The Salon

In 1997, Victoria Zeller opened Victoria's Beauty Salon here. Her business thrived and her clientele multipied. The salon won the reader's choice award from the Palladium Times in Oswego two years in a row (2004, 2005) and Victoria was awarded the title of best hair dresser from that same poll in 2005. Maria started working for Victoria in June 2004. Rebecca started working here in September 2005.

After a very short illness, Victoria passed away suddenly in January 2006. After her passing, the salon was sold to a previous employee of Victoria's. Both Maria and Rebecca stayed on as employees through her ownership.

In March 2008, Maria and Rebecca purchased the salon. It was renamed Running With Scissors to give it a more contemporary flair. Some cosmetic upgrades have been made, but the salon remains to be a great place to stop in and get your hair done.

The clients of Running With Scissors are greatly valued and their patronage is appreciated.

Meet the Team

Becca Bailey


Becca was born and raised in Pulaski. While in high school, she attended and graduated from the cosmetology program at Mexico BOCES under the instruction of Ross Belfiore.

Becca started her career at JC Penney hair salon where she worked for 3 years before making the move to Hair Works. After a little more than a year there, she decided to join the team here at Victoria's Beauty Salon. She has remained here as a loyal employee through Vickie's death and the ownership that followed for the 2 years after.

In March 2008, Becca decided that a partnership with Maria was the right move to make and they started Running with Scissors in the same location.

Becca has attended many hair and trade shows, perfecting her craft. She specializes in color and highlights and enjoys doing updos.

Maria Conzone


Maria Conzone was born and raised in Oswego, NY. After high school, went to SUNY Morrisville and got her associates degree in business administration. After working in the business field, feeling unfulfilled with work, she decided to go back to school for cosmetology. She attended Phillips Hairstyling institute in Syracuse and graduated with highest honors. Upon completing her schooling, she worked for JC Penney Styling Salon for nearly a year. It was a great experience and laid a solid foundation for her career to come.

After JC Penney, she went to work for Victoria Zeller at Victoria's Beauty Salon in June 2004. Victoria passed away in January 2006 suddenly and the salon was sold.

She remained an employee there until purchasing it with her business partner, Rebecca Peterson, in March of 2008. The salon has changed names, and has gotten a little face lift, but it is the same great place to come to get your hair done.

Tina VanBuren

Hair Stylist

Born and raised in Oswego, NY, Tina attended SUNY Oswego for one year while unsure of her career goals. After working in customer service, an accounting office, and at home raising two young girls, she decided it was time for a change. She attended BOCES' Cosmetology program as an adult student.

While in beauty school, she worked at Reflections Salon in Fulton. After earning her license, she moved to JCPenney's Salon in Oswego. Her clients then followed her home, to her in-house salon, Hairworks. Life events determined that the house needed to be sold, and the salon closed.

This is when Tina and her talents arrived at Running With Scissors -with friends Maria and Rebecca.

Tina keeps up on her craft by attending many hair shows and classes to perfect and refine her skills. She specializes in color, cutting, foils and updos - and is great with children. Upon completion of her education degree, Tina hopes to teach Cosmetology in the future.

Andrea Parsons

Hair Stylist

Coming Soon

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T "I've been a fan of this salon for many years - the service is outstanding, the staff is talented, and I'll never go anywhere else again!" - RJK, Baldwinsville, NY

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Oswego, NY 13126

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