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Stylist Biographies
 
 
Fuad Handal
Fuad Handal
Owner and Designer Fuad was born in overseas in Bethlehem. During his youth, he realized that he had a natural flair for hair design. While traveling through the Middle East and Europe, he continued his pursuit for excellence in his chosen field. Fuad traveled to the United States in 1978 to expand his opportunities. He received his U.S. Cosmetology License and became a member of the National Cosmetology Association. He has traveled to many major American cities as a Platform Artist, demonstrating and sharing his stylist expertise with both national and international design artists. His European travels have also continued, and he has attended and participated in a variety of shows overseas, keeping him current in design trends for his state-side clients. He has entered numerous competitions over the years, receiving both notoriety and top awards for his excellence in hair design. Fuad continues to enjoy sharing his expertise with fellow stylists locally and around the world, but his passion is to bring the most current looks and colors to his clients here in Illinois. His greatest pleasure is having them look their best when they leave his chair, creating "happy and sassy" attitudes and unmatchable style.
Michael Steen
Michael Steen
Designer, Wig Specialist An incredibly versatile stylist with thirteen years of experience, Michael Steen has spent ten of those exciting years on staff at Fuad's Creative Hair Design. A Platform Artist for John Amico, he excels in artistic cutting and coloring. He keeps up with the latest fashion techniques and hair trends, and is constantly working to improve his skills through ongoing training and hair shows. Michael has styled hair for numerous theatrical productions in Illinois, and had the pleasure of styling Ann-Margret's hair during her Here! Now! tour. The wig specialist for Fuad's, Michael has expertise in wigs, hairpieces, and beautiful human hair extensions. He has spent over nine years working with hair replacement and theatrical wigs, and spent the 2001 season in the wig department at the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival. Michael can create virtually any look you desire for hair loss due to medical reasons, men's hairpieces, or for fashion. Find his portfolio at: www.facebook.com/stylistmichael
Meghan Albers Designer
Meghan Albers Designer
Designer Another Regency Beauty Institute graduate, Meghan Albers has a passion for the industry. Each year she attends the Midwest and Discover Hair Shows, along with local classes and training. She believes in finding the right color and cut to enhance a person's natural beauty, but doesn't shy away from using bolder color placement. She also specializes in makeup, and is trained in the Bed Head line so she can give you that special look for your next event, as well as makeup lessons.
Jamie Saban Designer
Jamie Saban Designer
Jamie came to us from San Diego, CA. After meeting, and later marrying her husband (who was serving in the Marine Corps). She left Southern California residence to join her husband's return home in Monticello, IL. Jamie is a Regency Beauty Institute graduate. Along her course to completion, she amassed a variety of accolades, to include, Student Designer, Master Designer and won 1st Place at Regency's Salon Fair. Jamie's enthusiasm for the hair industry, may only be rivaled by her passion for connecting with individuals to deliver the exact style, look, and image desired. Equally, Jamie is always willing to offer suggestions tailored to each individual, in a means of maximizing one's personal potential. She loves messing around with color and learning new techniques to keep up with the latest trends! Ultimately, Jamie's foremost goal is to showcase each person's natural beauty, ensuring that their outward image matches their inner confidence.
Amy Graef
Amy Graef
Amy Graef is a graduate of Concept College, having received their award for most promising graduate. She loves creating a style that makes her clients feel like their true self. She believes in constantly learning to better herself so that she can give her clients the best experience. She keeps up with all of the latest trends and techniques by attending the top hair shows in the Midwest and by following social media's top stylists, learning something new everyday. Amy specializes in edgy cuts and creative color, ranging from soft natural looks to vibrant rainbow hair.