James Genovese owner of Echo Salon since 1996 began his career over thirty five years ago. After training with a highly skilled team from Asia, he went on to become one of the most sought after print and fashion stylist. While working with a top salon in Fort Lauderdale, James was recruited by Goldwell USA to educate stylists all over US and Canada.

After winning the prestigious Master of the Craft Award James decided to settle down and Echo Salon was born.

James is married with two beautiful daughters and continues to work behind the chair on a limited basis.


Valerie does the hair of the most beautiful women in town. From 9 months old to 90years+. She is active in the Professional Beauty Association as well as the official hairstylist of both the South Florida Symphony and the Grand Canyon. Influenced by classical music and punk rock, the streets of Berlin and the jungles of Hawaii, come let Valerie bring out the beauty inside of you.



Sami is an Aveda Institute graduate, painter, mother, and inspired hair stylist. She specializes in cutting techniques that make a great haircut last long after it grows out. Sami's background in art and painting give her a keen eye for color placement and freehand balayage techniques.


Jess is a graduate from Vidal Sassoon. She has been trained in the modern techniques of colors and cuts. Challenges like color correction and beautiful blending of blondes along with high fashion color are what makes her love her chosen career. She looks forward to continually learning, as things are always changing, including finishing her training to attain her barbering license.


Natalie Dyson is recognized as one of the salon industry’s leading hair extension artists. Her eye for perfection and consistent quality have gained her a prestigious reputation for excellence.


With over thirty years behind the chair, Duane has established himself as both an master colorist and stylist. Trained by Glemby International as an educator for cutting techniques, Duane received much if his color training through advanced color classes supplied by Goldwell.
He has gone on to win such contests as Sign Your Look! 2009, Colorance Ultimate Color Contest 2011, as well as the Stylist Choice Award Winner


Adam is a cut and color specialist who has received his education from both Paul Mitchell and Goldwell. He has been in the industry for over 10 years and looks forward to making you look and feel your absolute best.


Ashley has always had a passion for the hair and beauty industry. Growing up with hairdressers I feel like I was born to do hair! Raised on fumes of hairsprays and Perms I've learned to love everything about the salon.after completing training at the Aveda Institute of South Florida, she mastered a wide range of hair techniques. Ashley believes in continual education and strives to expand her knowledge and clientele.


My love of doing hair developed only after learning how to control my own curly, unruly head of hair. I was given a flat iron as a teenager and from that point on my self-esteem jumped from feeling like the ugly duckling to the hottest girl in school. That’s when it occurred to me how much I would love to do the same for other ladies. How you feel about your appearance makes a huge difference in your confidence level.


After two decades of styling hair on the West coast, Jessica brings her skills, her creative talent, her love of styling hair, and her innate ability to manifest a person's inner beauty, outwardly, to the East coast. Jessica now spends her free time educating and inspiring other colorists throughout Florida in the art and science of hair color.

"Everything has beauty, not everyone sees it" -Confucious


Message Therapist Aesthician

Originally from Paris, France Amelie Gazzola is an independent massage therapist and fully licensed Aesthetician with over ten years of experience in the beauty and wellness field. She has worked with brands such as Thalgo, NUXE, as well as Christian Dior. Now Amelie owns her own business called Amelie's Institute within Echo Salon.

Nail Specialist

Residing in south Florida since 1974, Merris Lean has been a licensed Nail Technician since 1991. She is also certified in Reflexology from the Florida College of Natural Health in 2001.

She have been at Echo Salon for the last 9 years. She specializes in acrylic nails, spa pedicures and the removal of ingrown toenails.

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