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 prestigious Academy Awards. During Michelle‘s time as a Schwarzkopf professional educator, she had the experience of working New York fashion week. A passion of hers was teaching other stylists color knowledge and techniques, whether at THE aRT OF HAIR, hair shows, or visiting other salons. Michelle is well-known for her dry cutting techniques and detailed coloring applications. 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

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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 also enjoys cutting, blowouts, keratin treatments and facial waxing. Jessica is also fluent in Spanish.  

Jessica Ramos

TaOH team member since 2014

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Madison Vasta
TaOH team member
since 2017

 Another second generation stylist, Madison fell in love with dry-cutting techniques and coloring at THE aRT OF HAIR. She has been using her artistic eye and talents to build a loyal clientele. 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 loves being creative with color techniques such as, baby lights and balayage, and enjoys doing color corrections and hair transformations. She looks up to independent women, and loves being apart of our team.  Madison says "THE aRT OF HAIR is my second home."