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Meet the Staff


Kristen Kohl

Kristen Kohl is the CEO of Imperial Salon and Spa. She’s lived in Brevard County for her entire adult life and has a vested interest in the community where she has chosen to raise her two boys. She is an entrepreneur and a visionary who transformed Imperial from an eight-station hair salon to a multi-million dollar salon & spa unique to Melbourne and Brevard County. Kristen has taken her concept of the ideal spa and combined it with an unsurpassed staff and the finest products to create The Imperial Salon and Spa brand image. She has played an integral role in the development of the management team, staff, and services during each stage of growth. Her hands-on philosophy yielded a devoted and loyal staff –and innumerable satisfied clients. With Imperial Salon & Spa, she has built a successful foundation upon which to expand into other areas of Florida –and eventually into a nationally renowned salon and spa.

Dawn Russo

Director Of Operations  - Born in Chicago and raised on Long Island, New York, Dawn joined the Imperial staff in 2002 as a Nail Technician. Not long after, she started to manage the Nail Department and then went on to become the Spa Director. Today, she is our Director of Operations, leading over 85 devoted, talented and extraordinary staff members. Dawn combines her experience as a service provider with keen management skills to produce a harmonious atmosphere within a fast-paced work environment.

Customer Service

Nicole Emert



Carolyn Phillips



Audrey Myers






Brittany Mahafie



Hair Stylists

Leslie Giammanco

Leslie definitely knows her way around a pair of scissors, cutting hair for the last 34 years! Originally from North Miami Beach, Leslie has numerous certifications, including that of Redken Master Stylist. She believes that the key to success for any stylist is to always, always listen to the client.

Song McCoy

Dedicated to her guests, Song has been with Imperial for over 15 years. She gives one of the best Blowouts in Brevard County! Always accommodating your needs , her customer service is outstanding!

Sal Salvato

Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Years In Industry:
Since 1968
Years With Imperial:
Since 2004
Color and Cut
Accomplishments: Too numerous.
More to Share: I am drawn to the creativity and diversity of hair. I am married with one son and a dog.  I began my career in Syracuse.  However, I have been an owner/stylist in both Nashville and Boca Raton. I have been blessed during my career to create hairstyles for country music stars, television makeovers, and former First Lady Laura Bush.

James Michael

World renowned Master Colorist, Educator and Platform Artist, Imperial is proud to have Mr. James Michael. His work speaks for itself, you owe it to yourself to “experience” an appointment with James Michael. When is the last time you loved your hair? Appointments are limited so call ahead.

Samantha Bosse

Hometown: West Haven, CT 
Years In Industry: 
Since 2005
Years With Imperial: 
Since 2010
Color, Highlights, Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment
Accomplishments: Certified in Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment and Bio Ionic.  Attended classes at the Redken Exchange in New York. Attended the 2009 Redken Symposium in Las Vegas.
More to Share: I just relocated to Brevard County from Connecticut.  I was a top stylist in the salon I worked for back home.  I grew up in the salon industry.  My mother was a stylist and I had the pleasure of watching her do hair and make-up.  I fell in love with the industry at a young age and want to share my passion for hair with clients.

Tiffany Rosenfield

Tiffany Rosenfield has always known that she was destined to be a hair stylist. She graduated from the Academy of Cosmetology with her cosmetologist, esthetician, nail technician, and makeup artist licenses. Tiffany also does hair extensions. Tiffany stays updated on the latest trends in hairstyling and searches out everything new and exciting for her clients. She specializes in Airbrush Makeup and continued her education with Redkens Award Winning Specialist Program! She has done both hair and makeup for Ray Baldino and Space Coast Living magazine. Her motto is the smallest goal achieved stands taller than the grandest intention. Do whatever your heart leads you to do…but DO IT!

Krystina Ashley

Krystina specializes in Color, Dream Catcher Hair Extensions and Eyelash Extensions. She can transform your entire look and she does it well.

Jeff Davis

Jeff has been with imperial for over 10 years. His pleasant disposition is what draws his clients in and then excellent work that keeps them coming back.

Catherine Lloyd

This gorgeous lady is truly amazing with Formal styles and Waterfall Braids. She specializes in Hair Extensions and has an extensive portfolio of her work available.

Jay Perez

Jay brings class as well as pizzazz to Imperial. He specializes in Curly hair and knows exactly how it needs to be cut. Jay is certified in Dream Catchers Hair Extensions and Caribbean Dream Straightener.


Kiera Briggs



Ali Lang



Daniella Collier



Lexington Martinez



Megan Rickabough



Natalie Martinez



Margaret Duclos



Massage Therapists

Matthew Waryk

 Cory Le Blanc

 Stacie Eccleston

 Tara Schems

Nail Technicians

Beatriz Dotto

Beatriz has been pampering fingers and toes here for 5 years. Prior to Imperial she was the owner of a prestigious salon in Boca Raton. She worked in N.J. for over 18 yrs. perfecting her craft. She is quite unique as her education in Argentina spanned 4 yrs. and included working with podiatrists. Come in and experience A Little Slice Of Heaven pedicure with a master of the trade!

Tracey Love

Shannon Hughes-Head Nail Tech

Nail Specialist Shannon is a graduate of the Avanti Beauty School and has been practicing her decorative craft for nine years. This Cocoa Beach gal specializes in nail care, but has been in the beauty biz for 14 years, performing everything from professional makeup application to management in different retail salon and tanning settings. Shannon believes that consistency is very important and she strives to give all of her clients exceptional and consistent services. She has attended the Premiere Beauty Show for six consecutive years and plans to continue to educate herself in the industry and expand her list of credentials. Says Shannon, This is not just my profession… it’s my passion!

 Deloris Fox

Permanent Makeup

Tammy Bratcher

Tammy’s natural permanent makeup procedures use all organic inks that blend with the natural look of your skin to help you obtain a younger, healthier look. Permanent makeup can enhance features such as brows, eyes, and lips. It can also cover scars and camouflage other skin discolorations. Tammy has performed over a thousand permanent makeup procedures during the last 14 years and has been in the beauty industry for 22 years. Schedule your consultation today!



Blanca Donahue




Alma Velazquez




Colleen Turner




Erika Fink



April Vandergrift




Melanie Cribas