Panache Salon Staff

Kristy Weeks

Kristy Weeks
Founder and Owner

Kristy Weeks moved back to her home state of Florida in 1987 after graduating from college. She opened Panache, a very small 3 station salon in the historic district of St. Augustine. She became a trained stylist in order to lead her then very small team. In 1998, she stopped doing hair in order to fully concentrate on growing and managing what has become a large team of 40+ talented staff members at Panache. Kristy is active in her community and enjoys giving back!

Mandy Borna
Esthetician & Salon Manager

Mandy joined Panache in 2003, is now both the Salon Manager and Aesthetician. She feels best when she has made her guests happy and sees her co-workers thriving. She’s very passionate about skincare and is constantly learning about new products and technology. Her specialty is her facials, waxing, and makeup application, lash extensions, as well as managing 40+ employees.

Pat O’Brien
Reception Manager

Pat joined the reception team at Panache in 2007 after moving from Long Island. “When I came to Panache as a guest, I knew I wanted to be a part of the team. The positive energy of the staff and quality of service and products impressed me. After being here for many years, I find my relationships with our guests very rewarding.”

Nicole Akras
Assistant Front Desk Manager

Nicole is a born and raised St. Augustine girl and graduate of UNF.  She has been on the desk at Panache since 2012, and enjoys providing guests with the best salon and spa experience possible. Nicole’s life motto is, “you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

Kelly Thompson

Kelly joined the reception team in 2014 after leaving the YMCA in South Florida. She is a friendly people person, loves exercise, and teaches fitness classes. She enjoys interacting with clients and helping to create the best salon experience possible.

Candace Hersey

Juliana Koutouzakis
All Star

Juliana is a Top Stylist, Educator, and Creative Director for Panache All-Stars. She has been the recipient of “Best Hairstylist” of St. Augustine for 10+ years straight, and has been with Panache since 1998. Juliana’s goals in the salon are to understand, suggest, and create beautiful hair for her clients. As an educator at Panache, Juliana hopes to elevate the industry by sharing ideas with other stylists. Juliana’s work has been published in Jacksonville Luxury Living Magazine, Old City Life, St. Augustine Social, and Bridal Beauty.

Michele Ruditis
All Star

Michele is a Top Stylist and Coach at Panache. Her natural talent and interest in the beauty industry led her to us in 2004. Michele is a good listener who is passionate about creating hair styles that flatter each guest and meets their needs. She has taken advanced Aveda color and cutting classes, and takes pride in her color, highlights, and haircuts for men and women.

Lucero Gleaton
Top Stylist

Lucero is a Top Level Stylist that has been with Panache since 2004. Lucero believes that as a hairstylist, individually and collectively, she has the ability to affect the way her clients feel about themselves. She feels privileged to be a stylist at Panache and hopes to positively change her clients life in the way that the salon has changed hers. She receives the most pleasure when she sees the transformations that happen in her chair, and knows that her clients trust her and her abilities.

Sarah Bourjaily
All Star

Sarah is an Aveda-trained Top Stylist and a Panache Coach who has been with us since 2006. Sarah became a stylist because she wanted the freedom to create works of art and make people feel even more beautiful. Sarah prides herself on her ability to listen and desires to constantly be learning more. Sarah truly enjoys cuts and color, specifically razor cuts and working with curly hair. See her for your corrective color and pixie cuts, too!

Angie Vienrich
Master Stylist

Angie has been with us since 2006, and has been a stylist for 25 years. She enjoys bringing out the best facial features in each client by designing the cut and color around them. Angie loves to do dimensional color and highlighting.

Megan Wood
Designer Level Stylist

Megan is a California trained stylist since 2003 and joined the team with Panache in 2010. She loves making people feel good while they get great hair and bringing them joy through their experience at Panache. Megan is a talented colorist who specializes in beautiful blonde highlights.  She is also great with men's grey blending - a technique that gives a subtle effect and is discreetly achieved at the shampoo bowl.  Her goal is to give each of her clients a new and healthy hairstyle.

Mario Della Penta
All Star

Mario is an Italian Trained Barber and former salon owner who has been with us since 2011. Mario works exclusively with men to make them look good and feel styled. He uses his expertise and years of experience to correct any imperfections in hair, beard, and mustache design. Some of his favorite career moments were when he traveled to Verona, Italy as Maestro Guadagno’s personal stylist and saw him conduct Aida. He worked with undercover agents in NJ, supplying them with wigs and makeup, as well as doing hair for film and movies.

Lindsey Slaughter
Master Stylist

Lindsey is a Master Stylist. She joined the team at Panache in 2011 and has been in the hair industry since 2007 after training with some of the very best Aveda educators. She has had a magnitude of Aveda continuing education over her career such as Aveda Benchmarking, Advanced Color Systems, Deep Color Classes, Red Chocolate and Balayage.  She is also trained in customized Keratin treatments.

Tanya Morris
Top Stylist

Tanya is a Top Stylist and Coach at Panache. She loves listening to her clients and giving them what they want. Tanya is constantly working to make herself better with Aveda continued education and strives to leave every client with a smile. She specializes in highlights, color, and working with curly hair.

KD Dumenigo
Master Stylist

KD is a Master Stylist, Aveda-trained and brings a realistic approach to each appointment and consistently gives her clients hair that fits their style and needs. KD specializes in bobs, coloring, and working with thick, curly hair.  She is also certified in Keratin treatments.  KD loves clients who come to her chair relaxed and with an open mind. She enjoys working on the Panache Creative Team, doing hair and makeup, as well as seeing her work in print.

Eliza Bolz
Artist Level Stylist

Eliza joined the Panache team in 2016 after moving to St Augustine from Rochester, New York and has been a stylist for 5 years.  She is a DevaCurl certified stylist and a highlighting specialist.  She is also certified in Keratin Complex Treatments at Panache.

Dawn Outman
Nail Specialist

Dawn has been a Nail Designer at Panache since 1997. She has always strived to be the best at what she does. She loves to make people look and feel good. Dawn is speedy and efficient for those on-the-go as well! She is proud to say that her nail art has been seen in Nail Pro Magazine.

Aysel Rupert
Nail Specialist

Aysel started her career as a nail specialist in 1997. She began at Panache in 2007. Aysel loves to give her guests manicures, pedicures and Acrylic nails. She is a perfectionist in her job.

Kristen Cooley-Drury
Massage Therapist

Balance is key in order to live the optimal life. Setting aside time for ourselves are a few ways to achieve this homeostasis. Kristen provides therapeutic massages blending techniques of Swedish, myofascial, deep tissue, polarity/energy work, working light to deep depending on your expressed needs and her intuition. Kristen was voted St Augustine best massage therapist in 2013, 14, 15  & 16!

Sterling Sanders
Massage Therapist

Sterling finds joy in helping people heal though massage. She incorporates polarity therapy, reflexology, and deep tissue techniques in her massages. Massage is a gift that fulfills her heart and soul and one that she loves to share.

Bri Rush

Crystal Brendel
Artist Level Stylist

Crystal is our newest Artist Level stylist and loves interacting with the great people and clients that come in every day. She’s known for her killer Brazilian Blowouts and great sense of humor.

Panache Salon
an Aveda Store Salon & Spa

1089 A1A Beach Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080