hillary basta

founder & creative director

 

hillary basta is both founder and creative director of ilaria hair studio.  with nearly 20 years of experience, her love for hairstyling is stronger today than ever.  she believes that the only way to maintain inspiration is through education... continuing education is mandatory at her studio throughout the year.  she began her career as an apprentice under david cockell of grosse pointe and continues her education internationally at vidal sassoon academy, bumble and bumble, sachajuan and various other private sessions at some of the most elite salons in new york. she is a master in both suitability and functionality for her exstensive clientele.

 

hillary's dream of owning her own salon became reality in the summer of 2009.  her vision for the salon is to maintain an intimate environment while offering the most innovative and creative team in hair, nail design and makeup artistry.

lisa marlow

stylist & nail design

upon completing cosmetology school in traverse city, lisa joined the staff at ilaria as an assistant.  realizing she had a passion for both hair and nails, an unusual plight, she took on both paths and has proven quite successful at both.  along with training under nikki for nails and hillary with hair, lisa has attended vidal sassoon in toronto, bumble and bumble university in new york city and has worked under acclaimed hair designer, billy yamaguchi.

emily heck

stylist

bio coming.

 

kristen goldsmith

stylist & nail design

bio coming.

lisa romero

stylist

bio coming.

natalie sobonya

stylist assistant / jr. stylist

at ilaria hair studio, an assistant is one who is working toward earning their position on the floor as a stylist and or nail designer.  all assistants are licensed cosmetologists who are board certified in the state of michigan to  perform services on the general public.  because of our high standards for education, quality of work and professionalism, our assistants receive more advanced training than many experienced stylists or nail designers in the industry.

anne bebe

salon and wedding coordinator

bio coming