Barbara Cotton is a 2011 graduate of Hastings High School in Hastings, Michigan. Hair and nails have always been a love of hers starting in high school doing updo's for friends for school dances and having fun with hair color. 

She attended Douglas J Aveda Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan right out of high school and graduated the following year.

Barbara was hired at Allure Hair Studio in Hastings in October 2012 and was employed for 3 1/2 years.  Barbara joined the LynnIvan team in January of 2016 and works full time.  She enjoys working in an upbeat, fun salon and is looking forward to keeping up with the latest educational classes and training.

Barbara is certified by Brazilian Blowout and also offers color, haircuts, waxing, nail and pedicure services.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling.

Welcome to



Deb became owner of LynnIvan Salon in January 2016 at the request of Heather Rasmussen, a dear friend. Heather's desire was to keep the tradition and legacy of LynnIvan Salon vibrant and alive! 

Deb is a graduate of Battle Creek Beauty College and maintains her cosmetologist license.  She worked for Leon's Hairstylists and Ferrari Hair Salon before leaving the industry to have a family.  She then returned to the work force with Republic Services, a national solid waste and recycling company, for 31 years retiring this past July as a Senior National Account Manager.

Deb's focus is to build honest and lasting relationships with our clients and to provide a great customer experience while in the salon making sure that our customers enjoy the atmosphere and services they are receiving.  She encourages her staff to continue to develop and grow to meet the needs of our customers and the latest trends and looks.

Deb's greatest joys are her husband, Dale, of 27 years, her four children and seven grandchildren. She enjoys watching University of Michigan and Detroit Lion's football.

Meet Karla Krizan

Karla is a native of Battle Creek and brings years of experience and a warm personal approach to each client. Her styles range from classy to edgy and her coloring techniques will add the perfect finish to your look. Karla is Aveda trained and has studied from world renowned artist like Horst, John English, and Lewis Jeminize. Karla is an artist at heart and a perfectionist to boot. She has a passion for styling and loves matching clients with the perfect look. And after she’s done, Karla enjoys sharing easy tips and techniques to keep and refine the new style at home.  Karla offers everything from regular styling's to full makeovers. She specializes in corrective coloring, cutting , coloring, and emerging trends like The Original Brazilian Blowout. If you’re looking for perfect haircut, style, and color to bring out your unique personality, you need to take a seat in Karla’s chair. Call to set up a consultation with Karla today.  

Our Staff

Kailyn Yawger is a graduate of 
Lakeview High School in Battle Creek,
Michigan. She always had a passion
for doing hair and loved the beauty industry where she then decided she wanted to make a career out of it.
Kailyn started working as a beauty advisor at Ulta Beauty while in cosmetology school. When she finished school in 2013, she transferred into their salon in Portage, Michigan. She then moved back to Battle Creek and joined the team here at LynnIvan Salon in July 2015.
Kailyn loves attending hair shows and taking classes on the newest hair trends. Her services include: Brazilian blowouts, specialty color, cutting, formal styles, and makeup! While she is not in the salon, she enjoys time with her fiance and her baby, Avery.

Meet Kailyn Yawger

Deb Hughes - Owner

Meet Alicia McConville

Alicia McConville turned her passion into her career in 2011. In 2015, she earned her Color Mastery Certification with Aveda. She loves the reward of helping people feel and look their best. She thanks her husband, three sons, and her clients for supporting her passion!
Ronda Gormley is a Certified Massage Therapist/Body Worker. She is available Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Meet Barbara Cotton

LynnIvan Salon

89 Michigan Avenue W

Battle Creek, MI 49017


Meet Ronda Harrison