Staff

Management

Lynn Surr

Lynn Surr

Owner and President

Master Artist Lynn SurrLynn had a natural talent for hairstyling that friends and family recognized in her early teen years. It was no question what direction she would take her career. By the time she was just 18 years old, she had graduated early from High School and completed her cosmetology training at Stewart's School of Hairstyling in Davenport, Iowa. Her career was 2-fold. She loved all aspects of hairstyling but had the strong will to be an entrepreneur like her father had always been through her childhood and still is today. After many successful years of hairdressing and ownership of small salons, Lynn was ready to make the BIG step into the Salon & Day Spa business. Hence, John Taylor was born in 2000! But like any newborn, the business needed to be nurtured, trained and directed into the "comfortable luxury" Salon & Spa that it is today. In December 2008, a second location opened in Jumer's Casino Hotel that bestows the same atmosphere. Aside from John Taylor offering great services to its guests, Lynn also wanted her business to be a great place to work for her staff members. Her philosophy is to hire nice people and teach them to do the rest!  The staff is rewarded with many benefits for education, retirement, health & dental, vacation and Staff Service benefits so they, too, may enjoy the great services they provide. After 36 successful years in the beauty business, Lynn plans on stepping back a little (o.k. a lot) and giving her 2 talented daughters the opportunity to grow and develop John Taylor into their vision for the future. 
MacKenzie Griffin

MacKenzie Griffin

Marketing Director, Spa Director, Guest Relations Manager

MacKenzie GriffinWith 13 years of sales, marketing, design and guest relations experience I have the ability to grow John Taylor Salon and Day Spa in the positive direction that it has been going since 2000. My focus will be on letting everyone in the Quad City area know about our distinct facilities and services. I can't wait to welcome you to our spa and help you begin your journey to relaxation.
Cortney Fross

Cortney Fross

Personnel Manager, Nail Technician and Master Hair Designer

The Salon and Spa environment is what I am made for. I enjoy my career and have been with John Taylor Salon and Day spa since opening day in July, 2000. I have completed many classes thru the years such as OPI's circuit training and Redkens Color Specialist course. I thrive on the chance to make each guest feel relaxed and happy. Services Offered:
  • Hand Treatments
  • Foot Treatments

Designers and Stylists

Leah Damitz
Leah Damitz

Master Artist, Nail Technician

Leah DamitzIt is necessary to me to take the time to teach my guests how to look their best without spending a lot of time. I am great at designing hair styles, especially short ones, but it has to be easy for the client to make it look good too. I always strive to learn innovative ways of doing just that, making people look and feel great. Services Offered:
  • Hair Services
  • Color Services
  • Hand treatments
  • Foot Treatments
Jenna Kessinger
Jenna Kessinger20160512_112215 Hair Designer My favorite time of year is prom season.  I have a blast replicating updo's from photos or coming up with original designs.  I have always had a love for hair and cosmetics, I remember doing all of my friends' hair and make up for school dances and now here I am doing what I love at John Taylor.  Even though I love to create with hair color, scissors or even bobby pins, I also love creating that relaxing atmosphere at the pedicure bowls.
Kat Hicks
Kat Hicks Hair Designer / Nova Lash Extension Expert I choose a career as a Cosmetologist because I love the feeling guests get when they feel confident in their look. My favorite services are Color because of it can be a subtle or major transformation.  I also believe brow waxing is an important service because it frames the face and cleans up the look.
Abby Magee
Abby Magee Hair Designer I love to make people the best versions of themselves.  Manicures are my favorite service, but I also love up styles as well.
Jordan Keegan
Jordan Keegan Hair Designer As a 6 year old putting plastic rollers in my babysitter's hair to a 20 year old fresh stylist, I couldn't be more excited to be able to finally have my passion come together as a career.  As I know that trust may be one of the most important things between any client and stylist, I will strive to make your experience relaxing as well as enjoyable.  Whether you're looking for a new cut, color or even that perfect up-do.
Savanah Carson
Savanah Carson Hair Designer Growing up in a hair loving home, gained a lot of knowledge watching my mother work her magic on client after client.  I quickly learned to love the industry and all of the beauty that came with it.  I love working with blondes and creating that perfect sun kissed hair.  my greatest strength as a stylist is formal styles.  I would really enjoy creating a look for you on your wedding day or your dream special event.
Megan Orr
Megan Orr

Nail Technicianmegan

I love fashion and I love art so nail technology is a great way to blend the two.  I have been working behind the scenes at John Taylor for r 5 years and have learned what it takes to create the John Taylor Experience.  Now I  get to help with that experience but get to help my guests with beautiful nails.

Estheticians and Make-Up Artists

Solcire Turner

Solcire Turner

Esthetician

Solie TurnerI believe beautiful skin is essential for everyone to look and feel their best. My goal is for you to enjoy the ultimate in rejuvenation and relaxation, while your skin loves the healing benefits the treatments that I offer. I hope to continue to gain knowledge so I can best guide and serve each client. Services Offered:
  • Dermaplane
  • Microdermabrasion
  • IPL
Cynthia Hartley

Cynthia Hartley

Esthetician

Bio Coming Soon
 

Massage Therapists

 
Stephie Levsen

Stephie Levsen

Massage Therapist

I choose to become a Massage Therapist because I discovered my natural talent for making people feel better through massage while I was part of my schools marching band.  One of my favorite services to provide my guests is Deep Tissue because I love to solve complex problems. I also enjoy the satisfaction of helping guests get headache relief.
Alice

Alice S

Massage Therapist

Alice is a natural care giver.  Her social work background paved a way for her to be empathetic and have a very calming presence.  She excels in deep tissue and giving her guests fantastic advise at home care.

Heather

Massage Therapist

Heather's background is in the medical field.  Her transition into massage was a great way to continue to offer great care to her guests.  She is a natural care giver and it is evident in her massage style. [/expand]