Originally from Ohio, Jessica started her career by graduating from an Aveda Institute. She then went on to apprentice in a top Aveda Salon in Mentor, Ohio. After moving to Florida in 2000 Jessica has had 15 years of salon experience in Venice Fl. She has taken advanced training in Eufora haircutting, JKS and Schwarzkopf Color along with specializing in Hotheads Hair Extensions.
Jessica is a well presented, hardworking hairstylist with a pleasant personality and a passion for hairdressing. Her passion for hair shows in her professionalism and always staying current on the latest style and color trends. She looks forward to seeing you at Lenka Hair Salon.
Hi, my name is Laura Castore. I have 30 years of experience as a stylist. When I was 18 I completed cosmetology school at Ultissima in Brooklyn, NY. As a licensed hairstylist in New York, I worked in several salons, including; Kharisma, Esoterica, and Concept Elite. I became an understudy with some of New York’s finest Masters in the trade. I continued to attend classes over the years; Vidal Sassoon, Nexxus, Paul Mitchell, Clairol, Wella, Schwarzkopf, and Fermissi.
Currently, I am licensed in the state of New York and the State of Florida as a cosmetologist. I have learned an immense amount of new, up to date, techniques working at Lenka Hair Salon. Some of these include French cutting and balayage.
After 30 years being a stylist, I am inspired by Lenka Hair Salon to continue learning and expand my knowledge.
I love coming to work every day and one of my greatest joys is seeing the smile of satisfaction on a client’s face when they look in the mirror!
I have been dressing hair for 14 years. My journey to become a hairstylist started in Czechoslovakia where I was born. While receiving my high school education I studied graphic design and commercial arts for 4 years. Curriculum of this school become a strong foundation of my work today. Science of chemistry helped me to master hair coloring, history of arts become and endless inspiration and the geometry is an essential part of precise haircutting.
After I moved to Florida I graduated Fashion Focus Hair Academy and obtained degree in Cosmetology. At this unique private school I discovered my passion for hairdressing. I gladly accepted an offer to become a personal assistant of Mr.Richard Waintraub owner of the best salon in Sarasota. As his protege I have received training at Bumble and Bumble institute in New York city. I took an advanced classes in french haircutting technique from Frederic Fekkai, Candy Shaw and others. This cutting technique uses hair to frame the face resulting in beautiful, soft, versatile looks.
Eager to master French haircutting I went back to Europe. I become a student at L’Oreal Professional Paris Institute in Prague. Working at one of the downtown hair salon in this Bohemian city was also an amazing experience. After 6 moths I came back to Florida.
Venice is a wonderful town to raise my two children and maintain a healthy lifestyle. For more than 7years I joined a team of stylist in the most popular salon in our area. We were provided with styling classes by Eufora and a color education by Schwarzkopf. Recently I finished 3 months of Cutting Loose’s advanced training academy in Sarasota where I sharpened my skills in recent hair coloring trends including Balayage together with new trends in cutting utilizing French technique.
Surrounded by the best in the our industry including Mrs. Coral Pleas -salon owner,entrepreneur of the year and my mentor I decided to open my own place. At Lenka hair salon we take pride and passion in catering to every client . Our interior has chic and elegant atmosphere designed to make you feel great. If you are allergic to average like me you will appreciate and love how we make you feel you will be amazed how we make you look.
Born in New Jersey, Ali graduated from SCTI in 2009 and has since added French cutting classes to her repertoire. She excels in color, color correction, percussion cutting and fades. Equally fluent in both men’s and women’s current styles. She is always looking to further her education, and never grows tired of seeing how satisfied her clients are when they see the final result in the mirror.
Receiving her original hair license in Pennsylvania, Deborah proceeded to practice the art and techniques advancing to senior stylist, having owned a salon, branched out to acquire her cosmetology teacher license.
Attending yearly workshops and conventions through her career, mastering cutting and styling techniques with Martin Parsons of Canada and hair color with Goldwell of Germany, having the skill and experience she is able to adapt any new concept to accomplish the goals of each client, from consultation to using the proper tools achieves our looks with ease.
Joining the artistic and talented team at Lenka Hair Salon will enhance the passion and ability for pleasing the customers.😌