Hi I’m ANTHONY… Stylist/Master Colorist
I am a 25-year stylist and expert Schwarzkopf colorist. I graduated from Hair Professionals in Wheaton, and have trained extensively with many known artists around the world, including Lelan Hirsh, Gambuza and Altobella. I have been a participant of Haircolor USA, Redkin 5th Ave and Goldwell USA. Since 2012, I have advanced my skills further by attending many advanced training classes at the House of Bumble in New York City. I am Bumble razor cutting trained and a dedicated stylist of Bumble and Bumble. My area of expertise and passion is transforming women through beautiful haircoloring and color correction. I also actively assist in salon training and mentoring of our new talent. I believe in lifelong learning and always seek ideas to evolve the salon and keep us on the forefront of creativity in hair and fashion industry. I truly value my lifelong clients and thank them every day for supporting our salon. I welcome new clients and referrals to come experience the I Design Salon difference and culture we embrace as a creative team. In January 2015, I became a new father to Anthony Lira! It was long awaited!
I have a true passion for hair and many years of experience to back it up. I graduated Cannella Beauty School in 1998 and went on to strengthen my skills in haircutting and styling at Charles Ifergen Salon-Chicago. I later expanded my haircolor skills at Siren Salon in Chicago. A few years after meeting my husband Anthony, (I Design Salon business partner) I joined the I Design Salon team where I could use my entire hairdressing skill set. I have been a member of the I Design Salon creative team since 2006. I currently continue my education through Bumble and bumble, and Schwarzkopf Professional. I desire nothing more than learning new techniques and getting amazing results for our clients. I am skilled in the areas of color correction, and formal styling. I am certified in Hot Heads tape in hair extensions and Keratin Smoothing Treatments by Coppola. I adore my clients and I am totally dedicated to making them happy and beautiful. In addition to loving hair, I love being a new mother to our son Anthony.
I joined the styling team at I Design in 2010 bringing 15 plus years of style and experience to I Design Salon. I began my hairdressing career styling the likes of Chicago’s Gold Coast; quickly becoming one of Oak Street’s most sought after stylists. I bring my own unique edge, specializing in the latest haircuts and styles for men and women. I look forward to creating your personalized look!
It all started when I was just 5, I asked my mom if I could do my OWN hair from now on. I had lots of ideas!…….My lifelong passion for hair influenced me to choose this as my career. I received my formal education at Mario Tricoci University and earned my cosmetology license in 2007. Upon completion, I joined a top Chicago salon where I received intense training in haircutting, blowdrying, and formal styling. I am fortunate to have joined the I Design Salon Team in 2015 where I can continue to apply my skills and grow as a successful hairstylist. When I’m not at the salon, I enjoy spending time with my two beautiful daughters and my family.
I’ve been somewhat obsessed with the beauty industry since before I can remember. I got my professional start at the age of 15 shampooing, cleaning and answering phones in a salon. It was then that I realized it was the best job in the world-I could make people happy AND earn a living! I have been at I Design since 2008 and it quickly became my “home”. Here I’m the resident hair extension specialist, certified by Great Lengths as well as Hot Heads. I also consider myself well versed in the wonderful world of hair color with continued education and training from Schwarzkopf. Furthermore, I pride myself as a self learner by following and studying my celebrity hair colorist idols, practicing and replicating their techniques, then putting my own spin on it. My goal is to always have a new fun way to achieve our guests’ wishes. In my free time I enjoy traveling, fitness, cooking and of course reading hair and fashion blogs. I look forward to meeting you and forming a lasting bond-with you and your hair!
I have been part of the I Design Salon Team for 7 years. I truly love what I do and where I work! Every day I get to help people look their best. I love the wide range of services I can provide-from haircutting, to color, to formal styling for an evening out or a blow dry that will last for several days. One of my favorite services is the Keratin Smoothing Treatment. It is an amazing treatment that defrizzes and leaves hair silky and shiny. It’s so great for our humid weather! I’ve received advanced training from Schwarzkopf, Moroccan Oil and travelled to New York City for training from Bumble and bumble. I am certified in Moroccan Oil Stylescapes Blowdrys. (Check out the looks in our Blowdry Bar section of our website). I believe in continued education to keep myself on the leading edge of hairdressing and providing clients with the most current and suitable look for them and their lifestyle. When I’m not at the salon I love spending time with family and I’m a loyal Bears fan!
I knew at a fairly early age that my career would be in hairstyling. I took advantage of a program through my high school and College of DuPage that would allow me to attend cosmetology school as an elective high school credit. I worked as a shampoo assistant at a salon throughout cosmetology school while also attending advanced education. I joined the I Design family in early 2010. I furthered my education by working hands on with the rest of the I Design team and attending classes by Schwarzkopf, Bumble and bumble, Keratin Complex, and Moroccan oil. I also love to stay current on new trends and techniques by following acclaimed celebrity stylists and colorists via various social media platforms. I specialize in hair coloring and am constantly inspired to better my craft. I love being able to create transformations not only on my client’s appearance, but also how it transforms their confidence. In my free time, I love reading, going to concerts, spending time with my family, dogs, and of course, shopping!
Hi I’m JEVON…Stylist/ Colorist
I have been a stylist at I Design Salon for 11 years and have enjoyed working in the industry for over 20 years. What I love most about my career is that it is forever changing. Every hour of ever day is different because ever client is unique. I listen to my clients and create a personalized look for their hair and lifestyle. I have been to advanced training with color by Schwarzkopf, and cutting and styling with Moroccan Oil, Bumble and Bumble in NYC, as well as Crew. I consider myself a master barber, specializing in men’s hairstyling. I believe in continuing my education to stay current on the latest trends and realize how important is to a successful career and happy clients! My weekends are enjoyed by mountain biking, camping, snowboarding, and anything active I can fill my time with.
Hi I’m Phillip….Stylist
Deciding to become a stylist was an easy choice for me, my dad was a barber and it inspired me to do the same. After high school I attended and graduated from Mario Tricoci University in Glendale Heights. From there I started my advanced training under, and worked beside, Charles Ifergan for most of my professional career. Cutting is my passion. Making major transformations is my favorite aspect of hairdressing. When I’m not doing hair I like to stay active. I love yoga, sports, kayaking, and any outdoor activities. Other than hair, dogs are my passion in life.
Hi I’m Jaclyn….. Colorist
I’ve always had a passion for the beauty industry. I decided after high school I would follow my dreams. I attended the Salon Professional Academy, where I knew this was the right path for me. I quickly realized hair color was going to be my passion and where I wanted to take my career. I have a strong eye for color and became obsessed with learning how to achieve the looks and current trends clients’ desire. My goal has always been to give people a color that they would be blown away by. I have been a colorist for over five years and I specialize in balayage, which is a technique of hair painting. I look forward to seeing you soon at I Design Salon!
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Hi I’m DENISE… Stylist/ Colorist
I have been a hairstylist long enough to see many trends go full circle. I started my career with British Educators teaching women to give up their rollers for a blow dryer! It was an exciting time for women of all ages to feel liberated. My passion is working with my longtime clients to create individual styles to meet their needs. I place high value on listening to my clients and building relationships with them. I am trained with cutting techniques of Vidal Sassoon, Tony and Guy and more. I like to create natural looking hair color with subtle highlights. My creative side at home is through gardening and cooking.
Hi! I’m Nina…
Hi I’m HONORE… Salon Coordinator
I have been a part of the Beauty Industry for over 10 years. I began as a receptionist at a small salon in Joliet advancing to assistant manager. After 6 years, I became Operations Director of a large salon. Missing the intimacy of a smaller independent salon, I joined the team at I Design in 2012. I’m so glad I did! The guest experience is so important to me and it is the heart of I Design Salon. I am a very active and outgoing person so being in the front of I Design is perfect for me! I love managing the flow of the salon and making sure all our guests get the appointments and premier customer service we are proud to offer! It’s amazing how hair can transform any look. Your hair can be your security, your signature, or even an accessory to your favorite outfit! My mom always said “hair is always a work in progress!” It’s the one thing you can always change, and at I Design, that’s what we do best! Call me, lets talk….