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Employee Biographies


Estheticians 

TinaTina Ionadi – Manager

Tina Ionadi has been mastering her craft of specialized skin care artistry for nearly 30 years. She is certified in not only cosmetology but in microdermabrasion as well.  Before opening the Alta Villa Spa & Salon in February 2005, she spent a large portion of her career at the Elizabeth Arden Salon in downtown Pittsburgh.  Ms. Ionadi is always on top the latest trends by attending several Dermalogica training sessions throughout the year.   She has ensured that many local and national television personalities, models, and brides have appeared their best when the spotlight is shining the brightest.  Ms. Ionadi’s specialties are facials, body waxing, and makeup artistry. 

 

LoriLori Celani

Lori Celani has been dedicated to skin care (including microdermabrasion), makeup, and body waxing for nearly 20 years.  Before joining the Alta Villa Spa & Salon team, she spent the majority of her career at the Elizabeth Arden Salon in downtown Pittsburgh.  Ms. Celani continues her education regularly to learn the latest techniques through Dermalogica, Inc.  She has ensured that many local and national radio and television personalities, models, and brides have looked their best for various events, photo shoots, and weddings.  Ms. Celani’s specializes in facials, body waxing, and makeup artistry.

 

MeritaMerita Blocker

Merita Blocker graduated from the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy in 2014.   Ms. Blocker’s specializes in facials, body waxing, and makeup artistry.

 

 


Hair Stylists

 

Pat

Patricia Lowery

Patricia Lowery graduated from the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy more than 16 years ago.  After working at a few salons around the Pittsburgh area, she made her home at the Looking Glass Salon where she stayed for 11 years.  There she polished many of her skill under the creative eye of her mentor and friend, Gloria Allen, who has since passed away.  Ms. Lowery began the next phase of her career at About U salon Spa, where she stayed for another five years.  Now, pleased to be at Alta Villa Spa & Salon, Ms. Lowery specializes in ethnic hair care, specifically, relaxers, color, cuts and weaves.

Steven“Weaven” Steven Noss

Steven Noss has a passion and a knack for fantasy hair designs.  He attended the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy, the Institute of Black Hair Studies and Dudley Cosmetology University. He has appeared in hundreds of newspapers, magazines and television shows globally, and is ready to release his new book featuring his most amazing hair designs in the fall of 2014. To see some of his zany hair designs or to learn more about Weaven Steven, visit his page at WeavenSteven.comMr. Noss specializes in hair relaxing, hair weaving, and hair coloring on relaxed hair.

 


Massage Therapists

Kristen Reed

Kristen Reed’s passion began early, and lead her to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and Kinesiology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1998.  From there, she furthered her education and went on to become a licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist, a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, and a Certified Pregnancy Massage Therapist.  In addition to all of her certifications, Ms. Reed is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.  Before joining Alta Villa Spa & Salon, Ms. Reed worked in several spas and chiropractic clinics in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is also currently working at Smooke Chiropractic in Pittsburgh, PA.  Ms. Reed specializes in Neuromuscular Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Pregnancy Massage.

 

Shay Hard

Shay Hard graduated from the Pittsburgh Everest Institution.  Ms. Hard specializes in Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Chair Massage, and Hot Stone Massage.


Nail Technicians

 

JaniceJanice Jones

Janice Jones has been mastering her craft for nearly 25 years.  Before joining the Alta Villa Spa & Salon team, she has contributed her expertise at Christian Woods Salon, Saks Fifth Avenue Salon, amongst others spas and salons.   Ms. Jones’s specialties are natural nails, organic gel tips, and overlays.

MeritaMerita Blocker

Merita Blocker graduated from the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy in 2002.   Ms. Blocker’s specializes in natural nails, pedicure, and designs.

 

 

 

 

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Hours of Operation*

Monday & Thursday:          9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday:    9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday:               9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

*Hours subject to change without notice.

 

Contact Information

Alta Villa Spa & Salon
425 Forbes Avenue, Suite 505
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-281-2566