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Beauty Boss

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PASSIONATE. DRIVEN. CHIC.

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 16 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 
advanced mentor hair beautytender

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Beautytenders

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Laney Cole

new talent hair beautytender
bridal hair + makeup

TRENDY. INDEPENDENT. FOCUSED.

Laney has always had a passion for all things beauty related. In high school she joined Kent Roosevelt’s cosmetology program and graduated in 2020. Laney always wanted a career that would allow her to be creative everyday. Services she loves to offer are blonding & balayage, any creative custom color, and AQUA hand tied weft hair extensions. When not at VIVO, you can find Laney shopping, traveling, and spending time with her one-year-old adorable cava-poo puppy, Nova. 

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AMBITIOUS. INDEPENDENT. ANIMAL OBSESSED.

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!

Allison Gillespie

advanced hair beautytender
bridal hair + makeup

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Emily Torrance

advanced hair beautytender
bridal hair

BUBBLY. GLAM. DRIVEN.

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Emily knew since she was 10, that she wanted to be a hairdresser. Getting her hair done in a salon made her feel beautiful and more confident. She dreamt of being in the beauty industry, to give people that same feeling of confidence. Emily decided to join the cosmetology program at her high school and quickly fell in love with the industry. 16 years later she’s just as passionate for the beauty industry as she was on day one. Her favorite services are highlighting, balayage, haircuts and short or long hairstyles! When not at VIVO, Emily enjoys spending time with her three kids, her fiancé, and their three dogs. Her house is busy and loud all the time and she wouldn’t want it any other way!

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Amanda Sharpless

salon & bridal coordinator
bridal makeup 

KINDHEARTED. FOOD LOVER. HUMBLE.

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 fur baby Willow, shopping for bargains, or exploring new places. 

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PASSIONATE. TRAVEL ENTHUSIAST. ANIMAL LOVER.

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

advanced skin + lash beautytender
bridal makeup

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Alana Casto

new talent hair + nail + lash beautytender
bridal hair + makeup

BUBBLY. CREATIVE. PASSIONATE.

Alana has been surrounded by the beauty industry since she was born as her mom was a hair stylist for 25 years. Now, she is following in her footsteps. Alana attended Kent State, majoring in education, before realizing her true passion was in cosmetology. It was an easy decision to make the switch--even with the fears of changing career paths. Alana graduated from Portage Lakes Career Center where she learned many techniques is coloring, cutting and styling. Alana’s favorite services are highlighting, extensions and nails! She never fails to make her clients laugh with her bubbly personality. Book with her today for an amazing beauty bar experience!!

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David Donelson Cobourn

advanced hair beautytender
bridal hair

ICONIC. AMBITIOUS. MUSICALLY DRIVEN.

David has always loved how creative someone could be with their look! Whether it be with their hair, makeup or even style--he has always been attracted to the idea of beauty. Beauty means
something different to everyone and he absolutely loves to make that definition a reality!

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Lauren Glass

salon success director

DEVOTED. VISIONARY. FLOURISHING.

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Ever since middle school, Lauren has known she wanted to be in the beauty industry.  She went to cosmetology school during high school at Maplewood Career Center and graduated with her license! After a few years, Lauren fell in love with waxing, nails, and facials. She absolutely loves body waxing and doing fun nail art! When she is not at VIVO, you can find her with her puppy, Fezco, traveling with her girlfriend, and running her own business! Lauren is dedicated to making sure your experience is safe, comfortable, and luxurious!

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Kayley Babb

advanced nail beautytender

EASYGOING. GENUINE. PASSIONATE.

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Kayley knew from a young age she wanted to be a part of the beauty industry. While doing hair and make up drove her to start cosmetology school at cuyahoga falls high school, she discovered her love for nails during this time. Kayley’s passion for nails has grown since being in the industry and learning more techniques. She specializes in artificial nails and nail art.

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Audrianna Todaro

new talent hair + nail + lash beautytender

BOLD. IMAGINATIVE. CREATIVE.

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Audrianna always had an artsy and creative side to her but never knew how to make a career out of It. Her mother has been in the industry for 30 years, so she’s watched her mother do hair her whole life. She now realizes how much of impact it had on her. In high school she started doing her own nails and makeup and shortly after, started practicing on friends. By the age of 20 she decided she wanted to go to cosmetology school and graduated from Paul Mitchell at the end of 2022. Shortly after, she started her career at VIVO as a Beautytender in Training in nails, lashes, hair and makeup. When she is not at VIVO, you can find her with her boyfriend, friends and family or sleeping in!

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WITTY. DREAMER. ICED COFFEE ADDICT,

Alyssa Wyant

new talent hair beautytender
bridal hair

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Growing up, Alyssa loved giving herself and others makeovers. She always felt at home in salons and loved the atmosphere when she would go to get her hair done. After high school she struggled with a career path but after awhile she knew she needed to pursue her dream and become a stylist/makeup artist. Now almost 3 years in, and she loves every second of being a hairdresser. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend (Tom), spoiling her cat (Hermes), and going out with friends to dance. At VIVO she offers haircuts, makeup application, hairstyles, hair-color, and laughs but those come free with the service! 

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KINDHEARTED. CONFIDENT. DRIVEN.

Jaida Heminger

new talent skin + lash beautytender
bridal makeup

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Jaida has always gravitated towards all things Beauty. This industry came extremely easily for her. Jaida attended Portage Lakes Career center to become a licensed esthetician while working as a Certified M.A.C Makeup Artist. During this time, her craft became the most important thing to her. She loves creating relationships with her clients and making them feel their absolute best. Jaida specializes in the art of makeup, brows, lashes, and facials. When she is not at VIVO, you can find her sitting on her back porch with her family or getting something good to eat!

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THOUGHTFUL. COURAGEOUS. LIVELY.

Angelina Cilitti

new talent hair + nail beautytender

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Angelina has always loved beauty since she was a child. From first learning how to use makeup, then to hair, she always knew her passion was going to be in the beauty industry. She graduated from The Portage Lakes Career Center where she became passionate with the concept of helping others feel more confident about themselves. Angelina wants to empower others through beauty. She has developed a love for blonding and lived in color. When she is not at VIVO, you can probably find her fishing, shopping, going to concerts, and most importantly spending time with her friends and family. 

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PASSIONATE. CREATIVE. AMBITIOUS.

Angelina Cilitti

new talent nail beautytender

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Avery has had the passion for beauty since she was little. Whether it's painting her own nails or her friends and family! She started her beauty career at Cuyahoga Falls High School obtaining her Cosmetology license in 2022.
Avery loves all things nails including cuticle care, nail art, and learning new techniques. In Avery's free time you can find her hanging out with family and friends, crafting, or shopping!
Book with her today for a great experience here at VIVO!

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INTUITIVE. PASSIONATE. STYLISH.

Lauren Roberts

new talent hair beautytender
bridal hair

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From the time Lauren could hold a brush, she was trying to style and braid her family and friends’ hair. Loving all things creative, artistic and soulful, Laur grew up doing creative writing, arts and crafts, loving fashion, and excited about providing hair, nail, and makeup services. While in high school, she earned her Cosmetology License. Working through high school in the service industry, a separate internship and for 3 years in a salon, she has learned how to listen and assist her clients making them feel heard and treated with enhancing their natural beauty. Laur specializes in blonding, long layering, bridal hair, and custom color. When not working in her dream job as a stylist, she enjoys time with family and friends, eating good food, and relaxing with a good series. Laur is thrilled to join the VIVO team to assist others in seeing their inner and outer beauty.

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AWW-DORABLE. SOPHISTICATED. GLAMOROUS

As Co-Owner of VIVO, you will find this 6-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 any 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!

Lucca

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Beautytender Boss Pup 

BEAUTYTENDER LEVELS ARE IN ORDER AS FOLLOWS:

BEAUTYTENDER IN TRAINING
NEW TALENT BEAUTYTENDER
ADVANCED BEAUTYTENDER
ADVANCED MENTOR BEAUTYTENDER


SEE BEAUTYTENDER PROFILES FOR INDIVIDUAL BEAUTYTENDER LEVEL.

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