Meet The Team
Tricia is the Owner of Polished Hair Lounge as well as a full time stylist and Wella Master Color Expert. Tricia is a native of Davenport, IA and comes from a family of entrepreneurs. With a passion for business and beauty, she opened Polished Hair Lounge on March 1, 2018.
Tricia has 16 years of experience in the Cosmetology field and continues to hone her skills in coloring, cutting, styling, and makeup. She enjoys working on-set for photo shoots and has had her work published several times.
When she isn't running her business, working behind the chair or continuing her education, Tricia spends time with husband Jose and son Luke at their home in the McClellan Heights neighborhood or spending time with her family and friends. Traveling, going to concerts and great food are also some of her favorite things!
You can follow her work on Instagram at @tresses_by_tricia.
Shandra has been doing hair for 16 years and has been licensed across 4 states. She began her career in Bloomington, Indiana where she completed an extensive apprenticeship after finishing cosmetology school. From there, she moved on to a salon in the trendy neighborhood of Wicker Park in Chicago before finding her way to the Quad Cities in 2012. She has traveled as far as New York City to continue her education in the hair industry.
Hanging out with husband Max, daughters Romona & Ruth and friends keeps Shandra busy when she's not behind the chair. They enjoying traveling and riding bikes or taking care of their 3 dogs.
You can follow her work on Instagram at @hairbyshandralauren.
Gema graduated cosmetology school in 2012 and has kept up with trends by taking continuing education courses and learning about haircuts, updos and new color techniques. She loves the constant change in the industry, and the relationships she gets to build with clients. She is also fluent in Spanish!
While the salon is her home away from home she has two children she spends most of her time with, Luciano and Isaa. They love to travel but also enjoy a great family cook out at home.
You can follow her work on Instagram at @hairgems.bygema.
Martha is a recent graduate of cosmetology school and is super excited to get her career going. She feels for a beginner, she is very confident in her work and loves to try new things. She loves working with vivid colors and big transformations!
In her free time she loves making all different kinds of art- specifically drawing and painting! She also teaches a couple of dance classes when she's not in the salon. Cuddling with her cat Sweetie after a long day and trying new and interesting foods are her favorite!
Keep up with her work on Instagram at @hair_by_marthab.
Kayla has been in the hair industry for 4 years. She values staying up to date on new trends and styles by taking continuing ed classes in her spare time! Her favorite services to perform are blonding and intricate styles.
In her freetime she hangs out with her kitten Milo, spends time with her roommate, friends, and family. She also enjoys outdoor sports. At home Kayla likes listening to music while cooking homemade meals!
Keep up with Kaylas work on Instagram at @glamglowkayla.