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.
AlexaNail and Lash Tech
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.
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!
Sondra has always been interested in makeup and hair from a very young age. She graduated from Brown Aveda in May of 2021. Sondra chose this career because she has dealt with cystic acne since she was 10 and she wants to help other people feel good in their own skin. She specializes in customized facials, dermaplaning, full body waxing, all lash services, henna brow, and makeup. Sondra chose Bellezza Avanti because she always got her lashes and hair done here before she went to school. She expresses how much she loved it as a client and how she loves it even more as an employee! When Sondra is not working, she spends her free time an assistant coach for a 15u travel softball team called team Ohio!
Softball is her other passion besides being an esthetician.
Mia has always had a love for blonde hair. She loves all color, but specializes in blonding and fantasy colors. Graduating from Paul Mitchell The School she has dove right in. After changing careers, she found her dream job. Making people feel beautiful and confident is what her goal is with every single guest. She strives to make every experience unique and amazing. She choose Bellezza Avanti, because of how beautiful the space and all of the amazing services that are offered. If Mia isn't at the salon you can catch her playing with her son, enjoying music, or watching hair videos.
Favorite quote: You can't have a rainbow without some rain.
Morgans love for esthetics began with makeup. She has wanted to be a makeup artist since the ripe age of 12. After completing high school, Morgan went right to the Brown Aveda Institute to begin her career. She quickly fell in love with doing facials, which is her favorite service to offer. After school she quickly chose to join our team because of the warm, welcoming atmosphere and the encouraging owners. In her free time, Morgan loves to spend time with her family and she loves to sing. You can see so much more about Morgan on her Instagram @morganelaineesthetics
“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness” -Robert Morley
DestyneeStylist / Nail Tech
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.”
KristenGuest Service Specialist
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!
GiniGuest Service Specialist
Gini fell in love with serving others and making them feel good about who they are at an early age. She bagan her career in cosmetology in 1992 and thoroughly enjoyed her career for over 16 years. She decided to try someting new and worked as a medical assistant for many years, and then fell into an administrative position which she held until just recently when she made the decision to come back to her roots here at Bellezza Avanti, only this time she's not behind the chair, she is behind the desk! She loves the relationships that she is building, as well as getting back int touch with clients from long ago that still come to the salon! As a front desk associate it is truly Gini's pleasure to assist you in having the best experience possible, and ensuring you leave the salon feeling as though "It's been a great day, at Bellezza Avanti!"
Shayna’s favorite services are makeup, color, balayage, highlights, and cutting hair. She is very talented in fantasy color as well! In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, cooking, exploring new places and looking at architecture. Shayna chose Bellezza Avanti for a positive work environment that would allow her to grow and develop her skills.
Favorite quote- “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” - Steve Jobs
DerikStylist/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!"
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 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"
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!
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 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!
Cassidy loves barbering. Her favorite cut is the fade though she is also great with longer hair as well. She chose barbering over cosmetology because cutting men’s hair interested her the most. Once she began school, she fell in love with it instantly. Cassidy is third generation doing hair in the family, her mom is a stylist, owner and founder of Bellezza Avanti, and her Grandpa was a Barber. She loves the salon because not only is it her family who owns it but she expresses that our team here feels like they are her family too. Cassidy spends her free time singing and playing the drums. She is a volunteer at her church working with the youth department and is on the worship team.