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.


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.