OUR People

Our People

THEA TSIRANIDES
OWNER & COLORIST
Thea Tsiranides is a Master Colorist with over 25 years of experience, and has always loved the excitement of creating something new and dynamic for her clients. She specializes in hair color, corrective color, highlighting, creative techniques, extensions, styling and party hair. Thea is passionate about bringing the newest techniques and options to her clients—she has trained with Goldwell, Calura, L'Oreal and Wella and is certified with Global Keratin and Hotheads Extensions. Thea built her reputation as a successful hair care professional at one of New England’s top salons, Salon Shahin of Stamford, CT. She is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of SoNo Academy.
KARLINA VARGAS
SENIOR STYLIST
A stylist for both women and men, Karlina is passionate about making her clients feel their absolute best when they walk out of the salon. She is joining Salon Etre with over eleven years working in the industry, and a specialty in barbering. Karlina loves to cut and style – both of which allow her to express her creativity.
KELLY PINTO
SENIOR STYLIST
Kelly comes to us with 9 years of experience as a stylist and colorist. She has done many of hours of continuing education classes at Wella, L’Oreal and Bumble and Bumble University in NYC; has traveled to Miami for Oribe; and has extensive training using Goldwell products. She is also certified in Hotheads Extensions. With a wide range of skills and expertise, Kelly’s specialties are in hair color and cutting. She loves highlighting, either foiling or balayage, and enjoys adding accents, color and lightness to hair. By far, Kelly’s favorite part of her job is getting to know different people. She loves building relationships with her clients and making them look and feel beautiful.
Heather Thompson
SENIOR STYLIST
Heather has years of experience as a colorist and stylist in several of Fairfield County’s most sophisticated salons. She has trained with Aveda (NYC), Wella, Goldwell (New England), Nick Arrojo (NYC), and Bumble & Bumble. Heather specializes in corrective coloring, balayage, highlighting, razor cutting, precision cutting, party hair, Keratin and make up. What does Heather love about her job? Creating a special individualized look for everyone of her clients—making them feel beautiful and confident.
Mallory Kulis
SENIOR STYLIST
Mallory is a stylist and colorist with over 10 years experience making her clients look their best. A SoNo Academy graduate, she has taken additional cutting classes at Vidal Sassoon and Tony & Guy, as well as color, bridal and cutting classes at Wella Studio. Mallory’s passion is bridal and special occasion styling, highlights and cutting.
CHRISTINE DESANTIS
SENIOR STYLIST
Christine has spent over twelve years perfecting her skills as a colorist and stylist. She has worked at Guy Sasson Salon in Stamford, Shear Madness in Old Saybrook and Salon Moda in Norwalk. Christine is certified in keratin treatment including Global Keratin and Cezanne. Her additional classes include Goldwell Blondes, Reds and Brunettes, color correction, color placement, color melt, Wella Color, Wella Cutting 1&2, Sebastian Styling and Blow Pro. She is also Vidal Sasson Cutting Certified. Christine’s specialties are smoothing and color.
NICOLE PIA
STYLIST
Nicole graduated from SoNo Academy four years ago and has been working as a stylist ever since. She is certified in KMS IQ cutting techniques, Brazilian Blow Out and Moroccan Oil styling. In addition to cutting, color and styling, Nicole is expert in keratin and balayage and has trained with Colura and Goldwell.
SAMANTHA MADONNA
STYLIST
A junior stylist, Samantha graduated from SoNo Academy in 2014. Samantha is certified in Hot Head Extensions, Brazilian Blowout, Trissola Smoothing Treatment, and Donna Bella Hair Extensions. She has also trained with Goldwell and Calura. Samantha loves to color and style – specializing in hand painting, foiling techniques, styling and updos.
DELIA PETTI
STYLIST
While working on photo shoots in her marketing position after graduating from Fairfield University, Delia's life long passion for cosmetology became simply undeniable. Delia has certifications in smoothing treatments, as well as specialized classes in Goldwell and Wella color. Delia adores growing her career in meeting her clients' needs ranging from services like highlighting, balayage hair painting,and color correction. Delia's cultural experiences, extensive travel, schooling, and living in Europe have influenced her eye for style. She is also time efficient for the gal on the go and fluent in Spanish.
MERI McGEE
JUNIOR STYLIST & MAKE UP ARTIST
Meri is both an assistant stylist and an accomplished make up artist. She loves being able to create a total look for her clients by combining hair color and styling with make up—making them feel their absolute best. In addition to being a certified make up artist Meri specializes in keratins and balayage.