At Pure Joy, we strive for a professional yet friendly and warm culture, where you can enjoy wonderful service and great company! Please take a moment to meet each of us and learn what, or rather who, makes our salon unique!

Emily

I graduated from Lancaster School of Cosmetology in 1998. After working in the business for 6 years, I had the opportunity to open my own salon in my home. Since then, Emily's Shear X-Pressions has grown. We were able to move and expand the business in 2013, starting a new journey as Pure Joy Salon & Day Spa! I love dimensional color and doing makeovers.

Hannah

Hi! I'm Hannah and I manage the salon's daily operations, social media, and guest services. If you ever have any questions or comments, I'm your girl!

Caitlin

I attended Lancaster School of Cosmetology and graduated in 2005. I thoroughly enjoy my job and helping people feel better about themselves. I am very detail-oriented and love doing dimensional color and highlights, waxing eyebrows, and helping clients with curly hair!

Emily

Hello! I'm Emily and I attended Mount Joy Career and Technology Center. I graduated and received my cosmetology license with honors in 2016. Color creativity and manicures and pedicures are what I love most, although my favorite part of the craft is making people feel beautiful!

Courtney

I attended Empire Beauty School in Lancaster and received my cosmetology license in 2013. I am a people person through and through, and I love the relational part of my career. I work with natural nails, and also love to cut and color all types of hair! I have a passion for pouring into people and I love making everyone feel great about themselves!

Ashley

I graduated from cosmetology school in 2007 and have loved doing hair ever since. Over the years I have gained expertise in hair cutting, coloring, blow outs and highlighting techniques. I really enjoy using my creativity and passion to help my clients look and feel their absolute best!

Ruth

Sarah

I graduated from Empire Beauty School in 2005 and have continued to learn new trends and techniques over the years. I love being with people and making them feel great about themselves. I specialize in color, highlights short cuts and styling tutorials.

Abby

My name is Abby and I have been in the hair industry since 2007! I graduated from Dauphin County Technical School in 2008. In my years as a stylist I have had training from some of the top names in the industry, Paul Mitchell and Redken. I have also been trained with Nick Stenson's haircuts. I excel in cutting and styling. I love color and educating my clients on how to manage and style their hair outside of the salon.

Valerie

Hello! I'm Valerie and I attended Mount Joy Career and Technology Center. I graduated and received my cosmetology license with honors in 2017. Manicures, Pedicures, and Up-styling are what I love most, however I love making people feel good about themselves!

Taylor

Hi, I'm Taylor Horn. I have always had a passion for the beauty industry. I grew up in the salon under the training of my talented mother, who then inspired me to attend Empire Cosmetology School. I have always had an eye for color and current trends. I'm always excited to meet new clients!

Elizabeth

Tanya

My name is Tanya Honafius and I am a licensed massage therapist. I have been a massage therapist since I graduated from the Lancaster School of Massage in 2005. I strive to present my clients with a feeling of wellness and relaxation before, during, and after a massage session. I use medium to firm pressure during a massage that is adapted to each individual's preference. Hot stones, Swedish massage, connective tissue, neuromuscular therapy, and energy therapy are a few of the techniques I use to achieve relaxation and wellness.