The inception of GENEVA Hair Studio pays tribute to a stylists dream, cultivated by her grandmother's influence. Owner and master stylist Jaime Zentz was born to be a hair designer. In 1970 her grandparents, Geneva and Don Chanley, owned and operated "The Swirl Curl" hair salon near Irvington. Geneva planted the seed that Jaime would nurture and grow. As a child, Jaime would sit for hours watching her grandmother, and ultimately fell in love with the artistry of hair design. Now, after nearly a decade in the industry, Jaime Zentz brings her destiny full circle and opens her hair studio, GENEVA, in historic Irvington.
Jaime Zentz, Owner + Master Hair Designer
Jaime entered the industry in 2001 and since then has regularly attended education workshops with industry leaders such as Bennie Pollard, Sam Brocato, Angus Mitchell and Jo Blackwell. Jaime uses all this education to enhance her clients experience by providing each one with cutting edge techniques in both color and cut. Jaime also enjoys doing 'location work', where she takes her talent on the road for weddings, fashion shows and photo shoots. in addition to being a hair designer, Jaime is also a skilled makeup artist. Jaime has been featured on WISH TV's Indy Style and in the Indianapolis Star. In her personal life, Jaime enjoys anything and everything having to do with hair, fashion, live music and Indie Films. This lifelong Eastside resident has been married to Tony Zentz, a Fishers Fireman, since 2003. They make their home complete with their two cats Moe and Jack, and big lovable dogs Layla and Staley.
Vanessa Lanman, Studio Director
Vanessa brings management experience with her to Geneva Hair Studio. Her talents include providing excellent customer service, managing the staff and their needs as well as the needs of the entire studio, and expanding her product line knowledge. Vanessa also enjoys implementing Geneva Hair Studio's marketing campaign through several mediums. She has earned multiple certificates through Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics and has been performing custom airbrush tanning for over 2 years. She has worked as a freelance makeup artist and attended the Kett Cosmetics airbrush workshop. Prior to entering the beauty industry, she attended Vincennes University and earned a degree in Funeral Services. When Vanessa gets a day off, she enjoys joining in a rousing game of Frisbee Golf, entertaining people with stories about her cats Kevin and Chaz, brushing up on her trivia skills, and choosing a random nail polish from her collection of hundreds to match her outfit for that day.
Liz Hoch, Designer + Makeup Artist
Art lover Liz got her start in the industry after she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design at Indiana State University. She went on to study and graduate from the Aveda Fredric's Institute in 2010. She received advanced makeup artistry training with Aveda at Asha Salon and Spa in Chicago and at Luminese Advanced Airbrush training. She has created hair and makeup looks for Indianapolis Avant Garde Bridal Show, local commercial productions, on-site photo shoots, model castings, and more. Previously, Liz worked as a graphic designer for Indianapolis Monthly Magazine and at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. She loves spending time with her hubby Jaime and their two dogs, Indy and Henry, considers herself a reality television junkie, and still loves learning about anything in the past or present art world.
Holly Beasley, Designer + Makeup Artist
Holly brings her own style to GENEVA Hair Studio. Holly is a stylist as well as a make up artist who graduated from the distinguished Paul Mitchell - the School. Holly has continued her education by training with Youngblood Cosmetics, Gage for Men, Shuga Haircare, Paul Mitchell, and Benniefactor. She has attended workshops with top educators Stephanie Kocielski, Kelly Cardenas, Winn Claybaugh, and George Morales. Holly has styled several fashion shows, photoshoots, and local theatre productions. She loves working with all types of hair and people, to make each one beautiful! Her specialty is short, edgy cuts. Holly is an Irvington native and graduated from Warren Central High School. This fun-loving girl loves all things retro, movies, music and video games. Her cat, Boots, brings her joy and laughter.
Ashley Renee Salazar, Designer + Master Makeup Artist
Ashley Renee obtained her license in Cosmetology years ago and still loves to continually be creative and innovative within her designs. Ashley has attended advanced industry trainings with icons like Bennie Pollard, and the advanced artists at Smashbox Cometics' Los Angeles Studio. Ashley's skills have continued to grow by attending classes by Muse Beauty Pro and Kett Airbrush Cosmetics. She is passionate about choreographing color looks and designing hair, which translates to her specialty in formal hairstyling and makeup artistry for special events and weddings. In her personal life her creativity shines through--everything from refinishing furniture to drawing with sidewalk chalk--she never stops creating. She is a lover of the ocean and all things nautical, and loves to relax with family and friends.
Amilee Smith, Stylist + Makeup Artist
This Maryland native got her start in the beauty industry after completing her degree program at Indiana University's Kelly School of Business. Amilee decided to continue her education at the prestigious Aveda Frederic's Institute. Amilee has had an interest in Cosmetology for many years, and even before she obtained her license she was already gaining experience styling hair for fashion shows and charity events. After earning her license, she sharpened her skills as she trained under Master Designer Jaime Zentz. Additionally, Amilee has attended advanced trainings with Youngblood Cosmetics, Davines Haircolor, Benniefactor, and Shuga Haircare. This easy-going lady is an avid music lover, and also a talented athlete. She enjoys running and just completed her first marathon in autumn of 2011.
Cara Postleweight, Fresh Talent
Cara grew up in Indiana and is constantly trying to immerse herself into and learn more about the beauty industry. Entering into her second apprenticeship, Cara decided to join the GENEVA team having already attended three Benniefactor Living Labs, a Davines Color Code course, and the Renegage Men's Cutting class. She received her training and graduated from Kaye's Beauty College in Noblesville. When Cara is not busy attending classes and work, she finds joy in spending time with her friends and her family. She is a major fan of all forms of live music and attends as many concerts as she can. She is also a lover of all sorts of visual arts, finding pleasure in movies such as Alice in Wonderland, Across the Universe, and Harry Potter.
Allie Norris, Fresh Talent
Allie moved from her home in Crawfordsville to Indianapolis to study cosmetology. She attended Aveda Frederic's Institute to obtain her education in the industry. She has continued her education by attending L'Oreal color classes and H3 cutting classes. Before entering into the GENEVA Fresh Talent program, Allie was employed at a salon in Carmel. Whenever she gets free time, Allie loves spending it with her boyfriend, his daughter Autumn, and their cat Special Agent Jack Bower (aka AJB). She also is proud to be a Walking Dead junkie, enjoys listening to music by Adele and Mumford and Sons, and treats her hair like a mood ring, changing the color whenever the mood strikes her!