Find out if Holly is the perfect stylist for you.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9AM – 9PM
Friday 9AM – 5PM
Saturday 8AM – 5PM
Free parking is available along both sides of Talcott between 9Am & 4PM and 6PM & 9PM on weekdays, and all day during the weekend! There is limited parking off Devon, and we politely ask that you do not park in front of our neighbors businesses out of respect for their customers.
Holly McKibben Santelli
OWNER & HAIR STYLIST
Holly Has recently made the decision to step away from behind the chair and fully focus on the Business and her Team. She is so grateful for all of her loyal guests for all of these years! She is confident that all of her guests will love her team as much as she does. Everyone will be in good hands with her amazing team of women!
Holly started her career in the Beauty Business 27 years ago in Michigan. She moved to Chicago 24 years ago and lives in the Edison Park Neighborhood of Chicago. She spent several years doing free-lance work while raising her three Children. As the kids started getting older she decided to take the leap and go back into the salon. She started in an Aveda salon, because she has always loved what they stand for, along with always having a love for their products. It is there in that Aveda salon that those dreams of opening her own salon were re-ignited. She has spent the last nine years working in Park Ridge. She loves the area and the small town feeling of community in Park Ridge.
Holly has traveled all over the country training in different areas of the beauty industry. She is well versed in numerous color lines, and color techniques. She trained as a color educator for Alfaparf Milano in Miami. She has taken a tremendous amount of classes and has a passion for learning and keeping up with trends. Some of her favorite classes include an intensive Paul Mitchell Advanced Precison Cutting, Aquage Master Academy, Cezzane Smoothing Class, Aveda and Oway Color Classes. Holly has been featured as one of the Faces of Sola with Sola Salons, Modern Salon and Beauty launchpad.
She has spent much of her time researching and testing numerous color and product lines, in search of what is best for the people in her chair and what has the least impact on the earth. She has a passion for all thing green beauty and will always be on the lookout for the latest in green beauty technology. She loves sharing all of these finding with the guests in her chair. She loves her time behind the chair with her guests, getting to know them and their stories while being able to help them feel beautiful, is what its all about for her. Giving back to the community is also on the top of her list of things that are important to her. She learned this at a young age from her mother who is one of the kindest and most giving people she knows.
When Holly is not behind the chair or working on Leading and inspiring her team, you can find her at an ice rink watching her kids play hockey, cruising around in her kayak or on the boat with her family in Michigan. You may also find her curled up with a good "self help" book that she has an addiction to buying. Cooking, entertaining and listening to some 80's rock keep her happy as well.
A quote that inspires her to be better everyday is "She makes the broken look beautiful and the strong look invincible. She walks with the universe on her shoulders and makes it look like a pair of wings"