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 12PM-8PM,  TH&F 1PM-9PM,  SA 10AM-6PM

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 11AM-7PM,  W 12PM-8PM,  F 12PM-8PM,  Sa 10AM-6PM

Dee Defoort-Senior 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: Th-F 11AM-8PM,  Sa 10AM-6PM,  SU 11AM-6PM

Megan McPherson-Senior Stylist

I have over 9 years of professional hair styling and salon experience. I have concentrated heavily on short hair, and male grooming.I found my home at Bang! Salon in 2017. Other than short hair styles, I enjoy doing transformation cuts, creative color & natural baby lites. I love cutting fringes & ain’t afraid to fade!

I am part of our Bang! Education team & enjoying teaching hair cutting. That being said, I also love teaching my clients at home style techniques. I am extremely detail oriented & believe in easy at home styling. I guarantee as your cut or color grows out, it will wear nicely.

AVAILABILITY: T 11AM-9PM,  W&TH 1PM-9PM,  FR 12PM-8PM,  SA 10AM-6PM

Ryan Alexander-Senior Stylist

Ryan uses his love for fashion and art to bring individuality, passion, and an artistic approach to every client he connects with. For the past 8 years Ryan has used his love for current trends and fashion forward imagery to further his education and knowledge in the hairdressing realm. He loves cutting effortless lived-in hair, long flowing layers, and deconstructed styles. He believes beautiful hair doesn’t always have to be perfect or high-maintenance to make an impact and enjoys taking the time to educate his clients on at home maintenance and care. His true passion lies in color, specializing in hand painted highlights, subtle balayage, and creating beautiful blonde tones. Ryan looks forward to creating the cut, color, and style that fits you perfectly!

AVAILABILITY: W 11AM-7PM,  TH 1PM-9PM,  SA 10AM-6PM,  SU 11AM-6PM

Jenna Deboer-Stylist

Jenna graduated from La James International College. After graduating
Jenna has gone through intense training and classes as well as
training under Eli, at Bang! Salon’s Prestigious Apprentice program.
Jenna does it all – women’s cuts and colors, men’s cuts and colors, kids
cuts and extensions!

Bethany Pollastrini-Stylist

Bethany embraces the beauty of nature and appreciates the way natural color palettes can form in unexpected surroundings. Born and raised in California, she enjoys translating that beauty to the world of hair and excels in effortless, long layers and sunkissed blondes. Coming from a family of creatives, she has developed an expert eye for detail that allows her to paint a unique vision for each client that visits her chair. She believes hair should be an extension of a person’s individuality and will take the time to connect with the personality of each client she interacts with. Bethany believes true beauty shines when you feel confident in yourself and hair. Bethany has training with Kevin Murphy, R+Co, and Keune and is also certified in HotHeads weft and tape in extensions. She can’t wait to meet you and give you the hair of your dreams!