40 E. Ferguson | Wood River, IL 618.254.1717

Meet the Stylists

Kristen Carlisle

Hours

Tuesday 11-7, Wednesday 9-6, Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-2

Services

Women’s and kids cuts, color, eyebrow, lip and chin waxing, hair extensions and formal styling, Bridal Team Member

Color Line

Paul Mitchell 

Products

Paul Mitchell, Kenra, Moroccanoil

Kristen first started in the salon industry at the age of sixteen. After years of seeing all the passion and creativity behind the scenes, she knew this is what she wanted to be a part of. Once she completed cosmetology school, Kristen returned to the salon working behind the chair alongside the Co-founders of Paul Mitchell the school in Central West End. Throughout her career she has trained with the leaders of Paul Mitchell and the prestige Aveda Color Line.

Kristen specializes in women’s hair, customizing the perfect color and cut for each guest specific to their personal needs. She is also a certified specialist in Platinum Seamless hair extensions. 

Kristen Gowin

Hours

Wednesday 9-7, Thursday 9-7, Every other Saturday 9-2

Services

Women’s and kids cuts, hair extensions and formal styling, color, eyebrow, lip and chin waxing, up-do styling.

Color Line

Paul Mitchell

Products

Paul Mitchell, Keratin Complex, Moroccanoil, Hair ID, Redken

Kristen GowinKristen is the proud owner and stylist at Kristen’s Hair Studio. She has worked in the beauty industry for over 10 years, opening her own salon at age 22.

Since opening the salon Kristen has always continued to educate herself by attending business building and beauty workshops including training with Sam Villa, Tabatha Coffey, Kelly Cardenas and numerous hair shows. She has been trained and worked with several product lines including Paul Mitchell, Matrix, Moroccanoil, Keratin Complex, Merabella, and many more.

“I enjoy a good challenge and want each guest to enjoy the time spent in my chair.” – Kristen Gowin

Michelle Flinn Carr

Hours

Tuesday 11-7, Wednesday – Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-2 *Other evening hours by appointment

Services

Color, cuts, eyelash extensions, airbrush makeup, airbrush tan, facial waxing, Bridal team member

Color Line

Paul Mitchell

Products

Paul Mitchell, Olaplex, Moroccanoil

Fun Fact

I love tattoos!

Michelle CarrMichelle has been a cosmetologist for 16 years, 9 of which has been in the Riverbend area. She specializes in color and airbrush makeup. She loves adding her own personal touch to every style, her goal for every client is a smile.

Mandi Hartsock

Hours

Tuesday 11-7, Friday 9-5, Every other Saturday 9-2

Services

Cuts, color, formal styling, facial waxing

Color Line

Matrix

Products

Matrix, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Aquage, Kenra, Moroccanoil 

Fun Fact

Enjoys taking and editing pictures

Mandi HartsockMandi has been at KHS since 2010. She prides herself on giving her guests an excellent consultation to ensure the utmost satisfaction. Along with the KHS team, she regularly takes classes to stay on her toes creatively, technically, and professionally. “As stylists, we are always learning!” – Mandi Hartsock

Laura Cunningham

Hours

Wednesday & Thursday 9-7, Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-2

Services

Color, cuts, perms, makeup, airbrush makeup, airbrush tanning, Bridal team member

Color Line

Paul Mitchell

Products

Davines, Paul Mitchell, Glo Minerals 

Fun Fact

I used to hate everything about makeup, but now it has become my most favorite thing!

Laura CunninghamLaura has been in the industry for almost 4 years. She graduated from Paul Mitchell the School St. Louis. She is certified Glo-Minerals Makeup, which she sells in the salon. She is certified in Dinar Airbrush makeup and tanning. She recently did training to become an instructor and teach in the beauty industry at Paul Mitchell the School St. Louis. “I love this industry and everything it has to offer. What I love most is that I get to connect with people on a different level.” – Laura Cunningham

Hours

Tues} 11am-7pm

Wed-Fri} 9am-5pm

Sat} 9am-2pm

other hours by appointment 

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