Our Staff

Team Avanti

Our team is here to serve you. If you would like to try something new, we’re familiar with the latest trends in hair styling.

If tried and true is more your style we’ve got you covered.

Your wishes and requests always come first.

We’d love to get to know you personally, so please stop by or call the salon soon.

Andrea Bennett

Licensed Cosmetologist
13 years
Andrea grew up here in Crystal Lake and has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2006. In addition to managing the salon, Andrea stays busy behind the chair. She prides herself on constantly learning new trends as well as new products.

She enjoys having a healthy lifestyle both inside and out, by surrounding herself with positive people, eating right, exercising, and spending time outdoors. “I love making people feel and look beautiful. I enjoy going to work everyday! I love changing and/or maintaining people’s looks. This is my path and am truly blessed to have found it!”

Neva Colberg

Nail Technician

Lindsay Valentine

lash artist, waxing, and hair extensions

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Shamecka Shalo


Shamecka Shalo is a licensed esthetician who is passionate about beauty. Shamecka is gifted in making sure clients needs are met by meeting each person at the level of their needs. Although Shamecka is Adept in a host of esthetics: full body waxing, makeup for all occasions and eyelash extensions is her focus. As a hair removal expert Shamecka guarantees that waxing will be done efficiently and effectively. But don’t take our word for it. Head over to StyleSeat to read her reviews and book an appointment with her! She is truly a gem!

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