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.
Alexa found a deep love for doing nails and nail art while she was in cosmetology school. One of her favorite forms of self care is a fresh manicure or pedicure and she loves to provide that experience for others. She chose Bellezza Avanti for the ambitious and positive atmosphere, and to expand her skill set. Alexa earned her license and entered the beauty industry in 2012. She has a license in Cosmetology and is certified in lash extension services. Alexa believes that everyone deserves to embody their own unique brand of beauty and she loves to uplift others.
"The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence"- Blake Lively
Averie has had a love for beauty since she was just a little girl. In high school she took the cosmetology program and realized she had found her career. Averie had her internship at Bellezza Avanti and fell in love with our teamwork, friendship and our atmosphere. After graduating high school and becoming licensed she joined our team full time as a stylist. She is such a hardworking individual, she cares so much for each and every person who sits in her chair. She is very friendly and can't wait to meet and take care of her clients! Averie also provides natural nail services such as spa manicures, shellac and spa pedicures. Averie can help you with your entire look head to toe!
"I'm a great believer in luck, and the harder i work, the more I have of it." - Thomas Jefferson
Destynee started her career in the beauty industry in 2016 by attending the Medina County Career Center and graduated from the cosmetology program in 2018. In that time she fell in love with the industry and knew that this job was made for her. After getting her cosmetology license she did nails for 2 years. She then decided to take her career a step further and started working at Bellezza Avanti to start doing hair as well. Destynee is passionate about the work she does. She knows how relaxing and exciting it is to get her own hair and nails done and to be able to give other people that feeling of relaxation and happiness is a true honor. She loves creating intricate nail art. Destynee is creative and artistic and would love to give you your dream hair and nails. Check out her Instagram to see the beautiful work she continues to create @beautybydestynee_ “If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life.”
Kristen came onboard with our team in November of 2020. She chose Bellezza Avanti to help people feel better about themselves while looking good. Kristen enjoys talking with our guests and getting to know them. Her favorite part of her job is seeing the transformations of the guests and the joy they get from that!
You are good. Let that goodness bud, burst and bloom. Let it flow, let it grow, let it be.
Jackie has over 15 years of experience and is very passionate about her chosen career as a Cosmetologist. Jackie loves that the cosmetology field allows her to offer a wide variety of services to a very diverse clientele of guests.
Jackie specializes in offering waxing, spa manicures & pedicures, precision hair-cutting, highlights, balayage and absolutely ANYTHING to do with hair color! One of her hidden secrets is her love for doing wedding and special event styles. Making sure her clients get the latest trends and styles is her utmost priority and is reflected in the amount of continuing education classes she takes yearly.
When you are ready for a new look Jackie is the woman to make that happen! You can follow her on instagram at @jackieann_hair.
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.
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"
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
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
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!