Owner and Stylist
I was one of those lucky teens who knew what he wanted to do when he grew up. My grandfather was a barber and had a big influence on by career choice. My childhood was spent in his barbershop and that experience left me with great memories; when I was thirteen he suddenly passed I received a pair of his barber clippers. Here I am today; I’ve been cutting hair for 33 years, and have owned Matthews SalonSpa for the last 26 years. We have two locations, Dewitt Town Center and 5 Lincklaen Street in Cazenovia. Our success comes from our focus on service and of course our talented staff. ‘We care for the whole self, not just the beauty self.” I am a proud 26 year partner with Aveda Corporation, as well as working with them as an advanced hair cutting educator. I very much enjoy doing short cuts as well as barbering men’s hair, a nod to my barbershop roots. I love my beautiful wife Colette and our three wonderful children Elliott, Harry and Tanner.
I have been a stylist for over 25 years and have been at Matthew’s for nearly 20 of those years; and it has been a great fit! Matthew’s has provided me with a wonderful work environment. Together we have done a great deal of education and work in the community, such as the St. Baldricks annual event. I really enjoy being a part of an Aveda salon. I love the quality of the products and the positive impact they have on our planet.
I lived in NYC where I worked on numerous Broadway shows. My career has also taken me into television and film, where I was a stylist and supervisor. After 25 years in the city I decided to move back upstate, to be closer to family and to raise my own 2 children. I have worked at Matthews for over three years and love the team here. Though throughout my experience I have used various product lines, I enjoy Aveda the most. I love all aspects of hair styling but I especially enjoy specialized haircuts and colors.
I graduated from the Aveda Institute in Columbus, Oh, in 2009. I love the Aveda product line and can’t imagine working with any other products. In 2011 I moved to the East Village in NY and worked in an Aveda salon, and also explored my passion for singing and song writing. I decided to move back upstate in 2012 and joined the Matthew’s team. I am currently singing with the band ESP, and perform throughout the upstate area. I love being able to practice both of my passions. In the salon I enjoy doing custom hair color and challenging myself with the latest trends in hair cutting and styles. Hairstylist by day, singer/songwriter by night!
Stylist, Makeup Artist
I have been a licensed cosmetologist since 2012. Since I was young, I’ve had a passion for the beauty industry. Every time I went to a salon I enjoyed every second of it and never wanted to leave. I decided to become a stylist myself and have been successfully working ever since. I decided to continue my passion and joined Matthews Team in May 2017. I love making others feel and look their best and giving them the look they desire. I specialize in cutting , coloring , blow outs, men’s cuts and makeup.
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Hi I’m Joanie. I have had the pleasure of working at MATTHEWS for approximately 10 years, in both the East Syracuse and Cazenovia locations. The majority of that time has been at the Cazenovia Salon, where I am currently employed. My favorite aspect of my job is to formulate color. I love giving guests a fresh look with a beautiful cut and color, or highlights. Come in and let me brighten your day with a look that picks you up, and that flatters your skin tone and facial shape. I love meeting new people or visiting with our wonderful regular guests. I’m sure you will enjoy your MATTHEWS Experience.
Ever since I was young I’ve loved hair and makeup, so, after graduating college I decided to go to cosmetology school. A couple of my favorite talents are foils, updos for the bride or any special event, and makeup.
I like to take classes frequently in order to stay up to date on the latest trends! I also place high value on listening to my clients, and respecting your hair, in order to create the look that you want.
I’ve worked at Matthews for two and a half years. I have a true passion for hair. I’m excited about what this industry has to offer and am excited to see what the future has in store for me.
Esthetician, Makeup Artist
I am a NYS licensed practical nurse and esthetician. I graduated nursing school in 1998 and esthetics school in 2015.
My interest in esthetics was sparked when I inquired about treatments for my son’s acne. I soon discovered I wanted to be part of the spa industry branching out into esthetics.
Our skin is the biggest organ of the body and I see myself as a personal trainer for my client’s skin.
I also specialize in airbrush and traditional makeup application.
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John received his massage therapy training at the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage and is a nationally certified, New York State Licensed Massage Therapist. He is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. A consummate professional who has worked in health care since 1982, he uses his experience to help address your specific needs. Whether you are experiencing temporary sore muscles or dealing with a chronic condition, trying to improve range of motion/physical performance or simply seeking relaxation — an effective session can be customized to focus on your concerns; thereby assisting your integrative and holistic approach to healthy living. John has called central New York home for 25 years and enjoys the area very much. When not at work, you might find him spending time with his family at their camp up north, building something out of wood or out on a golf course still trying to keep his shots in the fairway.
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Salon Manager- Dewitt and Cazenovia
I managed an upscale salon from 1999 to 2008. Received cosmetology license in January 2012 in order to be educated in every aspect of the business. I Had my daughter in 2004. My family is everything to me (this includes the family dog) I was a personal trainer before entering the beauty industry and continue to work out 5-6 days a week as I have done for 20 years now, I consider it a lifestyle that supports my love of food 🙂 In my spare time during the summer you can find my husband and I enjoying our performance boat. During the snowy times of the year were are still enjoying the outdoors riding our snowmobiles. Monday thru Friday I LOVE going to work. I consider myself very lucky to have such a wonderful second family here at Matthews.
Fun Fact: I am a major foodie.
Salon Coordinator- Dewitt
I’ve been with Matthews of DeWitt since February of 2015. I enjoy working with such an amazing group of talented individuals. I’m currently a full time student at Le Moyne College and look forward to graduating in the spring of 2016 with my B.A. in Psychology. I love spending time with my two kids, family, and friends.
Fun Fact: I have 2 dogs and 3 cats