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!
Cocktail of choice: Cucumber Moscow Mule or any drink in the city of Las Vegas
Schedule: Tues / Weds / Thurs / Every other Friday and Saturday
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!
Cocktail of choice: Bloody Mary
Schedule: Tuesday thru Saturday
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.
Cocktail of choice: Peach Long Island Iced Tea
Schedule: Mon / Weds / Thurs / Fri / Sat
After making Toledo beautiful for years, Alecia has decided to move her work to 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.
Cocktail of choice: Moscow Mule (on a patio)
Schedule: Mon / Thurs / Fri
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.
Cocktail of choice: Stella Rosa black wine
Schedule: Wednesday thru Saturday
Ashlie has 10+ years of experience in the hair world. She specializes in men's cuts and curly hair, and loves to dry cut and use a razor for added texture and customization. Ashlie loves learning new balayage and ombré techniques. Her passions outside of beauty are also creative – she loves painting and music (and karaoke)! In her time off she loves to spend time with her nephew. She is also addicted to Dunkin Donuts iced coffee.
Cocktail of choice: Mojito
Schedule: Every other Monday; Every Tues / Thurs / Sat
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.
Cocktail of choice: Gin with muddled jalapeño
Schedule: Monday thru Friday
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
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
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.
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
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 for 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!
Cocktail of choice: Long Island
Schedule: Mon / Weds / Fri / Sat
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!
Here at Stella & Shay, whether you've been doing nails for 10 minutes or 10 years, we put all employees through our extensive nail training. This training lasts 60-90 days. During this time, if you book with a nail apprentice you will receive 20% off your nail service tab (discount applied at checkout). It's a great way for our girls to practice and for you to stash some cash for happy hour! Call us to see if we have any apprentices currently available.