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Get to know our team of Stylists & Guest Service Associates:

Stylists
   
Amy

   Erin

 
Shalina

   Rachel

   
Kira

   Britnee


 
Nikki

   Jocelyn

   
Kathy

     
        Guest Services
        Jen
   Nancy 

 




 


 

 



Amy, Salon Owner & Stylist

Amy-Paris Hair Design Owner/Stylist

I am a life-long resident of Lake County and have lived in Grayslake since 1998. I began my cosmetology training at Arlington Academy in Buffalo Grove and then attended Earl's Academy while living in Phoenix, Arizona, before becoming an Illinois-licensed cosmetologist. My professional background includes Great Clips, Octagon, Mario Tricoci, Salon Suite, MK & Co., and Hair Cuttery. 

With a passion for hair design AND saving money, I identified an untapped market in Grayslake. I had experience at both the high-end salons & the low-cost shops, and was determined to create the best of both --  upscale style at an affordable price -- so I 'opened up shop' in Dec 2009. 

I specialize in cuts and styles for women, men, and children as well as up-dos and makeup for weddings and special events. But my real passion is in Redken and Enjoy color and corrective color services. I am also certified by Coppola and Enjoy to perform Keratin Smoothing Treatments. 

Hours: Tues 12pm - 8pm, Wed 9am - 2pm, Thurs 12pm - 8pm, Fri 9am - 2pm, Sat 8am - 4pm

ORIGINALLY LICENSED: April 2005

Favorite Movies: Basically any kind of chick flick or suspense movie. Nights in Rodanthe, Sex & the City, Taken, anything by Nicholas Sparks, anything starring Denzel Washington. 

Favorite Music: Hip Hop, Country, Train, Matchbox 20, Dave Matthews, Keith Urban, Pink, Michael Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley

What I love most about being a Stylist: My clients and being creative. There's no better feeling or better boost for your mojo than a great new hairstyle.

Where you can find me on a Friday night: Spending time playing with my son, out to dinner with my honey or on the couch watching Law & Order SVU.

Favorite restaurant: I have lots. Chipotle, Noodles & Co., Something’s Brewing, The Vine, Joe’s Crab Shack, Timothy O’Tooles

Favorite hairstyle: Well if you mean favorite hairstyle for myself, I like it long and very layered. And if you mean my favorite hairstyle to create, it’s definitely the ‘pixie’ cut. But it’s not for everyone. Each style I create really depends on the client, their lifestyle, their hair type, and their features.

Favorite hair product: Enjoy Shaping Lotion, HBL products, Enjoy Hair Mask, and Kenra Root Lifting Spray

Favorite coffee house: Something’s Brewing

Other interests: Decorating the house for the seasons, going to the summer farmer’s market, vacationing in Virgin Gorda BVI, going to see live bands at local bars, and SHOPPING! I like great deals. I don’t buy anything unless it has a red sticker on it!
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Erin, Independent StylistErin, Paris Hair Design Stylist

I started my cosmetology career at Hanover Park College of Beauty Culture. While there, I was able to compete with other stylists at a national competition in NYC, and came to realize that I was really going to love this industry.

From the time I received my Cosmetology license, until I took time off for my family, I was employed at Hair Cuttery. My time there provided me with both the insight and experience I needed to really spread my wings.

I am thrilled to be working at Paris Hair Design, because it is everything I've envisioned in an ideal place for an independent stylist to flourish. I truly believe that everyone should be able to get a great salon experience on a regular basis, and not just for special occasions.

I don't specialize in one area more than any other as a hairstylist. I am a well trained, well rounded stylist and I enjoy creating a wide range of looks to best suit each individual client. I am constantly evolving in my techniques and practices in an ever changing industry, which is one of the things I love about this profession.

HOURS: Tues 12pm - 8pm, Thurs 12pm - 8pm, Sat 8am - 4pm

ORIGINALLY LICENSED: November 2005

Favorite Movies: I love movies, and I have several favorites that span every genre. The Fifth Element, Step Brothers, LOTR, Sleeping Beauty, Dirty Dancing, & The Sweetest Thing, to name a few

Favorite Music: I listen to nearly everything from classical to hard rock. My favorite current bands are The Foo Fighters and Muse.

What I love most about being a Stylist:The best thing about being a stylist is when your client leaves the salon feeling excited about their new look, and feeling great about their experience. Not only is it a boost for the client, but it really gives me a sense of accomplishment. A little confidence can go a long way to help someone, even when they don't realize it.

Where you can find me on a Friday night: You can most certainly find me at home spending q-time with my family, or the occasional date night with my husband.

Favorite restaurant: I have a love for good food, so I really have no favorite restaurant. As long as the place is clean and has good service I will probably enjoy myself!

Favorite hairstyle: My favorite hairstyle is super long, super layered, wavy hair. A little untamed with a bit of sophistication. I often gravitate towards elegant, loose, natural looking styles. As for myself, I really have no favorite way to wear my hair. Like most stylists, I like to change it up and keep it fresh. As of late, I'm looking for simplicity due to the time restrictions my children impose!

Favorite hair product: It all depends on the hair it's going on. I have loved products from so many different brands, it's hard to choose one. For me personally, it's a great conditioner and Moroccan Oil.

Favorite coffee house: I would have to say Starbucks, but I spread my coffee love around to other places as well.

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Rachel, Independent StylistRachel-Paris Hair Design Stylist

I received my cosmetology education at the College of Lake County Tech Campus during my junior/senior years in high school at Antioch Community High School. I became a licensed cosmetologist in 2007 and began my career at Hair Cuttery while also attending CLC to earn my associates degree. I am now an independent stylist and have been a member of the Paris Hair Design team since May 2012. In July of 2013, I received my cosmetology educator license from Empire Beauty School in Vernon Hills and was hired as a part-time educator in September 2013. 

I enjoy enjoy doing everything when it comes to hair! Styling, cutting, and coloring. I also specialize in hair extensions and wedding and special occassion up dos and styles.

HOURS: Tues 11am-7pm, Thurs 12pm-8pm, Fri 9am-2pm, Sat 8am-4pm

ORIGINALLY LICENSED: August 2007

FAVORITE MOVIES: It's so hard to pick a favorite, I love movies! Especially ones that make me laugh! :-)

FAVORITE MUSIC: Anything country, John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING A STYLIST: Meeting new people and being able t make those people feel beautiful inside and out! There is nothing more rewarding than that! 

WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME ON A FRIDAY NIGHT: Spending time with friends, family, and boyfriend.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Tsukasa and any mexican restaurant :-)

FAVORITE HAIRSTYLE: I love to cut a stacked bob but my favorite style for myself is long and layered. :-)

FAVORITE HAIR PRODUCT: Moroccan oil & KMS Calfornia Blow-Dry Spray for myself. On clients, it really depends on their style, texture, and desired look.

FAVORITE COFFEE HOUSE: Dunkin Donuts

OTHER INTERESTS: I am a shopaholic!! I also love reading, especially books that are made into movies.

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Shalina-Paris Hair Design Independent StylistShalina, Independent Stylist

I graduated high school and attended CLC for three years before deciding to attend beauty school. I received my cosmetology education at Pivot Point in Evanston and began my career at Hair Cuttery. After a couple years I moved to Hair Snips and eventually found my home at Paris Hair Design.

HOURS: Tues 10am-8pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Fri 10am-3pm

ORIGINALLY LICENSED: October 2005

FAVORITE MOVIES: I'll take all kinds of movies; action, suspense, comedies. I try not to watch the sad ones but I love The Notebook.

FAVORITE MUSIC: I listen to a variety of music from hip hop to 80s to Pink Floyd; almost anything.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING A STYLIST: It's FUN!

WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME ON A FRIDAY NIGHT: With my husband and two kids.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: I can find something I like at any resaurant. Just take me out to eat and I'm happy!

FAVORITE HAIRSTYLE: I don't have a favorite for others, just whatever makes that individual comfortable and happy. For myself, I look best in longer hair with layers.

FAVORITE COFFEE HOUSE: Starbucks for my lattes!! I also like Something's Brewing.

OTHER INTERESTS: I love spending time with my kids; they are my everthing. :) I also enjoy reading if I get the time!

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Kira-Danielle-Paris-Hair-Design-StylistKira 'Danielle', Independent Stylist

I began my hair styling journey at Arlington Academy of Cosmetology in Buffalo Grove. While at Arlington Academy, I also began the training program for cutting and styling techniques at Mario Tricoci. I became a licensed cosmetologist in 2011 and shortly thereafter, a hair stylist at Mario Tricoci.

I am very excited to be a part of PHD, where my skills as a cosmetologist are not limited. I specialize in all aspects of hair cutting and styling including men's and women's cuts, blow drys, and hot iron styles. I also perform haircolor and highlight services. In addition, I am certified by Coppola in perfoming Keratin Hair Therapy smoothing treatments.

HOURS: Wed 10am - 8pm, Thurs 12pm-8pm, Fri 9:30am - 4pm, Sat 9am-4pm

ORIGINALLY LICENSED: 2011

FAVORITE MOVIES: I like funny movies - Anchorman, Bridesmaids, Just Friends, or anything with Zombies - World War Z, Dawn of the Dead

FAVORITE MUSIC: Poppy hit music 

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING A STYLIST: Meeting new people, building relationships, transforming hair. It's different every day. Everyone has different hair.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME ON A FRIDAY NIGHT: Having a pizza and movie night with my children.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: I know it's kind of dorky but Baker's Square & Cracker Barrel. Anywhere I can get chicken fingers & fries!

FAVORITE HAIRSTYLE: Smooth, straight hair. I love the transofrmation a blow dry gives the hair -- especially from curly to straight!

FAVORITE HAIR PRODUCT: Leave-in conditioner & anti-frizz/smoothing serum with heat protectant.

FAVORITE COFFEE HOUSE: Starbucks. I'm in love with carmel mochiattos, peppermint mochas, and their passion fruit tea is the best!

OTHER INTERESTS: I love exercise and fitness, spending time outdoors with my kids; going for walks, bike rides, and going to the pool and parks. And summer/warm weather! And being a mom!

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Stylist-Pic-Coming-Soon - Paris Hair DesignBritnee, Independent Stylist

I received my cosmetology training at Arlington Academy in Buffalo Grove and became licensed in the fall of 2008. I started my career at Grayslake HairCuttery, then ventured to Arizona for almost a year where I took a 'hair hiatus'. When I moved back home, I did hair at home and then at H2O Salon and HairCuttery in Antioch. Now I think I've finally found my home here at PHD. As far as specialization, I'm a pretty well-rounded stylist and love it all!

HOURS: Tues 9am - 3pm, Wed 12pm - 8pm, Thurs 12pm - 8pm, Fri 9am - 3pm, Sat 9am - 4pm

ORIGINALLY LICENSED: 2008

FAVORITE MOVIES: Little Rascals, 10 Things I Hate About You, Goonies, Zombieland, The Other Guys. I also like books turned into movies, anything that makes me laugh, and the occasional chick flick.

FAVORITE MUSIC: Classic rock is my ultimate fav. I love to jam out!! Country, 90's, pop rock, alternative...

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING A STYLIST: It's fun. I love being creative. I like the individuality behind it. Each stylist has their own way of doing hair and no other stylist can do it the exact wame way you can. I've always wanted to love what I do and being a hairstylist, I have that. Each client is like a blank canvas and I'm the artist. I love being able to do what I love, while also helping clients love their hair again.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME ON A FRIDAY NIGHT: It all depends on the Friday night, but usually I'm at home watching Netflix with the family.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: I like lots of places, but my fav is any place where you get a good burger like locally-owned bars, diners, or dives. Thery're always the best!

FAVORITE HAIRSTYLE: Beachy messy natural waves, loose natural curls, something that still looks nice but also like you didn't put much work into it -- 'hippy hair' as I call it -- long natural hair.

Check out my Hair by Brit Jones Facebook page.

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Stylist-Pic-Coming-Soon - Paris Hair DesignNikki, Independent Stylist

I received my cosmetology training at Arlington Academy in Buffalo Grove and have been licensed for 14 years. I began working as a stylist at Karen's Hair Design in Libertyville and after 13 1/2 years, decided to strike out on my own as an independent stylist here at Paris Hair Design.

HOURS: Tues and Thurs 9am - 8pm, Sat 8am - 2pm

ORIGINALLY LICENSED: coming soon

FAVORITE MOVIES: Dazed & Confused, The Intern, Old School, Top Gun

FAVORITE MUSIC: The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Mumford &Son, Country

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING A STYLIST: Seeing people smile in the mirror when they see their new hairdo

WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME ON A FRIDAY NIGHT: In bed with my phone on 'silent' :|

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Gibson, Uncle Julio, Wildfire, del Rio

FAVORITE HAIRSTYLE: Long hair with layers

FAVORITE HAIR PRODUCT: Aveda Air Control Hair Spray

FAVORITE COFFEE HOUSE: Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Cacao

OTHER INTERESTS: I love going on vacation and spending time with family and friends.

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Stylist-Pic-Coming-Soon - Paris Hair DesignJen, Guest Services

Before joining Paris Hair Design, I was a daycare provider for 15 years.

FAVORITE MOVIES: Weekend at Bernie's, Fried Green Tomatoes, Nightmare on Elm Street, all scary movies!

FAVORITE MUSIC: I like it all.

WHAT I LIKE MOST ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY & OUR GUESTS: coming soon

WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME ON A FRIDAY NIGHT: With my family.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Yuri of Japan

FAVORITE HAIRSTYLE: Anything that looks good!

FAVORITE HAIR PRODUCT: Kenra Blow Dry Spray

FAVORITE COFFEE HOUSE: Dunkin' Donuts

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