Connection means everything to salon owner, Alicia Mirando. Her love for fashion, travel, fitness and family all inspired the tagline, "Many Wonderful Things". She knows it is a combination of such wonderful things excitement and joy that happens when making a personal connection with her clients and stylists. She first fell in love with hair styling and the beauty industry when she was allowed to skip school to attend beauty shows with her parents who owned the salon before her. Ever since, she has been drawn to stylists who showcase strong cutting technique and style. As a stylist with 20+ years of experience in cut and coloring, Alicia strives to keep her styles relatable to individual lifestyles of her guests. She attends hair styling academies around the United States and Europe including Tony and Guy in London and Sassoon Academy in Chicago.
Angela strives to create hairstyles that are timeless and versatile. Her meticulous attention to detail have earned her to receive positive feedback from her clients. She is currently in her second year of the Goldwell Salon Specialist Program where she is keeping up with the latest trends and techniques in hair color. Angela is a genuine person, who provides hairstyling services because it bring her joy to see her clients leave feeling confident.
A former employee at Northwest Airlines and Ford Motor Company, Andrea chose to pursue the beauty industry when she realized how creative, exciting and nurturing it is. Andrea has been cutting hair for 15 years now, and she is particularly talented in creating great color and the classic bob cut or other short manageable styles perfect for the beach or a great read in the park. Andrea loves to read. In fact, when she is not styling hair or learning about new trends, Andrea spends her time reading and recommending winning books. Check out her latest must-read list the next time you see her! As a highly regarded stylist, Andrea stays creative through education. She attended the Goldwell Salon Specialist Program in 2015 and the Sassoon Academy. Andrea enjoys having formed personal friendships with her clients - whom she loves to see looking beautiful leaving the salon. She also feels a real sisterhood with her fellow hair stylists, and is always lending an ear or a hand. Andrea knows there are no shortcuts and she delivers her best daily - to her husband and two daughters, to her hair design and to generous customer service.
Compassionate, kind and positive, Jennifer loves knowing she built a life where she can balance raising her children with working alongside colleagues and clients she considers family. Jennifer has been in the beauty industry for 20 years and delights in making all of her clients feel uplifted and confident in being the best visual version of themselves. Jennifer believes that each of her clients lifts her up as much as she strives to lift them, whether it's spiritually, emotionally or physically. She particularly enjoys the sisterhood comradery of her fellow stylists at Salon Venustas, which she joined in 1995.
Karen’s hairstyling techniques were honed and molded 29 years ago. She continues to style her clients in the latest hairstyles and color which require little to no maintenance! Karen continues to establish positive rapports with her clients, reflecting their vibrant personalities through their hairstyles. She has attended many courses including Trendzoom by Goldwell in London, which have contributed to her growing passion of hairstyling.
Always comfortable in a salon atmosphere, Becky knows her way around any hair need, whether it's rediscovering curls or tending to split ends. While she is especially keen on giving short cuts and highlights, Becky has the ability to bring out the natural beauty of any individual. Becky's favorite aspect of her job is being able to watch clients children grow up to become young adults. To follow the evolving trends, she attends a variety of hair styling classes including Bumble and Bumble, KMS, Aveda and curly hair education.
Hairstylist by day, then a hip mother and grandmother by night—RoseAnn may be mistaken for a superhero! She has attended international beauty shows and a number of training courses to keep up with the latest trends to enhance her client’s uniqueness and quality.
Warm and compassionate, Vicki loves helping others feel good about themselves. For Vicki, the cut is her passion. She knows that a well-executed haircut holds power; it gives the wearer confidence. Since Vicki is driven and focused, she hones her craft and has trained at Sassoon Academy in Chicago and at Goldwell/KMS Academy in New York City. Vicki believes it is important to connect with her clients while they are in her chair. Certified in Reiki 2, Vicki aims to provide comfort to her clients as well as a beautiful hairstyle. Vicki's career choice has both humbled and empowered her because as hairstylist, she finds her inner strength. At Salon Venustas, her coworkers have become sisters, and her clients have become friends. Walking into the salon each day fills her with gratitude for her profession, and confirmation that what she does matters.
Addi first discovered her place in and admiration for cosmetology doing makeovers and touch ups for her fellow dancers while competitive dancing during her adolescence and young adulthood. She enjoyed the creativity with each new challenge she was given and has been beautifying and, in turn, empowering everyone in her path ever since. In addition to being a hairstylist, Addi continues to enjoy dancing and a newfound love for pin-up modeling. Addi's work has been featured on well-regarded hairstyling websites including behindthechair.com. She particularly enjoys when clients bring in pictures of styles they want her to replicate only to find that it is her own work staring back at her! She is best known for her updo styles, men's cuts and work with make-up. Addi is also known for the calming effect she has on her colleagues and clients. Even with her obvious and noted talents, achievements, and experience, Addi still strives for her absolute best work by continuing her education in the beauty industry.