Meet the Stylists!
Margarita Torres

Business Manager, Owner

Margarita graduated from Arrow Beauty School in 1989. She also studied to become a Licensed Massage Therapist, graduating from the National College of Naprapathic Medicine in 2003.

 

As a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon owner, Margarita takes pride in her team's unwavering commitment to enriching and expanding their skill sets through continuing education. Margarita and her team attend an array of Paul Mitchell classes, hair shows, symposiums and other beauty industry educational events throughout the year.

 

Margarita specializes in pretty much every aspect of the salon. She loves to transform her guest and make them and feel their very best.

 

Margarita enjoys volunteering at races and marathons. She has volunteered as a Massage Therapist at the Chicago Marathon, New York Marathon, and Boston Marathon. Her dream is to be able to volunteer and contribute her talent in a different country. On her free time Margarita likes to exercise and discover new local restaurants.


“I love to work here because I turned my passion into my career.”


Angie Torres

Cosmetologist, Esthetician, and Social Media Manager

Angie graduated from Capelli Academy of Cosmetology School in 2004, Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute in 2008, Wilbur Wright College with an Associate degree in 2010, and Le Cordon Bleu in 2011.

She additionally graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a degree in Business Management in 2017. Angie performs an array of services and specializes in haircuts for the whole family, hair color, coloring eyelashes, coloring eyebrows, blow outs and styling, full body waxing, and skin care. Besides performing salon services, Angie is also in charge of all the social media content on our social media accounts. On Angie’s free time she likes to read and watch motivational content.


“Working here enables me to express my talent through a form of hair and constant technology changes.”


Josephine Vega

Cosmetologist

Josephine graduated from Capelli Academy of Cosmetology in 1995 and graduated from Wilbur Wright College with an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts in 2006. She has 19 years of experience with 7 years of experience at Conexión Salon and Spa. Josie specializes in color, haircuts for the whole family, full body waxing, blow outs, and up styling.


“I like the fact that we are a team here and there is never an I in team.”


Martha Aguilar

Cosmetologist

Martha graduated from Wilfred Academy of Cosmetology in 1985. She has a long history of salon experience. 32 years of experience to be exact, with 7 years at Conexión Salon and Spa. Martha specializes in perms, body waves, haircuts for the whole family, color, roller sets, and styling. On her free time she likes to garden and spend time with her grandchildren.


“I love working here because of the Paul Mitchell salon education I am able to receive and show my clients new trends in the industry.”


Chris Cottles

Cosmetologist

Chris graduated from the Academy of Cosmetology in 1978. He has 39 years of salon experience, with 7 years of experience at Conexión Salon and Spa. Chris specializes in perms, body waves, haircuts for the whole family, color, blow outs and styling. On his free time, Chris enjoys watching sports.


“I love how everyone is so laid back here and we are able to grab bounce back ideas from each other.”


Selena Sanchez

Cosmetologist

Selena graduated from Paul Mitchell The School- Chicago campus in 2012. With 5 years of Conexión Salon and Spa experience, Selena specializes in haircuts for the whole family, ombre, balayage, all Paul Mitchell color lines, women’s and men’s styling ( up-do’s and blowouts), and hair  braiding. Selena likes exploring the city, eating good food, and is always looking for new experiences.


“I love how it is full of good vibes in here, which allows for my creativity to grow.”