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346 Half Day RoadBuffalo Grove, IL 60089 (847) 913-5555
Warren is the original owner and team leader. After his training at Vidal Sassoon Chicago, where he became a member of Intercoiffure. In 1974 he and late partner Tom opened their first salon. Warren has been an inspiration to the community. He is a valued mentor to many aspiring beauty professionals - he challenges them to bring out their best.
Saad is a Master Stylist, Style Director and Partner with over 16 years of experience. His continual training has proven to be very effective in keeping him up-to-date on the latest techniques in cutting. Saad has been with Michael Thomas from the start of his career. Saad has learned his craft at the hands of Vidal Sassoon and Tony & Guy.
Amy has been in the industry for 18 years. She believes in education for constant inspiration. "What I enjoy most about my career is attending to and pampering my guests, as well as working with them to create what will work best with their lifestyles." She is was formally trained at Pivot Point Academy, I attended hands on classes from Vidal Sassoon in L.A., Redkin, Wella and many more.
Debbie has worked for Michael Thomas for more than 30 years. She has had advanced training with the industries top artists. She believes in creating a style that works with the clients hair, texture and facial structure. She also teaches each client how to achieve their new look at home. She enjoys people which is always reflected in her commitment to their satisfaction.
Isela is a talented and passionate artist. She is driven by her desire to give every client the best and freshest look possible. Isela takes advantage of every educational class available. She has been at Michael Thomas for 13 years. Her attitude and enthusiasm have made her a master stylist and every new opportunity is a welcome challenge.
Larry is a classically trained hair stylist who throughout his career has been involved in every aspect of the Hair Care Service Industry. His talent in turning an average haircut into a special work of art is underlined by his self effacing demeanor.
Patti - I started at Michael Thomas in early 1978. I always had an affinity towards hair styling. But as a young woman, I had not considered Cosmetology as a career choice. I walked into a Michael Thomas salon, which was just opening. I then chose a new career path. The on-going education, structure and artistic freedom afforded to their staff convinced me to be a stylist. Their professionalism and sense of family is what has kept me here.
Lorraine has been a stylist for over two decades, working with high end fashion trends from L.A. to New York. She uses her unique talents to give every client their own personalized look.
Linda - Hair styling is what Linda loves the most. She is happiest when her clients leave with a smile. From natural to creative looks, Linda strives to bring out the best look in each client she serves. With her extensive experience in Seoul, Korea, and Chicago, she brings out the best combination of Asian and American styles.
Sue has been with the salon since she was 21. Over the years she has attended numerous shows and classes by world renowned stylists. She feels blessed to work everyday and make a difference in the way her clients look and feel about themselves., then it looks like everything is working.
Rita - When Rita was 6 years old she dreamed of becoming a hair stylist. Every aspect of the beauty industry fascinated her. When she came to the U.S.A. she made her dream come true. Each client gets her undivided attention and her passion, giving her all makes Rita a valuable asset at Michael Thomas.
Sandy has been a stylist for more than 25 years. Her experience and continuing education with stylists like Sassoon and Nick Arrojo, give her a strong foundation in cutting edge styling techniques. She is passionate about her career and feels that every client should have the best style for their face, hair texture and lifestyle. She believes in client education and hair styles that can be recreated at home.
Tessa is the newest member to the Michael Thomas family. She is Aveda trained and has been with us since 2012. She's very attentive and always delivers! Her enthusiastic personality has made her very popular with clients and staff.
Anita has a wide range of skills in the art of hair styling and cutting. She has been with Michael Thomas for over 15 years and enjoys working with clients and consistantly shows her ongoing excitement in the industry.
Been an Esthetician since 2008
Certified Holistic Skin Care Practitioner. This practice helps me to revive not only skin ,but also the body, spirit and mind to a perfect balance and natural state. My believe in organic skincare is very big and it comes from my own healthy lifestyle. My one big rule as an esthetician is ; what you can't eat , don't put on your face.
Certified in Eyelash Extensions, Certified in Custom Air Brush Tanning -Microdermabrasion-Fruit Peels
What sets me apart is my personalized client skin care treatments and the use of handmade, transdermal skin care formulations.
Also perform all body waxing , including brow shaping and corrections.
I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over fifteen years and received an extensive education in Anatomy and Physiology. My massage techniques include: Medical Massage, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Hot Stone, Pregnancy, Scalp and Sports Massage. My background also includes trigger point therapy in order to relieve pain in tender muscles, post-rehabilitation massage and all types of body wraps. My experience comes from many years of working with a chiropractor in the medical office. Throughout my career I adapted my massages by listening to the needs of each person, focusing on finding the source of discomfort and working through them with comfortable pressure and open communication to bring balance back into the body. I love what I do and strongly believe that bodywork and a good touch are essential to health and well-being.
Her goal is not only to satisfy the needs of her clients but to ultimately provide them with the quality of work which makes them feel beautiful. It is important to her that her clients are happy with the sincere care and commitment she shares with them as an aesthetician and a nail technician
I have been a licensed nail technician for 20 years, specializing in natural-look manicures & pedicures as well as the latest nail enhancement trends. Earlier on in my career, I was the nail department manager for all four Michael Thomas Salons. I recently attended cosmetology school where I received my cosmetology license in 2010. I was always interested in working in the beauty industry and can’t imagine doing anything other than working in a salon.
Cheli has been a colorist at Michael Thomas for 10 years. Her commitment is to offer fashion trends to fit her clients style and personality. “I look at each client as an opportunity to make them feel good about their hair and in return, I feel the satisfaction of doing what I love.” In addition to continued education at the salon she also attends shows and classes on hair color trends.
Ted is a hair color professional. He has studied hair color and highlight theory extensively for over 15 years. He has mastered techniques ranging from complex color correction to graceful highlights. Continuing education is the key to individual development and personal motivation. Ted is a partner at Michael Thomas.
Maria is a colorist with a sharp eye for individual style. Education is of the utmost importance to deliver the best looks for her clients. Skin tone, eye color along with the upkeep and budget are considered with each consultation. In the 9 years Maria has been with Michael Thomas her pursuit of the newest trends has made her a star in the making.
Jan has been a stylist for 35 years. Cutting and coloring before devoting all her time and talent to the color specialist she is today. Jan’s been training Michael Thomas’ color department for 28 years. Nationally and Internationally trained, receiving numerous awards from Hair Color USA, International Hair color Exchange, Intercoiffure and CCA to name a few. All of her accomplishments pale to the gratification she’s gotten by watching those she has taught to succeed.
I have been studying and practicing Oriental Medicine for over twenty years now, providing Eastern and Western modalities of massage. I truly believe and enjoy the magic healing effects of massage. This is my true calling.