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 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.
Danielle is a second-generation hairdresser who has traveled internationally for almost 20 years working on the cutting edge of the hair, make-up, and fashion industry. Specializing in everything from cut, color, bridal styles, keratin treatments and make-up. She assisted the artistic global director of Paul Mitchell for 9 years, during which time she was responsible for stage shows, workshops and demos all over the world. Danielle has also worked on national TV and print ad campaigns and continues her artistic creativity to this day.
She is now based in Lake Tahoe, California at Salon Bella Vita where she has developed a very loyal clientele, some of which make special trips to Tahoe for her expertise. Danielle is also one of the top wedding hair and make-up specialists in the Lake Tahoe area and abroad. She travels to Positano Italy every year for special wedding requests. You can visit her portfolio at: DanielleCarreteHair.com. Danielle takes pride in her passion and love for her career. She provides exceptional service, and pays full attention to detail for every client who sits in her chair. When reliability and satisfaction are paramount Danielle delivers with beautiful results in beautiful places!
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.
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!
Sarina has been working in the beauty industry for over ten years, first focusing on skin care and makeup. Sarina trained in New Hampshire at the Institute of Skin Science and continued to pursue makeup artistry taking classes with MAC Cosmetics as well as education in air brush makeup. Her experience ranges from bridal makeup to makeup and hairstyling for major ad campaigns.
Sarina expanded her expertise by pursuing hair styling at the Portland and Reno Paul Mitchell Academies where she was accepted into their Phase Two advanced styling course. After graduation, she further honed her craft by assisting in a salon in Nevada for 9 months before going to work at Salon Bella Vita. Sarina continues to pursue educational experiences in both hair and makeup and loves creating organic, sun-kissed highlights as well as more avant-garde colors and cuts.
Scott is a native of Buffalo, NY where he started working in his friend’s salon as an assistant. He graduated from Continental Beauty School in Buffalo in 2010. After moving to Reno in 2012 he attended the Paul Mitchell Academy to obtain the total hour requirements for Nevada and California. Scott fell in love with Tahoe while visiting his friend and fellow Bella Vita stylist Sarina Bruno, and shortly after decided to move to Tahoe City in 2014. After taking a year off to ski and connect with Tahoe, Scott is now a licensed Cosmetologist in California and Nevada. Scott is always pursuing continued education by attending advanced education classes and utilizing online education. Scott is passionate about Haircutting (Men & Women), Styling, Wedding Hair, Blowouts, Balayage, Dimensional Color, and Brazilian/Keratin Blowouts. He has goals to get certified to do hair extensions and to attend an advanced cutting class at Vidal Sassoon.
Michelle loves working in her hometown of Tahoe City, and she is very excited and happy to be a part of Salon Bella Vita. Michelle graduated from the Paul Mitchell Academy in 2010 with honors plus credit in advanced cutting and coloring classes. Since then she has continued her education through Salon Bella Vita with styling, coloring and cutting classes. Michelle enjoys all aspects of cosmetology, especially haircutting for men and women of all ages. Michelle is also one of our makeup artists and she loves applying makeup for any occasion.