passion is what continues to drive me to offer the best, unique services to my clients

My services are not a one age service. I have clients who want to embody more fullness after hormonal shifts, post baby mothers who have postpartum hair loss, clients who want more hair due to previous chemo treatments, or just your professional 27 year old wanting long locks. Age with extensions is not a thing.

Running three different business isn't easy, but my background taught me to take any chance I get. Growing up in a family of women who worked in the beauty industry inspired me to pursue this passion from a young age. My mom, aunt, and grandmother taught me that if I want something, I have to work for it.

After seeing something missing in my clientele services, I made it my mission to pursue my hair extension education journey. From becoming a certified extension expert, being nominated as the SKW Extension Artist of the Year, opening my chair rental extension salon "Kalon Salon & Extension Bar", and launching my own hair and lash extensions  "Kalon Extensions" - I often think...haven't I won it all?

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What's on my Resume?

in the industry for almost 11 years 

certified in extensions now for 5+ years

nominated SKW Extension artist of the year in 2019

previous extension educator

previous J Beverly Hills color educator 

previous bicoastal hairstylist (WI and AZ)

styled hair at new york fashion week

own a 7 chair rental salon in west bend, WI

creator of Kalon lash extensions and Kalon hair extensions 

Nominated and featured in Milwaukee + Phoenix KNOW book

featured in Scottsdale Magazine Women to Watch 2022

featured in 2021 Phoenix magazine top 20 people to watch

Featured in Milwaukee Magazine Beauty Section for June 2023

previous bicoastal hairstylist (WI and AZ)

NBR, Perfectress, SKW, and IBE, Platform, and Hairdreams extensions certified

If you’ve been in my chair before, you can testify not only to my predominant midwestern accent, but also my honest opinion and advice. I am extremely independent, super sarcastic and straight forward. Don’t take it personal, I’m a Leo. Friends and family may say I reveal “TMI”, but I feel that there’s no shame in hiding anything because it helps me relate to my clients. I believe that relatability is one of my best assets behind the chair. This personality of mine has allowed me to form the best relationships with my clients. Some have even become family. When not behind the chair, I love seeing the world. Funny fact: I actually hate airplanes. Greece, Vancouver, the Amalfi Coast, and Alaska are hands down the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. Don’t let me fool you though, I spend at least two weeks a year sitting on my butt on a beach with a drink in my hand. Speaking of a good drink, I can often be found substituting my scissors for wine, but I do prefer an old fashioned on a Friday night.









Went to nursing school at moraine park. Dropped out and started the cosmetology apprenticeship

Started Doing Hair At My Aunts Salon In West Bend, WI Part Time While Working Full Time At Michels. Opened My First Chair Rental Business - Hair By Shawna. Quit My Corporate Job. Started Part Time At Paul Mitchell The School Milwaukee As An Admissions Assistant And Bartended Part Time At Hon E Kor Golf Course On The Side.

became bi-coastal hairstylist between Arizona + Wisconsin. launched Kalon lash extensions, taught my first SKW extensions class, and worked at NYFW.

had my first daughter in Nov, lucca jaymes, and added  a puppy to our home, Rico.

I bought my first building which was an accounting firm that we flipped into a salon, launched Kalon hair extensions line of hidden Beaded hair, and hired my first employee as an assistant.

flipped and opened my first store front salon, Kalon Salon + Extension bar. received SKW extensions artist of the year.

Flew To Vancouver For J Beverly Hills For Color Educator Training.

Flew To Huntington Beach CA In Nov For My First Sew In Extension Training, Natural Beaded Row.

moved to Appleton + transferred to Paul Mitchell The School Green Bay. Worked As A Receptionist While In Hair School In Oshkosh + Started There As A Stylist After School. Then Went To A Larger Scale Salon As An Assistant And Then After 6 Months Moved Into A Stylist Role.

How We Got Here

Detail Oriented.




Catch Me On The Water.

Desert Obsessed.

Lucca Babe.




Enneagram 2/3.

Meiomi Wine.

Salon Flipper.


Podcast Junkie.


Travel Experiences.


the studio

Sami Backhaus

Bridal specialist

Stephanie Juech

Blonding Specialist


Gabby Smith

Blonding specialist


1193 N Main St, West Bend, WI 53090


Parking lot in the back of the building. We do have stairs in the building so if you are handicapped, there is a parking space up front and a station on the main level to accommodate these needs. 

Kalon Salon + Extension Bar 

Hours range per stylist. Closed on Sundays.

Chelsea Corday

Hard Gel & Acrylic Nail Specialist


Michelle Gruszynski

Color & Perming Specialist


Michelle's Beauty Boutique