Hi Friends! My name is Erica Ledford and I am the owner of Serenity Salon, Spa, & Indulgences. I have been a licensed cosmetologist since 1992 and it has been my life long passion to create beautiful masterpieces. To make everyone feel beautiful inside and out. I started my passion long before attending Erie I B.O.C.E.S. in my high school years, setting up shop in my mothers kitchen, doing any family and friends that would allow my to touch their hair. I look back at that and think “What brave souls they all were!”
I opened my first salon at the tender age of 18 right after the completion of my licensing in 1992. Opening in my hometown of Akron,NY with a small one room storefront on our little Main Street. Growing quickly by 1994, I bought and remodeled a building up the street where I grew my business for the next 10 years. After getting married and starting a family I decided to sell the salon and downsize my life raising my 3 kids with my husband where I remained to work for my friend and new owner.
In 2008, we hit a rough patch and I was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease. Unfortunately I had to stop doing hair and recover for a couple of years. But perseverance pulled my through and gaining back my strength, and in full remission, I could not get hair out of my system. I began to rent a space in a small salon, and started building all over again. I could not thank enough some of my remaining loyal customers that came right back to me and so began my climb to feel the need to open my own place once again.
I wanted to create a place of Serenity for women and men alike to unwind, de-stress and feel at ease and comfortable in a setting that isn’t to pretentious but certainly luxurious. My goal is to always be growing and seeking new ideas to further the experience of all of our guests.
I love to do hair and hope my passion shows in every head I touch.
Stephanie has been with Serenity since December of 2014 as our Esthetician and natural manicurist. She recently completed and passed her NYS cosmetologist licensing and is now qualified to do anything and everything Hair!!
My name is Jenna Ward, I am a licensed cosmetologist and eyelash extension technician. I graduated from Continental School of Beauty in April of 2016. My mission and passion as a cosmetologist is to help bring out everyone’s inner beauty and confidence by making them feel beautiful and confident on the outside.
I knew that I wanted to be a hairdresser since freshman year of high school. So, I graduated from high school a year early and jumped right into hair. While I was still in school I began working part time as a receptionist here at Serenity Salon, Spa & Indulgences.
After I graduated and earned my license I began growing my clientele and working with my own chair. Back in November of 2016 I was given the opportunity to attend “The Salon Professional Academy” and receive my certification as an eyelash extension technician. I’ve been here ever since.
I have a passion for making people feel beautiful, confident and happy. Serenity Salon, Spa & Indulgences is dedicated to making everyone feel comfortable and pampered in beautiful, calming environment. My hope is that I will continually be able to shine a little light into the lives of others.