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the stylist




Taylor Haslag is a Master Stylist/Makeup Artist/Owner of Essentials Salon since 2015.  She loves the creativity that comes with styling hair and is always up for a good challenge. Taylor has a passion for creating beautiful looks for her clients, from classic to modern styles and everything in between. With her years of experience and skill, she is sure to give you the perfect style you are looking for. Whether you are looking for a complete transformation or just a minor tweak to your current look, Taylor has the expertise to make it happen.

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Melissa is a talented hair stylist at our salon! With over 20 years of experience, she is a master of all things hair. Her specialty is creating unique looks tailored to each individual client. Melissa loves to stay on top of the latest trends and techniques in the industry, so you're guaranteed to leave her chair with a style that will turn heads. Whether you're looking for a dramatic transformation or subtle refresh, Melissa is the perfect stylist for the job. Schedule an appointment with her today and get ready to be amazed




Sara Johnson is an experienced hairstylist at our salon with more than 5 years in the industry. She has a deep passion for color and a keen eye for creating beautiful updos. Sara is also an expert in men’s cutting and fading techniques. She has received advanced training in Eufora & Redken color, advanced cutting and styling, and a Petter Coppola smoothing training. She is our youngest stylist and brings a fresh perspective to her craft.

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Susan has been in the industry for almost 40 years. She started her career in Santa Barbara CA and that was only the beginning. She eventually moved back to St. Louis where she followed her passion and enthusiasm which is why she has flourished in this career. She has attended many classes to World Hair Shows, and even been a platform cutting artist. Susan has been able to have trainings from Billy Wallace and Laura Reynier, who are some of the best of the best. Susan has always strived to be the best that she can be in the industry. She puts her heart into every client that sits in her chair.

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Master Stylist, Kerry Crooks brings years of experience to the salon. Having owned an Aveda salon for 15+ yeas she is a definite asset to the salon. She is an Aveda Graduate from 97'. Shes had multiple advanced training classes, one of her favorites being a Rocco Altobelli. Being from Minnesota, home of Aveda, she had easy access to classes and training and took every opportunity to do so. While loving to be behind the chair hands on, she also decided to partake in a 600 HR instructor course and  was a substitute teacher at the school from time to time.




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Our Purpose

At Essentials Salon, we believe that beauty is more than skin deep. Through our craft, we create haircuts and color, and we have perfected the art of making every client feel beautiful and confident. It is our job to help you express your individual style and show the world your best self.

We have a one of a kind, extremely knowledgeable team.  are highly trained in the latest trends, techniques, and products, and we take pride in providing a superior experience. Visit Essentials Salon and let us help you find the perfect look for you.

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