The Meraki

Family

🥂 Cheers to the future & creating successful beauty professionals🥂

JACQUELINE GOLEASH

Owner & Stylist

"It’s a beautiful thing when a passion and career come together.”

That’s exactly what happened for Meraki owner and stylist Jacqueline Goleash. As a second-generation hair stylist, styling is in her blood. She grew up watching her Mom behind the chair and knew that’s exactly where she herself was meant to be. She spent 4 and a half years at a local salon before she fulfilled her lifelong dream of owning her very own salon and spa. With a passion, drive, focus, and support, she opened the doors to Meraki Salon and Spa in October 2017.

Throughout the years she’s become an expert on not only hair color but hair design as well. Her natural talent, attention to detail, and her ability to be a true visionary are what sets her apart. Her services are in high demand and she’s forever thankful for her clientele that has grown more rapidly than she ever imagined possible. Her ultimate goal: for each client to see themselves as beautiful as who they truly are.

Outside of the salon, Jacqueline is continuously learning not only as a stylist, but a business owner. She enjoys being with her family, traveling, and spending time at her lake house.

TARYN WHITFIELD

Stylist

Taryn loves being able to be creative and make others feel beautiful. She says her favorite part of every appointment is exceeding the client’s expectations and seeing them walk out of the appointment ecstatic about their hair. Taryn grew up watching her mom in the salon, since as young as she could remember. She was always flipping through the pages of, “Inspire”, finding the latest trends and greatest hairstyles. Taryn chose this career because of the creativity she is able to put in to each client appointment and the love and passion she has for the industry.

CANDICE FRESE

Stylist

Candice has been a part of the beauty industry for almost 9 years. While she was living in Chicago she had the privilege to work side by side with some amazing barbers. Along with coloring women’s hair, she also love cutting men’s hair. Her job is such a passion for her, it is hard to claim it as “work”. Candice’s ultimate performance goal is to distribute quality hair! Working smarter not harder is what she lives by! She achieves these goals by keeping up with continuing education and staying involved in the latest trends. Candice is eager to evolve and flourish with a new clientele here at Meraki. She has so much love in her heart for what Meraki stands for and she is very excited to become part of the beautiful atmosphere.

Becky Riggs

Stylist

Becky has been in the salon industry for 16 years. Becky loves building strong connections with her guests and help them be able to express their personalities through their appearance. She has led and participated in numerous classes each year to stay knowledgeable of the best and healthiest techniques. Becky specializes in balayage, babylights and mens hair cutting. 

MARISSA PATTIE

Stylist

Marissa has been behind the chair for just under 3 years. Her specialties include lived-in color, extensions and blonding services! She loves to cook, travel and connecting with people on her time off. Marissa’s goal is to create and provide a luxury experience and custom color and cut for each guest in her chair!

MEGAN GIACOMINI

Stylist

Megan specializes in extensions, balayage and lived in color!! Megan is has been working in the salon industry since she was sixteen and has been working behind the chair for almost 5 years now. She loves everything hair! Extensions and Balayage are her favorites! 

ABBY RIEDLE

Stylist

Abby is a Paul Mitchell the School Graduate who has had a love for all things beauty from a young age. Her favorite services to perform are lived in colors and blonding, but really anything that makes her clients feel beautiful. Aside from hair Abby loves all things to do with music and loves to travel to new places. Abbys passion for doing hair grows with each appointment and new client she’s gets to connect with!

Elleigh Gardner

Stylist, Partner & Wedding Coordinator

Elleigh has quickly made herself a vital part of the Meraki family. Growing up in a small town did not stop her from creating a big impact in the luxury hair industry. Throughout her career behind the chair, she has added various exclusive techniques to her craft. She has also attended multiple classes taught by well-known stylists and beauty brands. Elleigh works with her guests to find styles that will enhance their natural beauty and elevate their confidence. Her expertise is in lived-in color and curly hair. When she is not behind the chair, you can find her coordinating the salon’s weddings.

Kylie Shull

Partner

Kylie‘s mother has been a guest of Meraki since it was first open. After growing up around the Salon atmosphere Kylie knew she wanted to be a part of something similar. Her favorite part about the salon is providing a relaxing massage for the guest in the shampoo room. When Kylie is away from the salon she is at the lake with her family.

Ella Thomas

Partner

Ella started as a guest at Meraki Salon and Spa prior to becoming a service partner. Her number one priority is to create a clean and enjoyable space for the guests. When not at the salon Ella’s time is spent lifeguarding and with her family. Her favorite part about working at Meraki is the welcoming atmosphere.

Rachel Simes

Esthetician

Rachel has been an esthetician for three years. Previously she has worked alongside a few doctors in the medical cosmetic industry. She is a former member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Her passion lies in helping people feel confident and beautiful in their own skin. She loves being alongside her clients on their skincare journey! Rachel says “I cannot wait to meet my future Meraki clients and customize facials specifically for you!” When Rachel’s not working, she enjoys playing the guitar and singing or creating new makeup looks.

Andrea Bradley

Esthetician

Andrea has been an esthetician for 18 years. She is passionate about skin care and waxing. Andrea absolutely loves to give facials!! That is where her passion truly lies. It makes her feel happy when clients feel beautiful about their skin! Andrea is the “brow queen” as she loves to create the perfect shape for each of her guests. 

Ashley Dyas

Nurse Practioner Med spa

Ashley is a wife, mother to two beautiful girls, and a Nurse Practitioner in a pediatric office in Springfield for the past 6 years. She recently expanded her practice by becoming certified in cosmetic aesthetics. She loves all things skincare and beauty and loves making people feel good about who they are – holistically. Her passions in life are Jesus, family, health and wellness, and making all things beautiful. Aesthetic is important to her and she aims to reflect that in all she does.

Libby Simko

Salon Coordinator

Libby has been working in the beauty industry for two years! She started behind the chair and transitioned into the salon coordinator! She wants to make sure that when guests walk into Meraki, their experience is enjoyable and relaxing. Libby’s favorite thing about Meraki is assisting with the Meraki weddings and getting to be a part of so many peoples special day!

When Libby isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dogs, working out, and gardening!

JAYLYNN MORGAN

Guest Expert Lead

Jaylynn has been working in the beauty industry for 4 years as a guest service expert. Her knowledge and expertise about the beauty industry always makes her strive for perfection. Jaylynn’s smile could light up a room and you will always feel invited when you are greeted by her. 

When Jaylynn is not at work she enjoys traveling, all things food & family!

Kaylee Houston

Guest Service Expert

Kaylee is one of the amazing women at the front desk. She loves to greet each and every person that walks through the door. Her favorite part about her job is watching all the guests leave with the biggest smiles on their faces. Kaylee plans to spend the rest of her career in the beauty industry and she couldn’t be more excited!

In her free time, Kaylee loves to spend time with friends, family, & her dog.

Baylee Bertetto

Guest Service Expert

Baylee is currently in cosmetology school with the goal of becoming a wonderful hairstylist. She will always greet you with a welcoming smile. Her favorite part about working at Meraki is getting to see the guests leave feeling confident and beautiful.

When she is not at work, Baylee enjoys hanging out with her friends, traveling with her mom, and shopping.

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