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!

Michelle Vijgen
Managing Partner

Pat O’Brien
Front Desk 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.”

Mandy Borna

Mandy joined Panache in 2003.  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 customized facials, waxing, and lash extensions.

Kelly Thompson

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

Anastasia Morgunoff

Chloe Hanberg

Ali Naman

Juliana Koutouzakis

Juliana is a highest level Stylist, Educator, and Creative Director. 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
Level 6 Stylist

Michele is a Level 6 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.

Sarah Bourjaily

Sarah is an Aveda-trained Level 6 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!

Mario Della Penta
Level 6 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.

Lucero Gleaton
Level 5 Stylist

Lucero is a Level 5 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.

Tanya Morris
Level 5 Stylist

Tanya is a Level 5 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.

Joetta McKelvey
Level 3 Stylist

Joetta joined the Panache team in August of 2017 and is an accomplished Level 3 Stylist.  She has been a stylist for over 29 years.  Her resume includes color educator and she enjoys mens, ladies and children cuts, highlights and building strong professional relationships with her guests.

Megan Wood
Level 3 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.

Robin Philpott
Level 3 Stylist

Kara Jewel
Level 2 Stylist

Crystal Brendel
Level 2 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 amazing Brazilian Blowouts, Keratin treatments and great sense of humor.

Kayla Thompson
Level 2 Stylist

Lindsay Bowman
Level 1 Stylist

Abby Thompson
Level 1 Stylist

Thomas Phillips
Level 1 Stylist

Dorina Suli
Level 1 Stylist, Nail Designer

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.

Angelika Ostapenko
Nail Specialist

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.

Panache Salon
an Aveda Store Salon & Spa

1089 A1A Beach Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080