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About the stylists at Bella Amici Salon

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.

Trista

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

Deana

Melissa Bohdel | Manicurist

Melissa has been a licensed manicurist for almost 10 year and has served as a nail technician in the Bel Air area for all of those years. Melissa has been with Bella Amici for over a year and specializes in the care and health of the natural nail. Melissa has a witty personality and her zeal for her trade shows in her great pedicures and long lasting shellac manicures. She has experience with pedicures with athletes and senior citizens, working with problems that occur from foot injuries and overuse. Melissa has been trained in Minx Professional nail deigns in New York City and also excels in freehand nail art. Challenge her … She loves a challenge. Available Tues –Sat

Melissa Bohdel

Tarah Majestic | Esthetician/Make up Artist

Tarah has been in the Salon/ Spa industry since 2007 when she graduated from Cosmetology School.  After assisting at Bella Amici Salon for several years, she decided to specialize in Skin care.  This led her to further her education in the clinical study of the skin at The Baltimore School of Massage/ Steiner Institute of Esthetics.  Her soft touch and excellent technique in massage will relax the stress out of any day.  Tarah is capable of personalizing your skin care because of her strong understanding of the skin and her keen instincts of her clients needs. Tarah is certified with A Natural Difference skin care to apply peels such as Jessner, TCA and Cabernet Wine.  As a make-up artist, Tarah will make any star shine a little brighter.  She is up on all the latest trends and will get you ready for any occasion and have you looking your best. Available Wed Thurs & Sat

Tarah Majestic

Crystal Bowman | Stylist

Crystal has been a professional hair stylist for over 13 years.  As one of our seasoned stylists, Crystal has attended numerous Redken pivot point hair shaping classes at Redken headquarters in NYC.  She showcases this in her precise cutting techniques. Crystal excels at all aspects of hair color as well as hair shaping.   She is especially talented in wedding and special occasion up styling.  As a colorist, her skills in color correction, as well as dimensional highlighting are phenomenal.  Crystal’s work has been published nationally in Passion, a hair technique book.   Her knowledge of our products and her ability to help her clients with their at home hair care brings her clients back again and again. She is always polishing her styling skills, keeping up with the latest trends and techniques.   Available Tues, Wed, Fri and Sat

Crystal Bowman

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

Toni Ann

Cutting hair is only part of Toni Ann's job. Cutting your hair the way you want it is everything. She is committed to first listening, then cutting. Along with cutting, styling and product knowledge you will have the added value of coloring the hair to compliment your haircut. This in her opinion can take a regular haircut and turn it in to the hair style you've always wanted. As a professional she is committed to consistently providing you with excellent customer service. She takes pride in offering you the most current updated looks, and top of the line products and color Available. Toni Ann is AKA " Ombre Queen" because of her experience with Ombre hi lighting, is also certified in Great Lengths hair extension and in Brazilian Blow out Smoothing System. She will personally give you the education you deserve on proper product usage. Last, but not least, she is committed to continuing her education, so she can be the best she can be, this she knows is important to you. At your scheduled time together, she will look forward to providing you with the best service you will ever experience! Don't let her youth fool you she is fully experienced and at the top of her game!

Toni-Ann