meet our team
Amanda Argyle, co-owner with Alexandra Buchholz and Shelbie Mortensen, is a local to the Ogden area and has created a very dedicated clientele through her exceptional customer service, honesty, and extended knowledge and continued education of proper skincare. The heart of her treatments focus on a holistic approach to skincare health. Amanda and her husband live in the small town of Liberty just over the mountain range from Ogden where they raise their daughter and run a farm, teaching themselves how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Amanda has been in the industry for 12 years and has worked for several reputable spas since her completion of her esthetics program in 2006. She is also a Certified Sugaring Hair Removal practitioner receiving her certification and education from Alexandria Professional, the nation's first and only sugar epilation company to be approved by a National Accrediting Company NACCAS (National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences).
Alexandra moved to Ogden bringing along with her her passion and strong drive for professionalism within our industry. Alexandra is a local to Northwest Indiana. She completed her program at the The Aveda Institute of Chicago in 2008 then continued immediately working for an Aveda salon for 5 years before moving abroad where she continued to run a small hair business from her home. Alexandra and her husband reside in Liberty, UT with their daughter where they continue their love for the outdoors and travel. Alexandria believes that there is a sense of customer service and overall esthetic that she can really bring to Ogden-ites.
Shelbie Mortensen, also a local to Utah, moved to Ogden in 2012 and instantly fell in love with the unique city. She recently graduated from her Master Esthetics Program at the five star rated Avalon School of Cosmetology. With Shelbie's completion brings fresh learning experience and insight to the ever-changing field of skincare. She stays grounded by staying connected to the outdoors enjoying the beautiful terrain Utah has to offer while hiking, fly fishing and skiing. Shelbie's strong will, work ethic, passion and eagerness to learn and progress is what brings a fresh, modernistic approach to the overall team.
After being diagnosed with skin cancer and working with a dermatologist and plastic surgeon for months, she fell in love with everything skin. She began looking for a career that could help people with their skin care needs. She enrolled at Fran Brown College of Beauty Master Esthetics program and graduated in 2005. She went on to receive her Instructor License and began working as a master esthetics instructor. Looking to master some new skills she trained in the art of body sugaring in 2015 and has been thriving at it ever since. In her own words, “I feel so blessed to have found a career that helps guests look and feel their best. I love to see the change that can take place with healthy skin care practices and the difference it can make to one’s self-esteem.”
As a Alexandria Professional Body Sugar Practitioner she is dedicated to making sure you feel comfortable, relaxed, and that you enjoy your experience. She adores her clients and has a genuine relationship with each and every one of them. She truly enjoys coming to “work”.
When she is not taking care of her guests at a.&co. you will find her loving on animals, spending time with her husband, whom she is crazy about, and chasing their 3 beautiful children.
A Utah native, Sadie was raised in Ogden Valley where she began her career as a holistic healer. She has a passion for helping guide others to feel healthier, happier, and refreshed day to day. Sadie believes massage creates a balance of the mind, body, spirit and guides the body in relieving tension, stress, and
Sadie has worked in an assortment of resorts, from Alta, UT to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. An outdoor enthusiast, she loves to snowboard, hike, camp and travel. Given her lifestyle, she has a great understanding of the strain those activities and daily life can put on one’s body, and how massage can rejuvenate and center the body and the mind.
Candice is an aunt to 5 and the youngest and only girl, with 3 older brothers. Her mom is an angel here on earth and her dad is an angel that is always by her side. Family is everything to her and spend most of her free time with them. She feels blessed with the best family and friends that have supported her through the process of becoming a massage therapist-as a natural caregiver, having a love for helping others, and thanks to her best friend who gave her the push and signed her up for school, the path was right.
She doesn’t see massage therapy as a job or work, she sees it as helping others to living a healthier and happier life.
In her words:
"Be the best brand of you!"
She is naturally driven, smart, bright, bubbly, and kind. She has been greatly successful at building a clientele so fresh out of school. Her clients love her and she has what we call in the industry, “the touch”. We are proud to have her on our team and on our mission of “making people feel a part of something greater than themselves”.
She was raised in Farmington, Utah and has lived in Ogden the last 5 years now calling it home. She has been in the hair industry for the last nine years and has worked with Aveda for four of those years as a Master Hairstylist. She is all about giving her clients hair that makes them feel good on the inside and bringing out the best of their unique beauty on the outside. Her interests outside of work include yoga, astrology, creating Macrame hangings, hiking, and skiing. “I’m so excited and grateful to work with a & co and the wonderful women on their team, as well as working with Aveda to help me give my clients the hair they will love.”