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 9-5A 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 10-5A 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.
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 9-5Laura 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 9-5Nancie 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 9-5Kristi 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 as well as going on hikes with her husband.
Specializes in: Special Occasion Hair and Make-up | Brazilian Blowouts | Blondes
Jessica ChermokLevel 1 StylistJessica graduated Z hair academy in 2015. She is looking to grow herself into a better person/stylist and learn from every opportunity. During free time she likes to read and paint, working on a few projects every year. 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, Men’s cuts, and shampoo/blowdry styles. After being out of school for three years 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.