Renee Pelc, Owner :: Color Expert

Text or call:  312.320.5424    email:   Book Online

With 20 years of experience under her belt, Renee is a color expert specializing in the hair painting technique Balayage. She began her career at Mario Tricoci. It was here that she grew her extensive clientele base to include celebrities and influencers such as Ginger Zee, Jillian from The Bachelor, talent from Extreme Makeover Home Edition, several sports players wives, and many more.

Retaining her loyal clientele base, she spent a year working under celebrity stylist Anthony Christiano at Trump Hotel and Towers before opening up Gloss in the prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood in September of 2013. She is delighted to invite you to Gloss where the highest levels of hairdressing and a fun atmosphere go hand in hand. 


Joelle Lien, Hairstylist :: Color Expert

Text or call:  847.873.5145  email:   Book Online

Joelle began her training with Paul Mitchell Systems and Vidal Sassoon Academy in both coloring and hair-cutting. While working beside celebrity hairstylist Alyn Topper, she finessed her skills in the cutting edge technique balayage highlighting while also mastering the tiniest of details in styling that leaves every client feeling beautiful.  


Ray Barrera :: Color Expert

Text or call:  312.208.9013    email:   

Ray comes to Gloss from Mario Tricoci and has 15 years of experience behind him. He is committed to his profession, traveling throughout the US and abroad engaging in trendsetting education classes to further his expertise in the art of hair color. He is a true craftsman that can provide you with the most luxurious in hair color while keeping your hair at its healthiest. Meet for a consultation and let Ray give you the color you've always dreamed of. Ray's work has been featured both nationally and internationally in print and on television.



Zena Shlosberg, Nail Tech

Text or call:  847.721.7991    email:   

With 40 years of experience Zena has not only owned her own nail salon on the prestigious Oak Street in Chicago but provided top-notch service to the Gold Coast patrons at many of the neighborhood salons.  Her clientele list spans from Chicago socialites to celebrities from here and abroad - including Chicago's very own Oprah Winfrey and Shark Tank's Lori Grener. She specializes in European manicures and pedicures that leave all of her guests elated. She is currently offering the Time Saver Package which was featured in Refinery29. Have a mainicure and/or pedicure while receiving any services at Gloss.


Sheryl Seaton, Hair Stylist :: Extension Expert

Text or call: 312-399-1237   email:

Educated in the salons of New York, Paris, and Milan, Sheryl has worked with Chicago's trendsetters for over twenty years, including national network shows such as Oprah. Working in the industry since 1977, Sheryl has put in countless hours with her clientele to refine her skills. 

Named by Chicago Magazine for "Best Hair Extensions," Sheryl has been doing extensions since 1988. Lucky Magazine also selected her business, Chicago Hair Extensions, for "Best Hair Extensions 2003."

Men and women whose hair is three to four inches long can benefit from extensions. To provide clients with ample time for individual consultations, advance reservations are recommended. Let Sheryl evaluate the condition of your hair and work with you to find a hair extension method that will complement your lifestyle and your looks. 


Mandy Zehnder, Hairstylist :: Color Expert

Text or call: 312.550.0391 email:     Book Online

Mandy has been cutting and coloring for over 9 years. She is very passionate about all aspects of being a hairstylist. She loves meeting new people and delivering what they are looking for as well as suggesting new and fun ideas. Continuing education is very important to Mandy. She has advanced training in cutting and coloring with these top notch companies: Oribe, Bumble and Bumble, Kerastase, Redken, L'Oreal Professional, and Toni & Guy. She's also directly trained new stylists to help them achieve their professional goals.

Magda Michalowicz, Esthetician

Text or call: 773.547.2742 email:

Magda has been an esthetician since 1998. She started at Kiva Day Spa in Chicago as a skin care specialist. In 2000 Allure Magazine voted her the best facial in Chicago! Magda invites you for a unique facial experience with the use of Yonka products that combine pleasure, freshness, visible results and a renewed sense of well being. Her facials are unforgettable. She blends precision and accuracy with great touch, kindness and professionalism. Her treatments are one of a kind!

Services include: Facials/Microdermabrasion treatments/Microcurrent treatments/Waxing/Eyelash & Eyebrow Tint

Aga Kaskiewicz, Make Up Specialist

Text or call: 773.501.6605   email:

Aga Kaskiewicz is a Chicago based makeup artist with clientele in NY, LA & Europe. Her artistic background allows her to treat every face like a clean canvas ready to be awakened with her gentle touch. Aga studied the art of makeup in LA & NY. Her education never stops, she is continuously inspired & learning new techniques through her travels, workshops, and working along side the best in the industry during NY Fashion Week and editorial photo shoots.

Ms. Kaskiewicz prides herself on being a well-rounded artist transitioning her versatile style from bridal, commercial, editorial, to sharing her makeup tips to the masses on Refinery 29. Aga's signature look of classic, urban beauty acquired her a large bridal following. Her work has graced the pages of publications such as; Luxury Bride, Chicago Style Weddings, and Grace Ormonde Wedding Style just to name a few. Aga's commercial work can be spotted on billboards all over Chicago, as well as the following magazines: Michigan Ave, Lucky, Allure

Whether her clients are flawless models, celebrity faces the likes of- Merdith Viera, Ally Larter, Joan Jett etc..., or everyday brides, clients love working with her outgoing, friendly yet professional personality. Of course, creating a beautiful canvas on every face she can get her hands on is the ultimate goal for this perfectionist!

Giovanna profile pic.jpg

Giovanna Morano, Hairstylist

Text or call: 312.401.5002   email:  

After attending the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis, Giovanna began her career as a professional stylist in Chicago with Mario Tricoci. Seeking experience at a larger level, the hair guru moved to NYC to work for Bumble and Bumble. She then moved from apprentice to university educator sharpening her techniques in cutting and styling hair - which included plenty of hands on work at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, and photoshoots for esteemed publications such as Vogue, Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, and more. She then moved back to her home town of Des Moines, Iowa to open her own Bumble and Bumble salon, Atelier Hairspace, voted one of the top 100 hair salons in the US by Elle Magazine, before coming to Gloss.  

Giovanna is now working bi-coastal. Living most of her time in Fort Lauderdale, FL working at the Ted Gibson salon in the W Hotel. She comes back to Chicago every 8 weeks.