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Brandy

Level 2

It has been over seven years since I graduated from the cosmetology program in Grayslake. Before coming to Couture 360, I worked with Mario Tricoci and interned with Anthony Christiano (Mario Tricoci Creative Director) and John Gialluisi (Mario Tricoci Educational Director). I want to give you the change you are looking for in a way that allows you to feel complete and renewed. While specializing in cutting and creative design, I find the most rewarding time I spend with you is during the finishing process, as I watch your eyes and see your reaction as everything comes together.

Others say Brandy…

strives to do her best, is hungry to grow and truly listens.

Tommy

Level 3

Being internationally trained and a platform artist in the industry for 20 plus years has allowed me to design, sculpt and transform ones beauty into a masterpiece. Whether it is a color or a technical haircut, I’ve always believed that your hair is your best accessory. My specialty is a short trendy haircut. My strengths are in communicating with my guests’ specific needs. I am proud to be part of this team. The strong work ethic of ownership and the cutting edge talent make Couture 360 stand out above the rest!

Others say Tommy…

is very kind, honest, passionate and driven. He loves playing his guitars, riding his motorcycles and being a part of the beauty industry.

Jon

Jon

Level 3

Born and raised in Hoffman Estates, I attended Empire Beauty School at the age of 17. After some time as an intern in a salon and over 3 years on the floor as a stylist, I know that this industry is where my passion lies. I have enjoyed continually mastering my craft with companies and individuals that are truly artists.

I most recently completed a razor cutting course at a Trade University in New York City. The knowledge and experience gained in this class and in all my continued education have allowed me to better individualize my cuts to each of my Guests.

Joining Couture 360 has allowed me to work along side individuals that are just as passionate and am thrilled to be surrounded by great talent.

Others say Jon…

is enthusiastic, amusing and talented.

Olga

Level 3

Olga’s Bio

With over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry, including owning my own day spa in Lincolnshire, I recently decided to join the creative team at Couture 360.  I love the energy and spirit in the salon.  I look forward to continuing my education in the latest trends and techniques.  My specialties include haircut and style, updo’s,  Keratin treatments and consulting with clients on what is best for the health and strength with their hair.

Others say Olga…

is dedicated, creative, kinda, instills excitement and comfort to all she touches

chrissyChrissy

Level 2

I have been in this industry for over 20 years and I am still passionate about working in the salon environment, and the creative process of this always changing field. I have had the opportunity and pleasure of working with some very talented individuals that have allowed me to continue to learn and grow as a stylist. I truly enjoy doing classic men’s shaping, event styling, weddings and proms. One of the highlights of my career is seeing a satisfied client at the end of their visit with me. I look forward to continuous growth in this every changing and challenging career!

Others say Chrissy…

is outgoing, fun, honest and full of positive energy!

Diane

Level 3 Colorist/ Stylist

With 30 years of experience in the beauty industry, I had the opportunity to be involved with several advanced academy programs, but my favorite experience was the Toni & Guy Academy in Dallas, Texas. I’ve been an Educator for many years and taught cutting classes. My experience and passion has also allowed me to have fun in the fashion industry with heading and organizing several fashion events and shows. One of my strengths is being able to bring out my client’s personality, and give them the total look with fresh color and cut.

Others say Diane…

is very genuine and passionate about the beauty industry. She is visual and very fashion forward.

Kara Lynn

Level 3 Colorist/ Stylist

Originally from Chicago, Kara B, draws inspiration from her urban City roots to craft fresh and trendy looks for her roster of loyal Chicagoland and suburban clients. Praised for her ability to adapt to different hair types and textures, Kara is just as skilled at taming the most rebellious curls with her Keratin treatments, as she is at creating head turning color out of lifeless hair.

Kara takes pride in offering the same exceptional hair care experience to every one of her clients at Couture 360 Salon – a level of service and professionalism that she abides by in every setting. Kara believes in continual education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field with her knowledge of new products and services available in order to provide excellent service to her clientele.

Kara places high value on listening to her clients and understanding their needs. She enjoys treating all of her clients like family, where they receive great service and attention.

Others say Kara Lynn…

is detail oriented, passionate about every aspect of the industry, and always looking forward to her new challenges.

Colorists

Kara

Level 3 Master Colorist / Educator, Creative Director

I am the Keune Color Certified Colorist at Couture 360 and I am also a Regional Artisan for Keune Hair Cosmetics. My philosophy is that I can never have enough education and keeping an open-mind is what grounds me as an artist and a professional.

The art of coloring hair is truly amazing in many ways and it constantly inspires me. This industry is forever evolving with new trends and techniques and I believe it is my priority to stay current through continuous education.

From participating in fashion shows, to competing in nationwide hair color competitions, to being behind the scenes in photo-shoots, this industry teaches me more and more. I couldn’t be more proud to be part of the Couture 360 team.

Others say Kara…

is passionate about her work, ambitious, committed to excellence, outgoing and consistently follows the new trends.

Christina

Level 3 Master Colorist

During the seven years since graduating from the cosmetology program in Grayslake, I have focused on color. Since joining Couture 360 in early 2011, I have had the opportunity to expand my technical skills. For example, recently, I enrolled in an advanced program that will enable me to further advance my creativity and knowledge and become a future educator for the salon.

There is no medium more attractive than hair. It frames the face and sets the tone for the color of your skin and eyes. I enjoy the creativity that color allows and the effect color can have on your image and self-confidence.

Others say Christina…

clearly loves what she does, is knowledgeable, confident, accommodating and fashionable, and sets high standards for her own personal image.

Diane

Level 3 Colorist/ Stylist

With 30 years of experience in the beauty industry, I had the opportunity to be involved with several advanced academy programs, but my favorite experience was the Toni & Guy Academy in Dallas, Texas. I’ve been an Educator for many years and taught cutting classes. My experience and passion has also allowed me to have fun in the fashion industry with heading and organizing several fashion events and shows. One of my strengths is being able to bring out my client’s personality, and give them the total look with fresh color and cut.

Others say Diane…

is very genuine and passionate about the beauty industry. She is visual and very fashion forward.

Kara Lynn

Level 3 Colorist/ Stylist

Originally from Chicago, Kara B, draws inspiration from her urban City roots to craft fresh and trendy looks for her roster of loyal Chicagoland and suburban clients. Praised for her ability to adapt to different hair types and textures, Kara is just as skilled at taming the most rebellious curls with her Keratin treatments, as she is at creating head turning color out of lifeless hair.

Kara takes pride in offering the same exceptional hair care experience to every one of her clients at Couture 360 Salon – a level of service and professionalism that she abides by in every setting. Kara believes in continual education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field with her knowledge of new products and services available in order to provide excellent service to her clientele.

Kara places high value on listening to her clients and understanding their needs. She enjoys treating all of her clients like family, where they receive great service and attention.

Others say Kara Lynn…

is detail oriented, passionate about every aspect of the industry, and always looking forward to her new challenges.

Heidi - Colour Specialist

Heidi

Level 2

I graduated from Empire Beauty school 6 years ago, though I feel like I have been doing color my whole life! I always keep up with the newest and hottest trends by attending hair shows and classes and constantly continuing my education. I have a passion for this industry and a passion for making people feel amazing by giving them the perfect hair color and shade to match their personality. My goal is to have you leaving my chair feeling great and having the best salon experience possible.

Others say Heidi…

is eager, excited, easy going, professional.

Ryelee

Level 1

I graduated from Empire Beauty School in September of 2014. I chose to get into the beauty industry because I enjoy making people feel beautiful! I chose to further my career I color because it allows me to express my creativity while keeping up with the new trends! I look forward to all this industry has to offer.

Others say Ryelee…

is dependable, easy going, compassionate.

Interns

Meghan

Stylist Intern

I graduated from Empire Beauty School in December of 2015, and I have now moved on to the Advanced Stylist Training Program here at Couture 360. I fell in love with this industry many years ago, and I have the pictures with the hair to prove it. Being able to express myself while doing something I love has always been important to me, and this industry has given me the chance to do just that. I can’t wait to see where it takes me!

Others say Meghan…

is delightful, hard working and funny.

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Simona

Colorist Intern

I have six years in coloring experience. I have my education in cosmetology from Pivot Point Academy; my passion is being a hair colorist. Though education, experience and open mind I have development the art as a colorist to give my clients exactly what they want when they want it. I am energetic and focused when working with clients and most important a good listener. My mission is to have a collaborative experience with positive results that make our clients to have the salon satisfied and invigorated. Our team makes the total experience happen from setting an appointment to checking out well equipped and looking beautiful.

Others say Simona…

she is friendly dedicated and energetic

Nail Technicians

Stacy

Nail Technician

I have been doing nails since 1985, I love to work with people and making them feel good. The special thing I like to do is nail art to enhance a fun or fancy nail style to nails. Over the years due to my love of continuing education to sharpen my skills and learn new things!

Others say Stacy…

is ready to listen, passionate about her work, eager to share her knowledge and committed to excellence.

Christie-Nail Technician

Christie

Nail Technician

I’m a highly trained nail technician that has been in this industry for 32 years! I specialize in diabetic care and a full range of specialized care to improve the well-being of my clients. I’m always continuing my education; in fact, I am currently studying to become a medical nail technician and learning from a podiatrist. At Couture 360, we pride ourselves on our sanitary procedures for the prevention of infection and promotion of health.

Others say Christie…

is informational, fun and creative.

Nichola

Nail Technician

I’ve been licensed and doing nails since 2008; however I knew from a young age it was something I was passionate about. I enjoy all parts of the nail industry; acrylics, manicures, pedicures and especially nail art. Nail art is a fun and creative way to “spice up” and show some personality on the nails. By continuing my education I am able to continuously grow, learn, and keep up with all the new trends this amazing industry has to offer!

Others say Nichola…

is bubbly, attention to detail, passionate

Esthetics

Cindie-Estheticians

Cindie

Esthetician & Massage Therapist

I am a licensed Esthetician certified in Medical Esthetics, having graduated from the Tricoci University of Beauty Culture. I have been in the skin care industry for 5 plus years. My main objective is to help you achieve your personal beauty goals and see the tangible difference in your skin. Specializing in medical esthetics I pride myself in showing you the way to a new and youthful you by simply educating you in the proper and safe way to anti-aging.

Others say Cindie…

has a great touch and hand flow, is insightful, easy to talk with, makes you comfortable, has a kind heart and a smile that never leaves her face. 

Payton

paytonEsthetician

The beauty industry has long been both a passion and fascination of mine – from digging through my mother’s makeup bag as a child, to watching YouTube tutorials every free second I had. In college, at the University of Kansas, I enrolled in a theatre makeup class and knew I had found my calling. I began to constantly crave the company of creative, like-minded professionals to help grow my craft. I finally decided to fully pursue my dreams, leaving my home state of Kansas and moving to the Chicago area two years ago. I am a recent graduate of the New Age Spa Institute, where I received licensure in esthetics and certificates in medical esthetics and makeup artistry. This decision has continued to be one of the most gratifying, as I constantly strive to make everyone feel their absolute best. Like all of us at Couture 360, I am constantly learning to stay on top of the latest trends. Certified in eyelash extensions technician.

Management / Guest Relations

Nichola

Operations Manager

I love being the first person the guests see when they enter the salon for their transformation as well as the last person before they leave.  I strive to improve every guest’s experience at Couture 360.  I love staying current on new trends in this every-changing industry and bringing the best to the salon!

Others say Nichola…
is welcoming, detail orientated, and always smiling 


Jeanie Lyne

Guest Services

As a service representative at Couture 360, I strive to execute the best customer service possible. My work experience has always been centered around customer service and making the most positive first impression. I want your experience at Couture 360 to be one where you truly feel pampered and taken care of. Whether it be by recognizing you when you walk thru the door, by taking your coat, having a refreshing beverage or hearing about your day. Let me guide you to an amazing and memorable transformation, at your choice salon; Couture 360.

Others say Jeanie Lyne…

is friendly, caring and has a welcoming smile.


Brittany

Guest Services

I strive to achieve the best in customer service and I am very passionate about making sure the client is able to have an amazing experience every time they come to our establishment. I am constantly making sure that I am keeping up with fashion trends because looking presentable and fashion forward is very important to me. I really enjoy the salon atmosphere and being able to be the first person a client sees is really amazing and I enjoy that aspect of the job very much. I am here to make sure everything runs smoothly for employees and so that our clients get the full luxurious experience that we offer at Couture 360.

Others say Brittany…

is bubbly, energetic and sweet.


Rhonda

Executive Assistant

You may/ may not see me as most of my work is done “behind the scenes.”  I love the creative energy of the team at the salon and the distinctive experience we strive to provide to each guest.  My goal is to make each guest’s experience the best it can be!

Others say Rhonda…

is kind, focused and energetic


Judi-Salon Support

Judi

Salon Support

Maintaining your first impression of this award winning salon and keeping your approval level high is my first priority. Moving quietly in the background to provide superior site organization so that everything is where you want it before you need it is my mission. I welcome you to the salon and invite you to give it the white glove test.

Others say Judi…

is helpful, takes pride in everything she does, is warm, friendly, and a great conversationalist, cares about the salon, the staff and especially our guests.

Rose DePaola-Owner/Stylist

Rose DePaola

Owner / Stylist

Rose DePaola, whose unparalleled commitment to fine style and personal hair design has determined her life, brings 30+ years in the beauty industry and DePaola’s dedication to the many salons to which she has brought unprecedented success, to punctuate the launch of Couture 360. Couture 360 is DePaola’s second salon launch. With it, her goal to welcome people into a warm and inviting salon environment and remove the fear of transformation has been met. She is driven to provide supportive management and a happy staff, intense attention to detail, customer service and an uncompromising goal to exceed expectations. As a graduate of the Vidal Sassoon Intern Program in Chicago, DePaola was quickly recruited to assistant manager at a salon in Chicago where she co-managed a staff of 100+ employees. DePaola is a loving mother and wife, dedicated supporter of community-based fund-raising efforts in the Lake Zurich area where she has raised her family, and a committed animal rescue advocate.”How you feel about yourself can affect how you think and act, your reactions to others, and your attitude towards your world. We invite you to experience the difference.”Others say Rose…is passionate, caring, fun, driven, inspiring, giving, relentless, dedicated, sharp, confident, supportive, independent, and creative.

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