Our Staff

Gail Lawrence

Owner, Nail Technician & Hair Stylist

Gail has been the owner of Perfect Illusion since 1995. She is a multifaceted cosmetologist. Gail is a nail specialist, nail educator, hairstylist, skin care practitioner, and a licensed practical nurse. Her career in the cosmetology industry started 20 years ago.

Gail specializes in the application of acrylic nails (hands & feet) and facial microdermabrasion services.

Eddie Relick

Hair Stylist

Eddie Relick, Hair Stylist at Perfect Illusion Salon

Eddie has been a stylist in Bloomington since 1980, and with Perfect Illusion since opening day at the new location in 2006.

He has had extensive hair coloring training from Logics and Clairol in New York and Chicago. The training was a curriculum aimed toward teaching at the school and salon level. He taught many classes in schools and salons in Indiana and Kentucky.

Eddie enjoys color for fun, for blending gray hair, and for modifying hair texture.

Of course, cutting hair (whether a makeover or merely for maintenance of an existing style), is a major part of his business.

He also enjoys texture modification through permanent waving, natural curl modification and specialized keratinization processes such as the Brazilian Blowout.

His clientele is multigenerational, with an accent on family and groups of friends. Pleasing people of all ages and backgrounds is a challenge that makes each day unique and fun.

Contact Eddie at blueemtwo@gmail.com or by cell phone at 812-361-5775

Barbie McDaniel-Strange

Hair Stylist

Barbie is a Bloomington native who loves everything about being here. She has been in the hair business for 16 years.

Barbie enjoys working with people. She makes appointments fun and entertaining. She excels in all forms of hair color and cutting techniques. Her specialty is permanent waving. She wants to be your friend and will help you reach your top style potential.

Carole Bowlen

Hair Stylist