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Chris & Kalina

owners

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Kalina Shtarkelova

master stylist

Hi, my name is Kalina and my husband, Chris, and I are the proud owners of Jacqueline’s Salon and Day Spa. As well as being the owner I am also a lead stylist at the salon.

I was born in Bulgaria, and my family moved to Florida in 2001. In 2004, I attended cosmetology school, and then went on to receive advanced training with world champion stylist, Michael Della Penna. In 2009 I became employed at Jacqueline’s as a stylist, and in 2017 Chris and I were given the opportunity to buy the salon.
What I love about the salon industry is that there is always something new to learn, it is always evolving and improving. At Jacqueline’s, we pride ourselves on honing our skills in our continuing education, and in this, way keeping up with the latest techniques in the industry.
We feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to carry on the longevity and excellent reputation of Jacqueline’s Salon and Day Spa.

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Ramo Saucedo

designer stylist

Hi, my name is Ramo and I am a Designer Stylist at Jacqueline’s Salon and Day Spa. I have been in the industry for 20+ years and have been a stylist at Jacqueline’s since 2014. I was born in Saginaw, MI, aka “Saganasty” as the natives call it. My sister moved to St. Petersburg and I got a taste for the beach and the warm weather and have not looked back since.

My creative talents include all aspects of hair styling. My favorite saying is, I like to think I give people what they want before they know they want it. I love to joke and make my clients laugh. Most of all I pride myself on sending you out of my chair feeling happy, beautiful, and confident.

When I am out of the salon you can find me trying all the new restaurants, travelling or telling the funniest jokes! Before I became a full-time hairstylist, I spent some time working in the travel business. I love to travel, and I have been to ten different countries so far. I have many more places to visit on my bucket list.

My goal is to make this world a more beautiful and happier place one client at a time. And yes, I am told I make a mean tamale.

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Rolando Bermudez

senior stylist

Hi, I’m Rolando and I am a barber at Jacqueline’s Salon and Day Spa. I was born and raised in Cuba, where I owned and operated a barbershop for over five years. Two years ago, I relocated to the United States. I am proud to say that in 2019 I won the Florida Skill USA in Barbering.  Barbering allows me a platform to showcase my artistic side on an array of people who lead various lifestyles.  

Every client that sits in my chair will feel confident that they will leave with a haircut that suits them and makes them feel great. I am here to help men to look and feel their best!

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Julie Tunsall

master stylist

Hi, my name is Julie and I have been a stylist at Jacqueline’s Salon and Day Spa since 2001. I was born in England and when I was a baby my family moved to St. Petersburg, FL.  I have been in the beauty industry since 1976.

I specialize in precision hair cutting as well as dimensional coloring that compliments your total look. I regularly attend the continuing education classes at Jacqueline’s to learn the newest trends and about the latest hair products. Recently, Jacqueline’s Salon and Day Spa has welcomed the Kevin Murphy products into the salon.  I love their Smooth Again Serum which helps me send you out the door with a beautiful polished and sculpted style.

I have a cat named KiKi who I love like my own, I build relationships with all my clients and am very friendly, easy to talk to!

I want each of my clients to feel their best inside and out. The personal connections I make with my clients fills a special place in my heart. This is why I love what I do.

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Madison Littke

senior stylist

Hi, my name is Madison and I have been at Jacqueline's Salon and Day Spa since 2020. I grew up in St. Petersburg and I have had a passion for hair and art since I was 13. This passion led me to the Aveda Institute to pursue a career in hairstyling. I chose the Aveda Institute because I am dedicated to natural and earth-friendly products.

I love doing balayage, blondes, shags and fashion colors the most!

I have three cats whom I love more than anything, I am a cancer and love anything about astrology, I am very personable, understanding and I'm your girl if you want a relaxing, quiet salon experience. Our salon carries the Kevin Murphy product line which is committed to the environment and offers fabulous products. I have been using their Leave in Repair, and I do not know what I would do without it!

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Dina Meringo

designer stylist

Hi, my name is Dina and I am a stylist at Jacqueline’s Salon and Day Spa with over three years of experience. I was born and raised in St. Pete Beach. I’m thrilled to be following my childhood dream of becoming a hairstylist.

I enjoy working with color and being creative with multi-color highlighting to create styles that turn heads. I also specialize in short, medium, and long haircuts. I love chatting with my clients and can talk to anyone, I value connection with all of my guests! My favorite products are Hydrate Me Shampoo & Conditioner, Smooth Again Serum, and Young Again Oil.

 

When out of the salon you can find me at the beach playing with my dogs. I enjoy finding new restaurants and love theme parks.  Lately though, I’m excited to say that my husband Max and I are expecting a baby August 2022!

Making you beautiful is my passion and I would love to see you in my chair.

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Melissa Penrose

master stylist
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Kyera Denham

master stylist

Hi! My name is Melissa and I am a hairstylist from PA & DMV area for 30 years . Hair color is my specialty (Corrective Color, Foils, Balayage, Painting, Color) but I also strive to stay current with the latest cut and style trends in the industry.  I love seeing the transformation of my clients whether it is a small tweak or a huge makeover!

 

I am very much inspired by Music, Fashion, Art as well as the energy that I see and feel around me - all of this shows in the details of my work. I am above all else inspired by the individual that I'm working with; my goal is bringing out the best in you . One of my gifts is intuitively creating appropriate, personalized looks.  I am also extremely personable as far as having a dialogue about your ambitions, and look forward to talking to you!

Hi! My name is Kyera and I am a master hairstylist of 20 years. I was raised in Tai Peng, Hong Kong, but have since moved around everywhere! I moved to St. Petersburg in 2021 from Colorado and have been enjoying the sunshine ever since.

I specialize in customized cuts, curly cuts, & corrective color. I also love to hand paint highlights for a beautiful, natural look.

My main priority as a stylist is giving you a completely personalized experience, connecting with my clients and truly understanding what they are looking for, providing the best service possible. I love working with healing energies and crystals, going to the beach, and biking.

I cant wait to meet you!

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Angel Zitlally

junior stylist

Hey there, I'm Angel, your newest stylist over at Jaqueline's! Graduated from Pinellas Technical College back in 2023, and I'm a proud Virgo. Clearwater's where I call home, with my adorable ginger cat as my sidekick.

When I'm not busy making magic happen in the salon, you can catch me hitting up concerts, jet-setting to new places, or getting my sweat on at the gym. And let me tell you, I'm all about those killer blowouts and rocking vivid colors!

Just so you know, my chair isn't just for hair—it's a safe space for everyone. So, come on in, let's chat, and let's make you look and feel amazing!

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makeup artist

Michelle Wilson

Hi, my name is Michelle Wilson and I have been a makeup artist for the past 21 years. I was working in Los Angeles doing TV,  Film & Print.
I moved back to Saint Petersburg in 2011 and started working at HSN, until they closed the makeup department due to Covid. Also, I work with local production companies doing commercials for TV & Print.
I am currently working on the HGTV show 100 Day Dream Home!
Please view some of my work on my Instagram, @michellelovesmakeup.

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Anna Pizzarelli

massage therapist

Hi, my name is Anna, and I have been a licensed massage therapist at Jacqueline’s Salon and Day Spa for over 20 years. I was born in Poland where I received a master’s degree in physical education from the Sport’s Academy located in the beautiful city of Gdańsk on the Baltic Sea. As a student and athlete, I was introduced to Kinesiology and Physical Therapy but fell in love with massage therapy. I believe in this oldest form of medical care and encourage everyone to experience the healing properties of this magic therapy.

After each massage session, I do my best to educate you about the importance of stretching, hydration and flexibility. I recommend receiving aromatherapy massage at least once a month for general health. My favorite product is Balance by Serene Living which includes notes of clary sage and citrus to help keep you calm and in control.

I believe everyone deserves a massage, so please be good to yourself and book one today. The healing power of touch in our 6 feet apart society is more important than ever.

I am so looking forward to meeting you!!!

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Ingrid Potoczny

reiki master

Hi, my name is Ingrid, and I was born and raised in Guayaquil-Ecuador (South America). My native language is Spanish, and English is my second language. I am the mother of a wonderful seven-years-old boy that I call “My Prince Charming.” He is my daily inspiration from the beginning to the end of the day.
I have worn many hats in my life which include working in radio, television, modeling, retail, customer relations, event planning and many more, but I have always ended up sitting down in my spiritual chair.  I am the second of three siblings and always admired my older brother’s ability to connect to people on a deeper/spiritual level.  His journey started at ten years old, mine started secretly at 18 while watching him use his hands and his energy to find answers for others.
I did not know what Reiki was or at least not in the scientific context of its nature. Many years had passed, many paths had been walked, many people had been touched by my energy and after realizing that I could be a bridge to help others cross difficult paths and help them align their spiritual and psychical body, my decision was made.  I left the corporate world and got my certification as a Reiki Master. My mantra has always been: Love what you do, and you will accomplish great things. I would love to help you discover the healing benefits and guidance that Reiki will bring to your life.

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skin care specialist

Michelle Frey

Hi, my name is Michelle and I just moved here from NYC. I’ve been an esthetician for 15 years. I love being an esthetician because of the impact you can have on someone’s life just by spending that time with them. Letting them decompress, unwind and truly making every client feel good on the inside and out. I would love to meet you and get you on a awesome skincare regime! 

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Eugene Mischenko

massage therapist

Hi, my name is Eugene, and I have been a massage therapist at Jacqueline’s Salon and Day Spa since 2003. I was born in Moscow, Russia, and moved to St. Petersburg in 2000. Since there is a St. Petersburg in Russia, I was hoping that St. Petersburg, Florida would be an ideal place for me. And I was right, it has been perfect for me and my family.

In Russia, I was a licensed osteopathic massage therapist. In 2001 I became a licensed massage therapist in the state of Florida. I work from the perspective of using the principles and aims that both massage and osteopathy share.
I have worked in this field for many years. There is no better feeling in the world than seeing the look of relief on someone’s face after they get off my table.
When I am out of the salon, you can find me spending time with my family. I am an avid runner, and swimmer. I love to swim in the Gulf all year long.
I am passionate about helping my clients find rejuvenation, relief from pain, and working to improve their health.

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Sasha Church

skin care specialist

Hi, my name is Sasha and I am a licensed Esthetician and certified Reiki Master attuned practitioner since 2022. I have been practicing yoga for over 25 years and more recently since 2018, I began the journey of yoga certification and the study of Ayurveda. In December of 2022, I became Reiki level III Master certified. While practicing in my personal life, I was so positively impacted that I decided to lean in more toward my nurturing potential and begin my profession as an Esthetician in 2022. In spring 2023, I enrolled in Online Organic Skin Care Formulation School in London, England to gain better knowledge of cosmetics and skincare products and their uses. Deciding to bring more awareness to the foundations of self care, self love, self awareness and healing, I wanted to be that person who my clients could rely on for that support. Whether it be balancing troubled skin or keeping your skin and body healthy over time. Feeling and looking your best in all seasons of our life is attainable through natural modalities and daily routines that nourish.

I'm a mom of two amazing young adults, several fur babes and I am a native to St.Pete, FL. Growing up with restaurant entrepreneur parents in the St. Pete Downtown area, I draw on this upbringing in the hospitality world to why I love people and my home town so much! I study karate martial arts, face yoga, skin science, essential oils, and Buddhist meditation. I am a forever student! I am also an avid community volunteer and my heart a lot times is involved in school programs, mentorship programs and local youth theater.

I can't wait to meet you and help you with your goals!

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Jordan Sexauer Custer

Hi, my name is Jordan. I began working at the front desk at Jacqueline’s Salon and Day Spa in 2010 while I was attending the Aveda Institute pursuing my cosmetology license. I graduated as a master stylist in 2011. Upon graduation, I switched from the front desk to become an apprentice at the salon and then became a hairstylist.
While I loved being a hairstylist, I realized that my true ambition was salon management.
After leaving for Jacksonville for two years and returning to St. Petersburg, I reconnected with Jacqueline’s and was offered a position in management.
When I am out of the salon, you can find me spending time with my husband and 5 year old son. He was named appropriately, because Rob and I are always on the run chasing, Chase. I love cooking, reading, photography, road trips, and family dinners!
I am passionate about what I do, and I am loving having the opportunity to help grow Jacqueline’s Salon and Day Spa into a major presence in our location.
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