Michelle Iorio created THE aRT OF HAIR in 2003, and her ample experience and talent come from a wellspring of places. The opportunity to delve into celebrity hairstyling while in Hollywood led to actress Kristie Swanson hiring her as her personal stylist for her wedding photographs and several publicity events, including the Academy Awards. During Michelle‘s time as a Schwarzkopf professional educator, she had the experience of working New York fashion week alongside award-winning and celebrity stylists. Her experience teaching other stylists, whether at THE aRT OF HAIR, hair shows, or while visiting other salons, is extensive. Michelle is well-known for her dry cutting techniques. She combines her sculpted styles and creative color designs to enhance the beauty of each client by complementing facial features, skin tones, hair texture and lifestyle. Her eye for detail is as sharp as her scissor’s blade. She says, “It makes me happy to see my clients’ faces light up with excitement when they look in the mirror and fall in love with their own reflections. The love, support and friendship I have received from them enables me to have the confidence to see the future with limitless possibilities at the creative place that I call home… you call THE aRT OF HAIR.”


Michelle Iorio


Creative Director

As a second generation stylist and Newburgh native, Mia loves working with her client’s natural hair texture and can create the perfect shape for any hair type or length.  She uses advanced coloring techniques such as balayage to bring her haircuts to life and is a master at sculpting curly locks -as evidenced by her loyal and diverse clientele.  She loves styling for weddings and special events and notes that “creating waves, lived-in looks and up dos are a secret passion” of hers.  

Mia Rivas

TaOH team member since 2014

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Jessica’s passion for color was born early on in her cosmetology training.  She says the best part of being a colorist is bringing clients joy “by choosing what compliments their skin tones and accents their features.”  She has a keen talent for taking her clients visions and making them into reality and loves being such a vital part of THE aRT OF HAIR team. 

Jessica Ramos

TaOH team member since 2014

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Madison’s passion for hair started when she swept up hair after her mother’s clients as a young girl.  She fell in love with dry-cutting techniques and coloring at THE aRT OF HAIR, and has been using her artistic eye and talents to build a loyal clientele over the last few years with us. She is certified in Bellami Hair Extensions services and has a career-focused eye on new trends as she continually expands her hair repertoire. She looks up to independent women and loves working alongside her sister, Marinna.

Madison Vasta

TaOH team member since 2017

After obtaining her cosmetology license while still in her teens, Marinna fell in love with making others feel beautiful.  She enjoys being creative and sharing her artistry. From blow outs to intricate braiding, Marinna loves adding the perfect finishing touches to her clients’ hair. Alongside her sister, Madison, she is thrilled to be part of THE aRT OF HAIR team.

Marinna Vasta

TaOH team member since 2020