If you're looking for a salon to finally call home...you've found it.
At The Cutting Edge, we believe you deserve an incredible experience that starts before you even walk into our salon.
From our friendly and knowledgeable team members happy to help you book the perfect service to our talented stylists, our entire staff truly put their heart and soul into providing the best experience for you, every time.
Founded by Kathleen Hesse, we've been serving the Racine area for over 22 years now. And true to her Mom's roots, Kathleen's daughter Brooke fell in love with the hair industry at a young age and is now taking over the salon business.
In fact, Brooke started her career early in the hair industry and has been working at The Cutting Edge Salon for her entire career.
From one generation to the next, our commitment to you is never fading: give you the best salon experience of your life, have a ton of fun along the way, and welcome you into our incredible community where you are treated like family.
Meet the team...
Don’t tell anyone, but we finally figured it out… Brooke is secretly a Unicorn! She sprinkles magic on everything she does, her (gorgeous) hair transforms into a new colorful creation every month, and everyone who is in her presence leaves completely dazzled by her vivid colors, brilliant cuts & the next level conversations that happen in her chair. These convos and her experience in the beauty industry showed her a deep need for holistic wellness in the entire community. So naturally, she was driven to fill it. Like we said, totally a magical Unicorn.
Meet Kathleen, the OG of TCE! That’s right, the one who started it all. Say hello to our very own salon founder! When she’s not making her clients-turned-friends grin ear to ear in her salon chair, you can find her dancing, working out, devouring the next book on her extensive reading list, boating, skiing, biking (...are you exhausted yet because we are…) binging Netflix, eating great food, and drinking good wine. Basically? She’s a badass inside & outside the salon and a ton of fun to hang with. You’re totally welcome. ;)
Down for a crazy fun time in and out of the salon chair? Meet Mara! Lover of cute animals, hysterical reality TV (read: trashy, duh!) anime & video games, good music & movies she’s always up to something fun. Mara fell in love with doing hair thanks to our very own magical, fearless leader Brooke Hesse (aww!) and has been whipping up incredible hair creations ever since. We heart it. And you will heart Mara so hard, too. Weird? Nah.
What do you get when you mix 1 part sweet, 1 part caffeine, 1 part artsy and a whole lotta color? You get Cameron..our very own sparkly picasso! Inspired by helping a friend fix her blue hair mishap during University, Cameron was hooked ever since on helping people create the most beautiful hair. When he’s not delighting his clients in his salon chair, you can find him drinking caffeine (duh!) doing art (also, duh!), meditating, hiking, deep in great conversation with friends, or dreaming about that Hawaii bucket list vay-cay.
Trying to keep up with Amy is like keeping up with the Kardashians (minus all the crazy drama). Not only does she adore making her clients hair beautiful and healthy in the salon, you can also find her out of the salon chasing down fun & upbeat music, playing a rousing game of soccer, diving deep into a historical fiction novel, soaking up sun rays at the beach, being outdoors, hiking, drawing or watching some of that deliciously trashy reality TV. Keep up if you can. ;)
What if we told you easy going and bubbly Kenna was not only a fabulous hair stylist but also a badass mama (to the bestest daughter), lover of delicious coffee and hilarious memes, dreamer of that bucket-list Hawaiin vacay and she always (always) has ice cream in her freezer & cheesy 2000’s shows & movies on her watchlist? Yeah, we’d be obsessed with her too. But then again, we already are! Her love of creative freedom & personal expression is infectious.
Say "hey girl heeeey" to your new super sweet, sometimes sassy, and ALWAYS snackin' best friend Sydney! She may seem a little shy at first, but by the end of your service, she'll have you cracking up and feeling amazing. Win, win..right? Although her true passion is creating new looks for her fabulous clients, you can often find her in the garage with her dad working on cars together. Fun Fact: Her very first car was a '74 VW Beetle, and she's even still got it!
If you look up the definition of sunshine, you'll find a picture of Alexis for sure! Her radiant smile and bright personality make you feel like you're sitting on a beach sipping drinks with your besties. #endlesssumer She loves making her clients look and feel great so that they can show off their very best selves. Just don't be surprised if you hear her humming along to an Elvis tune...he's her fav!
In her natural habitat, Mariah can be found drawing up tattoos for her friends or snuggled up with a good book. No matter where you find her, you can be sure to find her fury sidekick Ponyo (the cutest, sweetest, bounciest golden retriever ever!) close by. If you're into One Direction, Rom Coms, or True Crime you'll be into her. And we don't blame ya! She's funny, she's charming, and she's got the biggest heart. Basically, she glows. And after a facial with her, you will too!
Lash & Makeup Specialist
When Krista is not helping her favorite clients (spoiler alert: they're all her fav!) days be made at the salon with her amazing facials, lash lifts & tints and body waxing services...she's probably learning KPop dances. Or creating amazing art. Or dreaming about that South Korea visit (hellllo amazing culture & food). Or kicking ass in video games. Or watching the cringiest & corniest 2000's movies (we love it). We think it’s safe to say she totally passes the “awesome human” test.
This energetic being radiates #goodvibes and we are #hereforit. Mykel is a musician, writer, artist, massage therapist, tai chi instructor, and self-defense specialist who just wants to help his clients/students live healthier.
They say laughter is the best medicine, and Mykel could not agree more. At home, he's usually got a big tub of popcorn watching some kind of comedy.
If you book an appointment on a Thursday or Friday, be prepared to be welcomed by the most loveable and loyal greeter there ever was....Mister Stinkin' Linkin!
Motivated mostly by peanut butter and cheese, this sweet guy is pawsitively going to steal your heart.