Our Artists

  • Dana Louder, Owner/Educator/Stylist

    Having trained alongside many world-renowned industry icons, Dana began her career early as an integral part of the creative team for Mario Tricoci Salons, where she worked for six years. Upon her departure from Mario Tricoci, Dana served as Creative Director at the trendy, boutique salon called XEX. Today, Dana holds ownership of multiple successful salons across the Chicago land area, and has found her calling in educating and impassioning other artists.

    Dana’s lasting passion for her work in the wedding and bridal industry led her and business partner Brittani Sylvester to co-found Pin Me Up Chicago, a full-service beauty agency specializing in bridal and special occasion services. In pursuit of her aspiration to educate, Dana founded MANE MOB—a Midwest platform for hair educators and stylists—in February of 2015. Through MANE MOB, Dana is able to share her 11+ years of artistic industry expertise with other aspiring artists. Dana’s wide-ranging experience across all areas of the beauty industry has led her to become the national Artistic Director for Shuga, New York-based, high performance product line.

    Dana’s exceptional range of talents includes men’s and women’s haircutting, special occasion hair, extensions, color and keratin services, wig styling, and custom hair pieces. She is also a skilled expert in textured, curly, and ethnic hair.

    Email: msdana@manespace.com
    Phone: (312) 532-8200
    Website: DanaLouder.com

  • Kristin Henderson, Social Media/Marketing Manager

    Kristin (Krissy) is a graduate from Prairie State College and current part-time student at Columbia College Chicago where she is working toward receiving her undergraduate degree in Communication and Media Innovation. After taking courses such as Mass Communications, Public Relations Writing, Art Appreciation, Human Growth and Development, Media Ethics and Law and Contemporary Fashion to name a few, Kristin has become the glue that holds us together.

    In addition to working (full-time) and attending school (part-time), Kristin continuously assists us in expanding our brand, website development, social media management and other marketing activities.

    Leading us to believe, she’s our own personal superwoman!


    Email: sociallykc@gmail.com
    Phone: (708) 655-2751
  • Gevai, Barber

    began cutting hair at age 14- With his mother unable to afford professional barbering, Gevai was determined to aquire his own par of clippers and start cutting his own hair. By 16, he was clipping away- on his brother, friends, and neighbors.

    After seeing his talent and satisfied customers, Gevai's mom pushed him to enroll in cosmetology school and to continue cutting hair outside of her home. In 1997 Gevai began school at Harry S. Truman College, and graduated in 1 year. Soon after, he started working in a South Side barber shop, where he stayed for a year before making the move Downtown, in 2000. 15 years later and at the age of 38, Gevai is still centered, going strong, and taking care of his clients in Downtown Chicago.


    Phone: (312) 952-8014
  • James Rosko, Stylist

    James is a highly educated stylist, well-versed in all hair types and textures. While at Mane Space, James continues to set new goals for personal and professional growth including educating himself on the latest trends and techniques. He prides himself on combining his clients’ visions with his passion while applying his creative skills and knowledge to every service. He is also excited to join the ManeMob education team to continue sharing his passion with other stylists. James specializes in men and women’s hair sculpture, special occasion hairstyles, foils, single process color, as well as Bayalage and Ombre highlighting techniques.

    Book at stylebyjames.com
    Email: James@manespace.com
    Phone:(708) 217-9135


  • Toni Scott, Stylist/MUA

    Toni’s immense passion for craft combined with her artistic mind, professionally detailed eye, strong technical skills, passion for perfection, and juxtaposition in artistry has allowed her to create personalized (hair and makeup) styles ranging from natural to edgy. Extremely receptive to advanced education, Toni mastered her foundational skills through strict discipline as protégé to Donka Kuzmanovski. Toni has worked with brands such as Nike, Claire’s Accessories, Icing, CBS, and The Joffrey Ballet. By learning from the masters, teachers, and messiahs of the Beauty Industry Toni’s career is constantly advancing.

    Intuitive, empathic, passionate and well educated (human psychology, philosophy, metaphysical, natural healing, and energy work) Toni Scott is definitely one of the best in the Beauty Industry.

    Phone: (312) 608-0686


  • Dedric Deshon, Stylist

    Dedric Deshon brings 15 years of experience, passion, creativity and dedication to the hair industry. Beginning as a licensed barber, Dedric quickly fell in love with all accepts of hair design such as coloring, custom blending, highlight, lowlights, color corrections, all while furthering using his artistry to create different style and color looks. He specializes in restoration, hair replacement, tailored haircuts, extensions and crafting styles that can be worn every day. Dedric has built a reputation for providing healthy hair solutions for naturalist, wash and wear styles, hair reformation, wedding/special occasion styles, etc.

    In addition, Dedric is a licensed Educator, in both Illinois and California and travels regularly to train in advanced color education and placement. He strives to serve as a mentor to new stylists and has developed training curriculums appropriate for new to advance stylists.

    Phone: (312) 218-1921

  • Alex Bernero, Stylist

    Alex Bernero has always had a passion for defining individual style and dimensional hair color. With expertise in areas such as special occasion hairstyling, makeup, extension, and hair color in conjunction with Global Keratin and Brazilian blowout smoothing treatment, Klix Hair Extensions, and facial waxing. Alex is truly a beauty expert and has been able to expedite her career based on her passion for education and enhancement of women’s beauty


    Schedule an appointment with Alex today and ask about her monthly promotions!


  • Laura Syrjanen, Stylist

    For nearly a decade, Laura has pursued her passion for the beauty industry by continually educating herself on the newest trends and technology. She is a multi- talented stylist offering a wide range of services from precision cutting to vibrant fashion color and special occasion styling. She applies her passion for uniqueness to help her clients achieve their own personal style.

    Phone: (313) 613-1632 - Instagram: @syrjstyle


  • Maurice George, Barber

    Born in New Orleans, Maurice was introduced to barber styling after observing cutting techniques at an early age. After HS, Maurice attended the Stevens Academy of Hair Design. In 2006, Maurice enrolled in His and Hers Barber College and pursed an employment opportunity at Frank’s Barbershop. In 2007, Maurice worked at the Gaylin Rose Hair Salon for more than 9 years. With over 10 years of barber styling experience, Maurice is now a proud member of our Mane Space/Mob team.

    Phone: (708) 927 7539


  • Chloe Marie, Colorist

    Chloe is one of our Master Colorist who takes pride in her craft and integrity of providing exceptional hair color. After attending Mario Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, Chloe furthered her training and employment for 4 ½ years at one of Chicago’s top salons in River North. She specializes in corrective colors and personalized Balayage techniques. IG: @colormechloe


    Phone:(773) 450 – 2356

  • Aylesa Staggers

    Aylesa is a licensed stylist with a special interest for overall healthy hair care. She specializes in thermal hair straightening, chemically treated hair styling and precision cuts. She is active in continuing her education and stays current with the latest hair trends.Optimum hair care is her passion and maintaining the integrity of her client's hair is her number one priority. Aylesa believes "As with true beauty, healthy hair starts within".

  • Grace Virgilio

    Grace is a licensed cosmetologist- Her work includes cuts, color, custom body waves. Special occasion styles and up-do's are in her agenda. For further information regarding Grace's pricing and scheduling, please contact her by email at Lenorev10@att.net, or by phone at (773)848-3845