Owner, Master Stylist
Jessie has had a passion for all things beauty related since she was a little girl, so when she opened up Daybreak Salon and Spa, it was a childhood dream come true. Moving to the US in 1983 after graduating from business school—with no money and a loose grasp of the language, she’s lived the American dream of working hard and achieving her goals. She worked her way through beauty school and secured a position in a prestigious Aveda Salon, spending 15 years learning the Aveda way before opening her own salon in Lake Zurich.
Her favorite thing about her work is the creativity. She loves being able to listen to someone and figure out exactly what they want, and what’s best for them, and to watch them transform.
Jessie lives to do things to help people feel better, from giving someone a little extra attention to donating extensions to a student with leukemia so she could feel beautiful at her prom. Her mantra is if you can lie down at night, knowing in your heart that you made someone’s day just a little bit better, then you know you had a good day.
With 10+ years experience in the salon and spa industry, Lake Zurich hometown girl Meghan got into the beauty industry because she wanted a fun, creative job where every day is different. She found that and more at Daybreak, where she works with friends in a great environment. In addition to developing personal relationships with her guests, her special skills include crafting the perfect bob. Be it textured or blunt, with coloring and/or layering, Meghan is your go-to. An all-around fun, friendly person, Meghan believes that good vibes create great karma, and she brings those good vibes to the salon on a daily basis.
Anna has been a creative person from an early age, becoming more interested in hair and makeup as she grew into an adult. She decided the perfect job was as a hair stylist, because ultimately she likes to help others feel good about themselves. Her favorite part of the job is the smile that comes with the big reveal, when the chair spins around and they first see their new look. She loves working with balayage and ombre hair color techniques, but she’s no one-trick pony; Anna also specializes in makeup, so she’s kind of like your one-stop makeover shop. Always keeping up with the latest trends, Anna says that a good hairstylist has to be a good listener, to figure out exactly what the client wants and make it happen. And her personal motto applies to life just as it applies to hair and makeup: “If you can dream it, do it!”
One of our outstanding estheticians since 2013, Tatyana got into the business because she loves working with skin and because she loves working with people. Not only does she do cosmetology, she’s also a licensed medical esthetician, with a specialization in waxing and facials. She loves working at Daybreak, and as a resident of Vernon Hills, she loves being part of the community.
Lorena has been in the hair industry for over 27 years in the Lake Zurich area. She prides herself in career development and to this day actively participates in ongoing education. She loves sharing her experiences, techniques, and knowledge gained throughout the years with others. The best part of her job is giving her clients a fresh look that leaves them feeling happy and confident.Daybreak Salon