On July 5, 2006, Don opened Salon Bernabo after working at Saks Fifth Avenue and Elizabeth Arden Salon. The salon was designed with light colors and natural daylight to provide the client a relaxing atmosphere that fosters creativity and dialogue. Don specializes on natural, classic, and creative cuts, colors, and dimensional highlights and lowlights. Throughout his travels, Don has spent time with many top stylists from around the world including Vidal Sassoon, himself, and has brought those influences and experiences back to the salon.
Pete’s hair styling philosophy is classic with an edge. He focuses on creative cuts, colors, and highlights with a European influence. Pete has spent summers with his relatives in Greece and has used that background to create bold, stylish looks. Don and Pete attended the Davines World Wide Hair Tour in Barcelona, Spain, picking up new styles and approaches. In addition to a cosmetology license, Pete holds a barber’s license, which shows through in his ability to create a great short cut for both men and women.
In keeping with the salon’s expertise, Crystal is great with cuts and colors, but brings a youthful vibrancy to her work with extensions, make up, and formal styles. She has been trained by the Devachan Salon from New York City, which specializes in the Deva Cut, a method of cutting curly hair. With Don, Crystal attended the week-long Sassoon Academy cutting classes in South Beach, FL. Her wide range of interests, from fishing to motorcycles, keeps the conversation lively and fresh.
Lori, Professional Skin Therapist/Nail Technician
Lori’s signature service is her individually customized skin treatment where her style is European and her touch exudes tranquility and comfort. Lori takes great care in being detail-oriented with her clients and the services she provides. She has an impressive ingredient and product knowledge. Through her education and the standards she sets for herself, she effectively creates an appropriate skin care treatment as well as educates her clients so that their individual concerns and goals are met. Lori has successfully completed the International Dermal Institute Postgraduate Skin Therapy written examination and is Oncology Trained, which allows Lori to assist clients journeying with cancer and thereafter. Her academic background also includes studying at the International Dermal Institute, South Hills Beauty School, and Robert Morris College. While visiting Parma, Italy in 2009, she enjoyed the opportunity of studying with skin care educators at the Davines headquarters.