Beans Staff

Michael Batt 
President and Founder

Michael started in the beauty industry when he enrolled in beauty school in 1975. Although his desire was woodworking he feared that vocation would not pay the bills. With a baby on the way along with other responsibilities, he threw his hat into hair styling. Michael always sought the creative path and after interviewing at Beauty School he got excited that this could be the right vocation. After a five year career working and apprenticing in some prestigious Philadelphia salons, he sought to supplement his income with a second baby on the way. This was a bit of a dilemma because he had grown attached to the beauty industry. How to do hair and make more money?

While scanning the want ads, he answered an ad for a beauty supply company in Philadelphia. Upon taking on this part time endeavor, it allowed Michael to keep his schedule doing full time hair and part time salon sales. The salon selling was a great fit. He knew how to speak to fellow stylists and had a real love for beauty products, especially the ones he considered to be the great ones.

After a year spent with the beauty supply company, he found an opportunity to go out on his own. The plan was to sell salon products that would be exclusive to his newly formed company. This gave him the advantage of exclusivity and his choice of prestigious products. The work was 24/7 and the objective was to never pass a new salon on his delivery route without stopping in and making an introduction. By 1982 his route grew to five Philadelphia counties. He then took on a store front followed quickly with a warehouse in the up-and-coming area of Philadelphia called Manayunk. Good move, it allowed Michael and Sherri to clear their home garage and open their business to the public as well as the trade.

The business continued to grow as Michael took on one employee at a time, divided the outside sales with a willing sales force, hired a driver to drive the Beans van opened a classroom for the trade and made plans for expansion.

In the mid 80’s it was time to analyze the business and see where the successes were and where the improvements were needed. Changes were made and the focus became more on the retail and less on the trade. This was a difficult but necessary cleansing. Business is about profitability, and this was where Beans success was found. In the early 90’s Michael took over the 2nd floor of the building in Manayunk and transformed it from apartments into a full service salon. Beans was one of the first businesses in the country to attempt the store/salon combination. The idea was the retail beauty store would lend itself to new salon customers and the stylist customers would become customers of the store.

Next came the opening of the Wayne store & salon, followed by Doylestown, and in 2008 the Center City Store & Salon. Four children, four stores, one grandson, a wife of 37 years, it has been a great and wonderful journey. Michael’s focus is Beans Beauty, with extreme dedication to the evolution of the Beans brand, it will continue to prosper. Michael and Beans are synonymous. 

Sherri Batt

Sherri is Michael's wife and co-owner of Beans Beauty. Often looked upon as the calmer and milder side of the duo. Sherri practices compassion and poise in all her affairs. She was there from day one when together they packed orders to be placed in the trunk of their family car for salon delivery.

Sherri spends different days at different beans stores as she works along side of her co workers performing all the daily rituals of store business. Her oldest daughter Jenna works along side her throughout the week. The two younger kids live in NYC and Florida and always ask when we will open a beans in those areas. Maybe someday.
The kids and dog, Ollie, are Sherri's heart, oh Michael too, but beans with all it's needs and high expectations consumes her days and nights. Often called the Queen of Beans, know that Sherri is most definitely the jewel of the operation.

Nina Venezia
General Manager
Store Manager, Wayne

Being the manager at beans beauty in Wayne for the last 13 years seems like a perfect fit to those that know her. Nina grew up in family of 6 girls and was like a 2nd mother and go-to-person for make up and hair. Now she does it at beans on a daily basis, and gets paid for it. Not a bad gig.

Over her years at beans she has found a way to incorporate her life's knowledge into her job. Known as "Miss Congeniality", helping members of the staff of stylist and store employees get through daily situations. Nina is the glue.

Learning and discovering beauty and wellness products can be challenging, exciting and fun. Nina thrives on this knowledge and retains it like a steel trap. She loves helping our customers diagnose beauty concerns by providing the best information and product knowledge that she's acquired over the years. Nothing pleases her more than seeing someone get results from the products or suggestions she has made. Her uncanny ability to diagnose could be dumb luck, but we believe it’s the great products we offer and Nina’s knowledge of those products.

I hope you'll stop in someday soon and "pick her brain" about your beauty concerns. She's a real find, someone you'll want to consult with forever. Though she can't make promises, you have my word that she'll try her best to fit your beauty needs.

Jennifer Granger
Store Manager, Doylestown

Jennifer always had a love for hair and beauty ever since she received her first Barbie doll. She was fortunate enough to earn her cosmetology license while attending high school. Working as a stylist Jennifer became highly trained in all aspects of hair care. Finding the retail position at Beans Beauty opened the door to advance in skin care and makeup as well. Being able to constantly learn and discover new products is Jennifer's favorite part of her job. She truly loves finding the right product to make every customer happy!

Rose Shannon
Store Manager, Center City
Make-up Artist

As a manager at beans there is nothing Rose won't do for her employees, company, and her customers. Rose has been with the company since 2010 and loves working for a family owned business. She has been doing makeup for 13 years and she feels the best part about it is making people feel beautiful inside and out. Shopping is her favorite hobby, and her family is the most important of all.

Jenna Batt
Assistant Manager, Manayunk

Jenna has been part of beans since age 3 when her parents opened the 1st location in Manayunk. Watching the business grow and evolve she has had the opportunity to understand the business as well as the beauty industry from various perspectives. She takes pride in working for a family business and is constantly learning and expanding her knowledge. You will see her at work in the Wayne, Manayunk and Center City locations. Jenna enjoys working in the different environments and servicing the clientele with a smile.

Andrea Clements
Hair Stylist

Andrea is a stylist at beans beauty with a passion for beautiful hair. As a DEVA certified professional, most of her days are spent cutting, shaping, and styling clients' naturally curly locks to frizz-free perfection. She enjoys the art of working with every hair type. Within custom color, detailed haircutting, the right styling regimen, she aims to make you feel beautiful. In addition to being another of our great stylists at beans, Andrea also prides herself on being a fabulous mother to one amazing little boy and a miniature schnauzer.
Aundrea Rossi
Product Specialist / Hair Stylist

Aundrea works at the center city location and has over eight years experience working in the beauty industry. She has a vast knowledge of high end beauty products. She attended Paul Mitchell in 2007 to study cosmetology. Aundrea has been with Beans Beauty for four years and loves it. "I love creating relationships with customers just as much as I love my three cats."

Brittany Linker
Hair Stylist

Bio coming soon.

Daniel Citro
Hair Stylist

Daniel joined the Bean's team in June of 2013 as our Center City stylist. He brings years of experience in all areas of hair care, cutting, coloring and conditioning treatments. Daniel remains current and has seen the beauty industry through changing trends and designs. Some of his background includes time working in NY and years in Philadelphia's Four Seasons hotel.

Daniel has traveled to Paris and Italy for classes and European fashion shows. His passion is classic, glamorous, beautiful hair. Daniel especially enjoys the selection of high performance products available at Bean's Beauty Store and Salon.

When taking a break from daily work life, he's working out at the gym, reading about current events and interesting biographies. Trips to NY for theatre and what's new in current trends are always part of his life.

Randi DiCicco
Hair Stylist

Randi specializes in color, cutting, and curly hair. Since entering the business in 1980, she has gone through many phases. She's finding the beauty industry exciting right now because of the diversified tools, new technologies and innovative techniques available to her for addressing the many needs of the clients. Experience and participating in ongoing education has given her the skills and freedom to design something that is in sync with the client's hair type and facial features. Randi was drawn to the beauty business because of her love of art and working with her hands. She revels in meeting lots of different and interesting people.

Throughout her career she's had many great experiences and been recognized for her skills in hair cutting and coloring, but the most rewarding part is the satisfaction of helping people look and feel their best.

Randi enjoys traveling. She has visited Europe several times. She also loves going "down the shore." She appreciates a good book or movie and delights in discussing them with her clients. After all these years, she still brings passion to her work.

Robert Alburger
Product Specialist / Esthetician

Robert joined the Beans family on December 16, 2000. At that time there was only one location (Manayunk). As part of the Beans family, Robert has helped to set up at every Beans location. He has always been a sales rep/esthetician. Robert’s true passions are skin care, makeup and the golden age of Hollywood. He can name more stars from the 30's, 40's, and 50's then are current today.

Whitney Foote
Product Specialist / Hair Stylist

Whitney joined the Beans family in April of 2007 at the Manayunk location. As a licensed cosmetology teacher, she is extremely passionate about educating guests in Beans diverse selection of hair care, skin care, home care and makeup. Whitney has been fascinated by hair since she was a young teenager and feels that Beans is a true gem in the beauty world.

Joanie Do
Hair Stylist

Bio Coming soon.

Amanda Sands
Product Specialist/ Social Media Specialist
Amanda recently joined the Beans family after having worked in the Beauty Industry for 7 years. Amanda has a strong product knowledge and loves guiding customers to find their holy grail products. Aside from her role inside the Center City Beans location, she is leading Beans Social Media accounts to help grow our online presence. Amanda loves traveling, playing paintball, and spending time with family when she's away from work! 
Deborah Golden 
Hair Stylist
Deborah has had a passion for the hair and beauty industry for the majority of her adult life. She's a graduate of the Aveda Institute here in Philadelphia and has worked closely with Adolf Biecker for 7 years where she also trained with Frederic Fekkai and Jon Reyman. Deb specializes in hair cutting, hair styles, blowouts, keratin, up-do's and extensions. Here at Beans Center City, she stays updated with the latest trends.