Carmine Vozzolo – Co-Owner
Carmine began cutting hair in 1966. In 1975 he bought a barber shop in Hicksville, and gradually built it into a men’s and women’s salon. In 1991, having outgrown that location, he and his family opened Kimera in its original location, the Bethpage MarketSquare. After building a successful core of hairstylists, he began sharing his years of expertise not only with the Kimera team, but with other members of the industry, as a HairAmerica Educator for the National Cosmetology Association, and an Artistic Educator for Matrix.
In the salon, he divides his time catering to his loyal clientele, and working with the staff to expand and perfect their skills in cutting, coloring, and styling.
Tony Vozzolo – Co-Owner
Tony has been cutting, coloring, and styling hair since 1994. He joined the National Cosmetology Association, where his talents were soon recognized, being bestowed the Vidal Sassoon New Talent Award in 1995. In 2000 he became a HairAmerica Educator, and in 2001 a Master Artistic Educator with Matrix, and since then has taught advanced classes in cutting, coloring and styling across the Tri-State area, and at industry events in Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando , and Las Vegas. He also done haircutting and styling for editorial photo shoots, and his work has been featured in Modern Salon and American Salon magazines.
He divides his time in the salon between taking care of his clients, and working with the staff to develop and improve their skills.
Silvana – Co-Owner
Silvana has been cutting, coloring, and styling hair since 1981. She embodies the “client comes first” mentality, paying attention to the smallest detail. She believes that clients are like guests in her home, and she goes out of her way to make them feel as such. She specializes in men’s haircutting, and also provides beautiful haircolor, cuts and styling for her female clients.
Debbie – Stylist
Joined the Kimera team in 1993. She’s an easy-going, friendly stylist who wins clients over with her smile. She specializes in creative coloring and beautiful, natural-looking highlights. She also provides men’s and ladies haircutting, permanent and body waving, and evening styles (up-do’s) for her clients.
Michael – Stylist
Michael became a hairstylist in 1970, and joined the Kimera team in 1996. In the 1970’s Michael was the co-owner of Sunshine Scissors, located in Roslyn – one of the first Unisex Salons on Long Island. He has trained with Paul Mitchell and Rusk. He provides haircutting, coloring, highlighting, and texturizing services for male and female clients, and specializes in long haircutting and precision placement of highlights to complement the finished look.
Evette – Stylist
Experienced since 1975, Evette joined the Kimera team in 2005. A dedicated and creative stylist, she has studied at the Rusk, Redken and Matrix and Vidal Sassoon Academies. She loves when people smile because they love their hair. She specializes in haircoloring and highlighting, and also provides mens and ladies haircutting, permanent waving, dressy and special event styling, and make-up services for her clients.
Gina – Stylist
Since joining the Kimera team in 2005, Gina has been creating impressively beautiful hair. She has consistently built and improved her skills and experience, attending advanced educational events across the tri-state area. She provides and array of services including haircutting, formal styling (creating unique, pretty up-do’s, and bouncy, lasting curls), straightening, coloring and highlighting.
MariJo – Stylist
MariJo is a talented and experienced hair colorist, working exclusively with color for over five years. After joining Kimera in 2007, she expanded her repertoire to include haircutting, formal styling and straightening. She has trained at the MATRIX Academy in Manhattan, as well as numerous industry events. And while she can provide a vast array of services on all types of hair, she still says her favorite is coloring and highlighting.
Veronica – Stylist
Veronica joined the Kimera team in 2010. She has been cutting, coloring, highlighting and styling hair since 2007 – and her passion for her craft shows in the work she does. She continually attends advanced education, and has studied at the Wella and Aveda academies in New York City –in the pursuit of new trends and techniques to improve her vision, and help her clients look their best. She truly cares about her clients, and the way they look and feel. What makes her happy is to see her clients happy.
Alexis – Stylist
Alexis has always had a passion for hair, and is the latest member to join our team of talented stylists. She enthusiastically attends advanced classes, and loves learning new trends and techniques. She is passionate about coloring, cutting and styling her clients hair, because “when you look good, you feel good,” and her goal is to make her clients look good and feel great.