internship outside the city, seeking a more urban existence Downtown.  Kyle's enthusiasm and attention to detail will certainly contribute to his success.

"I'm energetic and I like to make people smile and feel good about themselves. I can make that happen by deciding with my client what would be the best color and cut combination! I love the edge of a look that may highlight a bit of their personality or the simplicity of classic looks."

Stephanie Heck


Stephanie comes to Salon Central from across the bridge. A Northern Kentucky native, she is eager to expand her career and network into the downtown area. A graduate of the Paul Mitchell Academy, Stephanie is anxious to put all her skills to work and grow in the industry.

“Styling and finishing touches are an important part of the service to ensure that the clients feel as though I have captured their personality and best attributes in their hair design. Constantly testing myself and fine tuning my skills keeps me energetic and excited to have clients leave feeling great.”



Amy Farrell is the latest addition to our team. As a Gemini, she brings both personalities and considerable hair styling talents to the Salon Central environment. She will beguile you with her light humor and wicked good shampoo technique. Her blow outs are flawless, so is her breakfast burrito. She also has an interest in interior design and won “Best Hair” in high school. If you can identify with any of these qualities, then Amy will be your stylist forever.


Gloria Anderson


Gloria brings her considerable administrative and hospitality skills to Salon Central, along with her great smile! A native Cincinnatian, she worked in the private sector, and for the county before recently retiring. Not one to stay idle, she decided to help us out here at the front desk a few times a week and we are so glad she did. Directing clients, fielding questions, making appointments and making order out of chaos are just a few of her specialties.