Each Fringe Artist brings something wonderfully fresh to the mix while sharing a common approach. First, to help you discover that perfect hair style to suit your unique lifestyle. Second, to give you the styling direction and product advice that will keep your hair looking just as great each day until your next appointment.
Janelle’s approach to her craft is embodied in her credo “Life can be difficult, your hair shouldn’t be.” She delivers on that guiding principle thanks to her mentor – Kathy Simon. Janelle embraces Simon’s “Foundational Approach,” which emphasizes basic shape for easy, lower-maintenance hair. | read more |
A certified Master Colorist with the prestigious Goldwell Academy, Felicia is Fringe’s in-house color specialist and educator. Felicia is just as adept at cut as she is at color and generously shares her knowledge of on-trend hair design with Fringe’s newer talent. Felicia’s growing list of credentials includes being a Curly Hair Expert and certified Safe in my Chair Specialist. | read more |
Kelsie comes to Fringe by way of Minnesota, where she graduated from the PCI Academy. While her look is soft and pretty and her disposition “Minnesota Kind,” Kelsie has artsy side that she loves to explore through cuts, colors and styles that are unique and trending. She’s also experienced in special occasion styling and trained in multiple hair extension techniques. | read more |
A graduate of Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, Jen’s passion for hair was born of her quest to maintain beautifully defined curls and to conquer humidity. | read more |
A high achiever at the Paul Mitchell School, McKenzie earned top honors in cut, color, and texture. Her post-graduate credentials include a little something for everyone. | read more |
Amanda is veteran stylist, whose specialties include updos, balayage and trendy men’s cuts, like fades. Her passion for hair is no surprise since Amanda grew up surrounded by beauty professionals. She was so certain of her career path that she graduated high school as a certified stylist. Amanda’s happy place is Monterey, California. | read more |
Say hi to Sophie, a new talent at Fringe who’s hungry to learn and eager to and please. A graduate of Pivot Point Academy, she started earning her stripes as the go-to gal for updos in high school. Sophie’s signature skill is braiding. | read more |
A graduate of Pivot Point Academy, Zee has known her calling since high school when she jump-started her career through vocational training. | read more |
Stephanie began her career at Paul Mitchell in 2019; however, she uses the knowledge she learned long before in her work at Fringe. Remember when you were a kid in science class thinking, “When am I ever going to use this?” Most of us rarely use what we learned in science class; however, Stephanie is an example for all of us. | read more |
Gold is a rare, precious metal that is perceived as a symbol of power. It has been worshiped, used for jewelry, as money, and as an investment tool. Lia has the prowess to harness the power and prestige of gold with her blonding services, combining countless variations of gold to leave you feeling like true royalty. | read more |
Ever wondered what formulas like 30g 08/38 + 15g 08/34 or 09AA + 07C + 09RB mean? No worries, most of us haven’t, which is why we leave the advanced and complex task of concocting these blonding and overlay formulas to accomplished experts, like Elizabeth, a stylist fascinated with and skilled in hair chemistry. | read more |
Guest Service Experts
A Guest Service Expert and all-around super helper, Diana takes pride in going the extra mile to be sure you leave Fringe feeling relaxed and beautiful. Her best-in-class service mentality started with her very first job as a car hop at Dog-n-Suds. Though she retired her skates long ago, she still gets plenty of exercise playing with her grandson, Nolan.
A dedicated team player and Guest Service Coordinator, Raquel will start your Fringe experience with a warm welcome and end it by ensuring all your needs were met. She’s partial to pools, as long as there’s a swim-up bar, and likes her vacations long on lazy and short on agendas. Ingredients for Raquel’s happy place include cooking delicious meals, drinking velvety wines, and savoring great conversation with family and friends.
As a Guest Service Expert, Karen is one of the first warm and welcoming personalities you’ll meet upon entering Fringe. She’s a movie buff and Lombard native who loves the beach, books and bike riding. In addition to sowing seeds of hospitality, Karen enjoys planting flowers, especially if it involves creating containers.
Working as an assistant, Amanda is Fringe’s all-around go-to gal for helpful support at the front desk as a Guest Service Expert or wherever it’s needed. When she’s not being the ultimate team player at Fringe, this former hip hop dancer is choreographing life with her young family and close friends. Amanda’s downtime is likely to include going out to concerts and baseball games or staying home for barbecues and bonfires.
A veteran client services pro and Guest Service Expert extraordinaire, Jenna knows how to make people happy. And what makes Jenna happy? Duets with her girl crush, Carrie Underwood; spoiling her rescue dog, Tipper; and binge watching her favorite show, Friends. Socially, she’s all about simple hang-outs with her husband and family. Add a little sushi and craft beer to the mix and Jenna is all smiles.