Owner / Artistic Director
Frank Santo has been in the Beauty/Fashion Industry for several decades delivering exceptional service alongside his ability to educate his guest with a truly indulging experience. After Training with widely acclaimed Hair Stylists from every continent Through Pivot Point University located in Chicago, Illinois, Frank came back to his hometown Cleveland to expand on his newly learned talents. His educational Journey throughout his career Includes Vidal Sassoon and many other greats of the industry. His Unique technique in dry cutting (his specialty) was taught to him from the late “John Sahag” of New York City. In addition, his advanced Color training comes from Goldwell University the world leader in Hair color and many other private classes with some of the top colorists of today’s modern world. Franks vision goes way beyond his ability to perform a spectacular service and experience for his guests. In 2010 Frank opened his dream salon expanding over 5,500 SQFT including all the amenities that you would find in any world class Salon & Spa’s. Here at Santo’s Frank shares his love and passion for teaching and helping others grown to become the best of the best in the beauty industry. In 2012 Frank expanded his vision adding a medical spa to service his guests completing his ultimate vision of a “one stop shop for beauty”
“Be the change you want to see in the world”
Annmarie has been an integral part of our team since 2014. After training with The Aveda Institute in Soho, she enjoyed eight successful years as a New York city stylist. As a woman who values continued education, she furthered her training at Vidal Sassoon and the Deva Curl Academy in Manhattan along with traveling to Los Angeles to complete her Master colorist training at the Goldwell Academy. Her advanced training has not stopped there. Annemarie has attended multiple courses with Brazilian Blowout, Kevin Murphy styling and men’s cutting, and celebrity stylist, Vivienne Mackinder for editorial styling and razor cutting. In addition, she is also certified in Great Length Hair Extensions. Annmarie also specializes in bridal and formal styling. She believes a great stylist is never done learning and strives to be a leader in the industry.
Favorite Inspirational quote: “Do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life!”
Michelle has been a stylist for over 18 years. She has been with Santo Salon and Spa since 2005 and her expertise and dedication brought her to our highest-ranking stylist level. She has trained at Vidal Sassoon in Santa Monica and Toronto and has attended numerous advanced color courses with Goldwell in New York and Baltimore. She is a certified Curl Specialist through the Deva Curl Academy in New York. In addition, Michelle is one of our go to stylists for bridal and formal styling. Whether it’s changing your look or just enhancing what you have- she is ready to work with you to bring out the best in your hair.
Favorite Inspirational quote: “There is always beauty to be found in the darkness…just adjust your vision.”
Caitlin began her career training at The Brown Aveda Institute in 2012 and has been behind the chair ever since. She has had the opportunity to be part of many advanced courses including: Goldwell Master Color, Brazilian Blowout, Kevin Murphy styling, Hand Tied extensions; as well as Tape-In extensions. She has had the pleasure of training with some of the best in our industry such as Vivienne Mackinder, Ryan Teal and Jay Fata Jr. In addition to cutting and coloring, Caitlin specializes in hair extensions to create remarkable transformations. Her expertise along with her vibrant personality truly shines through in her work and brings smiles to people’s faces every day!
“Being a hairdresser is more than just working behind the chair. It is being able to make individuals feel beautiful and comfortable in their own skin. Having the opportunity to be able to get to see new faces every day is why I do what I do!” – Caitlin
Denise’s passion for hair and beauty stems back to her adolescence. She loves to help people look and feel their best! Her extensive knowledge and techniques come from many years of advanced education classes, in all aspects of cutting and coloring, like Goldwell Color, and even DevaCurl Curly Cuts in Soho! Her specialty skills include cuts for curly hair, and Great Lengths hair extensions applications. She has been in this industry for over 40 years, and still loves it!
“I firmly believe that you must love what you do and do what you love.” – Denise
Fiona is a very passionate and experienced stylist, and we are lucky to have her here at Santo Salon & Spa! She has been in the industry since 2006 and has had extensive training in all color and cutting methods. Fiona has a real talent for beautiful, smooth transitions in her color services, such as balayage, ombres, and other hair-painting techniques. She is also certified in tape-in hair extension application, and popular smoothing treatments like the Brazilian Blowout and Keratin Complex. If you are looking for a dramatic ‘before and after,’ Fiona’s the perfect stylist to work with!
Master Colorist / Stylist
Linda has been a stylist for over 50 years, and still loves it today as much as she did when she was just 14 years old. She has been with Santo Salon & Spa from our very beginning! During her career she has attended several classes to expand her skill, like at the Goldwell Academy in Baltimore. Her specialty is hair color and hair color corrections. Linda’s extensive knowledge has made her our go-to when it comes to trying to achieve the impossible in hair color!
Aurea has been actively working and perusing her passion in the industry since her teen years. At young age of 13 Aurea spent her afternoons helping and learning in her Aunt’s salon and reached her goal by receiving her certification in cosmetology in 2009. Aurea boasts a diverse clientele who love her upbeat personality. She has a great eye for detail that leads to amazing updo’s and formal styles. Her passion for the hair industry keeps her up to date in education. She is certified in Keratin Complex and Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatments. In addition to cutting and color, Aurea specializes in curl transformations with our signature curly cut. From wavy to super curly, the beauty of this cut is the customized design she offers for each individual client.
Aurea’s favorite hair quote: “invest in your hair, it’s the crown you never take off.”
Skye is an inspired stylist who is an Aveda graduate and has loved hair since she was very young. She does it all from cutting, color and smoothing treatments such a Brazilian blowouts and Keratins. She specializes in custom balayage and highlight services and styling in every form. From detailed braids, to creative updos and sleek blowouts… whatever you are looking for, Skye designs the most amazing hairstyles for any occasion. She strives to make you feel and look your best from the inside out.
Kenisha’s dreams of transforming clients began when she was just a little girl! Honing her skills, she began her education at the Brown Aveda Institute in 2016. After graduation, she has attended several advances courses, like Goldwell Color, Bumble and Bumble, advanced men’s cutting, and DevaCurl Curly Cuts. Her specialties include our signature curly cut, hair extension applications, braiding techniques, and detailed formal styles. Kenisha’s favorite part of her career is the satisfaction after making her guests look and feel their very best! Her strong belief is that she will never stop expanding and perfecting her craft, and intends to do so, one exceptional client experience at a time!
“I’m especially inspired by Pablo Picasso’s quote about the value of purpose: The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” –Kenisha
Missie has been with Santo Salon & Spa since 2004. She chose this career because she loves to make people feel good, and to see the difference she can make on someone! She specializes in hair removal, airbrush tanning, makeup, and facials. She has extensive knowledge in advanced skincare techniques, that she provides both here and our medical spa, the Cosmetic Rejuvenation Center. The experience and knowledge that she has gained through her career has put her in a key position to train and guide all our spa staff to success. Missie truly goes above and beyond for her clients, every time, to make sure they have the best possible experience.
“Beauty is not about having a pretty face. It is about having a pretty mind, pretty heart, and most importantly… a beautiful soul!” – Missie
Liz has been with the Santo Salon & Spa and Cosmetic Rejuvenation Center for 6 years. She went to Brown Aveda and specialized in medical esthetics. Liz is certified in a variety of services including facials, medical grade skincare, chemical peels, dermaplaning, body wraps, face and body waxing, spray tans, relaxation massage, microneedling, microdermabrasion, and makeup applications. Liz is also certified and specializes in microblading, (semi-permanent eyebrow tattoos) and has attended trainings between here and New York. Liz prides herself in her educational background and has become one of our most valuable resources.
“Self-care isn’t selfish “-Liz
Licensed Massage Therapist
John believes in the body’s ability to heal itself and utilizes his expertise to assist in the process. John is passionate about self-care and believes massage therapy is a powerful way to connect using positive & creative techniques.
John specializes in a multitude of different techniques and modalities such as, Relaxation & Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Therapy, Trigger Points, Joint Movements and Stretching. Through compassionate and careful listening, John addresses both physical and energetic issues, gently ushering your body toward peace, balance, and relaxation while transforming your well-being.
Nicole’s passion for skin care began many years ago when she did endless research on taking care of her own skin dealing with eczema. She wanted to take that knowledge and help others with skin care issues and decided to continue her education in Esthetics at Brown Aveda Institute. She specializes in facials, massage, airbrush tanning and waxing services as well as our more advanced skin care and body contouring services at Cosmetic Rejuvenation Center. Outside of work she continues to research massage techniques, skin conditions and the latest trends and treatments in the industry. Nicole takes tremendous pride in her work as well as her clients’ satisfaction. She believes “beauty comes from within” and loves to see her clients’ happiness glow from the inside out. Book with Nicole and leave rejuvenated.
Kelsey has been with Santo Salon & Spa since 2014. She started her training at Brown Aveda Institute and over the years she has mastered and taken great pride in her craft. She is extremely friendly, welcomes everyone with a warm, welcoming smile and soft touch. Kelsey ensures her clients’ satisfaction and safety by maintaining a hospitable and clean environment. Her specialties include gel manicures, creative nail art and the latest nail enhancement service, Gel-X!
Jaime is a master nail technician and we are happy to say she has been with Santo Salon & Spa since we opened our doors. She is a leader in our nail department and takes great pride in providing manicures, gel manicures and pedicures. She has a passion and dedication to her loyal clientele and always welcomes new faces.
Marissa has been in the beauty industry for over 5 years. After completing cosmetology school in high school, she got an early start into the salon world and started her career in a professional salon at 17 years old. She loves keeping up with the latest trends and is always trying something new! Loose glitter, gold flakes and chrome powder are some of the most popular fads in her nail designs! One of her favorite services to do is a classic French manicure.
“I love making people feel good about themselves. Self-care is important and it starts with taking care of your hands and feet…something you use to get you through every single day!” -Marissa