For your convenience, we have placed our staff in order of their level of experience and expertise.

 Elena Benoodt, Stylist, Master Nail Technicianimg_8999

 

 

 Elena fell in love with the beauty industry when she was a child. She always did friend’s and family’s hair for fun in her spare time. She started out her career her senior year of high school when she attended Bocees Emcc Cosmetology program. When she graduated she continued her education at Continental School of Beauty where she graduated in 2008. She has consistently kept up with the latest trends and techniques since she graduated and became licensed. She also trained as a Nail Technician and has perfected the art of Acrylic Enhancements, Gel Manicures and Pedicures. She has also performed hair services on ESPN’s show “FIRST LOOK” when they were in town for training camp. She also attended Vidal Sasoon Academy in Toronto where she completed a weeks hands on cutting training. She is greatly looking forward to learning under Kristina and being a part of the la salon Bianca family.

Ashley Robson, Stylist

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Ashley has had a passion for hair and makeup ever since she was young and discovering fashion magazines. After attending 4 years of college, her passion for the beauty industry grew. She decided it was time to pursue it. Ashley attended Paul Mitchell the school at Schenectady where she received honors for graduating on the Dean’s List. She also participated in the 2012 Blonde and Beyond Contest through Paul Mitchell schools and was a prize winner as a result of her photos, receiving over 500 dollars in styling tools as a reward. After 4 years of experience, Ashley has relocated to Rochester. When she is not pursuing her passion for hair, she is pursuing her passion for volleyball. She is involved in multiple leagues and always enjoys meeting new people. Ashley is always learning and furthering her education to keep up on the latest trends. She is excited to begin her journey with la salon Bianca

 

Melanie Lovall,  Stylist

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Melanie’s passion for hair goes as far back as she can remember! She started in the beauty industry in 2012, and began her career at la salon Bianca in September of 2015. She assisted and trained under owner/master stylist Kristina for about a year and then was moved up to a stylist. She still continues training and attends a lot of education while building her clientele. Melanie has assisted multiple shows, events, and classes with Kristina for Schwarzkopf Professional. She has also attended many Unite, Aveda and Eufora International education as well. Some of her biggest certifications are in”Freedom” Surface Cutting, Eufora’s Foundations 1 Fundamentals Class, Keratin Concept, and la salon Bianca Employee of the Year Award 2016. Melanie loves doing color melts, balayage, and creative dimensional hair colors. Her goal is to keep up on the latest trends for her clients. See Melanie’s work in our hair color galleries!

Nick Guggino, Level 2 Stylistnick bio

 

 Nicks is changing the beauty world one head at a time! Nick loves making people feel good while in his chair and look there very best! Nick has 6 years of experience in the beauty industry and 4 years of experience in salon management. Nick graduated from Continental School of Beauty in June 2010 and has continued to further his education since. He specializes in both advanced mens cutting and woman’s haircuts, razor and textured cuts, pixie and short ladies haircuts, undercuts and freehand designs, styling, creative dimensional colors, fashion shades(rainbow hair), and waxing. Since joining the La Salon Bianca family, Nick has been on a mission to perfect his techniques by continuing his education by taking many classes, traveling to hair shows and shadowing owner and master stylist Kristina. Nick is also a certified Regional Educator for Eufora International! Nick has certifications in Keratin complex smoothing treatments, Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Color, Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatments, Eufora Cutting Systems Foundations 1, as well as continued training in dry haircutting techniques, creative color placements, curly hair cutting and styling, and razor cutting. Nicks clients will tell you that his attention to detail and infectious personality will win your hearts like he did theirs.

Mackenzie Hutchings, Senior Stylist & Bridal Consultant

 

Oldest of five children, Mackenzie is a born leader and aspires to be able to be lead to success in the beauty industry. She graduated from Continental School of Beauty in April 2011. She also graduated from Monroe Community College in December of 2012 with her Associates Degree in Business Management and Administration, and a minor in Economics. She is a certified Keratin Complex specialist, BlowPro Specialist, DevaCurl Specialist, Specializes in Creative Dimensional Color and formal hair. “I love making a bride and her bridal party feel special for their big day!” She has been with La Salon Bianca  for 4 years now.  She loves making people feel good about themselves, and feels that God has put her on this earth for that exact reason! When she is not at work she is focusing on her healthy fitness lifestyle, and spending time with her husband and their puppy Gunner. She also helps her Dad with the hair and makeup for the cover models of Fitness Edge Media Magazine. Check out her beauty blog featured in the magazine to. You can also find it on our website by clicking here!You should pick up a copy, it’s a pretty awesome magazine! She loves being a part of the la salon Bianca team and looks forward to continuing her education, and becoming the best that she can be!

 Marissa Raimondi, Master Stylist

 

Marissa has been with la salon Bianca since 2008. Her calm and soothing personality will help you unwind and relax after a busy day. You will never feel rushed or stressed in her chair! Marissa places high value on listening to her clients, understanding their needs and respecting their hair. With her impeccable attention to detail, she is someone you can really trust!
Marissa believes in continual education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field. She specializes in natural looking color techniques and creative hair-cutting. She uses Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Color and was personally trained by Kristina Bianca, a certified color educator. She is certified in Curl Deva hair-cutting, Razor cutting and Keratin Complex smoothing treatments. Marissa is a Certified Master Pedicurist from the North American School of Pedicuring. She specializes in European style pedicures and infection control. She also loves to create beautiful formal hairstyles, special occasion up-do’s and Bodyography makeup applications. She stays up to date on all the latest techniques and trends providing you with excellent service while exceeding your expectations.

Audrey Egan, Master Stylist

Audrey’s passion for the beauty industry is contagious. She constantly attends many classes nation-wide in search of creative new ideas for her clients, and has traveled throughout New York State teaching other hairstylists how to do the same for their clients. Audrey has been in the beauty industry since 2006, and has certifications in Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Color, Eufora Cutting Systems Foundations 1 and 2, and VIA 1. She also specializes in Dry Hair Cutting Techniques and Gentleman’s Haircuts and Styles, as well as Curly Girls with DEVA Cutting certification. She also specializes in many methods of hair extensions. She represents her salon working with Eufora, a natural based product line, as the Elite Team Leader, focusing on new products and working to make her salon the best it can be for her clients and team members. Working with Bodyography Professional Cosmetics and many different Upstyling techniques, she LOVES getting clients ready for their important events! She also has special training in Footlogix pedicures, razor cutting, Mizani Smoothing Treatments, and Specialty Creative Dimensional Hair colors, as well as Balayage hair colors. Audrey excels in providing excellent service to all of her clients, while making them feel comfortable and right at home, earning her the distinction of 2012, 2014 and 2015 la salon Bianca employee of the year!

Kristina Bianca, Owner

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Anyone who has met Kristina knows that she is three things: Passionate, Inspired, and Motivated!
Kristina does not just “do hair”, she strives to creates a work of art. As a creative artistic master stylist and a leader in the beauty industry for over 20 years, Kristina infuses her passion into every aspect of her work, from her fun and creative color and cutting techniques to the many charities she supports throughout the greater Rochester area.
Kristina is a color specialist and is proud to be a certified ASK Expert and educator for Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Color. After sharing her passion and educating for nearly a decade, inspired to mentor a salon team of her own. la salon Bianca opened December of 2008 and she feels blessed and thankful to come to work every day!

 

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