Owner | Level 6 Stylist | Redken Color Certified
As the owner of hairetcetera salon and spa, I have the wonderful opportunity to build an incredible team of staff whose passion for making people feel good about themselves mirrors my own. With over forty years of experience in coloring, cutting, and styling hair, I continue to enjoy serving my clients every day. Continuing education has always been the focus and philosophy of hairetcetera which is why I am Redken Color Certified, have numerous certificates in cutting, and explore the many business courses our industry provides. In addition to my passion for helping our guests feel beautiful and continuing to grow in my own education, I also greatly enjoy coaching and mentoring our team. I feel the atmosphere of the salon is essential to the business and my goal is to create an environment where clients can feel welcome, relaxed, and pampered and our staff can feel empowered, prepared, and educated. It is important to me to make sure clients can go to any of our staff and leave feeling great, both mentally and physically.
Manager | Level 4 Stylist
I joined the hairetcetera team in April of 2008 and have enjoyed every minute of it! I received my license from Carl Sandburg Cosmetology School in 2004. Every year I attend several educational classes to keep up-to-date with the latest trends with Redken, Pureology, Bioelements, Mirabella, and several others. With my certification as a Pureologist and a Redken Specialist I feel I am qualified to meet my clients’ needs and wants. Although professional training is important for our industry I feel I learn the most from my clients themselves. Having a true love for my career and my clients is what makes me successful.
Level 4 Stylist | Redken Color Certified
Jennifer Beck Riddle
With over 28 years in the industry, my specialty is making people look and feel their best. I’ve learned the secret of providing clients with a VIP treatment. I graduated from Honors Beauty College, Indianapolis, IN, in 1994. I then went to the Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics, Alexandria, IN for massage therapy and deep tissue primmer therapy (a highly refined system of corrective treatment designed to aid in the restoration of damaged muscles and soft tissue) and graduated in 1997. I have an ongoing commitment to education including becoming Redken Color Certified in 2018, traveling to several hair shows a year and keeping current on style trends. I started working at hairetcetera in 2014 after my move to Galesburg. With my knowledge and experience, I am able to provide each client with any service on our menu. I look forward to meeting you and helping you find relaxation.
Level 3 Stylist | Redken Certified Colorist
Holly Simpson Hardy
Ever since I can remember, I have had a passion for hair and my work reflects my passion with every guest. In April of 2007 I joined the hairetcetera family and have enjoyed growing my talent here ever since. Coloring, cutting hair, giving facials, and waxing are among the many services I love and enjoy providing to my guests. In 2019, I accomplished the highest level of recognition for a colorist by becoming a Redken Certified Colorist and I received my Pureologist certificate amongst other certifications and training. Not only do I strive to grown in my knowledge through continued education, but I also study the various lines of products we have and help to educate our team on each product’s capabilities. When I’m not reading about products or being creative with hair, I love spending my free time with my husband and children, painting and decorating our house and I also love gardening, but it doesn’t always love me.
Level 1 Stylist
Danica Page Lefler
I’ve been part of the hairetcetera family since 2018. Making people feel good about themselves and reminding them that they are cared for is what I’ve always wanted to do, so I was so excited when I found the cosmetology career path. It’s turned into my biggest love, passion, and hobby. My favorite services in the salon are balayage and pedicures. I aspire to become Redken Color Certified. My goal as a stylist is to make sure you feel and look your best, all while having a fun time in my chair. In my time outside of the salon, I enjoy playing music, snuggling my fur babies, and spending time with my husband.
I am fresh into the industry and very eager to learn. I graduated from Tricoci University of Beauty Culture in Peoria, IL in January of 2020 and began working with the hairetcetera team as a part-time associate while I attended school. My goal is not only to provide confidence to my clientele but to bond and create the best salon experience possible. Although I love all of our services, my favorites are anything to do with makeup and hair. I am well versed in our Pureology, Redken, and Mirabella products and know how important it is to help share my knowledge with my guests. My favorite thing about the beauty industry are the many opportunities to further my education and abilities as a stylist; whether that is keeping up with the latest trends, doing certification classes, or testing out new techniques!