Leslie Giarraputo (formerly Kubas)
Beginning a successful career in the beauty industry over 25 years ago, has lead Leslie down an impressive path. Being the Midwest color educator for L’Oreal, opened creative doors and she eventually landed a job working as an education ambassador with Tony & Guy. After opening Lulu Salon and Spa almost 12 years ago and going through an extensive remodel, Leslie has directed her talented team to many rewarding endeavors. She is instrumental in our unique hair extension system program and its clients, she is also responsible for a large clientele in creative cuts and modern day color techniques. Appointments can be booked with Leslie at (913)638-6443.
Lulu Salon's namesake: "Lulu" is her daughter's nickname!
Passionate about: Cooking
Dreams about: Exotic vacations!
Michelle has been enjoying her work behind the chair for over 25 years. Her extensive training includes Toni & Guy, Vidal Sassoon, and being a former Midwest color educator for L’Oreal Professionnel Colour. Michelle is also our in-house specialist for The Keratin Complex Smoothing System. You will be comfortable and confident with her skills in cutting, coloring, and styling. With continuing education she brings an exciting level of creativity to whatever look you desire. Sit back and relax while you are educated, transformed and made to feel FABULOUS! Appointments can be booked with Michelle at (913) 909-2362
Most proud of: Her Daughter!
Loves to be: At the Beach.
Cheers on: The KC Royals (Go BLUE)!!
Linda has 30 years of “behind the chair” experience in some of Johnson County’s #1 salons. She has had the good fortune to be educated and mentored by some of the best in the industry. Trained with L’Oreal Professionnel Color, Linda delivers top quality results. She is also be an extension artist for almost 10 years, exclusively with the locking system. A loyal clientele is proof that Linda is exceptional in her craft. Appointments can be booked with Linda at (816)835-3791.
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Cheers on: Whatever sport her grandson is playing!
LIves to Ride: Harley Girl at heart!
It is Jill’s goal to establish a relationship, not just to provide a service. Jill knows it’s hard to step out and try someone or something new and that is why she welcomes the opportunity to get to know you and your style. It is her goal to help develop the best you! Along with hair and waxing services Jill is also a trained make-up artist, most recently working for Chanel. Call her today at 620-340-7433 to set up your appointment! See below for some of Jill’s amazing work.
Jennifer has been a member of Lulu Salon and Spa for over 6 years. She is continually looking for new and better ways to serve her clients. She has attended The Vidal Sassoon Academy in San Francisco, CA, is proficient in the Wella Color system, and completed courses with Pivot Point for cutting and styling techniques. Jennifer has naturally curly hair, so she has an affinity for those with curly hair. Client’s with that specific hair type can feel comfortable with Jennifer’s cutting and styling expertise. Jennifer is also a licensed barber, and is skilled with modern men’s styles. Call to schedule your appointment or consultation with Jennifer at 816-674-4247.
Favorite pastime: Traveling
Stress Relief: Jogging
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Bobbi Cates brings over 20 years of experience to Lulu Salon and Spa. She has participated in a prestige Redken Color Certification in New York City, and is well versed in all color techniques. She strives to stay current on all opportunities for continuing education, utilizing her many talents on each client. Sharing her passion for the beauty industry is an every day occurrence with each and every client. All appointment with Bobbi should be scheduled by calling (816)941-2755.
Loves: The Lord.
Cheers on: Her daughter playing softball.
Favorite color: Green.
Cheryl Steele moved to Lulu Salon and Spa 3 years ago, with no regrets! With almost 30 years of experience “behind the chair”, she has succeeded with her daily goal of providing the best services possible. That type of commitment is evident from her close bonds with her loyal clients, as they have truly enriched her life and spirit. Cheryl is a classical Wella color artist and is available 4 days a week to her lucky clients. To schedule an appointment with Cheryl or for her pricing information call her direct at 913-341-3223.
Devoted to: Global Orphan Project.
Favorite Wine: Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
Works hard for: Vacations!!
Licensed since 2002, this cutting edge Nail Artist is dedicated to providing her clients with safe, quality, individualized nail services. She is eager to teach clients the importance of natural and artificial nail care. Jennifer’s extensive training includes top companies such as OPI and Hand and Nail Harmony. Her creative force comes from nail art and she is extremely detail oriented. If gel nails interest you, Jennifer is a master of that, as well. From natural nails to avant-garde designer nails, Jennifer will help you realize the potential of your hands and feet to make a lasting impression. Appointments can be booked at 913-991-7895
Loves to : READ!!
Live for : Her 2 kids!
Favorite Holiday: Halloween.
Jaime became a Nail Technician in 2007 and since then has enjoyed providing beautiful hands and feet for her clients. She is skilled in Acrylic and Gel Enhancements as well as relaxing natural nail Manicures and Pedicures. Jaime’s services also include the fabulous Gel Polish Manicure that lasts a full 2 weeks! With her services she also educates with proper nail care to fit each clients specific needs. Other than providing gorgeous work, Jaime strives to make clients feel comfortable and relaxed during their time with her. To book appointments or for questions call Jaime at 913-271-8660.
Lives for: Her 3 daughters!
Loves: All animals
Favorite Color: Purple
Hairstylist, Extension Technician
Our newest team member brings charm and creativity to everything she does. With 6 years under her belt, Ashley is still eager to learn more and she is constantly taking continuing education classes from L’Oreal and Tony & Guy. With her youth and exuberance, Ashley is always changing her hair style, making her the chameleon of the salon. Besides the daily dose of cuts and colors, Ashley is also skilled in our unique hair extension system. Appointments can be booked with Ashley at (785)423-4503.
Eyelash Extension Artist
Anna Bubeck is Lulu’s newest addition to the salon as an eyelash extension artist. Anna began her career seven years ago as a cosmetologist, and then became certified as a lash artist shortly after. She was trained by Longmi Lashes, who is known for the first and only US patented multi-layered technique. Anna has worked with the owner and creator of Longmi Lashes, Daniel Dihn, on several occasions assisting with trade shows and certification training. Anna furthers her skills by continuing her education to ensure she is up to date on the latest trends in the eyelash industry. Anna enjoys the precision in detail when applying eyelash extensions, creating a different look for each client based on their specific style and facial features. Anna is married and has two wonderful boys, Easton and Brecken. In her free time Anna likes to exercise, craft, and spend time with her family.
Favorite Food: Mexican
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Favorite Pastime: Working Out