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Ruth Anne Brown


Ruth Anne was born and raised in Aurora, IL and has been in the fashion industry for thirty years. She is a wholesale clothing representative with two successful showrooms downtown Chicago. Opening Salon b was her way of giving back to the community while combining her passion for fashion and beauty.


Traci Strait


Traci has been doing hair for the last 28 years. While her love for hair started in Barrington, IL, she had the opportunity to take her expertise to Alpharetta, GA where she worked for many years. Now, back in the Chicago area, she feels as if her career has come full circle. Traci has a great sense of style and is always up to date on the latest trends.

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Kaitlyn Ladone


Kaitlyn was raised in Naperville, IL and graduated from the University of Missouri in 2016, where she studied psychology. She enjoys using her creative side around the salon, while keeping operations running smoothly. Kaitlyn will be the first face you see when you walk through the door and she will be delighted to greet you.

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Amanda Soukup


Amanda is a talented stylist who has a strong passion for the hair industry. With a lot of professional training experience, her goal is to always create and deliver the best look for each of her guests. Amanda loves to create unique styles and color while keeping it natural! From highlights to balayage, blondes are her passion and specialty!

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Jenny Gardinier


Jenny is a fun hearted hairstylist from Florida, who specializes in vivid color and free hand highlighting. She has been in the hair industry for seven years and adores making people look and feel their absolute best! Jenny also offers microblading and waxing services here at Salon b.