Meet Our Stylists

Francis

Owner & Master Stylist

As the Owner of Heads Up Salon, Francis leads a creative group of talented stylists who are passionate about providing great hair in a comfortable and friendly environment. With over forty years of experience, he brings great expertise to his work as a Master Stylist. He is passionate about staying on top of current trends through continuous education and trainings and loves sharing his learnings with his staff. He values the relationships he has created with his employees and his clients and considers them all friends. His specialties are haircuts of all lengths as well as nurturing and growing his staff.

He and his wife Jean are “Beauty School Sweethearts” who enjoy being in business and traveling together. When he’s not in the salon, you may find him on the golf course or making pottery.

Professional Training:

  • City College of Cosmetology
  • Workshops with Paul Mitchell, TiGi, Redken®, Pureology® and Matrix
  • Redken® Exchange New York
  • Multiple Redken® Symposiums
  • Redken® Spring & Fall Hair Shows Annually
  • Redken® Program for Salon Owners

Jean

Owner & Master Stylist

Jean really enjoys making her clients feel good about the way they look with a great color and cut that fits their face shape, personality and lifestyle. As an Owner of Heads Up Salon, she strives to make every client’s salon experience pleasurable and relaxing, even after four decades behind the chair. Her passion for people runs deep and is evident in her relationships with her clients and her staff. Trendy and sophisticated, Jean’s specialties are haircuts of all lengths and color, staying on top of trends through continuous hair shows and symposiums.

Married to Francis, whom she met when she was just 18 years old, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, golfing and living a healthy lifestyle.

Professional Training:

  • City College of Cosmetology
  • Paul Mitchell Institute San Diego
  • Redken® Exchange New York
  • Multiple Redken® Symposiums
  • Redken® Spring & Fall Hair Shows Annually
  • Redken® Program for Salon Owners

Jeannie

Salon Coordinator

A part of the Heads Up Salon family for over 25 years, Jeannie holds the salon together. She will always greet you with a smile on her face and share that same warmth during your time at the salon. Jeannie strives to keep clients feeling welcomed, comfortable, relaxed and happy. She also keeps our staff’s schedules running smooth to ensure your visit is just perfect!

When she’s not holding our salon family together, she enjoys spending time with her own family and friends.

Amy

Master Stylist

Never afraid to step outside the box, Amy has been providing creative styles to her clients for over fifteen years. She loves the vintage era, however her focus is always on individual clients’ life and style. Amy has a vast knowledge of product and all of the newest techniques, constantly educating herself on the latest trends through her attendance of advanced classes and hair shows and then sharing that knowledge with her fellow stylists. Her specialties include naturally curly hair, smoothing treatments and dimensional colors. She is also great at suggesting products that not only help you achieve the style you desire, but also provide the proper treatment for your hair.

She keeps busy outside of the salon tending to her family including a two-year-old, reading and checking out old cars.

Click here to view Amy gallery of style.

Professional Training:

  • Redken® Exchange New York
  • Redken® Symposium in Las Vegas
  • Redken® Spring & Fall Hair Shows
  • Pureology®: Pure Advanrage
  • Summit Associate Training
  • Michael Cole Professional Development Classes
  • Heads Up Boot Camp

Jessica

Master Stylist

Jessica loves cosmetically transforming self images and making people feel better about themselves every day. She applies this to her daily life as well, living a healthy lifestyle and even making a lot of her own cleaning and skincare products. Her ongoing commitment to training helps her stay on top of the latest styles, color treatments and techniques. Jess’s clients appreciate that she takes the time to discuss your vision for your hair, your lifestyle and styling techniques before you decide together on the best style for you. Her specialties are color and short styles.

When she’s not at Heads Up Salon or busy making her own healthy lifestyle products, she’s home tending to her family, including two children.

Click here to view Jessica's gallery of style.

Professional Training:

  • Vici Beauty School
  • Redken® Exchange New York
  • Redken® Spring & Fall Hair Shows
  • Heads Up Boot Camp

Janet

Master Stylist

For over four decades, Janet has been able to say that she truly does love what she does for a living! Passionate about hair and meeting new people, she has built up a loyal clientele during her career and yet looks forward to having a new client sit in her chair. Her kind heart and sense of humor has deemed her the nickname “precious”. Her specialties include hair cutting, coloring and permanents.

When she’s not fulfilling her passion as a stylist, she is always out looking for entertainment and exploring new places in Milwaukee.

Professional Training:

  • City College of Cosmetology
  • Redken® Spring & Fall Hair Shows
  • Heads Up Boot Camp

Krysti

Master Stylist

Krysti is fearless when it comes to cutting and coloring hair and is just the stylist you’re looking for if you are wanting a makeover! Her peers describe her as trendy, compassionate and a great communicator – three qualities that define her as a stylist. She stays on top of all of the latest trends through various trainings, both in-salon and out-of-salon and loves applying those learnings to her clients. With over thirteen years of experience, she’s transformed a number of her clients' looks and always looks forward to meeting new clients. Her specialties include color and long-layered techniques.

From time-to-time, you may catch her dancing at concerts and outdoor events (or maybe even in the salon)!

Click here to view Krysti's gallery of style.

Professional Training:

  • Vici Beauty School
  • Redken® Exchange New York
  • Redken® Specialist Program
  • Redken® Spring & Fall Hair Shows
  • Heads Up Boot Camp

Ava

Senior Stylist

Ava brings tons of energy to her work every day! A self-proclaimed socialite, she loves trying new things and meeting new people, which ultimately led her to become a stylist. She joined Heads Up Salon after graduating from VICI Beauty School and has quickly elevated her career, attending advanced training classes and various Redken® fashion events to stay on top of the latest trends. Her specialty is extensions, though she has gained fame amongst her clients for providing a variety of great services and for being the only left-handed stylist in the salon.

It’s no surprise that outside of the salon, Ava loves checking out the newest and trendiest places both in town and when traveling.

Click here to view Ava's gallery of style.

Professional Training:

  • Vici Beauty School
  • Redken® Exchange New York
  • Redken® Specialist Program
  • Redken® Symposium in Las Vegas
  • Redken® Spring & Fall Hair Shows
  • Heads Up Boot Camp

Allie

Senior stylist

With a passion for fashion, an outgoing and honest personality and a smile that lights up the salon, Allie is a great stylist with a creative vision she loves to share. Her ongoing commitment to training, including the Redken® Symposium and the Redken® fall and spring hair shows, helps her stay on top of the latest techniques and hair trends as they appear on the fashion scene. Her specialties are blondes and highlighting, but has attracted a variety of clients during her seven year career at Heads Up Salon.

When she’s not hard at work, she’s busy applying her creativity to doing crafts and of course, keeping up on current fashion trends via her addiction to shopping.

Click here to view Allie's gallery of style.

Professional Training:

  • Vici Beauty School
  • Redken® Symposium
  • Redken® Spring & Fall Hair Shows
  • Michael Cole Professional Development Classes
  • Heads Up Boot Camp

Lisa

Senior Stylist

Known for her forever changing hair color, Lisa is a youthful stylist with a willingness to step outside the box. She recently completed Vici Beauty School and is anxious to begin furthering her professional training, knowing she’s found her passion in helping bring a sense of confidence to people’s appearance when they leave her chair. Her specialties include makeovers.

Lisa is always on the go and tends to know someone everywhere she goes. When she’s not working, she’s traveling and making the most out of life.

Click here to view Lisa's gallery of style.

Professional Training:

  • Vici Beauty School
  • Heads Up Boot Camp
  • Redken® Symposium Las Vegas
  • Michael Cole Class

Maria

Advanced Stylist

The newest member of the Heads Up team, Maria recently completed Vici Beauty School and is thrilled to be part of the team! She’s part of a big family, so she’s an expert at building relationships and loves that part of her job as a stylist. Her specialties include professional cuts on top of Brazilian Blowouts! When she’s not at the salon or out learning the newest techniques at ongoing training courses, you may just run into her at all of the fun events in our city as she loves to hit them all. Let Maria help you look and feel great about yourself with a fresh new style.

Click here to view Maria's gallery of style.

Professional Training:

  • Vici Beauty School
  • Heads Up Boot Camp
  • Redken® Principles of Design
  • Fourstar Styling Techniques