angela janssenOwner | Team Leader | Stylist | Redken Certified ColoristAngela, a stylist since 1995, has known since the second grade that her passion was hair. Entrepreneurial spirit came as early as 11 when she started plans to open "Salon Bonjour" out of her bedroom. She is very committed to the care she gives her clients. She values the trust they put in her to achieve the best outcome from the consultation to the detailed design of the haircut and color. Angela's latest achievement is earning the coveted title of Redken Certified Haircolorist. Angela is an avid traveler, visiting more than 10 countries and 30 states. one of her favorite hobbies is design. She considers herself a texture addict. Whether she's working at the salon or on her home, she's always up for a project, but the most important element in her life remains family.
Frank | Inspired | Brave | Thoughtful | Focused
suzanne phelpsOwner | Team Leader | Director of Guest Service | Stylist | Redken Certified ColoristSuzanne's passion for hair remains just as high today as it was in 1987 when she graduated hair school. She takes great pride in the care that she provides to her guests and keeping the integrity of their hair. Suzanne keeps up with the latest hair styles by continuously attending hands-on education classes. In her spare time she enjoys working hard in the gym, watching movies, and most of all spending time with her family.
Passionate | Sincere | Generous | Loving | Determined
amanda meyerLevel 4 Stylist | Redken Certified Colorist | Hair Extensions | Vintage Styling
Monday 12-9 Tuesday 9-3 Wednesday 3-9 Thursday 9-3 Saturday 9-5A stylist since 2008, Amanda offers a full range of hair design services, Socap Extension application, and is certified to offer spray tanning. Looking to go red? Amanda is our resident expert for red heads, possibly because she is one herself, or maybe because she keeps up to date as a colorist through Redken's workshops. She enjoys working with her clients and turning their vision into reality. Amanda offers a warm and comfortable environment from consultation to the finished product. When Amanda isn't at Stem, she enjoys reading, her animals, and finding that just-right vintage item for her home.
Timeless | Friendly | Punctual | Trendy | Committed
amy sewardLevel 4 Stylist
Tuesday 9-3 Wednesday 3-9 Thursday 9-3 Friday 9-6A stylist since 1996, Amy is well versed in a variety of services. Hair design, waxing, and spray tanning, just to name a few. Our resident expert in curly and fine hair, Amy takes the time to listen to her clients and ensure perfection. Hair cuts are her challenge of choice! She loves the opportunity to tackle even the most difficult of manes. Her style is precise and the experience she offers leaves her clients feeling as if they've had a top notch appointment. Amy is a champion for open and honest communication throughout her appointments. Her clients describe her as easy to talk to and well educated in her field. When not at Stem, she's spending time outdoors and working in her garden.
Fair | Instinctive | Level | Likable | Happy
sara taggartLevel 4 Stylist | Redken Certified Colorist | Makeup Artist
Monday 10-9 Wednesday 9-9 Friday 9-6Sara has been a stylist since 2010 and has completed Stem's Associate Program. Showing clients the full range of services Stem offers is part of her daily routine. She loves to go over product knowledge and the latest styles with her clientele. Sara's expertise is in highlights and blondes. Her style is modern but trendy. Hairstyling isn't Sara's only passion, she loves to work with brides on their special day and offers makeup designs as well. As a certified Aveda makeup artist, and a spray tan specialist, Sara is available for all of your beauty needs. She is constantly staying up to date with education and always willing to learn more. Sara is very close with her family, enjoys venturing around Kansas City on the weekends, and is a movie enthusiast!
Loving | Silly | Sincere | Confident | Faithful
lindsay solomonLevel 4 Stylist | Kuene Certified Colorist
Monday 12-9 Tuesday 9-3 Wednesday 3-9 Thursday 9-3 Saturday 9-6A stylist since 2011 and a graduate of Stem's Associate Program, Lindsay is fueled by her love of pop culture and what's happening in Kansas City. Barber shops are no competition when it comes to Lindsay's mens cuts. She enjoys taking risks and doesn't shy away from making dramatic changes for her clients. Detailed and focused, she is quickly becoming known for her creative color and design. When not at Stem, Lindsay is an avid movie watcher and enjoys listening to live music whenever she can.
Confident | Upbeat | Ambitious | Peaceful | Modern
lisa lambLevel 4 Stylist | Redken Certified Colorist | Hair Extensions
Monday 12-9 Tuesday 3-9 Wednesday 9-3 Thursday 9-3 Saturday 9-6A stylist since 2008, Lisa graduated from Johnson County Community College's Cosmetology School, as well as Stem's Associate Program. Her passion is color because she feels it has the power to transform a person's entire look. It's her chance to be artistic and find the perfect balance between what a client wants and making them look their absolute best. Lisa has an eight year old daughter and spends as much of her free time with her as she can. As well, Lisa and her husband are avid antique hunters and are always looking for treasures. They recently opened an antique booth in Shawnee which also keeps them busy. Lisa's favorite thing about Stem is the people. She's found a place where the staff cares about each other and the growth of the salon as a whole. She loves coming to work!
Friendly | Attentive | Loving | Kind | Expressive
brenna bryantLevel 3 Stylist | Redken Certified Colorist | Hair Extensions
Tuesday 9-3 Wednesday 3-9 Thursday 3-9 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-6Brenna graduated from B Street Design in 2012 and has worked in salons ever since. She is very driven by the desire to ensure that all of her clients leave feeling beautiful and happy and is always ready to figure out the next best color formula. When Brenna isn't at Stem she loves to spend time with those she loves finding new adventures, listening to music, and tending to her house plants and garden. Brenna chose to make Stem her new home because of our reputation for being one of the best up and coming salons in the area and our environmental focus on providing a greener future. We are so happy to have Brenna as part of our team.
Loyal | Confident | Determined | Motivated | Intentive
lauren estradaLevel 2 Stylist | Redken Certified Colorist | Hair Extensions
Monday 3-9 Wednesday 3-9 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-6A 2012 graduate of Johnson County Community College, Lauren prides herself not only in cuts and colors, but customer service. She pays close attention to what her clients want and spends time listening and translating their wants into reality. She loves to add dimension and movement to her client's hair and draws energy from watching how she can sculpt hair and change appearances! She chose Stem because of the welcoming atmosphere. Success is important to her and our close knit team helped convince her that this was the place to be. Lauren is a family person and a home body. A self-professed Netflix junkie, she spends a lot of time watching all the latest flicks. She's a world traveler having been to Greece, Italy and France.
Loyal | Motivated | Easy going | Ambitious | Positive
jade brownLevel 2 Stylist | Nail Technician | Makeup Artist
Monday 12-9 Wednesday 3-9 Thursday 9-3 Saturday 9-6Jade graduated from Johnson County Community College's Cosmetology Program in 2014 and is a graduate of Stem's Associate Program. Hair is definitely Jade's passion and she is always excited when seeing her client's reactions to her work and making them feel better about themselves. She was attracted to Stem because of the opportunity of working as an apprentice to learn more and perfect her craft while working alongside other talented stylists who are always willing to lend a hand and strive for the best. Jade is very family oriented and spends a lot of time with her family and dogs. One thing you might not know about Jade is that she is a very talented artist outside of hair as well. She loves to draw, paint and decorate and is exceptional at it. Jade is also interested in special effects makeup and loves to do Halloween makeovers.
Versatile | Passionate | Courageous | Calm | Happy
jordan robertsonLevel 2 Stylist | Makeup ArtistJordan, a recent graduate from Paul Mitchell, was attracted to Stem's energy immediately. She loves that everyone here is unique in their own way and how passionate all the stylists are. Speaking of passionate, Jordan finds her passion in making people feel and look beautiful and making them happy. She is driven by her friends, family, and coworkers who always want the best for her and help her to be the best that she can be. When Jordan isn't at Stem she can usually be found with her friends or family traveling, shopping, going to concerts, or attending other local events.
Gentle | Loving | Delightful | Friendly | Devoted
Ashlee LemosLevel 1 StylistAshlee joined our team in 2017 after graduating from B-Street Design in 2011. She takes pleasure in being able to help people feel better in just a short amount of time and especially enjoys wedding hair and being a part of a lasting memory. She appreciates the fact that hair is always changing and that keeps her days at the salon interesting and fun. Ashlee is continually driven by her sons and her husband and makes every effort to keep them happy and proud. When she is not at Stem, she can be found riding her Harley with her husband or doing any sort of outdoor activity with her kids.
Ambitious | Loyal | Sentimental | Thoughtful | Dedicated
Kortney BrownLevel 1 StylistKortney graduated Cosmetology school in 2005 from Z Hair Academy and joined the Stem tribe in 2017. Being a hairstylist has given Kortney the opportunity to share and express her creativity in so many ways. She loves helping others feel good about themselves. Having guests leave her chair feeling rejuvenated, confident, and smiling is the ultimate goal for her. Her daughter has given her the passion to be the best she can be and has helped her to appreciate the relationships and trust she has established with her guests over the years. She specializes in color correction services, haircuts, and So Cap Hair Extensions and adores the art and chemistry behind hairstyling and the fascinating people she gets to meet. When Kortney is not doing hair she can be found somewhere on a lake either wake boarding or water skiing, enjoying some live music, or at a game rooting on the Chiefs or the Royals.
Vivacious | Trustworthy | Independent | Nurturing | Considerate
Lenexa Location | Hair and Waxing Services only
deanna mcpeakeLevel 5 Stylist
Monday 10-9 Wednesday 9:30-3 Thursday 10-9Deanna graduated from Johnson County Community College's Cosmetology Program in 2001 and has spent the last 13 years building her clientele and love for hair design. With an expertise in understanding fine and curly hair, she also loves to transform her clients with new color. If given the chance she would spend every weekend working with bridal parties creating up-do's and amazing bridal hair. Deanna decided to join our family at Stem after many years of watching us grow. She was attracted to our environment and the ability to continue developing herself and learn new skills. Her favorite part of being on the team is the good energy she feels every day when she walks through the door. In her free time, Deanna enjoys being with her three kids Ethan, Maggie, and Isabella who are very active in sports and extra-curricular activities.
Passionate | Loyal | Energetic | Sassy | Ambitious
becky whitakerLevel 5 Stylist | Redken Certified Colorist
Monday 9-5 Wednesday 3-9 Thursday 9-9 Friday 9-5A stylist since 2005, Becky offers a full range of hair design services as well as waxing. She is a three time attendee of national hair shows. Often referred to as the "bob" master, she is one of the few artisans of this cut. Striking the perfect balance of movement and swing, her precision cutting skills shine. Becky is always willing to be adventurous with color and other haircuts as well. Originally from St. Louis, and still a die hard Cardinals fan, she has found a home here in Kansas City. When Becky is not working she can usually be found at a Royals game, Chiefs game, or at the lake with her husband.
Diligent | Thoughtful | Detailed | Resourceful | Determined
sonja hessLevel 4 Stylist
Monday 12-9 Tuesday 9-3 Wednesday 9-3 Thursday 9-3 Saturday 10-6A stylist since 1993, Sonja provides a range of hair design services. She has attended Redken Color workshops and is DevaCurl Certified for curly haircuts. Curly hair and blondes are her expertise but she is always up for anything! Sonja is big on consultations to ensure her clients are receiving the best outcome of their services possible. Aside from being behind her chair, she is happiest when spending time with her son Ashton.
Sincere | Likeable | Lucky | Capable | Loving
sarah smithLevel 4 Stylist | Redken Certified Colorist | Hair Extensions
Tuesday 9-9 Wednesday 9-3 Thursday 9-9A stylist since 2010, Sarah is one of the first graduates of Stem's Associate Program. From the moment she saw the new salon to the moment she made the decision to apply for the coveted spot in the program, Sarah knew she wanted to be a part of the Stem family. She has attended the Redken Exchange classes in New York City and even earned the title of being a Redken Certified Haircolorist in 2015. One of her many strengths is making people feel comfortable and ensuring they enjoy their experience. Sarah loves transforming lives through cut and color but her passion is preparing somebody for their special day. Whether it's prom night or your wedding day, Sarah wants to help make your day memorable. If Sarah is not working at the salon you can find her riding her horses or enjoying the great outdoors.
Enthusiastic | Entertaining | Comfortable | Smiling | Determined
laura riceLevel 3 Stylist |Redken Certified Colorist
Tuesday 9-3 Wednesday 3-9 Thursday 3-9 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-6A stylist since 2006, Laura offers a full spectrum of hair design services as well as waxing. Her passion is to transform your look through precision cutting. Attending the Redken Exchange workshop in New York to further her education is only one of the reasons Laura's clients appreciate her. Punctuality is one of her self-professed strengths and she matches her clients energy and intensity to ensure they have a comfortable and exciting appointment. According to Laura, consulting with her clients is one of the most important parts of her job. In her free time, Laura likes to hang out with her girlfriends and see the city!
Thoughtful | Determined | Punctual | Trustworthy | Agreeable
laura hardyLevel 3 Stylist
Tuesday 9-3 Wednesday 3-9 Thursday 3-9 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-6Laura has been a stylist since 2013 and has completed Stem's Associate Program. Graduating from Xenon Academy, she found that being a hair stylist was a fantastic way to make people happy while fulfilling her creative side. She pays careful attention to the experience she gives her clients and is excited every day to transform them. Hair painting is one of her favorite things to do. Whether it be a pretty ombre look or balayage, Laura is your gal. Laura took a job right after graduation but soon found herself wanting more. Through research, she found Stem and says it has "the most positive staff and the atmosphere is amazing". Laura's appreciation for the continuing education offered at Stem is another reason she loves working here. In her free time Laura enjoys spending time with her dog Cas, at the dog park, and visiting her parents. She spends summers at the Lake of the Ozarks, a place she has been visiting since she was young.
Creative | Determined | Kind | Easy going | Confident
nancie pelotLevel 3 Stylist | Redken Certified Colorist
Tuesday 3-9 Wednesday 3-9 Thursday 9-3 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-6Nancie is a 2014 graduate from Johnson County Community College and has also completed our Associate Program here at Stem. Cosmetology wasn't the obvious choice for Nancie and it wasn't until her boyfriend suggested that she try it that she realized her true passion. Another stroke of divine intervention happened when a current stylist at Stem asked her to come in and meet the owners. Nancie immediately fell in love with our salon when she realized how much one on one attention she gets from the senior staff and owners. Nancie believes she is able to strengthen her skills here at Stem in a way she couldn't anywhere else. Her specialities are cuts, colors, and wedding hair. She enjoys connecting with clients and learning about them. In her free time Nancie enjoys movies, reading and spending time with her family.
Quirky | Ambitious | Detailed | Sentimental | Visionary