Our Team

Our team of experienced stylists take tremendous pride in sharing their talent; vision and knowledge, helping each client bring their unique style to life.


Jessica was born in Holyoke, MA and relocated to Vernon, CT when she was 12 years old. She has been interested in the beauty industry ever since she can remember, and she started practicing in middle school and high school doing her friends and family members hair for special events i.e. prom, formal events, etc. Before she entered the field, she went to school for massage therapy and graduated from Brandford Hall in 2007 but soon realized that massage therapy was not what she wanted to do for a career. Jessica graduated from the International Institute of Cosmetology in 2015 where she studied with Wella and Sebastian. She has advanced education in J Beverly Hills, Kemon, and Kevin Murphy. She specializes in up-dos, balayage, and she loves to do traditional highlights. Some of her favorite products to use are: Kevin Murphy motion lotion, Kevin Murphy anti gravity, and Loma molding crème. She secretly likes to draw and her favorite color is green.

Advanced Stylist/ Owner


Dani is a 2013 graduate of the International Institute of Cosmetology. Some of Dani's specialties include men's cuts (fades), special event up-do's, and color. Dani grew up wanting to be a veterinarian, but that quickly changed once she starting working as a salon receptionist. From then on, she knew that she wanted to be behind the chair. Dani is certified in Keratin treatments and she has experience with several professional product lines. 

Advanced Stylist/ General Manager


Katie is a 2009 graduate from New England School of Hairdressing who joined the Epic team as an advanced stylist. Katie had always enjoyed styling her friends hair in high school, specifically for dances, proms, and she was heavily involved in theater. After one semester at college, she realized her true passion lied in a creative atmosphere, and becoming a hair stylist quickly became her true goal in life. Katie specializes in formal up-do styling and multi dimensional color formulation. She likes to create a personal and comfortable atmosphere with her clients behind the chair, as she has found that building that bond helps form and maintain a positive and productive stylist/client relationship. When Katie isn’t behind the chair you’ll usually find her singing karaoke, or “jamming” to Rihanna. Katie’s absolute favorite products to use are Kevin Murphy Anti Gravity, Loma Reparative Tonic, and Loma Nourishing Oil Treatment.

Advanced Stylist


Hillary grew up in Coventry, CT on her family Christmas tree farm. She found her passion for the beauty industry at a young age when her grandmother would do her cousin's prom hair at home. When Hillary was 15, she had the honor of doing her cousins hair and makeup for her wedding. Hillary is a 2015 graduate from the International Institute of Cosmetology; from which she received her cosmetology certificate and license. She has taken many advanced cutting and coloring classes throughout her career and she strives to stay educated on the latest trends. In 2017, she had the opportunity to enter into a Redken Covershoot color contest, and she placed in the top 5 for "cool blondes". Hillary specializes in blowouts, bob haircuts, blonding, highlighting, and enhancing her guests natural beauty. She enjoys making each and every one of her clients fall in love with her hair! 

Advanced Stylist


Vanessa is a 2009 graduate from the International Institute of Cosmetology, where she was awarded Best Colorist of her class. She lived in Dallas, TX for 4 years where she became a certified makeup artist and also has her certification on both Brazilian blowouts and Keratin complex. She is dedicated to continuing her education on the latest trends and techniques on color and cutting. She has always loved everything about the beauty industry, and prides herself in making sure her clients walk out of the salon feeling beautiful.

Advanced Stylist


Christina was born and raised in South Windsor, CT. Christina graduated from Marinello School of Beauty for hairdressing, and she also graduated from the International Institute of Cosmetology with her Esthetics certification. She has always had a passion for hair and makeup. All throughout high school, you could find Christina doing her friends hair and makeup for special events. Along with J Beverly Hills and Nayo; Christina is also cross trained in Wella and Coppola Keratin Treatment. Some of her strengths are mens cuts, updos, and special event styles. Christina’s favorite products to use are Kevin Murphy Smooth Again and Kevin Murphy Night Rider. In her spare time, you can find Christina spending time with her son Caiden!

Level 2 Stylist


Becca was born and raised in East Hartford, CT. She initially attended college as a vocal performance major in Nashville, Tennessee, however, she knew her true passion was for the beauty industry. From an early age, she watched her aunt work in the industry and fell in love with it herself. Becca was often doing her friends and family members hair and makeup throughout the years of her schooling, and she also had the privilege of doing weddings for them as well! Becca graduated Paul Mitchell the School North Haven in 2017 where she received her cosmetology license. She also completed the John Casablanca program for makeup artistry where she received her makeup artist license, and she is also certified in tape in extensions! Becca enjoys doing vivid colors, balayage techniques, makeup, and taking classes frequently to make sure she is up to speed on the new trends to keep her clients happy and feeling beautiful!

Level 1 Stylist


Brianna grew up in Coventry, CT. From a very young age, she knew she wanted to be in the beauty industry when she grew up. She was always the go-to person to style friends and family members hair for proms and special events, as well as just for fun. Brianna graduated high school in 2011, and started college immediately the next Fall. She graduated in 2013 from Manchester Community College with an Associates degree in Business Administration. While Brianna was attending MCC, she decided she also wanted to pursue her cosmetology license. She began cosmetology school at the International Institute of Cosmetology in January of 2013 and graduated in January of 2014. Brianna scored an 100% on her Connecticut State Board test for her cosmetology license. While Brianna loves to do hair, she also loves to be a part of the behind the scenes operations. She is our Marketing Specialist here at EPIC Salon; focusing on social media engagement, promotions, and digital marketing. You can find her behind the desk and also behind the chair!

Marketing Specialist


South Windsor native Ashley has always had a love for helping people feel their best. Her love of beauty started from a young age but blossomed when she graduated from the International Institute of Cosmetology in 2017. Since then she has grown her love of Esthetics into transforming her clients in a way not only cosmetically but emotionally. Her specialties include but are not limited to, anti aging, hyper-pigmentation, relaxation facials, and her personal favorite, acne. In addition to skincare, Ashley also specializes in speed waxing, makeup, and impromptu karaoke sessions. When she is not in the facial room Ashley enjoys 80's rock dance parties, kayaking/ hiking, traveling the world and spending time with her fur children. She is a PCA certified specialist and makes it her goal to have you leave the salon with a GLOW that shines through!

Spa Program Manager/ Licensed Esthetician

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Tuesday: 10AM- 8PM
Wednesday: 10AM- 8PM
Thursday: 10AM- 8PM
Friday: 9AM- 5PM
Saturday: 8AM- 3PM
Sunday & Monday: Closed
EPIC Salon
1678 Ellington Road
South Windsor, CT