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 • Entrepreneur • Hair Hero • Master Stylist • Master Colorist
Welcome, I'm Lauren Cassidy owner of Visions for the Art of Hair. I've been in the beauty industry for over 30 years and every day feels new, exciting, & fresh. I'm a tell-it-like-it is kind of gal but I'm also very friendly, energic, genuine, bubbly. I have a natural talent to look at a client and create their individual "style" by noticing their natural hair texture, hair colour, eye colour, skin tone in addition to learning about their life style & personality.  Then, I develop their colour placement, that is 100% unique to them.  I do the same with hair care home regime, makeup, jewerly and clothing.  That is why I've always taken one client at a time & I never double book!!. I pride myself on creating a relaxing environment while making it fun with showing my clients new products, new promotions or looking at the new colours in makeup, earrings, or clothing. Plus I continue to learn what's new, what's in-style when it comes to the beauty industry.

From the moment people come into the salon, I want them all to feel welcomed, special & appreciated plus give them the BEST service & experience possible by making hot tea or having them eat my gluten free banana bread I made the night before.

Whether you want a new look or the same thing over and over again I am your girl.   In 2020 I updated the salon and rebranded the image.  After 18 years in business it needed a new fresh look.  It's the same with hair, hair colour and makeup. Change is good even if is it small.  Plus I continue to learn what's new, what's in-style when it comes to the beauty industry. I keep myself educated on what's new in fashion, beauty, makeup and hair.  I read every trade journal  plus go on Instagram to see what's the newest and most current ideas my clients can use.  The most unique quality about me is that I want your hair to look good from the minute you leave until the minute you come back.  How do I do this??  I educate myself by reading trade journals, taking    hair & makeup classes & staying on top of the most current ideas that my clients can use today. Proper education for myself & teaching that to my clients in their everyday lives makes it simple & easy.   

It's with proper education selecting the right product for my clients and having them use them at home.  I am never pushy but healthy of hair is my passion so I like to educate my clients on the home care process to make it simple, & easy. 

So what do I do when I'm not doing hair? 

I love to network with other business owners, volunteer at my local church, have dinner parties, go shopping in downtown Glen Ellyn at my favorite boutique stores, go visit my kids, or just go to lunch with my girlfriends.  

Family is key.  I am married with 2 adult children, 2 step children plus grandchildren.  They are truly the reason why I have worked so hard all these years.

In my free time I love to network with other business owners, volunteer at my local church, go shopping in downtown Glen Ellyn at my favorite boutique stores, go visit my kids since they are not at home anymore or just go to lunch with my girlfriends.  

Heather Abernathey

Stylist • Makeup & Skincare • Brow Shaping • Women's Hair Cut • Hair Color & Balayage
Hello! My name is Heather Abernathey. I knew I wanted to be a hairstylist since I was a very young girl. I enjoyed being creative, and always was looking for ways to make people look and feel beautiful.

I am married and have four beautiful kids. I spend my free time outside at local forest preserves enjoying nature walks. My faith is important to me, and taking care of clients is one way I enjoy serving people.

Being a hairstylist for 15 years I’ve learned so much. Working with Lauren has ignited my passion for hair even more. I love our relationship at the salon and clients feel it too. I enjoy making clients feel pampered with a hot towel, snack or scalp massage. I’m easy going and I really listen to my clients before suggesting my plan of action. Clients can’t believe the little details I remember about conversations we have had in the past. 

I’d love for you to book an appointment with me so we can have you looking and feeling beautiful!

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