Our Team


Maria Facciolo

Owner, Educator, Master Stylist & Colorist

My journey in the beauty business began in 1977. Although I have always remained "behind the chair" my career has taken several turns along the way. I received my BA in Economics from Kean University in 1981. Early on I did stage makeup for hair shows. That adventure was followed by teaching hair color to other salons in the tri-state area, always staying current by attending as many seminars & hair shows as possible. A true believer in "excellence through education", California, NYC, Toronto, & Milan are a few of the places I've been fortunate enough to travel to in search of higher learning.

I have had the privilege of having my work published in a salon trade magazine & have also been featured in many issues of "BE" Beauty Entertainment Magazine. It was a great experience for all of us involved and a rewarding experience for me to see my work in print! I am as passionate about this business today as I was when my career began over 40 years ago! Educating the up & coming stylists in this industry keeps me on my toes & brings much joy to me!

Melissa DiFranco


I began working at Salon Facci in 1994. I offer a wide variety of haircare and waxing services. Some of my advanced education includes the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London & Toronto. I have also trained in California, NYC, and Miami. I am certified in Keratin Coppola Smoothing Treatments, Brazilian Blowout & am a Framesi Master Colorist. My certificates include Eva Scrivo Balayage Academy in NYC and Candy Shaw Sunlights Balayage. I continue to further my education & look forward to new challenges. I love being a stylist and would like to thank all my wonderful clientele.

Nicole Kantorski

Stylist / Colorist

I have a true passion for making people look and feel beautiful. I am a hair artist with 14 years plus experience. My certifications include Fusion Hair Extensions, Smoothing Treatments including Brazilian Blowout and Keratin Complex. I am a certified Devacurl stylist, Framesi Master Colorist and Balayage Specialist. I take pride in keeping up with the latest trends. In my free time I love hanging out with my husband Matt and daughter Rylan. Follow me on Instagram @itsstyledbyNK.

Cindi Nigro

Stylist / Colorist

I have been member of The Salon Facci Team since 2005. At a young age I knew hair was my passion and I continue to learn and grow by keeping up with the latest trends by attending continuing education. I have studied alongside with The Balayage Industry Greats like Eva Scrivo & Candy Shaw. I've studied abroad in Toronto at The Vidal Sassoon Academy mastering my cutting skills.

Meghan Gallagher

Stylist / Colorist

I began my career at Salon Facci in 2007. Since then I have studied at The Eva Scrivo Academy in NYC becoming a Certified Balayage Specialist. I am also a Framesi Master Colorist. I have had the honor of my work being published by Modern Salon & Beauty Launchpad. My certifications include Keratin Treatment, Brazilian Blowout, and Extensions. I also enjoy doing women haircuts and updo's. Check out my work on Instagram @HairbyMeghan.

Jennifer Yambao

Stylist / Colorist

I joined The Salon Facci team early in 2010 with 6 years experience in the Beauty Industry. My certifications include Cinderella Hair Extensions, Keratin Complex Straightening Treatment, & Brazilian Blowout. I am also a Framesi Master Colorist. I have indulged my passion for long hair styling and continue my education in all aspects of hairdressing staying on top of new trends and new techniques. In my spare time I enjoy taking trips to Atlantic City and spending time with my husband and family.

Lisa Eckel

Stylist / Colorist

I have enjoyed being a licensed stylist since 1993. Keeping up with the latest education allows me to consult with my with my clients on all the new trends and techniques. I have trained with a master barber and enjoy mens haircutting. Some of my certifications include Redken Color, Bioionic Japanese Straightening System, Brazilian Blowout, and Keratin Treatments. I will customize a chemical wave, straightening treatment, cut, color, or highlighting service for each client based on their individual needs to suit their lifestyle.

Alessandra Simmens


I have began my career in hairdressing in 2014 and have been employed at Salon Facci since 2015. Cosmetology is my passion and has been the only career I have ever wanted. I received my cosmetology license from Mercer County Vocational School in 2015 and now attend Mercer County College & am studying Business Administration. My certifications include fusion, tape-in, & beaded Hair Extensions. I have attended Framesi Advance Haircolor Training classes and am a Certified Brazilian Blowout Stylist.

Nail Technician / Esthetician

Lana Pechko

In 1998 I graduated from Massage & Cosmetology School in Russia where I am from. I am also a graduate of The Institute for Aesthetics's & Wellness. I have been with Salon Facci since 1994! Services I offer include Body Treatments, Hot Stone Therapy, Facials, Manicures, Pedicures, & Waxing. I reside in Princeton with my husband & have a daughter.

Salon Coordinators

Allyson Marini

Salon Coordinator/Manager

Having been a client of Salon Facci since 1998, I became the receptionist for the salon in May 2006. I now help manage the salon. I love the friendly environment, meeting the clients, & helping out in any way I can. I currently reside in Lawrenceville with my dog Bruce.

Dianne Andriolo

Salon Coordinator / Manager

I have been in the Beauty Industry for over 25 years. Starting as a receptionist, I now help manage the salon & coordinate the daily activities of staff & clients. I love the interaction with both the clientele and the staff of Salon Facci. I live in Hamilton with my husband Steve.

Lauren Manfredi

Front Desk Coordinator

I joined The Salon Facci Team in 2016 as a receptionist and have since become the Coordinator for Salon Facci's Instagram and Facebook Social Media pages. Having a passion for makeup I especially enjoy posting the amazing before and after transformations of our clients by their stylists. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my son & family.

Support Staff

Codi Thompson

I have been working at Salon Facci since October of 2012. I have enjoyed getting to know the clients that I see on a regular basis. I enjoy coloring hair & hair smoothing blowdrys are among my specialties. I am certified in Brazilian Blowout and attend ongoing advanced education to keep up with my craft!

Keilyn Alvarado

I quickly joined The Salon Facci Team after graduating Mercer County Vocational School in 2015. I enjoy getting to know the clients & supporting the stylists & keeping the salon flow going. Currently I am also in Nursing School. I enjoy traveling with my boyfriend, eating pizza, & hanging out with my dog Midnight.

Georgia Lager

I am currently enrolled in Cosmetology at Mercer County Vocational School. In May 2017 I began working at Salon Facci supporting the stylists, and have already learned so much! Cosmetology is my passion and I look forward to gaining more knowledge & experience by working in the salon & completing my schooling.
I am enjoying getting to know & learn from the staff & meeting the clients!

Jaelyn Bell

I began working at Salon Facci in the summer if 2017. I enjoy being an assistant & learning about my trade as I am currently completing cosmetology school. I enjoy meeting the clients & learning from the talented team of stylists at the salon!

Join Our Team!

Salon Facci is always looking for career-minded, motivated, creative professionals to join our team. Even if you are new to the industry just starting cosmetology school we can help you learn the business from the ground up. Positions are available for those just starting out as well as for the seasoned professional. With well over 2 decades in business Salon Facci is a great place to build your career. Contact us today at salonfacci@aol.com or fill out the form below:

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