Salon Esperanza is soon to be VIBE Hair Studio
Broad Axe Shopping Center
873 w Butler Pike, Ambler, PA 19002
215-591-9784 /

Our Family

Sharon O'Donnell - Owner/Stylist

Years of experience: 18

Training and education: Downingtown Sr. High School 1994 -Landsdale School of Cosmetology. have taken an extensive amount of classes to stay up to date with new techniques and styles.

Specialties:  Color, Color Corrections, Bridal & Formal Hair.

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite thing to do in my spare time: Gardening, Hanging with friends, and spending time with my children.

Pets: My cats - Nucky Thompson

Favorite Quote: “I’d love to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair.” –Bette Davis

Barbara Ayotte-Raab - Stylist

Years of experience: 12

Training and education: Eastern Center for Arts & Technology

Specialties: Trained in Keratin Treatments. I love doing all kinds of hair services - Cuts long & short, Color/Highlights, Perms, Blowouts, & Updos.

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite thing to do in my spare time: I love spending time with fun people! Traveling to new places. Going to 24-hour diners. Going to the movies or reading a book. I love shopping and board games. I collect anything about mermaids that I can.

Pets: My cat, Rizzo.. aka, Mr. Man!

Favorite Quote: “ Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know what’s more than enough.” – Billy Holiday

Danielle Gonzalez - Stylist & Make-Up Artist

Years of experience: 6

Training and education: The Vision Academy, Ambler - Cosmetology; Certified in Hotheads & Babe Hair Extensions; Certified in airbrush makeup. Freelance makeup artist for 6 years. 2 years of past experience working @ Sephora & current hair & makeup artist for on-air talent @         QVC. I also hold my Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Temple University.

Specialties: Cuts, Color/Highlighting & Balayage, Updo's, Hair Extensions, Make-up Application Airbrush Makeup

Favorite Color: I love all colors!

Favorite thing to do in my spare time: Shop, eat out, draw & paint, bake, spend time with my baby boy Oliver

Pets: Bob, Sasha Fierce & Mabel (my kitties!) and Mr. Peepers and Moose (my dogs)

Favorite Quote: “ Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect, it just means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

“Be your own kind of beautiful!”

Ada Gefter - Manicurist

Years of experience: 38

Training and education: High School, Music School, Cosmetic School.

Specialties: Nails, Waxing, & Pedicures.

Favorite Color: Red

Favorite thing to do in my spare time: Work on my computer & Watch movies.

Pets: No.

Favorite Quote: “Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.”

Nicole C - Stylist/Makeup Artist

Years of experience: 5

Training and education: Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy - Ambler PA

Specialties: Creative Color, Balayage and Braiding

Favorite Color: Blue

Pets: My sassy cat, Lenore.

Favorite Quote:  "All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream" - Poe

Melodie Basilii - Stylist

Years of experience: 2

Training and Education: Lansdale School of Cosmetology

Specialties: Hair color and training to be a makeup artist as well

Favorite Color: Pink

Favorite thing to do in my spare time: Eating at good restaurants, hanging out with my boyfriend &

friends and working out!

Pets: A chocolate lab named Mac

Favorite Quote:  "People will look at you and see what they want to see, so you might as well be what you want to be."

Laura Regenhard - Stylist

Years of Experience: 21

Training and Education: Baron's Castle Beauty Academy & American Beauty Academy

(Cosmetology Teaching License); Special Training Session with celebrity hairstylist Nick Arrojo

Specialties: Dimensional color, ombre & balayage

Favorite Color: Aqua

Favorite thing to do in my spare time: Re-purposing old furniture & painting

Pets: None

Svitlana (Lana) Stefanyshyn - Manicurist

Years of experience: 4

Training and Education: Cosmetology School

Specialties: Manicures

Favorite Color: Red

Favorite thing to do in my spare time: Watch movies

Pets: 1 dog

Favorite Quote:  "Everything is going to be good."

Chloe Conover  - Jr. Stylist
Years of experience: 2

Education & Training: The Beauty Institute: Schwarztkopf

Specialties: Women's cutting, coloring, highlighting and blowouts

Favorite Color: Mint Green

Favorite thing to do in your spare time: Hanging out with friends and going on hiking adventures

Pets: My dog LuLu

Favorite Quote: "You can't have a rainbow without a little rain" - unknown
Kat Moller - Apprentice

Education & training: The Beauty Institute Ambler, Salon Esperanza stylists

Specialties: textured hairstyles, fashion color

Favorite color: sunshine yellow, pastels, autumn colors

Favorite thing to do in your spare time: hang out, listen to music, sing, draw, write, and just in general express creativity

Pets: a black cat named Elvira

Favorite quote: "you are the music while the music lasts" - t.s. eliot

Barbara Haviland

Years of Experience: 12


Education & Training: Vidal Sassoon London, worked under creative director Carmin Mandia for numerous years


Specialties: Haircutting


Favorite Color: Yellow because it is the color of sunshine


Favorite thing to do in your spare time: Spend time with my 3 children


Pets: My Golden Chloe and my big cat!


Favorite Quote: Be somebody that makes everybody feel like a somebody!

Jillian Conti

Years of Experience: 1 year microblading, 7 years hairstylist

Training and Education: Bucks County School of Beauty Culture

Specialties: Microblading

Favorite Color: Pink

Favorite thing to do in my spare time: Draw, Paint, Exercise

Pets: My dog Dozer

Favorite Quote: “May your coffee be as strong as your brow game”