Linda M. Parker

Linda M. Parker

Owner and Advanced Stylist

My name is Linda M. Parker, I have worked in the industry since 1987, being a salon owner since 1991. I am an advanced stylist, specializing in crisp precision cuts, curly hair, short feminine cuts, razor cutting and dimensional color/ foiling. I retexture the hair with techniques which include perming and relaxing as well as keratin therapy. I love to do creative bridal styles and up do’s. I am extremely passionate about my job, and truly enjoy bringing a fresh creative spark to the table. I perfect my cuts after styling, and use my tools to eliminate bulk, add texture and detail. I use color and highlighting techniques to create depth, dimension, fullness and shine in the hair. I make sure you will leave with the knowledge you need to recreate your style at home!

My staff and I believe in listening. We listen to what you want, we share our vision so we can create a look that suits you’re appearance and lifestyle.

I have trained throughout the United States, with many classes taken at the Redken Exchange in NYC. My staff and I continue to educate ourselves with the most advanced, innovative products and procedures on the market.

Just know we are dedicated to making every service a perfect one. With all the worries there are in the world we live in today, the last one should be your hair!

Cara Knudsen

Cara Knudsen

JR. STYLIST

Cara Knudsen is an assistant to the Owner, as well as a Jr. Stylist.  Cara has a great personality and works to please. She is passionate about doing hair and performs cuts on Men, Woman and Children. She does beautiful formal styles and braids. She enjoys doing balayage which is a type of highlighting that gives a beautiful natural look. For an appointment that is all about you at a Jr. Stylist price make your appointment with Cara.

Melissa Rose

Melissa R. Manfredi

ADVANCED STYLIST
Hi, I’m Melissa Rose. I’ve been working with my sister Linda for several years. Let me tell you a little about myself. I specialize but am not limited to: long hair/ curly hair and do a fantastic straight blow out! Experienced in Keratin Therapy, coloring, high lights / low lights with foils or cap. I’m most passionate with longer hair,(anything chin to below shoulders) and do expert eyebrow waxing. I work with my clients to give them a style they can replicate and avoid unnecessary damage to the hair. Come in for a free consultation. I‘d love to meet you!
-Melissa Rose
Marsha Nirenberg

Marsha Nirenberg

ADVANCED STYLIST
My name is Marsha. I am an advanced stylist who has been working for Linda the past 20 years.I have trained in New York City and North Jersey where I apprenticed my barber training and mens hairstyling under “Miami Joe Mangione”. I am certified in Keratin Therapy and have extensive experience creating a signature look for the client.
I specialize in my hair cutting techniques,short feminine razor and scissor cuts,long straight layered cuts,curly hair and precision style cuts.
I take pride in my dimensional color application using foils or cap and my super straight blow outs will blow your mind! If your hair is straight and you want it curly, I can give you a very natural perm.
Before you leave my chair I will make sure you understand your new style and can achieve your new look at home. Always a free consultation for new-bees and free bang trims for returning clients!
Marsha currently works SATURDAYS

Welcome to A Cut Above Salon & Spa

Hi, My name is Linda M. Parker and I have been a salon owner since 1991. I am an advanced stylist, specializing in crisp precision cuts, curly hair, short feminine cuts, razor cutting and dimensional color foiling.

My expertise is not limited to the above- as I have over 20 years experience and also perm, wax, do bridal styles and up do’s, make-up and keratin therapy. I am extremely passionate about my job, and truly enjoy bringing a fresh creative spark to the table. I perfect my cuts after styling and use my tools to eliminate bulk, add texture and detail. I use color and highlighting techniques to create depth, dimension, fullness and shine in the hair.

I live in the Pennington area, along with my husband and three children. I have had the pleasure of servicing my community as well as Lawrenceville, and the surrounding area.

My staff and I believe in listening. We listen to what you want, we share our vision so we can create a look that suites you’re appearance and lifestyle.
I have trained throughout the United States, with many classes taken at the Redken Exchange in NYC. My staff and I continue to educate ourselves with the most advanced, innovative products and procedures on the market.

I invite you to visit my Salon & Spa and enjoy one or more of the many services we offer. We pledge to provide you exceptional service.
I believe many things factor into providing excellent service. Knowledge and experience are just one part. Communication is a very important key in providing the client results that they love. We do our best to understand you and explain what each choice or style may incorporate. We do our best to run on time and give you the time you need without rushing you through your service. In order to do that, scheduling appointments is very important. Making sure we have sufficient time blocked out for your needs must be factored in.

At times we may run late due to a client coming in late, or a procedure may have needed more time with the client before you. Please be patient.
Understand that continually canceling or changing appointments may result in not having enough time to complete your job, or may create a longer wait time to re- book a new appointment. We do get very busy and sometimes there can be a wait for an appointment if you should choose one of our advanced stylists.

Lastly, it is also important that new clients who receive color could see immediate results that are perfect, or a few visits may be necessary to perfect your results. Everyone’s hair reacts differently to products. Whenever starting with a new stylist, it is really important to understand color is a science and perfect results can be achieved, but we always need a starting point. Communication is the key- and sometimes a consumer’s description of what they want – may not be what they want at all.

Although we aim for excellent customer service every time, my salon is run by human being’s which means at times there can be human error. An appointment mistake or a miscommunication. Any business can have an employee that makes a mistake, however, I feel it’s what we do about it- how we fix it. If at anytime you are unsatisfied, or you have any concern we will listen and try to do our best to fix it. Please be sure to tell us so we can.

Just know we are dedicated to making every service a perfect one. With all the worries there are in the world we live in today, the last one should be your hair!

Follow us on Facebook