• 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

Carrie Svetz

Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist, & Nail Technician

Carrie enjoys helping her clients find their style destiny. Whether it’s a complete overhaul or a few minor adjustments, she wants to bring out the best in everyone. Carrie provides many services, but she specializes in blondes, color correction, keratin treatments, hair extensions, formal and creative styling, airbrush and traditional makeup, manicures, pedicures, and nail art. Carrie recognizes that beauty providers spend many important occasions with their clients, including weddings and graduations, and form a special bond when going through life changes like becoming a parent or fighting a health battle. She believes in making people look their best so they can feel their best! Check her out on Instagram @carrie_svetz.

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!

Faith Detweiler

Hair Designer

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.

Justina Lopez

Hair Designer

Justina thrives on making people feel good about themselves! She takes pride in her work and the personalized experience she gives her clients. She has goals of becoming a certified Redken educator and loves the creativity that comes along with being a cosmetologist. Justina specializes in bridal and formal designs, color correction, extreme color, balayage, and customized cutting techniques. Check out her work on Instagram @justinas_hairdesigns.

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.

Lisa Vizza

Hair Designer & Wax Technician

Lisa has been in the beauty industry for over 30 years. She loves spreading joy through her passion for her work. She is eager to please her clients and strives to give everyone a look they love that they can also easily replicate at home. She believes everyone can be happy with they way they look! Lisa’s specialties include men’s haircuts, eyebrow shaping, and waxing. She’s excellent with consultations and making sure her clients are confident in their style. Lisa enjoys creating looks that are classic and conservative with a trendy twist.

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!

Pete Santiesteban

Hair Designer

Pete has been in the beauty industry for almost 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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Jenna Hiester

Esthetician, Makeup Artist, & Wax Specialist; Marketing Manager

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 manager for the salon. Check her out on Instagram @jennamoonmakeup.

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.

Kayla Vasquez

Nail Technician & Shampoo Technician

Kayla loves everything nails! She especially enjoys that perfect polish application during both manicures and pedicures. Her attention to detail ensures no client leaves without a smile on their face. Kayla is always up for a nail art challenge! She enjoys being inspired by her clients’ ideas and the tons of different nail designs found online; she will help you find your flare that fits your personality. Kayla also enjoys volunteering at charity events doing mini manicures and hand massages. Check out her work on Instagram @kv_nails_.

Megan Boylan

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.

James Barksdale

Massage Therapist

James specializes in Swedish, therapeutic, deep tissue, and sports massage. He strives to provide every client with the ultimate therapeutic experience that brings stress relief, pain relief, and healthy energy. James ensures to customize each experience, including muscle group focus, pressure, and even music selection. He believes in teaching proper stretching techniques and body care in order to help his clients reduce stress and maintain their results at home. James is also in our hairstylist apprenticeship program and is very active in local theater.

Vanessa Gonzalez

Massage Therapist

Vanessa is inspired by how massage can positively impact a person’s mood and health. She thrives on relieving chronic pain for her guests in a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere. Vanessa specializes in sports massage, soft tissue release technique, and Swedish massage. Combining physical therapy practices with massage techniques, she works to heal the muscles. Vanessa will customize your treatment session just for you! In her free time, Vanessa enjoys playing the violin, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Salon Management

Cherie Slusser


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!

Cindy Lightner

Business Manager

Cindy has been managing United Artists Salon & Spa for the past 23 years, with over 30 years total management experience in the beauty industry. She believes that when you love who you work with, it is a pleasure to go to work each day. She is continually inspired by the talent and professionalism of her team.

Cindy is passionate about networking and supporting other local businesses. She believes strong businesses can build strong communities. Cindy and the United Artists team strive to give back to the community by offering their time and talents by volunteering for local charities and beyond.  Cindy spearheads the salon’s annual Cuts for Hope fundraiser each October to raise money for local philanthropies. She says it is a privilege and pleasure to work with such a group of talented individuals in an industry that she loves!

Renèe Rivera

Special Events Manager

Kaitlyn Wicklein

Guest Relations Manager

Jenna Hiester

Marketing Manager

Support Staff

Salon Coordinators/Front Desk Receptionists

James, Jenny, Kaitlyn, Renee, & Sara

Salon Assistants/Shampoo Technicians

Alexia, Crystal, Geimi, Jade, Libbie, & Vanessa

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