Staff List

Denise Brugnone
With over 30 years experience behind the chair, hair is still my passion! I love the salon industry from client interaction to the never ending education that it has to offer! Having a loyal clientele is so very important and I am fortunate to say I have achieved this throughout my career. My family and I decided to relocate to North Carolina in 2009. It was a difficult decision to leave my successful salon back home in NY, which I owned and operated for half my career. I bounced around for a while from salon to salon, but just never found the proper fit for me. God had another plan for me here in Leland, crossing paths with Shannon Lane, a lady who I am happy to call my business partner. I'm so very proud of CAPELLI SALON STUDIO. I have some of the best stylists in the business that I get to work with on a daily basis. They are not just employees, but family! I look forward to many years ahead of representing Capelli Salon Studio and creating beautiful hair... "One head at a time!!"    
Shannon Lane
Owner and stylist Shannon Lane is a local girl who has dedicated her career to making people beautiful for the last 18 years.  A multi-dimensional stylist, she is known especially for her "blonde" color techniques.
Geanie Honeycutt
With 25 years experience, Geanie has gone from platform artist to educator to working with clients in the hometown she loves.  Goal:  Bringing out the MOST in a woman, no matter her age!  Loves working with men's specialized cuts. 
Gail Darling
With 28 years of experience, Gail is a multi-internationally published stylist.  She is a popular fixture in the NC film industry and the local bridal scene.  Specializing in bridal up-styling and makeup, her expertise will add that special touch to your big day! 
Carolyn Boughton
Carolyn is from upstate NY but decided to make her dream of living near the beach a reality 20 years ago. She graduated from the College of Wilmington and travels annually to find the newest and upcoming trends and techniques to serve her clients. She places a high value on listening to her clients, understanding their needs, and respecting the integrity of their hair. She enjoys getting creative and making her clients vision come to life.

Specialties: Multi-dimensional highlighting and color, corrective color, balayage, men's cuts, Brazilian blowouts, precision cuts and working with fine/thin hair.

Jessica Smiraldi
Jessica attended school at Parisian Beauty Academy in Hackensack, New Jersey which is where she called home until just two years ago! Now residing in Wilmington as a dog mom of two, Jess enjoys meeting new people and growing into her new found home. When it comes to hair, she loves doing color and blowouts! Her specialties include fantasy colors, smoothing curls, and Brazilian blowout. All of her work always keep the integrity and health of the hair in mind.
Stanley Newton
Stanley specializes in classic, stylish haircuts & color for the modern on the go individual. His goal is to listen to each client to understand their needs so they can work together to create  a look that fits your lifestyle. You will leave looking fabulous and feeling fantastic.
Taylor Lane
Meet Taylor she is one of our dedicated 
Karen Phillips
I have been performing my passion for 32 years. As my skills progressed I had the opportunity to be an area supervisor for a large corporation in the hair industry. With that opportunity came the opportunity to train with, and meet well-known stylist like Michael O'Rourke and Nick arrojo. I love to travel. My passion is my hobby. Color is my favorite service by far however I enjoy and am efficient in doing all services on clients. My smile comes after I make the client feel beautiful.
Veronica Castro
Originally from south America, moved to New York were I lived for 17 years and recently relocated to North Carolina. Hair has been my passion since I was a little girl. I think of myself as a perfectionist and I always try my very best at everything I do.Education is very important to me to keep up with the new trends and techniques. My favorite part of being a hairdresser is the smile I see in my clients face when they leave the salon happy.
Tyson walker

Tyson has been styling beautiful hair for more than 13 years. He has trained with some of the industry's top hairstylist Robert Cromeans, Stephanie Kocielski, and Takashi Kitamura. His extensive color training comes from some of the leading companies in the industry like Paul Mitchell, Redken, L'Oréal and Kenra. Whether you want a lot or a little, Tyson will add boost to your hair color. He has an eye for creating natural looking highlights and complimentary tones that will surely give your hair lots of shine and shimmer. It's not only about creating a fabulous look for you, but also what works best with your lifestyle. By listening to your hair concerns and offering some helpful advice, you will have a style that is manageable in the salon and at home. His training is not limited to just women, Tyson provides classic cuts or the latest trends for men as well. He continuously works hard to evolve and educate himself in the new beauty trends of today. Tyson is certified in lash extensions, lash lifts and tinting.