Our Team



Creative Director

Audrey is a jack of all trades and a master of beauty. Whether you are looking for a balayage, fun fashion colors, hair extensions, manicures, pedicures, makeup, brow tint and wax or eye lash extensions, Audrey has you covered. After graduating from cosmetology school in 2017, Audrey joined Zealand Spa Salon in our associate training program in the Fall of that year. She skyrocketed through the program and has been killing it for over 6 years! Audrey loves sunshine, boating, traveling, great food and music!


Master Stylist 3

Brenda has been in the beauty industry for over 30 years bringing a wealth of knowledge and skills to each of her clients. She has excellent cutting techniques, can master a balayage with her eyes closed (we promise she will keep them open for you), cover your grey, give you the perfect curl with a perm and style your hair like no other, you want volume… Brenda is the one for you! In addition to her savvy styling skills, she helps with managing the salon. In Brenda’s free time you will find her crafting, sewing, camping, spending time with her husband and daughter or facetiming with her other daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren!

Cheryl Kanouse


Master Stylist 3

Cheryl has been highlighting, coloring, perming, cutting and styling hair for going on 30 years! She is our in-house educator for new graduates teaching them everything they need to know to be the best in the industry. She has trained multiple apprentices and associates through the years. Cheryl specializes in short haircuts and highlights but is also excellent with long hair! When Cheryl is not behind the chair, you will find her at a sporting event for one or both of her teenage children or enjoying a nice night out with her wonderful husband!


Master Stylist 2

Erica has been rocking it from behind the chair for over 10 years! Did you say mermaid, unicorn or rainbow? Erica’s got you covered! She specializes in fun fashion colors, color corrections and men’s cuts, but can handle anything you throw at her! Whether you want a mullet, shag, pixie or if you’re channeling your inner vintage Stevie Nicks, she will get you there! She also rocks an amazing updo, keratin smoothing treatment and of course a balayage! Outside of Zealand you will likely find Erica at the gym, riding her bike, at a music festival or just hanging out with her hubby and doggies Eddie and Bella!


Master Stylist 2

Heather did all her training hands on and apprenticed under one of the best educators you can find, yes, our very own Cheryl! Heather has been cutting, coloring and making people look amazing for over 15 years! Her specialty is grey blending and blonding along with classic cutting! When Heather is not transforming her clients, you will likely find her doing an activity with her four children and husband such as selling girl scout cookies or having fun at the zoo or a water park!


Modern Director

Isabella, called Izzy by those of us closest to her, graduated from Paul Mitchell in early 2022. She is currently transitioning from our associate training program, where she has been assisting Cheryl and learning all she needs to know to build a successful career at Zealand Spa Salon! Izzy can touch up your roots, give you some highlights or a great acidic bonding treatment, plus so much more! When Izzy isn’t by Cheryl’s side, you can find her with her boyfriend or giving smooches to her chihuahua Gianni!


Artistic Director

Lanisha has been balancing a full-time career and her love for all things beauty for the past six years! Lanisha is a balayage Queen, but can also help with all things color, curl, defrizzing, cutting and styling! She rocks a perm and crushes a keratin smoothing treatment. She can also help with making sure your brows are looking perfect too! When Lanisha isn’t beautifying the world you can find her cuddled up with her boyfriend, loving on her kitty or traveling!


Master Stylist 2

Lori is in her 5th decade in the beauty industry, there isn’t much that she hasn’t seen or tried! Lori has an amazing talent for styling, she is precise and structured with everything she does. She is an excellent cutter, highlighter and perm roller! In Lori’s spare time she can be found having dinner with her son or caring for her parents!



Lanise graduated from Douglas J. Aveda Institute in 2022 and has been honing her esthetic skills ever since. She is trained in Eminence, the organic skin care line we utilize, and will give you the most relaxing experience when you come in for a facial. She is also an excellent waxer, make-up artist and can slay a brow lamination like no other! When Lanise isn’t working hard to beautify the world, she is likely studying the latest trends in skincare, hanging out with her family or cheering on her boyfriend who plays college basketball!

Nail Techs

Toby – Nail Tech

Toby has been manicuring and crafting beautiful nails for over 20 years. Toby has a flair for acrylics but also loves a great gel mani and spa pedicure! When Toby isn’t clipping cuticles, you can find her on Walled Lake on her boat in the summer, loving on her son and daughter or vacationing in sunny Florida in the winter!

Massage Therapists


Tory has been a massage therapist for over 15 years. Tory loves to help her clients relax and feel rested with her special touch. She is certified in Basic, Swedish, Sports, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Prenatal and Infant Massage as well as Lymph Drainage, Reflexology, Acupressure, Kinesiology Taping and Cupping. When Tory isn’t working the knots out of her clients, she can be found on the ice playing hockey or hanging out with her hubby and 1 year old son!


Jody Hunter

After almost 15 years in healthcare, Jody began her journey in the beauty industry in 2019 with a partnership with a medical spa. The experience inspired Jody to venture further into the industry, prompting her to purchase Zealand Spa Salon in March of 2021. What Jody loves most about Zealand is the new family she has inherited, composed of not only staff but also clients, suppliers and neighboring businesses. She thoroughly enjoys watching creativity unfold each day as clients are transformed before her eyes. While you won’t see Jody behind the chair performing services, you will often see her watching, studying and learning from each of the talented stylists. This newfound love of the beauty industry has had quite an effect on Jody, pushing her to step outside of her comfort zone and experiment with different hair colors and makeup. You will sometimes see her with hot pink, purple or even blue hair crafted by one of Zealand’s talented stylists! When she has a chance to step away from Zealand, Jody enjoys spending time with her daughter, son and father as well as hiking, practicing yoga and traveling, especially for a yoga retreat!