Meet the Team

 

 

 

s1Stefanie Savino – Owner /Hair stylist & Makeup Artist

17 years of industry experience

Stefanie specializes in hair color from highlighting to hair painting! She loves do voluminous blowouts and beach waves. She is also a makeup artist specializing in bridal makeup.

Career Highlights: Being a speaker at the International Beauty Show in Las Vegas in 2015, attending the Masterclass by Mario Dedivanovic and meeting him and Kim Kardashian West. Opening Bella Rococo at Emilia’s in 2019

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Favorite Quote: She believed she good so she did

emilia

Emilia Savino aka Aunt Emilia

57 years of industry experience

Aunt Emilia was ten years old when she started in the beauty industry in Italy. She is a graduate of La Wella La Perm beauty academy in Italy. She had her first salon at age fourteen. In 1963 she moved to America with her husband and started their family. She opened Emilia’s Coiffure in 1973 in Irvington, NJ. In 1979 they moved to Garwood, NJ and in 1989 she opened Emilia’s Coiffure in Garwood and was open until 2019 when Stefanie took over and changed the salon name to Bella Rococo at Emilia’s.

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Favorite Quote: I’m a beautician not a magician.. insert her laugh

 

IMG_4953

Samantha Giasi – Salon Manager/Hairstylist Level 3

8 years of industry experience

Samantha is a color specialist. Samantha is precise colorist with her foil placement and hair painting. She creates dimensional blondes and “lived in” balayages. She is a precision hair cutter and tape in hair extensionist.

Career Highlights: Samantha participated in a series of classes in a Master Stylist program. Upon completion, the group that completed the program spent the day with celebrity hair stylist Nicholas French at his house in the Hamptons. Since then, she has become certified in Hot Head Extensions, Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Treatments, and Lasio Keratin Treatments. Her most recent career highlight has been being promoted to salon manager.

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Favorite Quote: When you love what you have, you have everything you need.

IMG_4959

Dominique Ford – Esthetician / Assistant Manger

6 years of industry experience

Dominique specializes in makeup application, full face and body waxing, eye lash extensions and lash lifts.

Career Highlights: Graduating from Christine Valmy International School in NY Esthetics program. Dominique is a certified beauty and fashion makeup artist from Blush Bar makeup studio.

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Favorite Quote: This too shall pass

IMG_4955

Sherinne Cosme – Hair stylist Level 3 & Makeup Artist

7 years of industry experience

Sherinne is a true artist and has a great eye. She specializes in color especially hair painting. She is our lead hair artist for our onsite team and loves doing bridal and formal styles. She is also amazing at installing hair extensions tape in, keratin tip and hand tied extensions.

Career Highlights: Sherinne is an educator for Amika and has been a Platform Artist as various trade shows including the International Beauty Show. She is also a graduate of the AMA Makeup program. She has done hair at NY Bridal Fashion week. She has had her work published in Contemporary Wedding Magazine.

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Favorite Quote: Don’t stop until you are proud

IMG_4954

Tiffany O’Brien – Hair Stylist Level 2

10 years of industry experience

Tiffany specializes in formal styling. She loves to style for our bridal onsite team and special events for our guests. She enjoys cutting too.

Career Highlights: Tiffany’s highlight is when she became an educator for Scruples

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Favorite Quote: “Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what’s already there:” – Prince

s4

Hayley Chisholm – Hair stylist Level 3 & Makeup Artist

7 years of industry experience

Hayley is a blonde specialist and loves to do fantasy color services. She does beautiful tape in hair extensions and spray tans.

Career Highlights: Featured hair work in NJ Best artists, and being a hair extension specialist for Hot Heads extensions

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Favorite Quote: A beautiful day starts with a beautiful mindset

s5

Raphael Pastor –  Makeup Artist

17 years of industry experience

Raphael is a true makeup artist that specializes in perfecting skin. He is full of product knowledge and experience to bring an outstanding experience for his guests. He is one of the lead makeup artists for the onsite bridal team.

Career Highlights: Raphael’s career highlights have been working for MAC Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown, working NY Fashion week as well as various NYC/NJ Makeup Studios

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Favorite Quote: “You are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin

IMG_8626

Noelle Sousa – Hair stylist Level 3

13 years of industry experience

Noelle specializes in curly hair and is Level 1 Inspired Deval Curl specialist. She loves to do color corretions, vivid hair color, hairpainting and pixie hair cuts.

Career Highlights: Noelle has taken color classes with Derrick Zeno, who is  Color Zoom Winning Colorist and cutting classes with Thomas Harris at the Goldwell academy.

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Favorite Quote: “I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” – Emma Stone

IMG_4962(1)

 

Jasmin Franco – Salon Associate

2 years of industry experience

Jasmin is one of salon associates at the salon. She is excited to begin her stylist training program and learn more in formal styling.

Career Highlights: Jasmin’s highlight to date is obtaining her Cosmetology license

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Favorite Quote: One day or day one. It’s your choice

 

IMG_4965

Alexa Martinez – Salon Associate

3 years of industry experience

Alexa is one of our salon associates who is excited to begin her career in the beauty industry and become a talented colorist.

Career Highlights: Taking advanced education to become a colorist

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Favorite Quote: “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” – Dr. Maya Angelou