Dylan takes a bow

We bid farewell and good luck to our front desk guy, Dylan last week. Dylan Hartnett had been with T’eez for over 6 years. He recently graduated from UNO and took a job in his field of study with Methodist College in marketing/social media.
It was a warm summer morning years ago the day I found him pouring coffee at my favorite breakfast cafe, Vidlak’s. Actually, he found me. I had given a different server my card and told him to come apply if he ever considered working in a salon. The truth is, I’d hire any of Vidlak’s servers because they have the magic touch at employing hard working, nice people which is largely why I love that place. Anyway, that server happened to be Dylan’s boyfriend at the time and a few minutes later Dylan came out (no pun intended…who am I kidding, yes it was!) and said hey my boyfriend isn’t interested but I’d LOVE to work at T’eez! So that’s how it began.

If you have been in T’eez the past 6 years, you’ve probably met him and been impressed one way or another. You don’t cross paths with Dylan without remembering him. He’s loud, ridiculous, funny, crazy, over the top and at times a handful but I tell you what, he can tell you any client’s name, what their kids are up to, where they’ve been on vacation, what’s their zodiac sign, who’s their favorite Real Housewife and a whole lot more. He loved all of our clients and they loved him. I got a front row seat at the Dylan show everyday and I loved every minute of it. No matter what kind of day he might have been having behind the scenes, he never missed a beat being welcoming, complimentary and friendly with our clients.

He developed a brother/sister relationship with the sylists. You know how you’ve never wanted to kill your brother right? I did my share of refereeing but at the end of the day they often went out together and I’d hear their stories (not all the stories) the next day.

Dylan lost his beautiful, sweet mother to cancer pretty early on at T’eez. I only had the chance to meet her a few times but it’s easy to see that she shined bright in Dylan’s life and personality. I think she always let him be who he wanted to be and she loved him dearly. Dylan’s dad and siblings make it obvious that he’s had a very open and loving upbringing.

He made no secret that he looked at me like as a surrogate father, of sorts, not only because of my nurturing and sage advice. No, it was this sit/com he always had rolling in his head, staring him and me. Well, him and everyone else. For my part, he told me we would be at an award show, on stage together, accepting an award as father and son and then my real son, Eon would walk in, see this and freak out. More than his desire to be my son, I think he just wanted to see the look on Eon’s face and then hear the crowd roar. This and so many more scenarios came to be known in Dylan’s running Reality Show/ Sitcom.

The front desk and management was taken on by Brooke quite a while ago while Dylan finished up school and she has quickly become our go to gal for all questions and answers. She’s mature beyond her years and besides being hard working and reliable she is eager to please our clients and keep them happy. She is complimented with our other 2 star desk workers, Becca (Dylan’s BFF) and our new addition, Marti. I mean there’s 2 of them….not that they’re only 2 star. They are at least 4 star. Welcome Marti! By the way, ask Marti anything about cheese. (She was formerly the “Cheese Wiz” at HyVee)
You may still see Dylan from time to time as he will still work special events for us as time permits.

Dylan was a bright (and really loud) light that couldn’t be missed at T’eez while he was here, but will surely be missed now that he is gone. We thank him and wish him the very best and I know our clients do as well. Enjoy this short video of The Kid in action.
If you wish to leave him your well wishes or favorite moment with Dylan please leave your comments below.


  • Hey Dylan,
    We love you and we will miss you!!
    We wish the best and we know you will do great!
    Love ya, iris:)


    March 8, 2014

  • Will there ever be another young man in my life that takes my coat, loves my sunglasses and tells me I am stylish & that is before I have my hair done. Bless his heart I know he made his mama proud. Have a generous and blessed life Dylan. Lynne

    Lynne Connealy

    March 8, 2014

  • Love, love, love that boy!!!!!! He was a huge part of my T’eez experience…what a rare gem!


    March 8, 2014

  • We at Nebraska Methodist College are so lucky that Dylan chose to start the next phase of his career with us! We welcome him into our NMC family. He has already made a positive impact!


    March 8, 2014

  • oh my gosh. what is this wet, salty substance leaking out of my eyes?!!!

    Good luck with all your exciting new adventures Dylan!

    Katie Wood

    March 9, 2014

  • Good morning Dylan….
    Congratulations on your new adventure!! I was at the shop a couple of weeks ago, to buy some products, and I asked for you.. They said you were gone for the day, and of course, I couldn’t forget the pretend punch card you made for me! I showed it to Becca, and told her.. Dylan made it especially for me!! :) It has your initials DTH!! I wish you the best of luck, and hopefully, we’ll run into each other! Omaha is very small!! Take care, Elsa~

    Elsa C

    March 9, 2014

  • Ya learn soetmhing new everyday. It’s true I guess!


    July 20, 2016

  • You’ve managed a first class post


    December 24, 2016

  • Dylan, my girls always referred to you as a “bucket of sunshine”!! You have such a gift of making someone’s day better!!! We will miss your endless energy, your positive comments and your beautiful smile!!! We wish you all the very best on your new venture!!! We love you loads!!! The Altilio’s

    Michelle, Christine, Sarah, Julia

    March 9, 2014

  • Dylan, you are most positive happy person I have ever met. You have made me and my girls feel so special everytime we were in Teez and you always took care of us! You are like a ray of Sunshine and we wish you the best! Dream BIG!! Lisa, Lauren and Hayley Krumwiede!

    The Krumwiede Girls

    March 9, 2014

  • Congrats Dylan! Wishing you the best in your future endeavors. We will miss you, and though there will be someone else that will greet us, no one will ever replace you!


    March 10, 2014

  • I’ve missed seeing Dylan the last few times I’ve been in. He truly is irreplaceable – knows how to brighten someone’s day. He’s going to bring a world of happy to Methodist, they are lucky to get him!


    March 10, 2014

  • Thanks for contributing. It’s helped me understand the issues.


    November 4, 2016

  • Dylan: My favorite Dr. Seuss quote is:
    You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

    Claudia Martin

    March 10, 2014

  • Dylan – you were a key contributor to engaging clients for T’eez. It has been a pleasure working with you through the years. We will all miss you (and the jester outfit and the snow angels) Lots of love and luck to you as you take this next step. xoxo


    March 10, 2014

  • I am so sad Dylan! I told Kami six years ago when we moved here from Utah and started going to Teeze that I would love to adopt you as my Nebraska son. Any mom would be proud to have you as their son. It has been cool watching you grow up to be the oustanding person you are. You are sunshine when the clouds are grey, and happiness surrounds you like a cloak of orchids. And everytime you smile, you offer hope and love to all you meet. Best Wishes to you now and forever. Kelli

    Kelli Klanderud

    March 10, 2014

  • I’ll miss you Dylan, you captured my attention at a bridal fair and I have been a T’eez faithful ever since!
    Good luck!


    March 17, 2014

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