HOW IT ALL STARTED…
In the spring of 2017, two hairstylists met due to their passion for the hair industry. They soon discovered that they both had the same goals of someday owning and operating a boutique hair salon that focused on the client's experience. In the spring of 2019, those dreams became a reality and J & CO Hair Studio was born. The studio was founded on an emphasis in continued education to stay up to date on the most modern trends and techniques. Maintaining the health and integrity of the hair is our top priority, while also making our guests feel as though they are in their second home. We hope you absolutely love J & CO Hair Studio.
Jessica was drawn to the beauty industry at a young age because of the creative freedom it allowed. She graduated from Paul Mitchell the School Chicago, and she is very passionate about continuing education, as well as educating others. Her hair passions include blonding, creative colors, and men’s grooming. Jess loves to stay up to date with newest trends and techniques, and applies them whenever she can. She loves to make her clients feel as beautiful and confident as possible, and loves to make every clients visit to the salon a memorable experience!
Jess' Hobbies: Making sure her daughter has the most up to date sneaker collection. Trying to keep her 30 houseplants alive and seeing how many more plants She can possibly fit in my house. Promising her husband every week that she'll cook dinner for him one night so he doesn’t have to, then never once following through with it.
Fav thing about hair: Her favorite thing about hair is not so much about hair, but it’s making a connection with her clients! She loves when she just clicks with a client and when they trust her with their hair. She likes making clients feel good about themselves!
Kaylan has always had a passion for the hair and beauty industry. Being from Wisconsin, she trained at the Redken Premiere school, The Salon Professional Academy, in Kenosha, WI, where she mastered a wide range of hair techniques. Kaylan believes in continual education and strives to expand her knowledge for her clientele. She specializes in modern cuts and blonding techniques, such as babylights and balayage. She prides herself on staying updated on all the latest trends and styles. By placing high value on listening and understanding her clients, they are guaranteed to have the best possible salon experience.
Kaylan's Hobbies: Spending time with her family (her husband, daughter- Elliott, and two french bulldogs- Charlie & Teddy. She LOVES to watch anything on Bravo, especially Housewives. Finding great deals on Amazon is another part of her pastimes.
Fav thing about hair: Taking clients lighter & brighter. Even if just a few pieces of dimension, it can totally change a clients look.
Stephen dreamed of becoming a hairstylist as a child and made it his reality after graduating with honors from Paul Mitchell the School, Chicago. He is driven through continuing education to keep up with the latest trends and techniques. His specialties include blonding techniques, creative color, brazilian blowout, and extensions. Stephen takes pride in educating his clients so they can easily maintain their new look. He is committed to your total salon experience and loves to make his clients feel right at home.
Stephen’s Hobbies: Anything from biking to beaching by the lake front, rewatching Schitt’s Creek for the 100th time, and spending time with his adorable cat, Chidi.
Fav thing about hair: Creating low maintenance dimensional colors through balayage. It’s perfect if you’re new to color or just want to spice things up.
Alaina graduated The Salon Professional Academy of Shorewood in 2018 and has a strong passion for doing hair. She specializes in blonding services, hand-tied extensions and precision cutting. She loves showing her creativity in her work and the opportunity to make her clients look and feel beautiful.
Alaina's Hobbies: kayaking and exploring the Chicago restaurant scene.
Fav thing about hair: Meeting new people and their dogs!!
Nelson has had a passion for hair and fashion since she was in high school. She attended
Regency beauty and has over a decade experience as a hairstylist. She is on a constant quest for knowledge and enjoys learning all she can about the newest trends and techniques. Nelson specializes in all color. From fashion colors and blonding, to sustainable lived in looks. She also enjoys cutting hair of all lengths and texture. She believes your hair should always be
customized to who you are, your lifestyle and what makes you happy. Nelson always creates a
welcoming experience for her clients.
Nelson's Hobbies: Cooking, watching documentaries and spending time at the park with her dog Frankie.
Theodore James Bonaparte ("Teddy" or "Ted") was born on January 2, 2018 and is J&CO's resident salon puppy. The second fur baby of Kaylan ("the mama") and Pat, Teddy's favorite thing in the world is spending time with the mama. He also greatly enjoys food and playing with his older brother, Charlie. The mama brings Teddy to the salon to attend to his special needs while brightening up the workday. Teddy is as sweet and friendly as can be, so feel free to give him plenty of pets and belly rubs when you're at the salon.
Ted's Hobbies: Eating ALL the kibble and treats even though he's a bit overweight, sunbathing, and greeting clients while at "work" at J&CO.
Fav thing about hair: Ted loves when clients get haircuts because that gives him an excuse to chase after the broom to sweep up the hair.