High Point Staff

Gary Bilello
Owner, Colorist, Executive Stylist
From Long Island New York, Gary is a third generation stylist and salon owner. With his business savvy and welcoming approach, Gary has become one of the most influential and successful salon and spa visionaries. With more than twenty years of experience Gary’s passion for color has provided an extensive clientele and set an example for all stylists. Having trained at Jingle’s, Redken 5th Avenue, Bumble and Bumble and specializing in Goldwell color Gary's expertise sets him apart. He focuses on taking a client’s individuality and combining his knowledge of color to create a unique look and style. Gary focuses on color, texturizing services, keratin complex, and extensions, while partnering with Lindsey Hill for cuts and shaping.
Rebecca Bilello
Owner, Accounting & Business Management
Jannina Castaldo
Nail Technician
Jannina is a nail technician with over twenty years experience. She specializes in manicures, pedicures and nail enhancements. Jannina is expertly trained in LCN, Creative and other nail products. She continues to further her eductaion.
Leigh Ann Essick
Salon Coordiantor
Donna Federico
Master Stylist
Having been raised and formally trained in Boston, Donna has taken the city's modern styles and techniques and implements them with each client. Donna has extensive training in Goldwell color and color correction, Rusk, Paul Mitchell, Jamison-Shaw of Atlanta, and Bumble and Bumble of New York. She has also furthered her career by becoming a Bumble and Bumble Network Educator for Avanti. Donna's goal with each client is to personalize the color and cut with precise detail. Analyzing her client's bone structure and lifestyle allows Donna to truly give the best look for her client, allowing one to "not only look their best, but feel their best, too!"
Jake Flatt
Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist #7188
Since high school, Jake had dreams of getting into either physical therapy or occupational therapy because he wanted to make people feel good about themselves. He became one of the youngest EMTs in NJ at the age of 16. He moved to NC in January of '96 and transfered his certifications here. After 10 years on an ambulance and on disaster teams, Jake decided that it was time to move on. Through persuasion from friends and family, he decided to pursue massage therapy, attending Natural Touch School of Massage in Greensboro, with the intention of being the best. His impressive grades/certification scores, as well as high marks in peer critique, allowed him to accomplish just that. Jake accepted his position with Avanti in 2007, and now feels he is living his destiny. He specializes in Swedish (relaxation) massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Pre-Natal massage, Detox massage, and Hot Stone massage.
Beth Hall
Master Stylist
Lindsey Hill
Master Stylist
Lindsey attended the Toni and Guy Academy in Dallas, Texas for her education. She received further training from Aveda, Alteri Brothers, Goldwell, and Bumble and Bumble. Lindsey is currently specializing on personalized cuts. She focuses on creating cuts that accentuate her clients’ individuality and style.
Beverly Marshburn
Esthetician
Beverly received her esthetician license in skin care from The Fila Academy in High Point. She has also received further training in esthetics from The Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill. Beverly's duties as an esthetician include facials using critically acclaimed CosMedix products. Beverly also specializes in waxing, chemical peels, and makeup applications.
Amanda Pierce
Massage Therapist
Amanda Pierce has an Associates Degree in Therapeutic Massage from DCCC (Davidson County Community College). She has also had extra training in Neuromuscular Therapy 1&2, Myofascial Massage and Medical Massage. Amanda is a N.C. Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. She performs swedish, deep tissue and hot stone massages. She has also had great results with migraines, lower back pain and sciatic pain. Amanda says she loves her job and helping people feel better. She finds her work extremely rewarding. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her friends, family, her other half and their two crazy basset hounds! Amanda also has a cosmetology degree from DCCC and is licensed for that as well. This allows her to be a part time esthetician. She provide facials and waxing in this area.
Stacey Mitchell
Esthetician
Stacey graduated in 2007 with her cosmetology license and since then, skin care has become her true passion. Stacey attended Miller-Motte College and graduated at the top of her class. She loves making people feel good about themselves. She enjoys attending classes and seminars to keep up on the newest products and trends. Stacey specializes in facials, back facials, and waxing.
Tina Taubin
Master Stylist
Tina is a professional hair stylist with 20 years experience. She owned and operated in her own salon in Maine for 15 years before moving to North Carolina. Tina values the relationship she has with each client and thrives in the hair industry. She offers a professionalism and class of work that keeps her clients returning faithfully. She enjoys first, being a wife and mother, the fashion industry and latest trends, the beautiful outdoors, and life.
Merinda Wilkinson
Designer Stylist
Merinda was born and raised in Pleasant Garden. She began her education at Greensboro College, graduating in 2002 with a degree in Business Administration & Economics. Doing hair was always a passion for Merinda and she pursued that passion by graduating from the cosmetology school at GTCC in 2010. She went on to take specialized courses in Chemistry & Trichology, Logics Color, precision cutting classes by Vidal Sasoon & Matrix. Merinda has a very calming presence and prides herself on being able to make every client comfortable. She loves to create a personalized cut and color and to share her knowledge of styling so her guests can continue to enjoy their new look long after they leave her chair. Come in and meet Merinda and let her pamper you!
Carmen Patterson
Stylist
Carmen graduated from Alamance Community College in July of 2012. Hair has been her passion since she was a little girl. She is currently an assistant stylist at Avanti and is gaining experience with different techniques and styles. She believes that everyone is beautiful in their own ways and she desires to reveal her clients inward and outward beauty. She loves for people to feel comfortable and welcomed when they come in for a service.
Kenzie Clark
Designer Stylist
Kenzie comes to Avanti with 8 years of experience and education, including Toni and Guy, Bumble and Bumble and Aveda. Being familiar with current hair trends and practicing classic techniques provides her clients with creative, custom, versatile styles. Kenzie prides herself on connecting and identifying with her clients and developing long-term relationships. In addition to her career, Kenzie enjoys traveling, cooking, raising Jetson and her urban farm.
Jessica Stewart
Salon Coordinator
B Thompson
Stylist
B comes to Avanti with extended education and training with Paul Mitchell. He specializes in Keratin straightening treatments, make-up application, and natural nails. He believes that beauty comes from within and if he can bring out someone's inner beauty then he is doing his job correctly.
Larissa Green
Stylist
Larissa came to Avanti with 8 years experience. She attended cosmetology school while still in high school and earned her license by 17. Larissa has also trained with Aveda and Wella, with a focus in color. She focuses on her client's specific needs and desires to create a custom look for each person. Through a local program, Larissa also volunteers to help women going through cancer treatments cope with the physical changes. Larissa strives to provide excellent service for each client.
Grey Dominguez
Stylist
Grey received an education in cosmetology from the Aveda Institute of Chapel Hill. Although specializing in short, textured, and mens' hair, Grey finds pride in being a precision cutter and a skilled colorist for all hair types and styles. Grey has completed the DevaCurl cutting course in New York City and has a passion for helping curly-haired clients achieve the hairstyle they want and educating them on how to improve the health and behavior of their curls. Keeping up-to-date on the latest trends in men's hair and fashion, Grey is well informed and educated when it comes to styling dapper gents. Paying close attention to detail and clients' requests and concerns, Grey loves creating an environment and relationship with each client that is genuine & unique.

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