About our Salon

We at amber/waves pride ourselves in our commitment to succeed within our industry and with you. Enthusiasm is a state of mind.

Shannon’s Story

I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and both of my parents had their hands in hair. My mom was a stylist in the early 1960’s era of very coufirred hair using wig pieces and lots of bobby pins. My dad worked as a barber in the 1940’s era of very clean, military style cuts with lots of waxes. I always had the desire and the dream to become a hairdresser.

I grew up as a child of the “his, hers and ours,” story like the children of today in a blended family. I graduated high school in 1987 and 2 weeks later, moved to Davenport, Iowa and attended the Capri Cosmetology College. Upon graduating, I moved back to Cedar Rapids for about 6 months. My friend had a connection to a salon in Naperville, IL. The two of us came to the interview and before I even said yes, we had our bags packed and were moving into an apartment in Naperville, IL.

I worked for Zano’s Hair Salon for 6 years and have much appreciation for the owner, Denise Provenzano. She was an amazing mentor. The 6 years I spent at Zano’s were instrumental in my growth period of hairdressing and life. I believe you should always cherish everything brought to you, good or bad, learn from it and move forward. I left Zano’s to open Amber Waves in 1996. As the years have shown, I have put my love for hairdressing into my business and my staff. I am very proud to say we have done it and we will keep moving forward. I want to thank my mentors, my mom and dad, Denise Provenzano and Geno Stampora for their support and guidance. My greatest thanks goes to my 2 wonderful children, Magee and Sam.

Our Stylists

We are proud to be an exclusive Bumble & bumble salon. Our stylists receive continuing education quarterly at the Bumble University in New York City.

Shannon

 Owner & Stylist

My Schedule

Tuesday: 8am – 7pm

Thursday: 8am – 5pm

My Bio

I decided to open Amber Waves at the age of 26. For me, this was a dream I had had since I was a little girl. I jumped in with both feet, full of excitement and motivation. Since graduating from beauty college, I have been fortunate enough to have been trained by many of the best professionals in the industry. I was honored in 2019 to be inducted into Intercoiffure, the most elite group of hairdressers in the world. When I reflect upon the many years the salon has been open, what I cherish the most is my amazing staff. Valuing these relationships helps keep the dream alive! I can’t thank our fabulous clientele enough for all their patronage throughout the years. After all this time, I still love my days behind the chair, continuing my dreams of being a hairdresser.

Sami

 Stylist

My Schedule

Tuesday: 10am – 7pm

Friday: 10am – 4pm

Every other Saturday: 9am – 3pm

My Bio

When it comes to my craft and industry, my passion is through the roof. I strive to give the best service to every client that sits in my chair. I always give a full-service experience that will exceed all your expectations! I love education, so I’m always taking classes to succeed. As one of our educators, I train our junior stylists to succeed not only behind the chair but personally as well. Some of my favorite services include advanced color, barbering techniques, and razor cutting.

Jessica

 Stylist

My Schedule

Monday: 12pm – 9pm

Friday: 9am – 6pm

Saturday: 8am – 6pm

Sunday: 10am – 5pm

My Bio

I graduated from Triccoci University in 2015 and continue to grow my skills through various educational training and classes. I strive to always put my best effort into each client to make them feel comfortable and receive the best service. My favorite part of any service is seeing my clients leave looking and feeling their best!

Allie

 Stylist

My Schedule

Monday: 1pm – 9pm

Tuesday: 10am – 7pm

Saturday: 8am – 6pm

Sunday: 10am – 5pm

My Bio

I have been a licensed cosmetologist since 2019. My passion for creativity and the ability to make my clients feel confident is why I love the beauty industry. To provide my clients with the most personalized salon experience, I am continually gaining education by learning new and modern techniques. I strive to be innovative, fun, and always my best self. Some of my favorite services include blonding, balayage, custom color, and cutting. I look forward to making you feel even more beautiful!

Anastasia

 Stylist

My Schedule

Every other Friday: 9am – 6pm

Saturday: 8am – 6pm

Sunday: 10am – 5pm

My Bio

I love all things hair, but what I truly love the most is making each guest who sits in my chair feel beautiful and confident. A few of my favorite services to provide are- blonding services, cutting, extensions, and blowouts. I love taking as many classes as possible, always learning new techniques to strive to be the best version of myself within this career! When I’m not working, I love to travel, try new restaurants, and spend time with friends and family!

Becky

 Stylist

My Schedule

Tuesday: 10am – 7pm

Thursday: 9am – 6pm

Friday: 10am – 6pm

My Bio

I began my hair journey in 1980, and I have an ageless spirit with so much passion for this industry. I specialize in customizing hair designs that will enhance and suit my clients, watching their lives transform before my eyes. I love to create a personal experience for every client! I was a former Paul Mitchell educator and I’m currently a current Bumble & bumble Network educator.I believe in never-ending education, taking advanced classes at the Bumble & bumble University. I love my faith, friends, family, nature, and my dogs!

Britt

 Stylist

My Schedule

Tuesday: 10am – 7pm

Thursday: 10am – 9pm

Friday: 9am – 6pm

Once a month Saturday: 8am – 5pm

My Bio

Making every person recognize their beauty and feel special is a powerful gift. From my immense passion for the industry and my strong communication skills, you’ll know you found your stylist from the moment you meet me. I pride myself on creativity, artistry, a witty sense of humor, and making you feel like family. My training has included multiple classes at Bumble & bumble University, as well as working as a regional product consultant in Tennessee and Kentucky. I am trained in Bumble & bumble, Schwarzkopf, and Aveda. I work as one of our in-house educators as well, working to shape the minds of new stylists. My favorite things are my dogs, Swayze & Kaner, concerts, and my friends & family.

Elissa

 Stylist

My Schedule

Monday: 1pm – 9pm

Friday: 9am – 6pm

Saturday: 8am – 6pm

Sunday: 10am – 5pm

My Bio

My passion for creativity and making clients’ natural beauty pop is what brought me into the beauty industry. I strive to make every one of my clients feel like their best and true selves, starting with their hair! I strive to learn every day to give each client a custom look that is unique to their wants and needs!

I love to give a full-service experience starting with a beautiful color, fresh cut, and smooth blow-dry finish! My favorite services include balayage, blonding, and gray touch-ups.

Erin

 Stylist

My Schedule

Tuesday: 10am – 2pm

Thursday: 10am – 7pm

My Bio

I am a passionate hairstylist who has been trained extensively at Bumble & bumble University. I have attended multiple classes in razor cutting, as well as advanced coloring techniques. My favorite Bumble & bumble products are Hairdressers Invisible Oil Primer, Hairdressers Invisible Oil Texture Spray, and Spray de Mode. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my 2 kids, 2 dogs, and my husband.

Jacki

 Stylist

My Schedule

Wednesday: 10am – 6pm

Thursday: 10am – 7pm

My Bio

My love for special occasion hair is what made me so passionate about this career and has now become one of my specialties. I started in this industry in 2005, training in the French techniques of cutting hair; I pride myself on precision haircuts. By attending Bumble & bumble University multiple times, I have enhanced my education in razor cutting, blowouts, and much more. In 2017, I became a Bumble & bumble Network educator. I love teaching what I have learned over the years. On my days off you can find me with my kids, checking out new restaurants, and hanging out with friends and family.

Mel

 Stylist

My Schedule

Wednesday: 11am – 7pm

Thursday: 10am – 8pm

Friday: 10am – 5pm

My Bio

I love to approach the hair with an organic, completely tailored vibe. No head of hair is the same and I pride myself in giving each of my clients a look that suits them individually.

Whether you’re in for a simple refresh or a complete makeover, I always give a thorough consultation leaving my client at ease. I have been behind the chair since 2011 and a few of my specialties include bridal hair, custom cutting, and all blonding services. My blonding services include custom foil placements and balayage for a natural seamless grow-out. I have attended multiple classes at Bumble & bumble University and I am a network educator for our salon. When it comes to hair the creative possibilities are endless; I can’t wait to have you in my chair!

Micheala

 Stylist

My Schedule

Monday: 1pm – 9pm

Thursday: 10am – 7pm

Friday: 9am – 6pm

Saturday: 8am – 6pm

Sunday: 10am – 5pm

My Bio

I want everyone to look and feel their best while in my chair. My favorite part of being a hairstylist is my ability to increase my client’s confidence by doing something I love. Since 2021, I have been working behind the chair fulfilling all these dreams. Balayage has always been a favorite service of mine since I love to paint, whether it’s hair, canvas, or walls! I also love animals and will talk about everything from going to the zoo, to the dogs that walk by the salon, and of course, all my pets!

Molly

 Stylist

My Schedule

Wednesday: 12pm – 9pm

Thursday: 12pm – 9pm

Friday: 9am – 6pm

Every other Saturday: 9am – 5pm

My Bio

My main goal as a hairstylist is to have my guests feel comfortable and obsessed with their new hairstyle. One of my all-time favorites is balayage; my approach is unique to each client while keeping their hair healthy. Some of my other favorite services include; updos, grey coverage, baby lights, and beach waves. After attending Bumble & bumble University in New York, I have expanded my knowledge of both men’s and women’s haircuts. I take pride in creating the look you desire!

I prefer to keep busy, so I have taken on the role of Social Media Manager at the salon. I also work as one of our educators, passing on knowledge that I have learned throughout the years.

Natalia

 Stylist

My Schedule

Monday: 1pm – 9pm

Sunday: 10am – 5pm

My Bio

My cosmetology journey started when I lived in the Ukraine. I have always had a passion for hair color, haircuts, and styles. The hair is my canvas and I love to create vibrant, colorful masterpieces. While fashion colors are my passion, I thrive in every hair color technique! I also offer scalp services and extensions. My joy in this industry is never hidden, I am always excited to put in the work to make your hair extra beautiful!

Nicole

 Stylist

My Schedule

Tuesday: 11am – 9pm

Friday: 9am – 6pm

My Bio

Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved doing hair. Being a beauty stylist in the beauty industry has been a dream. I love to give my clients an unforgettable experience from start to finish, listening to their wants and needs. Some of my favorite services include- haircuts, grey coverage, and highlights. I love continuing my education to be able to learn different techniques and skills. I look forward to seeing you in my chair!

Rima

 Stylist

My Schedule

Wednesday: 9am – 7pm

My Bio

I have been in this industry since 2008, specializing in multiple color techniques as well as Keratin Treatments. One of my biggest passions is hair extensions, I offer a wide variety of methods ranging from hand-tied, keratin bonds, I-tips, and tape extensions for all different hair textures. I like to analyze my clients’ hair and lifestyle to see which method would fit them best. I always tell my clients “extensions will change your life!”

Sara

 Stylist

My Schedule

Tuesday: 12pm – 9pm

Wednesday: 2pm – 9pm

Friday: 12pm – 9pm

Once a month Saturday: 9am – 6pm

My Bio

I joined the Amber Waves team when I was only 16 years old. Throughout the years, I have continued to expand and advance my talents. I specialize in advanced foiling techniques, balayage, and complete gray coverage. As one of the salon educators, I enjoy sharing my knowledge of advanced techniques with all new stylists. When I’m not working, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my friends.

Sasha

 Stylist

My Schedule

Wednesday: 10am – 8pm

Thursday: 10am – 8pm

My Bio

I love being able to go above and beyond to bring clients top-notch service. I have extensive training that has brought me grand success for myself and my clients. I am a certified Redken colorist, Bumble & bumble educator, certified extension specialist, and a Schwarzkopf Professional ask expert. I’m a very detail-oriented master colorist, an expert in consultations, and have a deep knowledge of all color techniques. I have trained from coast to coast and have had the privilege to work fashion week! My specialties include blonding, gray coverage, specialty hair color, balayage, color-melting, baby lights, and much more!

Sydney

 Stylist

My Schedule

Monday: 1pm – 9pm

Wednesday: 2pm – 9pm

Once a month Saturday: 8am – 6pm

Sunday: 10am – 5pm

My Bio

Some of my favorite services include- natural curly haircuts and styles, special occasion styles, waxing, and makeup services. I believe that as a hairstylist you are always in a learning stage, so I love to take classes to further my knowledge and skill! I strive to give my clients the information they need to guide them toward realistic goals for their salon visits. As I advance through my career I hope to grow and learn alongside my clients to make them feel and look their best.

Shannon’s Story

I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and both of my parents had their hands in hair. My mom was a stylist in the early 1960’s era of very coufirred hair using wig pieces and lots of bobby pins. My dad worked as a barber in the 1940’s era of very clean, military style cuts with lots of waxes. I always had the desire and the dream to become a hairdresser.

I grew up as a child of the “his, hers and ours,” story like the children of today in a blended family. I graduated high school in 1987 and 2 weeks later, moved to Davenport, Iowa and attended the Capri Cosmetology College. Upon graduating, I moved back to Cedar Rapids for about 6 months. My friend had a connection to a salon in Naperville, IL. The two of us came to the interview and before I even said yes, we had our bags packed and were moving into an apartment in Naperville, IL.

I worked for Zano’s Hair Salon for 6 years and have much appreciation for the owner, Denise Provenzano. She was an amazing mentor. The 6 years I spent at Zano’s were instrumental in my growth period of hairdressing and life. I believe you should always cherish everything brought to you, good or bad, learn from it and move forward. I left Zano’s to open Amber Waves in 1996. As the years have shown, I have put my love for hairdressing into my business and my staff. I am very proud to say we have done it and we will keep moving forward. I want to thank my mentors, my mom and dad, Denise Provenzano and Geno Stampora for their support and guidance. My greatest thanks goes to my 2 wonderful children, Magee and Sam.

Proud Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Member

Proud Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Member

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is the largest suburban Chamber in Illinois with an active membership of 1,100 organizations of every size and from every sector. The NACC promotes economic growth and advocacy in Naperville and the region. For its efforts in promoting free enterprise and the business community, the Chamber has been recognized with 5-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.