meet the heart of salon & spa de crist

Janel S. - Owner, Master Hair Stylist & Skin Therapist

In 1995 Janel dove into this exciting world of beauty and fashion. Through the years as the trends come and go, Janel always strives to stay at the top of her game. Education is very important to fabric of our organization, with trends always changing its important for her staff to be abreast of what is current! We continue to have the privilege to have renowned artist join us for private education for both business and technical training.

 

While hairdressing has been Janel’s passion for over 20 years, she is now serving her staff as if they are her most important clients. Through Janel’s eyes, this industry is one that is passionate, always changing and never stale! While Janel doesn’t take new clients, she is always assisting her staff with creative ideas for coloring and cutting, so all the clients who leave her salon will feel the quality that comes from the top. Salon & Spa De Crist is not your typical salon! We invite you to come and experience the difference. See Yourself in a Whole New Light!

TERRI R. - NAIL TECH

Are you looking for a real pro in the nail biz? Salon & Spa De Crist is thrilled to welcome Terri to our nail department, we could not be happier about her joining our team! If you are ready for some great convo and a prefect 10 fingers and toes, we’ve got you covered! 

 

Terri is a mother to two grown kids, her son is serving in the Army currently stationed at Ft Carson, her daughter is also a cosmetologist like Terri, and she could not be prouder of all their hard work! For the last 30 years Terri has been living and serving her nail community in Overland Park, and now that she is living back in Lee’s Summit, she is ready to proudly serve our community with all her nail experience. Whether you are looking for a relaxing Mani/Pedi or a full set of nails Terri is efficient and perfect in her trade! 

 

Specializing in all things nails, you will find her attentions to detail and her perfectionism will leave you feeling great every time! So, what are you waiting for? Come in from the hustle of life, unwind, and enjoy some great conversation with her! Book some time for yourself with Terri and see what a 30+ pro can do for you!

Olivia S. - Esthetician, Licensed Tattoo Artist, Makeup Artist, & Hair Stylist

Olivia has been a part of the beauty world since 2018 focusing on esthetics. While staying current with the trends Olivia found that microblading was a game changer for many women. She focused on learning everything she could in this area to become the expert she is today. After completing her tattoo apprenticeship, she is ready to take this tattoo game to the next level. She is now offering lip blushing, eyeliner, and gorgeous brows. She is a true artist and easy to spend time with, most importantly, you will be in love with what she can do for your look!

 

Olivia also loves the dramatic wow factor she gives her lash clients from adding lash extensions with Novalash extensions whether it’s a classic look or a dramatic look using the Volume lashes. Novalash extensions are a great way to help make people look and feel effortlessly beautiful.

Olivia is also a well-rounded esthetician providing; facials, micro-needling, dermaplaning, lash lifts and tints, brow shaping and tints. You name it and there is a good chance Olivia has you covered!

 

If that wasn’t enough to be amazing at Olivia is also one of our talented makeup artists and hairdressers as well. She can basically do anything you are envisioning! Still developing her cutting and coloring techniques she has a natural talent for this field you don’t want to miss your time with her!

Becky M. - Spa Coordinator ESTHETICIAN

Becky began her professional journey into the beauty world in 2005. Her experience includes Esthetician, Spa Director, and Esthetics Instructor, but her true passion is practicing hands-on esthetics. She’s kept pace with rapid growth and changes in the industry and joyfully watched aesthetics grow into its rightful place as a necessary part of self-care.

 

Becky is skilled in body waxing, brow artistry, lash lifting and tinting, chemical peels, as well as dermaplaning and microneedling. Don’t forget to ask her about getting rid of those pesky age spots (and many other annoyances) with Skin Classic.

 

While Becky enjoys practicing all of the newest modalities, she never overlooks the physiology of the skin and how it plays into putting our best face forward.

 

She can’t wait to work together with you in creating the best plan to making your skin look and feel fabulous and overcome your unique challenges. Becky believes that anyone who doesn’t love their skin probably just needs a bit of help in learning how to care for it!

Grace M. - Esthetician

Grace is so excited to finally join our spa! You may recognize this beauty from our nail department, she now has dedicated her life to be a full-time esthetician for SSDC. She loves creating the perfect atmosphere for you to sink into her table and allow her to work wonders with your skin while turning back the hands of time. Rejuvenating your skin with an unforgettable glow!

 

Being one of 5 kids Grace knows crazy, and she also knows the value of rest and quiet, so she wants to set her time aside for you to come in and enjoy a little “me time”, recharging yourself to go back into the world and be the best version of yourself, with results that matter most!

 

Grace loves the wow factor of dermaplaning and the Glow you get after a fresh HydraFacial. With so many services and techniques to choose from, she desires to get you to your desired goal, educating you on what will help accelerate your skincare goals to become a reality!

 

Allow Grace to be your “go to gal” for all things beauty and see the difference she will make for your best asset!

Cadon F. - Massage Therapist

Cadon is a busy wife, mom, and a board-certified Licensed Massage Therapist. She earned her licensure from Boulder Massage Therapy Institute in Boulder, Colorado. While she was in BMTI she was trained in pain management massage, using modalities such as: cupping, essential oil therapy, trigger point therapy, neuromuscular massage therapy, lymphatic drainage, reflexology, and deep tissue. 

 

Cadon excels when it comes to helping you find that sweet spot of moving beyond pain and allowing your body to find the balance it needs to have so it can heal properly.
When she is not massaging and helping people feel their best, she loves to ride motorcycles and spends time with family and friends!
Formerly Cadon had a career in medicine and dentistry but found her true calling was in massage therapy.

Cadon discovered that when she was able to help people feel good, recharged, and restored in their bodies this was a way she could give back and make a difference in people’s lives. She is a strong sharp woman with a holistic massage approach, if you are looking for someone to help you through an injury or if you have ongoing nagging issues, she will be committed to helping you reach your physical goals and get restored! Come and see Cadon and get your best self-back!

Melissa M. - Master Hair Stylist, Nail Tech, NOVALASH And Extension Expert

Melissa started her journey with nails in 2000 and added hairdressing and lash & hair extensions into her repertoire years later. She adores everything about the beauty industry, and you can see it all over her! She loves the detailed work that comes with doing hair, nails, lashes, and hair extensions. She has a love and a passion for her clients. As a busy mother of five, she knows the time restraints of life and wants her clients to feel pampered and relaxed while in her care.

 

She connects with her clients on both a professional and a personal level. Melissa performs precise Hi-lighting and Balayage techniques, she is Bellami Certified, and her men’s cutting is always on point, and loves to transform any look with some luxury hair extensions! Ready for any challenge, Melissa will deliver you results every time! She believes there is beauty in everyone and feels very blessed to be in an industry that allows her to empower people to see and feel their own beauty.

Erica B. - Master Hair Stylist & Extension Expert

Erica is a wife and a momma to three beautiful kids. She is also a one-of-a-kind hairdresser, able to create the most gorgeous transformative cuts and colors you can dream up, we have witnessed her taking the mundane styles and creating beautiful dimension vibrant blondes and transformative length through extensions. She is consistent in her work and really shows up for the challenge!

 

Erica is Bellami Certified and loves creating that wow factor by adding length to create your dream hair through Bellami hair extensions. No matter what kind of extensions you have worn in the past she is able to provide an array of different types of extensions like; hand tied weft, keratin tps, I tips, tape in, the simplest of all the halo extensions. Salon & Spa De Crist uses a variety of brands so we can help you get the best fit for your lifestyle and budget.

 

Erica is very proficient in many areas such as balayage, baby lights, men & women cutting and breath-taking bridal styles, achieving her vision by enhancing the unique qualities of each client style. Once you have sat in this beautiful, strong woman’s hair chair, you won’t go anywhere else.

Excellence, precision, creativity, and genuine care…that’s our Erica!

Cassidy W. - Master Hair Stylist

“Make every day a great hair day” is Cassidy’s motto.

 

But make your wedding day hair go down in history! That is the real deal!

 

Cassidy believes in healthy, beautiful hair. She vows not only to give you amazing hair, but also to have every client leave feeling fresh, confident, with no damage, and loads of shine!

 

Cassidy specializes in smoothing out your frizz with the best Keratin treatments around, Balayage, Baby Lighting, Highlighting and vibrant blondes with gorgeous dimension! She is exceptional at covering grey hair and helping you enjoy your time away from the hustle and bustle of life! With her consistency and precision, you will hands down feel that you are in the BEST hair char in town! We don’t call her the Balillama for nothing!

 

If you are looking for a positive stylist that will give you an amazing color, shine, and healthy hair, Cassidy is your girl!

Aubrey K. - Master Hair Stylist

Aubrey is a busy momma to a sweet little boy who is the love of her life! She dedicates working behind the chair Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays to her established clientele.

 

Are you dreaming of a stylist who can deliver the best balayage of your life? Well look no further! Aubrey loves this creative expression of beauty with a natural lived-in blonde technique. She is very proficient in all things balayage and HI-lighting. Whether you have grey hair that needs touching up every 3-4 weeks or can allow your hair to grow out with this balayage technique, Aubrey can help you achieve your desired look. She will create dimension and shine that will leave you checking yourself out in the mirror every time!

 

Aubrey is also on our bridal team traveling around the KC metro area creating breathtaking up-styles for the brides and all the maids!

 

Some of her other strengths are found in her men’s cutting, she is fast precise and on trend with each guest.

 

Aubrey has a tender heart and yet can cut up with anyone in front of her, this girl is a true gem! Come and see what Aubrey can create for you!  

Macy P. - Hair Stylist & EXTENSION EXPERT

This beautiful gem of a young woman loves helping clients find a style that fits their lifestyle and desired look. She delivers beautiful blondes using Hi-Lighting, Baby-Lighting, and popular Balayage techniques. Macy is Bellami Certified and loves transforming your look by adding dimension and length with Bellami hair extensions, Hand tied wefts, tape in extensions, and the simplest of all, Halo extensions.

She loves offering this service as it is the best way to overcome a bad haircut, add a pop of color, give you’re the dream length or thickness you are missing! She is also very proficient in braiding as well as wedding up-styling. One of Macy’s favorite services is Keratin Treatment; this service will transform your textured hair and calm your frizz down into obedient tresses. Having curly hair herself she totally gets it, she speaks curly hair language and can help shape your curls to perfection!

Macy listens to what you want and will deliver exactly what you are looking for the first time and keep you coming back for more!

Abi C. - nail, hair, and makeup artist

This fashion forward beauty icon has a real flare for this industry. Abi has known since she was young girl that she was called to be a stylist. She answered that call in the summer of 2021 and has been impressing the staff and clients ever since. She was born for this work and had been enjoying herself every day. Listening to her clients crack up and feel the comfort of this young pro easing the stress of all their hair/nail needs is a real joy for the SSDC team!

 

One of Abi’s favorite services are keratin treatments, this service has so much instant gratification because of how silky smooth and healthy they make the hair! She has continued to wow us with her famous money pieces lived in blondes and balayage’s we see leaving her hair chair.

 

Abi also specializes in event make up. If you’re looking for a flawless look for your special day using TEMPTU air brush, make up Abi does a beautiful finish every time!

 

You can also find her in our nail department, ‘tis the season for Mani’s & Pedi’s, Abi has been delivering a perfect 10 every time! With her attention to detail, you cannot go wrong! If you’re looking for a real treat, consider Abi! We look forward to seeing you in Abi’s chair.

Taylor A. - Hair and Lash Stylist

Taylor is an up-and-coming stylist at Salon & Spa De Crist. She has been perfecting her skills through all the blonding techniques. She loves the blended balayage look that gives her clients that lived in blonde look without the high maintenance of a heavy highlight. While giving someone a heavy highlight or heavy baby highlight is still a love of hers as well! If you’re looking for a bridal stylist, Taylor also has you covered, she loves to provide breathtaking up-styles for your big day!

 

Taylor is also one of our lash babes as well. Giving you the beautiful volume and fluttery lashes that have you waking up looking like a million bucks! Staying on trend with all thing’s beauty is what drives Taylor, she loves the opportunity to make new friendships with her guests, having them feel completely at home and comfortable in her care. Whether you are laying on her lash table or you’re sitting in her hair chair, Taylor’s goal is always to leave you with feeling like you are on a coffee date with your Bestie, but delivering beautiful, breathtaking hair, and lashes!

 

So now What? You know what to do… Book with Taylor and connect with all her talent.

Shannon M. - Hair Stylist

Shannon has been in the industry for over 6 years and loves everything about it! She has known all of her life that she wanted to be in the world of beauty. “There is nothing more gratifying than making someone feel good about themselves.”

 

Shannon loves doing things from blonding services, to fun colors or just your normal routine maintenance, or even a fun spunky cut!

 

The thing Shannon loves about beauty, whether it’s hair, makeup or just a simple brow shape, those gratifying results make all of it worth it! You may ask Shannon what her favorite part about being in this industry is, and she would say, “when you hand your guest the mirror or spin them around in the chair and they say “Wow! Oh my goodness” or “My husband is going to love this!” nothing is more rewarding!”

 

Shannon is also always looking for ways to better herself for you, with continued education and extra courses to make sure she is the best she can be for all of your needs! 

Madison K. - Hair Stylist and nail tech Apprentice

Madison is thrilled to be SSDC’s newest graduate from our apprenticeship! Madison is truly living out her childhood dream of becoming a cosmetologist. She has been apart of the SSDC family since 2021, and has been in the apprenticeship since the end of 2022.

 

Madison is thrilled to be here learning the ways of all things beauty! She is studying under master stylist, Melissa Bruno. She loves all services that transform you! Including keratin treatments & dip with tip!

Madison loves meaningful conversations & is a firm believer that we all have something in common! Madison is very excited to get to know you and is very grateful to learn/gown in such a wonderful salon!

Sheridyn P. - Hair Stylist

This local gal graduated from LSW with a golf scholarship and perused a business degree with an emphasis in media/photography at evangel university, graduating with an associate’s degree in business.
While attending she was the “go to gal” in the dorms doing everyone’s hair, cutting and coloring after classes each day.

After 2020 she could feel her heart pulling her toward doing hair full time and re-inventing her career choice from pursuing business to pursuing her real passion in the beauty and hair industry.

Sheridyn’s passion for hair will leave you feeling refreshed and really taken care of. She creates an atmosphere for you to relax, be yourself and know you’re in very capable hands to deliver your desired hair goals.

Some of her specialties are bonding services, balayage, and a more lived in blonde look, or a multi dimensional look.
Her goal is simple, she wants you to LOVE your hair and she also wants you to know how to recreate that same salon look at home each day. She will take the time to educate you and make sure you are confident with your styling techniques to love your look each day! What more are you looking for? Book now!

Alexis R. - nail tech

Alexis started her passion for nails in 2020. She started out self taught, learning through videos online and recently graduated from Legacy Nail Academy in 2023. She graduated college with a degree in communications but fell in love with being a nail technician. She specializes in hand painted art and gel services. Alexis loves to help educate people on the health of their nails, informing them of the best products for their nails and lifestyle.

Over the years she has grown as a nail technician both with her skill and her artistic style. She has learned and perfected her skill to be able to give her clients the look they desire. She started nails as a hobby but it has grown into a deep passion. Being a part of the beauty and nail industry has been very rewarding for her in so many ways. She loves being able to meet new clients and help them accentuate their natural beauty. She stays up on all the current trends for her clients. Alexis takes pride in taking care of all her clients and making sure that when they leave their appointment they have a smile on their face.

Alexis loves to be outdoors, whether that’s swimming, watching sports, or just laying by the pool. She is caring and funny, making everyone laugh during their appointments. She loves to try new things and enjoys challenging herself. She is excited to be stepping into this new stage of life and her career with Salon & Spa De Crist.

Lisa T. - CryoTherapy

Lisa is offering body sculpting and pain therapy through Cryotherapy. This break through therapy allows you to sculpt those stubborn areas on your body giving you the results you have been dreaming of, while also offering injury recovery to twisted ankles or pulled muscles.
The cooling spray will help to move out the inflammation and help your body return to normal quickly!

Lisa is passionate about the “instant gratification” and results driven effects she is able to offer her clients! Lisa has owned and operated Blue Cryotherapy for the past 3 years and and had been helping men women and athletes of all kinds for the last 5 years. Now, she is excited to offer her services here at Salon & Spa De Crist!
Injured? Want to sculpt your body before a vacation? Book with this gem and get to where you to want to go with Lisa!

Sydney A. - Hair Stylist

Meet Sydney! She is no stranger to the styling world, she is a seasoned stylist from a blow-dry bar in KS, she joined our team to help make your hair dreams come true!
If you are looking for some great date night hair, book a blow out with her!

 

Sydney is friendly and will allow you to have some quality time relaxing and getting all the love you deserve!

CLAIRA S. - NAIL TECH APPRENTICE

Claira Elizabeth, a vibrant licensed nail technician, discovered her passion for nail art in 2021 at the age of 13. Since then, her craft, specializing in long nails with fun designs. With expertise in both acrylic and gel x nails, Claira has mastered the art of the French tip, captivating clients with her meticulous attention to detail.

 

As the daughter of Salon & Spa de Crist’s owner Janel, Claira was introduced to the beauty industry at a young age, inheriting her family’s legacy of excellence. Her outgoing and welcoming nature makes every client feel like a cherished friend, while her appreciation for quiet moments allows her to find balance in her bustling salon environment.

 

Whether she’s crafting intricate designs or engaging in heartfelt conversations, Claira’s dedication to her craft and genuine warmth leave a lasting impression on everyone she meets.

DARBY H. - MASSAGE THERAPIST

Darby is a Licensed Massage Therapist who began her career in massage and wellness in September of 2022. After graduating from Wellspring School of Allied Health KC. Since then, she loves learning, growing, and finding her niche and skill set in relaxation massage. Darby’s specialty includes using a mixture of mediumTherapeutic pressure, Myofascial, and Swedish techniques to help your body get relief and deep, impactful relaxation.

 

Darby believes that everyone deserves self-care, whatever form that takes, which is why she is so passionate about the wellness and the spa industry as a whole.

 

Once you have had a massage with her you will be pre booking with her to keep that good thing going! Darby loves to spoil her guests with a relaxing scalp massage as well, your tension will melt after spending an hour or more on Darby’s table!

 

Come enjoy a rejuvenating massage tailored specifically for your individual needs!