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About the stylists at Bella Amici Salon

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Trista Grimm | Stylist and Owner

Trista has such a passion for hair that she started her career at an early age as a shampoo girl. Through hard work and several business courses Trista would eventually secure a managerial position with the national chain Hair Cuttery. Now, 16 years later, a co-owner of Bella Amici Salon with two of her dearest friends, “The Salon Life” is all Trista knows. Trista has extensive training in color correction and advanced foil placement from the Redken Academy in New York City. Trista is also a Schwarzkopf Color Specialist. She currently holds certification in the cutting edge straightening technique known as Bio Ionic Hair Retexturizing. She also enjoys doing hair extensions and is a certified extension expert with Cinderella Hair and Dream Catchers. Trista’s desire for excellence leads her to continually update her skills with the latest techniques and trends by attending hair shows and classes in New York, Washington D.C. and Chicago. Trista is also a Wedding Style Specialist and her work has been seen in Baltimore Magazine and Premiere Bride Magazines. Available for appointments Tue-Sat.


Melinda Bokeno | Stylist and Owner

Melinda’s desire to make people look good was fueled by early visits to her Grandmother’s salon. Melinda has been in the professional salon industry since 1984. As one of Bella Amici's founding members, Melinda realized a lifelong vision to own and work in a relaxed environment along side of colleagues and friends. Melinda’s past experiences included working at Denise Christiansen Design in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and at Lola’s’ in Mount Washington. She has received extensive Color Correction and advanced foil placement training at the Redken Academy in New York City. Melinda is also a Schwarzkopf Color Specialist. She specializes in highlighting and color correction. Melinda’s certifications include Bio Ionics Hair Retexturizing, Cinderella Hair Extensions, and Dream Catchers Hair Extensions. Melinda attends classes yearly and continues to update her skills as well as her love and enthusiasm for the trade. Tue- Sat Appointments available

Melinda Bokeno

Kristen Carmello | Stylist and Owner

Kristen Carmello has been in the industry for over 10 years. Kristen excels in all areas of hair Artistry. As Co- Owner of Bella Amici Salon Kristen shares the vision of running a salon with a fun atmosphere. Kristen started her career in Towson where she was extensively trained in the art of cutting and styling techniques for men and women. Kristen excels in clipper techniques. She specializes in Dimensional Highlighting and Color Correction, and is a Schwarzkopf Color Specialist. She is certified in such things as Bio Ionic Retexturizing, and Cinderella Hair Extensions. She is one of only three certified Dream Catchers Hair Extension Artists in the Bel Air area. Kristen loves what she does and it shows! Attending Hair Shows in New York, DC and Chicago keep her up to date and her skills continually sharpened. Appointments available Tues- Sat

Kristen Carmello

Deana Pozell | Stylist

A former salon owner, Deana has over 18 years experience in the industry and has been with Bella Amici for three years. Deana is a certified Schwarzkopf Color Specialist and has trained with Redken Color Chemistry Expert; Roy Peters. Deana enjoys dimensional highlighting and her artistry in hair color stands out from the rest. Deana is very innovative in her approach to color and has a keen eye for an individual’s personal style. Deana is also certified with Cinderella Hair Extensions. She has extensive training in clipper work for men and uses the latest razor techniques for men and women. Deana along with all Bella Amici Stylists attends classes yearly to keep up with new trends and techniques. Available Tues, Wed, Fri and every other Sat


Shaun Mahoney

Shaun has had a passion for the hair and beauty industry most of her adult life. She has been licensed for more than 10 years. In that time she has mastered a wide range of hair techniques including long hair, cutting, and Hair color. However her specialty and passion is special occasion up styles. Shaun uses a wide range of Sebastian and Bamboo styling products and Has recently upgraded her resumé to include Schwarzkopf Professional color products, including the new revolutionary hair color system Schwarzkopf HD.

Shaun 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. She specializes in cutting edge coloring techniques, foil highlights and lowlights, color correction, modern cuts, special occasion hair. Shaun is certified in So-Cap Hair extensions and in Brazilian blow out smoothing treatment. she has worked with Celebrity stylists in Las Vegas learning such techniques an Ombre hi lighting. She stays updated on all the latest trends so that she can give you the look you want.

Shaun places high value on listening to her clients, understanding their needs and respecting their hair....and she strives for unlimited creativity! Having worked at Other day spas in the Bel Air area, Shaun is a welcome addition to our Bella Amici Salon team!

Shaun Mahoney

Abby De-Rossett

Abby De-Rossett