Ellen Yusko @ellen.from.fringe Owner / Master Stylist / Colorist/ Certified Deva Inspired Stylist
With over 15 years of experience, Ellen is an accomplished stylist whose talents range from precision haircuts to custom colors and blonding techniques. She stays on the cutting edge of industry trends and specializes in creating the perfect color for each client. Throughout her career, she has travelled to train with elite stylists and colorists in New York, Boston, and Washington DC.
Ellen loves to transform her clients and bring visions to life. She recognizes the importance of her clients looking their best and enjoys being a part of creating their ever evolving look. Ellen also cherishes her role as a wife and mother of two beautiful girls. She is proud to add business owner to her repertoire.
Amy is proud to say that she has been a part of the beauty industry for over 30 years. She trained under, and worked alongside, some of the country’s most successful hair artists. As a stylist, continuing education has always been one of her top priorities. Amy has studied at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in LA and Toronto, become an L’Oreal master colorist, and been certified in the DevaCurl haircutting system.
Although Amy specializes in short haircuts, curly hair, and men’s clipper cutting, her extensive experience and education allows her to offer all of her clients fresh ideas and techniques to help create their best look. When not in the salon, Amy cherishes her time with her husband and their three beautiful children.
Erin is a native of Pittsburgh who has traveled to New York, Boston, Chicago and Washington DC for extensive training in various areas of the beauty industry. Her specialties include razor cutting, curly hair, and blowouts.
Erin loves building new relationships with her clients, and feels happy and proud as they leave the salon loving their hair and having more confidence in themselves. In her free time, Erin enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter.
Bonnie realized her love for hairstyling at a young age while practicing on her five sisters. Upon completion of cosmetology school, she traveled to New York City to further her education, and continues to attend classes and shows to hone her craft.
Bonnie specializes in long hair designs, balayage, highlights, and formal styles. Schedule an appointment with her before your next special event, and let her create a beautiful style that's right for you. When she's not busy at Fringe, Bonnie enjoys cooking with her husband , and spending time with her family, and her little Yorkies, Chloe and Cameo.
Melanie is happy to bring her talents to Fringe, and to be back in a salon with longtime friends and clients. She started her training with Ellen and Erin over ten years ago, and has since studied in New York, Boston, and at the Graham Webb Academy in Washington D.C.
Melanie loves to create dimensional color, and is renowned for her blowdry and styling skills. With her keen eye for style, she and her husband enjoy home renovation and decorating projects together in their spare time. Melanie loves being a mom to Lincoln, and is excited to welcome a baby girl to the family soon too!
Maci DiNofrio @maci.dinofrio Level 2 Stylist / Colorist / Certified Head Shape Matters Haircutter We are pleased to have Maci DiNofrio as part of our team at Fringe! Maci is a Pittsburgh native who has worked as a stylist in the Wexford area for several years. In addition to her dimensional colors, she loves to create precision haircuts, and is certified as a Head Shape Matters Haircutter and Educator. This system of cutting is a mathematical method used to achieve tailored haircuts that fall perfectly from each individual’s head shape.
In her spare time, Maci enjoys travelling and keeping an active lifestyle. Taking Hot Yoga classes, and spending time with her two dogs, Gilligan and Harley, are her favorite ways to spend a day off.
Janelle is a recent graduate of Bella Capelli Academy where she received her training and cosmetology license. Most days she works side by side with Amy or Ellen as she continues to perfect her skills. Janelle has recently started to accept her own clients on certain days as well. She is a quick learner and enjoys working as part of a team and meeting new people.
Janelle was drawn to cosmetology out of her love for creative expression. She is happiest when she is spending time in nature, preferably enjoying music festivals with friends.
Vanessa Swall Salon Coordinator/Associate Stylist
Vanessa, (or V, as she prefers to be called by friends) has recently moved to Pittsburgh from the D.C. area, and is excited to be enrolled in cosmetology school at North Hills Beauty Academy. She loves to chat with clients at the desk, and gives the most amazing shampoo, complete with a relaxing scalp and neck massage.
V likes to travel to concerts and festivals with her friends in her spare time. She's our resident "glitter girl" who loves her makeup and hair to sparkle and shine just as bright as her positive, friendly personality.
Debbie Schunk Salon Coordinator
Debbie is the smiling face behind our front desk and on the phone most days. She loves to talk with clients in the salon about everything from her favorite products, to her favorite recipes. Lucky for us, Debbie is super organized and is always working on new ways to make the salon run more efficiently.
In her spare time it can be tough to track her down! She and her husband enjoy bike riding, hiking, birdwatching, traveling, and spending time with their daughter. Debbie is an incredible cook, and often brings in her famous baked goods to share. If you are lucky enough to be in the salon on these days, do not pass up the pastries!
Mackenzie Hunter Salon Assistant
Mackenzie is a student at North Hills High School and Beattie Technical School's cosmetology program. Upon graduation she is excited to start our associate program to become a stylist at Fringe! She is super sweet, always willing to help out, and attends all of the extra education we offer to our staff when she's not in school. She loves formal hairstyling, and is always busy styling her friends for dances and events.
Growing up with a hairstylist for a mom, Mackenzie knew what she wanted to do from a young age. She is close with her family, and loves to spend time with them at their beach house. Stay tuned for big things from this young lady!