Jessica Ruffo, The owner of Hot Heads Hair Design, has 17 years of salon experience. She has worked at some of the top salons in the Pittsburgh area and also has experience teaching cosmetology in two top schools of Pennsylvania for cosmetology including the former Pittsburgh Beauty Academy and Bella Capelli Academy, a Paul Mitchell Partner School, where she was one of the top color specialists.
Jessica attended Montour High School and Parkway West AVTS. During her senior year of high school she had already completed the Cosmetology program at Parkway West AVTS and passed her PA Cosmetology State Boards and was working behind a chair in a neighborhood salon! After high school she decided to attend Pittsburgh Beauty Academy for her Associates Degree in Specialized Cosmetology Management, a two year program which included classes in electrology/waxing, skin care/makeup, advanced hair media, cosmetology management and classes at CCAC which included psychology, communication, small business management, accounting, business law and sales/marketing. Due to her academic excellence she was granted a full scholarship to attend classes for her cosmetology teaching license which she completed and passed the PA Cosmetology Teaching State Boards in 2002.
After completing school she was hired to teach Electrology and Waxing at Pittsburgh Beauty Academy in their Graduate Division. She also worked in some of the top salons in Pittsburgh including Izzazu International Salon and Salon Louie while simultaneously freelancing doing makeup on numerous photo and video shoots with Harry Giglio Productions, Inc.
Later she moved back into the Coraopolis area and worked at Bella Capelli, a Paul Mitchell Partner School as their Color Specialist and was able to travel around the country with Paul Mitchell Systems continuing her education and was certified to their highest level in color.
Through the years of experience she decided she was ready to open her own salon and continue to provide superior service with her unsurpassed background and education. Hot Heads Hair Design, LLC opened in July of 2008 and is now one of the best kept secrets in Robinson Township offering a wide range of exceptional services at competitive prices in a fun, relaxed environment.
Jamie Runkey is our Assistant/Stylist. She is a recent Parkway West CTC graduate. She is a an expert with special occasion styling, and is available for all of your finishing techniques. She lends to the friendly and relaxed atmosphere here at Hot Heads, making sure every visit with us is a fun and pleasurable experience . She is an irreplaceable team member and makes everyone feel right at home!
Kweylin Halajcio is one of our Hair Stylist/ Assistant! Her love for hair continues to grow through education and experience. She is very passionate about all of her work and takes pride in what she does. Kweylin is also passionate and confident in her Ombre color and balayage techniques. She has an eye for detail which is evident through her work. Kweylin specializes in airbrush makeup, hair cutting, and all your nail care including Gel polish !
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