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Our Stylists

Our Experienced stylists provide excellence in service – every time!

O ver the last 15 years, Fusion Salon has assembled a talented team of stylists, colorists, and industry professionals to provide the best service to our clients. Many of our stylists have been in the industry for decades, and bring a level of experience that can’t be beat. We are also thrilled to have the opportunity to train and introduce new stylists to this industry, working closely to make sure they are skilled at providing the excellent level of service that Fusion prides itself on giving to our clients every day. Our education is on-going, allowing us to keep up with the latest trends and best products on the market today.

Lori Czarnota at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Lori Czarnota

Owner | Master Level 2 Stylist

“Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world!”
– Marianne Williamson

Lori is the owner and a stylist here at Fusion Salon. She bought the salon back in 2000. Lori came with the love for all facets of the beauty industry, noting that there is always a way to be creatively challenged. “This is an interactive art… your huge smile and spring in your step are pinnacle.” Lori is a master colorist and enjoys creating the perfect color to make your haircut go from great to amazing. When Lori is not at the salon, she loves camping, exercising, creating hair jewelry, drawing and sculpting.

Joan Becker at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Joan Becker

Level 3 Stylist

“The glass is definitely half full.”
– Joan Becker

Before being behind the chair, Joan worked in corporate America with computers and trained thoroughbred race horses, all the while doing people’s hair for special occasion, cuts for men, etc. She finally decided to follow her dreams of becoming a stylist as a career at the age of 38. Joan now loves seeing the change a beautiful cut and color can bring to one of her clients. She also loves making someone look radiant for their special occasion with a unique updo. After a long day at the salon, Joan enjoys spending quality time with her daughter, family and friends. Being involved with the community and doing something new activities brings extra joy to her.

Stacey Brandt at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Stacey Brandt

Master Level 1 Stylist

“No beauty shines brighter than of a good heart.” – Anonymous

Stacey’s inspiration for her career was her uncle. He was a very talented hairdresser that she worked for in highschool. The way he made his clients beautiful and left them feeling good about themselves inspired her to see the industry as more than just a job. One of Stacey’s strengths is foils. Whether it is low lights, high lights or special placement. Outside of work, Stacey enjoys going to the beach, watching the Eagles, and cooking with family and friends.

Lindsay Cogan at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Lindsay Cogan

Master Level 1 Stylist | Bridal Coordinator

“I make hair contact before
eye contact!”- Anonymous

Lindsay is the head of our bridal team here at Fusion. She found her passion for designing hair at the age of 5 years old. Between dancing and doing plays as a young girl, she couldn’t keep her hands away from everyone’s hair, including her own. From updos for special occasions to creating a color that makes you look radiant, Lindsay perfects it all. In color, she specializes in blondes and fantasy colors. Outside of work, Lindsay enjoys her Chihuahua Roxy, traveling, seeing live music and is an avid Philly sports fan, especially the MLS team Philadelphia Union.

Kristen Farraday at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Kristen Farraday

Salon Manager
Maureen Frankel at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Maureen Frankel

Level 3 Stylist

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Anonymous

Maureen started in this industry for the creativity and the gratification of bringing joy to others. Maureen is skilled at adding special touches such as a vibrant new color and a refreshing cut or style to make an event or experience memorable. Outside of work, Maureen loves seeing things grow, such as her garden or herself.

Stephanie Gioffree at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Stephanie Gioffre

Level 4 Stylist

“Compassion and strength are the true marks of character.”
– Anonymous

Stephanie believes doing someone’s hair is a “personal journey;” everyone is so individual. Stephanie enjoys learning new techniques is this ever-changing industry and executing them behind the chair. She can take that frustrated feeling away with her beautiful coloring or highlighting techniques. Stephanie also enjoys formal looks as a fun way to show the clients personal style. Educating her clients on how to replicate the style that she created with certain products lets the client know how important different products work. In Stephanie’s spare time, she enjoys helping a good cause, meeting new people, and most importantly – enjoying life.

Christi Hall at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Christi Hall

Level 3 Stylist

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”
– CoCo Channel 

Christi Hall has been a stylist with Fusion Salon for a little over 7 years. She spent the first half of her career as a Stylist/Manager of a corporate hair salon, before she found what she calls her forever home! All aspects of the hair world make Christi’s heart smile, but she found her true artist passion for Specialty Color Placement and Fashion or Fantasy Color Styles. “The bold step of wanting to brighten your life through your hair is a beautiful thing to be able to create for someone. The feeling is indescribable!!”

Her goal as a stylist/colorist is to be as successful and happy as she strives to make all of her clients feel. And one day be a Master Fashion Colorist. When Christi isn’t creating hair masterpieces, she is busy happily tending to her 3 children and husband. They alone keep her on her toes!

Dawne Highberger at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Dawne Highberger

Level 1 Stylist

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m possible.”
– Audrey Hepburn

Dawn says her love for doing hair came naturally at a young age, from cutting her brothers hair in elementary school to creating braids and updos on her friends and herself in high school. What really made Dawne fall in love with the industry was learning that she could build a care art of hair. Dawne loves working with color, highlighting, Balayage, and updos. It is important to her to keep up with the constant evolving trends and styles through educational classes. She is certified in Devacurl cutting. As a curly haired girl herself, Dawne enjoys helping people embrace and feel confident in their natural curl. When Dawne isn’t at the salon or taking another educational class, she loves spending time with her family and two kids.

Amy Kruzienski at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Amy Kruzienski

Level 1 Stylist

“Beauty is the opposite of perfection – it’s about confidence, charisma, and character.” – Anonymous

Amy’s passion for the industry resulted from watching movies like Clueless and Pretty in Pink, specifically the montage makeover scenes. Amy has since found her calling with blondes, whether it be bright blondes, dimensional blondes, or Balayage blondes. She also enjoys color formulating gorgeous overlays and seeing true curls shine. When Amy isn’t making bombshell blondes, she loves kayaking, holistic healing, and spending time with friends.

Kayla Lamborn at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Kayla Lamborn

Esthitician | Makeup Artist

“It seems that if you’re passionate about something, it freaks people out. You’re considered bizarre or eccentric. To me, it just means you know who you are.” – Tim Burton

Kayla is an esthetician and makeup artist. Her love of makeup started in high school as YouTube and Beauty Guru’s grew in popularity. Though she wanted to pursue a career in the beauty industry, she took on a degree in Business, Marketing and Management. Her love for makeup still growing, she started her freelance business, allowing her to pursue her passion while still in college. She then decided to take her passion a step further and become an esthetician. She is a firm believer that exceptional skincare is the key to flawless makeup! Outside of work she enjoys traveling, watching horror movies, going to concerts and drinking champagne.

Lori Lord at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Lori Lord

Level 3 Stylist

“When you look your best, you feel confident that you can handle anything that comes your way!”
– Anonymous

As a child, Lori would accompany her mother to the salon for her weekly appointment. Being surrounded by all the glamorous women getting their beauty treatments done sparked an interest in the lifestyle. Lori L is known for her highlighting, color corrections and wedding hair and makeup. She enjoys making people look good for their everyday life and special occasions. “When they look in the mirror and go, WOW! it lights up my heart”. Lori enjoys social events such as bowling, dinner parties, and board game nights with her family and friends.

Jennifer Mangesian at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Jennifer Mangesian

Level 3 Stylist

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
– Marilyn Monroe

Jen has been in the industry for over 12 years. She is talented in many services such as color, haircuts for men, women, and children, makeup and waxing. She learned how to barber when she lived by Camp Lejeune. That being said, she is always honored to cut any service member! BONUS: Some of her work has been published in Hair N Motion by Dominique Magazine. On Jen’s personal time she enjoys traveling places such as the beach and appreciating the little things.

Maryssa O'Donnell at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Maryssa O’Donnell

Level 2 Stylist | Makeup Artist

“I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love.” – Gandalf

Maryssa is a firm believer that when you look good, you feel good, even if it’s not your best day. Making people feel good about themselves is her main goal. Makeup is one of her oldest and longest obsessions. From bridal, prom, Halloween, to soft natural looks, she can make you look exceptional. Hair comes in a close second, especially Balayage and more low- maintenance looks. When Maryssa isn’t perfecting her clients look, she is listening to music and watching Netflix. Two of her favorite movies are Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

Denise Ohlerking at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Denise Ohlerking

Nail & Waxing Technician | Permanent Makeup Removal

“My imperfections make me beautiful.”
– Denise Ohlerking

With over 25 years experience in the beauty industry, Denise specializes in non-laser makeup removal, waxing, and all facets of nail care.

Denise is available to do acrylic nail and gel nail manicures by appointment.

Becky Quinn at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Becky Quinn

New Talent Stylist

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
– Marilyn Monroe

Since she was a young girl, Becky has always enjoyed coloring her friend’s hair, as well as her own. She says that her inspiration is to make people feel beautiful. Becky really loves working with clients to create their favorite style and giving them the perfect blowout. When she isn’t at the salon, Becky enjoys spending time with her family and loves to bake.

Sue Shockley at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Sue Shockley

Level 4 Stylist | Facial & Waxing Expert

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

Sue came into the beauty industry because learning and trying new things are core values that she implements in her life constantly. Sue is one of our experts at perms. She also enjoys coloring and cutting a beautiful new look. She is also our facial and waxing guru. Outside of work, Sue enjoys taking care of herself and family through diet and exercise. She also loves those getaways to the beach, mountains, or even cruises.

Ashly Skibicki at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Ashly Skibicki

Master Level 1 Stylist

“Be your own kind of beautiful!”

– Anonymous

Ashly has a passion for people and making them happy. She always looks forward to learning about their lives and making them feel good about themselves. As a child, she couldn’t keep her hands out of her own hair – as well as others. She says “It’s always been fun, yet relaxing.” Ashly is amazing at transformation, whether it be a new cut and style or a fun color change. She is known for excelling at styling and men’s cutting too. In Ashly’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, London, and her family. She also finds herself doing more hair for shows and fun events.

Amy Thomas at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Amy Thomas

Level 3 Stylist

“The world is but a canvas to our imagination.”
– Henry David Thoreau

Growing up in the 1980’s, Amy’s biggest influence into the beauty industry was television. After MTV debuted, her fascination with hair color and style grew, as she was inspired by the diversity of musical styles. Now, Amy’s technique at natural looking color to enhance someone’s look is what brings her great pleasure. She is also Devacurl certified, helping curly haired women like herself be able to embrace their natural look with confidence. Amy’s passions outside of work include being outdoors in nature, whether it be in the woods or at the beach. She also has a creative green thumb for her gardens at home.

Alyson Valenti at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Alyson Valenti

New Talent Stylist

“Invest in your hair. It’s the only crown you don’t take off.”
– Anonymous

Alyson is an up-and-coming stylist here at Fusion Salon. At the age of 13, she found her passion for the industry when coloring both her own and her friends’ hair. She has an eye for many styles, such as dramatic, Hollywood glam, sci-fi, and natural looks. She enjoys coloring hair, giving a unique cut, and experimenting with new techniques. Alyson loves to learn new styles and ideas. She is Devacurl certified. On Alyson’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her beloved 8-month-old Pit bull, Stella. You can always find her researching new and innovative techniques that she can’t wait to try out.

Tiffany Wilkosz at Fusion Salon Wilmington

Tiffany Wilkosz

Level 1 Stylist

“If you don’t enjoy what you are doing, you will never be good at it.”
– Anonymous

Tiffany’s inspiration into the beauty industry was sparked by the creative aspect of making someone feel amazing about their unique look. To Tiffany, the satisfaction of knowing she brightened someone’s day by a new look or style is the greatest accomplishment of all. Tiffany is phenomenal at all aspects of the industry. From coloring and highlighting, to an innovated cut and style, she has the eye to make your dreams into reality. Lots of her new age styles come from her two beautiful children. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her two children and watching their creative minds work.