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

Tomica Teager

Tomica Teager

Master Artist, Cinderella Hair Extension Expert, Nail Technician

Tomica Teager

My goal as your stylist is to provide you with the best experience. Starting with a relaxing environment and dedicating our time together with a highly personalized service, so you can look your very best.  I started my career in 1998.  Education is an ongoing process in order to sharpen my skills and seek out new techniques to use behind the chair.  I am committed to providing you with the ultimate in hair styling experience, as well as the very best hair care available so you can recreate your look at home.  I would love to share my enthusiasm, energy and knowledge with you.

Services Offered:

  • Hair Services
  • Color Services
  • Hair Extensions
  • Nail Services

Norrine Tubandt

Norrine Tubandt

Designer Specialist, Nail Technician

Norrine TubandtThe most important factor is letting my customers feel confident in the style that I create for them. I strive to treat all of my guests like family. I am eager to learn and improve my skills so I can perform the best that I can.

Services Offered:

  • Hair Services
  • Color Services
  • Hand treatments
  • Foot Treatments

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


Amanda Lamar

Amanda Lamar

Hair Designer

 

I choose this career because I have always had a passion for hair and make-up.  Growing up I was always excited to try out new colors and styles.  People noticed my talent and would always ask me to do their hair for special occasions or just for fun.  I love all aspects of cosmetology.  It intrigues me.  As long as I am able to be creative and make my guests happy, that is all that matters.

Jenna Kessinger

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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

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.

Jody Almanza

Jody Almanza

Hair Designer

I chose this career because I am very passionate about beauty and making people feel beautiful.  My favorite services to provide at John Taylor are upstyles and hair coloring.  I love that both services allow me to be creative in transforming my clients look.

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 over 5 years and have learned what it takes to create the John Taylor Experience.  Now I not only 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

Melissa McGinnis

Melissa McGinnis

Esthetician

As an esthetician I strive to make sure every client walks out our doors feeling 100% satisfied. I go above and beyond during each service and give guests the knowledge they need to take care of their skin daily.

  • Esthetic Treatments
  • Body Treatments
  • Waxing Services
  • Cosmetics
  • Nova Lash Extensions

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.


Hannah

Hannah C

Massage Therapist

Hannah’s background is working at a Chiropractic office offering muscle therapy.  Her major strength is targeting trouble areas using a variety of pressures.


Heather

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.