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We Are Visible Changes Hair Group
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PHONE: 845.354.5231 | ADDRESS: 48 West Ramapo Road – Garnerville, New York

We Are Visible Changes Hair Group
Style. Trends. Education.

We believe that the key to our success begins with the relationships we develop with each of our clients as well as the focus we place on the continuing education of our staff.

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We're Professional
Come Visit Our Salon

Almost 1 year ago we moved our salon back home! Come visit us at our new location at 48 West Ramapo Road in Garnerville, NY.

We Are Artists
We Are Constantly Educating Ourselves

Discovering the latest trends in the industry is simply about finding stylists that set them. You should meet our team.

We're Passionate
Available When You Need Us

Scheduling an appointment with any of our stylists is extremely easy. If you missed that part, we happily take walk-ins.

We Care
We Take The Time To Listen

Since we get to know each other, we leave very little room for error. We understand you’re the one wearing your hair when you leave our doors and we want you to come back.

Did you know?
We’re An Arrojo Ambassador Salon

The ARROJO Brand is a multi-award-winning pioneer of modern, creative hairdressing. As an Ambassador Salon, we are privy to the heritage, habits, and values that make ARROJO a world-leader in salon services and product.

It means we receive training from Nick Arrojo and his illustrious team of master stylists. In cutting, coloring, styling we are trained in ARROJO’s precision-based hairdressing method –– the quality and integrity of our work is indicative of the standard of education exclusively available to us an Ambassador Salon.

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Meet Our Team of Stylists with Big Ideas

We love our team of Senior Stylists, Junior Stylists, Masters, Colorists, Educators, Managers & Assistants.

  • James Arvanitis

James Arvanitis
Creative Director

  • Bridget Bader

Bridget Bader
Business Manager

  • Laura

Laura
Senior Stylist/Master Colorist

Bio

A Visible Changes Senior Stylist, Laura has been with us since day one. Laura has been working in a salon since the age of 14. She admits that the excitement within the industry was something that initially drew her in. Laura went to Capri at the age of 17 with the hopes of becoming a theatrical makeup artist. As a student early on she was always up for a challenge and her teacher took notice. After being given the advice to pursue hair, Laura took it and discovered her passion. Laura received her Master’s in Hair Color from the Wella Institute as well as certifications in Keratin smoothing treatments and kept her techniques up to date with Wella and Arrojo education.  Laura has grown into one of the most talented and caring stylists in the area and has always been and always will be, a valuable asset to the Visible Changes Hair Group team.

  • Daniela

Daniela
Senior Stylist/Colorist

Bio

I always loved doing my own hair in high school.  I always did it in different ways and was nominated for Most Individualistic because of it.  I also used the punk rock/metal influence to play in.  In 2000, I graduated high school and enrolled in Capri cosmetology school.  I went full-time and as soon as I graduated, I walked into Visible Changes Hair Group.  I had heard that Jimmy had a training program and wanted to continue being educated.  I was a shampoo assistant for three years while being trained by Jimmy.  After my training I made it to the floor.  I’ve been cutting and coloring hair for over ten years now and I love making people feel beautiful. I have a very eclectic clientele.  I love that I can do anything from a beautiful, sophisticated and classic bob to a punk rock Mohawk;  long layered looks to a pink pixie cut.  I love what I do and couldn’t see myself doing anything else….! Daniela is certified and trained in Wella, Privanna and Arrojo classes. She continues to educate herself and last, but not least, she is committed to continuing her education, so she can be the best she can be.

  • Melissa

Melissa
Senior Stylist/Colorist

Bio

Discovering early on her passion for the beauty industry, Melissa attended Capri where she was trained to be a licensed cosmetologist. During the course of her schooling, she worked at Visible Changes and assisted her first 3 years before becoming a Senior Stylist. Her desire for more education continued as she attended Arrojo Cosmetology in New York City which is an advanced education program for licensed hairdressers as well as Arrojo Advanced Boot Camp. Melissa learned many great new techniques in hair cutting & styling for both men and women. She also mastered the art of Razor Cutting & learned many advanced color and highlighting techniques including the Ombre. She is a certified in the Arrojo American Wave as well as Keratin smoothing treatments and Wella and Privanna color.  When is comes to Special Occasion hair Melissa has taken classes with both Arrojo and Wella and has taken Wella Freelight color classes with Sonya Dove. Melissa knows how to step outside the box and go that extra step for clients to make sure they feel comfortable and confident. Continued education with Wella and Arrojo keep Melissa at the top of her game.

  • Mary

Mary
Senior Stylist/Colorist

Bio

Being in this business and Rockland for over three decades makes Mary one of the most experienced hairstylists around; literally.  From color, cuts, special occasion and wedding hair to hair replacement and even end of life services all appear on one very long resume.  “You have to truly love anything that lasts THAT long” she says with a chuckle. As for the list of clients, she loves them all.  “Thank you for families and generations of loyalty.  The memories and friendships I have made over the years have filled my heart”.  Mary loves what she does and continues to educate herself on the newest trends.

  • Dolores

Dolores
Senior Stylist/Colorist

Bio

A Senior Stylist and colorist, Dolores has been in the hair industry for the past 10 years.  Growing up she was always the one to do the family hair and loved it.  She went to Capri Cosmetology in Nanuet and her career began.  She worked in Suffern as an assistant and then hairdresser and was presented with an offer to open a hair salon in West Haverstraw.  Dolores was both an owner and hairstylist there for six years.  After the birth of her first child, she decided to move away from the business end and continue chairside.  Dolores loves her clientele and enjoys all aspects of hair.  Whether a simple cut to a bayalage, keratin smoothing treatment or bridal updo, Dolores is there with a smile and the creative touch that keeps her clients coming back year after year.

  • Nicole

Nicole
Stylist/Colorist

Bio

“The year that I decided I would be a hairdresser was the most interesting, creative, and exciting experience for me and I am glad to  now be back at my home, Visible Changes Hair Group”, Nicole says frequently.  She knew she had a passion when she walked in to Capri Cosmetology School in Nanuet and graduated in 2010. After graduation, Nicole assisted at Visible Changes Hair group for her first year. She then made the move to JCPenny Hair Salon, in West Nyack for four years.  Within JCPenny, Nicole was able to attend Matrix Hair Cutting and Hair Color Classes. Nicole was also certified with American Hair Extensions. After experiencing JCPenny, she then decided to hone in on her barbering skills and worked at Fineline Barber Shop. Working in a barbershop opened more doors and ideas with men’s haircutting. She has since then come back to Visible Changes Hair Group, taking classes in Classic Cutting and men’s cutting at Arrojo and Wella color and cutting classes as well as Privanna. Her upbeat personality and thirst for education continue to keep her clients and team always smiling.

  • Gabby

Gabby
Stylist in Training/Assistant

Bio

Our assistants in training, this duo are on their way to the floor and getting as much education on the way that they can.  Educated at Capri Cosmetology and then through our program at Visible Changes Hair Group, they are a very integral and important part of our talented group.  Schooled continually in Wella color and cutting techniques and Arrojo education they are an amazing support staff that keep sure that our clients and stylists have a great experience every time and every day.

  • Joan

Joan
Makeup Artist/Senior Stylist/Colorist

Bio

Senior stylist and a certified airbrush makeup artist, Joan has more than 28+ years of experience in the beauty industry.  Joan graduated from Westchester School of Beauty Culture along with certifications and Paul Mitchell hair cutting and coloring certifications and Wella hair color 2001. Joan received her certifications on airbrush makeup trained by Dena Olson, pioneer and inventor of airbrush makeup in North Hollywood, California.  Joan loves learning something new she continues to expand her expertise and skills and hair and makeup.  “My love and passion for this industry has kept me going 30 years and counting.  I love keeping up with all the latest trends and surrounding myself with talented people love what do.”

  • Courtney

Courtney
Jr. Stylist/Colorist

Bio

Courtney is currently a Junior Stylist at Visible Changes. She was born with a passion for this industry. She admits that her inspiration not only comes from her family of hairstylists, but also the fact that she can help make people feel beautiful while giving them an unforgettable experience. She has even said that, “Working at Visible Changes with such talented people has taught me so much more in the cosmetology field and motivated me to become a successful hairdresser like the people I’m surrounded by.” Courtney is always learning and looking to gaining knowledge with in-salon and Arrojo classes. “My bosses Jimmy and Bridget are kind, loving, and caring and run a down to earth experience for all of the clients. I see the passion Jimmy has for learning new things and techniques and he has given that to me” this is one reason why she is perfectionist that she is. Along with continued education through Wella and Arrojo, Courtney has taken Wella Freelight color classes with Sonia Dove and is certified in Keratin smoothing treatments and Wella color.

  • Carly

Carly
Stylist in Training/Assistant

Bio

Our assistants in training, this duo are on their way to the floor and getting as much education on the way that they can.  Educated at Capri Cosmetology and then through our program at Visible Changes Hair Group, they are a very integral and important part of our talented group.  Schooled continually in Wella color and cutting techniques and Arrojo education they are an amazing support staff that keep sure that our clients and stylists have a great experience every time and every day.

The Story Behind Visible Changes Hair Group

Visible Changes Hair Group came about through the vision of husband & wife Jimmy Arvanitis & Bridget Bader. It all began when Jimmy, who had been working in Rockland County for a number of years, had a strong desire for education that sent him to the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London, England.  After studying in London, Jimmy then trained and worked for Vidal Sassoon in New York City. While working at Sassoon he naturally gravitated toward educating other stylists.

While working in the salon his passion came to life from being entrenched in the creative team environment and being involved in photo shoots and fashion shows.  Shortly after, Jimmy moved on to Pirri International in Greenwich, Ct. as an Art Director where he was able to focus on education and working with other stylists as a team, which was always at the forefront of his mind.

Sometimes you have to stand alone just to make sure you still can.

No one can steal your peace without your permission.

Can we get this back to how it used to be?

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