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)
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.
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a stylist. I feel blessed that this has been my career for the last 9 years. Along the way I have been fortunate enough to train with some incredible artists such as Sam Villa, Kris Sorbie, Phillip Wilson and Leah Freeman. Additionally, I truly love the relationships I have built with my guests. My specialty is using a variety of cut/color techniques, to create looks that are customized to each individual I see.
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.