. S a l o n  Esperanza .
873 w butler pike | ambler pa 19002
ph: 215.591.9784 or 9785


Staff Biographies


Sharon O'Donnell - Owner/Stylist

Years of experience: 18

Training and education: Downingtown Sr. High School 1994 -Landsdale School of Cosmetology. have taken an extensive amount of classes to stay up to date with new techniques and styles.

Specialties:  Color, Color Corrections, Bridal & Formal Hair.

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite thing to do in my spare time: Gardening, Hanging with friends, and spending time with my children.

Pets: My cats - Nucky Thompson & Bette Davis

Favorite Quote: “I’d love to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair.” –Bette Davis

Barbara Ayotte-Raab - Stylist

Years of experience: 12

Training and education: Eastern Center for Arts & Technology

Specialties: Trained in Keratin Treatments. I love doing all kinds of hair services - Cuts long & short, Color/Highlights, Perms, Blowouts, & Updos.

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite thing to do in my spare time: I love spending time with fun people! Traveling to new places. Going to 24-hour diners. Going to the movies or reading a book. I love shopping and board games. I collect anything about mermaids that I can.

Pets: My cat, Rizzo.. aka, Mr. Man!

Favorite Quote: “ Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know what’s more than enough.” – Billy Holiday

Danielle Gonzalez - Stylist & Make-Up Artist

Years of experience: 6

Training and education: The Vision Academy, Ambler - Cosmetology; Certified in Hotheads & Babe Hair Extensions; Certified in airbrush makeup. Freelance makeup artist for 6 years. 2 years of past experience working @ Sephora & current hair & makeup artist for on-air talent @         QVC. I also hold my Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Temple University.

Specialties: Cuts, Color/Highlighting & Balayage, Updo's, Hair Extensions, Make-up Application Airbrush Makeup

Favorite Color: I love all colors!

Favorite thing to do in my spare time: Shop, eat out, draw & paint, bake, spend time with my baby boy Oliver

Pets: Bob, Sasha Fierce & Mabel (my kitties!) and Mr. Peepers and Moose (my dogs)

Favorite Quote: “ Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect, it just means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

“Be your own kind of beautiful!”

Ada Gefter - Manicurist

Years of experience: 38

Training and education: High School, Music School, Cosmetic School.

Specialties: Nails, Waxing, & Pedicures.

Favorite Color: Red

Favorite thing to do in my spare time: Work on my computer & Watch movies.

Pets: No.

Favorite Quote: “Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.”

Nicole Connelly - Stylist/Makeup Artist

Years of experience: 5


Training and education: Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy - Ambler PA


Specialties: Creative Color, Balayage and Braiding


Favorite Color: Blue


Pets: My sassy cat, Lenore.


Favorite Quote:  "All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream" - Poe

Melodie Basilii - Stylist

Years of experience: 1 1/2


Training and Education: Lansdale School of Cosmetology


Specialties: Hair color and training to be a makeup artist as well


Favorite Color: Pink


Favorite thing to do in my spare time: Eating at good restaurants, hanging out with my boyfriend &

friends and working out!


Pets: A chocolate lab named Mac


Favorite Quote:  "People will look at you and see what they want to see, so you might as well be what you want to be."

Laura Regenhard - Stylist

Years of Experience: 21


Training and Education: Baron's Castle Beauty Academy & American Beauty Academy

(Cosmetology Teaching License); Special Training Session with celebrity hairstylist Nick Arrojo


Specialties: Dimensional color, ombre & balayage


Favorite Color: Aqua


Favorite thing to do in my spare time: Re-purposing old furniture & painting


Pets: None

Svitlana (Lana) Stefanyshyn - Manicurist

Years of experience: 4


Training and Education: Cosmetology School


Specialties: Manicures


Favorite Color: Red


Favorite thing to do in my spare time: Watch movies


Pets: 1 dog


Favorite Quote:  "Everything is going to be good."

Sarah Nicole - Stylist
Years of experience : 8 years

Education and Training: Ohio State Beauty Academy

Specialties: Men's Haircuts, Highlights, Balayage

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite thing to do in your spare time: Reading, Camping and sewing

Pets: none yet 

Favorite Quote: " I have found a desire within myself that no experience in this world can satisfy; the most probable explanatjion is that I was made for another world" 
-C.S. Lewis 
 



Pam Reiker - Stylist, Educator
?y?yyyyyYears of experience : 6 years 

Education and Training: Cosmetology License from The Vision  Beauty Academy. Cosmetology Teacher License from Empire Beauty School. 

Specialties: Men's Haircuts, Corrective Color and Formal styling 

Favorite Color: Yellow 

Favorite thing to do: ANYTHING  CRAFTY!!!

Pets: none yet 

Favorite Quote: " If you want to be successful it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. Believe in what you are doing ." 
 
Chloe Conover  - Apprentice
Years of experience: 2

Education & Training: The Beauty Institute: Schwarztkopf

Specialties: Women's cutting, coloring, highlighting and blowouts

Favorite Color: Mint Green

Favorite thing to do in your spare time: Hanging out with friends and going on hiking adventures

Pets: My dog LuLu

Favorite Quote: "You can't have a rainbow without a little rain" - unknown
Kat Moller - Apprentice

Years of experience.: Less than 1yr, still in beauty school!


Education & training: The Beauty Institute Ambler, Salon Esperanza stylists


Specialties: textured hairstyles, fashion color


Favorite color: sunshine yellow, pastels, autumn colors


Favorite thing to do in your spare time: hang out, listen to music, sing, draw, write, and just in general express creativity


Pets: a black cat named Elvira


Favorite quote: "you are the music while the music lasts" - t.s. eliot