About Us

Shear Ego essentially created the beauty business in Greater Rochester and continues to lead it. Setting trends, crafting styles, and creating looks is the Shear Ego brand. We stay fresh and relevant because the industry demands it. Fashion and style is never a finished product or a static process. It constantly morphs and evolves. Shear Ego remains on the cutting edge -- literally and figuratively -- because we evolve with it. In fact, we lead the charge, supporting our technicians to explore new techniques and to pursue continuous education in the field.

We offer Salon, Spa, and Barber services to meet the diversified wants & needs of our wide range of clientele. Each of these services is offered in its own separate space, rather than being grouped together with no authentic specialization. And nothing solidifies expertise more than teaching a skill to others. The Shear Ego International School elevates our practitioners to new levels and indelibly stamps the Shear Ego footprint throughout Greater Rochester and beyond. Our graduates stay on and enjoy rewarding careers with us, create their own businesses, or practice their craft with salons near and far.  In whatever direction you step in The ROC, the Shear Ego influence will be found yesterday, today, and tomorrow!

Our Destinations

The Shear Ego Salon offers a unique blend of a metropolitan and family atmosphere that leaves clients looking great and feeling genuinely cared for as an individual.

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The Shear Ego Spa is an inviting contemporary spa which allows you to take the next step in personal care. The mind & body connection is no longer a mystery.

Welcome to the next level of release and getaway close to home- The Men’s Club at Shear Ego welcomes all to its refined but relaxed atmosphere.

Our Team

Hair Stylists

William Paperella
Artistic Director
Edward Filonovich
Creative Director
Lucy Albright
Creative Director
Cristina Colasanto
Creative Director
Mandy Wojick
Creative Director
Kelly Davis
Creative Director
Diane Schaber
Creative Director
Jackie Leonard
Creative Director
Jordan Broomfield
Artistic Coordinator
Hailey Dainard
Artistic coord, Makeup Artist
Hannah Staley
Artistic coord, Makeup Artist
Inci Kaptikacti
Artistic Coordinator
Sabrina Tandoi
Artistic Coordinator
Alyssa Aquino
Artistic Coordinator
Joelle Camarata
Style Coordinator
Martha Curtin
Designer Stylist
Amanda Clement
New Talent
Calvin Noto Niggli
New Talent
Madison Prinzi
New Talent
Alexandra Puccio
New Talent
Anya Swinson
New Talent
Mackenzie Wallace
New Talent

Barbers

Mary Markowski
Creative Barber
Vahid Sidran
Creative Barber
Nico Lane
Barber
Sherod Smith
Barber

Nail Technicians

Natalee Wood
Nail Manager/Nail Technician
Yen Figueroa
Nail Technician
Leia Ferretti
Nail Technician
Cassiah Hildbrand
Nail Technician
Rebecca Nash
Nail Technician
Katrina Penna
Nail Technician

Estheticians & Makeup

Toni Belli
Spa Manager / Esthetician
Claudia Ayzenberg
Esthetician, Makeup Artist
Alicia Dupre
Esthetician
Taylor Cimino
Esthetician

Permanent Makeup & Electrolysis

Janice Meagher
Electrologist
Damla Anish
Esthetician, Perm. Makeup Artist

Massage Therapist

Carlea Seidel
Massage Therapist
Natasha Stulpin
Massage Therapist
Therese Lott
Massage Therapist

Guest Services

Karen Bardo
Reservations & Special Events MGR
Karen Riola
Guest Relations Manager
Jessica Brest
Guest Relations Coordinator
Allison Grimes
Guest Relations Coordinator
Andrea Salas
Guest Relations Coordinator
Rachel Spaker
Guest Relations Coordinator
Franco Paparella
Inventory Associate

Leadership & Accounting

Gene Cardamone
Founder, Creative Director
Shayna Cardamone
Spa Director
William Paperella
Artistic Director
Julie Perry
Accounting Manager
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