Butterfly Studio Salon



Kattia solano - founder

With over 25 years of experience, Butterfly Studio Salon founder Kattia Solano is a female industry pioneer who embodies a strong and fearless entrepreneurial spirit.

Beauty runs in my lineage. A native of Costa Rica and third generation stylist, its always been important for me to embody my culture and embed it into my life's work. I truly believe that the culture of Butterfly Studio comes from the heart of Costa Rica, the essence of who I am. I love a personal approach to hair by exploring textures, visions, and individual hair goals to create a customized style for each client. I love working with hair to make it look beautiful. Hair can have its own personality at times. It can be sassy, calm, wild, lovable, sexy and even moody which makes styling so exciting. I feel extremely grateful that I can use my art to help transform people's lives by focusing on inner beauty, confidence, empowerment and self esteem. Throughout my career in the salon, as an editorial stylist, and educator, my ultimate goal has always been for hair to represent the person's true essence.





Angie has spent 15 years at Butterfly Studio and 22 years in the beauty industry. She is best known for textured cutting and styling techniques including relaxers and edgy, tailored styles. Her policy is to understand all hair types and cuts and to listen to her client’s needs. Angie’s tailored men’s cutting style has garnered her much praise among Hollywood favorites Adam Ferrara and Mike Manning.



Jill believes that creating movement in the hair is key to releasing your inner goddess. With over 10 years in the beauty industry, she has found her home at Butterfly Studio Salon for the past 4. Jill is a sought-after cut and style educator with L’Oreal Professionnel for 6 years, 3 of which as a prestigious L’Oreal Professionnel Academy national artist. Although Jill’s favorite style is, hands down, an undone, beachy look, she will give you the best possible style for your personality and hair texture.



Stacey has worked at Butterfly Studio Salon for 12 years and has been a hairstylist for 22 years. She loves the instant gratification aspect of the change she can make in someone’s life simply by changing their hair. Stacey’s styling capabilities are versatile: She has mastered many textures, from straight to coarse and kinky. Known to Butterfly Studio Salon staff and her clients as the extensions expert, Stacey has worked with various hair brands for over 20 years.



Senior stylist Vanessa caters to the hair care needs of many, including Broadway stars and fashion designers in New York City. The New Jersey native started with Butterfly 10 years ago. Although Vanessa has been certified twice with Vidal Sassoon Academy, she has created and incorporated her Boho-chic flair into her creative aesthetic.


  DANA   Williamsburg native Dana Tizzio always dreamed of being a stylist. She joined the Butterfly Salon Studio team 11 years ago and is best known for Updo’s and styling for weddings and special occasions. Dana is also Butterfly Studio Salon’s Cezanne Classic Treatment expert and has been featured in multiple print and digital publications for this service.   @dana_hairstylistnyc


Williamsburg native Dana Tizzio always dreamed of being a stylist. She joined the Butterfly Salon Studio team 11 years ago and is best known for Updo’s and styling for weddings and special occasions. Dana is also Butterfly Studio Salon’s Cezanne Classic Treatment expert and has been featured in multiple print and digital publications for this service.



Jennifer has worked in the hair industry for 8 years and came to Butterfly Studio Salon almost 6 years ago to hone her skills as a hairstylist. When it comes to fine hair, Jennifer loves making it look fuller by taking a less-is-more approach through hiding layers to add volume. She consistently works with her clients to educate them about how to style their hair at home. Jennifer’s client tip: Most clients use brushes too much when blow drying; strategically using your hands can save time and aggravation.



Melanie is a stylist who believes the foundation of a great haircut begins with the consultation, which allows her to create a style that is customized to each client. A native of New York City, Melanie has worked in the beauty industry for 6 years. Its fast-paced lifestyle inspires her to create effortless, laid-back waves and movement with texture. Melanie takes the time to educate and advise her clients on re-creating their styles at home as part of the in-salon experience with her at Butterfly Studio Salon.



Driven by a unique artistic vision to change the beauty world, Julian’s passion and workmanship paved the road for him to be successful in high fashion styling and luxury hair care. Julian is the preferred stylist for braiding, cutting curly hair, and creating texture. Julian recently announced his partnership with Kerastase and Shu Uemura as an artist and educator, which has motivated him to grow his brand in New York City and beyond.





Tedrick relocated to New York City to become a makeup artist and educator 7 years ago from Atlanta. He started with Butterfly Studio Salon 2 years ago after hosting a contouring workshop, and has been making our clients look even more beautiful ever since. Favored by PopSugar and Yahoo Beauty for his makeup tutorials and tips, Tedrick inspires others by educating them on product development and makeup techniques.



Francesca is a highly skilled makeup artist with diverse artistic experience who’s worked with the likes of celebrity clients like Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, and Drew Barrymore. Her creative work has been featured at New York Fashion Week shows, as well as in bridal and red carpet beauty coverage. Editorially, her work has been featured in the pages of ELLE, Vanity Fair, and New York magazines. Her unique approach, brow shaping method, and bridal makeup style has cultivated an extensive following at Butterfly Studio Salon. Francesca’s philosophy on makeup and eyebrows is about helping her clients find and communicate the essence of their beauty, individuality, creativity and style.





Featured in Allure as one of “New York City’s Best Kept Secrets,” Tara is a master colorist and senior educator at Butterfly Studio Salon. Tara has worked at Butterfly Studio Salon for 18 years and has worked in the beauty industry for 22. Known for her less-is-more aesthetic, Tara loves color transformation and guiding her clients in the right direction, whether that’s natural highlights or color correction. She is also a master in Japanese Hair Straightening, having served as a Milbon educator for 15 years. She loves offering this service to transform hair texture into a silky, and shiny finish and clients have reported post-service that the Japanese straightening treatment has changed their lives, making their hair more manageable.



Min is a celebrity colorist, premier balayage educator, L’Oreal Professionnel international artist, and resident master color specialist at NYC’s Butterfly Studio Salon. Min specializes in both color correction and painting natural colors that grow out gracefully with balayage. Your personalized experience with Min will transform your hair into the #beachglowhair inspired by her childhood spent by the beach. Min has created looks for major global trend and color campaigns for Loreal Professionnel, in addition to creating content that trains hairdressers globally. Min's attention to detail, natural eye for color and passion for the craft is why she is a celebrity favorite, trusted by clients and beauty influencer’s all over the world.



Tracy is a colorist who believes the integrity of the hair is the foundation for beautiful color. She made New York City and Butterfly Studio her home 10 years ago, arriving from Chicago via Washington D.C. With 20+ years’ experience in the industry, she is invigorated by the energy of the city and mastering her craft. Although her favorite technique is freehand painting hair for a beachy look, she will always take the time and care to consult with clients to make sure their color compliments their natural beauty.



With 30 years of color experience, master colorist Austin has tended to the famed manes of Bella Hadid, Lupita Nyong'o, and Jordan Barrett. Known for his signature blonde technique, Austin has become the go-to for blonde corrections. Austin’s client tip: Don’t do it yourself. Communicate with your colorist and stylist and bring pictures to show the look you’d like to achieve.



Inspired daily though art, travel, and fashion, Joanna is a true lover of beauty. Having been in the beauty industry for over 13 years, she has mastered the art of balayage and enjoys introducing her clients to L’Oreal’s ammonia-free color, INOA. Joanna's passion and dedication led her to fulfill her dreams of becoming a New York City colorist 11 years ago when she began at Butterfly Studio Salon. She is now a senior color specialist and welcomes new challenges and opportunities to grow.



Aneesa is a senior colorist who started working in the beauty industry 15 years ago, when she walked through the doors of Butterfly Studio Salon. After 15 years in the industry, Aneesa still loves making both existing and new clients feel good about themselves. Over the years, she has earned praise for her work creating natural, dimensional brunettes. This is one of Aneesa’s favorite techniques because it works for someone with a busy lifestyle who may not have time to come into the salon every 4-6 weeks.



Faye is a senior colorist with 10+ years experience in the beauty industry. Her love for the beach and the outdoors inspired the creation of her signature #SunKissedByFaye hair color effect. Faye has mastered the craft of balayage, a freehand painting technique that is the driving force behind her color. Whether you are brunette, blonde, red, or any shade in between, this look can work for you and Faye can show you how.



Tamara is Butterfly Studio’s blonde guru. She ventured to the west coast to explore her passion for achieving the perfect sun-kissed blonde and was certified at the esteemed Vidal Sassoon Academy. Tamara then moved to New York City to advance her career at Butterfly Studio Salon, where she recently added educator and mentor credits to her resume. Tamara has made #BlondeByTam a cult-favorite look. She seeks inspiration from the dynamic city life, as well as the effortless beauty of beach culture.



Anastasia has worked for 6 years in the beauty industry, the last 5 of which at Butterfly Studio Salon. Anastasia’s major source of hair-color inspiration is the changing of the seasons. All beauty trends shift seasonally, and hair upgrades are the most important for reinvigorating a look. Anastasia loves talking to her clients about current trends and techniques. To her, learning and giving back through education is what makes this industry so special, which is why she dedicates time to mentoring young artists in the beauty industry.



Raluca is a next-generation colorist ready to share her talent with the world. She moved to New York City to perfect her craft and has worked at Butterfly Studio Salon for over 3 years. Here, she has found great joy in using her hands and creativity to make her clients look and feel their best. She is dedicated to mastering bombshell beachy blondes and major color transformations. Her clients leave the salon with long-lasting, beautiful hair, whether they see her every 3 weeks or just a few times a year.