Vaiani & Clarke Salon

15 Cypress Street
Newton, MA 02459


Meet the Team

Pictured above, from left to right: Rose Ricardo, Katie Bouchard, Adelle Andrade, Gia Clarke, Nicole Vaiani, Katie Rossi, Armela Dano, Alex Escobar, and Domingas Nogueira

Gia Clarke

Gia Clarke began her career in retail management and customer service relations. She then decided to pursue her passion for hair, makeup, and fashion by attending Blaine Hair Academy, receiving high honors at graduation. Since her formal education, Gia has made a name for herself as a master stylist in precision cutting and has held such title for 12 years. Along with Blaine Hair Academy, Gia trained with world-renowned makeup artist David Nicholas.

Gia’s services include Deva Curl Haircuts as well as Brazilian Blowout and Keratin services as well as her other hair and makeup services. Gia made her dream of owning her own salon a reality when she and co-owner Nicole Vaiani opened Vaiani & Clarke Salon in 2013.

Outside of the salon, Gia expresses her passion for beauty by conducting her services at weddings, private parties, proms, and other special events.

Nicole Vaiani

Nicole Vaiani started her training as a stylist during high school. She studied at the Soho Academy in New York to achieve her Balayage certification. She is also certified in Keratin and Brazilian Blowout treatments as well as Great Lengths Hair Extensions. Nicole is also a Goldwell Certified Colorist and specializes in Balayage, highlighting, corrective coloring, haircutting and tonal color matching.

After her time working at other salons, she is proud to call herself Master Colorist an co-owner at Vaiani & Clarke Salon. Nicole aims to empower and inspire women with her services. Nicole constantly furthers her education by attending hair shows and classes throughout the United States as well as with celebrity stylists to always ensure that she is on trend. She plans to take her education to an international level in her future.

Adelle Andrade

Adelle has been a cosmetologist for over seven years, she attended Blaine Hair School and graduated top of her class in 2005. Adelle is certified in Goldwell color, Keratin and Brazilian Blowout treatment services. She also specializes in precision cutting, highlighting, color toning, and Balayage.

Adelle attended the Soho Academy in NYC to achieve her certification in Balayage. Adelle is an avid lover of fashion with a mindset that is always ahead of the trend. She brings this attitude to each of her clients. Adelle attends yearly hair shows and classes in NYC and Chicago to further her education and to ensure her clients are always given the most up-to-date services.

Katie Rossi

Katie Rossi has over a decade of experience as a cosmetologist. Katie specializes in color and she brings an unparalleled passion and dedication to her craft.

Her fortes include corrective colors, color changes and highlighting. She also excels at Elumen color services. Along with being a master colorist, Katie is also a Goldwell Educator and has been training other stylists since 2002.

Katie received her training with Goldwell at their international training summits in London, England and has taught advanced color education for Goldwell at salons all across New England. Katie is also certified in Great Lengths Hair Extensions.

Domingas Nogueira

Domingas comes from a long line of cosmetologists and stylists, and has been in the beauty industry for over ten years. Domingas specializes in precision cuts, short cuts, event styling and updo's. Domingas' specialty is cutting and styling curly hair.

Domingas is also certified in Deva Curl Haircuts as well as Keratin and Brazilian Blowout treatment services. Domingas even had the opportunity of doing a Brazilian Blowout on actress Mila Kunis for her role in the hit comedy Ted.

Alex Escobar

Alex found her passion for beauty at a young age. After high school, Alex attended Beauty Creators Academy to fulfill her beauty education. Alex has over 7 years of experience working with new styles and finishes.

Alex’s specialties lie in precision haircuts, diva cutting, updo's, event styling, braiding, as well as clipper cuts and short cuts for men and women. Alex attends many local education events to ensure she is always up-to-date with the newest styles. Alex is also certified in Keratin, Brazilian Blowout treatment services as well as Arrojo waving services.

Armela Dano

Armela, like many stylists, discovered her love for styling hair at an early age. She recalls memories of doing her siblings hair and dreams of being a professional stylist. Armela attended and graduated from hair school in Europe and brought her passion for hair with her when she moved to the United States.

Shortly after moving to Boston, she attended Bojack Academy and became a licensed cosmetologist in 2012. Armela specializes in precision cuts, updo's, braiding, event styling and wedding parties. Armela is also certified in Keratin, Brazilian Blowout treatment services as well as the Arrojo waving service.

Rose Ricardo

Rose has over 24 years of experience as a hairstylist ranging from Boston to Chicago and has spent the past 14 years in Newton. Her education has brought her as far as London and Paris. Rose is also certified as a Goldwell colorist.

Rose’s specialties include razor cuts for which she studied with Bumble&Bumble and dimensional hair color, highlighting. Along with advanced cutting techniques she acquired at Tony & Guy, Rose’s repertoire includes all of today’s innovative hairstyles.

Katie Bouchard

Katie Bouchard has been a stylist for the past ten years. While she attended the Paul Mitchell School for her cosmetology training, she also attended the Advanced Toni and Guy Academy as well as the Bumble&Bumble Institute in New York. She also attended the New York Goldwell Academy and specializes in Goldwell color.

Katie’s true passion lies in remaining with her clients from color to cutting to give a personalized experience.

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