Meet the Staff
Expertise and Artistry – All on Your Side
We’ve said it over and over again that people are the big difference when it comes to quality service. At Shear Style Inc. in Ankeny, IA, we take that wisdom to heart, and only chose the very best when it comes to stylists and team members. That process has allowed us to form a team unrivaled in expertise and dedication to customer satisfaction. Meet them below.
Shelley Starr – Salon Owner/Stylist
My career in the hair service industry began more than 25 years ago when I joined the Shear Style Inc. team upon graduation from cosmetology school. In 1995 I added salon owner to my resume and have since made it my personal goal to make Shear Style Inc. the best salon in Ankeny. I truly enjoy the time I spend with each of my guests and appreciate the opportunity to use my skills, knowledge, and creativity to make them look their best. I am so thankful for our wonderful creative staff and personally invite you to come experience what Shear Style Inc. has to offer you.
Dee Dee Janssen – Salon Owner/Stylist
I have been styling hair for over 28 years now and still love what I do. As both an owner and stylist, I want to make sure that each and every guest at Shear Style has an unforgettable experience and receives the ultimate in service and hair care. We have a very creative, knowledgeable and friendly staff that is always eager to help you look and feel your absolute best. Come in and experience Shear Style soon!
Jeannine Carey – Stylist
I have been a hair stylist for 30 years and I can honestly say I love it as much now as I did when I first started. Trends are constantly changing and I think that is what has kept things so exciting. I especially enjoy doing color services. I feel it is very important to show my guests how to recreate their look at home. I enjoy making my guests feel relaxed and refreshed. I look forward to
Megan Thorpe – Stylist
I graduated from the Professional Cosmetology Institute in the summer of 2005. I have lived in Ankeny all of my life and enjoy the chance to give back to my community. I especially like attending continuing education courses to keep up with the new and upcoming trends. I love making people look and feel their best. I look forward to meeting you.
Melissa Hooper – Stylist
As a little girl I always wanted to do hair. I was so excited to graduate from the Professional Cosmetology Institute in 1998 and have been proud to call Shear Style Inc. “HOME” ever since! Shear Style Inc. is a truly a family-oriented salon. You can bring the entire family and everyone feels welcome. After 10+years my favorite part is still making my clients feel and look beautiful. I look forward to meeting you and your family!
Regina Ernst – Stylist
Being a hair stylist allows me to be artistic, and I get to know people of all ages. My passion is helping my guests look their best, in a way that fits their own unique personality and lifestyle. I enjoy working with cuts and color, as well as performing facial waxing for my guests who would benefit from a little pampering and relaxation. I look forward to meeting you and building a relationship in the years to come.
Caitlin Elijah – Stylist
I graduated from Cosmetology School in 2010 and LOVE the industry. There are so many fun, unique ways to be your OWN person and express yourself! I enjoy color, cuts and making people look and feel their best! I can’t wait to meet you.
Melissa Ellis – Stylist
My name is Melissa, I also go by Mel. I have been doing hair for ten years and I graduated from the Salon Professional Academy now known as PCI Academy. I enjoy making all my guests look and feel their best. I hope to meet you and your family soon!
Explore Our Services
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