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Dominic
Owner

Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
The year 2010 marks the 30th year of Dominic’s work in the beauty industry. An award winning, gold medalist in many acclaimed international and local beauty competitions, Dominic loves doing the ordinary extraordinarily well. His work as a platform artist for the global companies Redken and Zoto’s showcased his skill as a stylist with exceptional ability for cutting. Dominic has an insightful approach enabling him to visualize what is best for a client based on his or her hair type and profile. Dominic’s success as a stylist led him to open Salon By Dominic in September 1992, the way he envisioned salons to be. A warm, professional, atmosphere enables stylists under his supervision to share their learning experiences and promote self-growth. This further enhances every client’s experience at the Salon. Molding and training apprentices through the assistant program and mentoring students from local beauty enterprises is one of the highlights of Dominic’s work. Even though Dominic’s work has been featured on the cover of many publications, including Delaware Today, his philosophy is grounded in one simple statement: “I am in this business because I enjoy making people feel good about themselves.” His many clients, who have continued to make Salon By Dominic a trend-setting center of the beauty industry, evidence that.

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Nina
Level 7 Stylist

Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and alternating Saturdays
Nina’s career in the beauty industry began in 1992 and her work has inspired 2 of her children to join her in this creative career. Working under Dominic, Nina sharpened her skills in cutting, coloring, and straightening hair. Her infectious sense of humor relaxes clients and enables Nina to focus on their requests. She truly enjoys formulating the precise color and cut that will maximize a client’s beauty. The desire to create the most outstanding look with easiest care for her client’s is the passion behind her work. Her work has been featured many times in Delaware Today.

Educational Highlights:
~ Schilling Douglas School of Hair Design
~ Yuko Straightening Seminar: Hollywood and New York City
~ Sam Villa Cutting and Styling Symposium (Redken)
~ Roy Peters Color Specialist: Philadelphia
~ Oscar Bond Hair Cutting Seminar
~ Kris Sorbie Redken Color Seminar
~ Neuma Artists Jin Bang and Philip Wolff: Cutting and Finishing Class
~ Toni & Guy Continuing Education, London with Toni Mascolo

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Sharon
Level 7 Stylist

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

Sharon has been a stylist for over 15 years. With her passion for hair and the industry, she is committed to giving the best all around full service in hair. Sharon is always looking forward to see how she can apply her skills to set trends, not follow them. Her fascination with the fashion industry influences Sharon to provide her clients with the hottest looks, causing her work to be featured in Delaware Today and on the cover of Delaware Bride and Celebrations. Sharon was chosen as a wedding favorite for hairstylists. Sharon really enjoys helping clients feel and look beautiful. With great listening and communication skills, she can personalize a look that is right for you.

Educational Highlights:
~ Schilling Douglas School of Hair Design
~ International Beauty Show, New York City
~ Kris Sorbie Color Symposium
~ Goldwell Color Seminar
~ Neuma Artists Jin Bang and Philip Wolff: Cutting and Finishing Class

  Sharon's Instagram Page




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Michelle I
Level 7 Stylist, Salon Coordinator, In-House Educator

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
With Salon By Dominic since its opening in September 1992. Michelle has a unique talent that enables her to understand the needs and expectations of individual clients so that they can look and feel their best. In the world of International figure skating, Michelle is well known, having worked with many Olympic gold and silver medalists and World Champion skaters and coaches. She enjoys meeting, interacting with and understanding clients with her overall goal of maximizing each person’s natural potential.

Educational Highlights:
~ Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design
~ Redken Symposium: New York City
~ Roy Peters: New York City
~ Yuko Japanese Straightening System
~ Kris Sorbie Color Seminars
~ Oscar Bond Hair Cutting Seminars
~ Certified in Hot Heads Hair Extensions
~ Sojourn Advanced Cutting Class: The Cuts of Vidal Sassoon Chris Baron Continuing Education
~ Neuma Artists Jin Bang and Philip Wolff: Cutting and Finishing Class

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Nicole
Level 7 Stylist

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
Nicole has been in the beauty industry since 1990 and with Dominic since 1997. Her artistic vision is the driving force behind the creative and trend setting styles that she delivers to her clients. Precision haircuts define her performance, and vibrant highlights just complete the look. Her innovative technique has been featured on the cover of Delaware Today.

Educational Highlights:
~ Hodgson Vocational Technical School
~ Michael Christopher Salon Assistant
~ Toni and Guy, London
~ Roy Peters, Color Seminar, New York
~ Kris Sorbie Color Seminar
~ Oscar Bond Hair Cutting Seminar
~ Neuma Artists Jin Bang and Philip Wolff: Cutting and Finishing Class

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Michele R
Level 7 Stylist

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Michele’s illustrious career began in 1986 and her skill has taken her all over the country. She has garnered awards in The North American Hair Styling Competition and East Coast Championships. Her well-rounded approach affords clients extended knowledge in all areas of hair styling and care. As a result of her hard work and creativity, Michele’s work has been featured in many publications, such as Delaware Today, The News Journal, and Women’s News Journal Health. Not only is Michele popular with Salon By Dominic’s clients, she is famous in the theatre world, having worked with the Delaware Theatre Company on intricate productions such as Amadeus.

Educational Highlights:
~ Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design
~ Trevor Sorbie, Colorist
~ Ann and Gary Brea, Master Combers
~ Beth Minardi, Colorist
~ Roy Peters Colorist

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Amy
Level 6 Stylist and Make-up Artist

Schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Amy’s multi-faceted approach to total beauty is extremely beneficial to Salon By Dominic. Beginning in 1996, Amy has earned numerous accolades for her work with professional athletes. She has an insightful approach, gauging what would be best for each individual client. Her award-winning designs for a “Total Evening Look” have been seen in magazines such as Oxygen and on the television program “A Wedding Story”. Amy has a flare for doing dramatic styles for hair and make-up but her casual looks are just as spectacular! No matter what the style, Amy truly enjoys making people beautiful.

Educational Highlights:
~ Schilling Douglas School of Hair Design
~ Redken Exchange Program New York City
~ Yuko Japanese Straightening Seminar Los Angeles
~ Vidal Sassoon Miami
~ Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics Washington DC
~ Makeup Essentials Pro Class in New York City
~ Jane Iredale Beautiful Brides
~ Runway Makeup and Contouring Class
~ Lash Extension Class
~ Redken Symposium 2013 and 2015 in Las Vegas
~ George Garcia Color Bar
~ Beth Minardi Color Seminar in Baltimore
~ Redken Dr Color Seminar in Baltimore
~ Keratin Complex Class

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Meghan
Level 6 Stylist

Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday

“Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like” - Author Unknown. Meghan has worked in the industry for twelve years. She has been voted best stylist by Delaware Today four years in a row. She enjoys creating custom looks and designs to best suit any client and his or her personality. Meghan continues to pursue a higher level of skill by attending classes from world-class stylists. Her travels up and down the east coast have directed her studies in coloring and cutting. Being a two-time recipient of Delaware Today's Best of Delaware Best Stylist Award, Meghan has a passion for her career and will continue to give her clients the utmost satisfaction.

Educational Highlights:
~ Delaware Apprentice Program
~ Sam Villa Cutting Seminar
~ Kris Sorbie Color Seminar
~ Brent Borreson Redken Artist
~ TIGI Continuing Education Programs
~ Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics Symposium
~ Neuma Artists Jin Bang and Philip Wolff: Cutting and Finishing Class
~ Redken Symposium 2014 and 2016
~ Oribe Hair Care Photo Shoot Class
~ Lanza Artist Leah Freeman Color Seminar
~ Redken Artist George Garcia Color Seminar
~ Styling and Cutting Seminar by Redken Artist Roger Molina

  Meghan's Instagram Page

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Rachel
Level 6 Stylist and In-house Educator

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

Rachel has been in the hair industry since 1999. In addition to providing clients with a wide range of styles and colors, Rachel will apply a variety of extension types, style bridal and special occasion up-sweeps, and is an expert in working with ethnic hair. Her talent for teaching goes beyond working with apprentices and junior stylists—she is renown for teaching her clients how to bring home the styles they get at Salon By Dominic. In addition to teaching, Rachel has worked for Beauty Underground for New York Fashion Week, styling hair with international stylist Charlie Price and Portuguese designer Kathy Ximara. Additionally as a make up artist, Rachel creates looks that suit any occasion, from the most traditional look to the most outrageous. Rachel can help anyone with the most conservative style to the most extreme style to realize his or her dream look.

Educational Highlights:
~ Cecil County School of Technology
~ International Beauty Show: New York and Washington DC
~ Yuko Japanese Straightening System: New York City
~ Goldwell Color Institute: Washington, DC
~ Neuma Artists Jin Bang and Philip Wolff: Cutting and Finishing Class

  Rachel's Instagram Page

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Jennifer
Level 5 Stylist

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, alternating Saturdays & Sunday
Jennifer has been providing the Delaware Valley with exceptional hairstyles for over 20 years. A former gold and bronze medal winner in the New York International Beauty Show, Jennifer can bring a conservative or avant-garde approach to any client’s hairstyle. Her soothing approach should not deceive you into thinking her style is docile. Her training and creativity transforms any type of hair into a superlative look.

Educational Highlights:
~ Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design
~ Vidal Sassoon of London
~ Sebastian International School of California

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Cindy
Level 5 Stylist

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Working through the Apprentice Program, Cindy began her career in the hair industry in 2001. The driving force behind the outstanding cuts and colors Cindy delivers to her clients originates in the relationships she develops with them. Shaping up an existing style or developing a whole new look motivates Cindy to provide clients with the appearance that best suits them. Artistic by nature, Cindy loves to develop the personalized color formula and application that individualizes a look for any occasion.

Educational Highlights:
~ Delaware Apprentice Program
~ Redken Exchange Program: New York City
~ International Beauty Show: New York City
~ Kris Sorbie Color Seminar
~ Various Cutting and Color Seminars sponsored by Redken, Goldwell, and Matrix
~ Neuma Artists Jin Bang and Philip Wolff: Cutting and Finishing Class

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Claire
Level 5 Stylist and Make-up Artist

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Since 1999, Claire has been using her talent to provide clients with beautiful hairstyles. Not only is her work with cutting, coloring, and up-sweeps outstanding, she provides clients with glamorous as well as natural looking make-up applications. Claire’s work has been featured on the cover of three issues of Delaware Today. Traveling from New York to Los Angeles, Claire’s continuous updating of her skill will put your style at the forefront of beauty trends.

Educational Highlights:
~ Licensing Apprentice Program
~ Goldwell Color Seminar
~ Kris Sorbie Color Seminar
~ International Beauty Show of New York City
~ KMS Educational Symposium: Los Angeles
~ Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetic Seminars

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Danae
Level 5 Stylist

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday & Friday
The year 2000 marks the date when Danae began her work in the hair industry. Taking her inspiration from the natural world, Danae brings color and highlighting to a whole new level. Her creative eye will develop styles and colors ranging from the most natural to an edgy, haute couture look. Gentle in her approach, Danae can accommodate clients in a fashionable and fun manner, and will not hesitate to go out on a limb for a truly one of a kind style. Her formal styles have been featured in Delaware Today.

Educational Highlights:
~ Cecil County School of Technology
~ Oscar Bond Cutting Seminar
~ Yuko Japanese Straightening System: Los Angeles
~ Various Cutting and Color Seminars sponsored by Redken, Goldwell, and Matrix

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Elyssa
Level 4 Stylist and Make-up Artist

Schedule: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Employed in the beauty industry since 2003, Elyssa brings a fresh new approach to hair styling and make-up application. An apprentice under Dominic, she quickly earned her own chair as a result of creative, careful, and beautiful work. She stays current with trends by attending continuing education seminars, honing her skills with artists from New York and beyond. Elyssa’s personal goal is to make her clients feel and look better about themselves by keeping them updated with the newest styles and colors that compliment them so they leave the salon feeling truly confident.

Educational Highlights:
~ Schilling and Douglas School of Hair Design
~ International Beauty Show: New York and Baltimore
~ Wella Color Symposium: Philadelphia
~ Kris Sorbie Color Seminar
~ Oscar Bond Cutting Seminar
~ Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetic Seminar: Washington, DC

  Elyssa's Instagram Page





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Agata
Level 3 Stylist

Schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Working at Salon By Dominic since 2005, Agata has creatively earned her chair as a full-time stylist. Previously honing her skills with senior stylist, Sharon, Agata devises fashion-forward styles for clients of all backgrounds. "I like to be a part of the transformation from ordinary to beautiful. Using current trends as a foundation, I enjoy developing a look that compliments a person's natural features and personality." During her annual visits to Europe, Agata brings a bit of that "European style" back with her and shares those fashionable trends with everyone.

Educational Highlights:
~ Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design
~ Chris Sorbie Color Seminar
~ Oscar Bond Hair Cutting Seminar
~ International Beauty Show, New York City
~ Neuma Artists Jin Bang and Philip Wolff: Cutting and Finishing Class

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Kristin
Level 4 Stylist

Schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Since 2007, Kristin has been an integral part of Salon By Dominic, assisting many of the Salon's master stylists before recently earning her own chair. Communicating with people on an intimate level to see what they envision for themselves is the primary reason Kristin enjoys being in the beauty business. Intrigued by the whole process from start to finish, she will develop a plan and execute it to produce a style that is fresh and complex yet easy to maintain. Inspired by the global fashion industry, Kristin has the ability to provide clients with the entire spectrum of hairstyles. Her pleasant demeanor and attention to customer service has rewarded her with a loyal following.

Educational Highlights:
~ Hodgson Vocational Technical School
~ Chris Baron Continuing Education
~ International Beauty Show: New York
~ Lauren Hagen Redken Artist
~ Chris Sorbie Color Seminar
~ Oscar Bond Continuing Education
~ Jin Bang and Philip Wolff Neuma Artists

  Kristin's Instagram Page



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William Oscar
Level 3 Stylist

Schedule: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Thursday
Graduating at the top of his class at Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design, William Oscar is one of Salon By Dominic's newest additions to the stylist staff. Knowing he can turn someone's day around by providing him or her with a really exceptional style continually motivates Will to be at the cutting edge of his craft. On-going education enables him to showcase his love of visual texture through use of color. Will feels that your hair is an accessory that must be versatile enough to change with your mood. He will chisel a style to suit the features of your face, add a spill or splash of color, and teach you how to keep your style looking fresh.

Educational Highlights:
~ Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design
~ International Beauty Show: New York
~ Martin Parsons 2012 Up-Styles
~ Lauren Hagen: Redken Color Artist
~ Roy Peters Cutting and Color Symposium
~ Sojourn Advanced Cutting Class: The Cuts of Vidal Sassoon Jin Bang & Philip Wolff Neuma Artist

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Mariah
Level 3 Stylist

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Providing people with a "style that makes them smile" and connecting with clients on a personal level drove Mariah to pursue a career in the beauty industry at Salon By Dominic. Being mentored by Dominic and several other master stylists, she honed her cutting and coloring skills with the influence of many different points of view. Always investigating contemporary styles and methods of cutting, Mariah draws her creative influences from practical applications of today's haute couture looks. Concentrating on colors and styles that agree with a client's profile and lifestyle, she is sure to devise a trend-setting look for anyone.

Educational Highlights:
~ Hodgson Vocational Technical School
~ Chris Baron Continuing Education
~ International Beauty Show: New York
~ Roy Peters Cutting and Color Symposium
~ Lauren Hagen: Redken Color Artist
~ Jin Bang & Philip Wolff Neuma Artists

  Mariah's Instagram Page

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Ashley
Level 4 Stylist and Make-up Artist

Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

Ashley has had a passion for the hair and beauty industry for as long as she can remember. Working in the industry right out of high school, she has attended many classes and courses along with an apprenticeship under Dominic for two years. Inspired by the latest fashion and trends, Ashley believes in continual education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field with her knowledge of new products and services available in order to provide excellent service to her clientele. Ashley places high value on listening to her clients, understanding their needs and most importantly always making them feel their very best!

Educational Highlights:
~ Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design
~ International Beauty Show: New York
~ Redken International Symposium: Las Vegas 2015
~ Keratin Complex Certified
~ Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetic Seminars
~ Neuma Artist Philip Wolff: Cutting and Finishing Class
~ Master class by celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic
~ Redken International Symposium: Las Vegas 2017

  Ashley's Instagram Page

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Adi
Level 3 Stylist and Make-up Artist

Schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, alternating Saturdays & Sunday

Adi has always had a love for hair and make up. After five years working in the corporate world, she decided to pursue her true passion. She began her education at Schilling Douglas School of Hair Design and then went on to become Dominic’s assistant. Due to her hard work and dedication in the industry, she has earned her own chair where she can continue to further her career. Aside from specializing in balayage and ombre coloring techniques she is also keratin certified.

Educational Highlights:
~ International Beauty Show: New York
~ Redken Symposium Las Vegas 2015
~ Oribe Editorial Workshop in New York
~ Bilingual

  Adi's Instagram Page






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Debbie
Level 2 Stylist

Schedule: Tuesday
Actively working in the beauty industry for over 40 years, Debbie’s skills continue to have an impact on today’s current styles. Whether you are looking for an update to your existing look or you are in need of something completely new, Debbie is able to accommodate your request. She will fashion your look to bring out your natural beauty and enhance your confidence.

Educational Highlights:
~ Marinello Beauty School: Philadelphia
~ Mansfield Academy: Boston
~ Gordon Phillip School of Beauty
~ William Michael Butler: Bryn Mawr

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Cynthia
Level 2 Stylist and Make-up Artist

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
Hair and makeup have always been a passion for Cynthia. After graduating from Neumann University with a degree in Communications and Media Arts, Cynthia decided to follow her dream of becoming a cosmetologist. She attended Schilling & Douglas school of hair design. After graduation Cynthia assisted Sharon for two years before earning her own chair. Cynthia's love for hair and makeup started young when she competed in pageants and was Miss Delaware national Pre-teen. She continued to compete in pageants as a teen and young adult where her passion for the beauty industry developed further. Staying up on the latest trends and education has been important to Cynthia as she has attended multiple Redken as well as Oribe classes. Cynthia looks forward to making clients look and feel their best through hair and makeup.

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Morgan
Level 2 Stylist

Schedule: Alternating Tuesdays, Wednesday, Friday & Alternating Sundays

Being a client of Salon by Dominic since the age of four, Morgan realized early on that she wanted to pursue a career in hair styling. After high school her passion led her to study at Jean Madeline Aveda Institute of Philadelphia. Since graduating she has furthered her education while assisting an accomplished stylist in the industry. Her hard work and dedication has earned her a position on the floor where she can put her knowledge and talent to work.

Educational Highlights:
~ Schilling Douglas School of Hair Design
~ International Beauty Show: New York
~ Redken Hair Color with George Garcia
~ Neuma Artist Philip Wolff: Cutting and Finishing Class
~ Keratin Complex Certified

  Morgan's Instagram Page







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Rae
Level 1 Stylist

Schedule: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & alternating Sundays

Rae began her career in 1996 and graduated from Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design. Before she earned her position as a stylist at Salon by Dominic she was Dominic’s assistant. Working with Dominic taught her how to “sculpt” the hair rather than cut. She is a genuine and honest individual who values listening. Rae believes in the importance of connecting with each client to gain an understanding of the look they want to achieve while maintaining the integrity of the hair.

Educational Highlights:

~Redken Color Authority (2015)
~Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatments
~Redken Symposium (2017)
~Brazilian Blowout

  Rae's Instagram Page

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Mariela
Level 1 Stylist

Schedule: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Mariela has had a passion for hair since the age of fifteen. She began doing hair on the side while she was working full time as an insurance agent. Mariela decided to pursue her dreams of becoming a stylist in March of 2012 when she attended the Paul Mitchell School and graduated November 2013. Mariela assisted Meghan Craighton for a year before she earned her own chair at Salon by Dominic. She believes education is key and enjoys learning different techniques to create her own artwork. Mariela takes pride in making people feel good about themselves and comfortable in their own skin using the skills that she has learned and developed over the years.

Educational Highlights:

~Redken Symposium Las Vegas
~IBS New York
~Cutting Class with Danny Moa
~Sam Villa: Cuts & Braids
~Color Class with Tracey Cunningham
~Bilingual

  Mariela's Instagram Page