epic salon


meet the owners

The owners of Epic Salon and Spa are Jacki and Jakob Tentinger.

Jacki is a licensed cosmetologist and licensed cosmetology instructor. She has been doing hair for 24 years. She left her commissioned based job in the salon industry in 2010 to try her hand in a rental salon. Jacki spent the next 3 years learning how to work for herself and over time felt a need to do it differently. Something was missing. At that point Jacki and a good friend opened Epic Salon and Spa. With only 1 renter and a long ways to go, they started down the journey of owning their own salon and building a team.

Jakob is the Support Services Manager for Fusion Inc., a parts distributor in Cedar Rapids. Jakob grew up in Cedar Rapids, graduated from the University of Iowa in 1999, then served in the Army from 2000 until 2004.

Jacki and Jakob met in a salon in 2005 while Jake’s sister Katie was cutting his hair. They have 4 sons and reside in Marion. They work awesome together as a team, so when the opportunity arose for Jake to buy out the other half of Epic it made perfect sense. As owners, they are excited and motivated to take Epic to a new level.