Allison, Owner and Stylist
Since childhood, I have always had a passion for experimenting with hair styles. I enjoy creating everything from great color and cuts to formal styles. Most of all, I enjoy getting to know our guests and giving them a perfect look that satisfies their lifestyle.
Miguel, Salon Coach and Stylist
Style, creativity and helping others have been my guiding principles over the course of my career. I spent my early years developing and growing my skills through innovative and creative design while working in some of Chicago’s finest and most reputable salons. Now I enjoy working with my clients to explore new looks and help them look their absolute best. (~ bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish)
Jeanette, Esthetician and Makeup Artist
I've been a licensed esthetician and makeup artist since 2007. Over the years I've developed my career by working to expand my knowledge of skincare and makeup trends through advanced educational seminars and workshops. Prior to OS2, I spent most of my career as a "Lead" in a prominent Chicago area salon group. The greatest rewards over my career have come when I gain the trust of my client by delivering exceptional services. I am excited about meeting new clients in my journey at OS2 Salon.
Phoebe, Stylist and Keratin Treatment Specialist
Over the course of my 10+ years in cosmetology, I have been fortunate to surround myself with and learn from some of the best in the industry. I have been highly trained, and continue to take advanced education. I feel grateful that my career, and passion, allows me the pleasure of getting to use creativity to maintain, update or transform people's "looks". It's important for the confidence you experience when you look your best.
Melissa, Stylist, Skin Care Technician, Extension Specialist
I love doing hair and skin care and making people feel good about themselves. My career began over 24 years ago, and I have been educated on numerous skin care lines including Bioelements, Sothys, and Dermalogica. As a former salon owner for 11 years, I bring experience which I am happy to share at my new home, OS2 Salon. I love experimenting with color and doing edgy cuts; but primarily making my clients happy and feel great about their look(s). Outside of my work at the salon I dedicate my time to the VNA of Kane and Dupage counties doing hair and nail services for those in hospice care and/or being treated for cancer.
Melanie, Stylist and Extension Specialist
I have been a stylist for 11+ years, and am passionate about continuing the development of my craft. I proactively keep up on the latest styles so I can provide the latest looks for my clients. Formal/ special occasion up-dos are a delight for me as I enjoy trying fabulous new eye-catching looks! Also, men's cuts are a specialty of mine, I enjoy helping my guys look their best.
With 10+ years experience, I know the importance of education and keeping clients aware of the latest trends. Who doesn’t love to show off their hot new look?! Especially when shopping on 3rd street. I pride myself on my ability to deliver a customized service based a client’s look and lifestyle. I am known for my formal styling to be classic and refined. Also, my other strengths are precision cuts accompanied by specialty color to create a polished appearance. I strive above all things to help my clients to feel b-e-a-utiful every day.
As a top graduate of my class over 5 years ago, I chose Geneva as the place where I wanted to develop my career. I’ve worked on 3rd street for a few years now and I love the community and my clients. Color and cuts are a natural strength of mine, and I’ve taken training to perform many varieties. Blow-dry styles / finishing looks are my “forte” and I really enjoy seeing my clients smile as they leave the salon.
Graduating from the original AVEDA Institute in Minneapolis, allowed me to literally “grow-up” with the AVEDA product line as I began my career. Since then, I have leveraged the flexibility of their products to create personalized looks for every client in my chair. Additionally, as a well-educated makeup artist, I can offer finishing touches to complete any look. My personal style may be more “edgy” however, I do not believe it restricts my skills any type of clientele. I naturally gravitate towards color because I consider myself an artist as much as I do a hairstylist.
Being raised in the industry, hair and beauty have always been my passion. I enjoy the process of creating a “look” to expose a client’s confidence. Continuing my education is essential for me so that I am always able to deliver the latest styles and trends for my clients, but I also have a passion for traveling “back in time” to other eras for inspiration. Having worked in Geneva for the past 6 years, I have fallen in love with the community and I am glad that OS2 is the location that I have chosen in expanding my career.