Michael has been in the salon business for over 40 years as a stylist and as a teacher at the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy, where he was Teacher of the Year in 1985. He has also worked as a platform artist for Wella, Helene Curtis, and Andis, and continues his education by taking new classes regularly in order to stay up-to-date with the newest products and trends. He is proud to offer his experience and expertise to his clients through many services, including chemical treatments and hair extensions.
Cindy is a highly conscientious, detail-minded professional who has 40 years of experience in the service industry. She owned and successfully operated a full-service salon for 20 years. Cindy joined Michael and his staff eleven years ago and enjoys the education, teamwork, and making people look and feel great.
Marcelle is an enthusiastic stylist that is detail oriented and takes time to understand her client’s wants and needs in every aspect of hairstyling and coloring.
Events attended in 2011
- February – Joico cutting/foiling class
- April – Chicago Hair Show, Redken color class with latest high/low lighting techniques, Razor cutting class with Nick Arrojo (“What Not To Wear” TV stylist)
- May – Certified in the Brazilian Keratin Treatment application
- December – Phoenix, AZ 3 day hands-on cutting and color seminar with Nick Arrojo and his team learned the latest techniques from New York.
Events attended in 2012
- February – Redken color class where we learned new foiling techniques and the new Redken Shades EQ
Linda Venneri-Smith has a tremendous passion for the hair industry. She has competed in a worldwide competition in Europe representing the U.S.A.
Stylist, Teacher, and Regional Manager of a major department store, Linda has 40 years of experience in haircutting, hair coloring and styling. Linda won the prestigious FASHION AWARD for her contributions to the city of Pittsburgh. She has attended international shows to keep current with the latest trends. . Linda said, “I like to see what’s new with trends especially with the top salons.”
Leneah has been a part of our team at Michael’s for over five years and is our only practicing Esthetician. As an Esthetician she focuses on skin care, waxing, and is our Lead Make-Up Artist in the salon. Makeup is her passion which has led her to become an educator for Mirabella Beauty, teaching at events and product knowledge classes all over Pennsylvania.
Tammie, who is also the salon manager, has recently completed her education as a stylist and nail technician. She has been an employee of Michael’s for over seven years. She began her career in New York at a young age and has decided to continue her career in Pennsylvania with all new education. Tammie is a sponge for education, consistently attending classes or courses to perfect the techniques of the latest trends. She says, “every artist dips her brush into her own soul.”
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