About Our Hair Restoration Specialists
Jeanne Sheldon Owner
In 2002, after 25 years working in retail, my husband and I decided it was time for a change. At the time a dear friend was going through chemotherapy and she asked me to help her select a wig. She knew I’d helped both my mother and sister through chemotherapy, and my interest in both fashion and style. We visited Allusions, and while I had very little working knowledge of the process, I was quite impressed by the scope of their work, and the impact it had on their clients. When we left the salon my friend was thrilled with her new look, and I was impressed by her beauty and self-confidence.
A few weeks passed, and I continued to think about Allusions. I believed I could help people through this traumatic time by blending my own real-life experience (helping my mother and sister through chemotherapy and seeing the effect genetic thinning/balding has had on everyone from my father, to my brother, husband and son) with my creativity and interest in helping people look and feel their best. To my amazement, a few weeks later the owner of Allusions was looking to sell her business and relocate. While it was surreal, the timing couldn’t have been better, and I jumped at the opportunity with encouragement from my family and friends.
Now, 12 years later, with a beautiful facility and an incredible staff, I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I’ve been humbled and touched by so many of the men and women at Allusions, I look forward to serving the needs of those experiencing hair thinning and hair loss for many years to come!
Allusions has the largest professional staff in the greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area, trained in all aspects of hair restoration. At Allusions you’ll find a warm and friendly staff of qualified technicians and professionals who understand the frustrations of hair loss.
Katie Hair Loss Specialist and Cosmetologist
Katie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Allusions. She knows first hand the trauma of losing your hair. Katie was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata when she was 10 years old. Fortunately Katie’s passion to help people with hair loss led her to Allusions.
She started experimenting with her hair out of necessity and learned various ways to style wigs, hairpieces, and scarves into her everyday look. It also inspired her to attend the University of Cincinnati’s Fashion Design Program, where her senior thesis focused on wigs. After graduating from UC, she attended the Paul Mitchell School for Cosmetology. With a personal interest in hair and a natural flair for fashion, Katie is the perfect consultant. We are so happy to have her on our team.
Mary Jo has been with Allusions for 14 years. To date, Mary Jo has been a licensed Cosmetologist for 31 years and spent most of her time as an instructor before joining the Allusions team in 1998. Like most stylists, she loves changing her haircut, style and color regularly and loves to help her clients make changes to their hair too. Mary Jo relates to many of her clients and their hair loss issues because she struggles with her own hair loss and has been wearing a hair enhancement for over a decade. When Mary Jo isn’t at Allusions she likes to tap into her creative side and spends most of her time cooking, gardening decorating or experimenting new hairstyles.
Angie graduated as Valedictorian from Cosmetology school in 2004 and immediately joined our team at Allusions. With more than 10 years at Allusions, Angie brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and good humor to our team. Her artistry is unparalleled and she’s always looking for her next hair challenge. She has the ability to craft a new haircut, style and color on a whim for each of her clients, helping them look and feel their best at each visit.
When she’s not at Allusions, you’ll most likely find her pining over a pair of shoes or organizing her closet full of the latest shoe trends!
Rachel has officially been a part of the Allusions team for the past nine years but remembers accompanying her mother (Mary Jo) to work as early as 6th grade. In 2005, Rachel became a licensed cosmetologist and immediately joined the Allusions team. At Allusions, Rachel loves to help people look and feel their best. She’s a color expert and loves to experiment with bold creative colors. She changes hers often, and has experimented with every color in the rainbow.
When she’s not at Allusions she’s usually shopping.
Sarah has been with Allusions for more than 15 years which is longer than anyone else on staff. Sarah has a wealth of knowledge and experience and has been instrumental in training our interns and new technicians. Sarah loves people and enjoys seeing her clients regularly and derives great pleasure in helping them look and feel great about their appearance. It’s this blend of creativity and desire to help others that Sarah loves about working at Allusions. Sarah’s an expert in all aspects of hair restoration and is commited to the highest level of training and technology in the industry and educating and training her fellow co-workers. When Sarah isn’t at Allusions, she’s spending time outside, soaking up the sunshine, listening to music and enjoying time with her family.
Samantha has been a technician at Allusions for six years. In 2007, Jeanne gave a presentation on hair replacement at Samantha’s Cosmetology school. Ever since then Samantha was fascinated by the various application and hair replacement processes. She couldn’t believe how natural wigs and hair pieces look and feel. Her intrigue brought her to Allusions just after graduation where she was trained in all aspects of hair replacement and restoration. While she’s familiar with all aspects of hair replacement she has a special interest in Micropoint Links. Samantha doesn’t change her cut and color like most of our technicians. Instead she adds extensions whenever she gets the chance or accessorizes with decorative clips, headbands or colorful extensions. When Samantha isn’t at Allusions she’s working on launching her singing career (in the shower) and hoping to compete on the televisions show Survivor.