Owner Cheryl Renella
Cheryl Renella is the owner of Channing’s Studio and Spa, an upscale salon nestled in the heart of Chicago’s iconic Gold Coast neighborhood on Oak Street.
With over 35 years of experience in the beauty industry, she has perfected the art of corrective eyebrow shaping, garnering her significant media attention and multiple, “Best of Best” honors and has been fortunate to call Angelina Jolie, Whitney Houston, Julia Roberts, Vince Vaughn, and numerous other high-profile names her clients.
She’s done work for hit television shows and movies in LA, spent time on set in New York for Fashion Week, and accompanied European tours such as the Rolling Stones as a freelance artist. Cheryl is also Chicago’s go-to for eyelash and brow tinting, customized skin care treatments, professional make-up application/lessons, and more!
Our Aesthetician Brittany
Brittany Woodhams has been an aesthetician for 9 years during which she has gained knowledge and experience in all aspects of the skin. From working in spas as Lead Aesthetician and trainer, to Medical Assisting as an aesthetician in dermatology, Brittany combines her expertise with her passion for all her client’s skin care needs.
She specializes in custom facials, body waxing, lash extensions, lash lifts, chemical peels, and dermaplaning. She believes no two faces are the same and takes a personalized approach with everyone that visits her.
In her spare time Brittany enjoys travelling to her home state of Michigan, or spends time on the lake with her 2 dogs, Lola and Dakota.
Our Acupuncturist Carrie
Carrie Sesterhenn is passionate about acupuncture and alternative medicine and it’s view of each person as an individual with unique needs and goals. Helping individuals achieve optimum wellness through this medicine, providing support though lifestyle changes, and giving them the tools they need to heal themselves are all the reasons why she fell in love with acupuncture in the first place.
After dealing with a chronic foot injury, a friend of hers suggested she try acupuncture. Not only has she not had any foot pain for the past 8 years, but during the course of her treatment a host of other chronic issues that she had resigned to live with began to improve. This led to a career change: she really connected with acupuncture’s philosophy of treating the whole person, not just their symptoms, and she wanted to help others in the same way she had been.
Among her specialties include helping with: digestive disorders, gynecological issues and infertility, pain management, stress and anxiety, sports related injuries, weight management and cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation..
Our Front Desk Karley
Karley Scheidegger is excited to be the first and last face that you see coming to Channing’s! You’ll often see her buzzing around the whole salon, helping Cheryl in her room, removing tints, doing laundry, stocking up on our amazing shelf of products.
But don’t let that stop you from venting about your day –she loves hearing all your stories! She has been working in the customer service industry for over six years and will do everything she can to make sure your experience is nothing short of fantastic.