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 updos. 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, color 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 has recently welcomed an aborable baby boy!
Vanessa Swall Salon Coordinator / Aspiring Stylist
Vanessa, (or V, as she prefers to be called by friends) has recently moved to Pittsburgh from the D.C. area, and is ready to start her cosmetology training 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.