Joey

JOEY FESTA

CO-OWNER / STYLIST

Joey is a visual artist, whose strengths lie in the ability to take a changing medium and create a hairstyle that reflects the personality and lifestyle of each individual. He combines his background in fine arts and photography with his precision cutting skills, and adds impeccable color work for a fresh and stylish look created every time a client sits in his chair. For the past decade, Joey has trained with the most elite stylists and instructors from Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academies and Davines International, and has traveled to Los Angeles, New York, London and Amsterdam to further his intensive training and to expand his techniques. Joey continually updates his education and training to stay on top of the latest styles and trends in the beauty and fashion industries as co-owner of The Capelli Shop.

LORI DIBARTOLO

EDUCATOR / STYLIST

Lori started her career studying at The Rizzeri Institute for Cosmetology and quickly discovered her passion for being a hair stylist.  Over her impressive 17 year career, Lori has attended the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Acadamies in Miami and Los Angeles for creative cutting courses,  as well as completing their intensive 6 week cutting course in London.  Lori has worked with some of the industries top companies such as, Davines, Wella, Aveda and Bumble and Bumble and also specializes in the Ouidad cutting system for curly hair.  Lori’s talent lies in combining her love for classic styles with todays modern looks and trends, creating a unique and personalized style for each one of her clients.

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Christina mancuso

Senior STYLIST - Bridal Team Member

Christina started her career in the hair industry when she was only 17. Since then, she has honed her skills with such companies as, Wella, Framisi, Aveda, Sebastion, and Toni & Guy. She also attended the Vidal Sassoon Academy where she perfected her haircutting, and specializes in curly hair thanks to her certification in the Ouidad Curly Hair cutting technique. Christina uses her knowledge of the newest techniques including, color melting, balayage and formal styling, to customize every one of her clients looks to their specific lifestyles.  The most rewarding part of Christina’s work are the special relationships she has developed with her clients over the years, helping them feel and look their best and always treating them like family.

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Brittany

BRITTANY BITONTI

STYLIST - Bridal Team Member

Brittany started her career at Rizzeri Aveda Institute and quickly realized her passion for hair.  Her dedication to being the best at her craft has taken her all over, including New York, Philadelphia and Chicago.   Working under names such as, Aveda, Goldwell, Wella and Vidal Sassoon.  Through her continuing education Brittany has developed a signature look that she describes as "natural and lived in".  Along with performing the latest cutting and coloring techniques Brittany also specializes in extensions and Keratin treatments making her an extremely well-rounded stylist.  She also takes her talents to the runways, participating in past New York City fashion events and other hair competitions.  

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Steph battaglia

STYLIST - Bridal Team Member

Driven by her passion for the fashion industry, Steph is always up on the seasons latest trends and looks.  Steph loves pushing her skills and talents and does so by learning from the best people in the industry including, The Vidal Sassoon Academy, Living Proof and Lakme.  As our brand enthusiast for ECRU New York, she is constantly updated on the newest styling techniques from the runways and how to incorporate them into your everyday style.  Steph also brings her skills as a makeup artist with her, and as a member of our bridal team she loves putting the finishing touches on any picture perfect day. 

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Shanna Calabro

STYLIST

Shanna started her career at The Rizzieri Aveda Institute where she graduated with honors at the top of her class. She was selected to work New York Fashion Week under Frank Rizzieri on the Tadashi show. Always striving to be better, Shanna attended The Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy in Santa Monica where she worked on advancing her skills. Her love for what she does always comes through in all of her work and we are excited to see this young talent grow.

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MATTHEW DIBARTOLO

CO-OWNER / STYLIST

 

Matthew's style of hair design comes from his many points of inspiration, including art, photography, music and fashion.  Matt has trained under some of the industry's top people specifically at the Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy in Santa Monica, Ca, and the Davines International Studio in New York.  Matt's extensive training has taken him to New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, and Philadelphia. As co-owner of The Capelli Shop, Matt continues his education while striving to make the salon among the best in the area. 

 

tisha mancia

Senior STYLIST - Bridal Team Member

Letitia “Tisha” Kakas, has always been passionate for her love of hair styling since she started in the industry over 11 years ago.  Growing up in a family that was full of hairstylists, Tish has always been surrounded by creativity and was able to start her education by the time she was just 15 years old.   Knowing the importance of education, Tish has traveled to California, New York, and Philadelphia as she isconstantly refreshing her skills by studying at institutions such as, Wella, Aveda, Nick Arrojo, Oribe, and Vidal Sassoon.    Over the years Tish has embraced all hair types, but has developed a special knack for long, thick, curly brunettes.  With her skill set ranging from coloring, to cutting to extension work, Tish is the rare stylist that is able to completely transform a clients whole look in just one visit. 

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danielle costa

makeup artist - Bridal Team Member

With over 15 years experience in the beauty industry, Danielle has worked to become among the top make up artists in the area.  Training under prestigious names such as MAC Cosmetics, Danielle has made it her goal to make every client look and feel beautiful for any occasion or event.  Having done make-up work for photo-shoots, fashion events and even runway looks, Danielles real passion lies in her Bridal work.  She loves being part of peoples special day and adds her talents to make for amazing life long photos and memories.