MEET THE TEAM

Wendy Grantz

Owner/Stylist
20+ Years

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Favorite Thing About My Job: I love helping to make people look and feel beautiful, as well as, relaxed and rejuvenated.

Favorite Product: Aveda’s Brilliant Emollient Finishing Gloss is an amazing finishing product because it gives incredible, silky shine to the hair.

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? Spending time with my family and friends is where you will find me when I have time off.

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Ashley Drakos

Operations Manager
5+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: I enjoy working closely with our staff in order to create a happy and memorable experience for each of our clients.

Favorite Product: Caviar Smoothing Hydra-Gelee Nourishing Hair Perfector is the best because it provides a smooth, frizz-free finish with lots of shine.

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? When I have time off, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

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Bobbie Ferguson

Front Desk Manager
5+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: I am a people person, so I love interacting with clients and seeing their excitement when trying a new style or service.

Favorite Product: Jane Iredale Under Eye Concealer is perfect for those days when life makes me look too tired.

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? Spending time with my family, especially traveling with my husband.

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Debbie Hunt

Salon Coordinator
5+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: Seeing all our clients each day and getting the opportunity to know them!

Favorite Product: Aveda Hand Relief™ is the best product ever for very dry skin!

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? Reading, baking and playing with my grandkids.

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Kennedy Taylor

Salon Coordinator
5+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job:  I enjoy seeing clients come in from life’s daily stress and leave feeling rejuvenated again.   

Favorite Product: My favorite product is Pevonia’s LumaBlanc.  It moisturizes and retexturizes my skin overnight, while also treating the skin gently for even tone.

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? I enjoy weight training and helping others in their fitness journey.  I also love spending time with my family and puppy.

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Kuan Hardnett

Salon Coordinator
5+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: My absolute favorite thing about my job is giving our clients the five star Serenity experience.

Favorite Product: My favorite products would be the Farm Fresh line.  These products are wonderful for keeping dry skin hydrated and they smell amazing!

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? I enjoy spending time serving at Road to Life Church in Chesterton.

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Laurie Politano

Director of Administration & Marketing
20+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: I love the fact that Serenity is in business to “pamper” people! We live in such a fast paced society, always going in a million directions at once. When clients come to Serenity for a service or services, they are stopping for a moment to take care of themselves. I love that we are part of that!

Favorite Product: : Alterna Caviar Repair Shampoo & Conditioner are awesome for my aging, processed hair. They give me much needed moisture, without being too heavy. In addition, they also provide color hold, helping my color to last longer.

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? I enjoy reading, traveling, movies, concerts, sporting events…really anything that involves my family, friends and fun!

Salon Staff

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Amber Hanson

Senior Creative Director, Apprentice Educator & Alterna Haircare Artistic Educator
17+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: I am so lucky to do what I love! My career allows me to be creative and I always know that each day is going to be something new!

Favorite Product: Alterna Caviar Repair Shampoo and Conditioner are the best! They lock in color while also helping to maintain moisture and shine!

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? Anything that involves my loved ones and laughter!

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Amy Randolph

Creative Director – 2nd Level
20+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: It is so nice to work with such amazing co-workers and clientele! I also really appreciate working at a salon with high standards, where education is expected.

Favorite Product: I have two products that I cannot live without! Aveda Phomollient™ is awesome and works well for most hair types. Aveda Air Control™ has great hold, but is also very workable.

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? Spending time with family, working out and going for rides on our Harley!

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Beth Richardson

Nail Director
17+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: Getting to know my clients and making them feel great about themselves!

Favorite Product: CND Shellac is the best product that I have ever worked with! It lasts two weeks and sometimes even longer for my clients.

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? Traveling and spending time with my family. I enjoy spending time at the lake and making wonderful memories!

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Chelsea Pikula

Hair Designer – 1st Level & Nail Technician
8+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: I love being able to connect with each individual person and seeing their face as they look in the mirror admiring their freshly done hair!

Favorite Product: The Aveda line is always my “go to” since I attended an Aveda school.  Love, love, love their products!!!

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? I enjoy cuddling with my dogs, spending time with my husband and spending weekends at the lake.

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Erin Goodpaster

Apprentice
1+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: I love coming to a place where everyone is so nice and helpful, as well as being able to learn so much every day.

Favorite Product: My favorite product is the Bamboo Silk Brilliance Cream because it really helps smooth the hair for a beautiful blow dry and it smells amazing!

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? I enjoy being active by going to the gym and running.  I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family.

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Felicia Lorenz

Senior Hair Designer – 2nd Level & Nail Technician
12+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: Meeting new people and getting to make clients feel better about themselves!

Favorite Product: Alterna Caviar Seasilk Oil Gel really helps to reduce frizz and add shine – love it!

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? Spending time with my husband and kids. I especially love hiking at the beach!

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Gabrielle Heinold

Apprentice
1+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: I love shampooing and blow drying clients!  It gives me the chance to get my hands in hair!

Favorite Product: I love Smooth Infusion!  It makes the hair so smooth and silky.

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? I enjoy spending time with loved ones and my puppy, Ivy!

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Kate Bartley

Hair Designer – 2nd Level
7+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: I love being able to make others feel great about themselves with their appearance, all while doing what I love!

Favorite Product: Alterna Rapid Repair Spray because it instantly adds shine and moisture. It also doubles up as being a flat iron spray or finishing spray and the scent is phenomenal!

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? Spending time with my family, going on hikes with our dog, seeing new places, making crafts and playing with my daughter.

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Kayla Poort

Creative Director – 1st Level
12+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: I enjoy seeing clients leave happy with the way they look!

Favorite Product: I cannot choose just one product! In the Alterna Caviar line, I love the Multi-Vitamin Heat Protection Spray because it is a great every day leave-in treatment. I also love the Aveda Nourishing Styling Cream because it works great to smooth out frizzy hair.

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family. My son Rhett keeps my husband and I busy, but also puts a permanent smile on our faces!

Kim Saniga

Hair Designer – 1st Level, Special Occasion Styling Specialist & Nail Technician
3+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: I love seeing the look my client makes after I finish their service!

Favorite Product: Aveda’s Fill & Fix Treatment Mask is amazing! It gives my hair the much needed moisture it needs.

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? I enjoy going to yoga and barre classes…anything to keep me active! I also love spending time with friends and family.

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Mattie Gruchalski

Senior Creative Director – 2nd Level & Apprentice Educator
21+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: Working with clients and making them feel good about themselves. Helping my clients overcome the challenges they may be having with their hair.

Favorite Product: Alterna Seasilk Oil Gel is a wonderful product because it is easy to manage and gives hair hold and shine!

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? Painting projects, reading a great book or spending time with family.

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McKenzie Brown

Hair Designer – 1st Level, Special Occasion Styling Specialist & Nail Technician
1+ Year

Favorite Thing About My Job: Meeting new people and expanding my education. I love this industry!

Favorite Product: Aveda Damage Remedy™ line is fantastic because it keeps my hair looking healthy!

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family. I also love shopping!

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Melissa Piette

Creative Director – 2nd Level
12+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: Having a career that I love and enjoying my part in making clients feel good about themselves!

Favorite Product: Alterna Caviar Blowout Crème because it provides an effortless blowdry, leaving your hair smooth with great shine!

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? Volunteering at the local dog rescues, working out, going to concerts and traveling.

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Melissa Rebey

Hair Designer – 1st Level & Nail Technician
2+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: Making clients feel amazing and getting to meet new people all the time.

Favorite Product: I love cocktailing Alterna Perfect Blowout Crème & Alterna Seasilk Oil Gel because they give me the “perfect blowout.”

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? Spending time with my family and boyfriend, traveling and going to concerts.

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Nikki Griffith

Senior Hair Designer – 2nd Level , Special Occasion Styling Specialist & Nail Technician
9+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: I enjoy meeting new people and helping them with their hair needs and also in simplifying their beauty routines. I love making my clients feel glamorous!

Favorite Product: The Alterna Caviar Repair Multi-Vitamin Heat Protection Spray is the best! It is like vitamins for your hair and it protects from damage.

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? I am always trying new hair styles on family and friends. I help teach our apprentices when needed. I also enjoy hanging out with my family, going to the beach and reading.

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Paige Mulle

Hair Designer – 1st Level & Nail Technician
2+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: Making people feel beautiful!

Favorite Product: Multi-Vitamin Heat Protection Spray because it puts vitamins in your hair and protects from heat damage.

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? Going to the gym and spending time with with family and friends.

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Rachel Bonk

Hair Designer – 1st Level & Makeup Specialist
3+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: I love that this is an industry that never stops evolving! There is no limit on creativity.

Favorite Product: Every one of our ESUM makeup brushes! I love them because they do exactly what I need them to do every single time. There is a brush for everything and they just work. They have definitely improved my makeup applications, both professionally and personally!

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? Teaching dance.

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Samantha Moore

Hair Designer – 2nd Level & Nail Technician
5+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: I love getting to meet and talk with new people everyday.

Favorite Product: Bamboo Heat Protectant is the best because it provides protection against heat while also adding moisture to your hair for smoothness.

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? Working out, dog sitting, and spending time with family & friends.

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Stephanie Sherrow

Senior Nail Technician
5+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: Being able to work with an amazing group of women while doing something that I love!

Favorite Product: CND Shellac because it stays on for two weeks, dries instantly and stays shiny!

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? Spending time with my family and friends.

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Tess Barton

Apprentice
1+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: I love cutting and styling hair!  My favorite thing is seeing clients happy!

Favorite Product: I love Alterna Caviar Multi-Vitamin!  It contains a heat protectant, which helps keep your hair healthy.  It makes your hair look and feel amazing!

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? I enjoy keeping active and working out!

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Adele McCafferty

Esthetician & Makeup Artist
20+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: Meeting new people and helping them with their skin care concerns. My goal is to make my clients feel beautiful!

Favorite Product: Pevonia Marine Collagen Cream is wonderful! It is essential to restore what aging depletes from our skin and this product does just that!

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? My husband and I are very involved in our church. We try to help others in any area we can; teaching, leading and instructing others to live victorious lives!

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Alexias (Lexie) Felker

Spa Assistant
1+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: My favorite thing about my job is getting to know new people and helping to put a smile on their face!

Favorite Product: CND Shellac is my favorite product because it stays on your nails for a long time and makes them shiny.

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? I love spending time with my family!  I also enjoy going to youth events and getting to know the students.

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Amber Rodewig

Massage Therapist
5+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: I love being able to help people and seeing my clients so relaxed after their massage.

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What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and friends.  I also enjoy my other job, being a firefighter.

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Carley Heroldt

Spa Assistant
2+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: I am currently attending Excel Beauty School. Working at Serenity is awesome! It allows me to expand my education while at work. I have already learned so much from my co-workers!

Favorite Product: Aveda Damage Remedy™ has saved my hair! It is truly incredible!

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? I enjoy relaxing while watching movies with a big bowl of popcorn!

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Jackie Andrews

Spa Coordinator & Massage Therapist
10+ Years

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Juliana Rospond

Spa Director, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
13+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: Esthetics, to me, is more than helping others to look their best.  It is about enhancing the way my clients feel about themselves and encouraging them to treat themselves well.  For me, facials are a true gift of inner and outer beauty and health.  I love giving this gift!

Favorite Product: My favorite product is a serum.  The very best serums are concentrated with potent ingredients that are able to target specific skincare concerns.  Whether you are dealing with aging, acne, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, too much oil or dryness, we have the perfect serum for you.  Some of my personal favorites are Pevonia Vitaminic Concentrate and Micro-Retinol Essential Serum.

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? In my free time I enjoy anything active.  I love yoga, pilates, dance and all types of water activities.  I also love to travel and attend the theatre and musical events.  Most importantly, I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends.

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Lisa Russo

Massage Therapist
11+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: I love my clients! I enjoy working with so many people at different stages of their lives and getting to know them.

Favorite Product: Aveda Hand Relief™ and Aveda Foot Cream are incredibly hydrating! They revitalize and nourish your skin.

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? Life is nothing without those that you love. I love spending time with my husband, children, extended family and friends!

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Matt Havens

Massage Therapist
4+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: I love being able to see the progression of helping my client’s body and muscles improve and hearing how much better they feel!

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What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? I love working out, staying healthy, reading, traveling, meeting new people, sports, music, social media and personal development.

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Wendi Hurni

Massage Therapist
9+ Years

Favorite Thing About My Job: I love the ability to help my clients feel better!

Favorite Product: Sombra is amazing! It is all-natural and both the cool and warm are extremely effective.

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Time Off? I love spending time with my children.