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Val

            Level 5 Artistic DirectorLess

            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 

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 

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Zamira

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Owner/Business Director
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Owner/Business Director

Meet Zamira! She the “Za” in VaZa Salon. She is the business side of things. Having worked along side in the family business in NYC, Zamira was eager to open up VaZa Salon with her sister, Val. They are the perfect balance. Zamira, a mother of 3, balances out the demands of the business she is passionate about with family life. She is a team leader and loves to guide the VaZa Salon team to success! She is the glue that holds it together.

Meet Zamira! She the “Za” in VaZa Salon. She is the business side of things. Having worked along side in the family business in NYC, Zamira was eager to open up VaZa Salon with her sister, Val. They are the perfect balance. Zamira, a mother of 3, balances out the demands of the business she is passionate about with family life. She is a team leader and loves to guide the VaZa Salon team to success! She is the glue that holds it together.

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AMANDA
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                   Level 5 StylistLess

                   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.

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.

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 List of Classes

 List of Classes

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  • 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

  • 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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CORNELIO
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Cornelio
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Cornelio

Level 4 Stylist
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Level 4 Stylist

Cornelio was born into the beauty industry coming from a family of hairstylists. Married with 2 daughters, Cornelio is used to being the only male in the room. He has spent years training, educating and honing his craft. Training at Sassoon Academy, Arrojo Studios, Goldwell KMS and Wella. Cornelio’s career lead into educating at the Capri Cosmetology School in Nanuet. In addition to women’s hair cutting and coloring, Cornelio has also spent time studying barbering. Upon working at VaZa Salon, he has trained with Val on Curly Dry Cutting techniques and Balayage Highlighting, what VaZa is known for.


“I think the most important thing a woman can have next to her own talent is her hair stylist.”

Cornelio was born into the beauty industry coming from a family of hairstylists. Married with 2 daughters, Cornelio is used to being the only male in the room. He has spent years training, educating and honing his craft. Training at Sassoon Academy, Arrojo Studios, Goldwell KMS and Wella. Cornelio’s career lead into educating at the Capri Cosmetology School in Nanuet. In addition to women’s hair cutting and coloring, Cornelio has also spent time studying barbering. Upon working at VaZa Salon, he has trained with Val on Curly Dry Cutting techniques and Balayage Highlighting, what VaZa is known for.

“I think the most important thing a woman can have next to her own talent is her hair stylist.”

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MARIA
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Maria

Level 3 Stylist
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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!

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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   LAUREN
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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.

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.

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Paula
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Paula

Level 1 Stylist
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Level 1 Stylist

Paula, a graduate of Paul Mitchell has always had a flair for hair. She began her apprenticeship in 2017 working along side Val and the other stylists at VaZa Salon. Paula works closely with Val mastering the latest techniques in coloring, cutting and styling. Aside from graduating cosmetology school, she has completed the VaZa Salon Associate Training Program and also takes additional education offered in the salon. Paula has an energetic, upbeat vibe, she gets great satisfaction when a salon guest leaves the salon with a great big smile on their face. Paula says “when you look great you can’t help but feel great!” We think so too!

Paula, a graduate of Paul Mitchell has always had a flair for hair. She began her apprenticeship in 2017 working along side Val and the other stylists at VaZa Salon. Paula works closely with Val mastering the latest techniques in coloring, cutting and styling. Aside from graduating cosmetology school, she has completed the VaZa Salon Associate Training Program and also takes additional education offered in the salon. Paula has an energetic, upbeat vibe, she gets great satisfaction when a salon guest leaves the salon with a great big smile on their face. Paula says “when you look great you can’t help but feel great!” We think so too!

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Joselyn
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Level 1 Stylist
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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.

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.

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Morgan
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Associate
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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.

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.

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Jen
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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.

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.

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