Pavlova Salon | Best Hair Salon in St. James & Wading River, NY
Pavlova has been considered the best salon on Long Island, with two great locations in St. James and Wading River, NY. We serve Smithtown and all areas.

Wading River, New York Staff


The staff at Pavlova Salon is dedicated to continually improving their expertise and are committed to your ultimate personal satisfaction. Read a little more about each of our hair stylists, color experts, and other beauty experts and staff at the Wading River location below. Make an appointment with the stylist you feel most comfortable with that can meet your needs and matches your personality.

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Lorri062416Lorri has been a nail technician for almost 30 years. She prides herself on giving her clients a professional, friendly, sanitary and peaceful experience. Lorri specializes in the natural manicure as well as acrylic, gel, pedicure, and facial waxing services. You can expect the top products such as OPI, CND, Gelish to be used. When she is not working Lorri enjoys the beach, exercising, reading and spending time with her teenage son.




Kaitlyn joined the Pavlova family in 2012 at its Wading River location. She specializes in regular and airbrush makeup with a wide array of pallets ranging from natural to edgy to funk and glam. She has received extensive training from the Wells World Studio in NYC and she continues to perfect her passion for style and beauty. Known for her always changing locks, Kaitlyn believes that “beauty is best reflected when one is truly happy, both inside and out”. When she isn’t mixing colors at Pavlova, she can be found with family and friends enjoying a good book or sampling some of Long Island’s great Mexican cuisine.




Pavlova Salon Hair Stylists AnnetteAnnette has been a hair stylist for over 35 years. Originally studying under world-renowned celebrity hair colorist and expert Beth Minardi, Annette has also studied hair coloring with the Doves and Wella. She has furthered her hair cutting and styling education and talents with Sasoon, Wella, Thermofuse, Sexy, Redken, Sebastian and Eufora, including Eufora International in 2009 and 2010. Annette is an expert at razor cutting, men’s classic haircutting and women’s long and short hair styles and current trends. When she’s not delighting clients at Pavlova Salon’s Wading River, NY location, Annette enjoys exercising, reading and crocheting and spending time with her family and friends, including her husband of 27 years, her two sons and granddaughter.



Pavlova Salon nail specialist JamieNail specialist Jamie has been making her clients her friends for over 15 years. Gaining experience at four different very competitive salons from Syosset to Port Jefferson, NY, in 2008 she found a home at the Pavlova Salon in Wading River. Committed to staying on the cutting edge of her specialties in natural spa manicures, gel and acrylic nail services and makeup, Jamie counts the OPI Axxium Gel Nails, Brisa CND Gel Nails Forever French, OIP/CND Acrylic Systems, SND Sea Spa Manicure, Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup and Gelish Gel Manicure among her most important trainings and certifications. When she’s not spending time with the loyal clients/friends she adores, she likes to be at the beach with a good book, at the gym working out or snuggling with her loving pug, Sofie.



Pavlova Salon Hair Stylist KerriA Wella Master Colorist and SoCap extensions expert, Kerri enjoys the camaraderie and family dynamic of the Pavlova, Wading River, NY team, making her working hours “an amazing experience”. When she’s not at the salon, Kerri enjoys keeping up with the latest trends and techniques of her craft through numerous continuing education courses. She describes her personal and professional style as very eclectic, ranging from very natural to very funky and fun. Although her career and continuing education keep her very busy, when she gets time away from the salon, she enjoys spending it at the gym, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.



Pavlova Salon Hair Stylist CourtneyCourtney joined the Pavlova Salon team when the location first opened in 2003. After attending many color and cutting classes at the Wella Studion in New York City, Courtney has developed a strong and dedicated following, of which she is very proud. She describes her style of cutting and coloring to be an extension of her client’s natural beauty, bringing out the best features unique to every client. Her goal with every hairstyle is to ensure her client’s would look at home on the red carpet in Hollywood when they leave her chair. When she’s not prepping her clients for the red carpet, Courtney can be found with her family and boyfriend enjoying all the culinary delights throughout Long Island and New York.

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Pavlova Salon Hair Stylist CourtneyA stylist at the Pavlova Salon location in Wading River, NY, since 2008, Lauren has been developing her craft since 2005. Totally committed to continuous educational training in her field to further her skills and experience, Lauren considers the training she received at Paul Mitchell in Florida to be among the most influential of her career. Lauren is passionate about the beauty industry and is inspired by reinventing classic cuts and the color that complements those styles. When she’s not expanding her skills and delighting her clients, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends at the local Long Island beaches.

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Pavlova Salon Hair Stylist Lauren PLauren P has been a professional hair stylist at Pavlova Salons in Wading River since 2006. Lauren specializes in long hair styles, with full, bouncy layers that complement her client’s faces and personal style. Her favorite look to create includes soft, sexy waves with lots of volume. Lauren is always looking to further her skills and expand her talents with continuing classes at New York City’s Wella Studio as well as through classes offered right in Pavlova Salon. When she’s not delighting her clients at Pavlova Salon in Wading River, NY, or furthering her considerable skills and talents, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends and working out at the gym.



Pavlova Salon Hair Stylist DeanaDeana has been in the hair styling industry for over 20 years and at Pavlova Salon in Wading River, NY for the last 5, where she has enjoyed working alongside a creative team of stylists, colorists and technicians. Over 20 years, Deana has taken so many continuing education, training and certification courses in every aspect of hair care and styling that there are too many to count or list. Always on the cutting edge of hair styling, when she’s not training or working, Deana enjoys her time off with her husband Mike and her dogs George and Jazmine, riding her Jeep on the beach or her motorcycle on the road.


Pavlova Salon Hair Stylist TonyaWith more than a decade of experience as a professional salon hair stylist, Tonya says her passion is to help all her client’s look and feel their best. Tonya specializes in natural-looking, dimensional hair color and both long and short layered cuts with maximum movement and style. To achieve her professional style and stay up to date with the latest trends and techniques, she has studied with Wella, Framesi, and Bumble and Bumble. Tonya’s personal work ethic includes a strong commitment to honesty, patience, creativity and hard work, all functioning together to produce a beautiful end result for each of her clients. In her free time away from Pavlova Salon, Tonya enjoys crocheting accessories for her two beautiful children and spending time with her husband.


AshlieProfile062416Ashlie joined the Pavlova team in 2013. She enjoys all aspects of the beauty industry and finds inspiration by continuing her education through the Wella Word Studio in NYC. She is passionate about making her clients feel beautiful. She finds happiness in giving her clients what they desire. Some of her favorites are men’s cuts and redheads ranging from strawberry blondes to fiery reds and everything in between. When she’s not learning new skills and working with who she considers her second family, she can be found exploring the island, spending time with those she loves, and always finding inspiration.


Hilda has been in the beauty industry for over seven years.She joined Pavlova Salon at its St. James, NY location, in 2007 and transitioned to the Wading River Pavlova Salon family in 2009.Hilda specializes in curly hair styling and curly dry cuts and enjoys teaching her clientele how to care for and love their natural curls. Hilda also specializes in Airbrush Makeup creating beautiful Bridal Makeup along with stunning glamorous Red Carpet looks.She prides herself in her ability to visualize and personalize a look for each client that sits in her chair, taking into consideration their needs and concerns.Hilda’s desire and drive to continually refine her art as a stylist and makeup artist motivates her to stay on the cutting edge by continuously attending educational courses.Hilda says she is delighted to work with such talented team in the warm and inviting atmospheres of the Pavlova Salons in Wading River and Saint James, NY.Being a creative person by nature, in addition to her passion for beauty, Hilda enjoys interior design, crafts, sewing, baking and remodeling her home in her spare time.Away from the salon, she dedicates her time to her amazing husband, children and doggy Princey.