Meet our Team

Our talented team at The Owl Cove is dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. Our combination of extensive experience and quality clean color and products will ensure you love your hair.

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Gwendolyn Jones


My life behind the chair started a long, long time ago. I somehow convinced my Mom to let me cut her hair at the age of thirteen. From that moment I’ve had a pair of scissors in my hand. I started my career in this industry when I was eighteen years old and love it just as much today as I did almost three decades ago! I’m so thankful that I found my craft at such an early age and I have continued learning and growing in this industry daily. Hairstylists are such a unique breed. We get to touch people’s heads all day while doing our art on them at the same time. Nothing is more satisfying then doing someone’s hair and making them look and feel fabulous! I truly believe that to do great work you need to love what you do and then you never work a day in your life.

As far as services: I enjoy doing everything except updos. Not a huge fan. The last updo I did was in the mid 90’s. As far as hair color goes I had thought about being just a colorist at one point in my career. I quickly realized I’d miss cutting too much. I’ve seen tons of hair coloring and cutting techniques come and go over the years. I still take every opportunity to learn hair, whether that’s with further education or just plain old watching others do hair. My new goal is to go to barbering school and get my barbers license so that my bald fades will be super tight.

When I’m not at the salon I’m usually enjoying my time spent outdoors with my family. I have a preteen son so we keep him busy traveling a lot, usually camping or ski vacations. We love anything on a mountain: skiing, hiking and biking. We also don’t mind hitting up the water whether it’s a lake, river or ocean. We love to paddle board! If I’m not doing outside activities I always have a project I’m working on. I love decorating, renovating, and landscaping. In my next life I’m going to be a contractor. Another thing I really enjoy doing is listening to old school rap & cooking up enough food for an army. I’ve been known to take a picture or two here or there; I love photography. We also have my 93 year old mother living with us so I’m never bored & always busy!

I would love to see you in my chair for a consultation. I still enjoy seeing new clients.

Follow me on Instagram @gwendolion7

Diana Fenstermacher (she/her)


I didn’t know when I took a job as a salon receptionist in 2001 just how much it would change my path. After falling in love with the vibe of a busy salon, I enrolled in cosmetology school. It seemed the perfect way to marry creativity and service while hanging out with cool people and listening to music all day. Over the years, I’ve built a wonderful clientele of funny, warm folks.

I love enhancing my clients’ natural texture and color and I love ‘lazy’ hair. My color specialty is creating soft natural tones and vivid reds. I love a big dramatic chop or shocking color makeover. I also love the challenge of helping a client go from colored hair back to natural. My absolute favorite thing to do is short hair, from buzzcuts to pixie cuts and undercuts. I’ve attended hair shows and classes in New York and Las Vegas, including a two day Vidal Sassoon cutting class and a two day Organic Colorist Certification in Long Island. I’ve traveled out of the Valley many times to help wedding parties prepare for their big day. I especially love feeling connected to my clients – gaining trust, sharing milestones with them and learning about their lives and growing together. Making someone feel good about themselves is a magical gift.

When I’m not at the shop, I’m somewhere with my husband and our pug. I love board games, live music, movies, haunted attractions, tourist traps and guessing someone’s zodiac sign.

Follow me on Instagram @owlcovediana

Sara Gardiner


My name is Sara and I’m a Bethlehem local.  When I’m not at the shop my fiancé and I are usually trying to go on outdoor adventures.  We love traveling, live music and camping as much as possible.  We have a  Shiba Inu pup named Lucy and she’s our lovely little brat.

I originally went to school for fine arts.  I knew I wanted to work with my hands and create so I went to beauty school.  I fell in love with using hair as a medium.  I love doing creative and fashion colors as well as cutting wavy and curly hair. Hair painting is super fun and I have a passion for updos and formal styling.

Follow me on Instagram @sarag_buddy

Alexis Jaworowski


After growing up in the Lehigh Valley, I moved to NYC in 2004. In 2008, I graduated from the Aveda Institute in Soho. While living in Brooklyn, I worked at a Nolita salon until 2016, when my partner & I relocated to the Lehigh Valley. Since moving back, I’ve continued to see clients in NYC on a monthly basis. 

In the salon my passion is creating natural, wearable cuts & color. I love employing multiple highlight techniques to create customized results for my clients, always preferring to enhance and blend rather than use a full coverage approach. I love cutting long layers, shags, long bangs, lobs and bobs!  Vivids are not my specialty (we have other ladies on our team that are ACE at rainbow hair!), but I do love creating a powdery pastel on baby blonde highlights for a perfect fade! After working in NYC for over a decade, I came to appreciate the idea of manageable, wash & go hair… low maintenance, practical, yet able to be dressed up or down. We’re busier humans than ever, and I want your hair to look awesome even if you can’t get in to see me for 12 weeks!

Outside of the salon, some of my favorite things to do in the Valley are eating soft serve frozen yogurt at King Kone, pancakes at Roasted, ramen at Mr. Lee’s and the lunch special at Biryani City. My partner and I are converting an old church-turned-photo studio into our dream home, so finding inspiration and doing home renovations is a big part of my life. When I need to relax, I love hanging with my family (especially my nephews), binge watching television shows, long walks and getting tattooed (which puts me in, legit, the most zen, meditative state).

I would love to see you for a consultation and hopefully as a client. 

Follow me on Instagram @alexis_jaworowski_hair

Brittany Boyle


Hey there! I’m Brittany. I embarked on this journey in 2011 and I’ve been growing as a stylist ever since. It’s such a great feeling being able to make someone feel better about themselves and watch them regain their confidence right in front of my eyes.

I thrive on enhancing the natural canvas by doing balayage/hair painting techniques that radiate a natural glow while adding dimension. I love when I’m able to emphasize texture in my haircuts to achieve the “messy” and undone looks that look so effortless- I’m all about low maintenance. Give me a bottle of texture spray and I’m happy.

Growth is a priority for me and I love to continue my education through Salt Society’s platform. When I’m not behind the chair, my boyfriend and I are doing everything we possibly can to get out, travel and embrace nature. I love practicing interior decorating, binging HGTV and adding to my plant family – which I should probably stop doing. 

I get so excited having someone new in my chair! So if you’d like, we can get you set up with an appointment and we can work together to accomplish some hair magic. 

Follow me on Instagram @rockthepaint.brittany

Allison Johnson (she/her)


A Lehigh Valley native, I studied Cosmetology at The Paul Mitchell School and graduated in 2008.  After assisting in, managing and owning a salon, I realized my passion for hair and decided to step back and direct my focus towards my craft and my clients.

Working in the industry for over 12 years, I find continuing education extremely important as trends and techniques change. Experienced in many color and styling lines, I’ve continued my education by attending several classes both inside and outside the salon and frequently participating in trade shows. I also enjoy learning from my peers and watching online education.  My class attendance ranges from customer service to color and cutting techniques.

I’m certified in Tape-In Extensions, Keratin Treatments and Barbicide Sanitation. As well as my certifications, I specialize in blondes, color corrections, vivid coloring and cutting. I enjoy being a part of a brides wedding day or any other special occasions while working on up-styles.

I’m married with children and enjoy True Crime, music and other forms of art. A lover of dogs, I enjoy playing with my Great Dane, Eddie.

Follow me on Instagram @allisonslamshair

Caitlin Kehler


You’ll usually see me creating lived-in looks, but I welcome the surprise of something fun and funky! I enjoy the challenge of corrective haircuts – from long manes to pixie cuts. The integrity of your hair is my main priority! I always recommend proper at-home care and follow-up appointments to keep your color and style looking its best.

I make sure to keep up with the always evolving industry trends and techniques by attending hands-on classes and online education.

Cat mom to Raven. Face masks and bubble baths. True crime and serial killers. All things haunted, horror, and Halloween!

Follow me on Instagram and let’s talk about your hair goals!

Follow me on Instagram @caitdoeshair714

Sheila Vassa


Hello! I’m Sheila. I grew up in the Lehigh Valley and raised my family here as well. I started my career in hairstyling 30 years ago and continue to get excited to make my clients look and feel amazing.

Outside of the salon, pending time with my family and working on health and wellness is where you will find me.

Looking forward to meeting you!

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