ep-och [ep-uhk]: the beginning of a period or era
Beth: Head Stylist, Make-Up Artist, Educator
Height: 5’7” in heels.
Hair: Long and luscious.
Music: All and any minus songs with only one-line lyrics.
Likes: Tattoos, football, slow dancing in the rain, food and cute babies.
Dislikes: Bangs that are cut too short just so they look good in 2 weeks, rude people and open cabinets
About me: I graduated from College of Hair Design in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2002, received my cosmetology instructors’ license a few years later and moved to Chicago. I spent 2 years as a member of the Chicago Cosmetologists Artistic Team, teaching other stylists from the stage and bright lights. For photo or runway I try to push the limits but for clients I love hair that is organic, natural and that suits the individual.
Crystal: Hair Stylist
Height: 5'5" or 5'6"Hair: Natural Curl or Polished SmoothMusic: Everything from Country Swing, Hip Hop beats, Spanish melodies & Rock-n-Roll...Whatever soothes my soul when my soul needs soothing.Likes: Being in love, reaching goals, family time, outdoors and seeing the world.Dislikes: Bikers who don't stop at stop signs, laziness and split-ends. About me: I'm a city gal with a country heart (Wisconsin native, go Packers!) I have a business degree from Minneapolis and now currently living my dream in Chicago. I love being able to use my artistic ability and inspire people to look and feel their best. I am blessed with amazing family and friends and live everyday to its fullest.
Steph: Head Bridal Stylist
Height: 5’2”... and a half...
Music: Stuff that sounds good.
Likes: Music, traveling, reading and going on adventures!
Dislikes: Fake people, prom hair, helmet head
About me: I was born and raised in metro Detroit, graduated from Michigan College of Beauty in 2003, and have been doing hair ever since. I truly feel there are few things more satisfying than making people feel confident and stylish. I also love traveling and live music so if anyone out there needs someone to style hair for concerts and shoots around the world I’m your girl!
Ben: Owner, Filmmaker, Shampoo Master
Height: 6’8” and growing.
Hair: Hat Only + Beard
Music: Everything. I love music.
Likes: Live music, bad reality television, super sweet dance-offs, lazy Sundays, the movies, beer, traveling.
Dislikes: Complaining, being late.
About me: I consider myself lucky. I do something I love on a daily basis. I was fortunate enough to find my groove for shooting and editing video at the University of Iowa. I started my business 5 years ago and it has since expanded into two companies, Ben Mahoney Productions (commercial films) and Leap Weddings (weddings films). After realizing that almost every one of my video clients could use some sort of hair or make-up service I decided to bring on a couple very talented artists and so Epoch Studio Salon was born.
Moose: Studio mascot, Slobber management, Dog
Hair: Brown + Wrinkly
Music: Whatever Ben Plays
Likes: Afternoon Naps, Chewing Things, Human Food
Dislikes: Baths, Scolding, Chicago Winters
About Me: I am Epoch’s ultimate mascot. I proudly greet all guests and clients at the door with slobber and wiggles. You'll find me chewing massive dinosaur-like bones and enjoying long walks on the beach with Ben. Pet me - I dare you.