Erika is the owner and esthetician at EGA Salon and Spa. Having started her studies in journalism school, halfway through college, Erika decided to instead pursue her passion of the beauty industry and become a trained Cosmetologist and Esthetician. Erika received a degree in Medical Esthetics from the Universidad de Morón in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2009. Her 1700 hours of training in just esthetics (1000 hours more than the requirement for licensure in the State of Illinois) and her passion for continuing education is what sets her apart from most in the skin care industry. Erika is also trained as a stylist, having studied at PINO, also in Buenos Aires, under one of the most famous and sought after stylists and educators in Argentina. Having gained valuable knowledge and experience from various positions, including working under various doctors, working as a stylist, medical esthetician, as well as a manager. Erika's well rounded experience has allowed her to stay ahead of the field when it comes to knowledge, techniques, and education.
With a cosmetologist for a grandmother and a teacher for a mother, at an early age, Emily was instilled with a love of education and of the beauty industry. Her mom always embraced her curls and that sparked Emily’s interest in helping clients succeed on their curl journey. She has invested in becoming a Deva Stylist and a Deva Curl Product Pro and is here to help with your curl needs.
Most recently she has also become a National Educator for the Eleven Australia brand. In the salon you can expect, not only an amazing hair service but, the knowledge on how to succeed in recreating that look at home. On her days off you can find Emily traveling with Eleven to Beauty Shows and salons to educate other stylists.
Moving to Chicago in 2010, graduating from Paul Mitchell the School Chicago and passing the Illinois State Board test to become a licensed cosmetologist are some of her proudest moments, but were only the beginning of a thriving career. In addition to the aforementioned, she is also a certified balayage specialist and certified in Matrix color, just to name a few.
Check out her talent, by visiting emilia.dc.beauty on Instagram or stop in the salon for a consultation. It's all about peace, love and good hair.
At the age of 12 Gaby started waxing her family's eyebrows, she was the one everyone came to for hair and makeup for all of the high school dances. It is a beautiful art, but more beautiful is the way she can make someone feel beautiful from the inside out. Graduating from cosmetology school in 2009, she has since then specialized in men and women's cut and color, bridal hair and makeup, hair extensions, Deva cutting and styling, and of course eyebrows.. Helping others love something more about themselves is a reward indescribable. She is also passionate about education and inspiration, whether she is the student or teaching with Matrix, she has a passion for learning, growing, and inspiring!
From on-trend outfits to hair, makeup and nails; Emily is all about creating and styling the total look for her clients. She has a passion for making others feel and look their best, and can give you a style that will make you leave feeling refreshed and fabulous!
Having graduated college from Northern Illinois University, majoring in Communications and Business Administration, Emily then pursued her dream of Cosmetology and completed her training at Paul Mitchell in 2014. Since then, she has worked in Miami with big brands such as RedKen,Pureology,Pravana and Guy Tang before re-locating back to Chicago. She specializes in color and blonding services, bridal hair and airbrush makeup, hair extensions, women and mens cutting.
Emily has a love for art and photography and is passionate about inspiring others. She understands it can be unnerving going to or finding a new stylist, and takes pride in establishing genuine relationships with her clients.