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Rossana Casale

Rossana Casale trained to be a professional stylist at Salon Mario Russo, officially joining the team in 1999. Her continuing education at Salon Mario Russo has enhanced and broadened her passion for styling. She has also studied with Sebastian and Bumble & Bumble in New York. Rossana’s clients include television personalities and Boston Celtics Dancers. She has worked for runway shows, including St. John, Chanel, and the Paul Pierce Truth Foundation Show. She uses an honest, realistic approach to consult with clients and enable them to leave the salon feeling polished, pampered, and pretty. Rossana finds inspiration in all things feminine and conveys this through soft, flowing, flattering hairstyles that unlock the potential in a woman’s hair and enhance her best features. Her specialty is in cutting and styling long hair, while her vast clientele has complete confidence in her range of abilities that encompass edgier cuts as well as precision men’s haircuts. Rossana places great importance on teaching her clients how to maintain their new look at home. She believes that her success is based on the client being able to duplicate the look she gives them. With a little bit of time and effort, her clients are able to recreate the style.

David Donnelly

David Donnelly

David is originally from Stoneham MA. and always knew what he wanted to be…it was getting there that the path was complicated.

Growing up as a twin has its perks and perils. David and his brother grew up in the same household and are identical yet at an early age discovered they each had very different interests. David realized he loved to make people feel good and excels in client servicing.

After graduating high school, he began attending hair school while working nights at ‘Cheesecake Factory’. It was there that he learned how to multi-task… at a very young age.
He became the stylist to all his work counterparts and made the decision to leave restaurant work and become a part of the Newbury St culture. As he completed his on again off again attendance to hair school, he was also attending our Mario Russo in salon training. Many of our clients recognize David as he has been our lead senior coordinator for 3 years prior to his graduation from Mario Russo training. His ability to connect with our clients, understand what their needs are, while being patient has proven invaluable to his skill set as a stylist. He is well versed with all hair products and is always available to chat about ‘what’s best or what’s new with the industry.

In addition, and most importantly, David has successfully completed training with Hot Heads Tape in extensions along with being Keratin Complex certified. He has a true passion for hair texture, altering it, adding it and knowing what textured hair needs to look and be its best. Afterall, he has been crafting his skills since 2013.

Come see why David is a true professional and an asset to our team at the seaport. His meticulous blow outs last for days!

Josie Faria

Josie Faria

Master stylist and colorist, Josie Maria Faria brings a sophisticated, international sensibility to her clientele. Originally from Portugal, Josie is well-traveled with a great eye for style, learning her techniques in both cut and color from the very best in the hair industry.

In 1994, Josie joined the Sassoon brand, which is renowned for its perfectionist approach to design, cut, and in particular, shape. It was with that training, Josie mastered the art of styling to bring out the best in every client. As a result, she cuts, colors and styles to suit the individual and never to merely follow a trend.

Josie next went onboard with Wella, in order to add mastery of the nuances of color to her slate. She truly found her métier as a colorist. She took her skills to the next level to become a certified Wella educator. She is an incredibly gifted colorist, which requires her to be not only an artist, but also a chemist. Josie knows how to adapt her technique to suit the individual client, whether they want subtle blonde highlights or flaming reds. She is adept at covering grey hair while delivering incredible shine and luster. Combining a flattering cut with stunning color is her gift, and all who schedule with her leave the salon feeling beautiful.

For the past 25 years, Josie has been styling hair at the top salons of Back Bay’s famed Newbury Street. She has won numerous awards for her achievements in both cut and color. Josie continues to take master classes and workshops to keep abreast of evolving techniques in her field and to maintain her high-level talents. It’s no wonder her clients remain loyal to Josie and trust their beautiful hair to no one else!

Violet Furxhi

Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Winner Best Blowout 2007 & Best Hair Extension 2019

Violet was born and raised in Albania, where at an early age she realized her natural talent for helping people make their hair dreams a reality. Having trained with Vidal Sassoon in Santa Monica, she joined Salon Mario Russo in 2002, and quickly developed her natural ability to help her clients understand their hair. Violet is trained and practices the latest methods and new technology with hair extensions. She is one of the most sought after stylists by the brides and bridal parties. The 2007 Boston Magazine Best of Boston winner for “Best Blow Dry”, is known for her beautiful up-dos, twists and chignons. She has created looks for Boston society and celebrities, including Belinda Carlisle of the Go Go’s, Tonya Chen Mezrich of NECN, Wendy Nicks of NBC, and many others. She has created runway looks for Mike & Ton Fall/Winter 2011, and was one of the stylists of the Michael DePaulo’s Couture lookbook Fall/Winter 2011. Her hair styles and up-dos have been featured in the Improper Bostonian, the NECN’s Morning show with Tonya Mezrich and Bridget Blythe, and the Bridal Styles Boutique. Violet is dedicated to make all her clients leave the salon not only with a look they love, but also with a look they can maintain everyday.

Patricia Zurn

Patricia Zurn

Education Director

Becoming a stylist for some is a natural progression.  Hair transforms into art and hairdressing becomes a stylist’s expression of their art.  This is true for Patricia.

Having grown up in a rural community in Maine, at the age of eighteen she migrated to Boston.  She knew city life was calling.  She attended and graduated from Mass Art with her degree in fine arts. It was during that time, after graduation, and before full time employment, that she discovered hairdressing.

The similarities were overwhelming.  She could paint, sculpt, design, create new looks with every client.  She found her path.

Education is important to Patricia and she seeks it with every spare moment in her busy life. Having completed her precision cutting from Sassoon, and receiving her color training certificates from L’Oréal Balayage Expert, Lived in Color and Pretty Little Ombre.  She has trained with the world’s best.

Patricia is first with a new technique, a new color formula, a new design for achieving that special haircut.

Patricia has won many awards, the most recent to mention would be Boston’s coveted Best of for Hair Extensions, 2019.  She is skilled in several different brands of extensions, Great Lengths, Hair Dreams, Hot Heads to name a few.   Her clients travel from all points of the country to schedule with her.  Her extensions go untestable to the average eye!

Patricia’s hair color is always subtle, natural and blended to the utmost detail.  She will not stop until every client is completely satisfied.

This powerhouse is a true talent, a gentle soul with imagination, polish and professional.