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Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff - Ladue

FRONT DESK

Jovana Ladd

Valerie Ventimiglia

ESTHETICIANS

Nikki Clark

Nikki’s love for skincare and makeup is evident. She delights in artistry of a perfect eyebrow and believes that, “there is no better feeling than making people feel beautiful.” She has a talent for identifying and working with the unique features of a face to sculpt and enhance each client’s natural beauty. In addition to offering a variety of full body waxing services, Nikki also offers skincare treatments, makeup services, and is a certified Novalash© extensionist. She has been an esthetician with Dominic Michael since 2006.

Amy Moncey

Amy’s professionalism and dedication to her craft has created a loyal following since she began her career with Dominic Michael in 2008. She attended the Esthetics Institute of St Louis, is an Internationally Licensed CIDESCO Diplomat, and is a certified lash extension artist. Her efficiency and timeliness can allow for any skincare services and maintenance to fit into a client’s busy schedule. She continues to pursue her passion of esthetics with ongoing education in full body waxing services, skincare treatments, lash or brow tinting, and product regimens.

STYLISTS

Terina Allen

Terina loves to help people look and feel terrific about themselves. Her passion and love for the industry is evident in the beautiful work she produces. She takes great pride in her craft and has great attention to detail. As a perfectionist, she takes the utmost care to provide every client the  very best in their cut and color. Terina believes in the value that learning never ends and takes a multitude of continuing education courses annually to further enhance her experience and skills. Her specialities include both men’s and women’s cuts, color, and Keratin smoothing treatments.  Terina has been a professional with Dominic Michael since 2007.

Lacey Baldwin

Lacey has always had a passion for art and making people feel their absolute best. She has been in the industry since 2007 and lived in New York for five years where she worked for Warren-Tricomi and became a color specialist. She gained advanced education from numerous world-renowned colorists such as Nancy Braus and Joe Blackwell. Lacey feels at home  at Dominic Michael providing beautiful color, cuts, and styling. She believes attention is in the detail and works hard to provide the absolute best for her clients.

Melanie Bauman

Melanie’s personable demeanor has been an asset to Dominic Michael since 2003. Her clients have benefited from her advanced education in color and cuts in New York from the prestigious SOHO Academy. With a commitment to ongoing education, Melanie loves keeping on trend with modern cuts and techniques. Clients are comforted knowing that she will listen to them and deliver on their expectations.

Kamiah Bou

Sheri Creamer

Sheri has had an illustrious career with Dominic Michael since 1994. Her experience and previous work as a Color Educator for Framesi has made her well known in the salon for her specialization in reds and gray coverage. It is easy to understand why Sheri has such a loyal clientele. She prides herself upon not only delivering beautifully executed color but for also developing great relationships with her clients. The salon thrives upon her positive, upbeat, and nurturing personality, as well as her dependability in providing superior client services.

Heather Costello

Heather loves the art of movement. She holds a BFA in Dance and all of the performances, competitions, and exhibitions throughout her dance career inspired and cultivated a passion for hair. She transitioned into the hair industry in 2014 and quickly became certified in American Crew men’s cuts and Dream Catchers © extensions, as well as holds international certification through ITEC to hold professional licensure in 38 different countries . Heather loves providing special occasion styles and updos, color, both men’s and women’s haircuts, and Keratin smoothing treatments.

Taylor Delgado

Lindsey Dodd

Lindsey’s bubbly and cheerful personality has been an asset to Dominic Michael since she joined the salon in 2008. She holds a BA in Psychology and Dance, previously worked as a Bumble and Bumble Educator, and is L’Oreal Professionnel Expert Network Certified. Her art background and training has translated into a love affair with art and design in the beauty industry. In addition to beautifully executed cut and color, Lindsey specializes in special occasion or bridal hair, and Keratin smoothing treatments.

Allison Elder

Allison believes and lives the motto, “an artist’s work is always evolving.” As a L’Oreal Professionnel Artist since 2006, she has toured the country including New York, Dallas, and Laguna, refining her mastery of cut and color techniques. Allison has enjoyed teaching fellow industry professionals outside as well as inside the salon as a L’Oreal Artist and Associate Program Color Instructor. A highly creative, classically trained artist, she is well-rounded in both cut and color; producing styles that are both wearable as well as fashion forward. From balayage to foil highlights or dimensional color, Allison can customize each look to reveal each client’s unique beauty.

Elisabeth (Lis) Greenberg

Lis has been delivering perfection to her clients since she began in the industry in 2004. She is a Color Educator for our Associate Program, is L’Oreal Professionnel Expert Network Certified, and also specializes in Keratin smoothing treatments. During her career in St. Louis and Georgetown, DC Lis styled runway shows and provided editorial work for photoshoots and magazines. In addition to providing the edgiest of clients with vivid colors she also provides classic looks for the most traditional of clients.

Shaudi Habibi

The dynamic nature of the beauty industry has been providing inspiration for Shaudi since she started with Dominic Michael in 2008. Her passion for learning and ongoing education with L’Oreal Professionnel keeps her current on the latest trends and techniques. Clients that feel stuck or bored with their look can trust Shaudi to make suggestions to help them try new styles to wear with confidence. Her approachability and open communication can help you find a look that fits your lifestyle. She specializes in balayage, special occasion hair, and Keratin Smoothing Treatments.

Stacy Hildebrand

Stacy began her career in the hair industry in Chicago and began working at Dominic Michael in 2005. Since 2008 she has been an educator for our upcoming talent in the Dominic Michael Associate Program in both cutting and coloring techniques. She has been educated by the best in the business including Vidal Sassoon Academy, Aveda, L’Oreal Professionnel, and diPietro Todd. She is passionate about hair and loves customizing each client’s color and cut to fit them perfectly. Stacy’s specialties include cuts, balayage, and natural color.

Kristy Hobbs

There is no greater fixture in Dominic Michael than Kristy. She has been working with Dominic Michael since 1989 and has attracted a devoted following for her superior color and cuts.

Kim Khotsyphom

Kim has excelled at Dominic Michael since she began her career with us in 2000. She has received advanced training with Vidal Sassoon and L’Oreal Professionnel, is certified in Dream Catcher© extensions, and her superior bridal work has been featured in numerous local magazines. Her passions lie in cutting trends, specifically short haircuts and bobs, and soft, romantic bridal styles. Kim’s calm demeanor radiates confidence and her clients feel assured that she would do everything and anything for them to look their absolute best.

Stephen Kinworthy

Stephen has been working in the beauty industry for over 17 years and has been with Dominic Michael since 2001. He studied at the Vidal Sassoon Academy, attended the L’Oreal INOA World Launch in Paris and Milan, and teaches our upcoming talent as a Cutting Instructor for the Dominic Michael Associate Program. His approachable demeanor and witty personality has made him a valued mentor at the salon. Stephen is exceptional at color, men’s and women’s cuts of all hair lengths, and specializes in Japanese and Brazilian straightening treatments.

Jeana Klump

Jeana began her career with Dominic Michael since 1993. Her commitment and dedication to the salon has allowed her to attend numerous national and international training classes, as well as develop a specialization for both color services and cutting trends. Jeana’s attentiveness to her client’s aspirations paired with her creativity and advanced skill, has attracted a devoted following of Dominic Michael clientele.

Lucas Landers

Lucas’ background in art and design allows him to specialize in high style cuts with low maintenance for Dominic Michael clients since 2007.  He began his career in in 2002  in Chicago with education at the Aveda Institute and a specialized apprenticeship at Art and Science Salon. Lucas’ commitment to education led him to advanced training at Vidal Sassoon and Modern Organic Products Academy. His many accolades include magazine features in American Salon, voted A-List: Stylist by St. Louis Magazine, and named one of St Louis Trendsetters by Alive Magazine. As our resident cutting specialist, he utilizes his prior experience as an educator for American Crew Menswork Academy to teach our incoming talent in the Associate Program.

Gena Mazzamuto

It is easy to see why Gena has such a devoted clientele. Her approachable demeanor creates a feeling of comfort knowing that she will customize a look specific to each client. Her passion for this dynamic industry has driven her to frequent New York’s coveted SOHO Academy for ongoing education in advanced balayage and creative cutting. Her clients benefit from her specialties in balayage, highlighting, dimensional color, long layers, and curly hair cuts. In addition to her extensive list of qualifications in hair services, Gena is also a bridal airbrush artist. Gena has called Dominic Michael home since 2003.

Samantha Oberkrom

Sam is the ultimate professional and our very own Director of Education at Ladue.  As the Director of Education for the Dominic Michael Associate Program, she is in charge of curriculum development and provides color instruction for our upcoming talent. Sam has received ongoing education all over the world including courses at Vidal Sassoon, the New York SOHO Academy, L’Oreal Professionnel World Tour in Barcelona, London, and Milan, and completed Balayage Certification. She has absorbed the best of trends and techniques in the industry to provide top notch cut, color, and finishing work for her clients.

Jason Owen

Sitting in Jason’s chair is like visiting with a trusted friend. He first joined the industry to improve people’s outside as well as their inside and has been doing so for his clientele at Dominic Michael since 1994. As the salon’s color specialist he has traveled all over the world, including Paris and Milan, learning the latest techniques and trends from the best in the business. Clients know that he will listen to their preferences and trust him deliver the very best. Jason loves the social aspect of salon where he is able to visit with his devoted clientele while improving their lives and helping them feel their absolute best.

Kaleigh Schmitt

Kaleigh’s passion for the hair industry is evident. Her dedication to provide the best cuts and color for her clients has been unequaled since her debut with Dominic Michael in 2010. Kaleigh is driven to seek the best education available and has received extended training with L’Oreal Professionnel as well as many other educational programs. In addition to beautiful cut and color, Kaleigh also offers Keratin smoothing treatments and Wefts extensions. Dominic Michael clients feel welcomed with her personable demeanor and feel secure that no matter their unique preferences, Kaleigh is sure to deliver.

Teresa Scruggs

The most discerning of clients have been addicted to Teresa’s superior hair services since she began calling Dominic Michael Salon her home in 2006. She began her career in 1996 in Kansas City where she received advanced education in hair cutting at Mario Tricoci Salon and Spa, taught special occasion updos and styled for KC Weddings Magazine, fashion shows for BeBe and many other independent artist’s shows. As a former cutting instructor for Dominic Michael, Teresa specializes in cutting and caring for hair of all textures, especially curly hair, special occasion hair or updos, relaxers, Keratin treatments, and dimensional color.

Katie Silver

Our resident comedienne, Katie, began her career with Dominic Michael in 2013. Always eager to make you laugh, Katie has become an immediate client favorite. Her fun, upbeat demeanor is complementary to her gorgeous cuts, color, and special occasion styling. Katie loves to make others feel good about themselves both inside and out. She cultivates her passion for learning with ongoing education on the latest techniques and trends in order to deliver the very best for her clients.

Beth Stack

Beth began her professional career by studying hair at Aveda Institute in Chicago where she learned the latest trends in haircutting and color. While in Chicago she received advanced training in technical skills, specialized color, and creative highlighting techniques with Bukes Salon. In addition to superior hair services, she also specializes in makeup applications for any occasion - bridal, night out, or everyday. Beth has been making Dominic Michael clients feel their absolute best since 2006.

Dani Stassi

Phi Trinh

Phi began her career with Dominic Michael in 2009. She loves to see new trends develop in cutting, coloring, makeup, and finish work and welcomes the opportunity to create new looks for her clients. Her advanced education from L’Oreal Professionnel allows Phi to provide beautiful cuts, color, and balayage for her clientele. She is also certified in Keratin smoothing treatments.  In addition to hair services, Phi is also one of the area’s premier makeup artists. She was Temptu airbrush certified in New York and specializes in bridal and photoshoot makeup.

Liz Von Gruben

Liz has been working hard for Dominic Michael since her arrival in the industry in 2012 and looks for every opportunity to learn and grow with the salon. In addition to her graduation from the Dominic Michael Associate Program, Liz was selected for an apprenticeship with senior stylist Bethany Laska. This mentorship allowed her to  receive advanced color instruction and personalized education with one of Dominic Michael’s leading stylists and educators. Along with the incredible amount of skills she gained from her education, Liz also specializes in short female and men’s cuts; special occasion styling, including curls and braids; and highlighting blondes.

Ryan Wenick

Ryan has been thriving in the fast paced environment of Dominic Michael since he began his career in 2010.  As a certified American Crew artist, he’s known for giving St Louis’ leading businessmen an edge with hard parts, bald fades, and disconnects. In addition to exceptional men’s and women’s cuts, Ryan also excels in editorial work. His fondness for fashion and hair trends quickly brought him to opportunities with photo shoots and fashion shows, using his expertise to style for companies such as Mother Model Management, ALIVE magazine, Cool Fire Studios, and Town and Country.

David Wilkes

David is an experienced colorist and style expert who fell in love with hair at a young age. He began pursuing his passion for hair after moving to the coveted beauty industry of Los Angeles in 1999, where he extensively trained and worked at Sally Hershberger and Fred Segal Beauty in Santa Monica. From styling hair on the red carpet, editorial shoots, and the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week,  David worked with some of the most talented artists in the business. In 2006 David brought his unique talents to Dominic Michael Salon, where his eye for beauty and talent for providing his clients with a look to fit their personality and lifestyle made him an instant salon favorite.

ASSOCIATES

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Dominic Bertani

Catherine Wilson

Samantha Oberkrom