deanna mcpeakeTeam Lead | Salon Educator | Level 5 Stylist
Monday 10-9 Wednesday 9:30-3 Thursday 11-9Deanna a Stylist since 2001 and has spent 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, 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, shopping, and having date nights with her husband.
Best Find: Stem and loving the opportunity to teach the next generation of stylist
Favorite Books: Health and fitness
Wear on a night out: Heels, favorite jeans, and a sassy top
becky whitakerTeam Lead | Level 5 Stylist | Redken Certified Colorist
Tuesday 10-9 Wednesday 9-2 Friday 9-3As a stylist since 2005 Becky offers a full range of coloring and hair cutting services. She loves to travel for hair and business classes and has attended many national hair shows. Often referred to as the "Bob master", she is one of the few artisans of this cut. Striking the perfect amount of movement with her precision cutting skills. Originally from the St. Louis area, she now calls Kansas City home since 2009. When Becky is not working you can usually find her at the lake with her husband and children or simply hanging out with friends and family.
Everyone should do at least once: Go to Disney World
Best gift: My daughter Lydia
You win the lottery: First thing I would do is contact a great lawyer. lol
sarah greinerTeam Lead | Salon Educator | Level 5 Stylist | Redken Certified Colorist
Tuesday 10-9 Wednesday 9-3 Thursday 10-9A stylist since 2010, Sarah is one of the first graduates of Stem's Associate Program. 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.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.
Personal Style: Country boho
A perfect day: On my horse and giving riding lessons
Most heartwarming thing: Animals love and their trust
laura riceLevel 4 Stylist |Redken Certified Colorist
Monday 10-3 Tuesday 3-9 Wednesday 3-9 Thursday 9-3 Friday 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!
Favorite movies: Grease, Friends with Benefits, and Bridesmaids
Fad or trend hope comes back: The 70's
Songs you have memorized: Shoop by Salt-N-Peppa and Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio
sonja hessLevel 4 Stylist
Monday 10-9 Wednesday 9-3 Thursday 10-9 Saturday 10-5A 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.
What motivates her: My son
Favorite movies: Grease, The Notebook, and 16 Candles
Farthest from home: Amsterdam
Laura BelzerLevel 4 Stylist
Tuesday 3-9 Wednesday 9-3 Thursday 3-9 Friday 9-6
Laura a stylist since 2013 and has completed Stem's Associate Program. 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 did her 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 loves spending time with her dog, her fiancé, family farm, and the lake.
A perfect day: Outside somewhere, fishing, park, farm stuff
Laura's friendship: Low-key, fun, loving, and loyal
Songs you have memorized: All Eric Church, 90's country, and 2000's hiphop
nancie albrittonLevel 4 Stylist | Redken Certified Colorist
Tuesday 10-9 Wednesday 3-9 Friday 9-5 Saturday 9-4Nancie is a 2014 graduate from JCCC and 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. She enjoys connecting with clients and learning about them. In her free time Nancie spending time with her daughter and hubby.
Nancie's friendship: Bossy, loyal, and real
Fad or trend hope comes back: The 1920's style
Everyone should do at least once: Get a tattoo
Jessica ChermokLevel 3 Stylist
Monday 10-9 Wednesday 3-9 Thursday 10-9 Saturday 9-5Jessica graduated Z hair academy in 2015. She is looking to grow herself into a better person/stylist and learn from every opportunity. Jessica loves being able to work with her guests to get there desired hair while sustaining strong beautiful hair. She loves doing natural-extreme blonde balayage, Short-long hair razor cutting, Long hair cuts, and Men’s cuts. After school she realized that she was looking for more, wanted a fun but competitive environment where we can still work as a team and help grow each other, while working as an associate realized very quickly that this was the place to be to do all the things that she wants to get done and succeed with in life.
Everyone should do at least once: Live in the moment
A typical night out with the girls: Long dinners out discussing life
Favorite smells: Coffee and peppermint
Ashlee LemosLevel 2 Stylist | Specializes in: Vivid Colors | Fashion Colors | Balayage | Wedding Hair
Monday 10-9 Wednesday 3-9 Thursday 9-3 Friday 9-3 Saturday 9-5Ashlee 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 makes every effort to keep them happy and proud. When she is not at Stem, she can be found doing any sort of outdoor activity with her kids.
Style choices or trends: Yes and no. Always with my own spin on it
Best find: My confidence and knowing my strengths and weaknesses. Becoming a better version of myself every day.
Favorite shows: Mystery and comedy
Kristi WoodLevel 2 Stylist | Specializes in: Special Occasion Hair and Make-up | Brazilian Blowouts | Customized Color
Monday 3-9 Wednesday 3-9 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-5Kristi 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. Loves going on hikes with her husband and snuggling her baby.
Favorite Drink: Kombucha Beachlife
Fad or trend hope comes back: 80's music
A perfect day: At the lake or hiking with my family
Lex PalmisanoLevel 1 Stylist | Specializes in: Fashion | Fantasy/Vivid Colors
Monday 3-9 Tuesday 9-3 Wednesday 9-3 Thursday 3-9 Saturday 9-5After graduating from Johnson County Community College in 2018, Lex was immediately drawn to Stem because of their Associate’s program and the family atmosphere. Making her guests feel great about themselves is her favorite part about being a stylist. She loves giving her guests the confidence they need and even the tiniest trim can do that. Her family constantly inspires her to be a better stylist and person. She specializes in fashion and fantasy/vivid colors. Outside of the salon, Lex can be found playing video games, knitting, and attending concerts with her friends.
Inspired by: I love vivid colors, I use artwork for inspiration
Impressed the most with: My dad. He fathered young, powered through school, worked hard and is living his best life
You win the lottery: I would buy a small house and save the rest