336-841-1212 (High Point) or 336-288-3883 (Greensboro) avantils@triad.rr.com

Meet Our Staff

Gary Bilello

Gary Bilello

Owner, Colorist, Executive Stylist (Greensboro & High Point)

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, extensions, is certified by Keratin Complex, and teams up with Lindsey Dumbroski for cutting.

Rebecca Bilello

Rebecca Bilello

Owner, Accounting & Business Management (Greensboro & High Point)

Rebecca owns Avanti along with her husband, Gary. She is from Long Island, New York where she attended Dowling College. She serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers as Treasurer. Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family and pets, and listening to Dave Matthews.
Becca Mintz

Becca Mintz

Inventory and Marketing Manager (Greensboro & High Point)

Becca attended Appalachian State University for Electronic Media & Broadcasting. She has worked in the salon/spa industry for 7 years and specializes in graphic design and inventory management. Becca spends her spare time enjoying music, film, crafting, and her dog Muffin.
Destanee Baker

Destanee Baker

Salon Coordinator (Greensboro)

Kaelan Chatham

Kaelan Chatham

Salon Coordinator (Greensboro)

Before joining our team, Kaelan taught at an after school program for 4 years. She also joined the United States Coast Guard for a short time and plans to return in a few years. She loves to meet new people and try new things, and is so excited to grow with our Avanti team!

Leigh Ann Essick

Leigh Ann Essick

Salon Coordinator (High Point)

Jordan Ellertsson

Jordan Ellertsson

Salon Coordinator (High Point)

Lindsey Dumbroski

Lindsey Dumbroski

Master Stylist (Greensboro & High Point)

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.
Tina Taubin

Tina Taubin

Master Stylist (Greensboro)

Teresa Forrest

Teresa Forrest

Master Stylist (Greensboro)

My journey to become a hairstylist started in 2006 but my passion for making people feel beautiful was apparent my whole life. After attending USF for 2 years, I decided to enroll in cosmetology school to pursue my real dream. Since graduating, I’ve received additional education in New York at Bumble and Bumble University and at the Goldwell Academy in Maryland. I believe a great hairstylist never stops learning! Behind the chair, I love doing color and cuts. Whether it’s short precision cuts, longer “lived in” cuts, balayage, ombre, or just your monthly gray touch ups, I love to make clients feel beautiful. At the end of the day, if I can make someone feel more confident, then my job is done! When I’m not behind the chair, I love spending time with my husband and our baby girl. Whether it’s gardening in our backyard or hiking in the mountains, the outdoors is where we find out rest.
Donna Federico

Donna Federico

Master Stylist (High Point)

Raised and formally trained in Boston, Donna has taken the city’s modern style and techniques and implements them with her clients. With more than 17 years of education and experience, Donna has trained with Goldwell Color and color correction, Chi, Jameson Shaw of Atlanta, Rusk, Wella, Paul Mitchell, Toni & Guy, Redken of New York, and Bumble and Bumble. She has also furthered her career by becoming a Bumble and Bumble educator. Donna’s goal with her clients is to give each on a personalized cut and color service with precision and detail. She achieves this by analyzing bone structure, lifestyle and daily regiment. This results in a truly customized, unique look. Each client will leave the salon not only looking their best, but most importantly feeling their best.
Kenzie Clark

Kenzie Clark

Master Stylist (High Point)

A master stylist at Avanti since 2015, Kenzie has over 12 years’ experience in the industry.  She completed extensive training through an apprenticeship with Toni & Guy in advanced color and cutting techniques. Kenzie has thorough experience with and understanding of many schools of training such as Bumble & Bumble (NYC), Aveda (Washington D.C.), Goldwell (Baltimore), as well as Toni & Guy (NYC). She prides herself on staying current with cutting edge trends while maintaining her ability to provide classic styles. Kenzie loves to provide a cut or color that brings life to your daily hairstyle and also makes you feel even more gorgeous for any special occasion. She also specializes in formal styling for those events that require added attention to your hair– be it prom, a college formal, or your wedding day. For daily hair ease, Kenzie has attended and completed continuing education in Keratin Complex, which softens frizz and straightens unmanageable hair. Beyond the practical training and years of experience, Kenzie’s passion for and commitment to her craft keeps her in-demand and a leading hair professional in the Triad.
Aimee Carroll

Aimee Carroll

Designer Stylist (Greensboro)

Aimee graduated from Aveda Institute Chapel Hill where she found a true passion for hair. With next level cutting and KMS styling classes, love for updos and experience doing Keratin treatments, she really loves the art of hair. She enjoys keeping up with the latest color and cutting techniques through continued education with KMS and Goldwell. Aimee’s goal is to make her clients feel comfortable and beautiful here at Avanti.
Kidist Felder

Kidist Felder

Designer Stylist (Greensboro)

Kidist started her professional career as a hair stylist and makeup artist in Ethiopia Addis Ababa. She obtained a degree in cosmetology and and furthered her education by taking advanced courses in cutting and creating different styles. She specializes in the latest haircuts, styles, color, and has great experience in different textures of hair. Kidist has worked in salons in Dubai and Texas, and has received several awards for her talent, dedication and professionalism. She enjoys enhancing people’s self esteem, building confidence and making people look and feel more beautiful.
Larissa Green

Larissa Green

Designer Stylist (High Point)

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.
Brooke Apple

Brooke Apple

Designer Stylist (Greensboro)

Brooke graduated from GTCC in 2012. She has a passion and talent for doing all types of hair and loves to make everyone look and feel beautiful! Brooke especially love working with color and looks forward to making that her specialty. She is certified by Keratin Complex. She can’t wait to meet future clients and give them a wonderful, relaxing experience.
Carson Easter

Carson Easter

Designer Stylist (Greensboro)

Carson is a second generation hair stylist following after her father. She is trained in various color lines including Joico, Wella and Goldwell. She loves giving clients new looks that make them feel beautiful and empowered. Carson wants to help each person in her chair find the right look for them! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with loved one and enjoying the outdoors.
Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie Johnson

Designer Stylist (Greensboro location)

Stephanie is an excellent listener and communicator who works hard to make sure each client’s experience is a positive one. She is an award-winning stylist with over 15 years of experience. She is excellent at cutting and treating all hair types, mixing colors and advising on styles that best suit the client’s facial features and lifestyle. She is trained in various color lines including Redken, Paul Mitchell and Goldwell, and is certified by Keratin Complex. When Stephanie isn’t behind the chair, she loves spending time with her family at the beach.

Nayeli Rogel

Nayeli Rogel

Stylist (High Point)

Originally from Mexico City, Nayeli is fluent in Spanish. She completed her cosmetology license at Leon’s Beauty School in 2015. She has had extensive training in Goldwell Color and has an advanced skill set in various coloring and lifting techniques, and is certified by Keratin Complex. Nayeli is also highly skilled in men’s cutting. Nayeli chose this industry because of her passion for formal braiding, styling and updos. She loves making her clients feel at their best when they leave her chair. When not at work, Nayeli sings at her church and loves to spend family time with her husband and baby boy Aaron.

Chelsea Axtell

Chelsea Axtell

Stylist (Greensboro Location)

Avanti Lakeside is so happy to introduce Chelsea to our team! Talent for bringing customized life to every cut, Chelsea is passionate about the client experience. With 6 years of salon experience, in 2017, she moved to Greensboro from Charlotte where she received extensive Arrojo training and instruction on the latest styles and hair care techniques from NYC educators. Chelsea is an undercut extraordinaire with a love for anything short, asymmetrical, or funky and a true appreciation for the classics. But above all, she loves helping people to feel like their best version of themselves. Outside of the salon, with limitless wanderlust, you’ll find her hiking, rock climbing, or trying to walk her cat.

Kelsey Leach

Kelsey Leach

Stylist (Greensboro & High Point)

Carey Sizemore

Carey Sizemore

Stylist (Greensboro)

 Carey attended William Neff Academy in Virginia and graduated in 2009. She is educated in Bumble and Bumble, Goldwell, KMS and Moroccan Oil. She is also trained in performing Keratin Smoothing treatments. Carey’s goal is to make each client feel and look their best.
Brittany Whittemore

Brittany Whittemore

Stylist (High Point Location)

Brittany moved to the Triad area from Charlotte in 2014. Growing up, she spent much of her time in the prestige salon her mother worked at. She was always intrigued by the talent and loved observing the stylist’s ability to make their clients feel beautiful and confident. This inspired Brittany to go to Empire Beauty School in 2015, where she was educated in Goldwell color. Since then, she has spent additional time training at an Aveda salon in Charlotte and training at Avanti, becoming extremely knowledgable in Goldwell, KMS, and is certified by Keratin Complex. Brittany loves making a difference in people’s lives. She places high value on listening and understanding her clients needs, and her enthusiasm about her work shows through her dedication to create her client’s perfect look. When she’s not in the salon, Brittany loves traveling and spending time with her family and her sweet puppy.

Stephanie Stampfl

Stephanie Stampfl

Stylist (High Point)

Stephanie was born and raised in Dumont, New Jersey and recently moved to Greensboro. Doing hair is what she loves the most. She loves to make people feel beautiful whether it’s a new haircut, blowout, men’s cut, or prom hairstyle. She said, “There is truly nothing better than making someone feel good about themselves.” Stephanie attended Paul Mitchell Partner School in New Jersey and has been a hairstylist for 7 years now. She has attended two Paul Mitchell shows in Las Vegas and continues to grow as a stylist with education and learning new techniques. When she’s not at work, Stephanie enjoys learning more about the Greensboro area and making it her new home!

Mai Ksor

Mai Ksor

Nail Technician (High Point)

Grey Dominguez

Grey Dominguez

Men's Specialist (High Point)

Grey received an education in cosmetology from the Aveda Institute of Chapel Hill. Although specializing in mens’ hair cutting, he finds pride in being a precision cutter and a skilled colorist for all short hair styles. Grey has completed numerous advanced cutting education courses including DevaCurl in New York City and local barbering and straight-razor shaving courses. He also stays active in the local Triad by volunteering his men’s hair styling skills in events such as Greensboro Fashion Week. Keeping up-to-date on the latest trends in men’s hair and fashion, he is well informed and educated when it comes to styling modern gents. Paying close attention to detail and clients’ requests and concerns, he lives by the concept of “tailoring” the haircut to the individual. Grey loves creating an environment and relationship with each client that is genuine & unique.
Amanda Jeavons

Amanda Jeavons

Men's Specialist (High Point)

Amanda graduated from the Aveda Institute in Charlotte in 2013. She moved to Greensboro in 2015 with her two dogs, Bristol and Jerry. She started doing men’s hair directly out of school and has been a men’s specialist for over 3 years. She received training from American Crew. Amanda enjoys educating clients and helping them find a cut and style that work for them.

Christina Bourbonais

Christina Bourbonais

Esthetician (Greensboro)

Christina graduated from the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis and has over 15 years of experience as an esthetician and educator. She is passionate about providing customized skin care treatments and using the very best ingredients for each guest, as well as providing brow shaping and make up applications that are natural and beautiful.
Felicia Yarboro

Felicia Yarboro

Nail Technician & Esthetician

Felicia brings 22 years of spa experience to Avanti. While starting out in the industry, she also graduated from Campbell University with a degree in psychology. Felicia has a passion for making the lives of others more beautiful, and she enjoys all things pink and pretty! Some of her greatest joys are dancing to doo wop, taking photographs of landscapes and brides, laughing with her husband, painting with her daughter, and playing with her two pet turtles.

Stacey Mitchell

Stacey Mitchell

Esthetician (High Point)

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.
Kathy Williams

Kathy Williams

Licensed Massage Therapist (Greensboro)

Kathy believes that each massage should be tailor made to serve each client’s needs. She enjoys working with each client to bring them relaxation and pain relief. She is trained in swedish, relaxation, and therapeutic massage as well as trigger point, deep tissue, prenatal, hot stone, and reflexology. She looks forward to meeting you soon in Avanti’s spa.
Amanda Pierce

Amanda Pierce

Licensed Massage Therapist (High Point)

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 provides facials and waxing in this area.
Jake Flatt

Jake Flatt

Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist #7188 (High Point)

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 transferred 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.
Jessica Eppard

Jessica Eppard

Men's Specialist (Greensboro and High Point locations)

Jessica graduated from the Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill. She has received specialized training for clients who are struggling with hair loss. She enjoys working with the latest men’s hairstyles and has had specialty training on classic razor cuts.

Pam Litka

Master Stylist (Greensboro)

Pam brings over a decade of experience to Avanti. Having trained at some of the top academies including Redken on 5th Avenue, Bumble and Bumble, Goldwell, Matrix and Paul Mitchell she provides a wide variety of expertise. Pam specializes in classic cuts and timeless styles, making her clients look and feel their best.
Kimberly Jones

Kimberly Jones

Assistant Stylist

Kimberly is an upcoming stylist coming from GTCC’s cosmetology program. Joining our staff at Avanti, Kimberly steps in as an assistant. While in the assistant program at Avanti, she trains with experienced Master Stylists learning techniques. Her goal for her clients is to boost confidence by enhancing the beauty everyone possesses. Kimberly’s background being a personal trainer and her love for the outdoors helps her to encourage others to be active in their lives and to be a healthier, happier person.

Beth Hall

Master Stylist (High Point)