Team Serene

LaRee Smith



  • Instagram

I’m LaRee, Owner of Serene Hair Studio & Spa! I have been in the spa/salon industry for the last 15 years and loving every minute of it! I worked at a local spa for 12.5 years and decided it was time to do my own thing and take a chance. Since owning Serene over the last 3 years I have been awarded to be an Icon of Pittsburgh, voted best by the Cranberry Eagle in hair salon, day spa, massage, facial and small business in Mars! It has always been my passion to make people feel great, which is why I am licensed to perform any service on our menu. Education is very important to me, which is why if there is a class out there I will take it. If you like a big change, I am your girl! If you are bored with what your stylist has been doing and feel like they just don’t listen, I am your girl! If you want to relax or formulate a good skin care regimen, I am your girl! I would love to meet you and be a part of your journey to healthy hair, skin or soul!

Rachel Snider

Level 2 Stylist/Esthetician

  • Instagram

Hi I am Rachel! I have been in the cosmetology industry for 5 years. I am plus size, colorful and very outgoing. I love doing color natural and fantasy. I am always down to try a new nail designs and I am always up for a challenging new hair style! I am a proud dog mom of one, and a proud aunt of three fur babies. (Level 2 stylist. Other services offered-natural nails, facial waxing, & facial treatments).

Gina Septak

Level 3 Stylist

  • Instagram

I have extensive experience doing the work I have always dreamed of doing. I strive to satisfy my clients by listening and understanding their hair needs and outcomes they want to achieve. I specialize in hair-cutting, permanents, color and highlights. In addition to hair, I also provide facial waxing services. I have a wonderful family comprised of my husband, three adult children, four grandchildren and my dog. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, baking, exercising, playing golf and vacationing in Florida.

Stephen Graham

Level 2 Stylist

  • Instagram

Creative hairstylist, businessman, entrepreneur, future missionary, generally flawed and beautifully broken. Graham, with a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering (think ceramic flat irons) demonstrated a unique flair for creativity at an early age and has combined his science background and hair design training in a unique fusion of science, business, art, and a lot of fun. Graham was owner/operator of eikon Hair Lounge 2006-2019. Female cuts/color are his specialty.

April Harding

Massage Therapist

Hello, my name is April and I have been a massage therapist for almost 2 years. I decided to start a career in massage therapy because I believe it is a powerful tool to bring relaxation and pain relief. My passion as a therapist is to listen and provide the best massage possible for my clients. Outside of massage, I love health/wellness activities, traveling the world, trying new foods, and baking healthy treats!

Amanda Mitchell

Massage Therapist

I am passionate about helping people, and one way is through massage therapy.  I am a very caring and empathetic person, and I will listen attentively to tailor the session to address the clients' needs.  I love working with clients and telling me they feel restored mentally and physically.  I specialize in Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Sports, Myofascial, Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Reiki.  I am a graduate of Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy, and I am looking forward to increasing my knowledge in more modalities. I am a sports fanatic, travel enthusiast, and I need live music like most people need oxygen! 

Serene Hair Studio & Spa || Mars, PA || 724.772.6070
Tues-Thurs 10a-8p | Fri 9a-5p | Sat 8a-3p | Closed Sun-Mon