Meet Our Team

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Randi
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RANDI

Salon Owner, Stylist, 10 years of dedication


Hey there! I’m Randi, a hairstylist with a decade of experience, and my journey in the beauty industry has been nothing short of an adventure. I kicked off my career after graduating from Polytech, diving headfirst into the world of hairstyling. However, my path took a detour as I explored various other careers before realizing that my true passion was behind the salon chair.

In October 2023, I embraced a significant milestone by becoming the proud owner of the Upper Cut Salon and Spa. Returning to my roots in hairstyling, I’m thrilled to bring my skills and passion to a place I now call my own. Creating beautiful hair isn’t just a job for me; it’s a craft I take immense pride in. Beyond that, I’m equally passionate about fostering a fantastic work environment for my team. I believe that when we love what we do and where we do it, the results speak for themselves.

Outside the salon, you’ll find me savoring my sacred free time. Whether it’s soaking up sun rays, enjoying date nights with my husband, playing monster trucks with my son, or cuddling with my two furry pups, I cherish every moment. Life is a blend of artistry and personal connections, and I’m grateful to be able to weave both into the tapestry of my everyday existence.

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MY WORK

My specialty lies in creating stunning color and haircut combinations. Whether it’s highlighting and crafting beautiful blondes or perfecting rich brunettes, I adore every aspect of my craft, and work to give clients a natural, lived-in touch of sophistication to every hairstyle.

Instagram: @the_upper_cut_salon_

BOOK WITH ME

Here's some tips to get ready for your service:

  1. Consultation - Bring an inspiration photo to your appointment so you and I can get on the same page. If you don’t have a photo, no worries I will help you.
  2. Appointment - Relax and enjoy your "you" time.
  3. Finished! Our friendly receptionists will check you out promptly and help you rebook if you decide to do so. Thank you for trusting me with your style, I hope to see you again soon!

For questions about booking appointments at The Upper Cut Salon & Spa, see our Policies page.

RANDI

Owner, Stylist

Barb Wood
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Barb

Stylist, 33 years of dedication


Barb has worked at The Upper Cut for over 30 years. She has studied with AVEDA, Martin Parsons, TIGI, American Crew, and Redken. Custom color including Balayage, multidimensional color, highlights, and precision hair-cutting are some of her specialties. She is also certified for Keratin Smoothing Treatments. She is in the process of completing The Mastery Series with Aveda Education. Ongoing education is always a part of her life.

 

MY WORK

I have a huge passion for helping women embrace their natural beauty. I take immense pride in my work and building genuine connections with everyone who sits in my chair. I am passionate about creating seamless and blended looks.

 

BOOK WITH ME

Here's some tips to get ready for your service:

  1. Consultation - Bring an inspiration photo to your appointment so you and I can get on the same page. If you don’t have a photo, no worries I will help you.
  2. Appointment - Relax and enjoy your "you" time.
  3. Finished! Our friendly receptionists will check you out promptly and help you rebook if you decide to do so. Thank you for trusting me with your style, I hope to see you again soon!

For questions about booking appointments at The Upper Cut Salon & Spa, see our Policies page.

BARB 

Stylist

Ronni Freese
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RONNI

Stylist, 16 years of dedication


With sixteen years experience, she specializes in women’s cuts, multidimensional color and highlighting. She has also received advanced training from Goldwell, Redken, Paul Mitchell and Schwarzkopf. She is certified in Keratin complex smoothing treatments as well as Brazilian Blowout. Ronni is also trained in bridal design  and special occasion makeup.

 

MY WORK

I have experience in working with diverse hair types, from luxurious long locks to bouncy curls or sleek straight hair. I believed understanding my client’s unique needs, preferences, and goals is the foundation for creating exceptional results. With meticulous attention to detail, I strive to deliver technically precise cuts, hairstyles, and color services that are perfectly tailored to each individual.

 

BOOK WITH ME

Here's some tips to get ready for your service:

  1. Consultation - Bring an inspiration photo to your appointment so you and I can get on the same page. If you don’t have a photo, no worries I will help you.
  2. Appointment - Relax and enjoy your "you" time.
  3. Finished! Our friendly receptionists will check you out promptly and help you rebook if you decide to do so. Thank you for trusting me with your style, I hope to see you again soon!

For questions about booking appointments at The Upper Cut Salon & Spa, see our Policies page.

RONNI

Stylist

Lexi Baughman
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LEXI

Spa, Licensed Esthetician


Hi, I’m Lexi, I studied esthetics at the Delaware Learning Institute. Although I’m new to the skincare world, I’m a familiar face at The Upper Cut, having started as an assistant. I take pride in assisting clients with their skincare needs and am available for appointments on Tuesdays, Fridays and alternate Saturdays. Looking forward to bringing my passion for skincare to The Upper Cut!

 

MY WORK

I love creating a relaxing and rejuvenating experience and am passionate about educating clients on how a proper skincare regime is connected to your overall good health.

Instagram: @lexxbaughman

 

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Here are a few tips we suggest following to ensure you get optimum, long-lasting results from your treatment.

Cleanse Your Face: On the day of your facial, cleanse your face thoroughly using a gentle cleanser. This removes any makeup, dirt, and oil.

Avoid Exfoliation: Skip any harsh exfoliants or peels on the day of your facial. These can be too abrasive and may irritate your skin during the treatment.

Avoid Sun Exposure: Try to minimize sun exposure before your appointment. Sunburned or overly tanned skin can be sensitive and may not react well to facial treatments.

Communicate Your Skin Concerns: Be ready to discuss any skin concerns or conditions with your esthetician. This helps them tailor the facial to your specific needs and address any particular issues you want to focus on.

For questions about booking appointments at The Upper Cut Salon & Spa, see our Policies page.

LEXI 

Spa Therapist

Sherry Frederickson
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SHERRY

Stylist, 31 years of dedication


Sherry has been a licensed cosmetologist for over 30 years and has been with The Upper Cut for 31 years. She studied at the American Crew Academy in Boulder, Co., Aveda Congress in New York City, as well as, attended various advanced education classes in cutting and coloring with Aveda, Tigi, Goldwell, Redken, Wella, Matrix, Unite, Joico, and Paul Mitchell. She also attended personal cutting classes with Nick Arrojo, motivational and customer service classes and seminars with Geno Stampora. Sherry specializes in multi-dimensional highlighting, color, precision cuts. She is certified in Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment. She is in the process of completing The Mastery Series with Aveda Education.

 

MY WORK

My passion is to give clients a look that accentuates their natural beauty…one that stirs a feeling of joy and radiates confidence. I truly enjoy all aspects of styling

 

BOOK WITH ME

Here's some tips to get ready for your service:

  1. Consultation - Bring an inspiration photo to your appointment so you and I can get on the same page. If you don’t have a photo, no worries I will help you.
  2. Appointment - Relax and enjoy your "you" time.
  3. Finished! Our friendly receptionists will check you out promptly and help you rebook if you decide to do so. Thank you for trusting me with your style, I hope to see you again soon!

For questions about booking appointments at The Upper Cut Salon & Spa, see our Policies page.

SHERRY

Stylist

Lauren Flowers
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LAUREN

Stylist


Hey everyone, I’m Lauren, the fresh face at The Upper Cut! In addition to training at Shilling Douglas, I hold certifications in Keratin and curly hair, and am constantly evolving with Aveda’s latest techniques, I’m all about pushing creative boundaries. From creating stunning blondes to crafting dimensional colors and unique cuts for both men and women, Beyond hairstyling, I’m eager to connect with clients and make each visit a personalized and experience - looking forward to seeing you soon!

 

MY WORK

Blondes, Brunettes, Grays - Curly, Balayage, Keratin, Teasy lights, Color Transformations - I love how each client brings new experiences to the day and creating beautiful styles! I'd love to feature your new style on my socials - just let me know at your next visit.

I also offer our new Hair Tinsel/Fairy Hair service. Shimmering strands woven into your hair create a transformation by catching the light and turning heads wherever you go. Tinsel is tied to your hair strands, is lightweight, comfortable, last for weeks and comes in a dazzling array of colors! 💫

Instagram: @laurenflowershair
Facebook: @laurenflowers

 

BOOK WITH ME

Here's some tips to get ready for your service:

  1. Consultation - Bring an inspiration photo to your appointment so you and I can get on the same page. If you don’t have a photo, no worries I will help you.
  2. Appointment - Relax and enjoy your "you" time.
  3. Finished! Our friendly receptionists will check you out promptly and help you rebook if you decide to do so. Thank you for trusting me with your style, I hope to see you again soon!

For questions about booking appointments at The Upper Cut Salon & Spa, see our Policies page.

LAUREN

Stylist

Debbie Brackett
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DEBBIE

Spa, Nail Therapist, 28 years of dedication


Debbie has been a nail tech for 20 years. She studied at the Dover Beauty Academy, and attended many continuing education classes. She specializes in gel manicures, spa manicures, classic and spa pedicures as well as acrylic and gel nails. Gel Polish, OPI Gel Color, Shellac, Gelish, Gel II, acrylics, Brisagel nails, spa pedicures and manicures.

 

MY WORK

My clients' nails can appear lovely thanks to pedicures, manicures, and nail art. I love that I can create wearable works of art that they, and everyone they come into contact with, will admire.

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For questions about booking appointments at The Upper Cut Salon & Spa, see our Policies page.

DEBBIE

Spa Therapist

Cheryl Johnston
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CHERYL

Stylist, 32 years of dedication


Cheryl has over 30 years of experience at the Upper Cut and over 40 years of experience overall. She is Aveda certified and specializes in multi-dimensional color, highlighting, perms, women’s and men’s cuts, waxing and is certified in Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment. She is in the process of completing The Mastery Series with Aveda Education.

 

MY WORK

Some of my specialties include precision cutting, perms, coloring and men’s styling. I'm is passionate about hair and strive to bring out each individual’s unique beauty.

 

BOOK WITH ME

Here's some tips to get ready for your service:

  1. Consultation - Bring an inspiration photo to your appointment so you and I can get on the same page. If you don’t have a photo, no worries I will help you.
  2. Appointment - Relax and enjoy your "you" time.
  3. Finished! Our friendly receptionists will check you out promptly and help you rebook if you decide to do so. Thank you for trusting me with your style, I hope to see you again soon!

For questions about booking appointments at The Upper Cut Salon & Spa, see our Policies page.

CHERYL 

Stylist

Tori Campbell
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TORI

Stylist


Hi, I'm Tori, a hairstylist and graduate of Paul Mitchell School. My passion lies in dimensional blonding and fashion colors. I love creating unique shades that reflect my clients' personalities and styles. With a focus on creativity and client satisfaction, I'm dedicated to staying updated with the latest trends. Let's collaborate and bring your hair dreams to life!

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

You've picked your service(s) and found your stylist/therapist, all that's left is to find a time that works for you. Request an appointment and our guest services team will be happy to help. We can't wait to see you soon!

MY WORK

With an expertise and passion for beauty, I'm here to elevate your salon experience!

For questions about booking appointments at The Upper Cut Salon & Spa, see our Policies page.

TORI 

Stylist

Emily Moore
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EMILY

Nail Therapist, 17 years of dedication


Emily has been a licensed cosmetologist for 15 years and specializes in gel polishes for manicures and pedicures. She does facial waxing and brow tinting.

 

 

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For questions about booking appointments at The Upper Cut Salon & Spa, see our Policies page.

EMILY 

Spa Therapist

Andrea VanBuskirk
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ANDREA

Stylist, 16 years of dedication


Andrea has over 25 years of experience, and is a former salon owner. She specializes in texturized cutting, and custom color techniques. She is certified with DreamCatchers Extensions and Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatments. She received her education from Schilling Douglas, and attended Delaware College of Arts & Design as well as Aveda and Tigi extended education courses.  She is currently one of our Aveda Ambassadors working to promote team engagement with special focus on business and education for our team. Andrea has also completed The Mastery Series with Aveda Education.

 

MY WORK

I love expressing my creativity in a way that has a real impact on people’s everyday lives. From cutting to color, I pride myself on the attention to detail. I encourage clients to be particular with their hair, after all "it goes with you everywhere"! Andreas specializes in all types of cuts, and creative/fashion color.

Instagram: @anvanhair

 

BOOK WITH ME

Here's some tips to get ready for your service:

  1. Consultation - Bring an inspiration photo to your appointment so you and I can get on the same page. If you don’t have a photo, no worries I will help you.
  2. Appointment - Relax and enjoy your "you" time.
  3. Finished! Our friendly receptionists will check you out promptly and help you rebook if you decide to do so. Thank you for trusting me with your style, I hope to see you again soon!

For questions about booking appointments at The Upper Cut Salon & Spa, see our Policies page.

ANDREA 

Stylist

Nicole Pool
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NICOLE

Stylist


Hi! My name is Nicole Pool. I was born and raised in New Jersey, and moved to Delaware in 2021. I’ve had a passion for hair since I was very young. As a former competitive dancer, I was always doing my friend’s hair and makeup, as well as my own, for the stage. I decided to go to Paul Mitchell the School to pursue my passion and make it my career. I love working with color, because it allows me to be creative and truly feel like an artist. I also love skin care, brows and lashes! Along with all things beauty, I love to go for walks with my dog and husband, workout and spend time with my family and friends. The beauty industry is my passion, and I love making others feel beautiful! I can’t wait to see you in my chair

 

MY WORK

With an expertise and passion for beauty, I'm here to elevate your salon experience! Instagram: @goodhair_bynicole

 

BOOK WITH ME

Here's some tips to get ready for your service:

  1. Consultation - Bring an inspiration photo to your appointment so you and I can get on the same page. If you don’t have a photo, no worries I will help you.
  2. Appointment - Relax and enjoy your "you" time.
  3. Finished! Our friendly receptionists will check you out promptly and help you rebook if you decide to do so. Thank you for trusting me with your style, I hope to see you again soon!

For questions about booking appointments at The Upper Cut Salon & Spa, see our Policies page.

NICOLE

Stylist

Jessica Guzzie
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JESSICA

Guest Services, Inventory Manager & Merchandising Specialist


I'm passionate about the benefits of Aveda products - Plant-powered hair care rooted in nature - means our salon uses only 100% vegan ingredients for your hair & spa services.

It's great to know that by selecting the best products, our clients will leave feeling better than when they came in!

 

MY WORK

Working at The Upper Cut I am continually learning and meeting new people. The most enjoyable part of the job is connecting with and delighting guests!

 

Shop body, skin and hair. Discover 100% vegan products for whole body care.

For questions about booking appointments at The Upper Cut Salon & Spa, see our Policies page.

JESSICA 

Guest Services

For questions about booking appointments at The Upper Cut Salon & Spa, see our Policies page.