About Us

At Visions for the Art of Hair, our goal is to help women look and feel their best through our extensive range of services. From hair design, hair color and eyebrow shaping to special occasion makeup, balayage and more, rest assured that we offer the full line of services to meet all of your beauty needs now and, in the years, ahead.

Lauren Cassidy

Business Owner at Visions for the Art of Hair
Master Stylist • Master Colorist
Welcome! I'm Lauren, owner of Visions for the Art of Hair.

From the moment a client walks into my salon, I want her to feel welcome, special and appreciated.

With more than 30 years in the business, I take pride in creating an individual style that works for each of my clients. How? Together, we talk through what you, the client, wants, what I envision and what we both know will be just right for you!

My goal is for your hair to look good from the minute you leave until the day you come back. I never double book, and take great care in recommending the right product that will keep your hair healthy for all those in-between days!

I am a true local girl – born and raised right here in Bloomingdale. I am married with two grown children and twograndchildren.

In my free time, I love to network with local business owners, volunteer at my church, spend time with my family or just go to lunch with my girlfriends.

Check us out. You will find we are the friendliest salon in town with two of the most talented stylists in Bloomingdale!

Let us pamper you!

Make your appointment today!

Heather Abernathey

Stylist, specializing in color and balayage, makeup & skincare, brow shaping
Hello! My name is Heather. Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to be a hairstylist. I’ve been living my dream for 15 years, creating ways to help my clients look and feel beautiful.

I’m easy going and I truly listen before suggesting a plan of action. My clients marvel at how I remember little conversational details that have made a difference in how their hair turns out.

Working with Lauren has ignited my passion for hair even more. Her creativity and warm, loving salon environment keep our clients coming back over and over again.

I am married and have four beautiful kids. My faith keeps me grounded. My family keeps me busy! I love the outdoors and spend my free time at local forest preserves enjoying nature walks.

Let’s get started! Book your next appointment with me today. It’s time for all the world to see just how beautiful you really are!

Samara Guerra

Nail Stylist, promoting nail health and client happiness
Hi I'm Samara, I specialize in beauty treatments for superior nail health and care in the salon and at home. I use cruelty-free and vegan products to achieve this goal. Therefore, all the products are not tested on animals and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients. 

I do classic manicures, non-chip manicures, nail designs, paraffin wax teatments, spa pedicures, deluxe pedicures, and much more. 

I am a true professional in my craft, something I take great pride in. With extensive knowledge and experience in providing superior customer service, I work tirelessly to ensure that every client in my care feels totally pampered. I guarantee it!

I have been in the Nail Industry for 19 years. My experience working in high end salons and having co-owned a nail salon has given me extensive knowledge and experience in providing superior customer service. I work to ensure that every client in my care feels totally pampered — I guarantee it! 

I continue to evolve and educate myself -- not only in my area of expertise but I love nutrition and other areas in overall wellness.

My services include sugar scrubs, masks, paraffin and essential oils. Every one of the products I use are free of the Big 5 chemicals, vegan friendly and anti-cruelty.

LED lamps are used as a healthier alternative in the drying process for the non chip manicure.

Upon seeing the rush-rush culture of most salons and not allowing enough time to address clients’ needs, I wanted to fill that gap and bring a special attention to detail — knowing that no single approach works for everyone. 

I have committed to No Drills, No Hard Buffing or Filing and bringing the best quality products to clients to support nail health and provide an overall amazing experience!

Connect with me and book your appointment. See you soon! 

Our Vision, Mission and Promise


Our vision is to create an intimate salon impression through passionate stylists, that give a positive and personal experience to all guests.


At Visions for the Art of Hair, we are committed to providing the best service for every guest through our expertise in hair, hair color, and makeup. We will build relationships through great customer service, respect, trust and superior listening skills. Giving quality service, knowing the latest in hair and makeup and having the best products on the market is an important goal for the salon. We want every guest to feel like family and that our salon is a warm place that genuinely cares.


Expertise Through On-Going Training – In addition to taking time to learn about your specific needs and goals, our stylist at Visions for the Art of Hair strives to continually improve our services and techniques based on latest trends and practices in the beauty industry. Through this effort, we provide women with looks that are relevant and fresh. You can feel confident that you are in great hands when you schedule an appointment with Lauren Cassidy at our boutique women beauty salon.

Beautiful Results to Enhance Natural Beauty – We provide an exceptional range of services for hair design, including balayage, coloring, styling and special occasion hair. Rest assured that your hair stylist at Visions for the Art of Hair has over 35 years of exceptional expertise necessary to provide you with beautiful shiny hair. To complete your beautiful appearance, we also offer exceptional waxing and makeup services. Lauren is also a makeup artist who will create natural looking results that you will love. Our services are only for today’s women. We can tailor our hair and makeup services to meet all of your needs.

Looking Your Best Every Day – Our valued and loyal clients visit our hair stylist regularly for a haircut, hair color hair style, brow shaping and make up. Regardless of whether you are interested in getting highlights or lowlights, balayage, corrective color or other services, rest assured that Lauren Cassidy has the skills, techniques and supplies to achieve the beautiful look that you desire.

Rising to the Occasion – When you want to look your best for a special event, we can create special occasion hair that we last all day and into the night. In fact, all of our services have been used for fashion photo shoots, weddings, anniversary parties, galas and more.

Visit us for a Great Experience