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 coworkers 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, 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

Nicole is a born and raised St. Augustine girl who is also studying to gain a bachelor’s degree in business. 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.”

Candace Hersey

Candace is the Panache Aveda guest experience expert. She will help you make the most of your visit and determine exactly what Aveda products will help you look and feel your very best.

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.

Kristen Johnson

Kristen excels at smiling through the phone and scheduling with a smile! Kristen will go out of her way to make sure that you feel well taken care of.

Amy Cathcart

Cheerful, sweet & helpful describes Amy! She will always greet you with her beautiful smile and work hard to make sure you have an ultimate experience with Panache.

Juliana Koutouzakis
Top Stylist, Artistic Director & Coach

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.

Gailyn Maack
Top Stylist

Gailyn is a Top Stylist at Panache Salon since coming to us on Valentine’s Day in 2003. He is a former salon owner in Coconut Grove, Miami. He is semi-retired so he can enjoy his love of gardening and traveling to San Francisco, his spirit home. Gailyn loves to do color, highlights, and cuts on ladies looking for classic and beautiful hair.

Michele Ruditis
Top Stylist & Coach

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
Top Stylist & Coach

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!

Chel Dorminey
Top Stylist & Coach

Top Stylist and Coach, Chel has been with Panache Salon since 2006, but she has been a stylist for many years. She finds joy in training stylists straight out of school and watching them grow, improve, and thrive. Chel’s dream client is one that is willing to make changes with their haircuts and color. She loves a challenge and works hard to please everyone that sits in her chair. Chel loves updos and special event styles, as well as color and braiding.

Angie Vienrich
Designer Level 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
Artist 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 talent colorist who specializes in beautiful blonde highlights. Her goal is to give each of her clients a new and healthy hairstyle.

Mario Della Penta
Master Stylist

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
Designer Level Stylist & Coach

Lindsey 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.

Kristina Yocius
Master Stylist

Kristina is a Master Level Stylist who has called Panache home since 2011. She is incredibly hardworking, constantly running on time and loves to make everyone happy. Kristina’s dream client is someone laidback who will bring both friends and family back to see her. She loves to color hair, especially highlights. See her for your bridal parties and prom updos as well!

Tanya Morris
Master Stylist & Coach

Tanya is a Designer Level 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
Designer Level Stylist

KD is Aveda trained and brings a realistic approach to each appointment and consistently gives her clients hair that fits their style and needs. KD is a long hair specialist with Panache. KD specializes in bobs, coloring, and working with thick, curly hair. 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.

Tasha Riley
Designer Level Stylist

Tasha has been a Hair designer with Panache since 2012. She is certified by American Crew for Men’s work. She hopes to give each of her guests confidence in their outward appearance to reflect inward beauty. Tasha is an excellent haircutter and is exceptionally talented as a barber and colorist.

Taylor Joseph
Artist Level Stylist

Taylor is an Aveda-trained Artist Level Stylist and will make you smile whether she is giving you a great cut, color or blow-dry. Her favorite thing about the years she has spent at Panache is that each client is different and has their own style. She loves styling and cutting. Putting the finishing touches on an appointment is like a signature on a canvas to her!

Eliza Bolz
Artist Level Stylist

Eliza recently moved to St Augustine from Rochester New York and loves being in the Florida sun! She is a curly hair and highlighting specialist. She is certified to give 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.

Cassandra Baker
Nail Specialist

Cassandra has been a nail technician since 2004. After moving from Key West she joined the team with Panache in 2015. She specializes in gel manicures and spa pedicures and gives a great foot massage!

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.

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.

Paige Asbury
Massage Therapist

Paige is a Massage Therapist who has been bringing balance and relaxation to the clients at Panache Salon since 2012. She has had special training in Reiki, Lomilomi, soft tissue melting, and Ashiatsu.

Bri Rush

Crystal Brendel
Assistant & Coach

Crystal has been assisting at Panache Salon for over a year. She loves getting to interact with the great people and clients that come in every day. She’s known for her killer blowouts and great sense of humor.

Tiffany Urquhart
Massage Therapist

Panache Salon
an Aveda Store Salon & Spa

1089 A1A Beach Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080