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Team

To ensure consistent service quality and technical skill every staff member completes the Sagittarius skill certification program. You can always have confidence and peace of mind knowing that you are in the talented hands of a skill certified team member. You will always have the availability of a fresh perspective and you will always receive the utmost true quality  service and attention unconditionally, guaranteed.  Sagittarius compensates our staff on a team based system, allowing us to function more efficiently with more flexibility for our guest. Sagittarius team member certifications range from apprentices to master stylist and colorists.

Can't get in with your favorite stylist or maybe just want to try someone else? Go for it! We don't mind. We actually encourage it! The entire focus of our team is to ensure every guest's day is being made.

Owners

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    Marsha Knicley

    Founder
    Owner

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    Jordon Knicley

    Owner
    Marketing/Advertising Director
    Makeup Artist

Directors

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    Sam Stevens

    Salon and Spa Director

Education Directors

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    Janelle Ausherman

    Senior Stylist/Colorist
    Education Director
    Bridal Designer

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    Amy Perry

    Senior Stylist/Colorist
    Bumble and bumble Network Educator
    Education Director

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    Faith Flaherty

    Senior Stylist/Colorist
    Bridal Designer
    Pulp Riot Specialist
    Education Director

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    Molly Yarrington

    Senior Stylist/Colorist
    Assistant Education Director
    Balayage Specialist

Salon Team

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    Lorah Nye-Brooks

    Master Stylist/Colorist
    Bridal Designer

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    Phaedra Mercer

    Master Stylist/Colorist

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    Nichole Preston

    Senior Stylist/Colorist
    Bridal Designer

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    Joseylne Mendez

    Senior Stylist/Colorist
    Bridal Designer

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    Brittany McDaid

    Senior Stylist/Colorist
    Blonde Enthusiast

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    Randall McFarland

    Stylist/Colorist

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    Brianne Strobridge

    Stylist/Colorist

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    Carly Perkins

    Stylist/Colorist

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    Emily Nelson

    Junior Stylist/Colorist

  • Kelsey Ramsey

    Assistant

  • Emily Carbaugh

    Assistant

Spa Team

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    Hannah Viar

    Senior Esthetician|PCA SKIN Certified Professional Technician|Makeup Artist/Waxing Specialist

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    Jessie Churchill

    Licensed Esthetician/PCA Certified Skin Therapist/Wax Specialist
    Makeup Artist

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    Michael Carbaugh

    Massage Therapist

Front Desk Coordinators

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    Anne Faith Webb

    Front Desk Coordinator

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    Livvie Maust

    Front Desk Coordinator

  • Brooke Ebersole

    Front Desk Coordinator

Marsha Knicley

Founder|Owner


Marsha is an internationally trained hairdresser and colorist who has led Sagittarius Salon's success since 1973. The salon is a member of Intercoiffure, the most prestigious organization in the beauty industry. Marsha is a platinum member of the National Cosmetology Association and an active member of the Professional Beauty Association. She is also founder of "Life is a Gift," a non-profit organization that supports women cancer survivors.

Jordon Knicley

Owner|Marketing/Advertising Director|Makeup Artist


Jordon Knicley was born and raised in the salon industry, inspired by her mother, Marsha Knicley. Jordon’s passion for the beauty industry led her to Aveda Corporation in Washington, D.C. While working for Aveda, Jordon became a makeup artist and continued her education with the top artists in the makeup industry.  Jordon has drawn upon her unique skill set to expand the Advertising and Marketing Division. The creative voice behind "S" the Boutique, Jordon wanted to bring more to Sagittarius guests by offering top accessories, including jewelry, handbags, and scarves that are edgy and fun! 

In Jordon's free time she likes to spend time with her two puppies Charlie and Wilson. She also enjoys tennis, photography and interior design.

Faith Flaherty

Senior Stylist/Colorist|Bridal Designer|Pulp Riot Specialist|Education Director


"Trust in your craft enough to admire it, study it, perfect it, breathe it. Never stop getting better at whatever it is that you love to do."

 

Faith lives and breathes this! She has an intense love for color and styling. Creating beautiful soft or bold blondes, brunettes, and fun fashion color. A member of our Bridal Team, Faith excels at creating trendy romantic updos and stylings. Her hunger for knowledge and attention to detail, are what set her apart. Her customer service and desire to satisfy all of her guests needs make her a remarkable Sagittarius team member.

 

In her free time Faith loves traveling and seeing new places. Her happy place is at the beach! She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and most of all being a mom to her two boys!

 

Find her on IG @hairbyfaithflaherty

Molly Yarrington

Senior Stylist/Colorist|Assistant Education Director|Balayage Specialist


Molly's passion for the beauty industry was evident from the beginning. Her diligent work ethic and desire to learn has allowed her to grow and perfect her talent.

 

Molly's roots were planted as she apprenticed in the Certified Sagittarius Educational Training Program, giving her versatile training with hairstyling, hair cutting, and hair coloring.  Molly is also a Master Color Expert through Wella Professionals.

 

Molly prides herself on being meticulous and going above and beyong to give each guest a tailored personal style to fit their individual desires. She strives to execute each look with confidence and creativity. Molly customizes versatile styles on both women and men from polished and refined to trendy and lived in. The guest seeking change or corrective color can be assured that Molly's well rounded artistry will leave them feeling rejuvenated and beauitful. Her balayage technique proves to be her personal favorite as she free hand paints beautiful natural looking dimensional color. 

 

Her creative personality for fashion, beauty, and design allow her to stay current and fashion forward. 

In her free time Molly enjoys raising her daughter Finley and son Atticus, spending time with husband, cooking, making crafts, and her cats!

 

Find her on IG @hairbymollyyarrington

Sam Stevens

Salon and Spa Director


Sam has been a valued member of Sagittarius Salon and Spa since 2008. Although you will not always find her behind the desk, as the Salon, Spa, and Front Desk Director, she prides herself on knowing each service provider and what they do best.  She prides herself in creating a successful team based atmosphere for employees, and bringing laughter into the work day!

 

"I live for my team.  Knowing that they are happy, makes me happy."

 

For guests, she ensures each appointment will be a perfect match, catering to each customer, as well as her colleagues and staff. She encourages and supports the staff by creating a team environment to make certain that each guest receives top level service no matter which team member they see. She prides herself on keeping a smile on her face, and bringing smiles and joy to others!

 

"I strive to fulfill the needs and wants of every guest at Sagittarius.  I am a daymaker; always willing to go the extra mile to provide every guest with a pleasant experience every time."

 

She has attended various customer service and marketing classes, including Millenium Conference in Fort Lauderdale Florida, and many managerial and team education classes, most recently Strategies in San Antonio, Texas. She is also involved in salon charity events, heading up "Life is a Gift" for women fighting cancer and women survivors.

 

"Philanthropy and Education are large pieces of Sagittarius Salon and Spa and what sets us apart from anyone else.  I am honored to be able to work for such a wonderful company."

 

In her free time you will find her with her husband, sipping on a margarita, and playing with their Aussie puppy, Shep. 

Amy Perry

Senior Stylist/Colorist|Bumble and bumble Network Educator|Education Director


Did somebody say TEXTURE?

 

Amy is your girl!

 

"Whether it is your natural or something that you're lacking, together we can create something beautiful!"

 

Scissor or Razor cutting? She loves it all! Long flowing layers to any type of bob you can think of, she will customize the look specifically for you. Beachy Blowouts are a specialty.... just ask for the "Amy Blow Out".

 

Amy became a Network Educator for Bumble and Bumble in 2014. In 2018 she attended the Vidal Sassoon Educator Academy. She loves to share her knowledge and is part of the Sagittarius Education Team.

 

Client education is also very important to her, she will provide you with full at home care and tips and tricks to make your style shine every single day! When it comes to color, Amy loves anything from natural tones to bold statement colors!

 

As a new home owner with a big kitchen, Amy loves cooking just about anything! Any spare time is spent with her boyfriend Jon, and her pug pup, Gizzy!

 

Find her on IG @amyperrypro

Lorah Nye-Brooks

Master Stylist/Colorist|Bridal Designer


As a highly trained stylist and a staple at Sagittarius, Lorah has made a career out of making people look and feel beautiful for over 30 years. Her Specialties include Razor cutting and Dimensional Color.  This is a great way to add depth and movement to your style! 

"I love easy to maintain hair, using layering techniques as well as ideal individual colors that leave the hair fuller and more manageable. I love the beauty industry and enjoy getting to know my clients so I can customize the best look for them and make sure they can recreate the look at home. There is nothing better then getting that WOW moment with a client!"

With a drive for honing her skills through continuing her education, you can always feel confident sitting in Lorah's chair. Whether short or long, curly or straight she will make you look and feel your absolute very best!Lorah believes that every client is like a piece of art; a new canvas to create a look that is effortless and easy to recreate at home. When she is not working, she loves cooking, attending concerts, camping and hiking!  We can't forget to mention her dog, and sidekick, Lucy!

Janelle Ausherman

Senior Stylist/Colorist|Education Director|Bridal Designer


 

The world of haircolor is always evolving.  While Janelle loves and excels at all things to do with hair, her passion is color; specializing in color corrections and fashion colors. She strives to always keep up to date on the latest trends to be able to bring them back to the guest in her chair!  She also enjoys Bridal Styling and Formal Updos.   

 

Do you ever feel like you want more hair?  You're in luck!  Janelle also specializes in Hairdreams and Easihair Extensions!  

 

No matter what you are looking for, she can help you achieve your desired look. Your dream hair is Janelle’s biggest goal.

 

In her spare time, you will find Janelle cheering on her son from the sidelines, along with her husband and daughter. 

 

Find her on IG @hair_by_janelle

Phaedra Mercer

Master Stylist/Colorist


Phaedra has been a devoted member of the Sagittarius team since 1989. She is a Master Senior Stylist who specializes in cutting, foiling, and coloring. She also has advanced experience with perming for those mature guests who still want that extra curl and hold to maintain and keep their style.

 

Do you have fine or thinning hair?  Phaedra is the perfect stylist for you!  She has a magical way of transforming fine/thin hair into a stylish, manageable, and voluminous style!

 

Phaedra has received training from leading professionals in the beauty industry including Wella, Bumble and Bumble, Beth Minardi, and Oscar Bond. She is passionate and dedicated to giving her guests an ultimate haircut and color experience at Sagittarius Salon and Spa by surpassing the customers' expectations!

 

In her free time Phaedra loves to spend time with her kids Hannah and Ethan and her husband Alan, playing golf or riding their Harley!

 

Find her on IG @hairbyphaedrakart

Nichole Preston

Senior Stylist/Colorist|Bridal Designer


Nichole loves creating dimensional balayage for a slightly sunkissed look on natural hair.  She enjoys precision cutting, creating sassy bobs or stylist men's cuts. Nichole is excellent with long hair, designing eye catching updos and down styling's. Nichole's loves being able to bring service to her clients with a laugh and a smile.

 

Team member since 2004, Nichole was on of the first talented attendees of our Advanced Training Program and continues to reflect her talent and skills on new team members. Nichole has trained at Aveda, Redken, Bumble and Bumble, Loreal Advanced Balayage and Wella Professional in New York, Vidal Sassoon in LA and Vidal Sassoon Academy in Chicago. She is also involved in salon charity events heading up Alex's Lemonade Stand hosted every August for Childhood Cancer Research.

 

In her free time she enjoys trying out new recipes in the kitchen and attending her sons soccer games at Mount St. Marys Univerity.

 

Find her on IG @hairbynicholepreston

Brittany McDaid

Senior Stylist/Colorist|Blonde Enthusiast


Brittany has been a part of the Sagittarius Team since 2014.  

 

Brittany specializes in blondes, long hair, and balayage.  She enjoys working with all types of hair but creating long and sexy layers with soft beach waves is her favorite.  

 

She strives for each client to feel extra sassy and confident with their new look when they leave the salon.

 

In her free time she spends her days hasing her son, trying to keep her plants alive, and watching 90 Day Fiance!

 

Find her on IG @brittmcdaid_hair

Joseylne Mendez

Senior Stylist/Colorist|Bridal Designer


Growing up Joselyne was surrounded by the beauty industry. From a young age she watched her mom make people beautiful and feel good about themselves. She know she wanted to follow in her mom's footsteps from the beginning.

 

In 2009, Joselyne began her career at Sagittarius, while attending Washington Country Technical High School for Cosmetology. After completing her education and receiving her cosmetology license from Tech High, she enrolled in the Sagittarius Advanced Training Program. Since completing the advanced program at Sagittarius, Joselyne has continued to excel in her craft.

 

Loving everything about the beauty industry, she has found her niche in creating beautiful colors and cutting the perfect layers to accent long hair. Joselyne was born in Ecuador, and her Latino background influences her work. She is excellent with creating lighter tones on darker hair and working with various textures. She also specializes in braiding and updos.

 

She loves spending time with her husband Josh and their two little kids Samantha and Julian! She also has a little puppies named Mulan and Lilo!

 

Find her on IG @hair_by_joselyne

Hannah Viar

Senior Esthetician|PCA SKIN Certified Professional Technician|Makeup Artist/Waxing Specialist


Hannah Viar enjoys building your confidence while educating guests on skin health. She found her calling by attaining her esthetic license and education through Von Lee School of Esthetics in 2011. Since 2011, Hannah has continued to sharpen her training through taking continued education classes in advanced skin care procedures and product knowledge, makeup techniques, and becoming a certified Novalash Extension Artist. She is certified in several skin care lines, Microdermabrasion and is currently focused on PCA Skin care line available at Sagittarius.

Hannah's goal for each guest is to renew the skin's PH levels through advanced peels as well as perscribing an at home treatment plan. She relishes in bringing education, knowledge, and a plan of action for your specific skin care concerns in each specialized facial treatment. Hannah is acknowledged as a comfortable professional by her regular guests and ensures each guest receives quality time and attention in every service. Her waxing services are extremely quick and efficient, meeting each guest's needs. Hannah's passion in each service, is to bring your inner confidence through your outer glow.

Hannah specializes in the treatment of rosacea and sensitive skin types, as well as extractions.

In her spare time she enjoys teaching Sunday School and relaxing evenings at home with her husband and son. Make your appointment today!

Find her on IG @happy_hannah_esthetician

Anne Faith Webb

Front Desk Coordinator


We welcomed Anne to be a part of our team in January of 2017. She has a special love for customer service, and passion for putting a smile on your face.

 

Anne quickly adapted to Sagittarius and fell in love with the atmosphere that we provide. And, although she is not interested in becoming a service provider, her love for fashion and beauty has been a huge part of her life since childhood. After being raised by a hair stylist and spending many of days and nights in the salon, she grew to love the trade just like her mother. Anne prides herself on matching you with the perfect service provider to fit your every want and need.

 

In her free time Anne enjoys being outside enjoying the sunshine with a cold drink, and playing with her Bulldog rescue Colt .

Emily Nelson

Junior Stylist/Colorist


After deciding she belonged in the beauty industry, Emily began her career as part of the Sagittarius Apprentice Program in 2017.  Emily has had a passion for hair and makeup for as long as she can remember. She enjoys taking classes and can't wait to further her education and grow in the beauty industry!

 

Making people feel unique and beautiful in their own personal style is her dream, and she can’t wait to bring that dream to life here at Sagittarius!

 

When she’s not here at the salon, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and boyfriend. Music has a special place in her heart, so she attends many concerts year round. She looks forward to seeing you at Sagittarius Salon and Spa!

 

Find her on IG @3milydoeshair

Jessie Churchill

Licensed Esthetician/PCA Certified Skin Therapist/Wax Specialist|Makeup Artist


Jessie Churchill is very excited to share her knowledge of skin health with the community!  

 

A graduate of Von Lee International School of Aesthetics, she underwent a rigorous training program consisting of skin histology, anatomy and physiology, facial manipulation and massage, waxing, and makeup applications. Jessie believes that this life is what you make of it, so she is always laughing, smiling and maintaining a positive energy!

 

She is brought joy by being able to help others with skin concerns and applying her knowledge practically.  She loves to make people feel good and meet new people!  

 

In her spare time, Jessie enjoys spending time with her two Boston Terriers, listening to podcasts, and watching horror movies.

 

 

 

Michael Carbaugh

Massage Therapist


Michael Carbaugh is a Registered  Maryland Massage Practitioner.  He has been practicing massage since 2010;  prior to Sagittarius he has worked in Berkeley Springs, WV,  and Frederick, MD.  Over the course of his career he has had the privilege of being  trained in Reflexology, Cranio-Sacral therapy, Hot Stone massage, and Thai Massage. Michael's specialties are shoulder work and deep pressure with hot stones. 

Michael prides himself on helping people feel relaxed and calm. 

 

In the next year he is looking to add lymphatic drainage massage to his list of skills.

 

 

Brianne Strobridge

Stylist/Colorist


Brianne first joined the Sagittarius Team in 2016 as a Front Desk Coordinator.  In 2017, knowing that she would return to Sagittarius, Brianne attended cosmetology school at International Beauty School in Martinsburg West Virginia. 
 
As well as completing the Sagittarius Advanced Education Program, Brianne has also taken multiple advanced education courses with Aveda, Oribe, and R+Co.  Through furthing her knowledge, Brianne excels with long touseled hair, including layering and styling.   She loves blondes and fashion color! 
 
In her free time, Brianne spends her time with her fiance and puppy Ellie!  She enjoys shopping and staying on top of the latest trends!
 
 
Find her on IG @hairbybrianne_
 
 

Randall McFarland

Stylist/Colorist


As a South Carolina native, Randall hopes her southern hospitality will make you feel right at home when you sit in her chair. Whether it be her comforting and relaxing touch or her bubbly personality, you are certain to feel like a cherished client of Sagittarius Salon.

Team member since 2011, Randall has excelled in perfecting her keen attention to detail in balayage, updos, and men’s cuts! Randall’s passions range from blow outs that last for days to creating lived in color that flows perfectly into your everyday life. She loves to show clients new ways to style their hair, while keeping it realistic, classic and simple!  Her goal is to make sure you leave as the sassiest version of yourself, and that you are able to recreate your signature look at home. After all a good blow out can make everything better!

With education being a necessity in the beauty industry, Randall loves to keep her techniques and skills fresh while learning from the best in the industry; ranging from: Dusty Rhode, Stephanie Brinkerhoff, Beth Mindardi, and various artists from Wella, Oribe, and Bumble and Bumble.

In Randall’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Eleanor, cooking, and traveling to see family.

Keep up with Randall’s work on Instagram by following her hashtag: #hairbyRandallMcFarland

@hairby_randall

Livvie Maust

Front Desk Coordinator


Sagittarius welcomed Livvie to be a part of our team in January of 2019.  She has a passion for customer service and loves making people feel amazing.  She takes pride in her job everyday and always makes sure every client leaves with a smile.  In her spare time she enjoys going on adventures with family and friends and loving on her Pitbull, Leo. Livvie loves being a Sagittarius Day maker!

Carly Perkins

Stylist/Colorist


In September 2019 Carly began working at Sagittarius Salon and an assistant. Carly is a 2018 graduate from The Temple, Paul Mitchell in Frederick, Maryland, and is currectly enrolled in the Sagittarius Advanced Education Program.  

 

Carly has always had a love and passion for everything beauty related.  She is inspired by trendy instagram influencers.  She has attended a makeup class hosted by Hrush Achemyan, and has experience with freelance work as well as bridal. 

 

In her spare time Carly likes to stay healthy and motivated by working out and taking fitness classes. 

Kelsey Ramsey

Assistant


Brooke Ebersole

Front Desk Coordinator


Emily Carbaugh

Assistant