Aimee’s love for the beauty industry began at age twelve, while working in her grandfathers salon in Shadyside, and her relentless passion continues throughout today. Soon after graduating from John Carroll University and Empire Beauty School, her dreams of having her own salon came true. Destefino Southside opened its doors in December of 2004. Growing the business and finding the best team possible was her main focus the first several years after opening. She then began traveling to California to bring the latest services and best products back to Pittsburgh. In 2011 Aimee was the first to offer individual eyelash extensions in Pittsburgh, after extensive training in Los Angeles by Amanda Jacobelis, “Makeup Mandy”. She was also trained in spray tanning by south seas skin care, the professional tanning products of Dancing with the Stars.
Before relocating to New Jersey in 2017, Aimee trained Lexie and Heather in eyelash extensions, lash lifts and spray tanning, in order to continue to offer the best services and products to our clientele. Aimee, her husband Andy, who took a job with the Philadelphia Eagles, and their three children, Payten, Luke and Christian, live just outside of Philadelphia in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Aimee now enjoys running all social media for the salon and visits every 4-6 weeks.
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Annie began her Esthetics career over 10 years ago and has always had a passion for all things beauty. She received her esthetics license at the Aveda Academy in Ohio in 2006, soon after begin working in a salon and spa focusing on makeup, skincare and waxing services. Prior to becoming the manager of Destefino Beauty Bar she worked as the Education Manager for Amber Products helping develop their targeted skincare line. Along with assisting in research and development for the skincare products, packaging and marketing, she also managed all trade show education and sales across the country.
Annie joined the Destefino team in 2014 where she manages the salon. She is focused on making every experience at Destefino truly excellent from beginning to end.
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Jerica graduated from Bella Capelli Academy in 2005 and received her Cosmetology License. Soon after, she ventured to MUD (Make-Up Designory) in New York City to perfect her passion for makeup, where she received a diploma in Fashion & Beauty Makeup Aristry in 2008. After returning from NYC, Jerica concentrated on bridal makeup and assisting to gain experience for a few years before joining the Destefino Beauty Bar team in 2013. Jerica’s passions are healthy hair and creating beautiful, natural-looking color! With makeup artistry in her background, she always considers skin tone, eye color and face shape to give each of her clients the most flattering and customized look. She has an ability to make her clients feel comfortable and enjoys building relationships with them. Continuing her education is important to her as well as educating her clients (she’ll be glad to give a quick tutorial on the perfect way to curl!). She has certifications in Aveda color, tape-in extensions, and Oribe products. Jerica takes pride in her work and believes in enhancing ones natural beauty through the art of hair and makeup!
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With over 14 years of experience Samantha has been a licensed and working cosmetologist since 2004. She joined the Destefino Beauty Bar team in October of 2015. Samantha specializes in lived in color, Balayage, Blonding, and Hair extensions services. Being artistic every day and creating happy clients who feel wonderful about their hair in and out of the salon is what she’s most passionate about. Also extremely passionate about education Samantha uses her time in the salon to help train the salon assistants. She works side by side with newer cosmetologists to teach them the ins and outs of the salon industry with hopes to prepare them to become Junior Stylists in the future.
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Specializing in blonding, Kayla has been a stylist since 2013. She started at DeStefino Beauty Bar in March of 2015. Kayla is certified in Bombshell tape in extensions and Aveda color line. She is passionate about helping her clients feel comfortable and achieve their goals in hair color. From start to finish, Kayla is a very detail oriented stylist and loves accentuating guests natural beauty.
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Ashley graduated beauty school from Bella Capelli in 2014 and shortly after she joined our team. Before becoming a full time stylist she assisted for 2 years behind several senior stylists at DeStefino Beauty Bar. Ashley specializes in both color and tape in extensions. She is certified in hothead extensions and bombshell extensions. Ashley enjoys doing all varieties of color, especially hand painted highlights to achieve a lived in, low maintenance look to also doing corrective color. Ashley believes It is important to create a color & cut that will intensify your personal style. Her goal is to continue to always take as much educational classes so that she can provide the trendiest hair styles for all of her clients needs.
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Heather has been with DeStefino Beauty Bar since it's grand opening in January 2006. After graduating from Pittsburgh Beauty Academy with her Associate Degree in Cosmetology, she found that hair wasn't her favorite. Instead, she enjoyed the variety of spa services that compliment a great hairstyle & complete a client's look. Heather decided to specialize in waxing & esthetics. Over the years, she has taken classes, not only to continue her education, but to expand the services she can offer. Heather enjoys nothing more than enhancing a clients beauty in the relaxing, family-like DeStefino's environment.
After 40 years in the hair industry, Franks finds new reason each day to continue to love it even more. Frank has trained in New York City, Miami, and Las Vegas throughout his career and managed a salon for 20 years. He was one of the first to join Destefino in 2004 and continues to be a fixture in the salon. He brings humor, experience, and a love for his craft to our team each Friday.
Always one to focus on the details, Lexie is the lash, brow, spray tan & makeup artist at DBB. She joined the Destefino team in 2016 after becoming a licensed cosmetologist in 2012 & with 10 years of experience as a special occasion makeup artist. She is now certified in two eyelash extension techniques; LAshX classic extensions & Bella Lash volume extensions. Lexie loves to amplify her clients’ features & help them see how small enhancements can make a big difference in how they look & feel.
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After graduating from California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's degree in Education, specializing in mathematics, Rebekah decided to follow her passion for the beauty industry. In May of 2015, she graduated from Douglas Cosmetology Academy and joined Destefino Beauty Bar not long after. Bekah assisted a senior stylist for over a year before she became a full time stylist. She specializes in color/balayage, cutting, tape in extensions, and wedding hair and makeup. Bekah is passionate about all aspects of the industry and loves making her clients feel beautiful and confident. She believes in furthering her education within the industry to grow as a stylist and provide exceptional services to her clientele.
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Veronica joined the Destefino team in May of 2016 as a receptionist and assistant right after graduating from Empire Beauty School. She began training under various stylists during that time she attended multiple Aveda Color education courses. She specializes in all things blonde and offers hand tied and tape in extensions. She has been certified with Hot Heads and Bombshell Extensions. In November 2018 she began taking clients full time and loves to continue her education through various professional resources. She loves making clients feel and look their best after leaving her chair!
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Lauren has been in the beauty industry for 15 years, graduating from Empire beauty school in 2003 and began working behind the chair soon after. Lauren joined the Destefino team in March of 2018. She believes staying humble and continuing education are instrumental in achieving the best looks tailored to each client. She has always had a passion for all things beauty but loves to specialize in precision cutting, color, highlighting, balayage and long hair. She is passionate about making guests look and feel their best.
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After graduating high school in 2017 Vanessa started Cosmetology school at South Hills Beauty Academy and graduated in October of 2018. She started her journey at Destefino Beauty Bar in June of 2018 as an assistant and receptionist. Vanessa looks forward to furthering her career and education through Aveda color, Bombshell extensions, and extensive product knowledge. Her future plans revolve around becoming the best color specialist she can be and growing individually as a stylist.
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