Melinda Hooper

Melinda Hooper has over 30 years in the salon industry. Her vast experience makes her the busiest and most successful artist, educator, and mentor in central Pennsylvania. Her entrepreneurial spirit and ambitious work ethic leads her to New York at least twice a year to study and perfect the latest trends and techniques. Melinda’s dream was to not only own a successful spa and salon, but to provide and cultivate an environment of continuous education for herself and her staff.

The culmination of 2 years of research and planning came to fruition in October 2002 when Designer’s Denn Salon and Spa opened as the first full service salon and spa in the area. Melinda’s goal was simple: To establish the highest standards for continuing the reputation of Designer’s Denn Salon and Spa. Melinda is a hands-on manager in the everyday business.

Melinda is the recipient of the 2004 CBICC Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award.


Master Stylist
Melinda Hooper, President
Jess Scott, Salon Manager
Crystal Simmons, Salon Educator
Designer Stylist
Senior Stylist
Melissa Horn
Calley Keith

Color Spa

Master Colorist
Angie Watt, Color Spa Manager
Designer Colorist
Kaylee Keller
Caylie Sidelinger
Senior Colorist
Paige Werner
Jess Kephart

Nail Spa

Lidiya Knouse, SNS Certified
Jess Kephart

Massage Therapy

Kelly Saxton, Therapeutic Massage Specialist
Chelsey Lightner
Daphnie Smith
Lenore Sterner


Chloe Evenden, Senior Esthetician, Esthetics Educator, Spa Manager
Zoe Mosier, Senior Esthetician, Esthetics Educator
Alicia Prieto, Esthetician
Lydia Quick, Esthetician
Mallorie Smeal, Esthetician
Kelly Cooper, Esthetician

Office Manager

Kristin Lucas

Inventory Manager

Lauren Sapp

Front Desk Coordinators

Cassie Fultz, Front Desk Manager
Jenna Williamson
Simone Sharp
Aurora Fuzi

Spa Hostesses

Megan Liegey
Whitney Gunsalles