Meet the...

Beauty Boss


Sami's true passion for beauty started when she was a young girl going to the hair salon with her aunt. She loved every aspect of the salon and would make up excuses to return - so starting beauty school at age 15 was a no-brainer for her. Fast forward over 13 years later, her passion for this industry has only grown and flourished since. When she's not at VIVO with her #beautygang, you'll either find her traveling the country with AQUA Hair Extensions - sharing her knowledge with other industry professionals, playing ball with her diva pup Lucca (yes, you better bet she's a total diva), or getting her workout on at the gym.

Samantha Sharpless

Owner of VIVO Beauty Bar | Hair Stylist



Laney Cole

Beautytender in Training


Even though Laney is only 17, she has been working in the beauty industry for over two years. She even has a practice salon in her home. Currently, she is a senior in the cosmetology program at Kent Roosevelt High School. Laney is very excited to be the newest member of the VIVO #beautygang as an intern and assistant. Her hope is to perfect her skills and become a multifaceted beauty influencer. Laney’s passion for travel has lead her to many places such as Iceland, Italy and Costa Rica. Up next on her bucket list is Greece.



Growing up as a dancer Ally always knew that she loved all things glitz and glamour. Choosing a career to make people feel glamorous every day was her easiest choice to make. Attending cosmetology school right out of high school and obtaining her license in 2016, Ally has loved every moment of being in this industry. Although she loves many aspects of the beauty industry, she specializes in blondes and balayage. She loves being able to create the perfect tone of blonde for each individual guest and finishing things off with some glamorous curls. Outside of VIVO, you can find Ally spending quality time with her friends and family or binge-watching a show on Netflix alongside her two cats, Stormi and Ella.

Hair Stylist

Ally Epling



You can find Brandy at VIVO knocking out colors, cuts and styles one beauty at a time! She's eager to please, confident in her ability, and is always looking to learn new styles or treatments to better serve her clientele. As a Paul Mitchell graduate, she has gained 10 years of experience behind the chair and has attended countless beauty seminars, shows and classes. Her passion is for creative color but she is happy with her hands in hair doing any service! Her goal is to have you relaxed in her chair enjoying your time and leaving confident looking and feeling your best! When she's not at VIVO, Brandy enjoys spending time with her two children, family, friends and fur babies. Of course, her own diva mode is a must also! She loves getting pampered and dolled up, going shopping, working out, and enjoys a good girls night out dancing! She looks forward to seeing you Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday or pre-scheduled, special requested dates.

Hair Stylist

Brandy Fletcher


Allison Gillespie

Hair Stylist


Allison has had a passion for hair ever since her high school days of practicing looks on her friends, even if a few of those styles were a little funky! By 16, she was enrolled in cosmetology school through her high school and she just knew it was something she wanted to do for the rest of her life. She loves that she continues to learn every day and that the industry is always changing. When she's not at VIVO, she loves hanging out with her spunky toddler who always keeps her on her toes, rescuing cats/any animals and spending time with her family! She is grateful to be apart of the amazing team at VIVO and knowing that there will be no carbon footprint while doing what we love!



For as long as she could remember, Brittany has always had a passion for art and being creative. As a stylist, she is inspired by new and exciting ideas and she channels her creativity into hair, updos, and nails. One of her favorite things to do behind the chair is to play around with different colors. You can tell she has a passion for color by the way Brittany’s hair is always changing colors! Her love of education led her to earn an art degree from Kent State, and as a hair stylist, she continues her education by keeping up with the latest trends and attending classes. Outside of VIVO, Brittany enjoys going to art museums, crafting, sewing, and spending time with her dogs, Ann Perkins and Little Lua

Brittany Hujar

Hair Stylist | Nail Artist


Maddy King

Hair Stylist | Lash Artist


When it comes to the beauty industry, Maddy believes everyone deserves to look and feel glam! She has a passion for creative coloring techniques, such as balayage and ombre, and eyelash extensions. Her goal is to keep all of her clients updated on the latest hair and beauty trends. Maddy takes time to build important connections with each of her clients to perfectly tailor their look to their life. Outside of the salon, you can find Maddy spending time with her one-year-old son, Nolan, or shopping for a new outfit that she doesn’t really need.



Whether you’re having “Manicures with Matthew” on his Instagram live, sculpting acrylic nails and designing your perfect set, or he’s behind the chair painting hair and styling your new do, Matthew loves it all. He specializes in Deva Curl cuts, and loves to tame naturally curly manes! His passion for education has taken him from Dallas to NYC, working with celebrity stylists to hone in on his techniques. Your visit with Matthew will be unforgettable, leaving you full of life! After hours, Matthew is out with his friends and family living every day to its fullest!

Matthew Louis

Nail Artist | Hair Stylist



At VIVO Beauty Bar, come to explore all the colors of the Nail Bar with Meg for any season or event. She is constantly working to perfect her nail art skills, discovering fun, new nail ideas to match her client's personalities. Although thus far, nails have been her go-to, she is excited to grow her hair portfolio and sharpen her skills behind the chair. Wanting to be a cosmetologist has been her passion since 7th grade (yes, somehow at age 13 she knew exactly what she wanted to do for the rest of her life). Even just doing a polish change to make a clients mood light up gives Meg so much joy! When she's not pampering clients at the salon, she is binge-watching Netflix, hiking/biking, or letting her boyfriend make her try new things!

Nail Stylist | Junior Hair Stylist

Meg Manocchio



Shelby is here to make that storybook hair a reality. With over 12 years of precision hair care, it is her mission to deliver you the perfect piece! Yes, she is the other twin here at VIVO Beauty Bar and she loves to hang with Whitney, her hubby, and their cute dogs, Mia and Duke! You can also find her shopping at any store and you know she always finds good deal!

Shelby Pepin

Hair Stylist


Amanda Sharpless

Salon Coordinator | Makeup Artist


Fueled every morning by coffee and Kane Brown, you will find Amanda's smiling face welcoming you to VIVO Beauty Bar. She has always had a love for helping others, which led her to a degree in hospitality management. She loves getting dolled up and loves all things beauty. On her off days, you'll find Amanda in lounge clothes, watching Netflix eating pizza and ice cream with her new puppy Willow, shopping for bargains, or exploring new places. 



Beauty inside and out. Here at VIVO Beauty Bar, Whitney has such an enormous passion for not only giving you a masterpiece but making it an unforgettable experience. Give her 1% of your confidence and she will earn the other 99%. She enjoys spontaneous fun with her family and friends. Sushi also has my heart (and yes, she is the other twin).

Whitney Sitko

Hair Stylist



Michelle is the esthetics beautytender at VIVO! She has been exercising her skills as an artist since she has been able to hold a pencil or brush in her hand. While being a life-long artist, the last 5 years has been dedicated to the beauty industry. During her time in the industry, she studied at Brown Aveda in advanced esthetics and became a MAC trained and certified makeup artist. She has worked on everything from movie sets to fashion shoots to runways and weddings. Now you can find her here at the VIVO Beauty Bar! "Makeup, skin care and esthetics education are my passions. Let’s get ready together XOXO."

Michelle Zeit




As Co-Owner of VIVO, you will find this 2-year-old Shichon princess welcoming you to the Beauty Bar every time you step in! She enjoys cuddling on the spa bed and her favorite spot to lay is in the second wash bar chair. You can find her most days lounging in the sun when the garage door is open or taking a nap on her favorite rug under the table! She loves to play with her toys and she loves treats—but like most everyone nowadays, she has food allergies. So please don’t feed her too many treats or human food because she gets an upset belly. She is one classy mother-pupper and this su-PAW-star is here to brighten everyone’s day!



Annie Leslie

Beautytender in Training


Since she was little, Annie has always loved all things shiny and pretty! She has many passions, but mostly a passion for people. So she quickly fell in love with the beauty industry and salon life. From hair to makeup to nails, she loves to connect with people and make them feel beautiful! New to the industry, Annie graduated from Casal Aveda Institute in January 2020, and is excited to soak up knowledge and experience as a Beautytender in Training with VIVO! Her other passions include singing, theater, music, travel, and family. You’ll definitely hear her singing or humming a tune around the salon! 

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