Sandra Atkinson, Salon Owner & Senior Stylist.

Sandra has been a hairdresser for 24 years. Her first love is family with the beauty industry as a close second!

She gained her certification from Branford School of Cosmetology. She has had continuing education that includes hands-on classes in New York, Boston, Rhode Island, and Minnesota. She has had many classes in Redken color. Sandra’s area of expertise would be in hair shaping and texturing.

“I enjoy creating a beautiful haircut that best suits my client’s facial shape and their lifestyle.”


Donna Seluke Zanardi, Stylist & Color Specialist.

Donna opened A Style Above Designs in 1977. Her passion for her work is never lost on her clients or coworkers. Education has always been a priority for Donna, attending: Toni & Guy, Dallas, TX, Redken Exchange, 5th Ave. New York, NY, Graham Web, Washington, DC, Jingles of London and Aveda Congress, to name a few. Color and color correction are her specialties.

Donna is inspired by her two daughters: Alexandra and Chloe. She enjoys staying active and spending time with her friends and family. An affirmation that Donna lives by: “I believe it takes a whole lifetime to build a human heart.”

Wendy Morello, Senior Stylist.

Wendy has been a hair stylist for over 15 years. She attended the Crown Academy. Her continuing education includes, but is not limited to, Manardi Classes, Redken Exchange (New York), and numerous Paul Mitchell classes. “I love color and cutting.”

Wendy enjoys traveling and trips to the beach with her two sons! Wendy has been a great asset to A Style Above Designs!

Deb O'Neil, Senior Stylist.

Deb was among the original staff at A Style Above Designs, but she left to pursue some of her own goals (such as owning her own business). She returned to A Style Above Designs 20 years later. We believe this is a testament to our salon! Deb attended the Creative School of Hair Designs, Rocky Hill, CT.

 Her continued education included seminars with Paul Mitchell and Redken, as well as Manardi classes in New York. “I love most aspects of my field: cutting, coloring, and perming.” You can always hear the laughing from Deb’s work station; she truly loves to connect with her clients.

 Deb has two daughters, Georgia and Beatrice, with her husband, Patrick, of 25 years

Elaine Mozonski, Senior Stylist.

Elaine is a graduate of the Hartford Academy of Hairdressing and the Roffler Academy of Hair Design. Although Elaine is experienced in all aspects of hair care, her passion is transforming tired styles into current, flattering and uplifting new looks. Elaine has spent the majority of her business years in Farmington, CT salons. She now resides in East Haddam and very much enjoying her new work home at A Style Above Designs.

Amanda Filacchione, Senior Stylist.

Amanda has been in the beauty industry for 15 years. Starting out as a nail technician, as well as salon coordinator here at A Style Above. She then chose to expand on her education /career and continued on to a Hair Stylist.

 Amanda is excited to help create the nails and hair color /styles you want to achieve. With the support of her husband Evan and boys Gavin and Tavis.

Alexxi Williams, Junior Stylist.

Alexxi is a graduate from The European Academy Of Cosmetology And Hairdressing located in Guilford, CT... now presented as TIGI Academy.

She has been here with us at A Style Above for the last three years.

She always looks forward to making her clients look and feel more confident in themselves when they leave their appointment. In the beginning of the year Alexxi attended a class to become certified in Hand-Tied Extensions and we are excited to now offer that at our Salon!