Meet the Artist
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JENNIFER BLACK

 
I have been drawn to the beauty industry from a very young age. I have always had a passion for cutting, coloring, and styling hair. Once I graduated high school, I immediately enrolled myself into Regency Beauty Institute. Once I graduated in 2007, I began my journey of building my career. I met our Owner Kelly as a co-worker and knew she had the passion and drive to open this company! I started working at Salon Antebellum the day we opened, January 16th, 2012! My biggest passion behind the chair is Color work, but no great color is complete without a fresh haircut!
My goal in the salon is to always be continuing to educate myself and others. Although I love my career, my family is my biggest priority out of the salon! I am beyond grateful for all of my amazing guests and the relationships we have built together. May it be making their hair dreams come true, making them feel beautiful, being a shoulder to lean on, or an ear to listen to them, i am here. So if you are new to me, Hello I’m Jenn! I am an experienced stylist in my salon company that strives for continued education and I would love to chat and help your hair dreams come true!
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Level 6 Artist
 
KAELY ALANIZ
Salon Director | Level 5 Artist
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Kaely found her passion in the beauty industry through helping people find comfort in their own personal beauty. Her journey began with her managing position at a beauty store, from there she continued on to start her education at Grabber School of Hair Design, where she graduated and soon after started thriving in her profession as a hairdresser. Kaely believes the most important part of what she does is making people fall in love with themselves. Which, perfectly represents the passionate, kind, bubbly, and determined person that she is. She knows the importance of customizing her work to the needs and wants of each individual guest. Kaely puts her heart and soul into each appointment and it is easy to see this is what she was meant to do. She believes that her biggest accomplishment in her career is level jumping 5 different times in only 3 years, making her now a level 5 stylist at Salon Antebellum. Kaely is very passionate about what she does and wants all future guests to know that she is always here to not only listen, but to actually hear them too.
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ALLIE LUCKERT
Level 4 Artist | Curl Specialist Rezo Certified
 
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Having Curly hair, I would always research and try new things to keep my hair beautiful and healthy. While doing this, I found the Curly Community! I graduated from Paul Mitchell the School St Louis in November 2019. I originally took a position at Salon Antebellum as a receptionist to get a feel of what the salon life was like while I was in school. After working here for a few months I realized that Salon antebellum was the place for me. I love the environment and family atmosphere! Everyone is so supportive, and I love always having access to education! Once I graduated school, I transitioned to the associates program in December 2019. I love all hair types but I have a passion for curly hair. Whether they are coming in for Color or a haircut I want to help others embrace their natural curls and learn how to keep their hair beautiful and healthy! With heavy dedication, education, and passion I have become our Curl Specialist, and now I am beginning my journey to become an Educator!
So let’s sit down and talk! I would love to help you be more comfortable and confident with your curls!
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REBECCA HOEFT
 
Level 3 Artist
 
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 Coming out of a toxic relationship, that drained my self esteem, I needed to begin somewhere new. So I moved half way across the country with my one of my older sisters and her family, and she invited me to go to cosmetology school. I figured I had nothing to lose, so I took a leap of faith with her. I graduated from a Pivot Point school called Educators of Beauty in Rockford, IL, I’m 2011. I began my journey at Salon Antebellum in January of 2020. I was a fan girl for Sexy Hair at my previous corporate salon job, and Kelly happened to be an educator at the Discover show in 2019, and I was drawn to her energy. I found out she was the owner of Salon Antebellum, which I’d heard of before, and I knew I wanted to someday work for her! I REALLY enjoy traditional foil highlights! I could foil all day long! I also really enjoy giving a wonderful scalp massage, as I believe that it sets people up for a great day, or relieves them from a really difficult day. Oh and I appreciate a good blowout too! My goal is to replace my husband’s income and have financial freedom. I am always looking forward to expanding my knowledge, and I get that, because I am learning something new at Salon Antebellum every single day. I love what I do because I have the ability to help empower humans to feel gorgeous and confident! Everyone needs some positivity, and I love to be the change I want to see in the world! I would absolutely love to see you in my chair to help you feel gorgeous, confident and unstoppable!
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ABBY GAENG
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Level 3 Artist | Barber  
 
What drew me to our industry was word of mouth from old employees and I really wanted to be somewhere that was a family. I saw Kelly, our owner, do a demo and fell in love with her teaching style immediately. I wanted to learn how to cut hair as beautifully as she does. I graduated from Grabber school of Hair Design in December of 2020. I started with the company in the beginning of January 2021. What drew me to Salon Antebellum was my mentor Kaely, I was just looking around at salons when I shadowed at the salon and the moment I met Kaely I swear I knew her from a past life. My favorite services are balayages, color corrections, and eyebrow arches!  My professional goals are to be a Level 4 Artist in 3ish years and making almost 6 figures. I also would love to get my barber and esthetician license. I love what I do because I love making women and men fall in love with their image again. A lot of the time people don’t know what they need so when I help prescribe them with the things that make them feel like them again it makes me remember why I do what I do. I would always try to ask as many questions as possible so I can fully understand what they have and have not enjoyed with their past stylists and experiences. My goal is to make my clients feel at home and feel safe and comfortable in my chair at all times.
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CLAIRE TAFT
 
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Since I was a little girl I have always been different when it came to my hair and makeup. I love trying new concepts and colors! My hair has never been the same for long and through that I found my passion for this industry. I attended Grabber School of Hair Design and graduated August 2019. I started my career at Salon Antebellum the day after I graduated. I was drawn to this salon because of Kelly Bileddo. I met her at school when she came to teach our class and talk about her Associates Program. I was in awe of her and her strength. She had such a strong presence and I was so excited that she came over to me and gave me her business card to come and shadow her company. Now I am a Level 2 Artist! My favorite services are anything my clients are wanting. I’m a very diverse stylist and have so much passion in everything I do behind the chair I can’t pick one just one or two. My goal in this company is to keep growing and keep making my clients happy! I love what I do because of my salon family and my clients. My clients keep me going everyday. I love seeing them and hearing all about their family’s. We have grown so close and I feel so comfortable with them like my own family. If you are new to me, Hi I’m Claire! I’m here for you and will always be honest and open with you. I’m a huge goofball and you will always have a blast in my chair!
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SOPHIE TAMBORRINO
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Level 2 Artist
 
My career in cosmetology was sparked by my love of making people feel beautiful inside and out.
I graduated cosmetology school from grabber in July 2019. I started working at Salon Antebellum August 2020. I felt drawn to Salon Antebellum because of the energy and charisma that each diverse stylist brings to the table. Some of my favorite services to provide are men’s haircuts and blonding. My professional goals are definitely to level jump within the company and receive my dual license in Barbering and Cosmetology! I love what I do because I love making my clients feel more confident and proud to be who they are. I would like each client to know that in my chair I will always listen and do my best to deliver their dream appearance.
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SERONA KRVAVAC
 
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Level 2 Artist
 
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I have always dreamt of working in the beauty industry. The idea of making people feel beautiful about themselves drove me to a career that I am in love with! I began my journey at Grabber School of Hair Design and graduated the program in March of 2020. When visiting our salon company and meeting our owner Kelly, I was so drawn in by how welcoming everyone is! I excitedly began my journey here at Salon Antebellum in May of 2020. My goal behind the chair is to build an amazing color clientele and make you feel amazing! My passion is Color work and Makeup Applications, although I enjoy providing many services to my guests! I feel very honored to be able to do what I love and create something new every day! If you haven’t met me yet, hello I'm Serona! Let’s talk about what your ultimate hair goals are and make a custom plan just for you to make your hair dreams come true!
ANNA REITZ
Level 1 Artist
 
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I was drawn to this industry because I wanted to combine my creativity while connecting with others. I have a vivid imagination, and I love to help others. I got my start in the beauty industry after the art school I was attending closed. I was searching for a new creative outlet. I have always enjoyed doing the hair and makeup of my friends and family, and found the perfect way to keep pushing myself artistically while helping others feel confident in themselves. I graduated from Grabber School of Hair Design in June of 2019. I started my career at Salon Antebellum in August of 2019. I was first drawn to Salon Antebellum after meeting the owner Kelly! They immediately had me jump in, and right away I saw what a hard working, educational, supportive, positive environment they have. I enjoy doing a wide variety of services! The things that bring me the most joy and creativity are fashion/vivid colors, classic color formulations, makeup applications, and blonding services. My professional goals are to one day become a fashion color expert, and color specialist. I also plan to master my craft and educate others. I love what I do because I know how important it is to look and feel confident on the inside and outside. I love being a part of my client’s hair journey and helping them feel as beautiful as they truly are. I want my future client to know that at Salon Antebellum we have an amazing family that is going to support them in their journey, and that when they are here they will have a fun, welcoming, and educational experience.
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DEAN SIMONS

 

I was drawn to the beauty industry by visiting the hair salon with my mother growing up. I remember being so amazed at seeing the transformations and how much someone could enjoy who they are by receiving their hair goals! I graduated from Paul Mitchell School, Temecula CA in 2017. I was drawn to Salon Antebellum after speaking with our Founder, Kelly Bileddo, and seeing her passion for growing Artists and the amazing Associates Program. My passion behind the chair is vivid fashion colors, men’s grooming, and blonding! My major goal is to become a six figure artist and build a happy and loyal clientele. I love making people feel good in their own skin. So my personal mission for each guest is to deliver their desired results and educate them on how to maintain the look that makes them feel their best! 

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Entry Level Artist
PAIGE WEIS
 
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I chose Salon Antebellum for the continued education and the fact that I can be exactly who I am with no judgement. The welcoming environment makes me feel comfortable and confident to excel in my career! I am currently in cosmetology school and plan to join the Associates Program here to become a successful stylist!
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Entry Level Artist
 

I wanted to get into this industry since I was a little girl. I loved dressing others up and making them feel the best they could. I graduated from grabber twice 2019 for esthetics and 2022 for cosmetology. I Started with salon antebellum in March 2022. Kelly and Kaely’s energy brought me to the company. They both have amazing energy that makes you want to go harder everyday. There’s knowledge always to be learned. A few things I love doing when I’m behind the chair are any big change, Blondes,Color, and Fashion colors. My goals are to be able to do both esthetics and cosmetology. Someday become a trifecta and get my barbers license. I don’t want to be just famous someday I want my work to be. I love seeing everyone feel so good about themselves.

ALEXIS RALSTON
 
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Associate Artist
 
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ALISIA JOE
 
Associate Artist
 
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Front Desk Manager
HANNAH YANCEY
 
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Front Desk Coordinator | Artist Apprentice