Our Team

We are pleased to introduce you to our Shine Studio Family. Scroll through and get to know them.


Amanda Smearman

Owner/CEO, Senior Cosmetologist

Tracy Wengerd

Salon Director, Lead Guest Service Expert

Tracy Wengerd started with us in August of 2020 as a Guest Service Expert and quickly showed that she had so much more to offer the salon. In January of 2021, she was promoted to Salon Director and works closely with Amanda to handle the day-to-day operations of the salon, while overseeing our Guest Service Team.

Brandi Payne-Robinette

Senior Cosmetologist, Education Director, Level 4 Stylist

Brandi Payne-Robinette is Shine Studio’s Creative Director and Assistant Manager. She’s been licensed since 2012 and has been with us since we opened in 2016. In early 2020, she successfully completed the exam to become a Senior Cosmetologist. Part of her role in the salon is to ensure our new Stylists complete our training program to ensure that they are up to date and properly trained on new techniques and how we as a salon preform services.

Brandi specializes in blondes and vivid colors, and is Certified in Makeup, Brazilian Blowout, and HotHeads Tape-in Extensions.


Kimberly Southerly-Lewis

Senior Cosmetologist, Level 3 Stylist, Clipper Cut Specialist

Kimberly has been with Shine Studio since March of 2017. She is a graduate of International Beauty School and specializes in Men’s hair. In early 2020, Kim successfully completed the exam to become a Senior Cosmetologist. In March of 2022, Kim made the decision to go back to school to obtain her Barbers License. She should graduate that program in late 2022.

Stephanie Dean

Senior Cosmetologist, Level 3 Stylist, Apprenticeship Coordinator, Vivid Specialist

Stephanie Dean has been a Licensed Cosmetologist since 2006 and a Senior Cosmetologist since 2013. She has a love for color and foils like no other, with her precision foil placements, her clients know to expect perfection. She specializes in blondes and mermaid hair, and hopes to one day venture in to special effects makeup and education.

In 2020, Stephanie stepped into the role of Apprenticeship Coordinator. She found her passion in teaching upcoming new talent in the industry and now oversees all Apprentices in Shine Studio to ensure that they are on track with their education. She works closely with other Senior Cosmetologists in the salon to help guide them in educating their apprentices.

Courtney Sarver

Level 3 Stylist

Courtney Sarver graduated from International Beauty School in 2006. She has a passion for cutting and color, and her ultimate goal is to make people look and feel their best. New to our salon, we’re so excited to see where this path takes her.

Jessica Hardy

Level 3 Stylist, Redken Certified Stylist

Jessica Hardy came to Shine in March of 2022 looking for a new salon home that she can use her 20 year experience to help educate other stylists. In the short time she’s been with us, Jess has made a huge impact and has become our Redken Specialist. We can’t wait to watch her continue to grow as an educator in our salon.

Bekkah Gomer

Level 3 Stylist

Bekkah Gomer is a Licensed Cosmetologist and Skin Care Specialist. Having previously worked in a Spa, she is familiar with and enjoys all things skin care related. Recently back from CA, where she worked in a Blowout Bar, Bekkah is offering Hollywood Blowouts for our clients who want that true multiple day style.


Leah Garrison

Level 2 Stylist

Leah Garrison is our newest Stylist. She graduated from CCTE in 2019 and went on to receive her Cosmetology License. She worked at Regis Salon until they closed at the end of 2019. We’re excited to have her on our team and help her grow her skills as a Hairstylist.

Shelby Smith

Level 2 Stylist

Shelby Smith has been with Shine since 2018. She was our very first Cosmetology Apprentice, and also our very first Associate Stylist as she spent 6 months training 1-on-1 with Amanda. Shelby specializes in balayages, and loves working on blondes.


Alaina Holmes

Level 1 Stylist

Alaina Holmes came to us in March 2022 wanting to take advantage of our Associate Program. We quickly realized that Alaina is a fast learner and in no time she was picking up new techniques she learned from working with Amanda and observing others, and growing a clientele of her very own.


Michelle Deetz

Level 4 Nail Tech, Nail Director

Michelle Deetz is Licensed Nail Tech. She graduated from ACM in April of 2018. She joined the Shine Studio family in August of 2020.

Michelle specializes in Hard Gel, excels at creative nail art, and will “give you the best pedi you’ve ever had”.

Jodie Morgan

Licensed Cosmetologist, Makeup Artist, Level 3 Nail Tech, Level 2 Stylist

Jodie Morgan started with us in March of 2021 as an Intern from the Career Center. We quickly fell in love with her drive and passion for the industry and brought her on as an Associated Stylist and Nail Tech. While her passion is nails, Jodie also offers hair services when her schedule allows.

Misty Hazlett

Level 2 Nail Tech

Misty Hazlett came to us after obtaining her Nail Tech License, wanting to be part of our Associate Program. Misty trained directly under Chelle, perfecting her skills and learning new techniques. She is now on her own as a Level 1 Nail Tech and her clientele is growing quickly.


Cindy Weaver

Cindy Weaver is one of our Guest Service Experts. She has been with us since August of 2020, and she’s most know for her Southern charm and friendly personality. Cindy greets all of our guests with a smile and has never met a stranger.


Cori Hutson

Cosmetology Apprentice, Level 2 Associate

Cori Hutson started her 24 month Apprenticeship in October 2020. Once completed, she’ll be able to take her Licensure test and be available for all hair services.

Harper Appel

Cosmetology Apprentice, Level 1 Associate

Harper started her 24 month Apprenticeship in August of 2021. Once completed, she’ll be able to take her Licensure test and be available for all hair services. Harper is currently working with Brandi as an Associate and also helping out at the Front Desk for our Spa.

Nina Paunovic

Cosmetology Apprentice, Guest Service Expert at Glow Wellness

Nina Paunovic began her Cosmetology Apprenticeship in March of 2022 and is training under Amanda during the 24 month program.
Nina also accepted the Guest Service Expert position at our Spa, Glow Wellness, in May of 2022.

Shayna Morgan

Licensed Cosmetologist | Associate Nail Tech

Shayna came to us in July of 2022 as she completed her Cosmetology training at Morgantown Beauty College. Her focus is nails, and upon obtaining her license in October of 2022, Shayna began her Associate Program with our Nail Director, Chelle Deetz, to perfect her skills and set her up for a successful career.

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