Ashley DuPree

Client & Bridal Coordinator

How many years have you been in the industry?

I would say at least 15 years considering I have grown up with Kirby and being his previous “guinea pig” in a good way! Even though it is not being directly in the industry being around him over the years I have been able to obtain a lot of basic knowledge in the industry.

What inspires you or feeds your creativity?

My inspiration comes strictly from those around me and what makes them feel great! Nothing feels better than making someone happy about their day no matter what else is happening behind the scenes!

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

This one is funny for me because the first animal that came to mind was a squirrel and the girls at Kontempo. agreed! Our reasonings may be different haha but for me it is just the fact that squirrels are able to be so free throughout their life. To add to it I would be a grey squirrel because they are so unique here in Nebraska! I believe everyone should be their own person. They are small and petite with squeaky little voices like me as well. Who wouldn’t want to be able to just climb up and down trees, hide in a tree when they don’t want to be seen, then just roam around without a care in the world!

Why Kontempo. ?

Family! That is why I choose Kontempo.! Every single person there is part of my family. The environment as soon as we all walk in for the day is like being at a home away from home. You can’t get that just anywhere! The hearts of everyone within this establishment are bigger than ever! They all care so much about each and every person that walks through the door.

What is your absolute favorite place or space?

My absolute favorite place would be outside anywhere enjoying the weather with my two kiddos.  We love to go on lots of adventures and try new things whether its the zoo, fishing, or swimming. Nothing compares to seeing the joy on their faces!

What is ONE industry product you can’t live without?

Texturiza, Texturiza, and Texturiza! I keep this product with me everywhere I go, even in my car! It is perfect for finishing touches and any other time of day when your hair needs a little “pick me up.”