Owner & Stylist
Philip opened Philip Johnson Salon/Spa in 1992. Having previously trained in London, Amsterdam, and many educational institutions in the United States, Philip now focuses his time on training and promoting his service providers in their career paths, as well as, spending time behind the chair taking care of his regular clients. He has been involved in professional organizations locally and nationally and has served as educational director for the Missouri Cosmetology Association. Philip is a Level 5 stylist.
Stylist & Aveda Ambassador
Heather has worked at Philip Johnson in some capacity since 2003. After graduating from Paul Mitchell the School St. Louis in 2013, she transitioned to the stylist team. Heather is trained in Aveda color systems and cutting techniques, has studied styling techniques with Vivienne Mackinder in Los Angeles, worked with David Adams, former Aveda Global Artistic Director of Color and current owner of Red Chocolate and learned cutting techniques from Ricardo Dinis, Global Cutting Director for Aveda. Heather is a very passionate stylist and is excited to share her knowledge with her clients and provide them with an amazing salon experience. Heather is a Level 4 stylist.
Elise is a graduate of Xenon International Academy in Ballwin, MO and is American Crew Certified. Elise spent the first three years of her career working at Ulta Beauty as a makeup consultant before transitioning to the stylist team. Her time spent at Ulta gave her the opportunity to learn about and work with a lot of different brands and products, which has been very beneficial. Elise says she loves being in an industry where she can be creative and make people feel beautiful at the same time and loves doing hair color and special occasion styles the most. Elise is a Level 3 stylist.
Lindsay graduated from the Aveda Institute of Chicago in 2011 and has been working as a stylist for 8 years. She started her career in the beauty industry when she was 15 years old because she loves meeting and talking to new people and loves making people feel like “a million bucks.” Even though she excels at working with all types of hair, Lindsay loves doing cute pixie cuts and styling and cutting mens hair the most. Lindsay was born and raised in Chicago and moved to St. Louis in October 2018 with her boyfriend and dog Henry. She’s excited to get to know St. Louis better and meet new people in and around the Central West End and we’re excited to have her on our team! Lindsay is a Level 3 stylist.
Dony graduated from Tricoci University of Beauty Culture in Chicago, IL in 2012. After school, he worked as a color apprentice and has been trained and educated using Aveda color. Dony worked at a male-focused salon in Chicago as a stylist and esthetician from 2015-2017 before moving to St. Louis. When he’s not keeping up with the latest hair and grooming trends, he likes to be in his herb garden (even though his thumbs are far from green, according to him). Dony is a Level 2 stylist.
Stylist & Nail Specialist
Kailyn is a graduate of Regency Beauty Institute in Fairview Heights, IL. She has always been inspired by her grandfather, who was a barber. Through him, she developed a passion for the beauty industry and loves trying new techniques and color treatments with her guests. Along with being a certified stylist, she is also a certified nail technician, makeup artist and skin care/waxing specialist. Kailyn has extensive knowledge of Aveda products and techniques from her time working at the Aveda Experience Center at St. Louis Galleria. Most recently, Kailyn has become certified in Aveda hair color by Aveda Artist, Morine Bangle and learned cutting techniques first-hand from Aveda Creative Director Susan Ford and Aveda Global Artist Geno Chapman. Kailyn is a Level 2 stylist.
Lauren loves when she can help build confidence in her clients and give them the beautiful complexion they are looking for. Lauren is a graduate of Xenon International Academy in Ballwin, MO. While there, she developed a passion for esthetics and cosmetology and a desire to help people transform their skin. One of Lauren’s biggest passions is makeup and she learned that great makeup starts with great skin. With a lot of hands-on experience, education and skin care seminars, Lauren has refined her knowledge of skin analysis and skin correction. Lauren has extensive training in Skinceuticals, Epionce, Bio Elements, Dermalogica and Aveda Skin Rituals. In early 2017, Lauren underwent training for microblading permanent cosmetics at Occhi Institute for Lash and Brow Training in Chicago, IL.
Mesha is a graduate of Missouri College Massage Therapy Program and says “I was born with a healing touch”, which can be backed by her loyal clientele. Mesha left the field of nursing, after being pressured by her mother, to pursue a career in massage therapy. She agrees it was the best choice she could have made. Massage is her passion, and she considers herself blessed and highly favored to have found her purpose at such a young age.
Holden is a graduate of the Healing Arts Center and has over 600 hours of massage therapy training. He specializes in multiple massage therapy methods including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Reiki. He values great communication between himself and his clients and believes it is essential to getting a great massage. When he’s not helping his clients feel their best, he’s helping himself feel his best by being an avid swimmer.
Pamela has been a licensed nail tech in upscale salons/spas across the St. Louis area for over 30 years. She loves to pamper her guests and make their day a little more special. Pamela is an expert when it comes to color analysis, making sure your polish works perfectly with your skin tone and helping you pick the perfect shade for your special event or everyday look. She loves working with natural nails and has extensive experience with aromatherapy to help create a perfectly relaxing spa experience for every guest.
Guest Services Coordinator
Thomas graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2018 with a B.S. Degree in Exercise Science. He is currently attending Webster University in St. Louis in pursuit of a Masters Degree in Health Administration. Thomas loves working in the relaxing spa environment that Philip Johnson provides and really enjoys interacting with all the new people he meets every day. His goal is to provide a great experience for everyone that calls or comes into the salon.
Josh comes from a background in customer service and has worked in salons in Ohio and Missouri. He has worked in different industries but always comes back to the salon/spa world. Josh loves working at Philip Johnson Salon/Spa because of the excellent staff and amazing, loyal clients. Having clients continually coming back for services puts a smile on his face. Josh strives to make every client experience fantastic, from the moment they walk in, until the moment they walk out.
Eric graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2007 with a B.S. degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. After graduating, Eric started his own freelance business, EightOne Creative, in 2008 that now offers an array of creative services to clients around the world. Eric joined our team in 2013 and since then, we have been named a 2015 and 2018 Salon Today Top 200 Salon in the Technology category, won “Best Hair Salon” on the RFT Best of StL list and were named a 2016 STAMP (Salon Today Annual Marketing Program) Honoree for our 2016 Earth Month marketing campaign benefitting the National Audubon Society Clean Water Initiative.