about us

Our Team

Our team takes pride in the quality of our work and we are always seeking out education in our specialties to continually give you the best service.

Tracy Sternig


Tracy attended the Institute of Beauty and Wellness in Milwaukee, WI. She graduated at the top of her class in 2003. She is continually attending continued education to stay on top of the latest techniques. She holds Certifications in Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning, Microneedling (CIT) and the Oxygeneo+ Super Facial and Skin Firming System.

Tracy loves the challenge of individualized skin care and never skimps on exceeding your expectations of luxury relaxation. She has found her passion in treating acne and anti-aging treatments but never passes up an opportunity to take a waxing appointment. “My goal is to make every person I get the opportunity to work with feel like the best version of themselves; not a predetermined idea of “beauty”. We’re all different and that should be celebrated.”

Stella DuBrava

Stylist/Owner of Stella & June, A Part of Citrine + Sage

Stella graduated from the Vici Aveda Institute in 2009 and has gone on to study at the Sassoon Academy in Chicago, the Arrojo Academy in New York, and with Kevin Murphy and his brilliant team in Las Vegas. She has worked with many product lines and was briefly a color educator, but found it was taking too much of her time away from clients. She currently works with Kevin Murphy products and became a Certified Session Stylist with the brand in 2018.

When it comes to haircutting she excels at everything from precision cuts to razor shags and is a self proclaimed “bangs enthusiast”. She has a special talent for crafting her client’s hair color to their cut as well as personality. If you’re looking to try something new she would love to set up a consultation and brainstorm possibilities with you!

Michelle Streng

Stylist / A Part of Citrine + Sage

Michelle attended the Vici Aveda Institute and graduated in 2001. She has owned her own business as a stylist since 2008. Michelle also has a passion for fitness and overall wellness. She is your go-to girl to get that healthy shiny hair from the inside out.

Michelle specializes in ‘wash n wear’ styles and color like the perfect shiny brunette and clean blondes but never walks away from an opportunity to showcase her skills with a bold cut or color. She prides herself on creating styles that are easy to recreate at home; even for the most “hair inept”.

When you see Michelle expect it to be like you’re visiting an old friend every time you’re in her chair; whether it’s your first time or your 1000th! She always takes the time to really listen to what you want out of your style, what you love about your hair and what struggles you face with your hair. You’ll never leave her chair without a look you love and feeling your most confident.

James Kaddatz

Stylist/Owner of St. James Place, a part of Citrine + Sage

James has been a part of the beauty industry since 1981. He got his foot in the door doing makeup for photo shoots at The Beautiful People Modeling Agency and later transitioned into teaching the ‘Art of Application’ for Lancome and Chanel.

James has spent many years cultivating his skills as stylist and color expert. He has completed additional color training at Davines and has been an educator himself for Arteck, TIGI and Goldwell. He is proud and honored to have trained fellow colleagues that are currently working as Platform Artists in the industry throughout the Midwest.

Expect every visit with James to be a comprehensive luxury experience. He takes pride in knowing that he offers his clients the finest of hair care and coloring services and products.

St. James Place Couture; specialty, one of a kind and made to order pieces are also available at Citrine + Sage

Brittany Balisteri

Stylist/Owner of Hair Bar MKE, a part of Citrine + Sage

Brittany was born into the Beauty Industry and realized she had a passion for hair at a very young age. She decided to follow in her mom’s footsteps and graduated from The Paul Mitchell School in 2009. She makes continued education and staying on top of current trends a priority.

She’s never met a blonde she didn’t like! Keeping blondes blonde, bright and natural is her claim to fame. Not a blonde? Don’t worry. She can do anything from giving her clients that, “I don’t get my hair colored; it’s natural” look to adding a pop of the latest Fashion Colors or teaching you how to get the look of your dreams with as little maintenance as possible.

Jamie Mantyh

Stylist/A part of Citrine + Sage

Jamie graduated from The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, located in Milwaukee WI, in 2008 and loves everything about hair and this incredible industry as a whole. 

She has always had a passion for hair and believes that a big part of achieving extraordinary hair is having a great relationship with her clients. When she gets to know her clients personality and lifestyle she’s able to create magic! 

Jamie loves a challenge so don’t be afraid to come to her with your wildest hair dreams but she also loves a natural, lived in look so no matter what you’re looking for she’s your go to girl! Being our only stylist that resides in Whitefish Bay don’t be afraid to stop her and say hi when you see her out and about (usually with her son) and when she’s home she’s typically watching Brad Mondo hair videos so she’s always on top of trends and techniques.