Bii Expert Hair Artists & Stylist Team Commitment

TEAMWORK: Unlike other salons, we practice the highest form of team service. The skills of our ENTIRE staff are available to you….ALWAYS! We won’t lock you into one hair artist and we won’t keep you on a wait-list. Meeting your needs is our top priority. Each artist has unique areas of expertise that offer you a full palette of personal image-enhancement options unrivaled in the salon industry. Our artist are compensated with a generous salary, NOT commission. This encourages the proper “team approach”, allowing us to be fully guest focused. To ensure optimized service quality and technical skill, each hair artist completes the bii skill certification program.  Have confidence and peace of mind, knowing that you are in the talented hands of a bii skill certified team member. You will always have a fresh perspective and receive TRUE top-quality service and attention. This is our promise to all of our valued bii hair salon guests!

Crystal Lake Hair Salon

TEAM MEMBERS

 

James Gartner

Chief Creative Officer

James is a expert celebrity hair stylist that has been featured in countless publications and national ad campaigns recognizing his skill in hair design and color. He has won numerous awards and was dubbed “top colorist” by Modern Salon Magazine. As a licensed cosmetology teacher he is a mentor to many hairdressers. In the salon James can be found leading the salons marketing initiatives and growing the hair team to be the best artists in the industry. You may also find James online as a beauty and fitness influencer via social media and www.gartnerjames.com.

 

 

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Adam Swanlund 

Master Hair Artist / Chief Operating Officer

Adam leads the operations side of bii with extensive experience in customer service and human resources from world leading organizations such as Aon Hewitt and Sears Holdings Corporation. In 2009 he became a licensed cosmetologist allowing him to balance the business and creative side of running a salon.  Specializing in Balayage Hair Color and Precision Cuts, he is ready and willing to help you find your next new look. 

 

 

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Liliana Olmedo

Sr. Hair Artist/ Microblade Artist

Lilly provides a excellent customer experience. She is  a cosmetologist and a certified microblade specialist. When she’s not at Bii, you can find her with family and friends. Lilly is a family gal with 2 beautiful children. As a family oriented lady, she understands the need to pamper yourself as a mom, and encourages a relaxing experience to guests. 

 

 

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Tristine Simon 

Hair Artist 

"Tristine's number one goal is to listen  and understand what your vision for your hair is and deliver by taking the time to consider your personal hair challenges and explain the ins and outs of how to work with your hair. She has pursued an abundance of education to ensure her skills are well rounded and she is able to address all hair types. Her natural passion is in braiding and up-styles where she can compliment your personal aesthetic for any occation."

 

 

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Tiara Davila 

Hair Artist 

Tiara has been a licensed hairstylist since 2005, specializing in haircuts for 13 years, which has lead her to an expert level in curly hair. Having curly hair as well, she can relate to many different curl concerns, along with listening and coming up with a solution, for the best results. Tiara is a mother of 3 fun and loving children, her children are her everything, and she works very hard to make sure to provide just about everything for them. Having children of her own, helps her to engage with children while getting haircuts and styles in her chair. At Tiara's former salon she solely preformed blow-dry styles and now is very skilled at round brush techniques and pincurl sets. Her finished looks are amazing; beach waves, sleek and straight, etc.

 

 

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Amber Geyser 

Hair Artist 

Amber is a warm and welcoming member of the Bii team with her amazing one of a kind guest servicing, coloring and styling skills. Amber is a great listener and loves to make each guest feel confident and as beautiful as possible with their look. She is also fun and quirky with her dancing and great jokes, so if you are looking for a wonderful experience and want to have some laughs, book with Amber! 

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Guest Services Team

 

Cassandra Tamayo 

Guest Services Manager

Cassandra is our guest service lead. Her main goal is to provide excellent guest service for not only both our guests and hair artists, but our hair traffic controllers as well. Cassandra is bilingual and assists our Spanish guests. Outside of work, Cassandra spends her free time as a cheerleading coach to girls aged 10-15 and also cheers herself. Cassandra focuses her attention to make sure that our guests receive the best possible experience within our salon. Cassandra is studying secondary education, but would eventually like to become a police officer. Cassandra is the first impression of Bii, and the last, because she knows what it means for a guest to feel appreciated and welcomed in our salon. She is always a joy to be around and her presence lights up the room!

 

 

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Madeline Hayes

Guest Services / Video Editor/Graphic Designer

Madeline is currently a student at Columbia Collage. She has been involved in theater for over 10 years and when she is not working on graphics and video content for our company you can find her singing and dancing in local musicals as well as acting in plays. Traveling is a passion and she try's to get as many trips in as she can between school and work.

 

 

Bre Rodriguez 

Marketing Associate