GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM
OWNER - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Carla is an Artistic Director with 40+ years of experience. She is co-owner of the Gallery A Salon. Her passion drives her success. She is a Master Educator and Platform Artist with Paul Mitchell, Founder and Director of the Long Hair Academy, TV Fashion Channel Makeover Artist, Lead stylist for NYC Fashion Week Designers such as Bill Blass, Nicole Miller, Liz Claiborne, Badgeley Mischka, just to name a few. Carla has appeared on many Makeover shows and has done hair for numerous Celebrities such as Jane Seymour, Meryl Streep, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Paris Hilton, Ivanka Trump, The Beastie Boys and the list goes on. Her work has been published nationally and internationally in major trade and fashion magazines. She has traveled the world extensively teaching advanced hair styling and cutting to European, Asian and US hairdressers. Carla trains the staff on a bi-monthly basis and enjoys sharing the knowledge and experience she has attained. Her specialties are Haircutting, all types of coloring, highlights, Makeovers and Up-do styling. Come experience the magic of the Gallery!
OWNER - NAIL TECHNICIAN
Donna, a graduate of Capri Institute, has 34 years of experience being a nail technician. She has been a part of The Gallery Team since 1986 and has taken continuing education classes in Gel manicures and LCN application. She attends the International Beauty Show in NYC every year to make sure she is current on all the new nail trends. She specializes in Gel manicures, LCN nail enhancements, wraps, and spa pedicures, working with only the best nail products available such as Essie, OPI, Zoya, Light Elegance and CND. In 2001, Donna and three of her partners became owners of the salon and have continued their commitment to support their staff with continuing education opportunities and providing their customers with the best services and products available.
OWNER - MASTER STYLIST
Kim is a Master Stylist with 30+ years experience. She is co-owner of the Gallery A Salon. She is passionate and dedicated to the excellence of her craft and shares that with all of the staff. Kim has extensive advanced training in Dimensional Highlights, color, corrective color and Hair Cutting. Kim is a Goldwell Master Colorist. She has traveled abroad seeking higher education in her field. Education is something she strongly believes in order to keep current with the ever changing beauty business. Some of her advanced training has come from Goldwell, KMS, Paul Mitchell, Jingles, Rusk, and Pureology and attended The Sassoon Haircutting Academy. Kim sets the pace for leadership and creativity for her staff. She enjoys interacting with her clients making them look and feel great!
OWNER - MASTER STYLIST
Madison is a Master Stylist with 30+ years experience. She is co-owner of the Gallery. Being a former Paul Mitchell Educator has made her a master of long hair up-styling, braiding and a Professional Beauty Product expert. Madison is a Goldwell Master Colorist. She has done hair for NYC Fashion Week and has done photo shoots for the Designers Badgeley Mischa. Her advanced training includes Goldwell, KMS, Paul Mitchell, Jingles, Rusk, Goldwell Color, Pivot Point and Sassoon Haircutting Academy. Recently, she completed Beth Minardi's Advanced Red Coloring seminar making her a Red Head Specialist. Madison's goal is to make you feel good about yourself. Your happiness is her happiness.
Melissa is our salon coordinator. She began her career with The Gallery A Salon in 1999. She has over 25 years of experience in the industry. Melissa oversees the salon's day to day activities and her organizational skills are truly an asset to our salon.
Dawn has been a stylist for 4+ years and an employee at The Gallery A Salon for 9. She loves doing cut and color makeovers. Dawn is certified in Keratins, extensions, and eyelash extensions. She loves listening to clients needs and wants and helping match them to a perfect look for them! It makes her feel good to make a client feel good! Dawn loves her job!
Licensed and part of our team for over seven years—Lexi is definitely one of our trendsetters of the salon. Lexi, a master hair stylist, was educated through Parisian Beauty Academy where her passion of beautifying took off. Specializing in balayage and ombre techniques, as well as keratin treatments, Lexi is sure to transform your look from ordinary to extraordinary. Whether you want a new look or a fresh style for the night, Lexi is sure to give you exactly what you need through her detailed consultations. With her extensive product knowledge, she can advise and suggest products that would best benefit your hair needs, and is ready to style by appointment!
With 30+ years of experience as a nail technician, Joan has a degree in cosmetology from Capri Institute. She specializes in LCN application, SNS Dipping Powder and Shellac manicures. Her other area of specialty is in Spa pedicures which include, maintenance with ingrown toenail relief, dry cracked heels and top it off with a gel color polish application. This way, you can immediately put your shoes back on and go about your busy day.
Laurie has been part of The Gallery family for 30+ years and is a Master Colorist certified by the Goldwell KMS Academy in NYC. Laurie’s extensive education includes Paul Mitchell, Rusk, Pivot Point, and Sassoon Haircutting Academy, with additional training from some of the industries top stylists. Keeping up with todays trends, she specializes in all facets of color including foil and balayage highlighting. Other areas of expertise include women and men’s precision haircutting and keratin treatments. Laurie takes pride in listening carefully to her clients’ desires and utilizes her creative talents to make certain they feel beautiful and confident.
With five+ years in the industry Melanie is a very well rounded stylist. After finishing as a top student at Parisian Beauty Academy a Paul Mitchell Partner School, she was lucky to be one of five hand chosen to assist leading Paul Mitchell artists on a product launch. From there she has worked on various video, photoshoots, weddings and more showcasing her talents. Melanie has extensive training in hair cutting, advanced hair color and highlighting, balayage, up-do's, braiding, and styling. Having product knowledge in Paul Mitchell, Goldwell, KMS, Elumen, Pravana and certifications in multiple Keratin Treatments, Melanie sees education as the key to success! She genuinely loves people and leaving her clients feeling beautiful from the inside out. Finding passion in makeovers, she takes hair color and style to the next level while keeping modern and on trend.
Rose is one of our Master Stylists with over 10 years of experience. She is a graduate of PCTI, knowing at a young age what she was destined to do. She is one of our bilingual stylists, but that is only one of her many skills. Rose specializes in cutting long hair and is one of our curly hair experts. She is a Goldwell Master Colorist, making her a perfect choice for any of your color needs. She has taken many color, haircutting, and Keratin classes. Rose keeps up with trends and the latest styles so that she can always be ready for what you need. Su Belleza es mi piorida.
Gina is a graduate from Artistic Academy and is a Master Stylist with over 23 years of experience. Keeping up with the latest trends she has worked with various well known designers during New York Fashion week and her work has been published in New Jersey Bride’s Magazine. Having trained with well-known companies such as Goldwell, Rusk and Vidal Sasson her technique in haircutting, coloring, highlights and up-do services are truly magnificent. She specializes in formal occasion up-do's and off site weddings. Her true passion is making people feel great and putting a smile on their face.
Letta is a Master Stylist with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Certified by the Goldwell KMS Academy in New York City, she is a Color and Highlighting Specialist who excels at balayage and baby highlights. Letta is passionate about making her clients feel beautiful and unique - and adds her artistic, European flair to all her work. She is the go-to for short and funky haircuts at The Gallery. Her attention to detail also make precision cuts like bobs and lobs and makeovers a specialty. Letta enjoys every minute with her clients, and her goal is to make sure her clients enjoy every minute with their style.
Master stylist with over 14 years of in-salon experience—Majlinda is one of our team members that excels in just about everything she does. She has completed the Master coloring course at the Goldwell KMS Academy in NYC, as well as many other courses to further her education. Majlinda takes pride in her work and excels in highlighting, coloring, Keratin hair treatments, Balayage coloring, and formal styling—such as up-do's and curls. If you are looking for expedient and precise work, Majlinda is your go to stylist. She takes the time to work with each client listening to your hair goals, adding her professional opinion, and enhancing your look and style.
Beginning 4 years ago and counting, Amber grows her passion for hair every day. With her base education from Artistic Academy, and monthly classes within The Gallery, she has a hunger for knowledge. Goldwell, Paul Mitchell, Lasio, KMS, R & Co, Oribe, L’Oréal, and Redken knowledge fuel her creative abilities. Amber dresses her clients hair in natural tones as well as vivid hues, paying close attention to the details of color transformations. Babylights, balayaging, and traditional highlighting are some of her specialties. She is confident in cutting short hair on men and women and adores her kid clientele. She practices different ways to blow-dry so her guests feel unique in their personal style. Amber takes pride in being a creative problem solver for her guests when they want to look different. Amber aspires to give each of her guests the hair of their dreams!
Claudia has been a hairstylist and makeup artist at The Gallery A Salon for 18+ years. Her hair specialties include color, cuts, hair extensions, and up-do's. Claudia continues her education by attending the International Beauty Show & International Makeup Artist Trade Show in NYC each year. She educates, motivates, and inspires herself from the top celebrity hair and makeup artists. Claudia has also showcased her artistry for NYC Fashion Week, the Tribute to Vidal Sassoon Fashion Show, as well as many other fashion shows for up and coming designers. Claudia's work is published in 'Inspire', a national hairstylist hardcover look book. She has done many photoshoots and countless makeup & hair for brides, which she loves. She also holds certifications for airbrush makeup and hair extensions Claudia consistently continues her education so she always has the talented set of skills and confidence to offer her clients the best of services. Her hair & makeup goals are to always to have her clients trust knowing they will always walk out of The Gallery feeling beautiful, happy, & excited.
Hair-Care Rudy's career as a sought-after hairstylist has spanned more than five decades. He has worked at some of NYC's most fashionable, upscale salons, The Kenneth Salon and Enrico Caruso, catering to a celebrity clientele. Rudy was Joan Rivers personal hairdresser. Rudy was the first hairstylist to receive a Clio citation for his work in television. He is perhaps best-known for the trend-setting haircut he created for Sigourney Weaver in her breakthrough hit Alien. His diverse celebrity clients have also included Jacqueline Onassis, Katharine Hepburn, Diane Keaton, Cheryl Tiggs, John Kennedy Jr, Caroline Kennedy, Cinidi Lauper, Sean Penn, Brooke Shields, and many more. He has styled hair for the Johnny Carson shows, the MTV awards, The Tony awards, Fashion Rocks, major motion pictures, music videos, television commercials, The Axe commercials; and has worked on photo shoots for covers and layouts with legendary photographers for national magazines such as Brides, Modern Brides, Seventeen, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Ladies Home Journal, Woman's Day, Family Circle, Town & Country, to name a few.
Alyssa is a master stylist with 10+ years experience. She is an Artistic Academy graduate, and continues to expand her knowledge with advanced training. She is a Goldwell Master Colorist and as our personal Goldwell Salon Specialist, she prides herself on being able to formulate colors for each of her clients unique needs. Alyssa will thoroughly explain the process and steps it takes to effectively get the result the client wants, without compromising the integrity of their hair. Alyssa specializes in formulating, corrective color, and blending, and she helps train our staff in all aspects of color. And that’s not all, she is also skilled in cutting and styling long hair. From blowouts and waves, to special occasion styles for weddings and proms. She is also trained in various smoothing and keratin treatments. Alyssa’s goal is to make sure you feel as great as you look when you leave her chair!
Kristen has a love for the arts and has extended that passion through all forms of the beauty community from hair-to makeup-to lash extensions, getting the reputation as the makeover queen. As a creative hairstylist she specializes in color (from natural to fantasy), cuts, styles, and up-do's. Her makeup also ranges from natural-to glam-to Avant-garde-to strange and unusual special effects. Fueled by her constant desire for advanced education she is constantly taking classes with Paul Mitchell, Goldwell, Depasquale, and independent makeup companies. Even when she’s not at work you can find her volunteering her services to charities and has been involved in working on photo shoots, runways, and the Cosmo website. Kristen would love for you to make your beauty her business.
Sarita has been working at The Gallery A Salon for 16+ years. She specializes in up-do's, color, men's and women's haircuts and Keratin Sarita has worked fashion week, fashion shows, and bridal expos, where she featured her talents in curling hair and up-do's. Sarita's passion extends to client makeovers from hair color to haircuts.
Samantha graduated from artistic Academy and has been working at the gallery for six plus years. Samantha is very passionate about making you look beautiful and creating the look you always dreamed of! Samantha is certified in keratins, spray tanning, and aqua tape in extensions. Samantha specializes in any type of blonde, highlights, balayage, coloring, keratins, long hair, and voluptuous blowouts! Samantha is always ready to give you 110% and make your beauty dreams come true!
Brianne is a Master stylist with over 10 years of experience. She has
specialized training in Goldwell, Paul Mitchel, KMS, and Beauty Attics makeup. She has had advanced training and is certified in Keratin, dimensional highlights, coloring, corrective coloring, haircutting, up-do's, braiding and makeup. She attended Parisian Beauty Academy and graduated top of her class. She has always had a passion for the beauty industry and specializes in analyzing face shape's and achieving the best desired style to fit your everyday needs.
Lucia has proven herself as a creative visionary artist with clients and hairdressers alike. She is imaginative and always defines individual style, paying special attention to detail with her client's needs and desires. Lucia is a color and Balayage specialist known for her precision cuts, corrective color and damage-repair expertise, and deep conditioning keratin treatments as well as trending seasonal and special event hairstyles. Lucia is an amazing talent who continues to raise the bar in and out of the salon with ongoing training to deliver the best skill set to her clients. Lucia's ability to develop personal one-on-one lifelong client relationships is unsurpassed as she is reliable, consistent, always improving trustworthy, honest, friendly and highly talented.