Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Meraki Salon and Spa!

If you had the chance to visit us over the last few months, thank you! We appreciate your continued support and can’t wait to welcome new friends to the Salon and Spa in 2018! We are so excited to see what this new year has in store for our salon, and each team member, as we work towards the common goal of ensuring each client leaves the salon completely satisfied and obsessed with their beautiful hair and skin!

Although we never wish away a holiday or New Year’s celebration, It’s never too early to start planning how you’re going to spoil that special someone on Valentine’s Day!

To those still looking for the perfect gift for their loved one, look no further! Meraki will make this Valentine’s Day an effortless, one-stop-shop! Pick up a Meraki Salon and Spa gift card, at any denomination, that can be used towards any service or product available at the salon!


If you’re looking to pick out a more personalized gift or arrange a spa day for the one you love, take advantage of our Valentine’s Day Special, which includes a luxurious, hour long Eminence facial, a deep conditioning treatment and a blowout service for only $130! These services can be scheduled the same day, or broken up into separate days based on the client’s choosing! This special promotion will be offered until February 13th, 2018!


Speaking of days full of love, Meraki is so excited to announce that bridal services are now available! Brides can choose from packages available at the salon or choose on-location services and allow Meraki to come to you on your special day! For further details and information, please call the salon to speak with Jacqueline more about these awesome services!

Meraki is happy to serve not just brides-to be, but also that special mama-to be! 20+ weeks and can’t lay flat? No worries! Molly has mama-to be roll to their side during their Eminence facial. There is no safer facial during pregnancy than an Eminence facial. Remember, everything you put on your skin is absorbed into the blood stream. Some product lines contain ingredients that are too harsh and unsafe while carrying baby, but not Eminence. Only the best–organic fruits, veggies, herbs, and spices!

Come check out all of the new services, accommodations and specials that Meraki has to offer not just during this special season, but every day within the salon! We look forward to serving you and pampering the ones you love!

We Are Growing!

Big changes are happening around the salon! Our team is growing and we are so excited to introduce a new stylist and esthetician to our Meraki family!

Welcome, Molly Delich!


Molly has been an esthetician for 6 years. Early in her career, she sought out to find the best organic and effective skin care line on the market for her clients. That’s when she stumbled upon Eminence Organics and truly fell in love. Molly says “Eminence offers products that are so pure that you can see the fresh fruit pulps and herbs and smell the spices.” She loves that with Eminence she’s able to customize each and every facial for the clients specific skin type. She is a detailed perfectionist when treating the skin and works with her clients to achieve the very best desired results.

Not only do her clients come to her for her deep knowledge of skin conditions and treatments, but also for her waxing expertise. She has the ability to give the perfect brow to each client that lays on her table. She takes the face shape, hair growth, and natural brow shape into consideration before waxing each eyebrow to perfection.

Molly loves her clients, and truly dedicates her work to making each individual look and feel their very best!

All of our facials are customized to meet your individual needs. We incorporate Eminence 100% Organic Products, extractions, and a Hungarian neck, shoulder and arm massage. Schedule an appointment with our Esthetician Molly to experience the best facial in Springfield. Molly will choose the perfect facial that meets your individual needs and will best help you achieve your skincare goals!

Eminence Custom Facial
A custom facial to target your individual skincare needs. This facial begins with a personal evaluation followed by a deep cleanse and exfoliating process. A customized combination of masques work to balance out the skin and put moisture back into the barriers. Our custom Eminence facial leaves your skin feeling firmer, fresher, and radiant.

Eminence Detox Facial
A deep cleansing and stimulating facial that allows for optimal circulation and detox of the skin. Eminence herbs and spices are used to invigorate and rejuvenate, while lavender and honey work to calm and restore. The perfect facial to give your skin a “fresh start”.

Eminence Seasonal Facial
Using the Eminence collection, we offer a seasonal facial that changes at least four times a year to be in sink with your skin’s seasonal needs. This facial is customized using in-season ingredients to ensure polished skin. You will leave feeling glowing and gorgeous.

Now through the month of January, any new client that books a facial service with Molly and shares this blog post will receive a complimentary lip and eye treatment added onto their facial service!


Welcome, Brandy Kruse!


Brandy grew up wanting to become a crime scene investigator but her plans soon changed after working at a hair salon throughout high school. Having the opportunity to make people feel and look beautiful is the reason she chose to become a hair stylist. Brandy enjoys lived in color, textured cuts and special occasion updos. Brandy’s number one goal is to focus on the best hairstyle for each individual’s lifestyle. Her passion for this industry continues to grow each and everyday and she is determined to make everyone’s hair goals come to life. Meraki is very excited to add Brandy’s talent, passion and creative style to their team!

Any new client that books a hair service with Brandy or Taryn will receive $20 off their total service cost!

We all recognize that front desk team members help guide the ship and we are so grateful to introduce our newest receptionist and Apprentice, Erica Williams!


Erica is just beginning her career with Meraki Salon & Spa as an Apprentice and front desk team member. Erika will manage our front desk throughout her apprenticeship while she receives on the job training, support, guidance and continued education to facilitate her future move to Stylist at Meraki. Erica graduated from the University of Spa and Cosmetology Arts in November of 2017. Her continued eagerness to learn and train excites us for her future with Meraki. Erica is a Pawnee native, with 6 years Active Duty, and currently is still serving in the Air Guard. She specializes in working with long hair, creating updos and casual styles that can be worn all day. Erica’s philosophy is simple: She believes the right hair color and cut can be transformative!

As always, our goal at Meraki is to offer a high level of service and comfort to each client that steps through our door. With a growing team and evolving salon, we have been so fortunate to see familiar faces and welcome several new clients since we opened our doors to the public in early October. We continue to thank you all for helping make our continued growth and success possible. Please continue to follow our blog for special promotions and also our Facebook page for updates on last minute openings, giveaways and salon updates!

Please call 217-679-7736 to book any of your hair and skincare services and our team would be glad to schedule you with the perfect team member to meet your individual needs!




The Day is Here.

Tomorrow is the big day and we can hardly wait!

The opening day celebration at Meraki will begin at 4:00pm with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony we will host our open house! Once inside Meraki you can tour the salon, meet our staff, and enter to win several awesome prize baskets, including hundreds of dollars worth of amazing Eufora hair product, locally crafted jewelry, candles and even FREE HAIRCUTS FOR A YEAR!

Each guest will receive five raffle tickets when you enter the salon and you’ll be able to use your personal tickets to enter the prize raffles! The best part is that you can use one raffle ticket for a chance to win EACH basket, or if you love a certain basket and want more opportunity to take that one home, you can use all five tickets on the single basket of your choice! Winners will be drawn at the end of the evening and winners do not need to be present to win! If you share this blog post and show a Meraki staff member, you’ll receive an EXTRA raffle ticket!

Aside from offering several of the beautiful pieces within the raffle baskets, guests will notice a beautiful display of custom jewelry that is available for sale at Meraki. Not only does the staff rave about the jewelry, our guests that have visited the salon love it, as well! Pricing rages (on average) from $15-30 per piece and sets are customizable, orders can be placed and pieces displayed are available for immediate sale! You won’t want to miss these trendy and stunning pieces!

Holiday gift sets have also arrived at Meraki and Christmas will be here before we know it! We have different sets available for purchase for all of your hair care needs! There is a hair specific set for each client, including sets for Moisture & Shine and Body & Shine. There are other sets that are exclusively offered in our giveaway baskets so keep an eye out for those products! Each holiday gift set is priced at $68, and includes 4 Eufora products! Make sure and stop in and take advantage of these great deals! Jacqueline or Taryn would be happy to assist you with picking the perfect set for you or your loved one!


Speaking of loved ones, while we wait for the Christmas holiday to approach, we can’t forget about the month of giving and how important it is to tell those around us how much they mean and that we are thankful! Meraki wants to help our clients, “give back” to someone they love by offering them a special offer at the salon! If you have a service completed within the month of November, make sure and ask your stylist about this special offer! All you’ll need is the name of your special someone and their current address. You won’t want to miss this!

We are so excited to see everyone tomorrow to celebrate our induction as a new small business in our great city and our OFFICIAL open house! Stop by to check out the salon, our new products and jewelry and our amazing giveaways! It’s going to be a great night at Meraki Salon and Spa!


The Big Day And More!


Hello again from Meraki, everyone!

We have had so much buzz around the salon lately and we couldn’t be more excited! We have been working tiredlessly to put the finishing touches on the salon for the past few weeks and we were thrilled to show off all of our hard work to our close friends and family at our soft-opening.

Our first day open to the public was October 10th, and that’s the day it felt, “real“. We watched everything come together, but the day our doors opened to people other than contractors, was THE day we have been waiting for, for a long time.

Although Meraki is spacious enough to accompany many stylists on the floor, we wanted to keep the vibe more intimate for awhile and only have Jacqueline and another stylist taking appointments. We look forward to growth and welcoming new clients and will be adding amazing team members to accompany that demand!

Meraki is so excited to introduce our newest creative stylist, Taryn!


Taryn has been a licensed stylist for 11 months and loves being able to be creative and make others feel beautiful. Taryn says her favorite part of every appointment is exceeding the client’s expectations and seeing them walk out of the appointment ecstatic about their hair. Taryn grew up watching her mom in the salon, since as young as she could remember. Taryn was always flipping through the pages of, “Inspire”, finding the latest trends and greatest hairstyles. Taryn chose this career because of the creativity she is able to put in to each client appointment and the love and passion she has for the industry. Schedule your appointment with Taryn in the month of October and receive 20% off your entire service!

To celebrate Meraki Salon and Spa and the joining of Taryn Whitfield to the team, please join us on Monday, November 13th for an open house/grand opening event at Meraki Salon and Spa! The Springfield Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:00pm acknowledging Meraki as a new small business in town! An open house is being held immediately after the ribbon cutting ceremony through 7:00pm, and we would love to see all new and familiar faces to help us celebrate our new adventure! Please feel free to pop in and see the space and enter to win one of our many prizes and giveaways! We will announce the prizes in more detail as we get closer to the big day! The winners will be drawn at the end of the evening and you don’t need to be present to win! Stay tuned for the prize announcements as November nears!

Although we are able to share our latest promotions via Facebook, we also want to share special offers with those that read our blog! If you share THIS blog post you will receive a complimentary conditioning treatment with your next service at Meraki! Each treatment includes a shampoo, hair specific conditioning treatment and scalp massage. Face warmers are also available for added relaxation!

As always, our amazing referral program is in place! If you refer a new friend to Meraki, they will receive 20% off their entire first service and you will be credited $10 towards your future service! This offer can be redeemed via referral cards, which can be picked up at the salon’s front desk! Make sure and grab a few at your next appointment and hand them out to friends and family to spread the Meraki love!
(must show referral card at the time of redemption)

We continue to appreciate all the love and support we receive from our clients! Drop in and see us any time to book a service or stock up on our favorite products. We are located at 2815 W. White Oaks Drive, directly behind TJ Maxx! We can’t wait to see each and every one of you for your future services at the new salon!



Here We Go!

“The soul, love and creativity you put into something; The essence of yourself that you put into your work.”

I wanted to create a blog to use not only as a tool to update clients on the salon after the doors open, but also involve them in the process of how we got to where we are today. I say “we” because I wouldn’t be where I am today without my wonderful clients that have shown me loyalty and trusted me with their hair throughout the years.

“Meraki”; I knew when choosing my salon name that I wanted it to mean something to me. I didn’t want it to involve my name or simply use the word, “hair” because to me, it’s much more, and I wanted to portray that to clients before they even stepped inside the salon. I previously had a conversation with my mother-in-law about how I wanted it to be a word or phrase that really meant something to me, or spoke to me about my career and passion. She was really helpful and started looking online for ideas. The word, “Meraki” came across her computer screen and she called me immediately and said, ” I think I found the right word.” When she told me what it was and the meaning, I instantly got the “butterflies in my stomach” feeling and I knew that was it. Without a doubt, Meraki was the name of my salon.

It is a simple, Greek word that thoroughly portrays the amount of love and passion I have for my job. Owning my own salon has always been my dream since I was a little girl and I love having the opportunity to put my own, personal, creative twist into each appointment with every one of my clients.

I want you to be a part of this salon from the ground, up. I want to share the in’s and out’s of Meraki, before the doors open in October. You can expect the salon experience at Meraki to be intimate and welcoming and I strive for this to ensure each client feels comfortable and at home before, during and after their appointment. I understand that the appointment time is often some of my client’s “moment” of relaxation, whether it’s an appointment during a lunch break, or an early morning appointment before starting your day. I want to make sure we offer the upmost relaxation, no matter the time of day or length of appointment.

The vibe and theme of Meraki will be very soft, clean and the oh-so-popular industrial/farmhouse style. You can expect the coziness of a dim lit shampoo room, accompanied by a scalp massage and the option of a warm, rice pillow for your eyes. We will have an esthetics room for the waxing services and we plan to offer facials, body treatments and lash extensions in the future! During your process time you will have a charging station available for your electronics in case you’re needing to finish work or just wanting to browse online. All of the stations at Meraki are being custom built by a woodworker in Peoria. He does amazing, personalized work and puts his heart and soul into his product. He keeps me really involved, which I love, and sends me daily progress pictures.

In addition to the custom stations being built, what makes this entire project even more special to me is that my father-in-law, who is a retired union contractor, is able to be the general contractor in the salon. He has helped build so much for the salon and I truly wouldn’t be able to do this without him. He makes sure everything is running smoothly and on schedule. It also helps that he put me on a budget and is making sure I’m actually sticking to it! It sounds shocking, but that may be the easy part because I actually hate spending money! All in all, I couldn’t do this without the continued love and support from all of my friends and family and my very supportive fiance, Brandon, who is my backbone throughout all of this. He encourages me and believes in my dream as much as I do.

I will continue to share the build progress with you all and I can’t wait to see each client when our doors open. We did it!


Meraki Salon & Spa is in the process of looking for the perfect stylist and esthetician to join the team. If you know anyone that is interested, please send them our way!


Opening Fall 2017.