Favorite Products: Redken #18 QuickDry hairspray, ColorProof PureRelease Instant Detangle
Beauty Tip: Drink lots of water and get eight hours of sleep
Inspirational Quote: "you are what you eat" -Anthelme Brillat Savarin 1826
Salon 926 owner, Kerri Marioni, has been in the beauty industry for over 30 years.
Her desire to become a hair stylist began at the age of 15 as a shampoo and salon assistant. Through the tutelage of her mentor, Barbara Manganello, she developed her skills and her passion to learn. Together they shared their knowledge with colleagues at local educational establishments. After the sudden death of her friend and mentor, Kerri found her way to Curries to help grow her talents.
Kerri continues her education with a variety of classes. Redken exchange, Minardi advanced color, and Sam Villa to name a few. Her greatest passion for creating the perfect color has earned her the respect of her peers.
Now, with her niece Alexis by her side, they opened Salon 926. Salon 926 promotes their motto "believable beauty" as Kerri's desire is to bring out each clients' true beauty.
One of Kerri's most treasured components of being a salon owner is her creation of "Beauty With a Purpose". This segment of her salon provides charitable events to raise awareness and helps to fund such organizations such as the International Myeloma Foundation, The Delaware Humane Association, the S.P.C.A. and the Ronald McDonald House.
Favorite Products: Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer, Jane Iredale Sharon Lip Color
Beauty Tip: To make your lipstick stay longer, fill your lips in first with your lip liner.
Inspirational Quote: "Just have fun, smile and keep putting on lipstick"
Donna Petit's position as our front desk coordinator and manager is vital to the success of Salon 926. Donna's constant smile and friendliness helps each client feel relaxed and in good hands. Donna's role encompasses so many details, such as, overseeing every client's salon experience, keeping all service providers on schedule, coordinating appointments, and setting the pace for each day as all of us at Salon 926 have come to count on. Donna's loyalty to Salon 926 and to each member of our team is unsurpassable. Having graduated from Neumann College with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology has aided Donna when dealing with people on such a close, personal level. 20 years in the salon industry Donna still likes a challenge and is always willing to go the extra mile. Donna loves to travel and when she cannot get away, she escapes through reading.
Office Coordinator/ Makeup Artist/ Nail Technician
Favorite Products: Jane Iredale Dream Tint, Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque.
Beauty Tip: Let your skin absorb every layer of product before applying another layer on your face and neck.
Inspirational Quote: "Take Risks! If you win, you will be happy, if you lose, you will be wise."
Stephanie brings a plethora of talent to Salon 926. With years of retail experience, she is able to merchandise our products and manage inventory. Stephanie’s diverse talents include front desk coordinator, Social media coordinator, make-up artist and aspiring nail technician. She uses color to create a caveat of unique nail art. The facial palette is a canvas where Stephanie highlights each client's features and creates natural looking make up that last all night. She is passionate about all aspects of the beauty industry.
Favorite Products: ColorProof PlushLocks, Redken QuickDry Hairspray and ColorProof FiberBlast
Beauty Tip: Always let your curls cool down before combing them out.
Inspirational Quote: "Beautiful in my opinion has nothing to do with looks. It's how you are as a person and how you make others feel about themselves"
Jackie Marinis has been a hairstylist since 2006. Jackie graduated from the Schilling and Douglas School located in Newark, Delaware. Jackie's love for the profession inspires her to participate in many advanced classes that include Redken exchange, Wella International, and Behind the Chair online education. Jackie's favorite talent is creative foiling. She loves trying different patterns to create stunning effects. Jackie's outgoing demeanor makes her a great colleague and a positive force with her many clients. Jackie's life is also kept busy with her two children. She is a devoted and fun mother, which is her greatest joy.
Favorite Products: ColorProof Fiber Blast, Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse, Redken Quick Dry Hairspray
Mens Products: Mitch by Paul Mitchell Steady Grip Styling Gel and Mitch Reformer
Inspirational Quote: "Be kind to yourself and your hair. You will look and feel great! Take time out for friends, family and people who mean the most to you. Beauty begins within yourself!"
Peter is a seasoned Master Stylist. He began his career in the beauty industry in 1970 at Westover Beauty Salon in Greenville, DE. After gathering enough skills and knowledge, Peter opened up Peter Anthony Salon in Wilmington, DE. Eight years of hard work and late hours lead him to his next venture, Barbara's Hair Designs on Concord Pike. Here is where Peter and Kerri began their lifelong friendship. Constantly Learning and growing his talent is always the top priority. The sudden death of our dear friend Barbara, brought Peter to Visions, an Aveda concept salon. For the next twenty years Peter took advanced classes with many internationally known stylist such as Oscar Bond and Antoinette Beender to name a few. Traveling to New York is something Peter does regularly, always searching out new trends in the industry. Peter moved to Salon 926 was difficult, but has come to realize the great power behind this team. Salon 926 is a positive reinforcement to his professional career and a great environment for creativity.
Favorite Products: Aquage Silkening Oil Foam, Davines Oi Oil paired with Davines This is a Medium Hold Pliable Paste
Beauty Tip: To prolong the life of your color, rinse with cool water and turn down the heat on your styling tools.
Inspirational Quote: "A woman who cuts her is about to change her life " Bu Coco Chanel
Making people happy is a priority for Tiana. A new color and cut to enhance a client's eye color and face shape is her goal. She graduated from Hodgson Votech in 2014, where her passion for the beauty industry began. Continuing her quest for knowledge, she attends classes and research all things involving hair and makeup. All the new color techniques are so exciting and inspiring, she cannot wait to try them on you!
**Returning from maternity leave Tuesday, May 22nd**
Favorite Products: ColorProof Frizz Control Serum, ColorProof HumidityRX, Davines This is a Medium Hold Hairspray
Beauty Tip: Always shine bright, no matter what others say or what kind of day you're having.
Inspirational Quote: "Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try"
Kim strives to be the best part of her client’s day. Her foundation started at The Paul Mitchel Academy. This is where she started her path in the beauty industry. The Why's of learning are what drive Kim. Why hold the hair this direction, why use this color formula, why use this product? she has a thirst for knowledge and continue to seek it. she wants to excite her clients with skills, so they can feel confident that she will make them look and feel great!
Favorite Products: Cosmedix Pure Enzymes, Cosmedix Affirm, Cosmedix Refine, A Natural Difference Hydro-lane.
Beauty Tip: Use a humidifier in your bedroom whenever the heat is on.
Inspirational Quote: "The face you take care of today the face you wear in the future."
Suzanne Nelson's interest in skin care expands over 30+ years. After years of being on the receiving end of skin care and realizing the benefits of regular facials, Suzanne decided to turn her passion into her career. Suzanne attended the Skin Care School where she earned honor roll status. For the past 11 years, Suzanne has taken ongoing and continuing education courses to further her understanding of the skin. In keeping with her holistic approach, she has also been trained in Reflexology and is a Level Two Reiki Practitioner. Suzanne's favorite service still remains the facial as it encompasses educating her clients, bringing out a visible difference in the skin and deep relaxation through massage. Suzanne's kind, gentle approach is a vital component to the success of Salon 926.