Meet the Staff

14642229_10154510926641215_2381403593781112560_nJoanie Wegman — Salon Owner and Expert Top Level Stylist, Esthetician and Wellness Consultant — 15 years Experience

I received my degree as a Cosmetologist in hair skin and nails from the St. Cloud Regency Academy. From there I worked hard and took my manager’s license testing in order to work independently and get my first taste of owning a business..

J Amelia’s keeps me busy; we are an education salon which includes an apprenticeship program for stylists under 2 years experience. I train them in all the techniques and skills I have learned. I love to teach and see them come alive!

As an educated stylist, I have created several cutting techniques and haircuts which include the “Pyramid Cut” and the “Upside-down Bob”. I want to bring out what is inside and have it match who you are on the outside. I have all this knowledge about natural hair, skin and body care and how to get your best look. I’m just waiting to tell you all about it!

I have my Elite certifification in our all Organic Hair Care Line Eufora.

I love people and genuinely care about your hair, your skin and your body needs. What interests me most is the ability to give you advice on your hair and to bring about a change for you that helps you feel confident in yourself and the beautiful person you are.

I especially feel talented in performing updos and makeup and I love the creativeness of them as well. If the cut or color you have lacks a creative edge or just is not you…..come in and let me transform you!!

This job is just what I love to do! I can’t wait to meet you and educate you on having the hair or makeup look you have always wanted. I have been doing hair for 15 years and I love it more than the day I started! If the cut or color you have lacks a creative edge or just is not you…..come in and let me transform you!! I am also certified in Wellness coach and have a passion for nutritional coaching



Kaitlyn- Hair Stylist and Updo/ Makeup Artist-


I have always had a passion and talent for hair and makeup, I have been doing it my whole life. After graduating from Bethel University in St. Paul with a Bachelor’s Degree in studio art, I went on to acquire my Cosmetology license from the Aveda Institute Minneapolis. I have been doing hair professionally for about 3 years. 

I moved from my hometown of Rochester, MN to the Brainerd lakes area, having grown up with a cabin in the area I have always loved the lake culture and the people in the northland. What drew me to J Amelia’s was the high level of integrity, the attention to detail, the high quality of service and products, the clothing boutique, and of course the welcoming atmosphere.

I absolutely love having a career in the world of beauty where my artistic expertise, drive for precision, and love of people coincide to create an environment of creativity and passion! In addition to color and hair cutting, one of my strengths and favorite things to do is formal styling for weddings and special events. 

You are my canvas! I would love to meet you and help you design the look that will bring your inner beauty to the outside and bring your outer beauty to the inside. Hair care and makeup not only have the power to make us look good on the outside, but make us feel good on the inside, and everyone deserves to feel beautiful.

DebDeb Welu-
I am a massage therapist here. I have lived in this area since 1990. I attended Brainerd Community College where I took Nursing classes and graduated with a Supervisory Management Degree. I went into home care, then I was in the Physical therapy department at a nursing home, it was there that I found my skill of massage. I have education in orthopedic and pain management from James Waslasky seminars. Please come and experience a massage with me.

Emily Hansen

emily hanson

Adam Wegman — Salon Co-Owner & Owner of Stone House Jewelers

Visit the W Designs web site for more information!