Bella Vita Salon


Maria Gabriele Allen

Hair Stylist & Owner

The energy & excitement of the Salon starts with the owner Maria (Gabriele) Allen. Maria, whose smile seemingly never fades, sets the bright tone of the entire salon; as everyone else seems to be smiling along with her. Maria, a Goldwell Certified Colorist & progressive stylist, has traveled in many of the Trend Zoom Expeditions to keep up with the latest styles, techniques & color. Maria’s innovative spirit brings her entire staff together as one team. She provides quality and has a deep passion in her work and her salon.

Mirella Batte

Hair Stylist

Mirella Batte has been a licensed cosmetologist for 19 years. She is certified in Socap Hair Extensions, Keratin, and Chi Straightening Systems. She specializes in Hair Styling, Cutting, and Hair Coloring. Using Goldwell Color Lines, her passion is enhancing color to create beautiful and lustrous looking hair.

With her artistic vision, she excels in trend setting and classical romantic up-styles. She continues to develop her skills by incorporating the techniques of Goldwell Color Lines, and John Paul Mitchell Hair Systems.


Izabel Cascasis

Hair Stylist

Izabel, born in Brazil, has been living in the area for 40 years. She has always dreamed of being a hairdresser. Now that her sons are all grown up, she has taken the opportunity to pursue her dreams after many years of caring for others. She has received her education at the Breo School in Niantic, CT. Izabel is always eager to learn & tries to remain updated in the constantly evolving trends of hair design by participating in various classes. Her passion for life, people, and hair is what makes her a promising asset to the industry. Izabel is also fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Kim Lamb

Hair Stylist

Kim has 22 years of experience in the hair industry. She is always taking classes, such as Goldwell Color Certification, cutting, and perm wave classes, in order to further her education and stay up to date with the latest trends. Kim loves getting to know her clients on a personal level in order to anticipate their wants and needs. She values the closeness of the team at Bella Vita, and is a crucial component to the salon.

Justine McVeigh

Nail Technician

Justine is a young, driven nail technician who is eager to make sure that her clients leave with the best possible experience. She loves working with the latest nail trends and nail art. Her bubbly personality and passion for the nail care industry speaks for itself.

Morgan Driscoll

Nail Technician

Outgoing and personable, Morgan always leaves her clients satisfied. After graduating from Paul Mitchell in 2009, Morgan has been a dedicated member of our team. A young and fresh addition to the salon, Morgan always incorporates the most up-to-date trends including the latest no-smudge, no chip polish shellac. With her stylist nature, Morgan portrays the importance of patience while meeting all of her clients needs. Her experience in customer service is exceptional and her passion for this industry is noticed in her work and work ethic.

Kim Rees


Kim Rees specializes in many different aspects of skincare. As a certified esthetician, Kim is constantly attending training seminars to keep up with the latest trends on makeup and waxing. As an undergraduate at the International Dermal Institute, Kim has a dying passion for her profession.