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Coming from a long line of cosmetologists (both of her biological parents & two out of her five sisters), Kery Montana, the owner has worked very hard to pursue her dreams of owning and operating a salon. Kery graduated for John poalo’s Xtreme beauty Institute. She took her NYS boards and obtained her cosmetology license! She has worked in a few different salons, as well as out of her home for many years. She’s trained in Kenra, Goldwell, Chi and Matrix Color! She is also Certified in Indique Hair Extentions. She has completed many extra certifications while in school and out! Continuing education is extremely important to her as furthering your journey can only make you that much better! The cosmetology world changes everyday! When she is not busy building her salon to high expectations, she is managing a local restaurant, Bocca Osteria in Cooperstown, maintaining her high volume cleaning business she started nearly 11 years ago, along with spending all of her free time with her two children (Wyatt-Joseph & LaRenn-Jaxsyn), family and many close friends (thank goodness most of them work with or for her so they can see each other more often than not)! Kery is super excited to open the doors to her new found business “Escape to Serenity Hair Salon” and looks forward to working with everyone as much as possible!!!
Alexis joins the Serenity team as our manager. She went to John Poalo's Xtreme Beauty Institute where she completed her hour requirements for the New York State boards for cosmetology. Alexis has been licensed since 2014 and is continuing to take classes in the cosmetology field as there is always something new to learn. Alexis is trained in Kenra, Goldwell and Redken Shades EQ as well as being the only stylist in the area trained in Dream Catcher Hair Extensions. She enjoys creative color and dramatic cuts and will jump in and help with whatevers needed. Aside from joining our salon Alexis enjoys spending time with her 3 children and husband and is also a college student for Mohawk Valley Community College and is majoring in Business Administration
SERENITY welcomes our very own Edmeston girl to the team, Samantha Dunham! She will be starting her journey with us on July 15th. Sammie graduated from Milford BOCES after attending for two years and finishing all of her requirements. She’s been NYS licensed since 2016. Sammie will be our “all around girl” at the salon. She specializes in ANC nails (LADIES SHE DOES NAILS, whooo can’t wait), she also works with a lot of colors. So those are her favorites but she’s available to do it all! She also brings to the table a business management degree along with all of her continuing education classes and certifications for the hair and nail world.Outside of the salon Sammie is a busy girl, working a second job, spending as much time with friends and family, camping and coaching cheerleading through the winter for Edmeston Central School!We’re so excited to have her join our team! We look forward to seeing all of her new and old clients walk through our doors!WELCOME TO SERENITY, Sammie!#cheerstoyou