TRACEY...master stylist, redken artist, owner
I always knew this was my industry even when I graduated from Endicott college with a degree in business management and attended Galmar immediately after. My career took off quickly and I began working for a New Haven salon along with Elite Modeling Agency, CBS records, and Throd Nossel Recording Studios. Other companies like Sebastian, Modafini, and most importantly Toni & Guy noticed my potential. I began traveling the US and Europe as part of their team of top stylists and worked along side Anthony Mascolo delivering the first and freshest looks at the hottest new trends! Having gotten very involved in the education process, I opened my own salon to accommodate my traveling and teaching schedule as a regional platform artist, Toni & guy educator, and REDKEN educator! At the same time, I was having a lot of fun working part of the month at Umbertos salon servicing my LA clients and part of the month at Kim Lipine salon, servicing my new York clients.
Through the years I have been blessed to work with amazing artists such as Sam Villa, Kim Lepine, Chris Barron, Ruth Roche, and Ken Paves just to name a few. I worked as a consultant for companies like Color Proof and had great experiences working for Diane von Furstenberg, Goldie Hawn, Denise Richards, Mya, Christine Cavalaro, and Anne Bulgari. I continue to have a passion for education, constantly growing my staff and myself artistically. I provide advanced education at Paul Mitchell the school in North Haven and our salon participates in fashion week in NYC.
FRANCINE... stylist, redken artist, redken certified colorist
As a graduate of Academy DiCapelli in Wallingford, Connecticut in 2011, Francine has taken pride in making up for lost time by fast tracking the career in cosmotology that she always wanted. She takes advantage of every educational opportunity available to her and stays on the cutting edge of the newest and best products and techniques available. Fran loves the consultation process, indulging in the senses, seeing pictures of what you love AND of what you hate. Hearing about your challenges... taking into account the texture, color, and condition of your hair, and aspiring to meet your goals and learn your personal style to better equip herself to enhance it.
She is certified in L'Oreal professional color and most recently received her master of color from the Redken Exchange ranking her amongst an elite group of colorists throughout the world. In 2016, she became a Redken artist and educator as well as a Sam Villa educator and has since worked throughout the Northeast in distributorships and salons. Other certifications include Coppola Keratin complex systems, Simply Smooth Keratin/smoothing systems, ZenCare Professional thickening and smoothing systems, Brazilian Blowout retexturizing systems, Donna Bella, GMJ, Cinderella, Hotheads, and Hair Treats extension systems, as well as various non-certification classes that she has taken as often as every month. She is also a certified make up artist and Temptu airbrush technician acquiring her most recent certification in bridal airbrush and tattoo coverage, as well as a certified lash extension technician. She enjoys all aspects of helping her clients look and feel their most beautiful. Francine is extremely passionate about color, and special occasion hair, offering an extensive list of personalized bridal services.
Laura has been a hairstylist since 2007. Since graduating from Paul Mitchell The School a certified Paul Mitchell colorist, Laura has broadened her horizons with other color companies, such as L'Oreal Professionel, Wella, and now Redken. Laura has styled hair and done make-up for many events such as bridal, editorial photo shoots, & film work. Her work has been featured in advertising campaigns, national magazines, online magazine campaigns, and album covers. She has traveled all over continuing her education, including Las Vegas for the Paul Mitchell Signature Gathering, a 4 day long hair camp. She believes continuing education is a MUST in this industry, and has made it a point to educate herself under NAHA winning global artists, up-styling & bridal, cutting with Vidal Sassoon based national artists, keratin straightening, keratin blow -outs, Tape & glue in extensions. As a valued addition to our Adesso family, she continues to further her education with Redken color and design. Her make-up expertise lies in all different aspects of make-up from glamour, bridal, to theatrical/halloween make-up and has been trained under well known brands such as M.A.C, CARA, Sorme`& TiGi. While her passion lies in doing color, Laura also excels in cutting, blow-outs, bridal & formal styling, and men's haircutting. She believes in using her artistry to help others realize their true inner beauty.
With a profound passion for the hair industry, Mark completed his education at Academy Di Capelli in 2012. He knew that he wanted to be the best he could be so he entered into an apprenticeship spending two years furthering his education. Mark immersed himself into the world of color, developing an extensive skill in color formulation as well as a keen eye for pairing the absolute finest shades of color with the right client. During this apprenticeship he acquired a wide variety of balayage and foiling techniques in order to possess the dexterity to supply a client with any look they desire, as well as a certification in bonded, beaded, taped, and glued hair extensions, keratin smoothing treatments, and attended a two-day intensive L’Oréal color class. Beyond color, Mark developed a knack for blow outs, attaining the skills necessary to supply his clients with “bombshell blow-outs”, with the capability of smoothing the frizziest of clients, achieving extraordinary volume and body on the finest hair, and those perfect tousled curls for anyone who may desire them. Product knowledge has always been a strong point for Mark; he was trained under some of the most luxurious lines including Kerastase, Shu Uemura, Oribe, Moroccan Oil, and Redken, and is constantly staying on top of the latest treatments and products available. He believes that educating clients about which products are best suited to their specific hair needs will keep their hair looking it’s finest in between services and will save them from needless purchases. Mark’s passion and devotion for the hair industry as well as his dedication to his clients makes him a fabulous addition to the Adesso Moda family.
Stephanie Barajas is a bilingual 7 year experience stylist. She graduated from Paul Mitchell the school in North Haven. Certified in Keratin Complex and she does cuts for women, men and kids. Her favorite thing to do his special event hair such as proms, brides, birthdays etc. She also like to create balayages because it gives her ways to think outside the box in creating some unique to achieve the desired look. The Adesso Team is more than happy to welcome her to the team and we look forward to learning and growing with her as a whole.
Maria has been an esthetician for years recently returning to our area from a trendy Westport salon. She greatly excels in all areas of skin and nail care including gel, and the hot new powder dip polish and tips, unisex body waxing including Brazilian wax and spray tanning. Maria has golden hands, a gentle touch, and a friendly and professional demeanor. It's a pleasure to welcome her to our amazing team of technicians.