Jessica Russ

I feel the capacity to care is the one thing which gives life its deepest significance. -Pablo Casals

With 17-year experience in the industry, I have been truly blessed. I have been given opportunities to expand my love of hair to also my love of the spa. It amazes me how generous the L&G family is – always willing to encourage, support, and inspire me to do my best. I am truly grateful and look forward to all the possibilities to come.

The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it is all that matters. -Audrey Hepburn

Posted on November 7, 2016 and filed under L&G Spotlight.

Vanessa Yancey

Being here for 17 years allows me to leave one home to go to another.

Not only has the staff here become like family, but also all of our clients as well. I have always had an interest and passion for working in the beauty industry. Not only is it amazing to watch the growth and constant change of this profession, but it’s even more amazing to be a part of it.

I am a licensed Nail Technician and also the Spa & Nail Manager. I attended Inner State Beauty Institute and graduated from there in 1998. I have been with Ladies and Gentlemen since 2000. 

Continuing Education is so important to me because it gives you the ability to continue to grow as a technician and able to give the very best services as possible. I'm truly blessed to have a career doing what I love!


Posted on November 7, 2016 and filed under L&G Spotlight.

Jennifer Edgell

Assistant to President

I have been a Ladies & Gentlemen employee since September 2003. I have the honor of working with all employees at all locations. 

When I am not at the salon I spend my time at youth sports with my children and volunteering my time for worthwhile causes. My newest favorite non-profit is End 68 Hours of Hunger for Lake County. The 68 hours stands for the time a child leaves school on Friday until they arrive Monday morning. Many children have little access to food and depend heavily on school breakfasts and lunches. I help deliver food weekly to children in the Mentor area.

In the 13 years I have been a member of this company I have learned the value of community, people and giving back.

Posted on November 7, 2016 and filed under L&G Spotlight.

Emily Varanese

Ever since I was little, I've always wanted to become a hairstylist!

In high school, I got the chance to experience what it’s like at a salon when I decided to do my senior project at Ladies and Gentlemen. I fell in love with the atmosphere and the excitement people had about their new hair!

I then decided to attend Brown Aveda Institute and pursue my cosmetology dream, and I was lucky enough for the opportunity to join the L&G team after I graduated. I have been here almost four years, and I still learn something new every time I come to work.

I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me with this amazing company!

Posted on November 7, 2016 and filed under L&G Spotlight.

Jessica Waddell

"I was introduced to Aveda products over 15 years ago and I have been using and selling them ever since!

It is truly a pleasure working here with such a creative, hard working group of people. I have been coordinating the salon for five years now, and I plan to be here many more!"

Jessica brightens our days, and always goes above and beyond.

We are so happy to have Jessica as part of our family here at Ladies & Gentlemen.


Posted on November 7, 2016 and filed under L&G Spotlight.

Lynda Laws

We have a belief at Ladies and Gentlemen that you grow up but never grow old.

Lynda Laws will have been a part of the Ladies and Gentlemen Family for 25 years in June 2017. She has accomplished many goals in those years. 

Primarily, Lynda has been an amazing Nail Technician in the salon. She managed the teaching program for nails in our very early days at Brown Institute in 1997, and continued in the school until most recently when she changed her focus back to the salon – much to the delight of her many loyal clients.

Lynda has many technical as well as artistic skills. Her future plans are competitions and always to learn and grow. She is ever ready for a new exciting project, which translates into great looks for you. Lynda is forever young with her youthful energy driving her. We are so proud of her.

Posted on September 30, 2016 and filed under L&G Spotlight.

Gabbi Kutkut

I have been with the company for about 5 years now.

I am lucky enough to have had the opportunity to work at the Chicago location for 3 and a half years. I started my career when I was 18 and stayed motivated throughout my move back to Cleveland.

Last year I won hair colorist of the year for the America’s Beauty Show competition, which is one if my biggest accomplishments.

I've learned throughout my career that the most important thing is to stay self-motivated and to always continue your education in this industry that continues to grow.

Posted on September 30, 2016 and filed under L&G Spotlight.

Ally Zavolda


Ally has been my assistant for the past year. She has changed my LIFE!

For one thing, she has become one of my dearest friends. Her smile is contagious. It's the first thing everyone in the salon is greeted with when they arrive. She helps out when it's not her problem and is pleased to do any task on top of others that she already has on her plate for the day. Not only is she happy and helpful but she also has lovely personality and has been great to work with! My clients have adored their quality time with her. Ally is eager to learn, determined to work, and an amazing stylist! She is an all-together wonderful person. It's obvious, but I just can't say enough.

Ally's hard work as an assistant has paid off and she is now one of our hair stylists and nail technicians available Sunday through Wednesday here at our Legacy Village location.

There is no question that Ally has set the bar high for any new assistant that comes my way.

Thank you so much Ally Zadova! Best of luck and wishes for so much more to come, as life takes its path here at L&G.


Posted on September 2, 2016 and filed under L&G Spotlight.