Staff

Deborah Cohen
Owner/Manager of Shear Perfection Salon & Spa

In November of 2017 I will have had the privilege of being in Mount Joy for 30 YEARS! Wow, I’m still astounded by how the years go by. I started out going to college with a psychology major, then decided to work for several attorneys, and finally ended up in this wonderful industry. What a trip, and my clients often joke that I became a psychologist anyway! 🙂
It is a special bond when you find a hair designer or technician that you connect with, that you trust with how you look, and your personal life details. I consider it such a blessing to have had so many beautiful people come into my doors and my life through the years. You are amazing and have taught me so much. Thank you. I know the excellent designers/therapists I have on board as staff feel the same way.

We all so appreciate you and your loyalty and business, and we look forward to our future years together. It is a gift to be able to make you look and feel more relaxed, happy, de-stressed, and beautiful.

My favorite specialty? Definitely LASH EXTENSIONS!!! I have now been doing them about 10 years, and I love the way they transform a client’s look from basic to a beautiful glamour, and save so much time in the morning to look great. I think I get as excited as my lash clients do about their new look!


Allison Anderson
Manager of Staff and Services
Licensed Massage Therapist

I’ve been a massage therapist since the fall of 2016 where I graduated from Lancaster School of Massage. I have now been at Shear Perfection for 3 years!

As I’ve always had a calm and quiet personality, massage therapy is a career that fits me perfectly. I absolutely love being able to host a relaxing space for clients. It is a joy to promote relaxation and self-care to others, on a daily basis.

My favorite modalities to give are therapeutic and hot stone massages. I especially love hot stone during the fall and winter seasons! I am excited to continue to grow my career through taking continuing education classes. This year I took an Advanced Reflexology class!

Outside of my work space at the salon, I recently celebrated my first year of marriage, with my husband. We enjoy time spent with our Rottweiler and I enjoy my time in the kitchen; cooking or baking!

I look forward to partnering with you, in your massage journey!!


Ellen Hiestand

Hi my name is Ellen but I also go by Ellie. Ever since I was 5, I told my mom that I wanted to be a Cosmetologist and that has never changed. I have lived in Maytown Pennsylvania my entire life. I attended Lancaster School of Cosmetology for both my cosmetology and esthetic licenses. In my free time, I love to spend time with my boyfriend, family, friends, and my three cats Cally, Luna, and Leo.

In the Salon, I love to do highlights, facials, body waxing, and makeup. I am also certified by Xtreme Lashes and Brazilian Blowout. I have also taken classes in speed waxing, babylights, triple threat makeup, and lash and brow tinting. I love helping my clients with their skin because I have very difficult skin myself.


Tracy Honafius
Stylist/Cosmetologist

I am a licensed hair designer at Shear Perfection since April, 2019. I really love working with people, and so enjoy our drama-free environment. My co-workers are skilled wonderful people, and the clients are great! I would have to say that my favorite service is formulating and designing colors and color techniques for artistic placement. This allows the creative part of me to shine. Some of my favorite products are Olaplex – I recommend this any time we use lightener, as those products really preserve the integrity of the client’s hair, and it is also a great add-on service to keep chemically processed hair healthy! For my curly clients, I love Diva Curl’s “Set it free” spray and Surface’s “Cream wax”. Some fun facts about me are that I have a 1 year old silver lab, a BA in psychology, and a love for traveling.


Valerie Nolt
I have been a hair designer for almost 10 years. I enjoy all aspects of my profession, and love clients leaving my chair looking and feeling better than before. I enjoy going to classes and learning new styles and techniques.

I have a lot of experience in razor cutting and texturized cuts, which are art forms in and of themselves.

I am also a mother of two wonderful children whom I love spending my free time with, and I really enjoy painting!


Jill Parker
Hi, my name is Jill and I am the receptionist for the salon. I have been here 9 months. Prior to working at Shear Perfection I worked for 26 years in the Medicare insurance field.

This position allows me to keep busy and I learn something almost every day. I enjoy greeting clients and getting to know them. I love the atmosphere and working with the rest of the staff. We are a true team. I also have been a client at the salon for a number of years and my favorite product is Mixed Chicks leave in conditioner. It does wonders for my curls.

In my spare time I like to read and go to my granddaughter’s school and sporting events. I have a 3 year old border collie labradoodle mix named Addie who is a great companion. In my younger years I ran track and tried out for the Jr. Olympic in Philadelphia when I was in elementary school.