Melissa Iaquinta, along with her husband Joe are the administrators and owners of Pretty Hair Salon and the newly opened Too Pretty. Ten years ago they set out on an adventure with Melissa’s sister Heather, to open a new, sophisticated, trendy salon. With a partnership allowing Heather to take care of her customers and the inside daily operations, and Melissa and Joe manning the behind- the- scene tasks, they have come up with a formula for success. Pretty Hair Salon continues to thrive and we pride ourselves in leaving our customers feeling, pampered, appreciated and Pretty! In addition this successful partnership has allowed them the opportunity to open a second location in the Mars/Evans City area. Melissa can be contacted for any marketing, events, or charity work inquiries.
With over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry, master stylist, Heather Mifflin, is at the top of her career. She has reached her aspirations through extensive training and dedication. Heather has attended hair shows all over the country including the elite Paul Mitchell gathering in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Wellas advanced training program in Los Angeles, California as well as New York City. Heather specializes in color and bridal styles, which have been featured in several publications, such as The Knot, Tribune Review, KDKA television, as well as worked for several local photographers on different projects. In addition to owning, operating and styling at her very own Pretty Hair Salon, and the newly opened Too Pretty, Heather has received her teaching certificate and used that to be an educator for Proctor and Gamble. Her love for the industry allows her to continue to grow and flourish! Heather will be servicing clients at both locations!
Specializing in cuts, color, highlights, haircutting, and airbrush makeup; Amanda brings out not only your outer beauty, but your inner beauty as well. Now working in the industry for over 14 years, her training and experience is well established. Studying at top cosmetic and hair color lines such as, Sephora, Estee Lauder, Young blood, Sorme, Make up for Ever, TIGI BEDHEAD, Goldwell, Wella, and Paul Mitchell she brings boundless knowledge and creativity to the salon.
As lead makeup artist and makeup educator at Pretty she has several five star reviews on Wedding Wire and The Knot. She offers both personalized and group makeup classes from basic to advanced. For formal makeup, she comes highly recommend. Skilled in working with all skin types/tones, she is known for her flare for the eyes. Working credits include collaboration with American Eagle, KDKA TV, Exquisite Bride, and several fashion shows and print ads. Amanda has encountered countless brides and high profile weddings. She was also asked to be the makeup artist for the Wella Professional Hair Show, summer 2015.
As a cut/color specialist, Amandas education is ongoing. She is always learning and up to date in the latest styles and trends. She specializes in long layered haircuts and advanced hair coloring, featuring extensive experience with high lift blondes, balyage and ombre techniques . Her patience, communication, and experience will help you to find the hairstyle that is perfect for you. She explains everything while sharing her techniques and product favorites. She loves her career and it is reflected in all that she does. "I personally pride myself on my honesty, professionalism, and my ability to make everyone feel pretty!"
Kala has been in the beauty industry for 13 years. She has a passion for people, hair and the industry as a whole. She is the manager of Pretty and one of the bridal specialists. Kala comes highly recommended by The Knot and Wedding Wire. She is a color specialist, certified in Hot Head Extensions, and is known as our “kid whisperer”. Bring in the whole family and let her “pretty” your day!
Knowledge. Creativity. Drive. Determination.
These dynamic character qualities are propelling Valerie further along her enterprising career path. Over a decade ago, Valerie began her journey at an upscale salon & day spa, where she received extensive training from top educators in many different product lines and systems. Since then, she has continued to further her knowledge and perfect her skills of all things beauty. She has traveled nationally to receive education from industry leaders. As a recipient of the Master Color Expert Certification from Wella Professionals, Valerie challenges herself to put her knowledge to the test to create the best experience for her clients. With a background in business, Valerie brings a technical approach in and an analytical eye to her creative appetite. As an in-house educator for the salon, Valerie aims to support and instruct her colleagues to ensure that quality of service is outstanding. Valerie will be servicing clients at both locations.
To quote Picasso; “Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist”
Heather has had a passion for the beauty industry for all of her adult life. She has been styling hair for more than 13 years and in that time she has mastered a wide range of hair techniques like long hair cutting, balayage and ombré. She has worked with many color lines including Wella, Paul Mitchell, Matrix and Goldwell. Heather believes in continual education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field. She stays updated on all of the latest trends of cutting edge color techniques, color correction, gray reduction, fashion cuts, bridal styling and bridal makeup including airbrush. Heather most recently has been certified in lash extensions as well as lash, lift and tint. She is our newest manager of Too Pretty and will be available at both locations. Heather places high value on listening to her clients, understanding their needs and respecting their hair.... And she strives for unlimited creativity.
Savannah’s passion for the beauty Industry has been a lifelong dream. With make up being her first love, she quickly grew to love hair as much as make up. She makes it abundantly clear that bringing peoples inner beauty to the surface is something she is very passionate about.
Starting her career age 17. She attended a W Beattie career Center throughout her high school years. Interning under master colorist Sarah Gravener for two years, learning Advanced coloring and cutting techniques. Savannah has been to many states to learn new education to continue her career of 7 years in this wonderful industry!
Tyler has been a devoted member of the beauty industry for over 12 years. After completing the Cosmetologist program through the Beaver County Career and Technical Center, Tyler went on to craft an array of skills in specialty areas of the industry. Precision cutting for men and women, custom coloring, balayage and highlights, hair texturizing services, relaxing spa treatments, makeup application and facial waxing are all skills that Tyler has spent his career building. He also has bridal experience and loves the connection that is made when a bride chooses on-site beauty services for the special day. Education is very important to Tyler and he spends his free time watching web tutorials and brainstorming with other stylists from all across the country. You can also find him soaking up the knowledge at beauty expos all along the east coast. Tyler is so excited to be joining the team at Too Pretty and establishing himself as a creative force within the salon that only moves in one direction, forward.
Jen has been a part of the pretty and too pretty team for over a year. Since she was a little girl she had always be in love with the beauty industry. After working as a teacher for a number of years she left the field in order to pursue her dream as a stylist. I’m addition to being one of our hair stylists she is also one of our makeup artists and a part of our bridal team. She loves every facet of the industry and her favorites part is getting to make clients feel beautiful.
Kyley’s career in the beauty industry started over 6 years ago where she attended beauty school at A.W. Beattie Career Center while still in high school. However, her love for hair started way before that at a very young age where she would spend many hours watching tutorials and practicing many different hairstyles. With that same itch to learn Kyley still attends many classes yearly to keep up on the newest trends. Some of her favorite classes to attend are ones on new color applications, such a as balayage and the latest foiling techniques, as well as up-styling.
Everyone calls me Ina.
As a former educator for the European color line, Back-Kaaral, I am passionate about advanced hair coloring, balayage and highlights. I pride myself in continuous education, up-to-date color trends, hair cutting and formal up styling.
I have received a certification from Sexy Hair in Los Angeles, California for their cutting method, Structure and Motion. I also have certification from Deva Curl in New York City, for their specialization in their curly hair cutting technique. The beauty industry means everything to me. Waking up everyday knowing that I’m going to make people feel extra beautiful about themselves and seeing them leave with a smile is a rewarding feeling to me. I’m so excited about my new journey at Pretty Hair Salon. I will see YOU in my chair!
Lauren has been in the industry for over 16 years. Her passion for all things hair has made this an easy career choice from a young age. She has color experience with several lines including Framesi, Goldwell, and Joico and can achieve anything from covering annoying grays to balyage and fashion colors. Lauren prides herself in being a precision cutter and is able to cut the whole families hair. She is certified in several smoothing systems to reduce curl and frizz and hot heads extensions to add volume or length. She can create fun styles for formal events and be on site to make getting ready super easy. She genuinely enjoys listening to her clients and making them feel excited about the style they create together.
Jessie has been in the beauty industry since 2015. She loves the job of a stylist because it always allows her to be creative. She enjoys traveling for education to learn the latest trends and techniques. Jessie is certified in hair extensions and balayage is one of her favorite techniques to do! She looks forward to seeing you in her chair!
With over a decade of experience, Dom began his career here at Pretty Hair Salon after graduating from Empire Beauty School and first assisting directly under Heather Mifflin-Fejes before making his way to the floor. Since that time, he has continued to advance his skills and knowledge of the industry and has become certified in both Hot Head Extensions and Beaded Weft Extension, mastered both women’s and men’s haircutting, learned a variety of color, highlighting and balayage techniques, while still continuing to further his education on all the latest trends within the industry. The love for cosmetology runs in Dom’s family and he brings his great grandmother’s motto from the salon she used to own, “Pretty is as pretty does”, which is very fitting to Dom and the work that he does on his clients. Dom aspires to become a certified educator within the industry in the near future and is currently taking new clients at Pretty Hair Salon.
Elena graduated from North Hills Beauty Academy in September of 2018. She started with Pretty in November of 2019. Her passion for hair and makeup has always shown since a young age. She loved to do her teammates makeup and hair for their cheerleading competitions. She enjoys watching videos on different up-styling and makeup techniques. Elena is eager to learn anything and everything about the hair industry attending as many classes as she can. Her favorite things to learn are coloring techniques such as balayage, and other foiling techniques along with up-styling and makeup application.
Graduated from beauty school in 2017. She has worked in salons under several master stylists since 2015 when she started her education in cosmetology. Jess is passionate about hair and fashion. Even as a child, she would get into her older cousins' heels and makeup and strut around the house.
She enjoys helping clients achieve their beauty goals. Her specialties are providing a relaxing shampoo, blow-outs, keratin treatments, and all types of hair coloring highlights, lowlights and babylights. She loves collaborating with clients to bring their visions to reality. She is enthusiastic about the beauty industry and enjoys keeping up with current trends.
Samantha has had a love for the beauty industry since she could pick up a hairbrush. She started out as an assistant at the age of 15 and never looked back! With over 20 years experience, Samantha can help you achieve the look you are searching for! She is a well rounded stylist offering services for everyone in your family including bridal styling and waxing. She is always looking forward to making you look and feel your best, inside and out! Accepting new clients!
Debbie has been creating relationships with her clients for the last 40 years. She began her career at Joseph Hornes Hair Salon for the first 20 years then to Confetti's for the last 20 years. Education, communication and a positive respect for the industry, clients and co-workers has helped her grow into a well rounded stylist.
Angela is a skillfull hairstylist with over 16 years experience and a graduate of Bella Capelli. Specializing in cuts, fashion colors, balayage, highlighting, corrective color, perms, Brazilian Blowouts, formal styles, and waxing, Angie offers a wide variety of services to meet all of your needs. She has an extensive education and has attended many hair shows and classes around the country including Las Vegas, New York, Cleveland, and right here in Pittsburgh. Angela has worked with many different product and color lines including Paul Mitchell, Goldwell, Pravana, Kenra, Matrix, Sexy Hair, Wella, Sebastian, Kevin Murphy, BES, Brazilian Blowout, and Olaplex just to name a few. Her passion and drive show in her work and the one on one experience she gives to each of her clients. Angie's goal in this industry is to keep growing and learning as a stylist and to help her clients to feel calm, stress - free, confident and PRETTY!!!
Shavelle is a current Cosmetology student at Empire Beauty Academy, and one of are Pretty Assistants. Shavelle hopes to specialize in color corrections and extensions. She can't wait to see what the future holds, as she learns as much as she can from the Pretty Professionals. Graduation is set for August!
Hi! My name is Emily and I have been working at Pretty and Too Pretty since October of 2020. I started as an assistant while still in school and worked my way up to becoming a full time stylist in my time here. I have learned most of my knowledge through the master stylists here at our salon as well as additional classes to continue to further my education. All of my life I have always had an interest in hair and love being creative. My passions are in blonding and fashion colors and I plan on expanding my knowledge with extensions and makeup in the near future. I look forward to growing with you while you are in my chair!
Toni has been in the beauty industry for 45+ years. Toni is a Nioxin Specialist for thinning hair and scalp therapy, along with educated in several color lines. Toni provides all hair services, to include perms and mens cuts.
Hi! My name is Tomi Jean Walsh. I am a friend, an artist and a passionate hairstylist. Starting out assisting the best, I moved up to stylist and have been working here at Pretty & Too Pretty for over a year now. I have taken many classes to further my education through Wella and Sebastian. Recently I obtained my certificate in hand sewn extensions. My goal with every client that sits in my chair is for them to feel and become a more beautiful version of themselves through unique colors, cuts and styles. Outside of work you can catch me working on my small clothing brand, doing any type of art or taking walks with my Chihuahua! I look forward to meeting you in my chair!
This Las Vegas native graduated cosmetology school back in 2018. After assisting a master barber, colorist, and extension artist, Brianna went off on her own to pursue her own clientele. She is well versed in many different textures, color and cutting techniques as well as some extensions types. Fantasy colors, curlfriends, and blondes are her favorites and she’s so excited to make you feel beautiful! Currently accepting new clients