Shades Above Salon and Spa

       Fundraiser for John Flores

Meet The Staff!

Gina Edwards - I started at Sears on the second floor, from there I went to a small salon in Waterford called Hair Castle. Within three years I was the owner and remained owner for eleven years. I wasn't sure I wanted to continue being an owner, but I found the perfect partner and together we built a new salon called Shades Above. I love doing hair and cut hair of all ages - babies to seniors. I have had some clients since they were born and to this day, some from Sears where it all started. I love my clients and I love doing hair!

Kathy Render-

Hi, my name is Karen Bicknell. Honestly I can say I still love the crazy, hectic and busy world of the hair industry as much today as when I started thirty two years ago. it's so rewarding to see how you can change a persons life and make a difference on such a personal level. My clientele that I have built up is such a loyal group of people that I love and consider friends and Family. Outside of work, family is "everything" I'm blessed to still have my parents, my husband, daughter and grand kids who I love to spend all my extra time with.


Lorie Rachel - She is the assistant to Gina and is an asset to everyone here as she also shampoos to help the other stylists and keeps things running smoothly.

Nancy Springstube - has been a hairstylist and in the beautfy industry for 35 years. I have seen styles come and go through the years. My forte is haircuts, especially short styles as well as mens cuts. I feel they have more detail, I also have experience with color, highlights and perms. I keep up with styles by attending hair shows and classes. I have been at shades above for five years and enjoy being a part of the team. I reside in Clarkson with my husband and two sons.

Annie Jepson - I was hired into the receptionist position in 2006. It was quite intimidating joining a fast paced, busy industry that I was not familiar with. I soon grew to love my job and the staff and clients I get to work with.

Tori Finzel - I have been working at Shades Above for over seven years. I started my career here as an assistant when I was 19 years old. Knowing that doing hair is my passion, I quickly became a stylist on my own. With continuing education, I am experienced on the latest trends, and am willing to step outside of the box to give you the look that you want. I love coloring, cutting and styling hair, from the routine maintenance you need to the creative edge you've been craving. My passion includes styling hair for special events like homecoming, prom and weddings - whether in the salon or at your location. I am continually grateful for the clients I encounter in this profession, and I can't wait to meet you too!

Kelley Warsecke- .

Heidi Greshem-

Cherryl Landry - As a stylist with twenty years of experience in the beauty industry, I have built quite the clientele. While keeping consistently busy with hair coloring and hair cuts for all ages, I have built a satisfying career, with special occasion styling becoming my biggest passion. In my free time I enjoy spending quality time camping, boating and watching my two sons play sports along with my husband.

Emily Lesch-

Alora Edwards-

Diane Ostrander- I have enjoyed doing hair in my hometown of Waterford for thirty nine years. From a very young age I have always wanted to be a hair stylist and I enjoy having conversation with my clients and making them look and feel their very best. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, going to concerts and spending time with my daughter and new son in law and two grand doggies in Chicago. I can't think of any other profession that I would rather do! I love my job and coworkers!!