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
Kirstie specializes in blonding and fantasy colors. She loves coloring hair and doing make-up as well as all women's hair services. She is artistic and an around talented stylist. Cosmetology is something she wanted to do since she was in high school and decided to pursue that dream a little bit later in her life. Kirstie chose Bellezza Avanti for the fun, positive and supportive atmosphere. Outside of work Kirstie and her husband have a young son and a house full of animals! She also enjoys reading and video games in her free time.
Favorite quote-The words you speak become the house you live in.
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
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.
Liz has loved doing hair since she was a kid. She started by learning how to do every braid she could do on her sister and her own hair. When high school came around she went to the Medina County Career Center and took cosmetology and feels it was the best decision she could've made. She studied and took her test even before she was finished with high school. She graduated high schol an already licensed cosmetologist. She instantly began working here and expressed how much she fell in love with the atmosphere and the overall vibe at salon. She loves to do updos, balayage, any color service and haircuts! She would love to meet you and make your visions come to life!
Favorite quote- 'Don't be afraid of failure, this is the way to succeed' Lebron James
Erin specializes in blonding and highlights. She enjoys giving full transformations to her guests. She loves many areas of cosmetology and can cater to you from head to toe! Some of her favorite services are lash lifts and make-up. Erin chose to be a stylist to bring joy and confidence to her clients. Her journey began in January of 2020 and she has loved every minute since day one. Erin chose us so she could offer a wide variety of services and this is a place she felt like she could truly be her authentic self and fit right in. During her time off she enjoys goint out to dinner with her friends. She also enjoys the snow because she loves to ski in the winter, in the summer she loves to hike. You could say she's outdoorsy!
Favorite quote-Every great dream begins with a dreamer-Harriet Tubman
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.
Lindsey’s specialties are skincare treatments to really impart change on the skin. Her favorite service is the Aquafusion Treatment.
Lindsey got into esthetics to see that skin transformation and give everyone that “glow”. Also the relationship built with guests is wonderful. She chose the salon for the wonderful leadership and dedicated employees who love their career!
Lindsey’s Hobbies: LOVES to cook and hanging out with her family.
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
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.”
Riley's passion is blonding and color transformations! But she enjoys all things hair. She also offers natural nail services and loves a good brow make-over with waxing. Riley has always wanted to be a stylist since she was a little girl. She was always the friend who did all of the styling and braiding for fun and to pass the time. riley chose Bellezza Avanti because she was a client here first and always liked the vibe and felt this was the place for her. When Riley isn't working she spends her time with family, friends and her pets.
Favorite quote- Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success. If you love what you're doing you will be successful.
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.
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
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
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!
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.