BECCA // owner + nail guru
Becca received her full license from Aveda in East Lansing, Michigan before finding her true passion – nails. She has eight years of experience in the cosmetology world, with an extensive nail background. She is KLIX certified and CND certified. Raised by an entrepreneurial family, Becca has followed in their example and decided to turn her passion into a business. Her number one priority is offering exceptional customer service, but she also loves to form personal connections with her clients. She loves keeping up with beauty trends and is always excited to see what's next in the beauty world. Her interest in products and retail came from the opportunity to brand rep for Bumble and Bumble. She researched and tested many different brands and lines before choosing what to use at Stella & Shay. She wanted the offerings to be unique – not what you find at every other salon. Becca attended Kevin Murphy's Las Vegas event, Super.Natural, in November 2016 to learn the latest techniques and use of product. Becca loves animals (especially dogs!) and has two of her own – including the salon mascot, Stanley!
Schedule: Tues / Weds / Thurs / Every other Friday and Saturday
ELAINE // manager of lakewood location + apprentice program creator and educator
After 8 years at Aveda, Elaine has decided to make her move to Stella & Shay. Elaine has been an educator and stylist for Aveda for the past 8 years, with advanced training in coloring and cutting. She is also certified in Brazilian Blowout and Dreamcatchers extensions. Elaine loves education and learning new things in the hair world. She recently attended Kevin Murphy's Las Vegas showcase, Super.Natural, in November 2016 to learn the latest techniques and use of product. She studied and graduated from Ohio State University. In her off time, she loves spending time with her niece and nephew in Columbus. Her passion for doing hair comes from her desire to take care of others and make other people feel good. She makes sure to go above and beyond for each and every client!
Schedule: Tuesday thru Saturday
MEREDITH // manager of westlake location + nail guru + makeup artist
Meredith is a fully licensed cosmetologist and has shared her skills and knowledge as an educator at Aveda. Her creativity also led her to flex her makeup skills at Cedar Point's Halloweekends for the past couple of years. She loves creating small pictures on nails – hello, nail art! She is constantly wanting to learn new skills in the beauty industry. In her off time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her bubbly personality is truly contagious – book an appointment with her and you'll know what we mean!
Schedule: Mon / Tues / Thurs / Fri / Sat
TARA // assistant manager of lakewood location + hair whiz
Tara specializes in balayage and ombre techniques, and is Brazilian Blowout certified. She has 10+ years of experience in the industry. She has two dogs, enjoys to travel, and loves food (just not sweets)! Tara is one of Stella & Shay's independent contractors, so her scheduling and pricing may vary. You can book an appointment with Tara here.
Schedule: Monday thru Friday
JACKIE // assistant manager of westlake location
Jackie is a Magnificat alum and graduated from Ohio University. She’s been working in the industry for two years as a receptionist, and now as a manager. She has attended Cosmoprof shows to enhance her knowledge as a manager, and to explore new products and brands to bring to Stella & Shay. Jackie is also a yoga instructor and completed her teacher training in Bali, Indonesia in 2014. She enjoys yoga, cooking, camping, and spending time outdoors with her dog.
FAITH // nail guru
Faith is a Rocky River native and has her full license from the Brown Aveda Institute. She enjoys painting on small canvases – which explains her passion and skill for nail art! She loves drawing, dancing, and pretending she can sing. Faith thrives for new knowledge and loves exploring trends.
Schedule: Mon / Weds / Thurs / Fri / Sat
ALECIA ROSE // hair whiz
After making Toledo beautiful for years, Alecia is now working her magic in Cleveland. She has advanced training in men's and women's cuts and color – including certifications in Klix Extensions and Brazilian Blowout. She has been doing hair for 10 years, and loves animals, traveling, and country music. She especially loves Snickers Gelato. Alecia is one of Stella & Shay's independent contractors – her scheduling and pricing may vary. To book an appointment with Alecia, visit her booking site here.
Schedule: Mon / Thurs / Fri
JENIECE // nail guru
Jeniece was born and raised in Cleveland. She received her managing nail technician license from the Aveda Brown Institute, and is also a licensed massage therapist. She loves doing pedicures and enjoys keeping up with trends in the nail industry. Jeniece loves traveling, working out, and spending time with family and friends.
Schedule: Wednesday thru Saturday
BONNIE // hair whiz
Bonnie owned her own salon for many years. She recently moved to Cleveland when she got married, finding it to be a fun and exciting city. She loves working with bright, bold fashion colors as well as doing beautiful highlights and ombrés. Bonnie has worked with various brands and had many classes along the way. She does men's hair, women's, updos, and facial waxing. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her grandbaby. Bonnie is one of Stella & Shay's independent contractors, so her scheduling and pricing may vary. You may book with her directly through Stella & Shay!
Schedule: Tues / Fri / Sat
JEANAN // hair whiz
Jeanean has completed a Brown Aveda 1800 hour advanced program, as well as a one and a half year apprentice program. She is extremely passionate about cutting hair and loves that it's a form of art. Jeanean also participated in an Earth Month fashion show through Aveda. She enjoys studying beauty products and spending time with her dog, Molly!
Schedule: Mon / Weds / Fri / Sat
AMATA // hair whiz
Amata has been in the hair industry for 25+ years! She is Stella & Shay's only licensed barber. Throughout her career, she has been a razor educator and has taught various classes in men's and women's razor cuts across Ohio. Amata loves cutting with a razor and finding interesting ways to provide texture to hair. She loves working with bright fashion colors, and is up for any challenge! In her free time, she enjoys restoring old furniture, gardening, and spending time with her twin daughters. Amata is one of Stella & Shay's independent contractors – her scheduling and pricing may vary.
JOHN // nail guru
Bio coming soon!
KAYCEY // nail guru + makeup artist
Kaycey attended cosmetology school at Polaris and discovered her passion for nails and makeup. She's currently in school at Cleveland State and enjoy shopping and being outside. Her dog, Lucy, has a crush on Stella & Shay's shopdog, Stanley — they're definitely doggie dating!
Schedule: Tues / Thurs / Sat
CYNTHIA // front of house
Bio coming soon!
FRONT OF HOUSE
Cynthia, Beth, and Jackie take care of booking your appointments, checking you in, and getting you on your pretty way! We are so lucky to have the three of them on our team!
ANGELA // hair whiz
Angela (Siciliano) Harvey received her Cosmetology training from the Aveda Institute Columbus and then decided it was time to move home to Cleveland! Angela attended Kent State and received her degree in Fashion Merchandising before turning to hair. She is Academy Pro certified in hair extensions and loves to learn and keep up on current trends in the hair world and beyond. Her favorite thing about doing hair is the power it has to make people feel great about themselves. She is a 2018 Beacon winner and attendee for being a top Cosmetology student in the nation.
In her free time she loves spending time with her husband (who is a professional skydiver!) and family. She has four siblings and two nephews that she adores and a beautiful shar-pie named Delilah. She loves to travel, garden and do home-remodeling projects when she can.
You will see Angela around Lakewood until the Westlake location opens!
DANIEL // hair whiz + makeup artist
Hey y’all! Daniel is here to bring the Southern flair to Stella & Shay. Born in the small town of Gilbert, South Carolina, his 18 years in the beauty industry have taken him all over the country. Daniel’s passion and talent for makeup landed him a job at MAC in New York City, which brought him several amazing opportunities with the company and in his freelance career. He has worked as an artist at New York Fashion Week, Broadway Bares, Juilliard, and the Canadian TV show Party Mamas. In 2010 he presented a fashion show with costume designer and Project Runway alum Nicolas Putvinski, which received accolades from Heidi Klum. Daniel was then asked to design Heidi and Seal’s makeup for their Halloween party — how cool is that?!
After his time in NYC, Daniel relocation to Columbia, South Carolina and helped inaugurate Columbia’s first Fashion Week. He also worked alongside Keri Grier of Redken for the 2013 & 2014 MTV VMA awards. For the past three years, Daniel has been a Gold Key educator for Kevin Murphy, training stylists in the latest hair trends and products.
Daniel and his husband now live in Cleveland, and are the proud parents of their Sheepadoodle, Fernley Evangeline. He is thrilled to bring his passion and experience to this city, and to make you your most beautiful self! You will see Daniel around Lakewood until the Westlake location opens!