Our Story

Amber Waves is pleased to be celebrating our 18th anniversary in downtown Naperville!

We are proud to be an exclusive Bumble and bumble salon. Our commitment to Bumble and bumble has brought us to new levels within our industry. Our stylists and management team receive continuing education quarterly at the Bumble University in New York City.

We at Amber Waves pride ourselves in our commitment to succeed within our industry and with you.
Enthusiasm is a state of mind.
Shannon's Story (salon director/founder)

shannon I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and both of my parents had their hands in hair. My mom was a stylist in the early 1960's era of very coufirred hair using wig pieces and lots of bobby pins. My dad worked as a barber in the 1940's era of very clean, military style cuts with lots of waxes. I always had the desire and the dream to become a hairdresser.

I grew up as a child of the "his, hers and ours," story like the children of today in a blended family. I graduated high school in 1987 and 2 weeks later, moved to Davenport, Iowa and attended the Capri Cosmetology College. Upon graduating, I moved back to Cedar Rapids for about 6 months. My friend had a connection to a salon in Naperville, IL. The two of us came to the interview and before I even said yes, we had our bags packed and were moving into an apartment in Naperville, IL.

I worked for Zano's Hair Salon for 6 years and have much appreciation for the owner, Denise Provenzano. She was an amazing mentor. The 6 years I spent at Zano's were instrumental in my growth period of hairdressing and life. I believe you should always cherish everything brought to you, good or bad, learn from it and move forward. I left Zano's to open Amber Waves in 1996. As the years have shown, I have put my love for hairdressing into my business and my staff. I am very proud to say we have done it and we will keep moving forward. I want to thank my mentors, my mom and dad, Denise Provenzano and Geno Stampora for their support and guidance. My greatest thanks goes to my 2 wonderful children, Magee and Sam.

"Everything that is done in the world is done by hope."

- Martin L. King

"We're drowning in information and starving for knowledge."

– Rutherford D. Rogers

"To get others to come into our ways of thinking, we must go over to theirs; and that is necessary to follow, in order to lead."

– W. Haglitt

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."

– W. Bagehot

Beyond Our Walls

Amber Waves believes in giving back to the community we serve through our Beyond Our Walls program. The concerns we support come from our business philosophies and guest concerns. These include women's issues, children's organizations and endeavors that promote creative or artistic enrichment.

Donations are made in the form of Amber Waves Gift Certificates to be used for services. Gift Certificates cannot be redeemed for cash.

To submit a request, please contact Jayme at shannon@amberwavessalon.com
Organizations we have supported include:
  • Benet High School
  • Junior Woman’s Leauge
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Soups On Naperville
  • Chamber Members Of Naperville
  • North Central Collage
  • Fraternal Order Of Police
  • Crosstown Pub Golf Outing
  • Dr. Bull Center For Cosmetic Surgery
  • Yucks For Youth
  • Uncork Your Support
  • Toys For Tots
  • Naperville North High School
  • Naperville Central High School
  • Washington Junior High
  • St. Francis High School
  • Little Friends
  • Naper School
  • Kidz Kabaret
  • Waubonsie Valley High School
  • Neuqua Valley High School
  • Naper Elementary School
  • Naperville Womans League
  • St Baldricks
  • Good Sherpard
  • Blessings in a Backpack
  • N.E.F.
  • Glancer Magazine
  • Naperville Magazine