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-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-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

Erick Carrasco-Stylist

Having over 8 years of experience as a hair stylist, Erick started his career working professionally as a makeup artist with brands like Mac and Nars.

With a fondness for collaborating with his clients, Erick is able to do what he loves the most, affirming his clients identity the second they sit in his chair; focusing on creative color, editorial styling, extension work, balayage techniques, natural hair and short cuts. Erick loves the power of transformation and believes anyone has the capability to be their best selves!

He pulls his inspiration from Fashion, 60’s romance films, his time being an art school drop out. He speaks in fluent “moods” when it comes to hair!

Erick is Deva certified, Kevin Murphy trained in cutting and is currently working with Keune color.

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!