Awards: Voted Best Hair Stylist in Chapel Hill, Carrboro & Hillsborough in the 2012 Chapel Hill News Rose Awards
Experience: I've been a cosmetologist since 1999 and have been at Mina's Studio 2004.
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: "I love my haircut from Gabby. I look 10 years younger!" by Cathy
"I got an excellent cut and style from Gabi, who is reliably great. She listens, and when she makes suggestions, they are always thoughtful and helpful. I needed a cut that is easy to take care of and which makes me look more youthful, and she gave me both." by KATHY C.
"My son was getting married at the Fearrington and Gabriella blew out my hair. she was friendly and did a wonderful job." by Anonymous, Intuit.
"I am always impressed with Gabi's professionalism and expertise. She always demonstrates a desire to not only do a good job, but to do it in a way that makes the experience extremely positive from the time she greets me with that great smile to the time she has finished my color and cut." by Barbara F.
"A lovely experience - ... excellent haircut by Gabriella. Her skill and insight are the reasons I return to Mina's year after year." by Shirley C., Yelp
"I was booked with Gabi and I thought she was fantastic. My hair came out beautifully and my makeup did too." by Patsy D., Yelp
"Gabby is fabulous!" by Cathy P., DemandForce
"Gabi was easy and wonderful to work with. She did a great idea of taking my many vague ideas of the hair-do and make-up I wanted and forming them into words and then reality! Hair and make-up stayed all night to the following morning. " by Stephanie E., DemandForce
"As usual Gabriella performed her magic. Her talent and people skills are unmatched." by Shirley C., DemandForce
"Gabi and Martha were amazing stylists for my wedding day. They were both laid back but also made sure that all the girls were done in plenty of time for pictures. I loved all the hairstyles they created and would definitely recommend both Gabi and Martha and Mina's Studio to any future bride." by Megan E., DemandForce
"Gabby gets my hair and takes the time to know what my style is. Her cuts grow out well. She is wonderful!" by Helen J.
"Gabbie is always great! Great haircut and always consistent." by Anonymous, DemandForce
"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!