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The Team

Owners

johnGiovanni Currao

I have been cutting hair for over 51 years, and since I was a young boy of nine growing up in Sicily, I would walk every day after school to the local barbershop and cut hair. However, my parents dreamt of giving their children a better life, and therefore we immigrated to the United States when I was 15. I did not get the opportunity to go to school here in the U.S.; instead, I worked 80 hours/week at Lawrence Made shoe factory in order to help support my family. At night, I went to cosmetology school to receive my license in this country. And, in 1979, I opened up what is now Bella Vita. Through tremendous struggle, perseverance, and dedication, I was able to bring my life-long dream of owning a successful salon and day spa to fruition. To this very day, I continue to go to classes, ranging from advanced cutting and coloring, to customer service and business management–sometimes traveling across the United States to attend. I am acutely aware that in this industry, and in life, one must not stay stationary; we must continue to study and grow. My desire is that my dedication to customer service, and advanced education will be of a direct benefit to everyone that visits our salon. I am extremely grateful to my staff and to our clients for helping Bella Vita to continuously grow year after year.

CherylCheryl Currao

I have been in the salon industry since 2000, and did my graduate program at Plymouth State where I graduated summa cum laude with a 3.99 GPA in 2015, with a Masters Certificate in Holistic/Spiritual Health. My undergraduate degree was received at UMASS Amherst where I graduated cum laude in 1992 with a degree in Psychology, and a minor in Italian. I also have a Hospice Certification, as well as certifications in Business Management, Business Leadership, and Understanding Behavioral Styles. I am a proud member of the National Association of Professional Women, and the Professional Beauty Association. As a life-long, fervent learner, with a keen fascination for the beauty industry, I am clearly aware of the tremendous impact and trickle down effect it has on our culture and the importance of keeping up with progressive trends. Because of this, I am forever grateful for the learning opportunities this industry, the business, the clients, and the staff members have given me. These life lessons have helped to facilitate an evolution in me—one profound enough that I have subsequently been to apply to the teachings to many facets and aspects of my life. I deeply understand that one’s journey is never fully complete, and will continue to not only embrace, but also seize any opportunity for learning and growth so that I may become a better leader each day. These belief systems are reflected in our dedication to further our staff’s advanced skills and techniques on a continual basis, impress upon them that we must always be open to learning, and to present stellar customer service and positive energy to every person whom walks through our doors.

Management

jill-imageJill Cunha

My Bella Vita career with Bella Vita began in 2002 as a front desk coordinator. Passionate about the industry, I dedicated myself to learning the intricacies of all aspects of the business—from the salon to the spa, to management and finances. As my knowledge and interest continued to grow, I attended many educational classes on management and business, as well as advanced education classes with salon industry leaders. This preparation equipped me to take on a leadership role as salon and spa manager in 2007, which I have enjoyed immensely. I am looking forward to continued learning and growth in this ever-changing and fast-paced industry.

Certifications & Advanced Education including but not limited to:

  • The Front Desk Doctor & Team Synergy
  • Kristi Valenzuela
  • Step-Up
  • Michael Cole
  • Summit Salon Leadership Program
  • Ann Mincey
  • Glenn Baker
  • The Summit Training Program
  • Chicago Redken Classes
  • Lauderdale Millennium Training Classes
  • Peter Mahoney Leadership Training

lisa_mandrinoLisa Loranger

I have been in the customer service field for well over 30 years, and joined the Bella Vita team in 2012. I am truly enjoying working with such a professional and spirited team. I relish in making everyone–from the clients to my fellow staff members– feel welcome, and I sincerely believe our team does an incredibly good job at this!

 

 

 

Certifications & Advanced Education including but not limited to:

  • Glenn Baker
  • Peter Mahoney

The Team

Front Desk Coordinators

014Sue Petralia

I have worked at Bella Vita as a salon coordinator since 1999. My length of service is truly a testimony of how much I enjoy my job and working in the salon industry. I not only relish seeing our long-time clients and the relationships I have formed with them, I look forward to meeting and getting to know the myriad new clients that walk through our door.

 

 

 

Certifications & Advanced Education including but not limited to:

  • The Front Desk Doctor & Team Synergy
  • Kristi Valenzuela
  • Step-Up
  • Michael Cole
  • Ann Mincey
  • Peter Mahoney
  • Glenn Baker

 

Suzanne-HickeySuzanne Hickey

I have been a team member of Bella Vita since 2004. I have an extensive customer service background and am extremely adept at handling any situation. I possess attributes of calmness and composure, and you can be assured that you will be taken care of in an outstanding manner that personifies my professionalism and dedication to great customer service. I also love this industry and the wealth of opportunities to learn and gain wisdom that come with it.

 

 

Certifications & Advanced Education including but not limited to:

  • The Front Desk Doctor & Team Synergy
  • Kristi Valenzuela
  • Step-Up
  • Michael Cole
  • Ann Mincey
  • Peter Mahoney
  • Glenn Baker

ToniaTonia Lannutti

I have been in the customer service field since 2009, and have been a member of the Bella Vita team since Feb 2016.   Once you walk through those doors you will be greeted by my bubbly personality. I enjoy engaging with people, and my attention to detail and extraordinary customer service will ensure that you are taken care of in an exceptional manner, whether it is scheduling your next cut and color, or a relaxing massage.

 

 

Massage Therapists

Bella_VitaMarlene Collado

 

006Kris Bird

I have been a Massage Therapist since 2007, and graduated from the Hesser College Massage Program. I am Nationally Certified, as well as a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. I practice all modalities of massage and specialize in Stone Massage, Thai Ball Massage, and Ashiatsu Massage. I feel truly inspired when I am able to facilitate a sense of well-being and relaxation in my clients, and I am also dedicated to bringing an exceptional level of caring and professionalism to them.

 

 

tina-sTina Surpitski

I graduated in 2000 from The Polarity Realization Institute in with a certification in Massage Therapy. I truly love my work, and over the years have accumulated a vast knowledge of all types of bodywork. I integrate various techniques, depending on the client’s need. I am experienced in many types of massage including: Pre-natal Massage, Hot Stone Massage, LaStone Massage, Thai Ball Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Abhyanga Massage, Shirodhara, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, and body wraps/scrubs. My style is relaxing and therapeutic, and I enjoy helping one to return to a balanced state of body, mind, and soul.

 

Estheticians

23Donna Aliberti

I have been an Esthetician and Makeup Artist since 2004. I hold certifications with many companies, including Eminence Organics, Glo Therapeutics, Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, and NovaLash eyelash extensions. I enjoy performing treatments for anti-aging, acne, rosacea, and hydration, as well as doing chemical peels, microdermabrasion, body waxing and various body treatments. I specialize in eyebrow waxing, makeup artistry, as well as helping clients obtain a youthful glow through customized facial treatments. I believe in bringing out the beauty in each and every client and am inspired by the relationships I have built throughout my career.

 

13Octavia Lagrasse

I have been in the Esthetic industry since 2006, and graduated from the renowned Catherine Hinds Institute with a 1200 hour Masters in Esthetics Certification. I also have a Massachusetts state license in Laser Facial Rejuvenation and Laser Hair Removal, as well as certifications in medical grade chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. I am dedicated to providing clients with the best non-invasive facial treatments, as well as all facial & body waxing. This industry is truly my passion, and I love when my clients are able to experience a difference in their skin!

03Rachel Henderson

I graduated from The Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics in 2008. I am one of Bella Vita’s licensed Medical Estheticians and am trained in various laser treatments such as laser hair removal, IPL, and spider vein removal. I also implement various treatments such as facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, makeup artistry, and waxing. I know how good it feels to get a great facial or laser treatment, and I love knowing I can make a difference in my clients’ lives by imparting this feeling upon them.

15Sandra George

I graduated from the prestigious Catherine Hinds Institute in Advanced Esthetics in 2001, and hold a class 6 license. I am dedicated to the pursuit of balanced natural beauty, through the use of organic and medically validated treatments using Eminence and Jan Marini, as well as peels, microdermabrasion, eyebrow sculpting, and makeup artistry. I truly enjoy what I do and am very passionate about helping clients to maximize their true beauty.

Nail Technicians

Josie Greco

I have been at Bella Vita since 2002, and I am an expert nail technician as well as a certified Smooth Shapes Laser specialist. I have a passion and creativity that drives me to be the best at my craft. I love to nurture others and provide tremendous hospitality. Come and experience one of my amazing services from body scrubs, to a hydrating pedicure or a laser treatment.

17Kim Gilboard

I have been a Nail Technician since 1991. I specialize in manicures & pedicures, and truly enjoy my work and take great pride in what I do. I have three beliefs that I follow: the needs of a customer are most important, a strong work ethic is essential, and quality work is crucial. I would love for you to stop in for a luxurious treatment and let me pamper you!

Stylists

Amanda-Feugill-2Amanda Feugill

I have been a hair stylist at Bella Vita since 2004 and love what I do. Coloring and styling are so exciting to me, and I love transforming different looks and making people feel great about themselves! Through Bella Vita’s remarkable advanced continuing education program, I have been able to elevate my skills by taking numerous innovative technique classes.   I am looking forward to seizing each opportunity for continual advancement and growth in this industry, and I love where the industry has taken me, as well as the journey that I am traveling on, and the incredible cutting-edge skills learned along the way.

 

Certifications & Advanced Education including but not limited to:

  • Hair Treats Extensions
  • So Cap USA Hair Extensions
  • Customize Looks
  • Redken Product Knowledge
  • Pureology Product Knowledge
  • Advanced Cutting
  • Advanced Updos & Styling
  • Art of Consultation
  • Team Synergy
  • Advanced training with in house special guest artists: Kris Sorbie, David Stanko, Sam Villa, Isabella Vasquez, Justin Issac, Ty Sobie, Hugo Urias, Chris Baran, Lori Zabel, Ann Mincey, Michael Cole, Glenn Baker, Kristi Valenzuela, and Peter Mahoney.

caitlin_carterCaitlin Carter

I have been a hair stylist since 2014, and received my license from Lowell Academy. I have always enjoyed making people look and feel beautiful, and that is exactly what inspires me most about this trend-setting industry. At the end of the day, making people feel great about themselves is what is truly important.   Creativity, passion, and a love for what I do are the driving forces behind my desire to continue to grow my creative abilities and advanced techniques. Being in this industry, means being on a path of continual growth—and I can attest to the fact that Bella Vita has offered me many opportunities to do just that. I have been honored to attend many classes taught by the industry’s most renowned educational leaders, and have sharpened my advanced skills as a result of this.

Certifications & Advanced Education including but not limited to:

  • So Cap USA Hair Extensions
  • Academy Pro Hair Extensions
  • Keratin Complex
  • Redken Product Knowledge
  • Pureology Product Knowledge
  • Advanced Cutting
  • Advanced Updos & Styling
  • Men’s Advanced Cutting
  • Art of Consultation
  • Advanced training with in house special guest artists: Kris Sorbie, David Stanko, Sam Villa, Isabella Vasquez, Justin Issac, Ty Sobie, Hugo Urias, Chris Baran, Lori Zabel, Ann Mincey, Michael Cole, Kristi Valenzuela, and Peter Mahoney.

04Danielle Placenti

I have been in the business for since 1995. My passion for this industry has me addicted to the learning the latest techniques in color, design, and texture. I am always “doing” people’s hair in my head–from the woman sitting across from me in the café, to the girls that pass me on the sidewalk. I truly feel that each day brings endless opportunities that inspire me to think creatively and artistically in regard to how I can make someone their absolute best! My appreciation for education is endless, and I always have an unquenchable desire to learn more advanced techniques in this rapidly changing industry.

 

Certifications & Advanced Education including but not limited to:

  • Color Certified
  • Redken Specialist
  • Color Placement
  • Customize Looks
  • Redken Product knowledge
  • Pureology Product knowledge
  • Advanced Cutting
  • Advanced Updos & Styling
  • Art of Consultation
  • Team Synergy
  • Advanced training with in house special guest artists: Kris Sorbie, David Stanko, Sam Villa, Isabella Vasquez, Justin Issac, Ty Sobie, Hugo Urias, Chris Baran, Lori Zabel, Ann Mincey, Michael Cole, Glenn Baker, Kristi Valenzuela, and Peter Mahoney.

coming-soonDevon Adams

I have been a hair stylist since 2013, and received my license from North Shore College’s Cosmetology program. I am certified in all types of hair extensions, and I also specialize in fashion colors, and men’s cuts. Since I was a little girl I have had an unyielding passion for hair and the salon industry. I would even tag along with my mom when she went to see her own hair stylist, and I would watch everything with utter captivation and rapt attention that the stylist was doing. I loved seeing how happy my mom was when we left–this is exactly why I became a stylist. It warms my heart to make people feel and look beautiful, and not only that; it makes a dramatic difference when you feel good about the way you look!

Certifications & Advanced Education including but not limited to:

  • Hair Extensions
  • Advanced Baylayage Hair Painting & Specialty Color
  • Advanced Color
  • Advanced Men’s Cuts
  • Redken Heat Cure

Jocelyn Roberge

I have been a hair stylist since 2009, and graduated from Lowell Academy. Since I was young, I have always had a passion for the hair and the beauty industry. I love learning new advanced techniques and leading-edge styles from the fabulously creative and innovative top-talent national educators that Bella Vita has brought in.

 

 

 

Certifications & Advanced Education including but not limited to:

  • Hair Treats Extensions
  • So Cap USA Hair Extensions
  • Color Placement
  • Customize Looks
  • Redken Product Knowledge
  • Pureology Product Knowledge
  • Advanced Cutting
  • Advanced Updos & Styling
  • Advanced Baylayage Hair Painting & Specialty Color
  • Art of Consultation
  • Team Synergy
  • Advanced training with in house special guest artists: Kris Sorbie, David Stanko, Sam Villa, Isabella Vasquez, Justin Issac, Ty Sobie, Hugo Urias, Chris Baran, Lori Zabel, Ann Mincey, Michael Cole, Kristi Valenzuela, and Peter Mahoney.

028Kiera Nicole MacDonald

I’ve been a hair stylist since 2008 and graduated from the Toni and Guy Academy in Rhode Island. Throughout my life my passion has always been hair, and I get my greatest satisfaction from helping people to look and feel their best!  Through working at Bella Vita, I have had the opportunity to take amazing advanced classes—from cutting, to hair extensions, to Baylayage Hair Painting and specialty color. I am excited to continue on this journey of growth and learning.

 

 

Certifications & Advanced Education including but not limited to:

  • Hair Treats Extensions
  • So Cap USA Hair Extensions
  • Keratin Complex
  • Color Placement
  • Customize Looks
  • Redken Product Knowledge
  • Pureology Product Knowledge
  • Advanced Cutting
  • Advanced Updos & Styling
  • Advanced Baylayage Hair Painting & Specialty Color
  • Art of Consultation
  • Team Synergy
  • Advanced training with in house special guest artists: Kris Sorbie, David Stanko, Sam Villa, Isabella Vasquez, Justin Issac, Ty Sobie, Hugo Urias, Chris Baran, Lori Zabel, Ann Mincey, Michael Cole, Kristi Valenzuela, and Peter Mahoney

08Magen Vaillant

I have been a stylist at Bella Vita since 2007. I absolutely love my job because I enjoy meeting new clients, and moreover, being able to create different hair textures allows for a new adventure every day. Continuing education is the highest priority for me, and through Bella Vita, I have taken numerous advanced cutting, coloring, and finishing classes that have taken me across the United States, from New York to Las Vegas!

 

 

Certifications & Advanced Education including but not limited to:

  • Hair Treats Extensions certified
  • So Cap USA Hair Extensions certified
  • Color Placement
  • Customize Looks
  • Redken Product Knowledge
  • Pureology Product Knowledge
  • Advanced Cutting
  • Advanced Updos & Styling
  • Art of Consultation
  • Team Synergy
  • Advanced training with in house special guest artists: Kris Sorbie, David Stanko, Sam Villa, Isabella Vasquez, Justin Issac, Ty Sobie, Hugo Urias, Chris Baran, Lori Zabel, Ann Mincey, Michael Cole, Kristi Valenzuela, and Peter Mahoney.

margret_clemenziMargaret Clemenzi

I am a senior stylist who started in the business since 1998, and have proudly called Bella Vita my home since 2002. I specialize in cuts, color, customized foiling, event styling, and extensions. From trendy and bold to simple and subtle, I am sensitive to the unique needs and desires of each individual client. I love feeling inspired and being able to suggest ideas, offer expertise, and find a unique look that individualizes as well as flatters. I continually gain education in the latest and most up-to-date fashions in the field, and am an exceptional and skilled artist, inspired by my dreams to make the world a more beautiful place—one client at a time.

Certifications & Advanced Education including but not limited to:

  • So Cap USA Hair Extensions
  • Color Placement
  • Customize Looks
  • Redken Product Knowledge
  • Pureology Product Knowledge
  • Advanced Cutting
  • Advanced Updos & Styling
  • Advanced Baylayage Hair Painting & Specialty Color
  • Best of Blondes
  • Art of Consultation
  • Team Synergy
  • Advanced training with in house special guest artists: Kris Sorbie, David Stanko, Sam Villa, Isabella Vasquez, Justin Issac, Ty Sobie, Hugo Urias, Chris Baran, Ann Mincey, Michael Cole, Kristi Valenzuela, Michael Cole, Peter Mahoney, and Glenn Baker.

Mariel Pastrana

I am very lucky to say that I have been in this industry since 2006, and that I have also seen the most growth in my skills since I have been a member of the Bella Vita team. I have had the amazing honor of learning many advanced and revolutionary techniques from some of the biggest names in the industry. Each day at Bella Vita brings me the opportunity to create and replicate the latest beauty trends for my clients. I thrive on learning the newest trick and being able to execute that for someone to create an amazing look, and I love being able to inspire confidence through the art of hairstyling. However, what I enjoy the absolute most is being able to develop deep bonds with the amazing people I get to meet!

Certifications & Advanced Education including but not limited to:

  • Color Placement
  • Customize Looks
  • Redken Product Knowledge
  • Pureology Product Knowledge
  • Advanced Cutting
  • Advanced Updos & Styling
  • Art of Consultation
  • Team Synergy
  • Advanced training with in house special guest artists: Kris Sorbie, David Stanko, Sam Villa, Isabella Vasquez, Justin Issac, Ty Sobie, Hugo Urias, Chris Baran, Ann Mincey, Michael Cole, and Kristi Valenzuela.

Marley Booth

I started my career as a stylist in 2002. Throughout my career at Bella Vita, I have been fortunate in that I have gained invaluable experience and insight by learning from the industry’s top national and international stylists. Drawing on inspiration from the latest trends, I create custom designed dimensional colors, highlights, and styles for each individual client. From beautiful blondes to rich reds, high fashion to gorgeous naturals, I view the process of creating a unique color, finished with a beautiful cut, as a form of expert art. I specialize in color and hi-lightening, formal bridal styles, and razor cutting. I am also an in-house educator to our team of rising superstars at Bella Vita.

Certifications & Advanced Education including but not limited to:

  • So Cap USA Hair Extensions certified
  • Color Placement
  • Customize Looks
  • Redken Product Knowledge
  • Pureology Product Knowledge
  • Advanced Cutting
  • Best of Blondes
  • Art of Consultation
  • Advanced Updos & Styling
  • Team Synergy
  • Advanced training with in house special guest artists: Kris Sorbie, David Stanko, Sam Villa, Isabella Vasquez, Justin Issac, Ty Sobie, Hugo Urias, Chris Baran, Ann Mincey, Michael Cole, Kristi Valenzuela, and Peter Mahoney.

Nikki Mazza

I have been a hair stylist since 2005. I chose this as my career because I am a diehard artist who loves to work with people. There is absolutely nothing better to me than seeing my clients leave the salon with a smile on their face. Advanced education is of key importance to me, and Bella Vita has offered me tremendous opportunities for growth and advanced refinement of my skills.

 

 

Certifications & Advanced Education including but not limited to:

  • So Cap USA Hair Extensions
  • Hair Treats Extensions
  • Color Placement
  • Customize Looks
  • Redken Product Knowledge
  • Pureology Product Knowledge
  • Advanced Cutting
  • Advanced Updos & Styling
  • Advanced Baylayage Hair Painting & Specialty Color
  • Art of Consultation
  • Team Synergy
  • Advanced training with in house special guest artists: Kris Sorbie, David Stanko, Sam Villa, Isabella Vasquez, Justin Issac, Ty Sobie, Hugo Urias, Chris Baran, Lori Zabel, Ann Mincey, Michael Cole, Kristi Valenzuela, and Peter Mahoney.

20Nicole Mangion

I have been a hairdresser since 2004, and I love making people look and feel beautiful every day. Working at Bella Vita has enabled me to travel to New York to see many elite artists and educators, as well as opportunities to take in-house classes with the industry’s top stylists and educators that Bella Vita has flown in. This keeps me up to date on today’s current, cutting-edge trends and fashions, which is tremendously important in the ever-shifting beauty industry. I love what I do; it’s truly my passion, and I am grateful to have such a fulfilling and amazing career.

 

Certifications & Advanced Education including but not limited to:

  • Keratin Complex
  • Hair Treats Extensions
  • So Cap USA Hair Extensions
  • Color Placement
  • Customize Looks
  • Redken Product Knowledge
  • Pureology Product Knowledge
  • Advanced Cutting
  • Advanced Updos & Styling
  • Advanced Baylayage Hair Painting & Specialty Color
  • Art of Consultation
  • Big Sexy Hair
  • Curly Sexy Hair
  • Team Synergy
  • Advanced training with in house special guest artists: Kris Sorbie, David Stanko, Sam Villa, Isabella Vasquez, Justin Issac, Ty Sobie, Hugo Urias, Chris Baran, Ann Mincey, Michael Cole, and Kristi Valenzuela.

21Tina Marie Ouellette

I have been a hair stylist 1995, and I take great pride in my higher education and certifications. One can never allow themselves to become complacent or stagnant in this industry, and learning new techniques and taking advanced classes is of tremendous importance. I am trained in Italian style cutting, which allows me to sculpt the hair according to each individual’s specific needs. I have found the ever-changing industry of hair exciting yet challenging, and my motivation and passion comes from the gift of making someone feel special!

 

Certifications & Advanced Education including but not limited to:

  • Hair Treats Extensions
  • Mastering The Palette
  • So Cap USA Hair Extensions
  • Color Placement
  • Customize Looks
  • Redken Product Knowledge
  • Pureology Product Knowledge
  • Advanced Cutting
  • Advanced Updos & Styling
  • Advanced Baylayage Hair Painting & Specialty Color
  • Art of Consultation
  • Team Synergy
  • Advanced training with in house special guest artists: Kris Sorbie, David Stanko, Sam Villa, Isabella Vasquez, Justin Issac, Ty Sobie, Hugo Urias, Chris Baran, Lori Zabel, Ann Mincey, Michael Cole, Kristi Valenzuela, and Peter Mahoney.

TrungTrung Duong

I graduated from Empire Beauty School in December of 2014 and joined the Bella Vita Team in 2015. I have always had a passion for doing hair and I absolutely love learning new techniques in cutting, coloring, and styling that feature the latest trends.  I have a tremendous appetite to learn advanced skills and am thrilled to be in a salon that offers so many amazing opportunities for advanced education with all the industry’s top stars. I am looking forward to a fruitful, prosperous, and rewarding journey!

 

 Certifications & Advanced Education including but not limited to:

  • Redken Product Knowledge
  • Pureoloy Product Knowledge
  • Advanced Cutting
  • Advanced Updos & Styling
  • Advanced Baylayage Hair Painting & Specialty Color

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