Salon Bella Vita is a full-service salon in Tahoe City with a highly creative and experienced team of bridal beauty stylists.
Sarina Bruno - Stylist
Sarina has been working in the beauty industry for over ten years, first focusing on skincare and makeup. Sarina trained in New Hampshire at the Institute of Skin Science and continued to pursue makeup artistry taking classes with MAC Cosmetics as well as education in airbrush makeup. Her experience ranges from bridal makeup to makeup and hairstyling for major ad campaigns. Sarina expanded her expertise by pursuing hairstyling at the Portland and Reno Paul Mitchell Academies where she was accepted into their Phase Two advanced styling course. After graduation, she further honed her craft by assisting in a salon in Nevada for 9 months before going to work at Salon Bella Vita. Sarina continues to pursue educational experiences in both hair and makeup and loves creating organic, sun-kissed highlights as well as more avant-garde colors and cuts.
Danielle Carrette - Stylist
Danielle is a second-generation hairdresser who has traveled internationally for almost 20 years working on the cutting edge of the hair, make-up, and fashion industry, specializing in everything from cut, color, bridal styles, keratin treatments, and make-up. She assisted the artistic global director of Paul Mitchell for 9 years, during which time she was responsible for stage shows, workshops, and demos all over the world. Danielle has also worked on national TV and print ad campaigns and continues her artistic creativity to this day. She is now based in Lake Tahoe, California, at Salon Bella Vita where she has developed a very loyal clientele, some of which make special trips to Tahoe for her expertise. Danielle is also one of the top wedding hair and make-up specialists in the Lake Tahoe area and abroad. She travels to Positano Italy every year for special wedding requests. You can visit her portfolio at DanielleCarreteHair.com. Danielle takes pride in her passion and love for her career. She provides exceptional service and pays full attention to detail for every client who sits in her chair. When reliability and satisfaction are paramount, Danielle delivers with beautiful results in beautiful places!
Nicole Oxandaboure - Stylist
Nicole Oxandaboure was raised in Tahoe City and graduated from cosmetology school in 2008. She attended Bumble and Bumble in New York City for razor and scissor cutting techniques, completed advanced Goldwell color training, certified in the Brazilian Blowout treatment and enjoys doing wedding hair for the bride's special day. She is constantly going to classes and staying up to date with all the new styles. Her goal is to have each and every one of her clients leave the salon completely satisfied with their new look!
Sarina and Nicole are an utter joy to work with. I did a hair and makeup trial with Sarina at Bella Vita's salon in Tahoe City, and Sarina is really great about taking your inspiration pictures and what you normally wear and incorporating it into a makeup and hair look that has you looking like your best self. Sarina did the hair and makeup for myself (the bride), the makeup for my bridal party, and Nicole did the hair for my bridal party. I was incredibly nervous about running over on time and somehow Sarina and Nicole were able to have us running an hour ahead of schedule! These ladies were on time at the venue day of, were incredibly flexible with each ladies' requests and gave me such peace of mind.
Danielle and Sarina at Salon Bella Vita were the perfect additions to our vendor team! Even without a trial, they executed my vision perfectly. Danielle worked quickly to style my hair perfectly and Sarina's makeup was flawless! Each lady was a calming presence on what could be a stressful day!
I worked with Salon Bella Vita for my wedding & was very pleased! Sarina & Nicole did the hair of myself (as the bride) and my bridesmaids and we were all very happy! My hair trial was several months prior to the wedding with Sarina, and she tried a couple of different styles that I liked. I ended up slightly changing my mind on what I wanted prior to the actual wedding day, and she was very flexible and confident in the change. I ended up LOVING my hair - it was exactly what I pictured - and it held up wonderfully the entire wedding day & looked beautiful in pictures. Thank you, Salon Bella Vita!!!
Bella Vita did an incredible job styling my bridal party's hair for my wedding! They came to our house and did a range of up-do's and blow drys, all of which looked lovely and natural and not overdone. Perfect for an outdoor wedding in Tahoe!