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The Level System

Novel Artist (1 & 2)

Stylist (1 & 2)

Designer Stylist (1 & 2)

Artistic Designer (1 & 2)

Lead Stylist (1 & 2)

Master Stylist 

Lead Master Stylist (1 & 2)

Principle Artist

Live Salon runs on a level system of stylists. It is not necessarily based off skill or time spent in industry but more so the stylists' demand of time. Guests may choose whatever stylist best fits their needs & budget. 

REMEMBER! We work as a team and you may book services with as many stylists as you would like. 

What does this mean for you?

With a tiered pricing structure, all clients can have services rendered at Live Salon no matter their financial status. As each one of us here specialize a little more in certain areas, one stylist may fit the needs of your color and another, your lashes.


How does this help the stylists at Live Salon?

We are in the business of empowerment. Our stylists have their own personal goals and salon standards needing to be met. They track these goals and we review the stylists every month. This allows our stylists to always strive for more and continue to grow for themselves, the salon, & their guests. As these goals are met, advancements, promotions, and price increases follow.  


Live Salon values unity. When you reserve your appointment with a specific stylist, know that they will be preforming the core of the services but will have teammates assist in the services rendered to uplevel the customer service. 

We are also a teaching and training salon and value that stylists have the opportunity to learn from some of the best. We have amazing artists and guests who will grant these new beauty industry professionals the confidence needed to deliver impeccable work and service. 

We are a family here. The conversations flow through the salon with every guest and every artist. We lend a helping hand. We make suggestions and recommendations for all. We serve our guests better by having unity.

It helps us and you, our guests, emulate our culture, motto, and belief to live beautifully, live confidently, and to empower.

Amanda Bossi

Amanda Bossi

Owner & Founder | Lead Master Stylist | Couture Colorist | Extensionist | Life Coach | Empowering You Consulting Salon Industry Business Coach & Consultant

Amanda has been active in the cosmetology field for 16 years and has constantly pushed herself to grow not only as a stylist but as a person. As a published hairstylist, makeup artist, and model she is always up on the newest trends. She was nominated for Most Individual Style in the Pittsburgh Style Awards.


Not only does she excel in her field, but she has a deep desire to provide more to her guests and community. She wishes to even make the smallest difference by living by and carrying through LIVE SALON's mantra. She has been featured by an international brand for her #girlboss determination & philanthropic beliefs. Amanda is able to accommodate any guest and make them feel comfortable, cherished, and empowered. She shows true leadership and mentors her team, guests, and others who surround her to reach for all of their goals.

Amanda is down-to-earth, tell-it-how-it-is, & an open book. Her personality would make anyone comfortable. She has had a mission to better herself and help others find themselves and what gives them passion and fire. She is an avid self-help reader and writes about her own challenges. She is the quintessential girl boss and warrior. 

She has recently started her personal website and blog back up. It is newly revamped. She is thrilled to be writing again. It is something that has always brought her immense joy. To be able to share her experiences and advice to allow people to feel not-so-alone is of upmost importance. As a thirty-something, Amanda has had a few dodgeballs thrown in her face. She has shown resiliency and has learned a lot along the way in her life's journey. 

Amanda's sole purpose is to grow people to help them find what sets their souls on fire and to help be able to provide the tools to learn the act of self-confidence, drive, success, and happiness. She does this not only with her team and guests but with her two children. Her dream is to leave a legacy and to be able to touch and leave a mark on as many people as she can. 

She is embarking on her next adventure. She is currently training to be a salon industry business coach and consultant and life coach. Again, her sole purpose and passion is to grow people. It started with creating external beauty for her guests, evolved into promoting inner self-confidence and self-love for her guests and staff, and now has expanded her aspirations to help other beauty professionals strengthen their businesses, leadership, and empowering mindset.



Jalynn Knopsnider

Salon Manager | Artistic Designer Level 2 | Couture Colorist | Extensionist | Lash, Brow, Makeup Artist | Waxer & Spray Tans

Jalynn has done hair and makeup for fun for as long as she can remember. She always wanted to be just like her mom who was also a stylist. When she was a little girl, she watched her mom work in the salon and knew immediately that working in the beauty industry was her calling. Seeing people smile when they leave her chair, knowing that they feel good about themselves is Jalynn's passion. Her goal is to be the best she can be and never stop learning nor striving for success.


What truly makes her unique is that she truly loves making people who have been through some rough patches feel beautiful and "worth it" again. It is not about money for her. It is about that sort of gratification that makes her happy. Jalynn attended Bella Capelli in which she received Future Professional of the Month voted by the Staff Members. Jalynn is an amazing team member of LIVE SALON.

Jalynn is our hustler. Similar to Amanda, Jalynn's personality fits the mold of the salon. She's one tough cookie. She's honest, outgoing, and empowering. She has exceeded all expectations. So much in fact that Jalynn is now Live Salon's manager. She offers the team a new perspective. She will be helping support the staff to hit their dream goals, assist in ensuring impeccable customer service and relations, and help promote Live Salon's unique vision and mission.

Jalynn has also just recently become a mom.  We know that she will be amazing at this new role as well! She too will be able to leave a legacy of drive, passion, determination, & resiliency. 



Vanessa Bortz

Education Lead | Designer Stylist | Couture Colorist | Extensionist | Lash, Brow, Makeup Artist, | Waxer & Spray Tans

Ever since Vanessa was a young child, she wanted to be a hairstylist. One of her fondest memories was helping her grandmother with her roller sets. She has been active in the cosmetology field for 15 years. She pushes herself to learn more about innovative techniques and new products as that will help meet her clients' needs. She has advanced knowledge in color, cutting & texturizing techniques, and product use.

Vanessa has 2 children who are her biggest motivators and what makes her continually strive for more. Her & her family participate in Relay for Life every year which fits right in with Live Salon's desire to touch more than just hair (or lashes) but the entire community. She is passionate in all aspects of her life. 

In fact, she has now embarked on a new chapter in her career and life, returning to school for her Cosmetology Teaching License. She has officially obtained that license from the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology. Combining that with her nurturing personality, she was the most perfect candidate for our leadership position of Education Lead. She helps our new stylists as well as supports all of the staff in continuing their education.  

We love Vanessa's skills and experience she brings. It is her time to shine and we hope Live Salon & the clients she has can help her finally reach her dreams. 



Bianca Fisher

 Artistic Designer Level 2  |  Colorist | Extensionist | Lash & Brow Artist | Waxer & Spray Tans

Bianca is a newer member of the Live Salon family. We are all beyond excited what comes of her career. Bianca's personality fits right into the culture we share. She is personable and easily makes her guests feel right at home with her.


Bianca started this venture in the cosmetology field a smidge later than most but that has yet to hinder her. She is more driven than ever to prove not only to herself but to the world around her that she too can make it. We value such drive and perseverance.

She is never afraid to try new things. Since arriving at Live Salon, she has gained so many new skills sets which only help her deliver exceptional customer service. She is knowledgeable in the retail we offer and can easily guide her guests to be using products that best fit their needs.


Bianca is a mom of two lovely children that she must show that it takes grit, risk, and resiliency to have a sense of self and to make your dreams come true.


She is a recent graduate of Bella Capelli Beauty Academy, and she is ready to set forth on the path to live beautifully, live confidently, and empower herself and others. We are thrilled to have her as a part of the team and to be able to watch her grow before our very eyes. 



Bella Acito

Social Media Content Creator | Novel Stylist Level 2 | Colorist | Lash, Brow, Makeup Artist, | Waxer & Spray Tans

Bella may be a young member on the team, but she is a huge asset! You will always be greeted by her with a smile as you walk into our salon. She has such a comforting and welcoming personality.

Bella is a Senior at Latrobe Area High School and a student of cosmetology at her local technical school. She has always been a lover of the beauty industry. In fact, she has the opportunity to always play with her sister or mom's hair or makeup.

She will soon be graduating from high school and has officially finished her required hours to take her State Board of Cosmetology exam. We are overjoyed. It has been long awaited. 

Bella and her family have been long time clients of Amanda and we are so excited to have her apart of our team as a stylist. We will be thrilled to watch her grow into a young woman and artist.

It has given us such pleasure helping her through cosmetology school. She has grown so much before our very eyes. Thank you to our valued guests for making her feel so welcomed and supported by giving her the opportunity to assist in their appointments. We are thrilled to see what is store for her next.

Ps. She loves cats too.


Sahara Spain

Novel Stylist Level 2  |  Colorist | Natural Hair Specialist | Lash & Brow Artist 

Sahara is new to the Live Salon team but she has quickly impressed us. She styles hair so beautifully it has left our mouth hanging open in amazement. 

Sahara always knew she had an interest in the beauty industry. She loves creating transformations for her guests and relishes in the gratification she gets from their reactions. She strives to exceed their expectations and delivers amazing customer service. 

Sahara specializes in natural hair. She intends on broadening her skill sets in lashes, brows, and more. She is eager to learn all that she can and is beyond grateful for the opportunity here at Live Salon alongside other talented artists.

Sahara is a mom of a beautiful 2 year old son. He drives her success so that they can live their dream life. She wants to not only provide for him financially but show him what hard work and determination can do.

We are thrilled to have Sahara in our family and are excited to see what she can do.



Sarah Baney

 Novel Stylist | Colorist | Lash, Brow,

Makeup Artist

Coming Soon


Jackie Acito

Novel Stylist Level 2  |  Colorist | Natural Hair Specialist | Lash & Brow Artist 

Jackie is a new member to the Live Salon team but not new to the Live Salon community. Jackie has been a client of Amanda's for years and has been loyal to the salon from the very beginning. She is a full believer in what Live Salon's culture stands for. 

Jackie is a mother of 4 grown children- one in which already is employed by Live Salon. Jackie was able to mold and shape her children into good people and we are excited to see how she can support the amazing team of artists hit their goals, stay on track, and supersede their own expectations. 

She thrives in social atmospheres and loves lending a helping hand. She is welcoming and can make you feel right at home. Her work history includes administration and retail. We know that with that experience, she will be an asset to us. She has always loved the beauty industry but never ventured to do it on her own. Helping support and grow Live Salon is the next best thing!

Jackie is friendly, outgoing, and a bit quirky like the rest of us. Her free-spirited nature fits our culture so well! Her values match all of ours. She is ready to empower others and herself by being a part of the Live Salon and living by their mantra. 

We are so glad to have her here working alongside us. 


Whitney White

On Call Makeup Artist 

Front Desk & Guest Coordinator

Whitney has been a long-time client and friend of Amanda's. In fact, in Live Salon's infant stage, Whitney would come to Amanda's rescue and help out here and there when she was all alone. Whitney is Amanda's "OG" assistant. She is the one that forced her hand into giving up some control and help her manage her own business behind the chair.

With Whitney's administration background and her previous knowledge of how Amanda and Live Salon runs, Whitney will be a giant asset.

Whitney is one strong woman with one of the kindest hearts. She is wildly attentive and is able to amplify the customer service experience. She will be able to bring such value to your visit here with Live Salon.

We are thrilled to have Whitney supporting Live Salon.

Lauren Connors

Lumos Nail Artist

We are blessed to be able to cross promote with this talented nail artist. She may only do finger nails but she is immensely talented. 


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