Level 5 Artistic Director

Meet Val! She is the "Va" in VaZa Salon. Founder & Artistic Director, she followed her passion and opened up VaZa Salon with her sister, Zamira. Val swiftly found her love for curly hair when she worked at Devachan in SoHo. Eager to learn more, she has taken extensive hair cutting, coloring and styling classes to perfect her skills. Val specializes in balayage highlights, curly hair cutting/coloring, blondes and grey blending. She tailors her cuts to her salon guests hair texture, head shape, growth pattern and life style! Val thinks that coming to the salon should be a positive and empowering experience “We are here to make woman feel good & look their best.” Val's passion for educating her team has taken VaZa Salon to a whole new level. All of our new stylists go through Val’s 9-month Associate Training Program that was developed by Val & Zamira based on Val’s techniques. She loves to train assistants and watch them grow into an associate than a stylist behind the chair . Val works closely with a salon associate which she considers as an extension of herself.

Advanced Classes Taken by Val

  • DevaCurl Course 1, Cutting and Pintura Color | Curly Hair Artistry 1 | Martin Parsons Formal Styling | Balayage Essentials | Balayage Advanced | Balayage Live | BLOW Blow Out Essentials | L’Oreal Structured Elegance | L’Oreal Framework | L’Oreal Coiffure | L’Oreal Dimensional Design | KMS California Woman’s Foundations | Curly Hair Artistry 2 | Innersense Organic Beauty Curly Cutting | International Beauty Show | Yves Durif Cut and Balayage | L’Oreal Woman’s Design Cut | Yves Durif Cut and Balayage 2 | L’Oreal Expert Program - 6 day | L’Oreal Inoa Color Advanced | Four Star Balayage Techniques | Pravana Color Class | L’Oreal Color Essentials | Paramount Beauty Shows | Matrix Color | Redken Shades EQ | Matrix Color | Creator of Associate Training Program 



                   Level 5 Stylist

Amanda Bueti has been a hair artist since 2009 and a part of the VaZa Salon family since its establishment in 2013. She has built a demand for her time and is a master stylist with vast training from L'Oréal Professional, Frederic Fekkai, Devachan, Goldwell, Matrix, Redken, Masters of Balayage and KMS. Amanda is passionate about the freehand French painting technique Balayage. Amanda says “Balayage gives you a soft, natural, low-maintenance highlight that will keep your hair looking great for months!” She is passionate about it and is able to express her artistic abilities through her salon guests, Her areas of expertise also include customized curly cuts for the curly girls out there who love to maintain the integrity of their curls and color. Amanda is not only passionate about creating but also about making her salon guests feel beautiful in their own skin.

Advanced Classes Taken By Amanda

  • Balayage Advanced- Masters of Balayage | Balayage Creative - Masters of Balayage | American Board of Certified Haircolorist - 2 day program, LA California | Balayage Essentials - L’Oréal Professional | Couffure Nouveau Cut and Color- L’Oreal Professional | Deva Curl 2 day training | Deva Curl Styling techniques | Innersense Curly Cutting | Innersense Product Knowldge | Keune Paris Color Knowledge | KMS California 2 day Men’s Cutting | Goldwell Color Advanced 2 day program | Pravana Vivids Color Class



Level 3 Stylist

Maria has always had an interest in the beauty industry since she was child, this lead her to attend Empire Beauty school in Manhattan. Before starting at VaZa Salon she worked in Manhattan amongst talented stylists & colorists. Maria, a devoted wife and mother decided to leave the city for the suburbs and found her home at VaZa Salon. Upon starting, she trained hands on with Val for a year before being promoted as a stylist. Maria has a calm ora to her and loves showing curly girls how to care for their natural curly locks. She also enjoys precision cuts & balayage." Maria says “As long as you have passion, faith and are willing to work hard you can do anything in this life." We couldn’t agree more!



Level 2 Stylist 

Lauren graduated from Paul Mitchell the school and has been in the industry since 2016. Lauren has been growing as a hair artist since starting at VaZa Salon in 2017. She started as an assistant and swiftly became a junior stylist. She worked hands on and trained with Val and went through the Associate Training Program. Lauren strives to listen to her salon guests wants, needs and enjoys connecting on a personal level. Some of Lauren’s favorite services to do are balayage, curly cuts and creative colors.



Level 1 Stylist

Joselyn began working at VaZa Salon in 2019 shortly after graduating cosmetology school. She fell in love with the industry and began the Associate Training Program. She completed the associate training program and got promoted to an associate position. She works hands on with Val & Val’s salon guests on a regular basis.




Morgan started in the hair industry in 2019, she found her salon home at VaZa Salon where she is currently in the Associate Training Program. She is eager and excited to learn all she can about hair.




Jen graduated from Empire Beauty School in Peekskill in 2020, she hit the ground running and is in the Associate Training program. She is currently taking in all the information she can and is passionate about her career and working at VaZa Salon.