Team

Eli Mancha-Owner/Master Stylist

Sincerity and raw talent are two attributes not regularly found in your average stylist. Eli, however, is no average stylist. From Senior Master Stylist at Rusk, to Creative Director at Esuchen International. Eli has presented his looks globally, from Australia, to Asia, to Europe, and all across North America. For almost 20 years, Eli has proven himself to be one of the best hairstylists and educators in the industry. Not only has he been a world class platform artist educating thousands of stylists, he was also honored with the industry’s most prestigious award as NAHA 2011 North American Hairstylist of the year. Currently, Eli is Artistic Director of Lock & Loaded and owner of Bang! Salon in Chicago where he can be found applying his creative talent.

AVAILABILITY: T 1PM-6PM, W-F 1PM-9PM, Sa 11AM-6PM

Nicholas Vanhaagen-Artistic Director/Senior Stylist

Nicholas has always had a passion for craft hairdressing. As Artistic Director of Bang! Salon, he loves sharing his knowledge and expertise with all those around him. Always drawing inspiration from current fashions and classic techniques, Nicholas uses precision cutting, expertly applied tape-in extensions, smoothing texture treatments and custom coloring to create a suitable look that fits your lifestyle and personality. When he’s not behind the chair, Nicholas stays involved in the industry with consistent education and working with others to continually grow as a stylist. Whether you’re looking for a quick refresh or reinventing your whole style come check him out at Bang Salon and let him work his magic.

AVAILABILITY: W-F 12PM-8PM, Sa 11AM-6PM

Anne McDonough-Senior Stylist

Anne is a highly educated stylist with almost 20 years of experience. She loves doing a variety of services in the salon: haircuts, color, straightening services, keratin treatments, up-do’s, etc. She also enjoys doing work outside the salon like fashion shows, runway work, and competitions. Anne has completed advanced and extensive training with Wella, Keune, Goldwell, American Crew, Matti Conrad, Redken, Brazillian Blowout, Keratin Complex, Schwartzkopf, and Rusk. She strives for complete client satisfaction through a consultation that goes above and beyond customer service.

AVAILABILITY: Th & F 12PM-8PM

Carrie Bour-Senior Stylist

Carrie is an experienced stylist working in the industry for over 30 years. She is highly skilled in cutting hair, wherein lies her true passion behind the chair. Interested in fashion and trends past and present, she is always looking to the future to see and determine what is coming next. Carrie has completed advanced training with Keune, Kevin Murphy, Wella, Redken, Bumble & Bumble, Goldwell, American Crew, Rusk and TIGI. It is her desire and goal to use her skills to make you look and feel your best.

*CARRIE OFFERS 10% OFF SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH VALID ID (CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER DISCOUNTS)!*

AVAILABILITY: T 11AM-7PM, W & Th 1PM-9PM, F 11AM-7PM

Joseph Hoffmeier-Senior Stylist

With an abundance of experience & training, Joe excels at just about everything when it comes to hair; from beautiful color applications to editorial, edgy haircuts on a variety of textures. For a complete transformation in your look or to simply bring what you currently have to the next level, book with Joe today!

AVAILABILITY: T-F 12PM-8PM, Sa 11AM-6PM

Dee Defoort-Stylist

Dee has been in the beauty industry for over seven years; with training in multiple color lines such as, Rusk, Redken, Pravana, Keune, Wella, Schwarzkopf along with the Keratin Complex smoothing treatment. Dee truly shines with her creative and bright color projects, but loves subtle and classic color and cuts too!

AVAILABILITY: W-F 12PM-8PM, Sa-Sun 11AM-6PM

Lisa Wagner-Stylist

Since a young age, Lisa has always had a love for hair and makeup. She is thrilled to be able to continue this passion through her work at Bang Salon. Lisa spent four years developing her passion while studying at Illinois State University where she graduated with a degree in art. While in college, Lisa studied painting and glass blowing; both which helped prepare her for concepts involving color and form. Both of these studies carry great importance in understanding hair and makeup design. Her art degree continues to be a primary factor for her success in the profession. In 2011, she graduated from Pivot Point International Cosmetology School at the top of her class. Since then Lisa has continued her practice with a strong desire to  become an innovator within the industry. Lisa’s work has been featured in both Modern Salon and Pelequeria’s Magazine.

AVAILABILITY: T 1PM-9PM, W 12PM-8PM, F 1PM-PM, Sa-Su 11AM-6PM

Megan McPherson-Stylist

Megan has six years of experience in the beauty industry. She has trained exclusively in Paul Mitchell, American Crew and Layrite.  Her talent and expertise include clipper cuts, fades, razor cutting, and styling. Not only does Megan have a distinct eye for detail, she understands the importance of a thorough consultation & believes you can never ask too many questions. Megan also enjoys working behind the scenes on photo shoots and fashion shows. She has a love for art and nature which plays a role in inspiring beautiful cuts and colors. Whether you’re looking for a complete hair transformation or simply to maintain, Megan strives to bring out the best in her clients.

AVAILABILITY: T-Th 1PM-9PM, Su 11AM-6PM

Ryan Alexander-Stylist

Ryan uses his love for art and fashion to bring self expression, individuality, and an artistic touch to hairstyling. Having trained with some of the top leaders in the industry, including Aveda, Kevin Murphy, and Toni&Guy, he brings over five years experience to Bang! Ryan loves cutting effortless lived-in hair, long flowing layers, and shorter feminine styles. As well as being featured for hair and makeup in fashion ads and photo shoots, he enjoys working on makeup backstage at fashion shows. His true passion lies in color, specializing in hand painted highlights, subtle balayage, and creative color placements. Ryan looks forward to creating the cut, color, and style that fits you perfectly.

AVAILABILITY: T-W 11AM-7PM, Th 1PM-9PM, Sa-Sun 11AM-6PM