Samantha has had a
love for the beauty industry ever since she was just four years old. In high
school, she took Cosmetology and decided that this was definitely the career
path she wanted to follow. In 2016 she started her career at Bellezza Avanti.
She is Deva certified, a Redken Specialist, and has a certificate for being an
authority with Redken color. She is a bubbly stylist who loves to make sure her
guests have a relaxing experience and leave feeling beautiful. Samantha’s
attention to detail, style, and expertise is sure to make every guest who sits
in her chair feel pampered. In addition to hair, she also offers natural nail
services for the hands and feet as well as shellac. She can help you with your
total look from head to toe! "The
journey is the destination" -Dan Eldon.
Shawnda is very seasoned in our industry. She is originally from the Wadsworth area but lived in Virginia for many years working at an upscale Aveda salon. Shawnda has recently moved back and is full time at Bellezza Avanti. She chose us because she is used to working with a great team and is very careeer driven. Shawnda has 24 years experience as hairstylist and specializes in balayage, ombre, extensions and women's cuts.
Tracy Shaaban chose the beauty industry because self-care is something we all struggle with. Her passion is to take time to connect with her guests and help them take the time that they need for themselves whether it be skin, hair or just a few moments away from the stresses of everyday.
She has been in the industry since 2008. Tracy expressed that she chose to work at Bellezza Avanti because we truly care and appreciate every single person who walks through the doors whether it be guests, service providers or family.
Tracy's top 3 favorite services are:
1.Facials because she loves to help problem solve skincare issues while her guests escape from their daily routine.
2. Haircuts and styles is where her creative side comes out! She loves creating new looks and bringing change.
3. Lash Lift and Tint because she loves the convenience and low maintenance of this service for her guests!
Dianna started her journey as a hairstylist with Bellezza Avanti in early 2018. She is a lover of the arts, which makes this career path a perfect creative outlet for her. Dianna absolutely loves blonding and is always up for getting creative with hair color! To keep her guests on trend and looking their best, she loves to attend continuing education courses and trying new techniques. Her mission is to spread beauty and confidence to every guest that sits in her chair and her passion is to help you achieve your hair dreams and goals. "Don't be like the rest of them, darling."- Grace Kelly
Samantha Cottril is
one of our upper-level artists. She has been with Bellezza Avanti since
February 2008, 2 months after we opened at our Wadsworth Crossing's location.
She became a licensed Cosmetologist in 2008. Her passion is with curly hair.
She has been a Deva Curl Certified Curlologist since 2010 and is currently a
Level 2 Deva Curl Specialist. She is also a Redken Specialist and Redken Color
Certified Artist since 2012. She has traveled to New York to attend the Redken
Exchange and to Las Vegas for the Redken Symposium for intensive training many
times. Sam aspires to be a Redken Educator after her two beautiful children are
grown. She loves kids, animals and taking care of our planet any way she can.
She is working towards becoming an instructor for our company with an associate
of her own within the next few years. Sam has worked well with our interns as
well as passing on her curly expertise to her teammates! She loves to share her
knowledge not only with her teammates but with her guests to empower them to
create a beautiful style at home! Whether you are curly or straight, male or
female, young or mature, she can help you love your style. Sam is a wealth of
knowledge and is dedicated to passing it on.
One of her favorite quotes is "good hair speaks louder than words"
Derik is a stylist who
offers a wide variety of services, which include hair, makeup, microblading,
and eyelash extensions. He likes to find beauty in everything, and make everything
beautiful. He loves seeing his guest feeling confident and happy. His mother
always told him to find a career that you love, and you will never work a day
in your life.
Allison joined the
team at the BA in 2018 after being behind the chair for 11 years. She wanted to
change her life and that is exactly what she has done. She has blossomed under
the guidance of her coaches, teammates, and owners. Her willingness to be
guided after all of her experience shows her passion for the industry and the
commitment to her guests.
Allison's passion for
transforming people's look is contagious. She shines in her ability to be a day
maker. Her infectious laugh has the ability to light a room. These abilities
can not, however, be overshadowed by her talent behind the chair.
Allison prides herself
on her ability to take a guest's idea and make it happen! Her consultations are
one of a kind. Her guests always feel heard and she never starts a new look
without perfect clarity of the vision her guest has. "Sky is the limit!"
Kristen has been a
stylist at Bellezza Avanti since 2012. She has been in the beauty industry
since 2009. She is a Deva certified stylist, she is an authority with Redken Color
and Redken Blonding. She has attended classes at The Redken Exchange training
facility in New York City, the Redken Symposium in Las Vegas, as well as
multiple classes in the salon and in Ohio. She has a passion for learning new
techniques and staying on top of trends. Kristen loves creating customized hair
colors for her guests and always takes the time to make sure they are well
taken care of. She anticipates their every need in order to create an amazing
salon experience every time. Kristen loves to make each and every one of her
guests feel beautiful. "Life isn't perfect, but your hair can be!"
Maycie combined her
passion for makeup artistry and skincare to master her techniques while
becoming a licensed Cosmetologist in 2016. Not only does Maycie bring her
unique artistic abilities to Bellezza Avanti, but she also brings her passion
for the industry. She has additional certifications and education in Lash
Extensions, Brow Shaping artistry/Microblading, SFX Makeup, advanced
exfoliation techniques including chemical peels/dermaplaning and specializes in
skincare. Maycie pays very close attention to detail and has a relaxing,
soothing touch. All of your beauty needs can be met simply by putting your face
in Maycie's hands.
Hope is a friendly and
creative hairstylist. She has been in the industry since 2013 and began her
career at Bellezza Avanti. Hope loves to use her imagination to create
something beautiful and unique for every guest, her specialties include but are
not limited to hair color, extensions, special occasion updos, body waxing, and
nails! Hope has had extensive training with Redken and Pureology. Hope has
traveled to NYC for world-class education at the Redken Exchange training
facility to deepen her knowledge with color, highlighting and styling
techniques. She is thorough and is always on time for her guests as well as
just having a very pleasant demeanor. She looks forward to continuing her
passion through education and growing her business at Bellezza Avanti.
A person whose
creative work shows sensitivity and imagination. Alyssa is a passionate stylist who began her
journey in 2010. Alyssa's training has become more extensive since she joined
our team in 2016. Since then she has become a Certified Redken Specialist,
Brazilian Blowout Certified and a Certified Deva Artist (which means she is a
master with curly hair cutting and styling). Alyssa is a passionate artist who
is continually striving to deepen her knowledge and skillset to accommodate her
guests and exceed their expectations. Not only does she enjoy making sure you
can re-create your look at home, but she also wants you to feel as good on the
inside as she makes you feel on the outside!
Annalise grew up
cutting her barbie doll's hair and making fashion-forward statements since
pre-school. She is a passionate and dedicated hairstylist who specializes in
on-trend, beautiful, and customizable hairstyles. She started her career in the
beauty industry in 2017 by attending Paul Mitchell the School, where she had
immense training in hair color, haircutting, and hair texture. Annalise has
always been passionate about people, art, and fashion, which led her to pursue
this creative career. She has a knack for customizing your hair to compliment
your skin tone, eye color, and face shape while keeping it manageable for your
In the future,
Annalise plans to continue to educate her guest's and continue to put her heart
and soul into each and every color/haircut.
Lisa loves talking and
listening to the guests. Her favorite part of her job is the interaction with
the guests, seeing them happy and satisfied with their experience. She enjoys
working with our team of talent as they generate fresh ideas and help the guest
receive a new creative look-all while feeling pampered and refreshed. Lisa
lives in Wadsworth and loves working for an organization that gives back to her
local community. "Life is a matter of
choices, and every choice you make makes you" John Maxwell
Brittany is a Licensed
Massage Therapist & Nail Technician. The biggest motivation she has is
helping people. Brittany likes to think of herself as a natural healer. She
finds it truly rewarding to know that what she does helps her guests. Your
relaxation is her goal!
Toni began her journey
as our Front Desk Coordinator in 2014. She loves everything about her career
from greeting the guests to educating them on all of our services. Toni has
been to many educational events to improve her customer service skills. What
she loves most about being at the desk is getting to know our guests and
strives to elevate their experience so that their entrance and checkout is as
delightful as their service. Toni does so by sharing all of our salon
promotions, offering additional service opportunities and is warm and welcoming
to every guest. "Whatever you do.. do it
well do it so well that when they see you do it they will tell everyone about it"
Macie Huth is a passionate hairstylist. She takes pride in making each and every guest who sits in her chair feel amazing and educated on everything she has done to their hair before leaving her seat. Although Macie loves everything about her industry, she specializes in balayage, fantasy color, trendy hair cutting styles and techniques. She became a hairstylist in 2016. Since then she has been certified in many things including. Redken Specialist Certified, Deva Cut Certified, Brazilian Blowout Certified.She looks forward to continuing her knowledge and continuing getting certifications to be able to exceed all of her guest expectations.
Anna earned her
massage therapy license in January of 2010 and began her journey at Bellezza
Avanti in February of 2010. She furthered her education and earned her
manicurist license in 2012, completed The FarmHouse Fresh Advanced Training
Program in 2018, and became certified in ACE Massage Cupping in 2019. Anna
offers a wide array of massage and nail services designed to completely relax
both the body and mind. She loves getting to know every guest so she can tailor
the experience to suit them. When asked, Anna will say she enjoys being a
licensed massage therapist and being a nail technician the same as each gives
her the privilege of making someone's day in different ways. "Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it
houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body." -Norman Vincent Peale
Desiree' is a level
III stylist, Redken specialist, and self-proclaimed product hoarder. Desiree's
love for hair color, teamwork and education have helped her become an
invaluable asset to our team. Because of her attention to detail, friendly vibe
and bubbly personality her guests always feel refreshed and leave with a smile.
When Desiree' is not making the world more beautiful, you will most likely find
her watching a ball game, cheering on her kids, hiking a trail or shopping!
Becky began her hair
journey in high school where she had dreamed of making people feel beautiful
since being a little girl and has fallen more in love with the industry as time
has gone on. Becky is a level 5 Redken certified colorist and deva certified
stylist. She is passionate about hair color services of all kinds from all over
color, balayage, foils, and decolorizers. Her main focus is to make her guests
hair dreams become reality while keeping the integrity of their hair healthy.
Becky also specializes in perms and the latest haircutting techniques. She is
one of our salon educators and coaches. She helps teach up and coming stylists
all of her knowledge to grow them as future stylists on our team for 6-9 months
at a time. You will find her and her associate work together to deliver the
best guest experience for you. They are very attentive and pay close attention to
detail. Becky loves all aspects of this career she has chosen and loves to
inspire and grow other stylists, along with herself. You will never find her
without a smile on her face. Making her guests feel special and comfortable are
her top priority when they sit in her chair. Becky looks forward to meeting you
and taking care of all your hair needs! "She believed she could, so she did!" R.S. Grey
Natalie began her
career at Bellezza Avanti in October 2002 as a receptionist. After a few months
of obsessively watching everything that goes on in the salon, Geri suggested
she attend a hair show. That fateful day, Natalie had the opportunity to hear Michael
Cole, who is arguably the most real and inspirational humans in the beauty
business, speak to her very soul. He spoke about passion, self-love, and
chasing your dreams! So she did! The very next day she enrolled in cosmetology
school! Natalie has been passionately chasing her dreams and loving her career
Natalie is a Redken
Certified Haircolorist, Deva Certified Stylist as well as many other
certifications that lead to Natalie providing an amazing guest experience!
Natalie tailors each experience to the guest in her chair and their haircare
Natalie continues to
seek any and all education available to her including visiting the top advanced
learning academy in the professional salon industry, The Redken Exchange every
other year on average. She passes her love of education onto the next
generation by training and educating associates. "Be fearless in the pursuit of
what sets your soul on fire"
Amber has been in the
hair industry since she graduated cosmetology school in 2011 but her passion
for beauty and fashion has been around far before that from when she used to
dream of making people feel beautiful back when she watched "what not to wear" and "ten years younger".
Amber has been at
Bellezza Avanti since 2014 and is now a level 4 stylist. She educates new
stylists on how to promote themselves on social media, she has a passion for
watching people grow! She loves attending personal growth seminars and Redken
classes, Amber is dedicated to always staying sharp on new trends and styles so
her guest always feels on-trend!
Katie has been a
valuable member of our team since 2004. Whether you're looking to have the
perfect blonding, balayage, or color melt service she's your girl. Katie prides
herself on prompt and relaxing services for her clients, all while greeting
each salon guest with her high energy and smile. If you catch Katie outside of
the salon she will most likely have her kids Alex & Kora by her side. She
loves going to the pool, small weekend getaways and trips to the zoo. If you'd
like to see some of Katie's work check her out on Instagram @katievargohair
Emily has called
Bellezza Avanti home since January 2014. She is passionate about continuing
education to stay up to date on all of the latest trends. She has experienced
in-depth world-class training at the Redken Exchange in NYC among other
intensive training workshops. Her passion is balayage & blonding. She
believes in giving each guest a thorough consultation & a customized color
formulation. Emily looks forward to meeting you!
Brittany W is a new stylist at Bellezza Avanti. Her favorite part of the business is being able to make others feel beautiful about themselves. She loves everything about this industry, but she especially loves balayage, fantasy color, and makeup. She became a hairstylist in 2018. She will give you a brand new look and make you feel like a brand new person. Call to book an appointment with Brittany to get a new you. You deserve it!
Shelley has been a
loyal part of of our team since 1997. She is a true fashionista with a fun and
bubbly personality. Specializing in hair and nails, she loves cutting short
hair, blonde highlighting, and taking care of all your hair care needs. She
does all types of nails including spa manicures, pedicures, acrylic nail
enhancements, gel manicures, SNS and silk wraps. Whether your looking to
totally change or just step up your current look then Shelley is the girl. All
services include a killer style lesson and unlimited tips on current trends in
Jalie Palko has always had a passion for the beauty industry since she was a child. She graduated from Brown Aveda Institute in 2019 and started her career at Bellezza Avanti soon after graduating. She loves staying on top of the newest beauty trends and continuing her education any chance she gets. Jalie specializes in blonding and balayage techniques. Put your hair in Jalie's hands and she promises you will leave loving your new look!
Cosmetology her junior and senior year of high school. She started at Bellezza
Avanti in 2018. Kenzie has grown and learned so much from our hands-on
educational program. She loves to educate her guests on hair and nail care. She
has a passion for hair and nails. She is very talented in both areas and has a
natural knack for long hair balayage and doing nails. Kenzie has stayed sharp
by attending Redken and Pureology classes. She loves sharing her work on social
media and posting tips and tricks. Kenzie can't wait to see you!