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 Staff

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

Mel

 Stylist

My Schedule

Wednesday: 11am – 8pm

Thursday: 11am – 8pm

Friday: 10am – 5pm

Saturday: 10am – 4pm

My Bio

I love to approach hair with an organic, completely tailored vibe. No head of hair is the same & 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 clients at ease to relax & enjoy their service. I have been behind the chair since 2011 and a few of my specialities include, bridal hair, custom cutting and any & all blonding services including custom foil placement & balayage for a natural, seamless grow out. I have attended multiple classes at Bumble’s flagship salon in New York and am now currently an in house network educator. When it comes to hair the creative possibilities are endless. I can’t wait to have you in my chair.

Becky

 Stylist

My Schedule

Tuesday: 9:30am – 5pm

Thursday: 11am – 8pm

Friday: 10am – 6pm

My Bio

I began my hair journey in 1980, and I have an ageless spirit with an endless 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 a current Bumble&bumble Network educator. I believe in never ending education, taking many advanced classes at the University of Bumble&bumble. I love my faith, friends, family, nature, and my dogs.

Rima

 Stylist

My Schedule

Wednesday: 10am – 9pm

Friday: 9am – 5pm

Saturday: 9am – 5pm

My Bio

I have been in this industry since 2008, specializing in multiple color techniques. I have mastered the art of balayage, foiling with different materials, and fashion shades of all sorts. One of my biggest passions is extensions, as I offer a wide variety of extension types. I have an eye for placement, texture, and style. Another service I offer my daily clientele is Keratin Treatments. Allowing my clients to have an overall manageable style. I always tell my clients, “they will change your life!”.

Britt

 Stylist

My Schedule

Tuesday: 10am – 7pm

Wednesday: 10am – 9pm

Friday: 9am – 6pm

Saturday: 9am – 5pm

My Bio

Making every person recognize their own beauty and feel specialis a powerful gift. From my immensepassion for the industry and my strong communication skills, you’ll know you found your stylist from the moment you meet me. I pride myself in creativity, artistry, 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 Bumble&bumble, Aveda, and Schwarzkopf trained and retain my position as an In-House educator. My favorite things are my dogs; Swayze & Kaner, concerts, and my friends & family.

Erin

 Stylist

My Schedule

Wednesday: 9am – 3pm

Thursday: 10am – 8pm

My Bio

I am a passionate hairstylist who has been trained extensively at Bumble&bumble University. I have attended multiple classes in razor cuttings 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.

Monica

 Stylist

My Schedule

Wednesday: 3pm – 9pm

Saturday: 9am – 6pm

My Bio

After being trained by multiple industry professionals, I bring a wide variety of skills to the table. I especially love working with curly hair; cutting, coloring, and doing Keratin Smoothing Treatments which gives them lots of options to maintain their manes. I have a strong background in color, offering “sun-kissed” looks while leaving the hair in optimum condition. I strive to get you the look you desire!

Alaina

 Stylist

My Schedule

Monday: 1pm- 8pm

Wednesday: 3pm – 9pm

Friday: 10am – 4pm

Saturday: 9am – 6pm

My Bio

I love using my outgoing and honest personality to allow myself to connect with all my guests to build lasting relationships. I have made it a point to be versatile with all hair types. I have taken numerous classes and have even taught younger colorists. My passion for learning and teaching has made me a strong asset to this profession. I love to make ideas come to life with the correct process to keep your hair healthy. With my curious and adventurous personality, I am a true product connoisseur. I want to know what works best for my clients and various hair types so I can provide the best Bumble&bumble products. I love that I found a career that allows me to be my hippie-soul self!

Allie

 Stylist

My Schedule

Monday: 10am – 8pm

My Bio

I have been a licensed cosmetologist since 2019. I am eager to continue my education so I can give clients the most personal salon experience. I strive to be innovative, fun and always my best self. Providing my guests with the full salon experience is my main priority! My favorite services to offer include; blonding, gray coverage and men’s cuts.

Sara

 Stylist

My Schedule

Tuesday: 12pm – 9pm

Thursday: 12pm – 9pm

Saturday: 8am – 6pm

My Bio

I joined the Amber Waves team when I was just 16 years old. Throughout the years I have continued to expand and advance my talents. I hold myself to a high standard when it comes to professionalism and I feel that I am very personable. It’s important to me that you are extremely satisfied with your service. I specialize in advanced foiling techniques, balayage and complete gray coverage. When I’m not working I enjoy traveling, attending music festivals, and spending time with my friends.

Angie

 Stylist

My Schedule

Contact for schedule

My Bio

I have always had apassion for being creative. I absolutely enjoy all things hair; whether it’s highlights, haircuts or balayage. My all time favorite is vivid color, using the hair as my canvas. I love to learn new techniques because it helps me to continue to grow in this profession. I strive for all my clients in my chair to feel beautiful and confident. Outside of work, I love my dogs, family, music and art.

Jacki

 Stylist

My Schedule

Tuesday: 9am – 3pm

Thursday: 3pm – 9pm

Friday: 9am – 5pm

Saturday: 10am – 4pm (Once a month)

My Bio

My love for special occasion hair is what made me so passionate in 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 the University of Bumble&bumble multiple times, I have enhanced my education in razor cutting, blowouts and much more. In 2017, I became a Bumble&bumble Network educator and I love teaching what I have learned. On my days off you can find me with my baby girl, checking out new restaurants or hanging out with friends and family.

Sasha

 Stylist

My Schedule

Wednesday: 10am – 8pm

Thursday: 10am – 8pm

Saturday: 9am – 5pm (Every other)

My Bio

I love being able to go above and beyond to bring clients top-notch service. I have extensive training on many levels that have brought grand success to myself and my clients. I am a certified Redken colorist, certified extension specialist, Bumble&bumble In-House educator, Schwarzkopf Professional Ask Expert and have worked fashion week. I am 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. My specialities are blonding, gray coverage, specialty hair color, balayage, color-melting, baby-lights and much more!

Laiken

 Stylist

My Schedule

Tuesday: 11am – 9pm

Friday: 9am – 6pm

My Bio

When it comes to full service, I’m your girl! From start to finish I will keep your mind at ease  by covering all concerns and expectations in our consultation. I am always striving to be the best in my craft! I have taken an extensive amount of education to bring me to this point in my career. My favorite services include; balayage, blonding and gray coverage. I am the stylist who will personalize your color placement, give you a fabulous cut, and will top it off with the best blowout! As a product junkie, I will give you the best recommendations to achieve your dream hair at home.

Molly

 Stylist

My Schedule

Wednesday: 1pm – 9pm

Friday: 9am – 6pm

Saturday: 9am – 5pm

My Bio

I am a passionate hairstylist with a love for education. My main goal is to have my guests feel comfortable in my chair and obsessed with their new look. One of my favorite things to do is balayage. My approach is unique to each client and I work to keep the hair in healthy condition. Some of my other favorite services include; gray coverage, baby-lights, and beach waves. After attending Bumble&bumble University in New York, I have expanded my knowledge in both female and male haircuts as well. I take a lot of pride in creating the look you desire!

Gabby

 Stylist

My Schedule

Monday: 1pm – 8pm

Tuesday: 3pm – 9pm

Saturday: 8am – 6pm

My Bio

I take pride in offering clients the best service from start to finish. I will take the time to listen and create the look you desire. I love completing a full service of cut and color, with a signature makeup application. I can create any makeup look from classic, natural, to any edgy look to suit any event you’re attending. Anything a beautiful bride or prom queen might envision! I have taken full advantage of all the education the salon provides and love to explore education outside of the salon as well!

Sami

 Stylist

My Schedule

Tuesday: 12pm – 9pm

Thursday: 10am – 9pm

Saturday: 8am – 4pm

My Bio

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

Alexis

 Stylist

My Schedule

Monday: 1pm – 9pm

My Bio

From the time I was in high school I knew my passion was hair and make-up. I graduated from Paul Mitchell Beauty School and I used that passion to turn my dream into reality! I’m very driven and excited about my future. My passion for learning is never ending I can’t get enough. I am well versed in all color services, make-up, and men’s cutting. My make-up skills range from glam to gore! I also offer airbrush make-up for a smooth, picture perfect finish. I truly love helping people feel absolutely beautiful. I love to travel, spend time with my family, and animals. I can’t wait to have you in my chairgiving you my best!

Noelle

 Stylist

My Schedule

Contact for schedule

My Bio

I am highly energetic, enthusiastic, and I love connecting with people. Some of my favorite services are cutting, balayage, and styling. I am always keeping up with all the new hair trends. It’s my priority to understand my client’s vision in order to truly represent their personality and bring them fresh confidence. My clients are my sunshine! I love cultivating a fun and relaxing experience at the salon. It’s my goal to inspire and uplift those around me while continuing to grow in the industry. Outside of work I love hiking, spending time with family, and snuggling my yorkipoo, Lyla.

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.