WHO WE ARE

Owners

Leticia Villagran

Leticia Villagran

Leticia knew that beauty was her calling and her passion. At age 14 she began her pursuit and relied on family to be her first “ clients”. In her native Guatemala, Leticia studied and worked to earn her degree in cosmetology school and graduated in 1995. Her passion for beauty continued to grow. After 5 years of working in salons, she decided to share her passion and skills by becoming an educator for Full Image Academy. Since 2002, Leticia has been living and working in the U.S. where she’s also been a fervent scholar successfully completing high-level courses at Aveda Institute, Naturcolor, Curlisto, Goldwell and Organic Salon Systems. She loves to learn and experience the latest in hair colors and hairstyling. Being the owner of Aura Salon is a dream come true. Leticia is thrilled to be able to pass along all her knowledge and experience to her staff and onto her clients. When Leticia was pregnant with her first child she realized the true importance of using only natural and organic products. At that moment she made the decision to become a certified salon with Aveda and Organic Salon Systems. She takes pride in helping clients to achieve their beauty needs by respecting their personality and lifestyle. Leticia loves to cut, color, and style her clients in the comfort of Aura’s salon. As she describes it, Aura Salon is a place for beauty where you are free to hang out peacefully and, “my goal is for clients to walk out of the salon with a smile on their face because they feel good and beautified!”

Jenn Filardi

JENN FILARDI

Jenn comes to Aura Style Bar and AURA Salon & Spa with a genuine love for her work and making people feel beautiful. Jenn earned her license in 2003 and spent the last three years working and training in NYC, two of which were at, DREAMDRY Flatiron, a premier blowout salon located in the fashion and beauty district of New York City. During that time, Jenn had the pleasure of studying under celebrity stylists and has worked behind the scenes at NYC fashion shows and numerous beauty and fashion industry events. She is also dedicated to preserving and improving the health of her client’s hair and understanding the products and tools she uses in order to achieve the best results possible. A Westchester native and Chappaqua resident, Jenn is very excited to share her knowledge and passion for hair styling with her local community.

Staff

Isabel Aguirre
Nail Technician & Esthetician

Isabel was trained at Capri School of Cosmetology and has been a nail technician for twelve years. She loves working in a salon environment using Aveda products to enhance her client's experience.

Lastenia Cacinos
Colorist

Lastenia is a Master colorist. She's been coloring hair for 15 years. She's certified in Wella, Goldwell and Aveda. She loves to do creative coloring, highlight, low lights and color corrections.

Dawn Hiller
Hair Stylist

Dawn started her career with the world-renowned hair salon Bumble and Bumble, where she was part of the original creative team. Since then she has brought her talent across the globe. Dawn has worked in Europe, Australia, and the United States. Her work can be seen in fashion, film and television. She has also worked for many high-profile clients, models, and celebrities.

Adriana Loja

Adrianna Loja
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist

Adrianna has had passion for the beauty industry ever since a young age. She has been licensed for over 13 year in two different states. In that time she had mastered a wide range of techniques including long hair, cutting, color, up-do's. However, for her; beauty is her passion and her belief is that beauty comes from with in. And she is here to do just that! enhance your beauty!

Adrianna believes in continual education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field with her knowledge of new products and techniques in order to provide excellent service to her clientele. Adrianna places high values on listening to her clients, understanding their needs and recommending the best services to accomplish what there looking for.

Karen Luna

Karen Luna
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist

Karen's passion for hair and makeup has allowed her to work with runway models all the way to Brides. Luna has collected knowledge, creativity and experience from salons, events and freelancing all over NY NJ CT. If Karen is not expanding her knowledge and creativity she is enhancing someone's Beauty.

Amy Lemmey
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist

Amy is our junior stylist and makeup artist at Aura Salon. She is a graduate of Empire Beauty School in hairstyling, color, and cuts. She has also persued an advanced makeup degree at the New York School of Esthetics. Amy is skilled at special event makeup for Bridal, Bar/Bat mitzvahs, proms, graduations, and other special occasions. To advance her career, she is attending additional color, styling and cutting classes at Aveda institute and the Westchester Hair Acadamy. She is certified in Aveda and Goldwell hair color as well as Cezanne, Lasio, and GK treatments. Amy's passion for hair and makeup application drives her motivation for success.

Elsa Sarmiento
Hair Stylist

Elsa is a complete hairdresser for over 30 years. She graduated in Colombia, but has been doing hair in the US for 25 years. She is certificated in Aveda, Goldwell, Wella and Redken hair color and products. In addition, she is certified in straightener treatments (Coppola, Brazilian BLowOut, Zerran, GK and more) Her artistic vision and impeccable attention to detail is what makes her stand out from the rest. She loves working with clients to come up with styles individualized to their needs.