Michelle Mears: Assistant Location Manager
Year started with HQ: 2014
Education/Experience: I graduated from Amherst Steele High School in 2012. I have customer service experience from working at Starbucks, where I still work on my days off from HQ.
Interest/About me: I enjoy spending time with my family and my fiancé. I enjoy cuddling on the sofa with my puppy, Sadie while watching movies. I also enjoy reading and decorating my apartment.
Jill A. Cleary: Stylist
Year started in profession: 1979 Year started with HQ: 1985
Education/Experience: Aveda Advanced Education 2-3 times per year
Interests/About me: I love the outdoors, gardening and decorating our landscape. I enjoy cooking heart-healthy food. I also teach small children at my church.
Lynn Allen: Stylist/Barber
Year started in profession: 1988 Year started with HQ: 1988
Education/Experience: I graduated in August 1987 from Ohio State Cosmetology. I then graduated The Hair Experts Barber School in January 1988. I’ve been an Aveda cutting coach for 5 years and the mentor for new stylists in our salon. I am certified in Matrix Craft Cutting and I continue to attend many classes to learn new and current trends. I feel that education is the key to success in this industry.
Interest/About me: I am married with two daughters. I love hanging out with family and friends. I also love my job and I enjoy learning new things every day.
Kim Soto: Stylist
Year started in profession: 1984 Year started with HQ: 1986
Education/Experience: I graduated from LCJVS and LCCC. I have a lot of experience working with curly hair. I have exceeded the requirements for continuing education every year of my career. I competed in NAHA in 2009. I have taught classes for product companies and worked behind the scenes for hair shows. I have done in-house training for new stylists. I love both cutting and color and have trained extensively in both.
Interest/About me: I am married with two daughters. I have a passion for horses, and have ridden for many years. I enjoy gardening and reading. I love Aveda and their mission/vision for being an environmentally responsible company. I try to do my part to be responsible as well. I love learning new things, continually growing personally and as a hairdresser.
Diana Lieux: Stylist
Year started in profession: 2000 Year started with HQ: 2001
Education/Experience: I graduated from Fairview Academy in 2001. Each year, I exceed requirements for continuing education so that I can keep up with current trends. I am certified in Aveda color and cutting, Matrix craft cutting and Vidal Sassoon Cutting.
Interest/About me: I am married and we have two daughters.
Jenny Delmonico: Stylist
Year started in profession: 2001 Year started at HQ: 2001
Education/Experience: I am a graduate of the Northern Institute of Cosmetology. I have taken many classes and gone to many events over the years. As with all dedicated professionals in this field, I will continue to take classes and attend shows to keep up with new and exciting trends.
Interests/About me: I have two wonderful children. I also have a boyfriend with 2 wonderful children of his own. We enjoy doing activities that we can do together. I like going target shooting. I also sing at my church on a regular basis.
Danielle Miskov-Dziak: Stylist/Artistic Cosmetic Director
Year started in profession: 2001 Year started with HQ: 2002
Education/Experience: I attended The Brown Aveda Institute of Cosmetology in Mentor, Ohio. From there, I began my transition from HQ Salon guest to stylist. I have been a part of the Aveda coach program, teaching cutting techniques to the HQ team for several years. I have done seasonal photo shoots for Cleveland Magazine, representing HQ salon. I attend shows and classes throughout the years to stay on top of the latest trends. I have recently been named HQ’s Artistic Cosmetic Director.
Interest/About me: I am married and we have two mini bulldogs, Mira and Vito. In addition to my career as a stylist and makeup artist, I love renovating and remodeling homes.
Kaylie Mace: Stylist
Year started in profession: 2012 Year started with HQ: 2013
Education/Experience: I am a graduate of the LCJVS cosmetology program. I have also taken several continuing education classes through the Brown Aveda Institute in Rocky River, Ohio. Since starting with HQ, I’ve learned so much and I look forward to learning all that I can from the other talented stylists!
Interests/About me: I have 2 wonderful fur-babies that I love to spoil. I am a very active, outdoorsy person! I enjoy hiking with my boyfriend and his Boxer. I am also a big supporter of retail therapy! I love to shop! I’m also very active on social media. Follow me on Instagram for samples of my work. @hairbykaymace
Caitie Puskavich: Sylist
Year started in profession: 2014 Year started at HQ: 2015
Education/Experience: I graduated from the Brown Aveda Institute of Cosmetology with a managing cosmetology license. I’ve learned under Aveda coaches such as Allison Wolf in many aspects of cut and color such as Balayage. I continue to take classes and will do so throughout my career in order to keep up with ever changing trends.
Interests/About me: I love art, animals and listening to music. I enjoy the outdoors and going on adventures. I love spending time with loved ones.
Suzi Pennington: Guest Service Representative
Year started with HQ: 2013
Education/Experience: I graduated from Amherst Steele High School in 1988. For many years, I was an Assistant Administrator and Marketing Director for and assisted living community. I have also done work as a legal secretary. I have a lot of experience working with people.
Interest/About me: I am happily married with one daughter and two step-daughters. I am also a proud grandmother. I love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy cooking , reading and listening to music.
Kellie Nehls: Spa Technician
Year started in profession: 2015 Year started at HQ: 2015
Education/Experience: I graduated from the Esthetics program at JVS in September of 2015 and received my managing Esthetician’s license in November of 2015. During my time at JVS, I took massage certification classes and cosmetic application courses through Estee Lauder.
Interests/About me: I enjoy spending time with my family, boyfriend and friends. I frequently watch make-up tutorials to keep up with the latest styles and trends. I enjoy a simple life. I enjoy going to the movies or just staying at home with my pups.