Hours of Operation:
Tuesday- 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday- 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday- 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday- 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday- 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
4588 State Route 224, Montour Falls NY 14865
Simply Your Best opened in July 2011 with JoAnna the owner as the only stylist. JoAnna opened the business with the bare minimum, there was only one styling station and we did not even have any take home products. She had a goal of the end result, a place where any one was welcomed, could be pampered as they felt needed, and to create a great workplace for all those that would join her along the way. In 2012, another styling station was added. Year after year the salon continues to show healthy growth. We now have a team of 7. We have a wide variety of take home products for your hair, skin, and nails.
The team at SYB are committed to give you a salon experience you will love. We hope that every client has the opportunity to escape from life, laugh with each other, relax and rejuvenate! We want you all to walk away feeling "Simply Your Best" from the inside out!
Our Level System- As you read about each stylist you will see that each one is on a different level. Our levels are determined by the demand of time inside the salon. It is not based on experience. A level 1 or 2 stylist may be newer to our company and still reaching to move to the level they want to live in. Our team has a set of performance goals and targets. When they meet all of their goals for 3 consecutive months they earn a promotion to the next level. This allows us to offer a solid career path to our team, as well as a way to always be learning and bettering or best.
JoAnna Sindone ~ Owner/ Licensed Cosmetologist
Level 5 Stylist
Hello Lovely! It is so nice to meet you! I decided to become a stylist because I wanted to be able to connect with people all day and change lives with the power of my healing touch. It is so inspiring to give someone a new look and watch them leave with some pep in their step, a smile, and more confidence than the walked in with.
My passion behind the chair is hair cutting. I love to design a cut based on your face shape, lifestyle, and styling preferences. I specialize in fine, thin hair and working with texture; whether it is naturally curly or chemically altered. Yes, I still love perming.
Outside of the salon you will find me with my family. I am a wife and a mom to 3 busy handsome boys. I love the outdoors and nature. We spend lots of time camping, swimming, and mingling by the fire. In the winter I love to "hibernate" and I enjoy sitting down with a warm beverage and a great book...when we are not running to all the sporting events for my boys. I am a coach by nature and I am truly passionate about empowering others and helping them learn to live a positive, productive life.
My guests rave about my thorough consultations and how I am in tune with their wants and needs, as well as checking in to make sure they do not get bored with their style. My chair is a judgement free zone, and my only mission is to give you a great style, help you feel good, to laugh with you, and to help you have a great time.
I would love the chance to connect with you! Please call the salon or check out our online booking system. I hope to see you soon!
Lovona Carrigan ~ Licensed Cosmetologist
Level 4 Stylist
My name is Lovona and a few of my favorite things about my career are that I love the interactions with my guests and experiencing the expressions on their face when they sit in my chair. I am always trying to learn new techniques or ask my team their opinions so I can learn and grow from them. Some unique characteristics that I have as a stylist include vivid hair color and straight razor shaves. I am not afraid to speak my mind from a professional stand point; meaning if I feel as though something will not work for you (color, cuts, etc...) I will often suggest something else.
While being unique as a stylist I am also unique in my personal life as well. My fashion taste is very different because I am not afraid to step out of my comfort zone. I also enjoy being with my family whether it's mine or my boyfriends the quality time is amazing. Often times when I am at home I am usually relaxing or doing some sort of craft.
My guests enjoy the experience with me because I listen and repeat my open ended questions so we can achieve the best results. My guests are always wondering what I will do next with my hair because it is always changing. I try my best to show utmost professionalism but every once in a while I can not help but let my spicy side show through.
I can't wait to see you in my chair!
Lisa McKee ~ Licensed Cosmetologist
Level 3 Stylist
Hi friends! I'm Lisa and I became a hairstylist to help people feel better about themselves by simply showing them how to style their own hair and what works best for them with the most on trend looks. I myself struggled for years on how to manage my own thick wavy hair. Joining cosmetology changed my life and I want to share my knowledge with others who may also struggle with their hair.
I found my love and specialty to be in Keratherapy's Keratin Smoothing treatments. Their products and treatments have been life changing and I truly believe their products do exactly what they say; "to deliver hair women love and have always dreamed about." I also have a lot of requests for kids cuts, which most hairdressers would hate but I love them! I love the special moment from the first haircut to the first day of school cut. The conversations with most of the kids are so much fun and they keep me updated on all the latest hair styles of their favorite Youtubers!
At home I have 3 handsome guys that have stolen my heart. My fiance of 10 years and 2 little boys who are 3 and 1. Most of you hear me talk about how the "mom life" has got the best of me; like how the laundry is always out of control and trips out in public are crazy and we won't even get started with the baby shark song! But I wouldn't change the crazy mom life for anything. My time with my family means so much to me, I love the little things! I love doing crafts with the boys or reading. In the winter you will often see me crocheting.
I love with my whole heart! It's the mama bear in me! Each one of my clients I treat as a guest, but mostly my friend. In my chair I love to listen to the concerns my guests are having about their hair and offer suggestions that might help. It is not simply about the visit but the relationships that we build.
Click below to view my Instagram, I can't wait to connect with you!
Hilarie Balzer ~ Licensed Cosmetologist
Level 2 Stylist
Hey there! I'm Hilarie! I love that I get to be creative every day, all while making people look and feel their best. I have known that I was destined to be a hair stylist from a very young age. I loved going to the salon and watching the stylists, then practicing on my friends.
One of my favorite things to do behind the chair is cutting. From curly to stick straight and men's cuts. I also really enjoy expressing my creativity with vivid colors. My guests love that I give a thorough consultation to make sure we are on the same page. I genuinely care about tailoring your cut or color to your needs, so you leave loving your hair!
I am a wife to a wonderful man and a mama to a sassy tiny human. My family means the world to me. I enjoy doing creative activities with them. I love organization and I am a planner by nature.
I am always eager to learn new color and cut techniques to keep my guests on trend. My ultimate goal when you sit in my chair is that you leave feeling good about yourself, relaxed and maybe we have had a few laughs along the way! I can't wait to meet you!
Emma Lodge ~ Licensed Cosmetologist
Associate training program
Hey guys! My name is Emma Lodge, it's so nice to meet you! I decided to become a hairdresser because I love making people feel beautiful... I just love people. When you come to see me it is my hope that I can change your life for the better! I love doing rich colors where I can really make them shine. When you relax in my shampoo chair, you receive the best shampoo experience of your life!
I have decided to further my education in skin care, and am excited to be starting esthetics school in September. So not only will you see me on the cutting floor but mastering the skin care room as well.
When I'm not working I love to bake, read, and spend as much time with my family and my dog, Paisley, as I can. While visiting me at the salon you will find that I am a good listener, I can hold a conversation while doing good work and that I really pay attention to what my clients want. I feel that it's super important to do a thorough consultation before we start a service, so that we are on on the same page. I hope to see you soon!!