OUR TEAM

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Zamira Cutra
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Co-Founder | Business Director 

Zamira has made a name for herself in the business industry through her salon VaZa Salon, co-owned with her sister, Val Tana. Raised by immigrant parents, she understood the challenges that women faced in corporate America and wanted to create a business environment where women feel empowered. Zamir...More

Zamira has made a name for herself in the business industry through her salon VaZa Salon, co-owned with her sister, Val Tana. Raised by immigrant parents, she understood the challenges that women faced in corporate America and wanted to create a business environment where women feel empowered. Zamira graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Marketing and is actively studying Yoga. Zamira has been a trailblazer for women in the salon industry, leading with openness, and breaking down the traditional molds and barriers of an industry that has been predominantly male-owned and underrated. 

Her dedication to creating a salon culture has led to the success of VaZa Salon. Zamira has grown to be quite the female entrepreneur leading a team of successful stylists. She has a can-do approach and manages all the operations of running our salon company as well as leading our team and handling customer relations. 

Zamira has three beautiful children and an amazing husband. She is a Yoga Practitioner, enjoys eating healthy and exercising daily. Zamira believes that if you stay focused on your goals, you can achieve them as long as you don't let anyone influence your thoughts. I guess you can say, she is a queen at shattering stigmas and barriers for successful women.

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Val

Level 6 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 styl...More

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 our Master Associate Program that was developed by Val & Zamira based on Val’s techniques. Val works closely with salon associates which she considers as an extension of herself.

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Advanced Classes Taken by Val
  • DevaCurl Course 1, C...More

  • 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 

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Amanda
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Level 6 Stylist

Meet Amanda! She has been a part of the VaZa Salon family since its establishment. She has built a demand for her time and is a Level 6 stylist with vast training from L'Oréal Professional, Frederic Fekkai, Devachan, Goldwell, Matrix, Redken, Masters of Balayage and KMS. Amanda is passionate about t...More

Meet Amanda! She has been a part of the VaZa Salon family since its establishment. She has built a demand for her time and is a Level 6 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 an educator and mentor, she works closely with her associates who are going through our Masters Associate Program, she is passionate about sharing her expertise and is passionate about watching others grow into stylists at VaZa Salon.

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Advanced Classes Taken By Amanda
  • Balayage Advanced- Masters of ...More

  • 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

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Elvis

Level 3 Stylist

Growing up in Albania, Elvis always had a knack for cutting and coloring hair. He trained at the top salons in Albania. Elvis relocated to New York where he met his wife and they started their family. Elvis began in 2013 with VaZa Salon and later took some time off to raise his children and practice...More

Growing up in Albania, Elvis always had a knack for cutting and coloring hair. He trained at the top salons in Albania. Elvis relocated to New York where he met his wife and they started their family. Elvis began in 2013 with VaZa Salon and later took some time off to raise his children and practice Yoga. Now back behind the chair at VaZa Salon, Elvis’s ever-evolving curly cuts and balayage highlights provides his clients access to all the emerging trends. Elvis is a stickler for perfection and delivers a unique panache for women. When it comes to hair, there isn’t nothing that Elvis cannot do. Book your next Curly Cut or Balayage Highlights with Elvis.

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Maria

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 subu...More

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!

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Joselyn
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Level 2 Stylist

Joselyn fell in love with the beauty industry and began the Master Associate Program lead and taught by Artistic Director, Val Tana. After successfully completing the Master Associate Program, she was Val’s right hand for Val for a year. Now Joselyn is making a name for herself taking her own salon ...More

Joselyn fell in love with the beauty industry and began the Master Associate Program lead and taught by Artistic Director, Val Tana. After successfully completing the Master Associate Program, she was Val’s right hand for Val for a year. Now Joselyn is making a name for herself taking her own salon guests. She specializes in curly hair

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 Lisa 
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Level 3 Stylist

Meet Lisa! Lisa has had a knack for hair before she attended cosmetology school at her vocational school offered during high school. She knew it was her path and she is happy to have found her salon home at VaZa Salon. Lisa is extremely skilled and knowledgeable in intricate foiling techniques, prec...More

Meet Lisa! Lisa has had a knack for hair before she attended cosmetology school at her vocational school offered during high school. She knew it was her path and she is happy to have found her salon home at VaZa Salon. Lisa is extremely skilled and knowledgeable in intricate foiling techniques, precision cuts, curly hair and balayage highlights. She is an amazing listener and enjoys connecting with her salon guests.

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Vanessa

Vanessa 

Level 1 Stylist

Vanessa has an eye for art and creative styles. She intuitively cut and colored family and friends hair before perusing her cosmetology license. She got her license in L.A. where she lived for a number of years, Vanessa a New York native came back to her roots and started working at VaZa Salon. She ...More

Vanessa has an eye for art and creative styles. She intuitively cut and colored family and friends hair before perusing her cosmetology license. She got her license in L.A. where she lived for a number of years, Vanessa a New York native came back to her roots and started working at VaZa Salon. She went on and completed the Master’s Associate Program and worked directly with Val while building up her own clientele. She has a special interest for creative vivid colors and a flair for creative cuts, curly hair and blonding services.

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Sabrina

Sabrina 

Associate 

Leslie 

Associate 

Danielle

Danielle

Associate