the roommates.


Kanaan Rhodes - owner. level 4 AA stylist. salon educator. redken national educator/artist.

Kanaan graduated cosmetology school in Missouri in 2010.  She trained under a Redken specialist for a year to gain experience before beginning work with her own guests in 2011. Kanaan believes in doing as much continuing education as possible. She has trained in New York City at the Redken Exchange nine times and in other states multiple times. She is Redken certified in Color, Design, and Finishing. In 2015 she decided to take the next step in her career and became a Redken Artist so she can educate other hairstylists across the U.S. Kanaan loves meeting new guests in the salon and likes to give consultations to clients in order to understand their wants and needs and to educate them on their own hair. In 2017, Kanaan opened the room. Hair Design Studio and hired a full staff. She is fully committed to educating the next generation of stylist in her Salon Company.

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'"


Austin Gibson - salon manager. level 1 stylist. redken specialist.

  Austin moved to Cape Girardeau to pursue his dream of becoming a hairstylist. While enrolled in cosmetology school he started as a salon coordinator, learning all the outs and in of our salon. Upon graduation, Austin began the Associate Program training underneath Kanaan Rhodes. He was also coached one-on-one with our Summit Coach to enhance his leadership skills to become Salon Manager of our company. Austin believes education is a top priority in his career, not only for himself but for his guest, too. Austin is a Redken Specialist with future plans of being Hair Color, Design and Finish certified. Austin wants to become a Redken Artist so that he can travel and spread his knowledge to help other stylists around the US. Whether he is behind the chair or working an event in the community, we guarantee you’ll be greeted with a warm smile and eagerness to help. 

A quote he lives by is, “If you don’t go after what you want, you will never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer will always be no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” 


Jessalyn Williamson - level 1 stylist.


Jessalyn is one of the amazing stylists who work here at the room. She first starting doing hair in 2015, working at a couple different salons before finally finding her salon home. Growing up, Jessalyn loved cutting her doll’s hair and knew that’s what she wanted to do when she grew up. Don’t worry though, she has improved since then! 

Jessalyn graduated from Renaissance Beauty Academy as a level 4 and plans to make her way through the level system at the room. As well! She is aware of and sensitive to the challenges of disappointment and dissatisfaction and can provide professional solutions to make you look fabulous! In addition, she wants to make your time with her a pleasant and relaxing break in your day.

Using Redken was a change for her but she instantly fell in love with the products and everything they have to offer. Along with hair services Jessalyn also offers waxing, dermaplaning and nail services. 


Shauna Hilton - associate stylist.

Currently earning her way through our cosmetology masters program under Kanaan Rhodes. 

Shauna Graduated from renaissance beauty academy in October 2019. she has known since she was a toddler that doing hair and make up was her passion and there was no question what she wanted to do for a living. Shauna is currently a Hairstylist but also specializes as Make up Artist, and Nail Tech. She plans to continue her Redken education as well as possibly becoming a nail educator one day. 

When Shauna is not at work she loves being out on her farm with her dogs and doing rodeos in the summer.


Malorie Mueller - Salon Coordinator


Alexis Schmidt - Salon Coordinator

Alexis is finishing general education at Cape Central High school. She has been in customer service since December 2018. In her free time she likes to hang out with family and friends, making memories, playing softball and swimming! Alexis looks forward to assisting you with your appointments and hair needs!