meet our staff
Gails early career started at the University of Southern Maine, where she received her BS in Social Work and a MSED in Counseling. Always interested in hair design and color Gail first apprenticed with Teresa Lewis at Image Makers in South Portland. She later moved to New Haven, Connecticut, where she managed Faricellis Salon.
In 1989, Gail returned to Maine and opened her current hair salon, Illusions, in Pepperell Square. Gail has always had a special interest in hair color and has worked with and is certified with many color manufacturers. She is committed to education, having attended Hair Color USA in Miami and Los Angeles. Gail has trained in New York with Beth Menardi and David Windsor and in Los Vegas with Gina Kahn. She is also a certified hair colorist with All-Nutrients, having attended classed taught by Lisa Kelley.
Gail is a skilled listener, and brings a variety of skills to enhance your experience. If you feel that your wants and needs are not being, heard give Gail a call. Gail owns a home in Saco with her husband, which they share with three cats and three spirited yorkies.
Born and raised in Maine, Lola has worked as a top hairstylist for more than 30 years. Lola has received advanced education from many of the industries best hair color educators.
Having been a salon owner herself for many years, Lola has been a valued stylist at Illusions. Lola has been instrumental in providing educational beauty classes and seminars for clients. Because of Lola's experience, she brings a strong viewpoint and committed approach to each client. If you are unsure of what you want and need extra guidance, Lola is the stylist for you. Lola is newly married and lives in Saco with her two Chihuahuas. She has two grown daughters and an adorable grandson. Lola enjoys the beach, roller skating and motorcycles.
Linda Bogatses is a 1998 gradate of Head Hunter Hair Design in Portland, Maine. She has worked at Illusions for 17 years. Linda completed advanced training in hair coloring and cutting. She also has a special interest in waxing and natural nail care. She is known for her excellent pedicures. She has extensive experience in cutting, coloring, foiling and is certified in Perfectress hair extensions. She also enjoys men's hairstyling including clipper and razor cutting. Linda has a warm positive outlook and will guarantee a warm comfortable experience. Linda is eager to please, and is attentive to your needs. She has two grown children, a son and daughter, and her interests include yoga, spinning, running and gardening.
Lindsay is a graduate of Maine College of Art, GIA and Spa Tech Institute in Portland, Maine. While working in the jewelry industry, she became interested hair design and makeup. She came to Illusions from an Aveda Salon and her passion for the products is evident in the quality of her work. Lindsay is very artistic and adds a lot of innovative artistic flair to everything she does. If your looking for the newest most creative style or color, then Lindsay is the stylist for you.
Lindsay has completed micropigmentation training at ACAS in Boca Raton and is certified to provide permanent makeup services. She can enhance your lips, fill in brows or add eyeliner to give you a fresh natural look that will last for years.
She is also a certified Nova Lash expert, adding the much sought after lash extension services to Illusions menu.
Lindsay has also provided her hairstyling expertise for film and fashion shows. She enjoys up do's and creative wedding styles.
If your looking for hair extensions, she is well versed in many types of applications and certified in Perfectress extensions. Make an appointment for a complementary consultation.
Lindsay is married and lives in Waterboro with her husband and four children.