Our Team



Hi! I’m Julie Hrobat and I opened Hot Locks Salon many years ago as an excited, hard working hair stylist who loved the Salon business. I love the creativity, the people I meet, and most importantly making men and woman look and feel great when they leave my chair! As the years have passed that little salon has grown big, to offer services and products I couldn’t have dreamed of! If you haven’t checked out our full menu of services please do. We have a lot to offer from head to toe beauty!


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!


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. 


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.


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.


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!


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.



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. 


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!


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.


Massage Therapist 

I have  more than 13 years of experience and am licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio. I enjoy helping my clients find relief from stress and pain in the body. I use my ongoing training and skills to provide a customized massage to meet each clients’ needs. I’ve been trained in Therapeutic, Swedish, Neuromuscular, Lomi Lomi, and Chair Massage. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, hiking, camping and traveling.


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. 


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!



Hi! My name is Kayle. I am new in the industry but don’t let that fool you. I have been assisting at Hot Locks for almost a year and have gained so much knowledge. I graduated cosmetology school with high recommendations and was the first of my class to get my cosmetology license. I always dreamed of working in this field. When I was young, my aunt would always take me to the salon  where she worked to get my nails and hair done. I fell in love instantly. When I would leave the salon, I felt so great about myself and I wanted to be able to give that to others. 



The Queen

Hey there everyone! My name is Denise, and I am the Salon Coordinator at Hot Locks! Ask any memeber of the staff and they will tell you I bring the pizzazz to the salon on a daily basis! I have  degrees in both Marketing and Fashion Merchandising which I put to good use throughout our salon. All the festive decor, fun to read newsletters and amazing
promotions are just a few of the visions I accomplish and I do it all while raising two teenagers and two dogs!!!



Hey there folks! The names Samantha,  Sam for short. I am a new hire at Hot Locks Salon and Spa and I couldn’t be happier with my choice in career change. Having been in the medical field for over 10 years, it was quite a culture shock to move into a career in the beauty industry, however, its been the best decision I have ever made for myself. I cannot do hair or nails to save my life! I am here to book your appointments, manage our social media and any other management duties that need to be done! I handle a lot of the behind the scenes things that happen at Hot Locks to keep clients and employees happy and things running smoothly. In my spare time I enjoy refurbishing furniture, remodeling my home, decorating and reading. I absolutely love Star Wars and Harry Potter! I have the most wonderful guy in my life, the greatest friends and the best family a girl could ask for. Life is pretty amazing! So give me a call and lets get you into the salon soon! 


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Salon Hours

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

31130 Center Ridge Rd.
Westlake, OH 44145