An experienced and strong team for more than five years, Monique and Carly envisioned what a salon-spa could be in Hanover. Monique and Carly took that vision and, with the help of Shannon, made it into a reality by creating Lush Salon and Spa. Monique, with her 30 years of experience in the industry, took the lead with the logistics while Carly, with her youthful and fresh ideas, took the creative lead. Together, Monique and Carly created the Lush experience.
Monique, born and raised in Ct, began her career in 1986. She has experienced many different cultures and philosophies from her living and working in North Carolina and Maryland before finally settling in Hanover, Pennsylvania where she has lived with her family for the past 17 years. During her travels, she has stayed current and on trend with her education while attending industry classes and conventions across the country including cities such as Chicago, Las Vegas, New York City and Washington, DC. She attended the Goldwell Academy where she received her Goldwell Color Certification, received her certification from Satin Smooth for body and facial waxing expertise and became a certified Nova Lash lash artist 6 years ago. Monique has built a strong following for lashes, body waxing and hair services due to her commitment to each guest while paying attention to detail. Monique’s philosophy is to do your job to the best of your ability and to always create a personal experience for each of her guests.
Carly, at the age of five, simulated cutting her brother's hair as he played video games. As she got older, her “clients” (also known as her childhood friends) got their hair done for dances, recitals, plays and any other occasion she could find to do someone’s hair and makeup. Carly did not recognize her true passion until she was bored out of her mind earning a business degree. It was then that she changed direction and followed her dream and became a cosmetologist.
Since earning her license, Carly has been furthering her education by attending seminars, trade shows and classes including the Goldwell Master Color Class. She has developed her skills in creating the perfect blonde by using the balyage and foilyage techniques. Specializing in the art of color, including corrective color and dimensional foil highlighting, Carly strives to enhance her clients inner and outer beauty. If you asked any of Carly’s clientele, they would say she is the BOMB.COM for all her special occasion/wedding up styles and make up. For the Clients that are really “in the know”, her brows are “on point”.
When Carly is asked where she has gained most of her experience, she will tell you it is from the Lush team. Collectively, the Lush team has over 65 years experience. They keep up with the latest techniques and hair trends as they appear on the fashion scene, constantly working and sharing their own innovative techniques, always pushing the boundaries of hair.
Shannon, blends experience, education and imagination to achieve the desired look for each client. Gifted with a rich creative view and extensive understanding of the Goldwell color line, the possibilities are endless. Her 25-year career started as a “Shampoo Girl”. Due to Shannon’s endless questions and creative ways of asking them, she was asked personally by Goldwell USA to become an educational platform artist. The heath and integrity of your hair is her top priority. Shannon’s love for science and, especially chemistry, helps her keep your hair in it’s most beautiful condition to ensure that each client looks and feels the best that they can. Shannon's favorite quote is:
“Hairdressers are a wonderful breed. You work one-on-one with another human being and the object is to make them feel so much better, and to look at themselves with a twinkle in their eye.” -Vidal Sassoon
Melissa, who joined the Lush Team in 2019, became a Hanover resident more than 6 years ago when she moved from Hampstead Md. Since then she has been working consistently in the industry, after earning her PA state board of cosmetology license.
Melissa has attended many classes for the latest techniques on Balayage and barbering. Even though she has a passion for hair, she has a natural talent for nails. She especially excels in the latest nail trends and is truly an artist with her nail designs. Her relaxed demeanor has a way of soothing as she pampers each guest.
Melissa, also great with all waxing services including body waxing, has an eye for shaping the perfect brow. When asked why she loves to wax and shape brows her comment was “the eyes are the windows to the soul and they need the perfect frame”.
Melissa is looking forward to continuing her education in all aspects of her field so she may better serve her guests.