sara taggartLevel 5 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!
Specializes in: Long Hair | Blondes | Balayage | Hothead Extensions
amanda meyerLevel 4 Stylist | Redken Certified Colorist | Hair Extensions | Vintage Styling
Monday 12-9 Wednesday 3-9 Thursday 9-3 Friday 9-6 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.
Specializes in: SO CAP Extensions | Reds | Special Occasion Hair
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.
Specializes in: Short Haircuts | Fashion Colors | Overall Transformations | Razor Cuts
lisa lambLevel 4 Stylist | Redken Certified Colorist | Hair Extensions
Tuesday 10-9 Wednesday 9-3 Thursday 3-9 Friday 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!
Specializes in: Long Hair | Blondes | Balayage | Hothead Extensions | Reds | Natural Dimensional Color
brenna bryantLevel 4 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.
Specializes in: Blondes | Hothead Extensions | Balayage | Reds | Brazilian Blowouts
jordan robertsonLevel 3 Stylist
Monday 12-9 Tuesday 9-3 Wednesday 9-3 Thursday 3-9 Saturday 9-6Jordan, 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.
Specializes in: Blondes | Balayage | Long Hair
Kortney BrownLevel 3 Stylist
Tuesday 3-9 Wednesday 3-9 Thursday 9-3 Saturday 9-6Kortney 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 Hothead 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.
Specializes in: Hothead Extensions | Balayage | Blondes | Reds | Brunettes
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.
jade brownLevel 2 Stylist | Nail Technician | Makeup Artist
Monday 10-9 Tuesday 3-9 Wednesday 9-3 Saturday 9-4Jade 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.
Specializes in: Short Hair | Pixie Cuts | Blondes | Balayage
Ashlee LemosLevel 2 Stylist
Monday 2-9 Wednesday 3-9 Thursday 9-3 Friday 9-3 Saturday 9-6Ashlee 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.
Specializes in: Vivid Colors | Fashion Colors | Balayage | Wedding Hair
Annette DrakeLevel 1 Stylist
Monday 12-9 Wednesday 9-3 Thursday 3-9 Saturday 9-6Annette graduated from Paul Mitchell in 2017 and adores creating something beautiful and making her guests feel welcome. She loves to make people smile and can almost always be found with a smile on her face herself. She considers herself a “jack of all trades, but master of none.” She enjoys every aspect of hairstyling and is at a point where if she feels weak in a specific area, she will strive for improvement in order to maintain balance in her craft. Annette is motivated by her daughter Crystal-Rose and can often be found cooking, watching videos on YouTube, or engaged in any and all DIY activities.
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.
Specializes in: Natural looking Balayage | Bridal Updos | Curly Hair
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.
Specializes in: Bobs | Classic Haircuts | Natural Dimensional Color
sarah greinerLevel 5 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.
Specializes in: Hot Head Extensions | Balayage | Ombre | Wedding/Speciality Hair
laura riceLevel 4 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!
Specializes in: Blondes | Short Haircuts | Long Layered Haircuts
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.
Specializes in: Curly Hair | Long Hair | Soft Highlights
laura hardyLevel 4 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.
Specializes in: Dramatic Balayage~Ombre | Curly Hair | Babylights
nancie albrittonLevel 4 Stylist | Redken Certified Colorist
Monday 12-9 Tuesday 9-3 Wednesday 3-9 Thursday 9-3 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.
Specializes in: Short Hair | Pixie Cuts | Balayage | Brazilian Blowouts | Blondes
Kristi WoodLevel 2 Stylist
Monday 12-9 Tuesday 3-9 Wednesday 3-9 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-6Kristi graduated from Johnson County Community College's Cosmetology program and is also a graduate of Stem's Associate program. She is always trying to learn more about her craft and is driven by the need to continue her education as much as possible. Her favorite part about being a hairstylist is making her guests feel beautiful and special. Kristi's specialties include customized hair color and special events hair and makeup, including weddings, homecoming, and prom. At home, Kristi can often be found searching Pinterest for new DIY crafts and activities to try as well as going on hikes with her husband.
Specializes in: Special Occasion Hair and Make-up | Brazilian Blowouts | Blondes