Cardinals Season Opener

In celebration of the Cardinals season opening day, the Shak Girls dressed up in their favorite Cardinals gear. We thought it was so cute that we wanted to share it with you!

Also, don’t forget that you have a chance to win Free Cardinals Tickets when you check into Sizzor Shak next time you visit! We can’t wait to see you!

Ricky Horton Visits – Win Free Cards Tickets

Cardinals Announcer Ricky Horton

Erik Arneson, Scott Weber, Ricky Horton - Photo by: Kyle Weber

In honor of Ricky Horton stopping into Sizzor Shak with Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s Metro East Area Director, Erik Arneson, someone will win 2 Free Cardinals Tickets!

How To Win

Next time you stop into Sizzor Shak, take out your smart phone & “check in” to Sizzor Shak using Facebook Places & tell your friends what you’re doing there. Show the receptionist that you “checked in” & she’ll enter your name into our drawing for 2 Free Cards Tickets!

The drawing will be on April 30th.

We also want to thank Ricky Horton & Erik Arnerson for stopping into The Shak! We are proud to call them friends & can’t wait to see them again!

Have You Booked Your Appointment For Prom?

Getting your hair & airbrush make up done for prom at Sizzor Shak is like having a party in a cloud of glitter & glam with all of your friends! The buzz will keep you coming back year after year! If you haven’t made your appointment yet, don’t wait another minute! We are booking up fast & we want to make sure you get the best makeover yet! Whether you go to Collinsville, Edwardsville, Triad, Metro East Lutheran, O’fallon, Granite City, or anywhere in the Metro East, call 618-345-6446 today!

Last week, we had Kyle Weber take photos of the very beautiful Missy, daughter of Sheila, one of our very own Shak Girls! Megan glitzed & glammed Missy up with a prom updo along with airbrush make up for the photoshoot. Check out her photos below! Read more

Rockstar Prom Hair & Airbrush Make Up

Maybe you’re looking for ideas for prom hair styles or maybe you want to attend a special event & dazzle everyone. Airbrush make up can help you achieve that flawless look for every photo you take on your special night. In fact, Sizzor Shak’s airbrush make up is specially formulated just for the camera.

Ask others who have tried Sizzor Shak’s airbrush make up & they rave about how they didn’t have to touch it up the whole night.

We recently had last year’s “Sizzor Shak’s Next Top Model,” Alyssa M, stop by “The Shak” to get her hair & airbrush make up done by our very own Megan J! After the lovely Megan styled Alyssa’s rockstar short hair & air-brushed her make up, we had the very talented Kyle Weber take her photos.

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Beautiful Hair Never Takes A Snow Day

Early this morning, Scott & Linda Weber along with sons, Blake & Kyle Weber, journeyed out through the winter wonderland to Downtown Collinsville to shovel the snow off of the sidewalks.

“We want all of our valued & loyal customers to make it through the doors of Sizzor Shak without ending up soaking wet from the knees down,” says Scott Weber. “That’s why we go the extra mile to clear the walk ways. Plus, our customers are worth it!”

Scott has even been known to work beyond what’s just in front of Sizzor Shak & help out his neighboring businesses on Main Street. Check out this video from this morning:

Don’t forget to check out Sizzor Shak if you’ve been searching through salons in Collinsville, Edwardsville, Troy, Maryville, or anywhere else in the St. Louis area. Our work is guaranteed & we know you’ll love The Shak Family!

Haircuts, Coffee, & WiFi… Oh My!

Sizzor Shak Salon & Color Spa has always been up with the cutting edge of current trends.  Since it opened its doors 35 years ago, the public has been able to rely on “The Shak” to provide the latest in hairstyles, professional products, styling tools and techniques.

Making WiFi available to the public continues The Shak’s endeavor to bring its clients the best and most convenient services available.  “Communication is important to our clients, and being able to check email and do Internet searches enables them to stay up to date with their work, or just to have more fun while they get their hair done,” says Cathy Landolt, stylist who has worked for Sizzor Shak for 26 years. Read more

Photo by: Kyle Weber

Holiday Recipe – Hershey’s Disappearing Cake

You can never go wrong with chocolate cake! Everybody loves cake! Donna Thomas from “The Shak” is at it again with one of her amazing recipes! Once the photos were taken by Kyle Weber, the Shak Girls literally made this cake disappear – hence, the name! After one bite of this dessert, you’ll begin to understand how Donna is a baking genius! You will love this dessert!

Here Is What You’ll Need


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Hershey’s cocoa
  • 1 & 3/4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 & 3/4 cups milk

Posie Cream Frosting:

  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 cup soft butter
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa



  • Grease & flour 9-inch cake pans.
  • Cream butter, shortening, sugar, & vanilla until fluffy; blend in eggs.
  • Combine cocoa, flour, baking soda, & salt in bowl; add alternately with milk & batter.
  • Blend well. Pour into pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes.


  • Mix together.
  • Frost tops & sides.
  • Add chocolate sprinkles (optional).

So if you need a delicious, chocolatey, moist cake for the Holidays, try this Hershey’s Disappearing Cake & let us know how it goes!

Recipe: Donna Thomas
Photography by: Kyle Weber

Christmas at the Shak

Christmas time is right around the corner, and Sizzor Shak is your one stop shop to get all your hair care needs. Whether you are buying for a significant other or that one family member who seems to own everything, the one thing you can count on is people using hair care products.

Here at Sizzor Shak we have many specials just for the holiday season. With gift sets from Joico, Paul Mitchell, and Redken you are guaranteed to please anyone. Along with all our fabulous products, we are offering free Christmas mugs with the purchase of a gift cards of $10 or greater in value.

Have a coffee lover in the family? Well, we have the perfect gift solution for you, Coffee gift baskets! At just $27.95 these baskets are a steal! Each basket includes a 12oz bag of freshly roasted organic coffee, a coffee scented candle, and a travel mug. The best thing is that we can personalize each basket to fit your coffee lovers needs, with flavors including french vanilla to hazelnut, and candle scents ranging from café mocha to cappuccino even peppermint mocha, you just can’t go wrong.

We also have artwork from Kyle Weber for sale. This is truly a unique gift for anyone who appreciates beautiful photography or even accents for interior design.

There’s so much to choose from, so make sure you stop into Sizzor Shak on Main Street in Collinsville. Let us help you with those tough-to-shop-for friends & family. Merry Christmas!

Sip & Snip: The Shak’s Got Java

Sizzor Shak is proud to announce the newest addition to their wide variety of services: ORGANIC GOURMET COFFEE! They call it Java Shak! And it couldn’t come at a better time with winter approaching. Anyone who talked about this project to owner, Scott Weber, has been more than likely chomping at the bean to get this machine up & running.

Weber did his homework, sampling coffee after coffee to bring you the best cup on the market right here to Sizzor Shak Salon & Color Spa in Collinsville, IL! “Our machine grinds up the freshly roasted beans for each individual cup purchased,” says Weber, “ensuring that you get the best quality, bold flavor with every sip!”

In fact, the Shak Girls now describe the coffee they’ve kept in their cabinets at home as “tasting like dirt,” compared to the organic gourmet Java Shak coffee. “You need to experience it for yourself to understand!” Java Shak coffee is organic, low-acidic, very aromatic, & so smooth.

Head into “The Shak” today to get a cup of your own! Regular, Light, or Decaf (Swiss Water Processed) is only $1.25 for a 12oz cup. They also have Cappuccino, Cafe Mocha, Hot Chocolate, & French Vanilla for $1.75 for a 12oz cup.

If that’s just not enough for you, you can purchase 12oz airtight sealed bags of whole bean, ground, or even flavored Java Shak cofee right inside Sizzor Shak. You can also visit to purchase the bags of coffee online & have it shipped to you or someone else as a gift.

So next time you’re in Collinsville, swing by Sizzor Shak Salon & Spa, relax at their bistro tables, access their free Wifi, & sip on a cup of joe!

Songs of Summer Winner

Lindsey B. swung by Sizzor Shak yesterday to pick up her prize for winning the Songs of Summer competition!

She won a Joico Body Luxe Package for ultimate volume! Here she is below on the left pictured with Sizzor Shak stylist Nikki!

Stay tuned for more contests & special offers. Sizzor Shak strives to be the very best salon to give you an amazing image experience. We hope to make Sizzor Shak your favorite of salons in St. Louis area!