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Alicia Brenneman found her home at Salon Downunder & Associates in 2003 after graduating from York County School of Technology. She has since attended a multitude of classes including the famous L'oreal Color Masters Program and Raylon Boot Camp. She exceeds in color, trends, cutting, and styling. She thrives on continually expanding her talent for her clientele and is currently accepting new clients.


Cierra Brown achieved her degree in cosmetology at Empire Beauty Academy prior to joining the Salon Downunder family in 2013. Cierra's charisma is visible and infectious from the start of a service to the finish. Specializing in hair, skin, and nails, she is a creative force that has much to offer. Cierra is currently accepting new clients.


Melissa Cruz achieved her degree in Cosmetology at Empire School of Cosmetology in 2015. She is beginning her career at Salon Downunder, both assisting and continuing her education. She has already attended a myriad of classes including specialized hair treatments, balayage, L'Oreal Color and upstyling. Melissa strives to eventually be a full-time stylist at Salon Downunder.


Tricia Gracey has worked in the hair industry for over fifteen years. After graduation, she worked in a number of salons in the York area before joining the staff of Salon Downunder in 2001. She has completed a number of educational certifications throughout the years, including Graham Webb Academy, Rebel Academy, L'oreal Insitute, and Raylon Art of Business, to name a few. Tricia attributes her copious following to word of mouth.


Laura Jones found a home at Salon Downunder & Associates in 2003. She brings over 30 years experience to the salon. She enjoys her weekly blow-dries as well as perfecting formal styles for a homecoming or special occasion and everything in between. Throughout the years, Laura has refined her skills and techniques by attending classes in cutting, coloring, and formal hair styling.


Sherri Knaub graduated from Empire Beauty Academy in 2013 with a license in cosmetology. Directly after, she joined the Salon Downunder team as an assistant and aspiring stylist. Sherri has since continued her education and has acquired her certification and training in L'oreal Masters in Color. She is passionate about keeping up with the latest styles and current trends and making her clients look and feel their absolute best. Sherri is currently accepting new clients.  






Vivienne McIlvain has successfully made a name for herself as both a business woman and artistic force in cutting and coloring services in South Central Pennsylvania. Vivienne attributes her success to her extensive education and through the inspiration and interaction with her fellow colleagues and employees.


Chris Nusz joined the staff of Salon Downunder & Associates in 1997. Dedicated to his clients, Chris is committed to maintaining a leading edge in hair coloring and cutting techniques. His ongoing education keeps his motivation strong and his artistry sharp. Chris has received extensive training through various hair care institutions and maintains his Masters and Expert in L'oreal Professionnel. A few notable accomplishments include certifications from the Aveda Institute, L'oreal Institute, and Brocato Academy.


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April Sharp was first introduced to this incredible industry at the young age of 17 as the receptionist at Salon Downunder & Associates in 2005. She later attended and completed her bachelor's degree in Graphic Design at School of Visual Arts, one of the top ten art schools in the country. Post graduation, April still craved an education in the beauty industry, marrying her love of both art and hair into one. After attending Lancaster School of Cosmetology and obtaining her license in cosmetology, April rediscovered her home at SDU. She maintains her Masters in L'oreal colorist training as well as keeping up with the ever evolving beauty scene. April is currently accepting new clients.


Joshua Smith is a multifaceted designer and artist. With a long standing history in the Visual Arts, he has acquired certification in framing, floral design, and interior design prior to obtaining his cosmetology license. With a strong passion for people and creativity, Josh thrives in the beauty industry. He graduated from Empire Beauty Academy and holds certification in L'oreal Masters in color. He strives to continually pursue his education in color, style, and design. Josh is currently accepting new clients.

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