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  • 299 Penn Avenue West Reading, PA 19611
  • 610.376.8481

Meet Our Talented Team

The professional team at United Artists Salon & Spa is dedicated to the beauty industry, the satisfaction of our customers, and the success of our business. Our technical team includes licensed cosmetologists, estheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists. An experienced staff of salon coordinators, receptionists, assistants, and shampoo technicians support our artistic team.

United Artists is proud to have a Certified Redken Educator, a TIGI Professional Educator, and a Mirabella Makeup Educator on staff who coach, mentor, educate, and inspire our competent and driven team. Continuing education is an important key to our salon’s success.

We value our relationships with each and every one of our clients. We know the importance of finding the right fit with your service provider and invite you to get to know our team!

Certified Educators

 

Kim Siegel

Redken Educator & Hair Specialist

Hair color is Kim’s primary specialty. She teaches hair color and finishing techniques as a Redken Educator and will soon be teaching haircutting as well. Kim loves doing creative color but is also an expert in creating toned down, everyday looks. She strives for fashionable and youthful color placement combined with classic elegance. Kim also works with hair extensions and wigs. She is always up for an adventure or challenge!

As a professional, Kim is committed to her clients’ complete satisfaction. She loves the beauty industry because of its upbeat pace, creativity, and the ability to put a smile on someone’s face! She is a strong advocate for continuing education in order to always grow as a stylist. Outside of the salon, Kim is usually educating for Redken or volunteering her time and talents at philanthropic endeavors. Check out her work on Instagram @shearsk and on Facebook @kim.siegel.984.

Amy Salas

TIGI Educator & Hair Designer

Amy is a dedicated and talented hair stylist and colorist. She is a TIGI Brand Educator and enjoys helping other salons as well as her own with hands-on training. Her 24 years of experience in the beauty industry have taught her how to truly listen to her clients’ needs to provide a look they will not only love, but one that will fit with their lifestyle. Amy specializes in cutting and coloring, but her forte is color! From subtle and classic looks to trendy and bold styles, she takes pride in crafting the perfect formulas. She believes your hair is the crown you wear everyday, and she loves helping you design the perfect crown!

Amy has always wanted to be a hairstylist; she is living her dream! She enjoys sharing her passion for the industry with her clients, coworkers, and other stylists across the country. When not in the hair world, Amy spends her time with her family, friends, and kids.

Kristin Fidler

Mirabella Educator & Makeup Artist; Hair Designer

Kristin’s primary focus is to make her clients feel beautiful. Her technical skills are creative and diverse; she has a classic style and with a trendy chic twist! She always carefully listens to what her clients want, and helps tailor a hair or makeup look that’s just right for them. Kristin is in expert at wedding and special event beauty design and loves being a part of someone’s special day. She specializes in formal styling and updos, bridal makeup, hair extensions and wiglets, and Keratin treatments. She also has a love for the theater and singing.

Kristin is a National Mirabella Educator. She teaches brand product knowledge as well as makeup techniques to other beauty professionals as well as to her clients!

Licensed Professionals

 

Charlene Condos

Hair Designer

Charlene has been in the beauty industry for over 30 years. Her practical approach to hair and grooming includes easy tips and tricks to maintain your style at home. She focuses on the finishing touches to keep clients looking their best between visits. Charlene specializes in men’s haircutting and style. She also enjoys giving detailed pedicures. She believes each client is looking for their own experience!

Debbie Meas

Hair Specialist

Debbie has been in the beauty industry for over 35 years. As former owner of award-winning Hair On The Avenue in Sinking Spring, Debbie always strives to exceed expectations! Her experience and expertise allow her to customize each client’s appointment. She enjoys teaching people different ways to wear their hair to achieve their desired style. Debbie also specializes in Brazilian blowouts, hair extensions, corrective color, men’s haircutting, formal styles, long hair layering, and short hair design. She truly loves doing hair and allowing her creativity and innovation to shine. Debbie enjoys bringing out the beauty in everyone! She says she is always a student, but loves teaching and mentoring the new cosmetology generation. In her free time, Debbie loves going to beauty shows, golfing, and acrylic painting on canvas.

Faith Speller

Hair Specialist

Faith is always learning and teaching; she keeps up with the newest trends and product technologies and passes along this knowledge to her guests to form an ongoing relationship. She wants to help you achieve your hair goals with solutions that work for you. After 13 years in the industry, she loves that there’s never a dull day when she gets to help others look and feel their best! Faith especially enjoys fashion color, men’s and women’s haircutting, formal styles, fashion braids, and updo’s. Faith also has her Cosmetology Instructor license. When she’s not busy working, she loves spending time with her family, watching movies, and dancing! Check out her work on Instagram @faithshaistyles.

Geimi Flores

Hair Stylist

Geimi is a young, dedicated stylist who has grown at UA over the past 3 years. She loves being a stylist because she can make people feel beautiful by helping them achieve their desired style. Geimi is always expanding her skill set to stay up-to-date. She offers Brazilian Blowouts and special event hairstyles in addition to cuts and color. Check out her work on Instagram @geimis.hairworld.

Joanne Zinger

Hair Specialist

Joanne has been in the beauty industry for over 50 years. She is a former Redken Educator teaching hair color and perm waving. She has advanced education in wigs and partial hairpieces. Over the years, she has attended over 200 classes in advanced cosmetology. Joanne enjoys working with men and women over 50 to help them look and feel their best for important milestones such as weddings, graduations, reunions, birthdays, and more. She believes every person can feel better everyday with the knowledge of how to take care of their hair and makeup. Joanne loves teaching and sharing her extensive expertise with her clients, who are each like personal friends. She takes care to listen to their needs to create a look that fits their lifestyle for work or play! She has a knack of making hair look fuller and thicker with low maintenance to make everyone look and feel younger. Joanne also enjoys watching the young stylists grow, swimming, gardening, and traveling with her family.

Kimmy Janiszweski

Hair Designer

Kimmy loves creating edgy, contemporary, funky, and unique transformations. She likes thinking outside the box to make her creativity endless and her clients happy! She specializes in hair extensions, keratin treatments, and vibrant and extreme colors. Kimmy believes it is important to share her hair tips and techniques with her clients to ensure they can keep up their looks at home.

LaRosa Smith

Hair Designer

 With over 25 years in the beauty industry, LaRosa knows how to provide an unforgettable experience and make you feel good inside and out. She loves to see you smile when you look in the mirror! LaRosa is a great listener, and enjoys giving her guests what they need. In addition to cuts, colors, and blowdrys, she also offers hair extensions, keratin treatments, and special event hairstyles. In her free time, LaRosa indulges in all kinds of arts and crafts.

Madi Knappenberger

Hair Designer

Madi has been in the beauty industry for over 35 years. She specializes in advanced hair cutting, coloring, and styling for women, men, and children. She enjoys customizing highlights and color to fit everyone’s individual style. Madi always makes sure her clients feel pampered to relieve them of their daily stresses. Her goal is to make each client feel at home in the salon and leave with a smile!

Maggie Mulgrew

Hair Stylist

Maggie is a balayage queen! She loves creating a unique and beautiful look for each and every client, whether their style is bold or subtle. Her laid-back personality and her passion for making people look and feel good ensures a wonderful experience every time. Maggie is a proud member of our bridal team and loves doing formal styles, updos, and fashion braids. She is also certified in Brazilian blowouts and hair extensions, and is always attending haircutting and color classes to stay up-do-date with current trends. Maggie also loves music and is a huge movie buff!

Nicole Hartman

Hair Stylist

Nicole focuses on getting to know more about her guests to not only build a comfortable relationship, but to recommend the best style choices and products for them. “I’m very organized and I give my guests my undivided attention to be able to serve them and make them feel good,” she says. She attended the The Salon Professional Academy and has been a stylist for over two years. She especially enjoys haircutting and color lightening services.

Pete Santiesteban

Hair Designer

Pete has been in the beauty industry for over 40 years. As a former salon owner, he has experienced all of the trends over the years. His specialty is experience and being able to reproduce any hairstyle on the market to fit the individuality of the client. His refined cutting techniques and beautiful blowouts ensures his clients always stand out from the crowd. Pete believes in a team mentality with his clients, working together to create a current look that fits their lifestyle. He lays the groundwork, then educates his clients on how to finish and replicate the look at home. Your hair will always be envied! When Pete isn’t at the salon, he’s enjoying time with his kids, especially at the beach.

Sonny Ramos

Barber

Sonny has been a Licensed Barber for over 35 years, specializing in scissor cuts, razor cuts, and hot shaves. He believes in always pleasing his clients in a clean, professional environment. Sonny appreciates knowing how a great haircut can transform a person’s personality! In his free time, he enjoys cooking, boxing, drawing, and painting.

Chris Reinert

Hair Designer & Esthetician

Chris believes in making the most of your time at the salon! Her flexibility is key to accommodating her clients’ needs. She likes giving clients easy hair styles and simple home skincare regimens to match their busy lives. Chris specializes in firming and toning facials as well as “cut and go” styles. She is also Murad certified.

Judi Geissler

Esthetician, Wrapologist, & Hair Designer

Judi has been in the beauty industry for over 45 years. Her specialties include advanced facials, body wraps, and haircutting. She is Murad certified and participated in an Advanced Aesthetic Training Program. She is an expert at profiling her clients’ skin in order to give the best treatment and at-home regimen just for them. Her relaxing and rejuvenating facials and body wraps leave her clients feeling beautiful and younger. Judi always takes the time to listen to her clients’ wants and needs so that together, they can create and achieve what they client is looking for. Her conservative style and dedication to her satisfaction always leave a smile on her client’s face. Judi also enjoys sketching, watercolor painting, and rescuing cats and dogs.

Jenna Hiester

Esthetician, Makeup & Lash Artist; Marketing Assistant

Jenna strives to give her clients a comfortable and therapeutic experience. She respects the trust her clients have in her ability to provide customized and intimate services. Her specialties include facials, eyebrow shaping, Brazilian and body waxing, lash extensions, and bridal and formal makeup. As a skin care professional, Jenna is committed to providing comprehensive and personalized resolutions to fit each individual’s needs. Her goal is to empower people to be confident and healthy in their own skin. Jenna is also a marketing assistant for the salon. Check her out on Instagram @jennamoonmakeup.

Megan Coleman

Master Nail Designer

Megan is very detail-oriented. She likes taking her time to get to know her clients’ wants and needs so they know they are in good hands. Megan cares about the integrity of her clients’ nails and always customizes her products to suit their individual needs. She specializes in gel manicures, pedicures, nail art, and Brisa Gel nail enhancements. She believes nail polish can boost anyone’s mood! Check out her work on Instagram @ml_naildesigns.

Sondi Rodgers

Master Nail Designer & Nail Department Manager

Sondi has been in the beauty industry for 30 years. When serving clients, customer service is her top priority! Her goal is to always exceed expectations and to ensure her clients leave feeling relaxed and fully pampered. Sondi truly enjoys her profession and likes helping people look good and feel great. She specializes in Brisa Gel nail enhancements, gel polish, nail art, and specialty hand treatments.

Charles Feenstra

Massage Therapist

Charles is dedicated to relieving your aches and pains while providing a genuinely relaxing experience. Through his studies in yoga, qigong, and deep tissue techniques, Charles has learned effective massage modalities to reduce and eliminate afflictions. He believes massage is an important part of self-care and listens intently to his clients to improve their overall sense of wellness. Charles invites you to our sanctuary, “Whether you’re looking to relax and de-stress, or to address more serious body tensions, I can help!” In his free time, Charles enjoys studying and teaching yoga, practicing kung fu, and being an avid musician and composer.

Salon Management

 

Cherie Slusser

Owner

Cherie is very proud and grateful for the creative and talented team members that define United Artists. The beauty industry is always changing; she believes continued education is important in order to provide better and new services for clients. Cherie enjoys guiding and mentoring her team and watching them grow and succeed. She loves being a part of the West Reading community and working together to support local businesses and projects. Cherie continues to be behind the chair to provide for her loyal and dedicated existing clientele. She takes pride in the ability to create something to make someone feel good about themselves. Cherie’s other passions include traveling, camping, and her dog Brewzer!

Renèe Rivera

Office Manager

Jenna Hiester

Marketing Assistant

Support Staff

Salon Coordinators/Front Desk Receptionists

Jade, Renee, & Sherry

Salon Assistants/Shampoo Technicians

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