Our Team

Our 12 licensed stylists sincerely enjoy what we do and it is reflective on the smiles and repeat business of our clients. Our stylists offer a combined total of 182 years of experience in the cosmetology business. We enjoy keeping up on the latest techniques and trends to give our clients a polished, fantastic look. Click on each stylist’s name to learn more about their background, hobbies and favorite products.

Susan Avola Lanza

Susan Arthur

Services: Men, women, and children’s haircuts, color, brow wax, highlights, Brazilian Blowout, and her all-time favorite, perms
Favorite Products: RD Cream, Keune Root Volumizer, Kenra Blowdry Spray
Susan Loves: People! She loves spending time with family, friends and clients just enjoying their company. She loves festivals, sporting events, volunteer activities, and anything to do with a patio and some sun.
Fun Facts: Susan was born on her grandmother’s birthday, and her ancestors were the first settlers of Allen County, Ohio, and one of her ancestor’s beds is in a museum. Susan was on a Girls Walleye Fishing Team in Lake Eric and is on a NASCAR Fantasy League. She took gardening and watercolor classes at OSU. If she were to choose another profession, she’d be a Private Investigator.
Favorite Trend: The ’80s Big Hair and Perms
Education/Certifications: Managing Cosmetologist Instructors License, Brazilian Blowout Certified, specialized knowledge of Keune, KMS, Aquage, Kenra and Moroccanoil

Cyndi Avola Lanza

Cyndi Robinson

Owner/Stylist
Services: Hair design cuts, haircolor specialist, techniques and latest trends, smoothing treatments, updos for special occasions, facial waxing
Favorite Products: KMS Dry Wax, Aquage Silkening Oil, Aquage Uplift Foam
Cyndi Loves: Spending time with friends and family, travel, hairshows wherever she can find one. She loves outdoor activities. Cyndi is fortunate to work every day doing her favorite hobby: Hair!
Fun Fact: Lots of energy!
Favorite Trend: Color Trend Techniques, Balayage, Ombre, Texture cuts for thick/fine hair
Education: Ohio State School of Cosmetology, Continual Education, Santa Monica, KMS of California, Scottsdale AZ Millenium Experience, Certified Brazilian Blowout, Smoothing Treatments, Kenra Smooth, Specialized Knowledge KMS, Aquage, Kenra

Sam Avola Lanza

Sam Meadows Volini

Services: Men and women’s haircuts, color, highlights, lowlights, perms, relaxers, smoothing treatments, eyebrow waxing, lip, face and arm waxing, manicures, pedicures and eyebrow tinting
Favorite Product: Dry shampoo–This product can save you time in the morning, or at lunchtime workout for you gym rats, or whenever your hair is limp, matted or greasy. In minutes you can have irresistible, tempting and seductive hair.
Sam Loves: High school, college and pro sports as well as racing and hockey. She is a foster mom for dogs until they find their forever homes, plus she has three mammoth dogs of her own. In the summer you can find her traveling some weekends to surrounding states for her son’s travel baseball.
Fun Fact: Sam considers herself an eyebrow whisperer. She can tame even the most unruly eyebrows.
Favorite Trend: The Brazilian Blowout. The results are amazing! If you are into shiny smooth luxurious hair.
Education: Licensed, Brazilian Blowout Certified, Continued education is crucial in this profession, so Sam attends numerous classes and hair shows each year to stay on top of all the latest trends.
Products: Let me help you make smart product decisions.

Ashley Avola Lanza Receptionist/Bridal Coordinator

Ashley Forster, Bridal Coordinator/Receptionist

Services: Manage and plan services for bridal and formal events
Favorite Product: Moroccanoil Hydrating Mask
Ashley Loves: Spending time with her husband and children, yoga, reading, watching old movies, cooking and traveling.
Fun Fact: Ashley developed a Healthy Relationships program during her internship at Ohio State University that is currently being used in the Human Ecology Program.
Favorite Trend: Beachy waves
Education: B.S. in Human Ecology from The Ohio State University

inna

Inna Milbaugh

Services: Highlights, color, cuts, updos and Brazilian Blowouts
Favorite Product: Blow Dry Spray, KMS Tame Frizz, Moroccanoil
Inna Loves: Spending time with family and friends.
Fun Fact: Inna is fluent in English, Russian, Ukranian and sign language and loves to travel.
Favorite Trend: Braiding, Coloring
Education/Verification: Inna is certified in Brazilian Blowouts, colors and haircutting as well as updos. She maintains high levels of education throughout the year to keep up with growing trends.

Allison Avola Lanza

Allison Wedertz

Services: Men’s, women’s and children’s haircuts, all color services, Brazilian Blowout, facial waxing, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, natural nail services (including gel polish), bridal and formal event styling, make up and airbrush make up
Favorite Product: RD Cream
Allison Loves: Spending time with family and friends, swimming, being outdoors, anything artsy, exploring the city and reading.
Fun Fact: If Allison hadn’t gone into cosmetology, she would have been a marine biologist. She’s also the official un-official “IT” person for the salon.
Favorite Trend: Balayage and ombre
Education: State Beauty Academy graduate, Managing cosmetologist, CND Shellac certified, Brazilian Blowout certified, Certified Beth Minardi Signature Colorist, extensive product knowledge classes for Aquage, KMS California, Moroccanoil, and Beth Minardi Signature. Additional training in men’s haircutting techniques, foiling and blonde techniques from both Beth Minardi and Kim Vo, and many classes for formal and bridal styling.

 

Allyson Avola Lanza

Allyson Stevens

Services: Natural nail manicures and pedicures, acrylic and gel nails
Favorite Product: Shellac Gel Polish, OPI, natural nail polish
Allyson Loves: Antiquing and attending art festivals.
Fun Fact: Allyson owns an etsy online shop called The Bangle Bracelet Co.
Favorite Trend: Vinylux nail polish and nail art
Education: Graduate of The Ohio State University and The Ohio State School of Cosmetology. Master level certification with Creative Nail Design. Certified Reflexologist


Bruna L. Schmidt

Services: Color, haircutting, styling and smoothing treatments
Favorite Product: Moroccanoil Products
Bruna Loves: Reading, cooking and spending quality time with her family and friends.
Fun Fact: Bruna is first generation Italian and loves all things Italian.
Favorite Trend: Ombre and Balayage
Education/Certification: Bruna worked as an apprentice at Charles Penzones and she’s attended numerous classes and hairshows. Bruna is certified in Brazilian Blowouts and specializes in color services.

Dustin Avola Lanza Stylist

Dustin Rowland

Services: Men’s, women’s and children’s haircuts, men’s and women’s color, highlights, balayage, ombre, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, eyebrow, lip and facial waxing, blowouts, formal styles and updos, bridal styles and updos
Favorite Product: RD Cream and Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse
Dustin Loves: Being a business student at OSU, Buckeye football, concerts, playing softball, running 5Ks, working out, craft beer, Snapchatting and Instagramming everything he does.
Fun Fact: Dustin showed quarter horses on AQHA circuit.
Favorite Trend: Bold brows and piecey/texturized wrap curls
Education: Hair designer license, certified colorist, Associates of Science at Ohio State University

Brooke Avola Lanza

Brooke Chiavaroli

Services: Men’s, women’s and children’s haircuts, coloring, blowouts, formal styling, and facial waxing, brown and lash tinting
Favorite Product: Moroccanoil Thickening Lotion and Aquage Sea Salt Spray
Brooke Loves: Cheering on her kids at sporting events, working out and trying new healthy recipes from Pinterest and OSU football. She loves anything outdoors in the summer and red wine!
Fun Fact: Brooke would love to be a professional dancer on the reality show “So you Think you Can Dance!”
Favorite Trend: Messy, textured hair
Education: Managing cosmetology license, Associates degree of Applied Science in Medical Assisting