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)
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.
Lynette, Stylist and Extension Specialist
In this industry, there isn’t much that I haven’t given a try. I owned my own salon for 10 years, was an Instructor at a local cosmetology school for 4 years, and at one point even owned an on-site bridal services company. Through my experiences I have to come to find that my passion is about helping my clients look and feel better, and that doesn’t just stop at hair. I have certifications in both skin care and nutrition. While I can perform any service, my specialties are razor and clipper cuts, along with corrective color. Hope to meet you soon!
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.
Throughout the 34 years of my cosmetology career I have taken on many challenges through the roles of stylist, salon manager, and salon owner. While dedication to skill development and training advanced my career, it’s not necessarily what “keeps me going”. The trust developed with clients and the impacts of helping them continuously achieve new looks provides me with the on-going sense of purpose that I enjoy. My vast knowledge of the industry allows me to provide my clients with multiple options for the style/look of their choosing.