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 | stylist | makeup artist 

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
Stylist | Bridal studio Creative Director 

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.

Kimmy Alessio
Stylist | lead educator 

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/manager | stylist  

I was raised in this industry - literally! As Ada's niece and God-Daughter, I grew up surrounded by Stylists who taught me all about hair, makeup and fashion. 


A competitive swimmer throughout high school and college, I learned the importance of practice and the value of teamwork. My determination led to national recognition and an academic scholarship. 


After completing beauty school, I realized my interest and talent was in men's hair styling and barbering so I spent the first few years as a Stylist at an all male salon.  When the opportunity arose to manage the team at Salon Lucere, it seemed like a great fit for me and I now enjoy working with our Salon guests and Stylists.


If I'm not at the Salon, you might find me snuggled up with my dog Mac, spending time at our family's hunting camp, or teaching my nephew all the fun things that my sister doesn't want him to know! My heart is happy when I'm surrounded by friends and family!

Katie Rae Aulogia
Front Desk Coordinator

I am so excited to get to work with family! Ada is my mom and Devyn is my cousin - it's a great opportunity to gain experience in customer service.


I'm a high school student with a challenging academic schedule, so you'll find me at the Salon mostly in the summer months and on weekends.  I'm learning the delicate balance of a strong academic/work ethic and a fun social life.  


My interests include sports, shopping and travel.  Last summer I went to Europe with my French class and spent ten days falling in love with art, culture and fashion.


I enjoy being part of a team, which is one of my favorite aspects of working at the Salon. Each person has an important role individually, yet we all work together to make sure each guest's Salon experience is excellent.   

APPRENTICES

Stephanie Morin
Apprentice | new talent stylist 

I've always had a passion for the beauty industry but was apprehensive to leave my established career in business management. But now I can finally say I'm pursuing my dream! Working among a great team of talented and knowledgeable Stylists has really helped me bloom! I really enjoy meeting and getting to know each and every client and I hope I help make each salon experience one to remember!

Ashley Ponessa
APPRENTICE | NEW TALENT STYLIST

I earned my cosmetology license during high school, then immediately enrolled in advanced classes at a private school. I am very passionate about this industry and I am driven to be the best Stylist I can be. I love the artistic and creative process and enjoy helping people connect with their inner beauty. I am looking forward to many more years of learning and growing as I take on more clients at Salon Lucere!