Troy Tinnean

Owner / Master Stylist

I’ve lived in the Midwest all of my life, and in 2005, I attended the Salon Professional Academy in Ames, Iowa to get my licensing. During my tenure there, I mentored with Jack Morlan, who at the time was the chairman for the Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences. I’ve devoted my post-graduate work to men’s haircutting, designing, and styling. In October of 2009, I opened our men’s grooming center and salon with my wife, Karen. She and I have designed and styled the hair for all the male models in the Iowa State University Fashion show in 2010, 2011, and in 2012, having the privilege to work with the acclaimed menswear designer, Todd Snyder, in 2012.

I am very proud to be partnered with AMERICAN CREW®. Not only are they the best in the men’s grooming business, it’s their haircutting and design theory that is the foundation for every haircut we design.


Karen Tinnean

Owner / Master Stylist

I also grew up in the Midwest, and graduated from the Salon Professional Academy, which is where I met Troy. History was in the making, because I knew back then, that somehow, he and I would be working side by side. My post-graduate work included working at JC Penny salon, and then on to manage Smart Styles salon here in Ames. Troy and I were married in 2008, and as he mentioned, we opened The Groom Room one year later. I’m honored to co-own our men’s grooming center here in Ames, as it’s such a great city, and our clients are wonderful to work for.


Aidan Kerns


I began working at The Groom Room in December of 2013 while attending the Professional Cosmetology Institute here in Ames. After I graduated, I came on full-time as sa stylist, and am really enjoying all the different aspects of men’s grooming here at The Groom Room. From trimming and shaping beards, to designing and cutting today’s modern looks and styles, I’d be glad to help you.