The heart of agape
When Agape grew bigger than expected, owner, Kathleen Stanley knew she had to do something different. After a year of growth in a studio rental, the salon moved into its own space October 2019 where the full vision could thrive.
The salon boasts a clean-air environment, leaving behind the chemical-filled atmosphere found in most beauty establishments. Using products with the highest standards + biodynamic ingredients allows the air surrounding staff + guests to maintain a fresh, crisp presence, just like nature intended.
The now airy + raw atmosphere provides sustainable + organic services to the small Cleveland suburb. The focus of the salon + spa is not only to boast toxic-free products, but toxic-free relationships within the staff as well. The priority of creating a healthy work environment lends itself to a devoted tribe of cosmetologists + estheticians. With the typical aura of competition + pressure removed, creativity flourishes behind the chair.
With Love as its cornerstone, this is the heart behind Agape.
Be a part of changing the standards in the beauty industry.
A hair enthusiast, Jessica has spent over a decade perfecting her craft. Her resume boasts years of salon management as well as experience as a salon owner- but her real passion lies simply in having the opportunity to be creative every single day.
Artistic, driven + people-oriented, Jess thrives on helping people achieve their hair goals. With training in hair loss + scalp disorders, advanced certifications in organic coloring, + continued education in formal styles + textured hair, she is able to take an innovative approach to her visions.
Her forerunner mentality started with her son's dietary adjustments + skin care needs. The focus now extends to omitting harmful chemicals all around her aligning with her mantra for change.
Senior stylist/nail tech
The passion for hair has fueled Alyson her entire life. Having been fully immersed in the professional beauty industry for the past 6 years has only spun more desire to propel her favorite creative outlet.
Alyson believes when a person looks their best, they feel their best. The importance she places on obtaining advanced certificates + training in the field lends itself to a solid foundation to help propel her beliefs.
Her educated position behind the chair enables Alyson to create customized color, cuts + styles while helping others see their own beauty. She loves pushing her skills through new techniques + utilizes her passion for a healthy lifestyle to harmonize her craft with her beliefs.
junior stylist/nail tech
Emily came to AGAPE with a fire that just won't quit. Her warm + genuine personality, undeniable creative skills + humility to continue learning is what truly sets her apart.
Having been in the field for 5 years, Emily already hosts the skillset of a seasoned stylist but continues her eagerness to learn more. Through meshing her previous knowledge with advanced techniques, she offers fresh services to everyone she serves.
Emily's focus is always on you. Her caring nature makes you feel like you've known her for years. Every thought + detail within her art is catered specifically to your desired goals.
Specializing in fantasy color + aesthetic services, she believes that every service offered, big + small, is a means to helping you feel your best.
Trained in holistic skincare, Cydney is your go-to girl for flawless skin. Mixing ayurvedic techniques with skilled, advanced practices she's ready + qualified to help with even the most troubled skin.
Cydney has earned several advanced certifications in her field such as Microdermabrasion, Gua Sha + High Frequency but her drive doesn't stop there. Cydney is on the path to gaining even more licenses this year including lash/brow laminations as well as dermaplaning. Her passion is fed by helping people feel their best with skin that truly GLOWS!
Kathleen takes a true holistic approach to her craft by creating a salon experience that goes far beyond aesthetic pleasure + into a realm of loving, transparent interactions.
Kathleen's spirituality is the fire behind her goal in creating a salon that is different from the rest. She believes that keeping up on trends + technique is only the beginning. Her experience has taught her that stylists have the ability to touch people's lives on a deep level. With genuine interaction, using products we can stand behind + being responsible to the world we live in, we can change the standards of the beauty industry on all levels.
Kathleen has earned several advanced certifications in the areas of hair cutting, hair loss, corrective coloring, makeup, formal styling, scalp disorders + treatments, along with becoming an organic hair color specialist. She believes being heard, pampered + offering customized advice should be at the core of every service.
Michele has been practicing the art of hair as an independent stylist for over a decade. Her spice for fun shines through her creative approach to cuts + color. She is passionate about making people feel their best + transforming their outer beauty to match that within.
Michele excels in creative color, cuts + formal styles. With her impressive focus on continuing education, she holds several advanced certifications like Twisted Fringe extensions, Oleplex hair treatments + Malibu makeovers. She thrives during special event services like weddings + proms while traveling often to meet her client's needs.
In keeping the tradition of a holistic lifestyle, she's mastered the delicate balance of home + work. The opportunity of providing services to her hometown as well as the importance of being a dedicated wife + mom excites her.