A Presence on Newbury Street for 35 years, Michael Roffi is the name behind Roffi Salon & Day Spa. Known as a master cutter, Michael trained at Sassoon in London, is a curly hair expert certified cutter & trainer for Ouidad and specializes in dry cuts. He was co-owner of Ibis hair & skin salon on Newbury street for 12 years. Michael has done hair for stage and television, notably for the Boston Pops on WGBH TV. Among the celebrities he has cut and styled are Tony winners Audra Mac Donald, Kristin Chenoweth, and Rebecca Luker. He has also worked his magic on legendary chanteuse Barbara Cook and Britain’s Dame Diana Rigg. Michael is actively involved with various educational and charitable causes and events including AIDS Action and Runway for Recovery. He has spent 18 years on the Board of Advisors for the Somerville Trade School of Cosmetology and is a certified volunteer for the Look Good Feel Better Program for the American Cancer Society. Hair shows and fundraisers for various AIDS and cancer organizations are one way in which he gives back to his community and clientele for a satisfying career rooted in reputation.
Brady lives for urban chic and the never ending changes in trends – good or bad. After 22+ years as a stylist he’s far from finished! Growing up as a young child in Connecticut, he would beg his mother to take him to the salon with her. He’s never wanted to do anything else. Brady has certifications in color from Goldwell, Framesi, Wella and L’Oreal Professionnel. In addition, he’s Bumble & Bumble, Toni & Guy and Oribe certified. Brady joined the Roffi team in 2012 and specializes in all aspects of color, up-styles and Keratin treatments. He won ‘Best of Boston’ for Men’s Cutting in 2012 from Improper Bostonian Magazine and in 2013 from Boston Magazine.
Tommy Canney and Roffi Salon & Day Spa go way back – to before the latter existed. Tommy began his career 25 years ago as Michael Roffi’s apprentice. He learned quickly, amassing a devoted clientele, many of whom have been with him for his entire career and several of whom are famous. But one thing Tommy never learned was to be a prima donna. A skilled color specialist with extensive advanced training with hair color icon Beth Minardi in NYC. He styles his clients with an eye toward both their features and their lifestyles. But he says his greatest inspiration is his talented co-workers. He feels blessed to work with a team that is not only accomplished but shares his love for the beauty business.
For a young stylist, J Despres has loads of experience. She worked her way through high school and college in salons and as a wig master for the St. Lawrence University costume shop and garnered theatrical and make up experience. A Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy graduate, J focuses on precision cutting and Coppola and Rejuvenol techniques for smoothing hair and making it lustrous. She is a certified Goldwell and Redken colorist who also worked as make up artist for cosmetics giants Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier. She joined the Roffi family in 2010 and when not busy at the salon continues her theatrical and multimedia work, most recently for NECN. J is part of the bridal expert team at Roffi.
A licensed hair stylist working on Newbury Street for 20 years, Anna Lum specializes in hair color, foil, Bumble-and-Bumble cutting techniques and hair-relaxing. Skilled at cutting hair for women, men and children of all ages, she is also certified in the Bio-Ionic Ion-Retexturizing hair system for thermally reconditioning unruly hair. Striving for perfection on top of experience, Anna continues to attend seminars in both New York and Boston to refine her techniques.
Named ‘Best Pedicure’ by The Improper Bostonian in 2007, Tatyana is an experienced, licensed beauty professional. Tatyana has been working on Newbury Street for fifteen years and offers a range of pedicure and manicure services. Shes uses techniques and products designed to create happy, healthy feet and hands. She loves to work with a variety of clients. Whether you prefer a classic look or the most current styles, Tatyana can provide the attention and expertise to meet your beauty and personal care needs.
Make-up artist Elizabeth Moon has over 20 years experience working in a variety of media including theater, film, video, television, and photography. She began her career working for Chanel in 1987 and then opened her own Newbury Street studio in 1996. She has painted the faces of many celebrities and has been featured in magazines including Allure, Fitness and Wedding Bells.
Roz is European trained in the art of creating wonderful hair that is sophisticated and unique to each of her clients. A master colorist and stylist of unbelievable taste, Roz is an artist who can interpret your needs and aspirations, achieving a fresh polished look of soignee. With Roz’s international perspective you will look and feel beautiful after each visit.
Master stylist and colorist SUSANNE PALMACCI is a believer in continuing education. Trained in Boston, London and New York, she has owned and operated two successful salons – one in Boston on Newbury St. and the other in South Miami, Florida – as well as having the unique experience of working on Madison Ave. NYC.
Perfecting razor cutting with Nick Arroyo or refreshing her precision scissor techniques at the Sassoon Academy are just some of the ways Susanne stays current with her skills. She is proud to be a certified OUIDAD “CURLY HAIR” SPECIALIST and trainer in the OUIDAD cutting method. She has led hairdressers on photo shoots, fashion shows and charity events, as well as beauty advice segments on television and in print media. Beautiful hair color is achieved with the best products in the industry: BETH MINARDI COLOR, JOICO and SCHWARTZKOPF. As part of the Roffi Salon, Susanne teaches in salon haircutting classes and is inspired and pleased to help students achieve their goals.
Her professional combination of creative hair coloring and precision haircutting are the keys to your “SUCCESSFUL MAKEOVER.”
A 1998 graduate of Pivot Point School of Cosmetology, Katie Pape has worked in Boston for nine years. Trained by noted Boston colorist Michael Albor, Katie specializes in hair color utilizing Matrix and Wella hair care products. Katie is part of the bridal expert team at Roffi.
Formerly an educator for Goldwell Haircare, Stephane Pierce has 13 years experience, excelling at both cutting and color. Her particular talent is for enhancing a client’s natural color and creating a look that mirrors personality and works with chosen lifestyle. Stephane is part of the bridal expert team at Roffi.
Maria’s passion for hair, which began at a young age, prompted her to begin her journey in high school. Since graduating from Plymouth South Vocational High School with a cosmetology license, she was given an extensive learning experience as an apprentice for Michael Roffi, owner and master cutter of Roffi Salon. As a young stylist striving to be a master cutter, she specializes in male and female haircuts and excels in razor, curly, and fade cuts. Maria was trained at Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, California. She is in the process of becoming Ouidad certified. In addition to cutting, she also is certified in thermal straightening and smoothing treatments such as Coppola, Pravanna, and Rejuvenol. Maria has done styling for various hair shows and has a natural affinity for finish work making her a key part of the Roffi Bridal Team. Maria takes pride in continuing her education in and out of the salon.
Rita Quaceci is from Boston and has worked on Newbury Street for 14 years. A specialist in thermal straightening, she continues to take both hairstyling and business courses. She has studied extensively with both British hairdressing giants Toni & Guy and the team at Logics/Matrix Hair Care. Rita also travels to do bridal hair and styling for formal events.
Eljanor Reis has been a licensed esthetician for 31 years – most of them in association with Michael Roffi – and Dr. Hauschka Esthetician certified since 2005. Trained at the Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics, she specializes in facials and waxing but is also skilled at photo rejuvenation to treat facial skin problems. In addition, she offers manicures, pedicures, and make-up application and instruction. The loving treatment of animals is a cause close in Eljanor’s heart, so she uses only skincare products, including which eschew all forms of animal testing. She loves being part of the Roffi Salon & Day Spa family.
Catherine Sorrentino apprenticed with Michael Roffi for two years. She also trained with hairstylist to the stars Beth Minardi in the use of Joico hair color which utilizes a reparative Quadramine Complex for healthier hair. Her specialties are razor cuts and curly hair. But she is equally skilled at creating coifs for formal occasions, which makes her a valued member of the Roffi bridal team.