Stephanie began her career 1 week after graduating from Wilson High School in 2006. After enrolling in Empire Beauty, she was determined to complete her Cosmetology schooling in 10 months. During her schooling, Stephanie took an Assistant position at Salon Avanti where she grew as a stylist. In 2011, the opportunity arose to take over ownership of Salon Avanti. Since this date, Stephanie has completed certifications in Keratin Complex Treatments as well as Coloring Techniques, Hot Heads Hair Extensions, Babe Hair Extensions, Rici Curly Hair Cutting Techniques, Babe Eyelash Extensions, Upstyling courses, Cutting techniques, a Barbering course, as well as completing the ColorProof Envoy Program.
In January 2014, Stephanie combined her Salon with another local Salon, On the Fringe, to create the new
Salon Avanti "living on the fringe".
Stephanie specializes in Cuts of both men and woman of all ages, coloring and highlighting, balayage, ombre, extensions, Upstyling, straightening treatments, and Keratin Treatments!
Jenny is a Senior Stylist who has been in the business for over 30 years. She gained her experience working at local salons before she ventured out in 2004 and brought the community, On the Fringe. A salon designed by herself and her husband with exceptional style and a unique atmosphere.
Jenny is best known for her Haircuts of both men and woman of all ages, coloring and highlighting, balayage, ombre, Upstyling, straightening treatments, Perming, and Keratin Treatments!
Kim started her career in the hair business at Paul Mazzotta Hair Designs in Wyomissing and continued working in the Reading area since the early 1980's. She spend many years as an educator at shows, seminars and in-salon classes across the U.S. and Canada. She is currently a Certified Redken Colorist and continues to do hair at Salon Avanti.
Kim also owns a Corrective and Permanent Cosmetics studio called La'Derma in Flying Hills where she specializes in eyebrows, eyeliner, and micro needling for the skin. Check her out at www.FeelGoodInYourSkin.com.
FUN FACT: Kim was one of the original owners of Salon Avanti!
Krista was inspired to attend cosmetology school after assisting at a hair salon during high school. She attended Randy Rick Beauty Academy in Reading and received her cosmetology license in August of 1997.
She began working for Salon Avanti in 2005 and holds certifications and training for a wide variety of hair cutting, coloring and keratin services. After completing a course from the American Male Barbering she found a particular passion doing both mens and women's short hair.
Krista's outgoing personality, unique style and years of training brings her clients in for an amazing experience.
Mandy has worked at Salon Avanti since 2013, upon receiving her cosmetology license from Pulse Beauty Academy. She is personable, passionate, and enjoys working with her clients to create beautiful transformations.
Mandy specializes in extensions, makeup, and long hair. She enjoys using balayage technique with color, creating upstyles for special events, and facial waxing. Mandy also has experience with Men's Haircuts; she received training from the American Barber Academy in 2016 and holds certifications in Babe Tape-In Permanent Extensions, Babe Silicone Micro-Lock and Flat-Tip Beaded Extensions. She has also received training in Bridal Upstyling, Keratin Complex Color, and Davines Products.
Mandy is always accepting new clients and looks forward to establishing more lasting relationships in her career.
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Gemma immediately started her career in cosmetology following her high school graduation in 2006. nShe completed beauty scholar The Academy of Hair Design the following year and went on to find her first job in Bloomsburg, Pa. In 2008, she moved to the Reading area and has been growing her business ever since.
She is certified in Keratin Complex hair color and smoothing treatments and Hot Heads hair extensions. She has taken a BlowPro Blowout Class, a Bridal and Formal Makeup course, a Haircutting class with Sexy Hair owner, Michael O'Rourke, and several coloring classes.
Gemma specializes in gel polish manicures, creative nail art, hair coloring, along with corrective color and smoothing treatments.
Gemma joined Salon Avanti in March of 2018! Please welcome her to our team. Stay tuned to our Instagram, Facebook, and website to see her amazing work.
Lisa began her career in 2005 after graduating from Empire Beauty Schools. During her schooling, she assisted a well-known stylist in the area, Cookie Ganter. Lisa worked a few other salons before finding her home at Salon Avanti in 2011 where she started as an assistant to become aquatinted with the clients and the business. She quickly built her book and began her career with us after becoming educated in many avenues of cosmetology.
Lisa loves learning new trends and even refreshing on the old trends. She has taken multiple Barbering classes, one of which from Dennis Joseph, a Babyliss Pro Certified Barber. Lisa loves Men's cuts, whether they are skin fades or long clean-ups. She has also become educated with Hot Heads Hair extensions, Davines Haircare, Keratin Complex Color Therapy and multiple cutting classes, just to name a few!
Lisa's passions lie in Coloring, Balayage, and Men's cuts. She is a personable stylist with a love for cosmetology!
Allie began her career working at On the Fringe at age 16, where she started as an assistant while attending Berks Career and Technology Center for Cosmetology. Upon graduating high school, she furthered her education within the industry and received her cosmetology license from Metro Beauty Academy.
Allie specializes in balayage, highlights, blowouts, and Keratin Treatments. Aside from working at Salon Avanti, Allie is also a model at QVC and works as an assistant to celebrity hair stylist, Nick Chavez. She travels the world alongside Nick. She is responsible for styling the models hair and assisting Nick in selling his personal hair product line. These opportunities have allowed her to gain valuable knowledge of the industry while working alongside many prestigious makeup and hair stylists.
Ali began her career at Salon Avanti in December 2015. She received her Cosmetology education from Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center and shortly after completed her Cosmetology licensing. Ali has been educated in haircutting, styling, balyage, color techniques, men's hair cutting, as well as an in-Salon-class on the Davines Product line. She has taken multiple educational classes at Tru Beauty Concepts in Southampton, PA as well as Tru Beauty Concepts in Cockeysville, MD. Ali is an amazing asset to Salon Avanti as she has been the right hand to many of the stylists for the past few years. She is extremely talented and personable!