Lyndsay Thurn hit the mark for our spring cover. The St. Joseph woman owns Lyndsay L. Salon in St. Joseph and another location in St. Louis. She is not only a hairstylist but an educator.

"I have the ability to be a day marker," she says about why she loves her job. "Making someone feel good about themselves and making their day is my focus. I also love to be creative and do art shows for body paint and fashion."

It was Thurn's work with live art that caught our eye. You can read more on Page X.

Thurn married her high school sweetheart and has two children and two dogs. She has lived in Orlando, Florida, Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri.

She loves everything outdoors, and her hobbies include camping, fishing, hiking, trail running and campfires.

"Something that always surprises people about me is that I don't watch TV or have cable," she says. "I sit on my couch maybe 30 minutes a week."