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We'd love to meet you!

Here you can put faces to names! 

We could not feel more blessed as a business to have such a fantastic group of women working together! We consider ourselves a family, and welcome all as such who enter our salon!

Below is just a glimpse of who we are!



Owner + Master Stylist

Marcia as the owner has been in the hair industry for nearly 40 years. She has a vast amount of training & experience in color, highlighting, and styling. Her career evolved from Campus Salon in the Richland Mall, to a Master Stylist at JC Penney Salon, and now as owner of Shades. She strives to offer high-quality services & product to all clients, and continued education for the entire Shades Family so that we as a whole can give you the experience you've been searching for! Roger Metzgar plays a huge role in taking care of our salon and staff. 

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Master Stylist

Mindi has been in the hair care industry for nearly 20 years. She has extensive cutting-edge training in all aspects of the industry. She is certified in Hot Heads Extensions. A Master Stylist for over 15 years at JC Penney, she looks forward to offering quality services and the new opportunities.



Master Stylist

Shanna has been providing superior service as a stylist for more than 10 years. Her forte is in hair color, cuts, and special occasion styles. She is also certified in Hot Heads Extensions. Shanna worked as a Master Stylist at JC Penney for 8 years before joining Shades.

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 Master Stylist

Brenda has over 32 years of experience as a Master Stylist. As a licensed Cosmetology Instructor, Brenda has focused her career on advanced training in all aspects of hair design. Brenda was a salon owner in Johnstown for 26 years and spent 2 and a half years working in State College. Brenda is certified in Hot Heads Extensions.



Esthetician + Microblading Artist

Brooke is both our esthetician + microblading artist here at Shades and Shades Forever. She has been microblading for over 2 years, and has received training Everlasting Brows - one of the most reputable companies in the microblading industry! She graduated from Altoona Beauty School in November of 2019 specializing in facials, waxing, and other high-end beauty services. Brooke is a welcoming individual that strives to provide the absolute best when it comes to her services. She is personable, honest, and very detail-oriented. 



Stylist + Beautician

Elayna has been a cosmetologist for 6 years and absolutely loves what she does! She specializes in hair but is excited to offer facials, maicures, and formal + casual make up services to our Shades guests! 




Karli has been in the beauty industry for 9 years with previous experience at JCPenny Salon & The Vault Salon & Spa before joining Shades. Her work has been featured in photo shoots, and for events at The Art Center. She specializes in all color services, and is phenomenal at bridal hair and formal styling. She strives to give each and every client an amazing and personal experience.



Massage Therapist

Lauren is a lightworker, committed to spreading providing healing to individuals and the collective on many levels. She is our massage therapist, reiki master, and DoTERRA Wellness Advocate here at Shades. Laurens journey towards natural + spiritual healing came forth when she was searching for answers herself. Her experience + results with all that she currently offers has changed her life in so many ways. Her personal journey empowered her to achieve the knowledge and education she now has so that she can share it with those around her and those that are in need. She is compassionate, welcoming, and honest when it comes to her work.

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