Laurie Pacheco – Owner

Laurie Pacheco is the owner of Her Alibi Salon and opened this unique and amazing Helena business in 2007. She has an extensive background in marketing and business management. She has spent many years designing and creating advertising campaigns for products, services, companies and special events. Her goal is to provide professional salon services and offer high quality products to all those that walk through the” Her Alibi” doors. Each year, Laurie attends international shows that provide the latest in salon marketing, nail, hair and spa service trends. She encourages her staff to remain up to speed on all current styles and products, and to develop a long lasting relationship with their customers to ensure that they deliver the best service in the industry. Laurie continues to stay extremely involved in the local community, where volunteer time, donations, and fund raising is important for support and exposure. As a past Chamber of Commerce President, she believes that close community involvement is a necessity for all businesses. Laurie is a native of Montana and currently resides with her family in the Flathead Valley.

Denise – Salon Manager

Denise is the Salon Manager and master manicurist at Her Alibi Salon.  She specializes in creating amazing gel nails and offering exceptional pampering spa services like manicures,pedicures, detox, and gel polish.  She developed a customer appreciation package for her services that has kept her clients coming back each month throughout the year.  Denise loves to develop a relationship with all of her clients and enjoys having a rather large selection of polish colors (over 400!) and nail art options to keep them guessing at what is coming next.  Her management experience and appreciation for detail and fairness has made Her Alibi continue to flourish in the Helena market.   Denise graduated from R Tech Academy in Helena in 2007.

Shawn – Advanced Stylist/Salon Manager

Shawn contributes ten years of knowledge and experience as a licensed cosmetologist and is a Salon Manager at Her Alibi Salon.  She especially loves working with hair color and cutting techniques and is certified in both Redken and Matrix hair color lines.  She also puts her creativity to work on her perfect bridal creations with both hair and make-up.  Shawn also enjoys pampering her clients with manicures, pedicures, gel polish and facials.  Additionally, she has perfected the art of waxing including the entire body from face to toe.  Shawn graduated from the R Tech School of Cosmetology in 2004.


Tara graduated with honors in 2015 from Montana Academy of Salons.  She is certified in Redken color, and is professionally trained in Murad skincare and Pevonia skincare lines.  Tara is one of the most versatile cosmetologists  at Her Alibi. She provides services in all departments including hair (cutting/color), formal up-do’s, nails (pedicures/manicures), facial and body waxing, and facials (both relaxation and corrective). If you were to ask Tara which service was her favorite to provide to her clients, she would reply “I enjoy everything, I love all of it!”


Darcy is a licensed nail technician at Her Alibi and has been providing amazing acrylic and gel nail services for five years.  She is trained in OPI, Jealousy Gel, Signature Nail System, and China Glaze nail systems.  Darcy loves to create amazing nail art for her clientele and also enjoys pampering her customers by providing relaxing spa pedicures and manicures.  Darcy graduated from Pela Beauty Academy in 2013.


Halle is another cosmetologist that is willing to provide services in all areas of the beauty business.  She loves everything about making people beautiful and feel good about themselves.  Her favorite services are providing hair color and cutting, facial and body waxing, pedicures and manicures, and ear piercing.  She is professionally trained in the Redken and Matrix hair color lines.  Halle graduated from the Montana Academy of Salons in Great Falls in 2016.


Cat is Her Alibi Salon’s esthetician and professional make-up artist. She has extended esthetics training and offers deluxe European facials as well as corrective facials. Her favorite services are the facial treatments because she believes beauty begins with a healthy canvas and loves being able to bring out the skin’s full potential in a relaxing environment. She has worked with Bioelements, Aveda, Clarins, and Pevonia skin care lines. In addition to facials, Cat provides facial and body waxing services, ear candling and ear-piercing services. Additionally, Cat is a professional make-up artist able to assist with any look from natural to bridal and offers air brush make-up.

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