With a creative mind, sensible approach, and vivacious personality Kelly Macchia opened the doors to Olivia Jean Salon just over 12 years ago!
Kelly worked part-time at a salon during high school. Even after coming home night after night with pruned hands, she became conscious that the art of beauty was something to consider for her future. She was fulfilled by the clients that came in week after week and took pleasure in seeing the many smiles and excited faces of women and men after getting a new texture or color application.
Around the same time she also came to the realization that her high school art classroom was where she felt most at home. A complex mixture of the relaxed nature of the classroom environment, combined with the ability to socialize with her friends, (to her detriment at times) coupled with a creative outlet through the pottery she created, the watercolor she painted, and photographs she took, she realized she had a desire need to work in a creative profession. Shortly thereafter, Kelly made a decision that her future career plans should include some of the qualities of that classroom, and she headed off to cosmetology school in Wheaton, Illinois.
After a few years of working in salons across the Chicago suburbs, Kelly wanted to redefine what a salon should be. She was turned-off by the, over-priced, over-complicated approach that many salons chose to take at the time. Through talking with her growing client base, she realized that women could sometimes feel out-of-place when they walked into a salon, the pictures on the wall were un-realistic, over-styled caricatures of hair design, the pyramid-like experience pricing structures were confusing, this was bothersome so she set out to create something different. Olivia Jean Salon was born and Uncomplicated Beauty was now a reality.
Uncomplicated Beauty is what Olivia Jean Salon is about. Much like the tree you see adorning this web site, a tree is un-complicated and beautiful no matter the season, its structure and texture intentional, its subtle and varying colors uniting, its beauty simple. So long as you don't see the roots ;)
We hope that when you walk into Olivia Jean Salon you feel comfortable, we value you, your time, and your commitment to us and our ideals of uncomplicated beauty.