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!


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.


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!


I'm very artistic and love showing my creativity through my work. I love using each client as my canvas, creating a look that they will love. I graduated from cosmetology school at the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center in 2006 and I have been in the hair business ever since! The best feeling is knowing you made someone's day.


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!



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.


Hi! My name is Taylor Miller. I attended the Mount Joy - Lancaster County Career and Technology Center. I love being creative when it comes to hair cutting and coloring. I feel so blessed being able to make my guests feel absolutely beautiful while being able to do what I love!


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!


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!


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.


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!


I graduated from Lancaster School of Cosmetology in 2011. I've loved hair as long as she can remember, and particularly enjoy making women feel pretty and help them to see their inner beauty. I enjoy hair cutting and styling, and have a true interest in ethnic hair. I enjoy all forms of art including photography, sewing, fashion, violin, and any other form of artistic expression. I feel truly blessed to be able to express my creativity while blessing others.


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!