Staff

James

James
Owner

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

Valerie
Stylist

Valerie has been bringing out the unique beauty in 3 generations of clients, with a focus on healthy hair. Inspired by the jungles of Hawaii and the museums of Berlin, punk rock and Classical music, she is the official Hairstylist of both the South Florida Symphony and the Grand Canyon. A member of the Professional Beauty Association, she constantly seeks education to offer her clients the best of the trends. She is the only hairstylist alumnus of Leadership Broward Foundation. Community involvement is important to her and she is on the Board of Phil's Unique Friends, Inc and is president of Stepp’n Up Shoes for Kids. Valerie works to reflect who you are through your hair.

Frankie

Frankie
Stylist

I’m Frankie and I’ve been a hair stylist for over 13 years. I’m inspired mainly by abstract ideas in art. I love seeing how hair creates design, by using accent highlights and free form cutting. My niche client is a down to earth individual that I can help evolve with changes to their hair to stay fresh and current. I feel that I can relate well to my clients and that it’s important to keep them informed about ways to keep their hair healthy, so we can maintain great results, while updating their looks keeping fresh and on trend. I showcase a salon atmosphere and experience that is a safe space to be ourselves and I value that personal connection and I love creating a place that is fun, funny, and genuine.

Natalie

Natalie
Stylist

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.

Duane

Duane
Stylist

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

Adam
Stylist

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 ears and looks forward to making you look and feel your absolute best.

Kim

Kim
Stylist

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.

Jessica

Jessica
Stylist

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

Dajana

Dajana

Dajana is our Aveda trained multi-cultural hairstylist.  Her love for hair is very diverse.  From the tightest curls to the straightest locks, she loves it all.  Her passion is fulfilled everyday when she hears, "I feel so beautiful".  Her ability to bring someone's inner beauty out is astonishing.  At only 20 years old, she is the youngest stylist in the salon and her talents are years ahead of her.

Amelie

Amelie
Massage 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.

Merris

Merris
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.

Pam

Pam

Pam is a beauty professional with 25 years of experience and knowledge. She has worked with numerous high-profile salons and clients. Pam has advanced training in hair care and coloring techniques including, Goldwell Continuum Professional

Training and Global Keratin Hair Taming System. Pam is equally adept at cosmetology and hair / grooming for men as well as, styling for brides / bridal parties and fashion shows. She has been profiled in the luxury lifestyle magazine, Prime - a Sun-Sentinel publication for her expertise in hair care and color.

Experience includes:

• Master Hair Stylist/ Cosmetologist • Salon Management
• Cut & Style Women
• Cut & Style Men / Grooming

• Advanced Color & Highlighting techniques
• Up-Styling & French Braiding for bridal parties • Keratin Treatment Specialist

• Cosmetology: Facials, Waxing & Body Waxing