"Voted best hair salon"
by Metro Magazine, Chapel Hill Magazine & The Herald-Sun
The Galleria Shopping Center
400 S. Elliott Rd., Ste. K
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Awards: Voted Best Hair Stylist in Chapel Hill, Carrboro & Hillsborough in the 2012 Chapel Hill News Rose Awards
Experience: 4.5 years at Mina's Studio, 14 years total
Specialty: Updos, curly hair, and Highlighting. I also enjoy doing work for photo shoots - in September I was chosen to do hair and make-up for the celebrity Justine Mattera in her photoshoot for the Italian Magazine Chi.
Certification: Academy of Modeling and Beauty - Herman's Institute, Aveda, Dermalogica, Skinceuticals
Creative Approach: I love customizing to each person's unique look and personality and transforming their look and seeing how their self image changes. The key is the client's happiness and I'm not happy until they are.
Reviews: "Gabby gets my hair and takes the time to know what my style is. Her cuts grow out well. She is ownderful!" by Helen J.
"Gabi always makes my hair look perfect. She does precise work which looks top notch between appointments. 10 out of 10. Thanks, Gabi!" by anonymous
"I LOVED my haircut and the style has kept for almost five months. She listened to what I wanted and gave me recommendations based on my wishes. It turned out better than I could have hoped for. So glad I came to see her. She was also very friendly and engaging which was nice as a first time customer." by Christina F.
"I am my stylist's number one priority. I am always thrilled with the results! I only wish I lived closer! (I am from Winston-Salem)" by Stephanie
"...great service from the salon staff with creative cut from Gabriella. ... Mina's studio is the best hairstyling salon in the area." by gueset on superpages.com
"Justine said that she was very pleased with the job Gabriela had done and the finished product." by Italian celebrity Justine Mattera's mother
"truly the best salon in the triangle! Love my stylist I've had good experiences with Crystal, Alexandra, Gabriella and Jackie" by lfr at Citysearch
Hobbies: I love to spend time with my girls, have fun, meet people, and dance!