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!
Since childhood, Sarah was always caught cutting her dolls hair or making up her friends. " As long as I can remember I have always had a passion for the beauty industry" . Sarah uses hair as her canvas, bringing a unique approach to draw out each client’s unique beauty. Specializing in cuts for men and women, coloring, styling, and extensions, she has a lot to bring to this exciting industry. Sarah prides herself on continuing her education and sharing her passion with others. As a result Sarah currently is one of our managers and has completed her wella master color certification.
”I feel truly blessed and honored to have found a career and salon that I love. I believe in hard work, honesty, patience and creativity, all functioning together to create my masterpiece".
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!
"The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more."
BreAnna is one of our newest hairstylist at Pretty! From a young age she had known she wanted to become a hairstylist, so in her junior and senior years of high school she decided to set herself up for success. It was then that she attended Highline Community College, as well as her high school, to receive her associate degree using the running start program. She then went on to receive her Cosmetology license from Clover Park Technical College! She recently moved to Pittsburgh from Seattle Washington where she was trained and mentored by a master stylist in L'oreal Professional for two years. BreAnna then started working behind the chair building a clientele of her own. Not only was she trained in color techniques such as, balayage, ombré, and grey coverage, but with formal/bridal hairstyling as well. Other color lines she has used include Rusk, Matrix, and Wella. One of her top priorities is education. "In the beauty industry everything is continuously changing, and new ideas and techniques are constantly being introduced. It's easy to be 'left behind' if you do not keep a students mentality and an open mind to new things." She strives to give each client beautiful hair that they will love and be proud of! "This field can be so rewarding! There is nothing better than seeing someone's eyes brighten when they look up in the mirror because they love what's being reflected back at them!" She is excited and ready to work hard to achieve her goals. BreAnna is also trained in hair and lash extensions.
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.
I have always loved doing hair, whether it be my own or someone elses’. I have been at Pretty ever since I was in high school and attending beauty school at Beattie Tech. I have personally assisted our master stylists and color experts here at Pretty for years. I’m always looking for a good class to take or a helpful question to ask to help me become the best version of myself and give everyone who sits in my chair the best experience possible. I take several classes each year, whether it be a Wella class, color class, cutting class or styling class, and always excited to learn something new. I consider myself a perfectionist, so it is my priority to make everything I do virtually perfect. I especially love this industry because it is always changing which makes me eager to learn new things and try new techniques. Being a hairdresser does not even feel like work for me, I look forward to it each and everyday. Making people feel beautiful and feel comfortable in their own skin is a feeling like no other.
Kylie has had a passion for the beauty industry for as long as she can remember. "I love all things beauty fashion, hair, and makeup." From a young age Kylie was already exposed to the beauty world going into the salon with her mom on days off of school and Saturday mornings. Kylie strives to provide world class service to each and every guest. Her goal is not only to make people feel beautiful everyday, but to FEEL beautiful and confident in there own skin. Her constant attribute is to create a trusting and caring relationship with all guests. Being as goal oriented as Kylie is, she is a firm believer in continuing her education in the industry so she can be and provide the best possible services and techniques to all new and consistent guests! Kylie believes that "Success is a journey not a destination" this is why she strives to push herself to be better and better attending advanced cutting classes, getting eyelash extension certified , and going to the IMATs in LA to ensure the full understanding and true art of makeup and hair.
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.
Bailey has had a strong passion for the beauty industry for as long as she can remember. Being a hair stylist and a beauty influencer was all she ever wanted to do. She fell deeply in love with fantasy colors, styling and trendy hair cuts. Bailey graduated from Empire Beauty School. She has been in the field for five years and cannot wait for more years to come!
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.