Janet S. Stylist, Colorist, Curly-Girl Expert

I am often asked how I became interested in a cosmetology career and I can honestly say that it was something I always wanted to do and hair design is a big part of, “who I am”.  After more than 30 years, I still thoroughly enjoy the creativity involved with hair design. This is an industry that is always changing, evolving, and sometimes re-inventing classic looks (like the bob) with an updated twist! Equally important, are the personal connections and relationships I have made with clients in Crystal Lake and surrounding communities. It has been such a gift to provide haircare services through generations in the same family, from children to moms and dads, professional men/women, and seniors.

My clients are important to me and I want my guests to be happy with their time in my chair and more important, I want them to be happy with their service in the days and weeks following their appointment. I spend time consulting with each client, asking lifestyle questions, determining a client’s comfort level and ability to style their hair, and finding out what tools they have at home to maintain their style. It doesn’t matter whether the client is visiting me for the first time or is a long-time client; I always spend time consulting, asking questions, demonstrating, and instructing. 

My favorite service is haircutting because of the transformative effect and creativity involved. While I enjoy collaborating with the client to provide a style that they have in mind, I love when a client gives me free reign to create the perfect style that enhances their features and fits their unique personality. Creating the perfect cut requires going beyond the use of scissors and I am skilled at using a variety of tools at my disposal including razors, clippers, chunkers, etc. 

My other area of expertise is color and weave highlights. After 30 years in this business, I know that beautiful hair color is often the finishing touch to really showcase the details of a creative haircut. Color can accentuate, add drama, and add dimension to enhance the perfect cut. Both go hand in hand.

Curly-girl hair design is a specialty that sets me apart from many cosmetologist. My hair is naturally curly and I am skilled at working with this challenge. I cut curly hair dry and I can teach clients how to work with their curls to make it look good! 

On a personal note, I enjoy spending time with my husband and children. My creativity also extends into doing arts and crafts, including painting, knitting, and wielding my glue gun from time to time!

I look forward to seeing you in my chair soon! My hours are: Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00 AM-8:00 PM and Saturday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. 

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