Intuitive, driven, and passionate: three words that define the artistry of Renee Feldman. After 20 years of experience, Renee turned her self-built wedding career into a brick and mortar salon. Renee has earned a reputation for being Chicago’s most sought after bridal hair stylist, working with top event coordinators and VIP guests at the most exclusive hotels including The Four Seasons, Trump Hotel and The Waldorf-Astoria Chicago. Her work has been published in Chicago Brides, Modern Luxury Weddings, Inside Weddings, Brides Chicago, Style Me Pretty and Michigan Avenue Magazine. Her portfolio includes working with celebrities including Sharon Stone, Fran Drescher, Ivanka Trump, and Gloria Steinem. Renee has an intuitive way of working with her clients and prides herself on knowing what her clients want often before they know it themselves. This comes from her extensive background in bridal hair and her personal life experiences. In her off-season, Renee travels to the most remote and exotic places around the world to gather new insight on beauty. It helps her to understand people and see the uniqueness in everyone. She brings a calming and passionate style to her work, both as an experienced hair stylist and a bridal expert. Dolly, the labradoodle, is the newest addition to Renee’s family. If you’re looking for a talented, self-made expert, book with Renee!
Sarah Kinser, Styling Team
Studious, natural, and proficient: three words that define the artistry of Sarah Kinser. With years of experience working one-on-one with Chicago’s elite brides, Sarah has become the head of Renee Feldman Salon’s wedding department. She focuses on building her client’s confidence with their hair through product education. Her main goal is to make sure her clients know how to continue to keep their style looking fresh between appointments by making sure they have the right products and tools for their lifestyle. Her professional offerings include styling, hair cuts, bridal, extensions, and on demand services. Sarah graduated from Paul Mitchell the School Chicago, and continues her education through classes hosted by Great Lengths and Hair Talk. She has also traveled to London to train at the Vidal Sassoon Academy. Traveling to Europe and studying their beauty cultures gave her a love for natural and effortless beauty. Her clients have been seen in Inside Weddings and Modern Luxury Brides. Sarah’s approach to design ensures each and every client an attentive and caring consultation, an original look to match their style and personality, and the right product knowledge to keep their hair looking salon fresh, even when they’re at home .
Nicole Passolano, Styling Team
Classic, chic, and precise: three words that define the artistry of Nicole Passolano. With an expert background in modern haircuts with all types of texture, Nicole has built a reputation for big hair transformations in Chicago. Her talents include styling, hair cuts, extensions, and on demand services. In her role as the Renee Feldman Salon most well traveled stylist, she brings a European approach to her work. Nicole has traveled all over the world seeking inspiration, and absorbing influences in European and French cultures. Her education includes training with Chicago’s top stylists, an internship at Harpo Studio, and classes hosted by Hair Talk Extensions, and Keratin Complex. Her work has been featured in Allure Magazine, Modern Luxury Brides, The Knot, People Magazine, Giuliana and Bill, Chicago Social Brides, and US Weekly. Nicole takes pride in learning about her client’s personality and style to create the best look for them. She enjoys spending time with her family and her English lab, Frankie.
Molly McGinnis, Styling Team
Glam, Confident, and Thorough: three words that define the artistry of Molly McGinnis. She was born in the south side of Chicago, educated in Savannah, Georgia, and now you can find her in the heart of the Gold Coast at Renee Feldman Salon. With a seasoned background in men’s cuts and glamorous blowouts, Molly has built a reputation for precision and big transformations. She takes pride in her classic approach to hair, “I love old school beauty mixed up with modern trends.” Molly loves corrective cutting, she can completely transform a bad haircut without sacrificing the length. Molly has trained with Chicago’s Top Stylists formal education program and is American Wave Certified. She has continued her education by taking classes with Hair Talk Extensions, Keratin treatments, Cameo Beauty Academy, Redken Premier School. Mollys attention to detail and eye for precision has stemmed from her training in Classic British cutting, Advanced French cutting, and Nick Arrojo Razor cutting. French cutting training taught her to use the hair to accentuate features rather than cover them up. The results are a soft, feminine, face framing. Molly’s work has been seen on the cover of NS Magazine and was featured in 3 page spread in Chicago Social magazine. No matter the situation, Molly treats all of her clients with the same attention!
Brooke Ingram, Styling Team
Perfection, passionate, professional: three words that define the artistry of Brooke Ingram. With a seasoned background in classic cutting and long-hair styles, Brooke has a built a reputation for excellence in Chicago and beyond. In her role as the Renee Feldman Salon Extension Department Director, she brings an innate sense of creativity to her work, both as a stylist and an educator, graduating numerous assistants to the cutting floor over the last 16 years. Her services include haircuts, styling, bridal, extensions, and on demand services. She has received formal education from top salon programs including Vidal Sassoon London, Great Lengths, and Hair Talk Extensions. Brooke’s work has been seen on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Modern Salon, The Chicago Tribune, The Sun Times, A TLC Makeover Story, Chicago PD, and Modern Luxury Brides. She has a broad celebrity clientele, including Marlie Matlin. When Brooke is outside of the salon, you can find her snuggling on her couch with her Yorkie, Binny. Brooke’s approach to design ensures each and every client a thoughtful and measured consultation, an innovative look to match their unique styles and tastes, and top-notch service that doesn’t end when you leave the salon.
Detailed, flexible, and trendy: three words that define the artistry of Tina Tobar. With an experienced background in redefining hair, Tina has built a reputation for creating a picture of healthy and nourished hair for every client that sits in her chair. In her role as a Renee Feldman Salon stylist, colorist, bridal, and extensions expert, she brings a wide range of talent to her work. Tina also offers on demand services, traveling to her clients, not only in Chicago, but all over the country. Tina has worked to continue her education through classes hosted by Behind the Chair, Great Lengths Cold Fusion Extensions, Hair Talk & Hot Heads Tape-Ins Extensions, Diva Curl and Heather Chapman Bridal & Advanced Braiding. She prides herself on keeping up with the latest trends by visiting the top salon blogs and social media outlets. She has worked with a wide range of celebrities including Ariana Huffington, Katie Holmes, Fran Drescher, make-up artist Bobbi Brown, George Kotsiopoulos, a runway show with Victor Skrebneski, Larry King, Monica Raymund, Chrissy Teigen, Jennifer Arnold, Paula Zahn, Kate Walsh, Sam Talor-Johnson, and Stella Arroyave. Tina’s approach to design ensures her clients will leave with a fresh, trendy look. Her clients have been seen in Voyage Chicago, Wonder and Awe, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Social, Modern Luxury Weddings, Marquette Avenue Events, Inside Weddings, Michigan Avenue Brides, Chicago Splash, and Chicago Fire. If you’re looking for a fresh new look, contact Tina today! Be sure to ask her about her two Brussel Griffons that she was inspired to get from the movie, As Good As it Gets.
Three words to describe the artistry of Meg: bohemian, spontaneous, and charismatic. Megan is known for her work behind the chair while also balancing being a major part of the RFS freelance team. She thrives when working in different environments, which explains why she loves interacting with new clients everyday. Meg loves to hustle - the fast pace energy of working with on demand clients is one of her favorite parts of being a hairstylist. Her creative mind flows best in lively surroundings. While working weddings she loves going to high end hotels such as the Four Seasons, the Ritz Waldorf, the Drake Peninsula, the Standard Club, and the Renaissance.
Meg found her passion early in life. She earned her cosmetology license from Paul Mitchell the School when she was just 18. She knew she had a gift for bringing out the beauty effortlessly in the people around her. Her quirky charm and honest opinion is loved by her clientele, which she has built for almost 10 years. Her free spirited vibe helps clients relax and trust her vision. Bridal hair, blowouts, and glamorous hair styling have become her most popular work. She truly believes in order to have a proper quality haircut you need to the blowout to back it up. Dry cutting and perfecting the shape after the hair is blown dry correctly gives her the platform for a precise detailed cut. In her down time, Meg loves going to the beach. You can find her sitting at the lake early in the morning to balance her soul.
Iconic, Haute Couture, Innovative: three words that define the artistry of Leslie Shores. Being a Balayage and Color Specialist allows her to be an artist-all while giving her clients customized hair color that’s just for them. Matching clients’ hair color to their skin tone, eye color, natural hair color, lifestyle, and personality guides her in creating the perfect look. Being in the industry for fifteen years Leslie has built a reputation for being Chicago's most sought after Balayage experts. She loves combining fashion & hair and has been dubbed the Queen of Balayage. Originally, Leslie graduated from an advanced three year color training program and has trained under some the best Colorist in Chicago & Nashville. Being Head of Color at Renee Feldman Salon, Leslie is dedicated to continuing her education by learning from professionals all over the world. She is classically trained in french Balayage. She has studied at the L'oreal Academy in Rome, Italy. Trained at L'oreal academies in New York, L.A., and Chicago with Nancy Braun, DJ Mcginley, Jay Vosper, & Kaz Amor. Completed the ABC two week color theory at the Vidal Sassoon Academy, Santa Monica. Sunlights Balayage training with Candy Shaw. Mane Addicts extended education with Tracey Cunningham and Jen Atkin in Beverly Hills. BTC Color Theory with Justin Anderson of Chris McMillian Salon. Not only has Leslie learned from the best, she has inspired the best, by recently being featured in CS Magazine under "Best of" Chicago 2017. She has also been featured in Allure, Real Simple, Red book, Behind the Chair, Skirt, Refinery29, Stylecaster, Glossed and Found, Daily Makeover, Racked, Pop Sugar City, Examiner, and the Chicago Tribune. Leslie’s good taste mixed with high level of skill allows her to make clients look natural, organic, and keep their hair as healthy as possible. Her goal is to bring style, creativity, and art to every client -through her craft.
Cultural, indigenous, and mastered: three words that describe the artistry of Josh Shores. With a seasoned background in hair color transformation for 18 years, it is no wonder that Josh has been dubbed the King of Balayage in the Chicagoland area. Josh began his career in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. He is constantly transforming and continuing his education in hair color. He has attended the L'Oreal Soho Academy Balayage Certification Program, and trained under Balayage elites such as Nancy Braun and Candy Shaw Codner. In addition to training under Nancy and Candy, he was listed along side them in Behind the Chair Magazine as “the Transition Artist.” Josh’s work has been featured in Instyle Magazine, W Magazine, Health Magazine, Chicago Magazine, OK! Magazine, Behindthechair.com the raw issue Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Health.com, and Manupchicago.com. Josh is known for his huge case of wanderlust. He finds most of his inspiration from his travels. Along with travel comes the influence of different fashion and architecture of different people around the world. He brings what he learns from his travels back to Chicago for a fresh twist on his client’s hair color. Josh’s beautiful work has caught the eye of celebrities such as Yolandi Visser, Pamella Roland, and Diane Howard. He lives for beautiful hair, fashion, and creative culture.