In high school, Lisa Shafer entered beauty school for a job placement program with no desire to pursue a career in hair.  She never thought it would be something she would end up doing, but loved the industry.  Her experience in the haircare industry led her to open her own salon, Salon Capelli.  Salon Capelli is an upscale salon in Northwest Omaha with an educated staff who each have no less than seven years of experience.  The staff is attentive, listens to the clients and makes service a top priority.  Lisa also makes a point to give back to the community through the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
The biggest challenge thus far has been balancing my family and running the salon.  I want to be able to have a successful business and still spend time with my children and husband.

What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Opening the salon because it is a culmination of everything I have done and learned in my 34 years of being in the business.

Tell us a little about your family. 
I’m married with two children: a 9-year-old girl and a 14-year-old son.

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Having children.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I really don’t have days off, but if I did I would enjoy reading a good book.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I grew up surfing and wanted to be a professional surfer.

What are you the most proud of?
My family.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Not to have a big ego, be humble and be a good listener.

What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish?
To stay healthy for my family and for myself.

If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Be able to read people’s minds!

What are your plans for retirement?
To travel all across Europe.

What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
Sewing and designing things.

What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
The Help

What is your favorite movie?
Moll Flanders

What is your favorite TV show?
X Factor, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover or House Hunters

What is your favorite local restaurant?

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
Marlon Brando

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
They can call us at (402) 934-8878 or visit our company’s website at