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.
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
Molly GilesFuture Stylist
Molly is a Cosmetology Student at Brown Aveda Institute. She's had a passion for hair since high school and finally decided it was time to follow that dream and work towards her license. She went into Cosmetology not only because of the love she has for it but also to show her daughter that it's never too late to change careers and follow your dreams. She loves doing hair and nails but especially loves the creativity that comes with hair color. She can't wait to really get her career started once she graduates school and gets her license!
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 HallStylist/Lash and Brow Artist
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!"
Kinda is a talented stylist who loves cutting, coloring, styling and making people look and feel their best. She has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2008. She's a great listener and she'll leave you with a smile on your face and you'll feel as great as you look when you leave. Kinda has had extensive training. She is a Redken Specialist, a Certified Deva Artist (expert with curly hair), an authority on Redken Color and has had in-depth training on Pureology to name a few. Kinda is a master with long hair and loves balayage as well as other highlighting techniques. Kinda also enjoys offering natural nail services for the hands and feet as well as Shellac. She looks forward to seeing you in her chair!
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!"
Stephanie HoverEsthetician/Lash Artist
Stephanie started in the beauty industry 20 years ago. She stepped away to raise her children. Stephanie found Bellezza Avanti in 2018 and it lit a fire for her skincare passion again. She used her education to become an esthetician. She is dedicated to making guests feel beautiful in their own skin. Stephanie loves meeting new people and can't wait to see you!!! "Skin treatments are like oil changes for your car.... get them regularly"
Maycie CuttingEsthetician/ Lash Artist
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 lifestyle.
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 SidolFront Desk Coordinator
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 SisouphanhMassage Therapist/Nail Tech
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 MaynardFront Desk Coordinator
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 HopkinsMassage Therapist/ Nail Tech
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!
Erin trained and graduated from Brown Aveda Institute in 2018, shortly after she joined the Bellezza Avanti team and has loved it ever since. Erin has a burning passion for the art & science of hair color, haircuts, and making sure her guests are pampered. This shines through each of her happy guests. She has a love for the newest education as well as old tips and tricks, helping her continue to grow. Erin's a professional at helping guests find what products can perfect your hair and skin. She looks forward to getting to know you and creating your perfect look!
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
Amanda is a passionate Esthetician who has a Cosmetologist license. She has been in the industry since 2012 and her passion for you to love your skin is as strong as ever. She has a healing touch for facials and is also quick & accurate with full-body waxing.
"People will never forget how you made them feel."- Maya Angelou
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 ever since!
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 needs.
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"
Carla KriseStylist/Lash Artist
Carla attended Regency Beauty Institute where she graduated in 2015. She loves to do color, especially blondes and fantasy colors, and also men's cuts. Carla is also certified in eyelash extensions! She loves to make her guests feel confident and beautiful every time they leave the salon!
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 fashion.
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!
Holly started her journey at Bellezza Avanti in May of 2016. She studied cosmetology in high school and although she never imagined making a career for herself in the beauty industry, the second she stepped foot in the salon she knew it was where she was meant to be. Holly enjoys being able to express her creativity, keeping her guests hip to the newest hair trends, and most importantly making each guest feel beautiful and pampered. "She’s an old soul with young eyes, has curious thoughts and a beautiful mind"
Kenzie took 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!
Destiny has had a passion for the beauty world since she was a little girl. She did her cosmetology classes while in high school and got her license shortly after graduating. She was going to attend Kent State University for Aerospace Engineering, but absolutely fell in love with Bellezza Avanti and discovered that hair was her true calling! She loves balayage, Deva cuts, and updos! She is a hard worker and has a love for making her guests feel as beautiful as possible. In addition to hair, Destiny also offers natural nail services, facial waxing, and make-up and hopes to see you in her chair soon!