The Lush Team
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
As an experienced and strong team, Monique and Carly envisioned what a salon-spa could be in Hanover. In 2018, Monique and Carly took that vision and made it into a reality by creating Lush Salon and Spa. Monique, with her 36 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 Mystic, Ct., began her career in 1986. She has experienced many different cultures and philosophies from living and working in North Carolina and Maryland before finally settling in Hanover, Pennsylvania, where she has lived with her family for over 20 years.
During her travels, she has stayed current and on-trend with her education while attending industry classes and conventions across the country in cities such as Chicago, Las Vegas, New York City, and Washington, DC. She studied at the Goldwell Academy and received her Goldwell Color Certification. She also received certifications from Satin Smooth for body and facial waxing expertise and became a certified Nova Lash lash artist ten years ago.
Monique has built a 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 always create a personal experience for each of her guests.
Carly, at the age of five, simulated cutting hair on her brother as he played video games. As she grew up, clients (also known as her childhood friends) got their hair done for dances, recitals, plays, and other occasions. Carly did not recognize her true passion until she was bored out of her mind earning a business degree. Changing direction and following her dreams, she became a cosmetologist.
Since earning her license, Carly has been furthering her education by attending seminars, trade shows, and classes. She attended the Goldwell Master Color Class and developed her skills in creating the perfect blonde using balayage and foiling techniques. She specializes in the art of color, including corrective color and dimensional foil highlighting. Carly strives to enhance the inner and outer beauty of her guests. If you asked any of Carly’s clientele, they would say she is the BOMB.COM for all her special occasion/wedding upstyles. Clients that are really in the know, her brows are on point.
When asked where she has gained most of her experience, Carly will tell you it is from the Lush team with over 55 years of experience, keeping 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.
Tracy, has been in the industry for several years but began as a child. She was photographed at an early age styling both her mother’s and Nana's hair along with anyone else she could convince. Upon graduating high school, Tracy recognized the starving aspect all new stylists experience while building a clientele and chose a different career path.
She worked in sales for some time as well as ophthalmology. Through her career path, she had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica, Las Vegas, and many local destinations on the East Coast. Tracy eventually landed in California for over a year soaking up the sunshine and west coast trends.
Many find COVID-19 has a negative impact on their lives. Tracy saw it as an opportunity to study her dream career and earn her Cosmetology license. Tracy joined the Lush Team as an apprentice while still in cosmetology school. As soon as she received her PA cosmetology license, Tracy began earning a fan base by sharing her passion with every guest who sat in her chair.
Tracy's experience in her other career paths has given her additional knowledge and skills that have propelled her to become the manager at Lush. Her energy and fresh ideas are welcome and will be appreciated as Lush continues to grow.
Ariana, born in Pittsburgh, moved to Hanover as a toddler. She later graduated from New Oxford. Similar to other aspiring stylists, Ariana enjoyed doing hair for her friends. Because of her talent, her friends constantly asked her to do their hair for special occasions. Dances, recitals, or, just for fun, Ariana was in demand.
After graduating high school, Ariana attended college for one year, where she studied social work. It became evident that she missed all her “clients “ and discovered she was not born to be a social worker. Ariana recognized her passion and decided to pursue her dreams and attend cosmetology school.
She enjoys knowing clients leave the salon feeling beautiful and confident, and she makes a difference in their day and possibly their lives. She now realizes that maybe her contributions as a stylist are just as rewarding as her previous endeavors as a social worker.
Madie was born and raised in Littlestown, PA, on a horse farm where she still resides, and her first passion was her horses. She would braid their manes and tails and weave ribbon through them. In high school, she would apply the same passion to her friend's and family's hair. It was then that Madie decided that cosmetology school was for her. Before starting cosmetology school, she discovered that she had another passion - nails. Becoming obsessed with videos on social media, she realized that the beauty industry was what she wanted to do with her future and enrolled in cosmetology school.
Madie brings her passion to the Lush team and is excited to share it with each new guest she meets. When asked what her goal is, she replies I want to help each guest feel welcomed and feel better about themselves when they leave.
Mackenzie has been an integral member of our team for over three years. She wears many hats while on the job - shampoo tech, receptionist, dishwasher, and more. Mackenzie is the first face you see every Saturday morning and is the person to schedule your appointment over the phone.
She graduates high school in the Spring and intends to attend college in the fall, but we are trying to convince her to attend cosmetology school instead.