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Stylists

Our stylists make Salon Bella Vita unique with their passion and commitment to hair design, learning the latest techniques and the Lake Tahoe community.

Tiana Jones  

TIANA O'NEAL

Tiana O'Neal is the proud owner of Salon Bella Vita, in her beautiful hometown of Tahoe City, Ca. Tiana attended The Paul Mitchell Reno Academy, where she was accepted as a member of their phase II honors program. She has completed advanced training classes in Paul Mitchell cutting, Bumble and Bumble hair cutting and styling, and Goldwell color. She continues to further her education in order to offer her clients the latest styles and techniques.

As the owner of Salon Bella Vita, Tiana is passionate about her career as a stylist, and excels in cut, color, and style. She truly loves helping people look and feel beautiful, and prides herself on creating an exceptional experience for each of her guests.  

     
Jennifer Oxandaboure  

JENNIFER OXANDABOURE

Jennifer has been in the hair industry for 17 years, specializing in women’s color and haircuts. During this time she has completed many advanced training classes including Bumble and Bumble hair cutting, styling, and business immersion, as well as Goldwell advanced color class.

As a stylist at Salon Bella Vita Jennifer prides herself on being a friendly enthusiastic, and creative hair stylist whose focus is to provide each and every client with exceptional service.

     
Tara Morrissey  

TARA MORRISSEY

Tara was trained at the International Academy of Style in Reno, NV. She began working at Salon Bella Vita 9 years ago while completing her degree at UNR. She attended the Bumble and Bumble University in New York for the Design Workshop cutting class. Tara has trained with Martin Parsons on updo techniques, runway hair and bridal styles. Along with women’s hair design Tara also excels with men’s and children’s haircuts. She specializes in Goldwell hair color while continuing to further her education. Tara is a friendly and creative stylist with an exceptional attention to detail, she prides herself on providing each customer with the best service possible.

     
Danielle Carrete  

DANIELLE CARRETE

Specializing in cut, color and style, Danielle has been working in the hair and fashion industry for the past 15 years. Doing everything from assisting artistic director of Paul Mitchell for 9 yrs. to organizing workshops, stage shows, cut and color demos for hair. She has worked with hair and fashion for national campaign tv and ads.

     
Laura Seegmiller  

LAURA SEEGMILLER

As a Tahoe native, Laura has developed a quality of life through a career in hair styling. She has been in the business for 18 years, 16 and counting here in Tahoe City. As the mother of a young daughter, Laura knows the key to a happy and healthy life is balance.

Laura's continued education in the latest Goldwell color techniques, as well as the Bumble and Bumble Academy training in New York for cutting and styling, has helped her specialize in the art of styling through an eye for detail. She prides herself in recognizing each clients' personal style so they look and feel their best. Laura has the pleasure of working with the local community as well as clients from all over California and Nevada who travel to see her. She also prides herself on being one of the areas top wedding stylists working with brides from all around the world. Laura is known for creating wearable, natural hairstyles that brides and wedding parties love.

As part of her life balance, when Laura is out of the salon her love of the outdoor lifestyle kicks in (and reason for living in Tahoe). Whether skiing and snowboarding in the winter or dirt biking and boating in the summer, you can always find a smile on Laura's face when she is out playing in the fresh air.

     
Bettina Riffo  

BETTINA RIFFO

Bettina's multifaceted career began while she was a teenager, working in the Film and Animation Industry in Los Angeles. It wasn't until she moved to Lake Tahoe that she decided to direct her artistic talents back toward the Beauty Industry.

She has been a licensed Cosmetologist for 22 years, and has had extensive training with The Bumble & Bumble University in New York and The Paul Mitchell Academy in Costa Mesa. Bettina is also a MAC Makeup Artist.  

Bettina is a Hair Color Specialist, and also delights in Makeup for all occasions, Bridal Hairstyling, Editorial Styling, Commercials, and Feature Films. Please see link of which she did Hair & Makeup for a very special Editorial styled by "Merrily Wed" of Lake Tahoe. (view link)

     
Michelle Seeley  

MICHELLE SEELEY

Hi I am Michelle Seeley, and my lifelong appreciation for art and style has lead me to this career from which I derive so much enjoyment. I attended The California Academy Paul Mitchell Partner School. I crave learning, and while at Paul Mitchell I took advanced classes in styling, cutting, and color; as well as an advanced course by Yoshi. I continue to relish learning new techniques and take classes whenever possible. This has led to my certification in The Brazilian Blowout, as well the completion of advanced courses in styling, cut, and color from Aveda, Goldwell, and Bumble and Bumble.

I love every aspect of what I do; whether it is a color change, touch-up, new cut, or helping clients choose styles from no to low maintenance on up. I also have experience with weddings, and can make your big day extra special. I am great at designing beautiful, sexy, elegant bridal hair and makeup. I take the time to listen to my clients’ wants and needs, and work to create what will headline their good looks.

     
Nicole Oxandaboure  

NICOLE OXANDABOURE

Nicole Oxandaboure was raised in Tahoe city, graduated from cosmetology school in 2008. She attended bumble and bumble in New York City for razor and scissor cutting techniques, completed advanced Goldwell color training, certified in the Brazilian Blowout treatment and enjoys doing wedding hair for the brides special day. She is constantly going to classes and staying up to date with all the new styles. Her goal is to have each and every one of her clients leave the salon completely satisfied with their new look!

     
Michelle Prado  

MICHELLE M. PRADO

Michelle loves working in her hometown of Tahoe City and she is very excited to join Salon Bella Vita.  Michelle graduated from the Paul Mitchell Academy with honors plus credit in advanced cutting and coloring classes.  Her career started at Tahoe Cutting Co. and doing weddings in her spare time. Michelle enjoys all aspects of Cosmetology especially haircutting for men and women of all ages, wedding styles and makeup.  

“Michelle worked wonders on my hair.  I've been living in Las Vegas for 9 years and can honestly say I've only had two good haircuts.  I was starting to think maybe it was just me, but seeing the job Michelle did on my hair I realized no, stylists are hard to come by.  She gave me gorgeous, glossy color, mended a bad cut, and was awesome to talk to.  Not only is she a great conversationalist who genuinely cares about her craft, she is a true people person and has such a great outlook and attitude.  I really wish I lived closer to her, she'd def be my hair gal!  :p And thank you Michelle, for restoring my faith in having a glorious head of hair again! :)” Joanie E. Henderson, NV

     
Diana Cooley  

DIANNA COOLEY

Dianna specializes in complex colors, haircutting, and texture services with advanced training in several different hair color lines including Goldwell, Vero, Pravana, Matrix, Enjoy, Rusk, TiGi, and Redken. She completed her cosmetology education at Career Beauty Academy in Roseville, California. She was later hired to teach at her alma mater focusing on the scientific aspects of cosmetology and the artistic elements in color and hair design and relating them to each clients' individual characteristics. She has worked in Roseville, Auburn, and Grass Valley and is very excited to be part of the Bella Vita team in beautiful Tahoe City. Dianna has a great passion for hair and beauty and loves to treat her clients as friends and help them find their best personal style.

     
Dee Adams  

DEE ADAMS

Salon Coordinator

     
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