Danielle Wente


I have always had a desire for hair and makeup. When I chose cosmetology for my career I knew my future was heading in the right direction. My goal as a stylist is to always make my clients freely embrace their full beauty; inside and out. The best reward is when my clients leave with a huge smile; knowing I made them feel that way is the greatest reward in the world. I came to "The Looking Glass Salon" in 2013 after graduating from The Ohio State Beauty Academy. I have now joined an amazing inspiring family. The ladies here have taught me to never give up but always strive to reach my dreams!

Crystal Varno

Massage Therapist 

As a student of The Dayton School of Medical Massage, I found joy by aiding in the recovery of those with complaints while creating a space for them to get away from the stresses of everyday life.

I grew up in Lima, moving to the beautiful town of New Bremen only after marrying my husband, Mike, in 2006. Since then we have had 2 children, Arelia and Presten.

In the fall of 2008, I joined the TLG team and am happy to call this place my home. Most recently a class in reflexology has reawakened my awe in how interconnected and how intricate the human body is.  

So, I invite you to come in and escape life for a moment with your choice of a wide array of services and meet a friendly, welcoming,  and talented staff I call my friends.

Jenna Puthoff

Stylist/ Assistant Manager

While attending The Ohio State Beauty Academy I interned at The Looking Glass Salon & Spa, It didn't take long for me to decide that's where I wanted to be. I started my career in December 2011 and to this day I couldn't be happier with my decision. I love the constant education and never ending changes that are involved with this job, you never get bored! If you'd ask me what my favorite part of this job is I'd say my clientele, without them my dream job wouldn't exist. There is no feeling like making someone feel more confident in themselves. I'll forever be grateful for their patronage!

Brianna Phlipot

Owner / Stylist

I have always had a passion for hair, fashion and makeup. I knew at a young age I would attend beauty school and become a stylist. What I didn't know is that with hard work, determination, and family support it would bring me to where I am today.  My passion with this industry has pushed me to make great leaps of faith. I have built a strong future in this beautiful world and I believe that education is the key. I am blessed with a talented and passionate working family and would not be where I am today without them. We are a team! It is my selfish pleasure to bring joy and confidence to people daily through hair coloring, cutting, styling, and makeup applications. I cherish the relationships I have with my clients and I love seeing them leave with a smile.

My passion for the beauty industry began at a young age. I used to do my friends hair and makeup at sleepovers. My passion continued through adolescence until I attended Upper Valley JVS cosmetology and obtained my license in 2008.I have been doing hair on & off since then. There is no greater reward or better job than helping someone find their confidence & inner beauty

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Abbey Goubeaux


​It's always been my dream to be a cosmetologist. I couldn't imagine myself pursuing any other career. I was fortunate enough to get a jump start on my life dream as a cosmetologist, while I attended high school by attending the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua,Ohio, during my junior and senior year. During that time I was the receptionist here at The Looking Glass and that also gave me the opportunity to intern during that time. Both gave me a great feel for what was to come with my future career. I graduated in May of 2015 and passed my board in June! I love being an official part of the team here and as a stylist it's my personal goal to make everyone of my clients as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside. It brings me great joy to come to work everyday to see my clients and co-workers. I couldn't picture myself anywhere else. 

Jen HickmanT


Crystal Tull

Stylist/ Lash Expert

I have a true passion for cosmetology! I've worked in this industry since 2011, and I absolutely love it!. I enjoy learning what it all has to offer. I knew I wanted to be a hairstylist at a very young age. I grew up in Texas but have been here at, The Looking Glass, since 2013 and couldn't be happier here and adore all my coworkers. I take pride in what I do, whether it be color retouches to prom updo's. I strive to help make people look and feel their best! 


Melody Fisher

Esthetician/ Lash Expert

I studied esthetics at Miami Jacobs and I have been with The Looking Glass since October 2010. 

I absolutely love being an esthetician. I love the variety ranging from taking care of clients waxing needs, to helping them relax while being pampered in our individually customized facials. I enjoy addressing their skin issues while they de-stress and end refreshed and renewed.

My favorite part of my job is make up! I get great joy out of giving my clients that extra special look, whether it's for their high school dance or pictures, a special night out, or their wedding day; I love it all!

I pride myself in being the best I can be from my touch in my facial room to the techniques I use in makeup. I'm always challenging myself and wanting to learn more because I believe education is a necessity.

Rylee Poeppelman


I have always had a special place in my heart for cosmetology. My junior & senior year of high school I attended the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua for cosmetology & because of this experience my passion for the beauty industry grew tremendously. I had the opportunity to intern at The Looking Glass Salon and Spa &instantly fell in love with the salon enviroment, the clients, & the staff. In February 2019 I passed my boards and started working at The Looking Glass that March before graduation! I love meeting new clients & I strive to make everyone of them happy, from the time they step into the salon until they leave!