meet our staff

david wenzel

David’s mom first put the idea into his head to become a stylist when david was in banking at the time for 10 years. Unfortunately, when he was looking at going to school for cosmetology his schedule just would not work with his job in banking. Then in 2010 David’s father passed away a few months after his grandmother. This was the moment that sparked his drive and realizing that life is too short not to try. Now 7 years later David has grown by leaps and bounds. He continued his education by 600 hours to obtain his instructors education. After working part time at a school and part time in a salon David decided to work for another salon in town where his craft and skill grew. David now has the education and holds the title of  Wella Master Color Expert, which took about a year to complete as well as one of the very few Ouidad Certified Stylists in the entire state of Missouri. He also auditioned and was accepted to become an  Eufora Regional Educator. 

Jesus arizaga

Jesus is the husband and co-owner of David Wenzel Salon and Arizaga Home. Jesus has always wanted to do something that matters; something that can make an impact in peoples lives. With his passion and drive he and David decided to open up Wenzel Salon and their sister company Arizaga Home. You will often see Jesus working at the front desk, checking things out in the salon and tending to his customers in the Home Store. You will not find another individual as hard of a worker as he is. Jesus puts his heart and determination in everything he does and it clearly shows in the design and concept of his and his husbands businesses. 

abigail belt

Abigail Belt is our Client Relations Manager here at David Wenzel Salon. She’s currently a student at Missouri State University and is studying Political Science. She’s been involved in organizing activity in the hair industry for close to 3 years and knows what it takes to create an efficient and positive salon environment. She oversees client relations, training, product management and event organization. Outside of work she enjoys watching documentaries, traveling, and practicing yoga. Any question you may have, Abigail has an answer for it!

becka mccroskey

Becka McCroskey has been doing hair for 5 years. From the moment she touched hair her natural talent and artistry shone through. Recognizable by her bright blue hair, she excels at all coloring services and haircuts. She is also David Wenzel Salon’s lead makeup artist and can perform service for any occasion including weddings, dances, formal events, festivals and anything else that you could think of. Her balayages are seamless and her cuts are detailed. In her spare time she enjoys studying, collecting crystals, spending time with her animals, reading tarot cards, going to festivals, studying astrology and being in nature. Becka is also an artist with some of her work featured at Arizaga Home. She is an Aquarius, making her progressive, independent and focused on humanitarian work. She has a green thumb and and is an active political influencer. Given the chance, Becka will work magic on your hair. 

Kira blighton

Kira Blighton is a vibrant and extremely talented stylist. Her spirit and artistry shows through in all of her work. Don’t let Kira’s laid back style fool you, she can achieve any look from laid back to classic to modern. Her communication skills and charm will make your time in her chair seem almost like a trip to the spa. She performs haircut and color services and, is a certified Ouidad curly hair expert. After one appointment with Kira you will find a trusted confidant, good friend, and amazing stylist all in one. 

Brandy razavi

Brandy Razavi has been doing hair fro many years and it certainly shows. She always wows her clients by listening to their wants and being attentive to their needs. She is a very talented stylist and she loves transforming hair whether it be natural or vivid colors. Her transformational colors will astound you and with every service she performs, her attention to detail is incredible. Her passion truly shows through in everything she does. Her look is edgy, but she can create classic and avant garde styles alike. She performs women’s cut and color services, keratin treatments, perms, and mens’s cuts. Brandy is a hardworking and creative professional who you will want to keep returning to again and again. 

Brooke peterson

Brooke Peterson is the Lead Assistant at David Wenzel Salon. She is currently a student at Paul Mitchell The School. Springfield born, she graduated from Parkview High School and is passionate about helping this community to look and feel their best. Her work history includes nannying and coaching gymnastics at Dynamics. In her free time she enjoys traveling, watching Cardinal games and being around her pets. Brooke is a valuable asset to this company and the talent that she already has, shows us that she will be an amazing stylist. 

sophia thorn

Sophia came from West Plains, Missouri to attend cosmetology school. Eventually she found her love in blondes and later trained in extensions. When you sit in her chair you will absolutely love her personality and the talent she has to create your desired hair. 

stefanie victor

Stefanie has the personality that will make you fall in love with her. Her attention to her craft is unmatched. You can tell that she cares for her clients and what she does. Stefanie is a travel fanatic and when not in the salon creating beautiful hair you can find her traveling or enjoying movies with her fur babies.