Meet Our Staff

Brittany Watson

Brittany Watson

Brittany has been a licensed esthetician for over four years now. She has also taken passion into becoming a nail technician and has been licensed in the craft for a year. She has been with our salon since day one and continues to make great strides in the beauty industry. She takes pride in making sure all of her clientsleave the salon with ultimate satisfaction. Her work has been featured in The Wedding Essentials magazine on multiple occasions for both her makeup and nail work. In hopes to make an impact in the industry she invites you to visit her at the salon and to check her professional work on her instagram below.

Instagram: @Britt_watson.esthetician

Danielle Ruesken

Danielle Ruesken

Danielle has been in this industry for 3 years now and could not imagine doing anything else. She has learned so much within her time as a stylist and plans on expanding her knowledge even more by keeping up with extra classes. Education is something we are very passionate about at the salon. "I have been to many classes so far but my favorite one yet was when Ted Gibson came to our salon and taught styling. I love every part about what I do, although color is by far my favorite! If you are looking for a change, or to stay the same, come and see me at Jay Marie!"

Instagram: @danielleruesken

Haleigh Wenglarz

Haleigh Wenglarz

Haleigh has been in the beauty industry for 3 years now. She is very passionate about what she does and is very eager to continue her education. "I have found my absolute strengths in Highlighting, Balayage and Updos. I love wedding hair and styling for dances/special occasions. Within 3 years I have participated in classes with Ted Gibson/Ted Gibson Artistic Team, Unite and Pravana color and cut classes, along with many more. This industry is truly so rewarding. I love to make sure my clients always leave happy and feeling beautiful. Call and book an appointment with me!"

Instagram: @haleighbriannee

Jennifer

Jennifer "Jay" Fischer

Jay has been in the industry for 23 yrs. She has taken multiple cutting and coloring classes all over the U.S. and in London. She has an obsession with education. She has more mentors and is inspired by more artists than we can list.  This year alone Jay has attended a Master Class in NY where she learned the art of photoshoots and editorial styling.  She did hair for New York Fashion Week as part of the Ted Gibson Artistic Team.  She also took a cutting and coloring class held by Gary Baker of Unite; in addition to serveral other cutting and coloring classes.  Her work has also been featured on 5 covers of Wedding Essentials magazine.   She is passionate about coloring, cutting, and styling.  Jay loves to create a whole look.  She truely loves people! As a stylist she gets to know a person and brings their beauty and personality to the surface for everyone to see. She doesn't take 4" if you say take 1". She understands the word trim. But if you want a make-over she is ready and willing. She will tell you if a look is flattering or not. She won't stop trying till you love it! As an owner she stands behind the work of her entire team.  "We have a family atmosphere and we are passionate about what we do."  

Instagram: @jaymarie808

Kaitlyn Vukelich

Kaitlyn Vukelich

Kaitlyn is a seven year seasoned stylist. She is a former educator at Excel Academies of Cosmetology. She is proficiant and hair cutting, coloring, and hair extentions. Her goal as a stylist is to see clients face light up at the sight of their new look. Kaitlyn also loves educating and consulting her clients to find the perfect fit for all color, cut, or product needs. She has completed several different photo shoots and her work has been featured in many local magazines. Along with her professional work, Kaitlyn participates in benifit fashion shows creating the perfect looks for those modeling.

Karen Siggins

Karen Siggins

  • Over 25yrs experience
  • In Salon Educator 17+ yrs
  • Stage Presenter, International HairColor Exchange
  • Presenter with Intercoiffure Color Council
  • Backstage support for several Intercoiffure Hairshows
  • Sassoon Academy London (3 times)
  • Sassoon Academy Toronto
  • Photo Shoots
  • Past Aveda Regional Educator
  • Won National Color Contest (Wella)
  • Attended countless Hairshows all over the United States
  • Passion for technical haircutting with modern twist.

Love haircolor and how it is so versatile! Classic, natural, sun kissed, multi-demential tones, bright and bold... I love it all!

Continuing Education all the time, I feel, is key! I want keep learning new techniques and use them with every client, even if it's just a touch of something new. Sharing all I can with everyone and anyone that wants to learn is also a passion of mine. Giving others knowledge, guidance and mentoring is a gift and keeps me inspired everyday!

Kristen Robinson

Kristen Robinson

I've been doing hair and nails for 8 years now and I am currently a Pravana artistic educator. I love making my clients feel relaxed and beautiful from head to toe. I love transforming clients with new cuts and color. One little change can make a huge difference!

Thomas Albano

Thomas Albano

I have 21 years of experience. I'm extensively trained at upscale salons in proper styling, cutting, straightening and coloring techniques and procedures. I take pride in knowing that when a client leaves my chair, they have achieved the look that they were going for.

I want to thank you for considering me to be your stylist.

Rosa Furillo

Rosa Furillo

Rosa has been an esthetician for 20 years. She has attended several classes over the years. She is certified medical esthetics. She is also certified in eyelash extentions, microblading, dermaplaning, and microneedling.  Some of her services include: facials, peels, waxing, eyelash extentions, microblading, microneedling, dermaplaning, microcurrent, microdermabrasion, and make-up. Rosa has quickly gained a reputation as the person to go to for microblading in Northwest Indiana.  "My clients are my first priority and I love making them feel relaxed and helping them to look great!"

Samantha Liberto

Samantha Liberto

I have been in the industry for 2 years. Styling and color services are my favorite so far, although I enjoy anything that is inspiring and challenging. I've known since I was a young girl that this was my passion, and I'm eager to see how far I can take myself.

Amanda Eby

Amanda Eby

Amanda Eby is a published Master Nail Artist with an unsermountable passion for her craft. Her career in nail artistry began 16 years ago at Don Roberts Beauty School and liscensing from the State of Indiana. Since then she has went on to get certifications in hot stone massage  of the hands and feet, reflexology, makeup artistry and Swarovski. She went on to graduate from the Nails: Mastered Program in 2016 where she studied under some of the most iconic leaders of the beauty industry including Marian Newman, Nick Knight, Val Garland and Sam McKnight creating nail trend looks for Scratch Magazine, OPI, Gareth Pugh and Louibouton. More recently Amanda has graduated from the Swarovski Crystal Beauty Academy, making her a Swarovski Certified Nail Artist as well. Amanda continues to work full time at Jay Marie Salon and Spa while doing session work in Chicago and New York. Amanda's work has been published in Wedding Mag, Jute Magazine and Luciere Magazine. Amanda has recently taken the Sammie.James Makeup Certification course becoming a certified makeup artist. "Education is everything. I enjoy being an educator for Jay Marie Salon and Spa as well as managing the spa department. I absolutley love learning everything there is to know and will always jump at the chance to take as many classes as I can to bring my clients the most current trends. My future goals and plans are to create at Fashion Week and continue to do session work and grow my bath and body business which was started in 2017 called Barefoot*n*Bubbly, LLC"

Michelle Elzinga

Michelle Elzinga

I have been in the industry for 8 years. I have completed several continuing education classes including Jon Reyman, Chad Demchuck, and Guy Tang. I am a certified UNITE educator. I have experience in styling for weddings, fashion shows, and special occasions. I also styled for Chanel West Coast. I love to color and cut hair . It has been my passion since i was a child. Highlights and balyage are my strengths as well as long layered haircuts.

Kourtney Davis

Kourtney Davis

Kourtney has been in the hair industry for 6 years now and is truly passionate about her job! She has attended classes to keep her skills and education on POINT! "There's nothing more rewarding than making each of my clients happy and looking fabulous. I'm most passionate about highlighting and balyageing because of the personal placement that I create, goes into my signature piece. Hair artistry is complimented by my passion for shopping, which keeps me aware of the latest trends. Who doesn't think fashion and hairstyling go hand in hand?!?"

Adeline Perez

Adeline Perez

My name is Adeline, and I am a certified professional makeup artist and licensed cosmetologist. I studied makeup artistry at Make Up First in Chicago and graduated from Excel Academies for cosmetology. My passion for the beauty industry originated from my passion for art. As a young artist, I was always drawing and painting portraits of women. Finding beauty in their delicate features, I was able to find creativity in makeup artistry. I continued to explore the beauty industry and became passionate about hair and the way it can enhance one's features through a haircut and color. Combining hair and makeup has allowed me to use my creativity to help others feel and look their best. Now, I am able to share my passion for both art and beauty with those who allow me to have their face as my canvas and hair as the frame.

Tristan King

Tristan King

Tristan has been in the industry for 2 years and has become extremely passionate about his career. He absolutley loves meeting new people and making them look and feel beautiful! "I enjoy doing cuts, styles and I especially enjoy working with color! Whether it be something subtle and sunkissed, or dramatic and bold. It would be my pleasure to help you achieve your desired look!"

Instagram: @_TristanKing.Hair

Kyle Fischer

Kyle Fischer

Kyle has been in this industry for a year now and already knows this is what he was meant to be doing. He had worked at Jay Marie for 2 years as a receptionist before he realized he wanted to be behind the chair and now we're thrilled to say he is. "I enjoy every aspect of the job whether it's cutting, coloring or styling. Anything edgy or outside of the box excites me especially with cutting. Being at a salon that values continuing education is amazing and I have already been able to attend classes such as the  Lock n Loaded Mens cutting class and Ted Gibson styling class. I'm incredibly happy to be a part of the Jay Marie team and to be able to help you get the style that you're looking for".  

Instagram: @k.fishthestylist

Stacy Alspach

Stacy Alspach

Stacy has been a licensed cosmetoligist since 2008. " The beauty industry is such an amazing world to be a part of. It has taught me so much about life and I have met the most amazing clients and coworkers over the years. They have all become like a family to me. I always give 100% of my time to anyone who sits in my chair. I cherish any new relationships I gain and believe your appointment should be more like an experience you won't forget. I love to cut, color and style. I really can't choose a favorite because I really do love everything about the beauty industry. I've traveled to Miami, California, New York and Chicago for classes. These are just a few places I've been and I am so thankful I've had the opportunity to grow and see so much in my career. In 2012 I was honored with 2nd place in the nation for the Intercoiffure Noureau 'Creative Cut and Color' photo. It was an incredible feeling to be a part of something so big. I've always been eager to learn and keep growing in my profession. It's been a very fulfilling career. Come spend some time in my chair and I promise you will leave feeling fabulous!"

Ana Alavanja

Ana Alavanja

Ana has been in the beauty industry for 2 years. Her drive for the industry grows each day with endless educational opportunities and the ability to make every person that sits in her chair feel beautiful. She enjoys every aspect of being a cosmetologist and especially loves highlighting and lightening hair as well as coloring and sculpting. she has attended many educational classes such as Ted Gibson's "Runway Ready" course and backstage fashion show charities. " I truly believe everyone is beautiful on the inside and out, and together we can give you a look that really reflects that beauty!"