CONTEMPO ARTISTRIES OUR TEAM

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KRISTEN

Owner / Hairstylist

Owner and Stylist Kristen Varoli has been in the beauty industry for 13 years.  Starting her career as a hopeful fashion designer, her love of beauty, color, and creating led her into what she calls the ‘ best industry in the world’.  Her talent quickly led her to do hair and makeup on the set of fashion shows, photoshoots, events and music videos.  She carries out her passion not only by working behind the chair on her faithful clients but also by teaching & mentoring students at local beauty schools, and guest blogging for entertainment and beauty blog, Glitzburgh.co .   Additionally, Kristen has traveled with L’Oreal as a professional makeup artist and received the Greensburg YWCA Rising Star Award in 2014.   Driven to continue her education and perfect her craft, Kristen alongside her talented staff have traveled to Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Columbus to attend hair shows and take cutting and coloring classes from some of the most innovative leaders in the industry today.  Coming from a bloodline of artists, beauticians, and barbers, doing hair seems to come naturally to her.  Kristen’s attention to detail and keen eye for color gives her the ability to create modern, fashion-forward, and timeless styles.  “We want each of our guests to leave our salon looking and feeling beautiful, confident, and empowered.”  Perfecting our craft, sharing our knowledge, and providing excellent customer service are the key ingredients to sending our guests out the door feeling this way.  Kristen says her love for the beauty industry grows each day.  It has become so much more than just a job… it’s a passion, a love, and a lifestyle.

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ANGIE

Hairstylist / Colorist

Angie has been a stylist at Contempo Artistries Salon for 8 years.  After several years of working in various occupations, her gift of working with people and love of the beauty industry landed her behind the chair. Angie says two of her biggest accomplishments are becoming a licensed cosmetologist and purchasing her grandparents’ home. 

Angie takes immense pride into creating the perfect haircut and hair color for her guests in the salon and loves all aspects of doing hair, particularly precision hair cutting.

She is a certified Pravana Master Colorist and also has a certification in Pravana Balayage and has also taken classes in formal styling.  Her adventurous approach to haircutting and coloring keeps her clients looking edgy and fresh.  When you sit in her chair you will be sure to leave with a great new style and a good laugh on the way.   When Angie isn’t in the salon behind the chair you can find her in any store doing some bargain shopping.

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SAM

Hairstylist / Colorist

Sam has been a stylist at Contempo Artistries Salon for almost 6 years.  Her love for hair started even before beauty school. This love for beauty quickly turned into a passion which led her to a career as a hairstylist as well as a Brand Specialist and Artistic Educator for Pravana.

Sam is most passionate about hair color and extensions. She loves being able to give her guest the hair that have always dreamed about.

Sam holds several certifications through Keratherapy and Cezanne Smoothing Treatments, Platform Hair Extensions, and is a Master Colorist and Balayage artist through Pravana.

When Sam isn’t in the salon, she travels around the surrounding area educating other stylists on Pravana products and color techniques. Sam enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge with her guests and other stylists., In addition, her leadership and tech savvy skills have landed her the positions of social media manager and manger at our salon.

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JEN

Hairstylist / Curl Specialist

Jen has been a stylist at Contempo Artistries Salon for 6 years.  With a background in Art Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, her understanding of textures and mixing colors has served as a great foundation for her when creating a vision for her guests.  Jen comes from a strong creative family who have taught her how to express her creativity, making her career choice to become a hairstylist and easy one.

Jen holds certifications in Keratherapy Smoothing Treatments, Evo Fabulouso Pro, Pravana Balayage, and is a certified Pravana Master Colorist.  Additionally, she has obtained many certifications through various hair shows and classes she has attended.

As a curly hair specialist, Jen enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience to help her textured clients manage, maintain and show off their beautiful curls.

Additionally, her areas of expertise are short haircuts, creative color, blondes, and balayage.

Jen also serves as part of our bridal team offering both traditional and airbrush makeup as well as romantic and timeless hairstyles.  Additionally, she serves as a mentor & educator in our salon to train and develop our new stylists.

Creating strong bonds and relationships with her guests have gained her a loyal following.  She loves consistency, and always enjoys a good change.

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MATTY

Hairstylist / Colorist

Matty has been a part of the Contempo team for almost 3 years. Her determination, willingness and hard work serve as a great foundation for her behind the chair.

Matty is certified in Donna Bella and Platform Hair Extensions. Not only does she hold the title of a Master Colorist and Balayage Artist through Pravana but she recently gained the title of a Pravana Artistic Educator.

Matty enjoys educating her clients on how to maintain and style their hair. Not only does Matty educate her guests but as an Educator for our in-salon color line she travels and educates other stylists on new products, and color techniques.

Matty’s favorite thing to do it hair color because it allows her to be the most creative and innovative.  Her bubbly personality and great communication skills set the stage for what we believe is the most important part of the service.

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SOPHIE

Hairstylist / Makeup Artist

Sophie has been one of our team members for 2 years now. She became a licensed cosmetologist and moved out by the age of 20. If determination and passion don’t describe her, I don’t know what other words do. Sophie enjoys continuing her education and is eager to learn everything she can. She recently obtained a certification in Eyelash Extension through Nova Lash. She enjoys teaching her guests how to maintain their hair at home. Her favorite thing to do is realistic and drastic changes. Sophie enjoys giving her clients a fresh, new look and loves the smile on your face when you love your new look. Along with all the compliments Sophie receives on her balayage’s and blondes she is complimented most on her makeup applications. She offers traditional and airbrush makeup. Sophie also specializes in Special FX makeup. With a strong passion for makeup she also serves as a vital member to our On-Site bridal team. With all her dedication she is off to a great start building a loyal clientele.

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EMILY

Hairstylist / Makeup Artist 

Emily has been a stylist at Contempo Artistries Salon for almost a year. She is native to San Diego, California. She moved across the country with her family leaving behind her parents, friends, and 13-year long career. While in San Diego she worked at M.A.C and got certified through Brazilian Blowouts. She began beauty school in 2005 and graduated a year later. She worked at Kiwi Salon shortly after getting her licensed and stayed there until her move which landed her here at Contempo Artistries! Emily was nominated twice for San Diego’s best Union-Tribune readers’ poll for the hairstylist category. One year coming in 4th! Emily has also been featured in an online magazine in a business women category. A few months later they published her as a featured artist! Emily also enjoys continuing education she has attended trend vision classes (Wella) and global sessions classes (Unite) under her belt and some picked up cutting, up-do, and color classes as well over the years. She claims to be Switzerland loving all hair services. She is most complimented on her blow dry techniques.

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RICHELLE

Hairstylist / Makeup Artist

Richelle has been a part of the Contempo Artistries team for a year and half. She is most passionate about hair and makeup services. She claims her specialty as special occasion hair and makeup which landed her a spot on our On-Site Bridal Team. Richelle’s bubbly and cheerful personality serve as a great foundation to her career behind the chair. She enjoys doing color, haircuts, and her favorite – styling. She is our newest stylist behind the chair but with classes and trainings she is sure to create a youthful, beautiful and fun look to each guest.

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MIAH

Assistant

Miah is the newest member to our team. She is currently attending Hempfield High School and devotes half her day to CCAC for Cosmetology. She has a great foundation and head start to her career by already working in the salon.  Once graduated she will attend our stylist training program and land herself a spot behind the chair. As our current Assistant Miah is a vital part to our team. She keeps the salon organized, clean, and assists our stylists. She is passionate most about hair and makeup. Her people skills, passion and personality make her a great addition to the salon.

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TORI

Front Desk Coordinator

Tori is one of our Front Desk Coordinators. With a background in retail she loves making recommendations and taking care of guests. With experience in customer service it serves as a great foundation to her position in the salon. Tori takes care of your experience from the phone, to your visit at the salon. Her goal is to make everyone happy and she enjoys helping people with every opportunity she gets. With this outlook she is in the right position.

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