Our Team

Hot Locks Salon of Westlake

Stephanie

Hello Hot Locks! Please allow me to introduce myself if we haven’t officially met. I am Stephanie Pennington, the Owner of Hot Locks since May 2021 and I cannot tell you how excited I am to be here working with this incredible team of professionals. I also want to let you know we are going to continue to give you our very best and make your experience at our salon as delightful as always.

Just a little background on me, I have held my Cosmetology license since 1998. Working the past several years in a few different areas of business, always tell like I was destined to get back into the salon. When Julie approached me with the offer to take the helm, I just knew it was time. So, after months of working and planning together, we were ready.

I came on full-time in May and have been working very hard to slip into these shoes. Julie will continue as a stylist and I am fortunate to have her expertise and talents continue with us.

I do look forward to seeing you soon and please let me know if there is anything I can do to make your time in our salon a little more beautiful.

Hot Locks Salon of Westlake

Julie

Hair Professional

Hi! I’m Julie Hrobat and have been in the salon business for many years. I love my profession and strive to be the best stylist in town! I am an advocate of continuing education to learn the latest trends, and the best products available to achieve superior results. Something that sets me apart from other stylists is my ability to personalize each service to your face shape and your skin coloring, which will bring out your best self! I am probably best known for my strength in men’s and women’s haircutting, and a combination of color and highlighting to give an amazing finish.
Hot Locks Salon of Westlake

Gina

Hair Professional 

Hey I’m Gina,  don’t let my sweet and quiet demeanor fool you! This girl is a hair color powerhouse! I have been in the industry for 27 years! My knowledge of color, (my fave for grey coverage is Matrix!), is always expanding with my love for education. When I’m not behind the chair giving you a flawless look, you can most likely find me at a race track with my husband or cuddling with my new granddaughter!

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Erin

Hair Professional

I have been a team member here at Hot Locks for almost 17 years! Throughout these 17 years I have soaked up as much education as I can! I love keeping up with the trends, balayages, babylights, shadow roots.  You name it! But I also live for a classic and beautiful highlight. Education is very important to me. Whether it is to brush up on my basics or to learn a new and exciting technique in the wonderful world of hair, I am in! When I am not behind my chair I am busy raising 4 hilarious and lovely children, with my husband, Rick. We enjoy being together outside as much as possible. Flying kites, playing games, tending to a ginormous veggie garden or hiking the quarries around us. 

Hot Locks Salon of Westlake
Hot Locks Salon of Westlake

Sue

Hair Professional 

Hello my name is Sue!
I started my career straight out of high school and have been working in this industry for 30 years. I specialize in highlighting, color and hair design. I have worked with many different color & hair care lines including Matrix, Goldwell, Aquage & Actiiv. I believe that continuing education in this field is very important not only to keep up with trends & products but to also understand & maintain them. Having owned my own business in the past, I understand that clients are the heart of our business I am grateful to have maintained most of my clientele my entire career . I am very passionate about what I do and believe that working hard and keeping my clientele satisfied keeps them looking their best.

Hot Locks Salon of Westlake
Hot Locks Salon of Westlake

Cassie

Hair / Nail Professional

Hey! I’m Cassie and you can find me in every corner of the salon. I received my cosmetology license in 2012 for hair and nails and I have been with Hot Locks ever since. Most recently, I have been trained and certified for eyelash extension application. I love a good Balayage, braiding and styling. I also enjoy my time at Hot Locks doing shellac manicures and creating personalized nail art designs! If I’m not behind the chair you can usually catch me at home cuddling my kitty, Minerva. Or at the Metroparks, I love being outside.

Hot Locks Salon of Westlake
Hot Locks Salon of Westlake

Marilyn

Hair Professional 

I have been a Hairstylist for 25+ years and an employee at Hot Locks Salon for 18 years. I enjoy being a hairstylist because of the interaction with my clients. There’s nothing better than helping someone find what looks best on them and giving them the tools to maintain a fabulous new look. I enjoy doing hair color and highlights! I really love it when I can change someone’s look with a pop of color, it can add a lot of dimension. I also enjoy giving Perms! A permanent wave has really evolved over the years.  A perm is a great way to add volume and texture and completely change a hairstyle. My razor cut will take the bulk out of your hair and add a lot of texture. It can give a really edgy/modern style. I am married to my husband,  Jim and have two teenage sons. I love the beach and driving my Mustang convertible in the summer. It’s a great stress reliever for me!
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Keri

Hair / Nail Professional 

I’m Keri, I came to Hot Locks five years ago easily fitting right into this crazy family. With almost 8 years of experience, I am a hair and nail force to be reckoned with. I love to give a good pedi and then move all the way up for a picture perfect up-style! I enjoy creating a look for my clients with color, cut and volume with Up All Night by Biomega, (My favorite product from Aquage). I specialize in Baylayage for a simple, subtle lift to a beautiful blonde. When I’m not coming up with new nail designs, I can be found working on new and exciting projects at my new house or planning get-togethers with my large family.

 

Hot Locks Salon of Westlake
Hot Locks Salon of Westlake

Nicole

Hair Professional 

Hi I’m Nicole! I have been a hair specialist since 2000! I love keeping up with my education and learning all the new and upcoming trends. My goal is to keep my clients looking their very best! If you want something special done with your hair I love to see pictures so we can try our best to get you to that exact style/color. I will always help guide my clients into a style that works best for them! My specialites include: hair cutting, styling, coloring and highlighting. My favorite thing about working in this industry is my clients. The smiles I see when they leave my chair are priceless. 

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Melissa

Hair Professional 

My name is Melissa, and I always start my day with a vanilla iced coffee! I want to share with you that this has always been my dream job. I have always been someone that loves making other people happy and feel good about themselves. I’ve been in the hair industry for 10 years now and 10 years from now I will still be behind the chair! I got married in 2019 to my high school sweetheart and I hope to have a few children within the next couple of years. In the salon, hair color, especially highlights, are my favorite. I enjoy learning new techniques and color combinations. I love my blondes! Hot Locks has definitely helped me build my clientele and my career. I love the girls I work with, they make every work day so much fun!

Hot Locks Salon of Westlake
Hot Locks Salon of Westlake

Makenna

Hair / Microblading Professional 

Hey there, I’m Makenna. I’ve been in the beauty industry since the summer of 2016! This industry is really exciting and constantly intriguing me because there is so much room for creativity and change. I’ve always been excited to learn the latest trends and styles so I can give my clients the most up to date looks! My favorite services to perform for my clients are waxing and hair coloring. I specialize in Microblading for your brows. Check my Instagram for samples of my work. One of my favorite parts about this job is how rewarding it is to make people happy and feel more confident about themselves on a day to day basis. I’m always up for an exciting challenge and look forward to seeing what I can do to put a smile on your face. I hope to see many of you reading this soon! As far as my personal life goes I love animals, my family and friends, and traveling more than I can even begin to express.
Hot Locks Salon of Westlake
Hot Locks Salon of Westlake

Dawn

Nail Professional

Hi, my name is Dawn! I’ve been at Hot Locks Salon for 16 years and have been the lead nail tech for the past 11 years. I love giving a great pedicure and making your natural nails look amazing with a Shellac manicure! But most of all I really enjoy getting to know my clients and hearing their life stories! I love learning about new nail art techniques and new products. During my free time, Rod and I like to take our 3 kids and go on day trips to Amish country, Cedar Point, Baylor Beach, camping and fishing!

Hot Locks Salon of Westlake

Madigan

Hair / Nail Professional

Hi, I’m Madigan! I’ve been in the beauty industry, and at Hot Locks Salon, for five years now. I’ve always been interested in the salon industry and decided early on I would be working in it. I started my career at 18 and never looked back!  My favorite part about my job is that I get to take care of people and lift their spirits. I can offer you a variety of services. Hair, nails, makeup, and I am certified in lash extensions. If you want it, I can create it! If I had to pick a favorite service it  would be any type of blonding/highlighting/balayage/etc. When I am not at the salon I am probably at home with my fiancé, chihuahuas, and my 75+ houseplants. 

Hot Locks Salon of Westlake
Hot Locks Salon of Westlake

Jeanne

Hair Professional

Hi I’m Jeanne! I have been a hair stylist for 35 years.  I enjoy my job because I make people pretty which makes them feel happy!  One of my favorite things to do is highlighting.  I love the summertime and soaking up the sun. I enjoy taking walks with my husband. I also love to watch my stepsons play football and basketball. I am so happy to be apart of the team here at Hot Locks! 
Hot Locks Salon of Westlake

Biljana

Hair Professional

Hi there! My name is Biljana and I have been a cosmetologist for 17 years! I am a new employee of Hot Locks and I am excited to start this new adventure with the Hot Locks crew. I have wanted to be a hairdresser since I was a young girl and made that dream a reality in 2003! My favorite part about being a hairdresser is coloring and highlighting to give hair different dimensions. In my spare time I like hanging out with my son and travelling across the globe. Book with me today and lets make your hair dreams come true!

440.892.0097

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Salon Hours

Monday 12PM–9PM
Tuesday 9AM–9PM
Wednesday 9AM–9PM
Thursday 9AM–9PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–4PM
Sunday 10AM-4PM

31130 Center Ridge Rd.
Westlake, OH 44145

Hot Locks Salon of Westlake
Hot Locks Salon of Westlake