Cathy graduated from the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy in 1986 and has been a part of the Above All team for over 5 years. She has worked with Elan Sasson and Roy Peters, a well-known colorist in the hair industry for over 50 years. Cathy chose this profession because she likes to make people feel their best and is able to do so by helping them achieve their best look! She loves to keep up with the ever changing hair industry and prides herself on continuing her education whenever she can. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, dancing, watching movies and playing games.
Anne has been styling for the past 8 years after receiving training at Empire Beauty School. She has been with Above all since 2009. Anne has been certified in Hair Dream extensions and in performing Brazilian Blowouts and Keritan treatments.
“I love, love, love what I do! There is nothing better than coming to work and having loyal clients for years and making them beautiful and catching up on each other’s lives! New clients are always welcome and I promise you will have fun in my chair!”
When she’s not having fun working with her clients, Anne loves to shop!
Measha has been a hair stylist for 5 years since graduating from Empire Beauty School. She joined the Above All team in 2012. Measha is certified in the Brazilian Blowout and Keratin Treatments. She chose this profession because she lives to make people feel good and confident. Educating her clients on how to maintain their hair is something she is very passionate about. She also enjoys learning new techniques and being creative with her designs. In her free time, she enjoys working out and traveling. Spending time with family and friends is also very important!
Erin studied at North Hills Beauty Academy and began working at Above All 10 years ago while in beauty school. “I am creative and wanted to use my creativity and artistic ability to its full advantage. I knew I could never work a desk job.” In her free time, Erin is very actively involved in deck hockey, snowboarding, softball and bowling. She also spends a lot of her time taking care of and playing with her dog, Charlie.
Linda graduated from Thousand Oaks School of Cosmetology 32 years ago and has been on the Above All team since 1993. She chose this profession because she always enjoyed doing hair for her friends and her Mom told her she would be good at it! “I think she wanted her own personal stylist!” says Linda. In her free time she enjoys walking, spending time with her family, gardening, yard work and reading the Bible.
Tami Marie brings her highly-skilled hair services to clients at Above All Grand Salon and Spa. Her desire to keep up with the latest styles and trends led her to attend advanced classes at the Graham Webb Academy and various hair shows in Las Vegas, D.C. and Italy. Previously, Tami Marie worked along top-notch stylists at the renowned Roche Salon in Georgetown. Working alongside such talented individuals has helped to shape Tami Marie’s skills and technique. Her creativity and keen eye for symmetry allow her to transform almost any look into a masterpiece. Tami Marie also is a master at Hair Dreams hair extensions, where she has worked for over 10 years.
Tami Marie works to put her clients at ease, making each visit as comfortable and fulfilling as possible.
Being a hair stylist is more than a job for Lilly. She chose to work in this field because she is a true artist at heart. “I wanted a job where I could express my creativity, be successful and help people feel beautiful.” Lilly believes in building solid relationships with her clients in order to serve them better.She has been working at Above All since April 2012 and is certified in Nordic Hair Extensions, Academy Pro Extensions and Brazilian Blowout. She received her training at BellaCapelli Academy, Paul Mitchell and the Art School at Edinboro University.
Nail Technicians (Manincures/Pedicures):
Luanne, Nail Tech Manager
Luanne received her education from the Franco Beauty Academy and Pittsburgh Massage School. She joined Above All in 1988 and has been serving her clients here for the past 24 years. She enjoys helping people feel better and be all that they can be. With her variety of services, each day is different and exciting. In her free time she enjoys seeing shows downtown, movies, festivals, dining out with friends and spending time with her husband.
Marc has worked as a nail therapist for 13 years, bringing his expertise to Above All Grand Salon and Spa in September 2009. He is licensed in Pennsylvania, and continuing education in Ohio, Florida and Nevada. He was trained by OPI International Spokesperson Joey Brown and OPI educator Marlene Bridge. In his free time, Marc enjoys traveling, spending time with is family, cooking and hosting fundraisers.
Cher has been practicing cosmetology for over 16 years. She received her education at North Hills Beauty Academy and has been with Above All for 2 years. Previously, she owned a full service nail and tanning salon for 10 years. Working in this field has allowed Cher to explore her creativity and meet new people along the way. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with animals and visiting wineries.
Luanne received her education from the Franco Beauty Academy and Pittsburgh Massage School. She joined Above All in 1988 and has been serving her clients here for the past 24 years. She is certified in cold laser therapy. She enjoys helping people feel better and be all that they can be. With her variety of services, each day is different and exciting. In her free time she enjoys seeing shows downtown, movies, festivals, dining out with friends and spending time with her husband.
Autumn is a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy and has been practicing massage for 6 over years.She is trained in Swedish, neuromuscular and hot stone massage. She also incorporates myofascial release as well as PNF stretching or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching when necessary. As a reiki practitioner, Autumn can help to provide a restorative and balancing experience. She enjoys providing an alternative to her clients when western medicine fails to give relief. Along with providing prenatal massage, as a hypnobirthing infant massage instructor, she can guide parents in developing a nurturing massage routine for their children before they start crawling. Autumn is also certified in cold laser therapy, which eases muscle spasms and joint discomfort. She can provide body scrubs and wraps in the Vichy shower and can apply a mist on tan for you before your special occasion. In her free time, Autumn enjoys practicing Bikram yoga, hiking and traveling the world.
Terra is a licensed massage therapist who received her education from the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. Terra brings with her over 10 years of massage therapy experience. She is certified in Ashiatsu Bar Therapy (deep tissue barefoot massage), Reiki, Hot Stone, Pregnancy Massage and a variety of other modalities, including cold laser therapy. Stress, chronic pain or injury will be melted away. Terra loves what she does, and is dedicated to helping clients in pain to get relief from muscle aches and tension.
“K.L.” (Linda Varos) has been a licensed MT since 2005, a Reiki Master Teacher practicing energy work since 2002, and a Reiki and Massage Instructor for health care professionals for 7 years.
“K.L.” offers Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone, Reiki, and her Signature Treatments; Body/Mind/Spirit Massage TM, and Amplify Wellness Energy Technique TM (particularly helpful pre and post surgery, and during life's emotional transitions.) Her uplifting signature massage, Body/ Mind/ Spirit Massage TM, is a unique combination of energy work, massage and essential oils to relaxingly bring the body, mind and spirit back into alignment.
Dana is a licensed massage therapist who received her education from the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. Dana has more than 18 years of experience and has been part of Above All Grand Spa & Salon for 5 years. Dana especially loves doing deep tissue massage and also offers Swedish massage and hot stone massage. She believes in gathering a thorough intake of her clients in order to deliver the best service possible. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, receiving massages, doing yoga and traveling!!
Amy, Spa Manager
Amy has been practicing Esthetics for over 17 years. She began her career in skincare in Sarasota, Fla. and moved to Pittsburgh in 1998. After working as a Medical Esthetician for 2 years, she came to Above All and built a large and loyal client base. Amy is passionate about corrective skin care and is dedicated to staying current with all of the new trends. She also has had extensive training in both face and full-body waxing and is one of our expert airbrush tanning artists.
Cynthia received her education in New York City and post training at the Dermal institute in Washington, D.C. where she studied PCA and Hylunia Treatments. She has been specializing in skin care for over 30 years and took on body waxing 8 years ago. Her experiences include training with world renowned Jane Martin Wuward, founder of Dermologica and Dermal Institute and training with brow specialist Damone Roberts. Cynthia had the privilege of being a model during Damone’s class. From the day Cynthia received her first facial at age 20, she knew she wanted to do facials. “I couldn’t believe how wonderful it felt and how healthy my skin looked and glowed.” She truly enjoys educating clients about their skin while pampering them as well. She is certified in cold laser therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, ballroom dancing, biking, walking and scrapbooking.
Julia has been an esthetician for over 38 years. She holds a master’s degree in skin care and began her training in Hungary, her home country. After receiving her degree, she had her own skin care business for 17 years in Hungary-Budapest. Since joining the Above All team in 1998, she has been servicing customers over and over again with her welcoming personality and excellent service. She is certified in cold laser therapy and specializes in using the French line of products called Guinot. Julia enjoys spending her free time with her husband as well as friends and family though phone and Skype. She also likes music, sports and traveling. Her time is also spent shopping for her 3 year old neice and playing with her dog!
Janine has been in the beauty industry for over 30 years. She spent the first 25 years of her career as a hair stylist after graduating from A.W. Beattie Tech. Eight years ago she pursued a career in esthetics and has been practicing for 8 years. She joined Above All four years ago. Janine is one of the only estheticians in the Pittsburgh area to be Novalash certified. She loves doing lash extensions and also provides PCA skin care and chemical peel services. She also is certified in cold laser therapy. She loves the beauty industry because it continues to change and grow in educational advancement. “I love everything I do and enjoy coming to work!” In her free time, Janine enjoys spending time with her kids and outdoors.
Kelli has been an esthetician for over 11 years and received her education at the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy. She began working at Above All in 2008. She is microdermabrasion certified, chemical peel certified and cold laser therapy certified. She also serves as an educator for Nufree Hair Removal System, specializing in Brazilian waxing. Kelli chose her current profession because she has always been interested in skin care and maintenance, and she loves enhancing beauty and promoting self confidence. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and teaching spin.
Debra , Salon Manager
Debra has been in the beauty profession for over 32 years with experience as a cosmetologist, educator and sales professional. She received her cosmetologist license from Parkway West Technical School and holds an Associate Degree from Butler County Community College. Debra is an award-winning educator for L’oreal Professionnel, and is a nationally-ranked sales consultant for L’oreal and Raylon Corporation. She also was an award-winning counter manager for Origins while working at Macy’s. Debra loves working with people, which is why she chose her current profession. “I love direct sales, helping people find what they need and educating them on their decisions. I have enjoyed all aspects of the business, from assisting to being a stylist and owning a salon, to becoming an educator, sales person and manager.” In her free time, Debra enjoys spending time with her family and her dog. She also has a passion for travel, is a certified scuba diver and likes to grow things in her garden.