Meet Our Team



Valerie J. Manley~ As the owner of Shear Cut it is my pleasure to share with you all of the talented Hair Designers that came to me looking for the right place to showcase their talents. As someone that has been in the industry for 30 plus years, we have some of the most inspired stylist in the capital district. They have inspired me to try new services for our salon. Come in and see for yourself.



Tommie Deerfield ~ I love this business. I love the fact that it changes constantly. New styles, trends and techniques keep it interesting and fun! Shear Cut has given me a place where I can utilize my skills and talents. Whether it is a classic or edgy cut, soft or bold color, or photo-ready makeup for your special occasion, I'm ready! I want my clients to feel good about their look, and leave my chair feeling confident about themselves. I always try to be the best at what I do, continually updating my education with color and cutting classes. Here at Shear Cut we inspire each other as stylists and we are constantly learning from each other. It is a great salon to work for and I am very happy to be a part of it!  



Tammy Guyette~ I have been a hair stylist for over 20 years. I came to work at Shear Cut in August of 2011 and felt right at home. I am married and the mother of two wonderful sons. I love all phases of hair styling, permanents, and all types of hair color, hair cutting, facial waxing, and formal dressed hair. One of my favorite parts of being a hair stylist is my interaction with my clients. I would be happy to make your experience at Shear Cut an enjoyable one.



Christine Walley~ I have been in the salon and beauty industry for more than 15 years. Prior to becoming a hair stylist, I was a sales representative for a major hair color company. I pride myself on giving my clients the best possible service along with a fabulous color, cut and overall style that best suits their personal attributes and lifestyle. I have been trained extensively with Goldwell, Toni & Guy, Wella, Oscar Bond, Keune, KMS, Rusk and more. This education, along with my talent, enthusiasm and passion for the business is evident in each and every client.



Valerie Varone~I Having been in the business over twenty years, I feel confident in my ability to make the client in my chair look and feel the very best they can. I enjoy making a person obtain their own personal, and unique look with my professional help and expertise. I specialize in color, highlighting and Keritan treatments. I have had the opportunity to train in the Vidal Sassoon School of Cutting in Miami, Florida, and have taken many classes to broaden and update my technique. I respect the beauty industry and all it has to offer. I take pride in my job as a hairstylist and feel it is my responsibility to provide the best possible experience I can while they are in my chair at Shear Cut. Your visit with us is all about you and making you look nothing other than fabulous!.



Keriann Mayo~ I have been a Goldwell hair colorist/stylist since 2012. I graduated from John Paolo Beauty School in Ballston Spa. My clients become my friends, and I love meeting new people and developing friendships with them. While you're in my chair we will take the time to talk about your style needs and together come up with a look that fits your lifestyle.  I go to classes and I’m always researching new techniques, upcoming styles, and products. When you feel and look good, it makes me feel good!



Serena Mamone~ I have been in the beauty industry for 13 years and I specialize in Original Mineral (O&M) non-toxic hair color. O&M blends natural extracts and active minerals to deliver vibrant, natural-looking color while completely covering grey. I will do anything to make you feel your best inside and out! I believe continuing education in color, cuts and current trends is vital for success, and although I enjoy all aspects of creating beautiful hair I really love doing razor cuts.



Erica Uhl~I love being a hair stylist. I have been a hairstylist in the Malta area for over 12 years. I specialize in color, highlights, Keritan treatments. I always implement the newest hair trends and cutting techniques. I love making my clients look and feel their best 



Erin Murphy~I have been in the salon industry over ten years and I am lucky enough to say that I honestly love going to work! There’s nothing better than making people feel good about themselves! Whether it’s a stylish new cut,a fresh color,or you need someone to shape up those brows to perfectly accentuate your features. I love all aspects of the beauty industry and am continuously attending classes and updating my education to stay on top of the latest trends and techniques and would love to help you look your best! 



Fawn Vandenburg ~ Graduating from Paul Mitchell in 2012,  I followed my heart by pursuing my passion for makeup and hair. 

I have taken professional classes for both hair and makeup in NYC; attending numerous MAC Cosmetic classes, and obtaining a certification in Temptu Pro Airbrush makeup.

As a freelance makeup artist and stylist I specialize in flawless coverage with contour, and highlighting, and false eyelash application.

I'm currently booking for prom & wedding makeup and can provide makeup services out of Shear Cut or can be booked for on location services.



Kylie Manley~ I have been doing nails since 2012 after graduating from ASI. I offer natural nail services which include: manicures, Shellac gel polish manicures, and spa pedicures. I'm available evenings and weekends.  


Contact Us

Shear Cut

43 E Round Lake Rd, Ballston Lake, NY 12019, us

(518) 899-6711


Open 7 days a week. Hours vary so please contact us to make your appointment.