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Amanda started her cosmetology career at La James International College in 2005. While in school Amanda was the grand prize winner of Trend Vision. She has worked in Fort Dodge for 15 years doing hair. Her passion has always been to help people feel better about themselves. Teaching someone to do make up, hair or painting lets them connect with their creative side and empowers the soul. 

Amanda’s goal was to open a salon where families could come in and get good affordable haircuts in an inviting atmosphere. She also wanted to provide a place where stylist could afford to work for themselves and make a living. Being a single mom herself its hard to find a job that is willing to work around sick kids and school activities but when renting a space you have control over your schedule allowing you to attend important things. 

Amanda decided in 2019 to expand her career into the permanent makeup industry. May 2019, she attended Miss Kays Permanent make up and Microblading to learn the art of microblading. In November 2019 Amanda traveled to Wisconsin to learn digital tattooing techniques. This allows her to do Permanent eyeliner, Ombre and Shading brows, Lip Blushing, and more. 

Amanda also has a love for Art. The Studio is full of paintings to look at and buy. She also holds private lessons for anyone interested in discovering their creative sides. This can be done individually or in small groups. 

Amanda welcomes everyone to come to Personal Expressions to receive the best service in town. 

Her specialties include:

  • Hair coloring
  • Permanent Makeup
  • Using her creativity

+1 (515) 570-7039

Amanda’s WORKS

Emily Jensen

The ladies at Personal Expressions went above and beyond for my girl’s haircuts. Having 4 daughters I usually have to pay upwards of a 100$ every few months. But Personal Expressions was inexpensive and gave them a professional crisp looking cuts. They asked my kids (And me) what they wanted, and they really delivered. The owner was friendly and the atmosphere was exactly what has been missing since Regis and the day spa closed. Amanda gave my two year old a pretty little updo and curled my preteens hair which did a lot for her confidence. My other girls had their hair straightened and they all STRUTTED out of the mall. We have a regular place but it’s difficult to get into and appointments are not always convenient for families. I really loved walking in and still getting the VIP treatment. We will definitely be back! And the artwork was beautiful and affordable as well.

Benjamin Westergaard

Great staff and very good at listening to what you want to do with your hair. They also have great advice or ideas to help with making you feel comfortable trying a new cut. Definitely coming back!!

Kelby Wingert

Amanda did AMAZING work with my hair! The prices are so affordable and the work they do is worth sooo much more. I’ve literally never been so happy with the results of a haircut and dye until now. And Amanda’s artwork displayed throughout the shop is so beautiful! I just HAD to buy a painting to take home! The staff is friendly and welcoming. I HIGHLY recommend Personal Expressions Art and Hair Studio.

Sarah Cain

I love the work Amanda has done on my eyebrows!! I recommend anyone do it!

June Smith

Amanda is great at what she does. We had my daughters wedding party at her shop and they all did great. I highly recommend personal Expressions Art and Hair Studio. Very reasonable priced

Tiffany C Nissen

I loved how my hair turned out and the atmosphere as well as Amanda was awesome. definitely recommend!!!

Mary Reed

Amanda did an awesome job on my ombré and exactly what I wanted! My hair looks great and she did a good job of informing me on everything. They are all very nice, the atmosphere is great, and her artwork is amazing too!

Melanie Thompson

Awesome environment. Amanda made me feel comfortable right away. Her personality is outstanding! positive, upbeat loved my experience! She did exactly what I wanted….

Erin Regnold

l Love my hair!! Very personable, listens and takes the time to get your hair right!! Thanks Amanda!!

Roni Yetmar-Henry
Amanda has made me fabulous!! Brows and now eyeliner!!
Trisha Stanberg

Azure did an amazing job with Hennaing my eyebrows. I would recommend to anyone

Abby Goodell

Amanda is amazing at what she does. I drive an hour just for her to do my hair and nobody else. She did my sew ins and gave me my confidence back. She just recently colored my hair to a beautiful red color and I’ve gotten so many compliments on it! I’m always so excited when I get to go back!
10/10 would recommend

Antavion Adams

The great ladies here are very skilled and passionate about what they do. They’re always learning new things and putting their best foot forward into their work. Prices are also very fair and worthwhile.

Jeanette Sumner

The staff at Personal Expressions Art and Hair Studio has gone above and beyond with their customer service. Amanda Peart has done a superb job on microblading my eye brows, wing eyeliner, and blushing my lips. I will support her as she prepares to move into a new building, and I will follow her anywhere. She is the best at what she does and on top of that she is girl friendly!!! This is exactly what Fort Dodge needed. I know that Personal Expressions Art and Hair Studio will be able to keep up with the trends as we head into the future, I want to say to them thank you for helping to feel more beautiful!!!