team

Every member of our team is committed to raising the standard of your salon experience!


 Among us are educators, award winners, published artists, & Bridal experts...we've earned the bragging rights of being the preferred salon for the most exclusive wedding venues in the Hudson Valley! But nothing is more important to us than working with you to create a fresh, new look you're sure to love (and we teach you how to maintain it!).  No matter who you book with, you get the best of the team.  


 Experience the difference!

Stylists

Ada Seymour
Proprietor | Artistic Director

Thirty years into the beauty business, my passion for this industry is stronger than ever! Along the way I’ve studied hairdressing abroad, become a licensed Cosmetology Instructor, earned a BA in Anthropology, & become a member of the Newburgh Lions Club (to name a few). My most recent studies have been in business school, appropriately.

 

Despite setbacks of health and infrastructure, I remain steadfast in my resolve…To raise the standard of the salon experience through communication, education, teamwork and professionalism. This pertains to myself, our amazing team, and our collective commitment to you, our guest.

 

So, whether you see me behind the chair, at the front desk, in the office or our brand-new boutique, know that I’m making sure that you’re in good hands at Salon Lucere!

Cheryl Conklin
Hair Stylist | Creative Director of the Bridal Studio

My love of art began with a BA in Graphic Design and set the foundation for a fulfilling career in hair design. 22 years later I am as passionate about hair as I was when I began.

 

With a desire to remain current, education is a must for me. I’ve been trained in classic precision cutting at Sassoon and possess other certifications from renowned institutions like Bumble and bumble, Paul Mitchell, Martin Parssons, and others. I am very proud of my works that have been featured in both trade and commercial publications.

 

Over the years, I have developed a special passion for sculpting formal hairstyles. As the Creative Director for Salon Lucere’s Bridal Studio, I work with each bride to help her express her personality through her hairstyle and ensure that all of her bridal coiffure dreams come true.

Caitlin Dolan
Hair Stylist | Bb Network Educator

With hair being my absolute favorite accessory, a hair artist is a career come true. I have been licensed since 2010 and trained strongly under the leading stylists at Paul Mitchell and Bumble and bumble in NYC. These companies have given me confidence and growth as a stylist, as well a constant “want” to learn more. I love dimensional color on all brunettes, reds, and blondes using both techniques of foiling and balayage. I could also style all day from blow dry to braid! My true passion is finding what the individuals favorite part about their hair and enhancing it, whether it be shape, volume, or feel. I am proud to work at Salon Lucere with the beautiful atmosphere, all the tools needed to help myself and the most valuable team create. It’s an amazing home for both the stylist and guest!

Nicole Pena
Hair Stylist | Makeup Artist

Creativity has always been my passion and hair is the perfect canvas for me to express my artistic nature. I have been a stylist for an amazing 6 years and each year I continue to grow. Working with my team at Salon Lucere allows me to enhance my education and knowledge, which is a career focal point of mine. I have completed multiple training classes at the House of Bumble and Bumble, as well as classes taught by well-known educators from Paul Mitchell. I have also had the opportunity to be trained by DJ Muldoon (knowledge destroys fear) and Daniel Ruidant (razor cutting). I enjoy using techniques to include balayage, foiling, and hand painting to create a variety of looks, from dimensional blondes, to sun kissed brunettes, and anywhere in-between. Who doesn’t love to have fun while they are at work? Clients who are feeling brave enough to engage in fashion colors, bring sparkles to my eyes!! I also encourage my clients to optimize their hairs potential by utilizing our salons top of the line hair treatments. I am honored to work at Salon Lucere where my personal goals are in line with our team goals. Ultimately my greatest satisfaction is empowering every clients vision, to feel rejuvenated and confident, when stepping out into the world.

Ashley Lenahan
Hair Stylist | Makeup Artist

At 27 years old I made the decision to return to school and pursue my passion for hair. At the time, I didn’t realize it would be one of the best choices of my life. I received my education at Capri School of Cosmetology and I have since been with the Salon Lucere team for 3 years.

 

Color transformations have become my niche; and I have grown to specialize in hair painting, color corrections, fashion tones and blonding. I feel fortunate and humbled to spend many of my days primarily working with color. However, I also truly enjoy cutting and styling, most specifically having a passion for many variations of bobs (& lobs!).
Being a hair stylist has been the perfect artistic outlet for me. I view every client as a special and unique canvas to work with, each giving me a new opportunity to create something beautiful. I am always in search of the newest techniques and trends to encourage my clients out of their comfort zones, yet still confident and in love with their hair!

Sam O’Day
Hair Stylist

For as long as I can remember, I've loved art. As a child, it was in the form of illustrations, as an adolescent it was painting and writing. Now, as an adult, my art is expressed in the form of hair. I am very much inspired by my surroundings. The changing of the seasons, the distinct lines in architecture. I find joy in plugging my inspirations into the outlet that is hair. When I was in my last two years of high school, I attended vocational school for cosmetology. I was able to graduate and immediately start my career. I didn't know it when I started school, but soon I would find out that it was the best decision of my life. It opened so many doors for me to express my creativity in a way that made others happy. And i couldn't get enough. My passion lies in color. There is color everywhere you look, and without it the world would be a very dull place. From blonde balayage to fun fashion colors, the spectrum of creativity is infinite. I find solace in color theory because it will never change. And whether the canvas is hair or paper, a painter is a painter.

Kimmy Alessio
Hair Stylist

I am a hair cutter and colorist who has a strong attention to detail and a passionate heart. My favorite way to express my creativity is through my client’s hair, because I believe that when you look great, you present the best version of yourself. I strive to deliver extraordinary cuts and color - the best way for me to stay on top of my game is through education. I seek out all forms of education in order to strengthen my technical skills. Some of my favorite classes have been with Arrojo, Bumble and bumble, and Paul Mitchell. I’d love to offer you my best, so that together we can create your best!

FRONT DESK COORDINATORS

Devyn McGrath
Salon Coordinator
Tori Rissmiller
Apprentice | Front Desk Coordinator

I want everyone who comes into the salon to leave feeling pampered, relaxed and beautiful. My attention to detail will ensure you are well taken care of. I am educated in massage therapy and cosmetology - people love my scalp massage during a shampoo - and I’m also trained to work at the front desk. I am always eager to learn and to help improve what I am doing! Building relationships with and getting to know all of you wonderful clients is one of my favorite parts about my career.

APPRENTICES

Stephanie Morin
Apprentice

Working as an apprentice at Salon Lucere among a great team of talented and knowledgeable hair stylists, has really helped me bloom! I've always had a passion for the beauty industry and after having a prior career switch, I can finally say I'm working towards my dream! I really enjoy meeting and getting to know each and every client and helping their salon experience be one to remember!


Caroline Ponessa
Apprentice

I went to CTEC during my junior and senior year of high school and I also studied at Capri. I am very passionate about this industry, and I am driven to improve myself as much as I can. I love the artistic and creative process of learning how to become a great Stylist. I am looking forward to the many more years of learning and growing from Apprentice to Stylist!

Mady Horler
Apprentice

I am the newest addition to the Salon Lucere team! My passion for hair started at the age of 14 when I began experimenting with my own look. I am committed to ensuring that when you leave the salon, you look and feel fabulous! I pride myself in outstanding customer service and work hard to make your experience excellent!