Our Staff

Valeria Perez


President, CEO, Owner, Cosmetologist

Lead Stylist/Colorist/Hair Extension Specialist

Valeria is a licensed cosmetologist for over ten years. She has furthered her stylist’s education by taking extensive courses in New York City and Florida.  In-house classes taught by the stylists and colorist of Matrix and L’Oreal Professionals continue to provide her with invaluable, ongoing instruction on the varied and shifting practices and trends of the hair industry.

Valeria encourages her team to seek out education opportunities to sharpen their skills but also provides ongoing classes and training to all her staff on a regular basis.

Opening Valeria Salon & Spa was a dream of Valeria’s for several years and she is extremely grateful for the success her and her team have found.  She feels privileged to have such talented people working around her and so many wonderful clients who call this salon home.

Santa Romero


Lash Technician/Esthetician/Make-up Artist

Santa graduated from the esthetician program at the Empire Beauty School in 2018. Since then she continues to attend several educational classes that further her knowledge for anti aging, acneic, and other problem skin types. She has an abundance of knowledge that compliments her ability to choose the right treatment for each client. Santa is also a certified lash technician and make-up artist. She has been enhancing the beauty of our glamorous guests. Santa has particapted in numerous fashion shows and weddings by providing a touch of her divine hands.  For her it is more than just enjoying what she does, it’s passion and dedication. Wanting to do this as a career and going worldwide in the industry of skincare and beauty became Santa’s goal.

Ely Berroa


Lead Nail Technician

Ely has been mastering her profession since a very young age. She is a nail technician with many updated technique classes under her belt. She is proud to have a loyal clientele that keeps her extremely busy, yet she looks forward to new guests that visit her.  Ely will always make herself available for consultations because finding a great nail technician can be difficult. She is proud to be part of the VALERIA family!


Nino Alonzo


Master Barber

Nino has had the opportunity to further his education and training by attending in many classes where he practiced and developed his cutting skills and techniques as well as designs. This sparked his love for barber cuts and the health of mens hair. His work speaks for itself. Nino enjoys being a part of such an exciting and fast-paced industry and team that encourages continuing education. He strives to not only give you a great haircut, but an experience. His goal is to take you back to the days where men could go to the barber shop and relax, not be rushed. Leave feeling like a brand new person!

Michelle Castillo


Esthetician/ Makeup Artist/ Lash Tehnician

Michelle is fascinated with the beauty industry. From skincare to eyelash extensions to makeup. She is a licensed esthetician and is also lash certified. Michelle continues to attend several educational classes that further her knowledge on makeup and lash techniques.



Nail Technician

Neishly has advanced training and experience in gel and acrylic nails. She is also trained in a variety of nail art. She travels all throughout the country to learn new trends and techniques of the industry. Neishly takes pride in her work and loves being part of our team! 

Joseph Soto



Joseph attended cosmetology school to fulfill his passion for hair. His services include cutting, coloring and styling. He is creative, artistic, highly skilled, and knowledgeable with a sense of humor. Joseph is also ambitious, hardworking, fast and accurate. He listens to what our guests wants and needs and communicates what works best. He’s also works with photographers for photo shoots, bridals and other events. Joseph enjoys continuous training and keeping up-to-date with fashion trends.

Emely Adames


Lead Make-Up Artist

Emely strives to give our brides glam! She not only has a sweet personality but a talent to make you look stunning. Emely has taken classes, workshops and other beauty events. Emely is a freelance makeup artist serving the greater Providence area. Aside from doing makeup for photo shoots and film, she specially loves working on bridal clients. Specializing in bridal beauty, she tests and works with all sorts of cosmetic products to ensure longevity for a flawless look. Enhancing your natural beauty is what she loves to do best!

Shanel Vasquez


Shanel has a great passion for caring and assisting our guests. She assures that the expectations of our guests are exceeded in every visit.  Shanel makes the time spent in our salon and spa environment a true experience. Her customer service and sweetness are her best asset. Shanel joined the beauty industry at a very young age and has been mentoring under her mother, Valeria-owner and lead stylist.  She enjoys continuing her education in order to keep up on the latest techniques and perfect her skills to make every client feel more beautiful and confident walking out of the salon than they did walking in.  Shanel has also been a great addition to the front desk, helping to train new receptionists, taking care of inventory and helping with other areas of running a business. Her personality and smile wins everyone over.

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