Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Cathy Smith - Owner-Belle La Vie - Operating at 1882 South Winton Rd #3, Rochester, NY 14618

Cathy is a native of Rochester, NY. She attended SUNY Delhi and received her degree in Business Management. After completing her degree at Delhi, she decided to move to San Diego, California where she worked for Nordstom as a Account Manager for Estee Lauder. As the Account Manager at Estee Lauder, Cathy managed 4 of the Nordstrom accounts in the San Diego area.

Cathy then moved back to Rochester in 1992, to be back with family, and to begin a career with Paychex, Inc. as a Payroll Implementation Manager.

In 2008, Cathy decided to pursue her true passion, working in the skin care and beauty industry. Cathy became a licensed esthetician after completing her training from Continental School Of Beauty. Cathy is also trained and licensed in laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation and chemical peels. Cathy has certifications in make up artistry, skin tightening, vela shape, and has extended her educational training to become more knowledgeable in botox and facial fillers.

Cathy is very committed and passionate about the health care industry. Cathy is also an active participant with various organizations that help support our community. Cathy resides in Victor, NY, with her husband and 2 children, Dylan and Alexandra.

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Michelle F - Master Stylist

Michelle recently relocated from Atlanta, GA to Rochester where she joined the Beau Monde Salon. She brings her extensive 11 years of hairdressing experience in all aspects of design. Michelle has wide-ranging skills including French layering, razor cutting, multi-dimensional color, formal design and chemical texturizing. Michelle has trained with some of Atlanta's premier salons including Van Michael and Siggers in addition to on-going training with some of the industry's leading educators. She has had extensive training and experience with Redken, Aveda, Paul Mitchell, and Schwarzkopf product lines. She has also had the privilege of training other stylists with whom she has worked. Michelle is excited about working in the Rochester area and with her new colleagues at Beau Monde Salon where she can share her vast knowledge of hair care and design with her guests as well as with the other members of the Beau Monde team.

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Alicia C - Master Stylist

Alicia began her career as a hairstylist in 2005 after graduating from the Cosmetology program at BOCES. During her 7 years in the hair industry she has progressed as a stylist in various salons as well as working as a salon manager. Alicia has further trained in Costa Mesa, Chicago, Boston, NYC and Miami as well as attending several hair shows in Orlando. In January 2011 Alicia became an educator for the natural hair care line Surface which allows her to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for the industry with other stylists. Since becoming an educator Alicia has taught many updo and cutting classes as well as worked at various hair shows. Alicia is very passionate about her profession and loves making her guests look great and feel better about themselves. She strongly believes that if your hair looks good, you feel good.

Ashely P - Designer Stylist

Ashley Pereira started her dream career in 2005 after graduating from Shear Ego International School of Hair Design. Since then, she has kept up on the latest trends with cuts, colors, and styles by attending multiple classes through Alterna, Paul Brown, Kuene, and especially Goldwell. her education is very important to her. She has also received her Goldwell Color Specialist certification along with becoming a Goldwell Master Colorist in 2009. Ashley finds it truly rewarding when a guest leaves the chair with a smile, feeling beautiful and well educated!

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Jeanette J - Designer Hair Stylist

Jeanette brings 9 years of experience to the team at Beau Monde. Her cutting style is intuitive, tailored, and precise. Your hair needs are unique and she believes your individual salon experience should be as well. Especially passionate about "challenging: hair, she knows the first step to loving and understanding your hair. Jeanette looks forward to creating the right regimen for your specific hair needs and to equip you with the tools and techniques so every day will be a great hair day!

Samantha F - Apprentice

A recent graduate of the Continental School of Beauty, Sam is dedicated to becoming an excellent hair stylist. Her desire to learn under the tutelage of the seasoned senior staff members will have her way to achieving her goal in speedy fashion.

Alaina F - Associate Hair Stylist

Alaina brings a light-hearted style to Beau Monde. She began her career as a hair stylist in 2013 after graduating from Continental School of Beauty and has continued her education and training by attending multiple classes with Goldwell, Moroccan oil, and Surface. Alaina loves to learn and never stops striving towards excellence! She is incredibly passionate about her profession and enjoys sharing her skills. Alaina loves to educate her guests and help them to look and feel great!

Mindy L - Skin Care Therapist

Mindy began her Skin Care journey in 2012 when she graduated from Continental School of beauty. Since then Mindy has continued her education by completing an advanced master class with Eminence owner and founder Boldijarre Koronczay. Mindy has a passion for creating a look that is custom to you, she specializes in eyebrow shaping and airbrush makeup application. Mindy is honored to be a part of the Beau Monde Salon and Spa family and will continue to make her guests look and feel their best!

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Joanna S - Nail Specialist / Certified Master Pedicurist

For 13 years, Joanna has been helping thousands of people in Henrietta, Brighton, Pittsford, and Rochester relax, unwind, and find the balance between health and happiness when caring for their hands and feet. She has an educational background in Biology and Esthetics. She has also trained with the International Pedicuring Association in advanced sanitation and pedicuring techniques. Joanna is now looking forward to the future as she brings her acquired knowledge and level of care to Victor as a part of the Beau Monde Team!

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Emily L - Nail Technician

Emily is a graduate of Continental School of Beauty. She specializes in nail care and waxing. "Nail Care is my passion. I am excited to see where my skills and enthusiasm will take me!"

Melissa M - Licensed Massage Therapist

Melissa is a Licensed Massage Therapist with an AAS Degree from Finger Lakes Community College. Melissa is passionate about the healing power of massage and works diligently with her clients to provide a therapeutic session to meet their individual needs. Melissa is trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, and Hot Stone massage techniques.

Derek F - General Manager

Kristina L - Salon Coordinator

Anjanie T - Salon Coordinator

Jessica S - Salon Coordinator

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