Our Staff


Manon MacKnew – Owner/Stylist

I was given the opportunity to purchase Cutting Edge Hair Salon in 2012. I decided that my 30+ years in this amazing industry was the perfect foundation to set up the next chapter of my life. Since I’ve become a salon owner I have learned exactly what clients expect and need. I have made it my goal to turn my salon into the perfect environment for my clients to enjoy.

I became a licensed cosmetologist in 1986. Since then I have attended many specialty classes and continue to educate myself in order to stay current with the latest trends in hair and beauty. Coloring hair is my specialty and passion. There is nothing like accentuating someone’s natural beauty by giving them fabulous hair color. In addition to being a master hair colorist, I am a haircutting and styling expert.


Janet Z – Color specialist / Master Stylist

Janet has been one of Bel Air’s top stylists for over 30 years. She has always loved staying on trend and follows all of the newest and most current styles and coloring techniques. She is a certified creative and corrective color specialist.  She also is a certified Brazilian Blowout expert. Janet loves working with all hair types. Her high level training and education portfolio includes attending Haircolor USA and Paul Mitchell The Gathering. She also was a color educator for Matrix Logics. Janet’s attention to detail and her years of expertise make her the stylist that will easily transform your hair to the hair of your dreams.




Ashley J – Color Specialist / Stylist

Ashley joined Cutting Edge Hair Salon in January of 2014. She began her career in the beauty industry in 1998. Ashley not only loves working with curly hair but also specializes in all aspects of hair coloring and highlighting. She is a Certified Brazilian Blowout expert that can turn anyone’s hair into the hair they have always dreamed of. She has attended high level educational symposiums including Haircolor USA and Paul Mitchell The Gathering.




_MG_8104Jamie D – Color Expert / Stylist / Make-up Artist

Jamie joined Cutting Edge Hair Salon in March of 2014. She is a Robert Paul Academy graduate and has been a stylist since 2004. Jamie loves working with long hair and specializes in highlighting and coloring. Her love of working with all types of hair makes her an extremely versatile stylist. Jamie is also a certified Cinderella Hair Extension professional. She can transform your short fine hair into long luxurious hair in just a few hours.



Brandi S – Stylist / Certified Brazilian Blowout Expert

Brandi joined the Cutting Edge family in 2013.  She has been a stylist and colorist since 2008. Brandi excels in all aspects of doing hair with her passion being coloring and highlighting. Her eye for picking the perfect style and color for each client is amazing. She enjoys taking care of entire families and will certainly be able to meet all of your beauty needs.

_MG_8109Emilee L – Stylist / Certified Brazilian Blowout expert

Emilee is a Robert Paul Academy graduate and has been a stylist since 2005. She joined the Cutting Edge team in 2013. Emilee is an experienced colorist having taken specialty classes in corrective color. Her education portfolio includes Redken Color, Wella, Blondor, Artego and Goldwell color lines. She continues to educate herself with hands on hair cutting and coloring classes that include It’s a 10 and Blondor Freelights balayage. Emilee is also a Certified Brazilian Blowout Expert. Her versatility and experience with color and haircutting of all hair types makes her the perfect stylist to take care of your entire family.


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