Owner & Level 5 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.
“This is an award-winning salon for good reason. Phil is the best stylist you could ever find. Everyone is so nice. Their products are great.” – Kathy B.
Level 5 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 an amazing stylist! I do not let anyone else touch my hair. I have been with her for years.” – Linda C.
Level 4 Stylist
“Sarah is a remarkable stylist. I LOVE my cut and color! Excellent service and beautiful atmosphere.” – Deborah B.
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!
“Vibrant salon, Lindsay is perfect. My color and cut has already received so many complements! I’m in love and cannot recommend enough.” – Ashley W.
Level 2 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 did an amazing job! She was friendly and cut my hair exactly how I asked, providing tips and suggestions for me. She is a knowledgeable and talented stylist. The location is central, the building was very clean/stylish, the atmosphere was welcoming, and I was surprised at the reasonable prices. I will most certainly be back.” – Lindsey T.
Level 1 Stylist
Mady is a graduate of Paul Mitchell in the Central West End. During her time there, she had the opportunity to take classes with some of the top stylists in the country including Fern the Barber, Noogie Thai and John Moseley. She also had the opportunity to do hair at Shutterfest. Along with being a certified hair stylist, Mady is also a certified manicurist. Growing up, Mady always had a connection with hair and beauty. She was always playing with her sister’s hair and was dabbling in makeup by the time she could walk. Mady loves to make people smile and feel good about themselves, so entering the beauty industry was a natural fit. Mady’s favorite techniques to work on are cutting and blonde color transformations. Oh, and she LOVES doing braided hairstyles.
Level 1 Stylist
“Since I was kid I’ve been playing with my friends hair in the bathroom using stuff like kool-aid and cheap drug store color. When I was about 16 i started to think seriously about hair as career. Fast forward a few years and I’m now a licensed cosmetologist and a graduate from the Salon Professional Academy in St. Peters, MO. After graduation in 2016, I started an in-depth apprenticeship with Andrea Shumate. Under her, I honed my skills and techniques gaining real salon industry experience. In 2018, I moved to Tower Grove South, ready to start a new chapter in my life and in my career. I have serious love for being a hairstylist, doing hair really feels therapeutic to me. Getting to talk to and listen to people’s stories is amazing. Helping people feel attractive and confident just by changing their hair is a powerful thing! I love doing cuts and perms!”
Laura is a graduate of Skin Institute in St. Louis, Missouri & is trained in medical esthetics. Her love for skincare came early in her teenage years when her stepmother gave her a few “fancy department store” products to help her with her changing adolescent skin.
After a formal education in Human Services & Psychology, Laura, being a compassionate, natural born helper, decided to put her passion & knowledge in esthetics to greater use by dedicating her work life to helping others with their skincare needs. Her approach as an esthetician is one that encompasses all of the scientific technologies in esthetics combined with a caring & soothing touch. She also has a love for aromatherapy & essential oils so, working with Aveda is right up her alley. Laura says her goal with her clients is to provide them with superior service while gaining their trust as a professional & a friend. Her favorite service to give is a customized facial complete with a dermaplaning exfoliation treatment.
When Laura isn’t in the spa room, she enjoys lifting weights, cooking, searching for vintage treasures at antique malls & snuggling with her 2 cats.
“My first service experience with Laura was exceptional! The facial I received was extremely well-executed, professional and very relaxing. I highly recommend her and will be seeing her on a regular basis. She is very knowledgeable about her craft and it shows!” – Karen M.
Massage Therapist & Makeup Artist
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.
“Mesha was excellent, as usual. Her massages have been VERY helpful for the muscle spasms I’ve been experiencing.” – Marguerite G.
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.
“My husband surprised me with my first appointment today for a manicure with Pamela. I enjoyed every minute. Staff is beyond friendly and my hands are silky smooth! Scheduled to come back in 2 weeks for another manicure!” – Tiffany S.
Guest Services Coordinator
Mario has been working in the customer service field for over 10 years. A graduate of Bishop DuBourg High School in south Saint Louis, Mario studied Romance Languages and Business Management at Truman State University and at UMSL respectively. He also received extensive training in the Theatre Arts through performing with the Muny Teens at the Muny in Forest Park from 2011-2013. He prides himself in focusing on individualized experiences for every single client and he is always looking for opportunities to exceed guest expectations on a daily basis. When not at work at Philip Johnson, Mario pursues his passion for fashion and style through his own fashion consulting business. He also enjoys cooking, winery tours and spending time with his pets.
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.