Our Stylist and Cosmetologist Team

Our team of stylists is the best in the industry topics to write an argumentative essay and we make our customers look good! Whether you need a new hairstyle, some awesome nails, or advice on tanning and cosmetics, our staff has you covered!


Holly Ruark

Owner and Senior Stylist
Holly is a motivated stylist with over 15 years of experience who specializes in up to date color and foil placement technique and individual precision cutting. She has had a passion for the hair and beauty industry all of her life. Holly studied cosmetology at Queen Anne’s County High School and finished an apprenticeship under two very established senior cosmetologists who have been in the business for over 50 years. online book report service She has been with Emily’s Salon since 2001 and decided to take over her boss’s family business in 2013. Holly strives to create wonderful opportunities for her stylists and her goal is to have 100% customer satisfaction!


Tonya Gibson

Tonya has been working at Emily’s Salon since she was 17 years old. She took the cosmetology program through Queen Anne County High School and graduated in May, 2004. “Since I’ve been doing hair professionally I realized that the thing I enjoy the most is getting to know my clients. Understanding my clients’ personalities and lifestyles helps to create the best look for each individual. Two things that are most rewarding in the industry are making people look and feel good about themselves. I look forward to seeing you and using my skills to make you look and feel great!”


Laura Elliott

Laura started out as a Salon Assistant in 2002. She loved working in a salon so much she continued her education at the International Beauty School in Bel Air, MD and became a licensed cosmetologist in 2006. Her love for the salon shows through in her services which include haircuts, dimensional color, color correction, permanent straightening, formal event styling, Brazilian Blowout, manicures, pedicures and waxing. Laura has the versatility to serve women, men, and children of all ages! She will make sure you will know how to maintain your hair at its best between services.


Julia Amereihn

Nail Tech
Julia graduated from North Caroline High School’s cosmetology program in 2015. She has worked at Emily’s Salon for 2 years specializing in manicures, pedicures, and waxing, as well as spray tans. Julia prides herself in building relationships with each of her clients to ensure every visit is comfortable and relaxing!


Katie Reinsfelder

Katie has been working in the hair industry for over 9 years after graduating from a Paul Mitchell Partner School in 2007. She is up to date on the latest trends and specializes in dimensional color, extensions, and Brazilian Blowouts. Katie places high value on listening to her clients to understand their needs, and provides them with a first class salon experience.


Julie Puglisi

Since December 2005, Julie has been specializing in precision cutting, Goldwell coloring, color transformations, facial waxing, make up, extensions, and Brazilian Blowouts. Julie started her career in western Maryland and in recent years has moved to the Eastern Shore. Working in Delaware for a stage artist and master stylist, she was able to perfect her talents. Her work has been featured in the Delaware Woman’s Journal. Julie has found her home at Emily’s Salon, and is able to make people beautiful every day by doing what she loves. Small town comfort with high end results!


Hannah McHenry

Hannah is a local talent, having been born and raised in Chestertown. She completed her education at the Paul Mitchell School of Delaware in 2011. She has many skill sets and specializes in manicures and pedicures, hair extensions, dimensional color, and foiling techniques. Hannah’s goal is to give her clients the look they desire, and have them walk out with a whole new confidence!


Sara Clough

Salon Assistant
Sara has been at Emily’s for over 20 years. Along with assisting the stylists, she is also the reason our salon stays sparkling clean. Her friendly personality makes all of our customers feel right at home.