Co-Owner of Salon Ciseaux
Co-Owner of Salon Ciseaux
We are dedicated to offering a service as individual and special as you are! Our stylists are highly trained and experienced, catering to all ethnicities. We have a solid team that is committed to harmonizing the quality of our services with our customer’s personalities.
Our commitment to you is to offer nothing but the finest service, with no room for compromise. We have been, and will continue to be dedicated to providing the very best in hair, skin and nail services.
At Salon Ciseaux, our professional stylists are versed in all types and textures of hair- a feature that not many salons can claim. Our stylists have traveled to places such as Italy, London, Germany and New York to keep our clients in the latest international styles.
Our team at Salon Ciseaux is committed to continuing education in order to keep us abreast of the current trends. This dedication in combination with our willingness to travel to advanced education facilities is what keeps our clients on the cutting-edge of the latest styles, textures and colors.
The salon isn’t necessarily the first place people think of when the subject of breaking down barriers between different cultures comes up. Yet, it is the perfect setting for Cathy Imbesi and Arlene Webber. Both get to combine their skills of working with people and their desire to create a comfortable place where all cultures can come together to feel beautiful.
Combined, Imbesi and Webber have over 60 years in the beauty industry.
Imbesi, who inherited curly, Italian locks, and Webber, who manages Jamaican curls, stand united in their desire to ensure that beautiful hair is universal. “Together we have always felt that all client’s hair should look trendy and be manageable, not just those blessed with easy hair, ” insists Imbesi who has always been intrigued by the idea of working with a variety of hair types. “Like art, there are no boundaries when you can work with more than one type of medium.”
From day one, Imbesi and Webber have focused on continuously educating themselves to further develop each of their professional skills. Both realized that the more classes they took and the more they learned, the more clients could feel their energy and excitement for styling hair. Imbesi and Webber have traveled the world to pursue continuing education and to immerse themselves in the diversity of global beauty trends. They have traveled to cosmopolitan cities such as London, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and Miami, as well as, studied hair trends in countries such as Prague, Italy and Russia, Spain and Germany. The Salon also provides in-house training programs, along with trips to places such as, New York City and San Francisco to learn from industry professionals.
Imbesi, a certified Master Colorist and Stylist, has trained with Vidal Sasson, Oribe, Wella and Toni & Guy and continues to champion continuing education for Salon Ciseaux professionals. This approach has worked well, as Imbesi has received recognition and numerous accolades within the industry in addition to attracting a celebrity fan base that includes Cat Cora, the Iron Chef’s first female chef and local anchorwoman Michelle Muro, who chose Catherine for daily style and regular cut and color.
Webber is always fostering multicultural harmony through her work and in an effort to share the wealth of her success with the community. Webber spearheads Salon Ciseaux’s involvement with several charities, local schools and religious organizations, including Locks of Love, Cuts 4 the Community and the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary that supports women that are temporarily displaced.
The salon also supports several organizations during the Holidays from The Foundation for Foster Children to Toys for Tots. Salon Ciseaux also supports Jewish family services by offering haircuts and beauty services to this group of women.
The dedication to volunteering and philanthropy reflects their belief that a person’s actions should come from the heart, not the pocket.
After 19 years of providing impeccable service to Central Florida, the salon and its original owners and stylists are still going strong!
The salon’s dedication to staying current with innovative trends has paid off, as Salon Ciseaux has been continuously ranked as one of the top 10 salons in Orlando Weekly’s “Best of Orlando” for the past decade.
In February 2008, Imbesi and Webber were handpicked by celebrated fashion designer Juan Carlos Obando to style hair for the models in his ready-to-wear debut at New York Fashion Week.
Each year Imbesi and Webber travel to the World Color Show of the Year, which is always hosted in a different city. In addition, both are certified curly hair specialists for Ouidad and Deva curl systems. Imbesi and Webber studied in New York City with the creators of both systems!
Salon Ciseaux Hair Salon is a diverse organization built on integrity and communication, providing services that exceed expectations.
Experiencing everyday at play.
Ray has been fascinated with doing Friends and Families hair since she was a young girl and has been doing hair professionally since 2011. She is passionate about transformation. “Transforming my clients to a new and improved version of themselves always exciting and makes my day.”
Ray start the process of a make over by addressing the life style her client lives, keeping in mind what type of image or look they have chosen. She makes sure to analyze their facial shapes to give them the best style or color to enhance and compliment them.
Ray has taken advanced classes by well-known companies such as Wella and Nixon. She is also certified in extensions.
“What gets me going is my love for the continuing education in this business. I like receiving feed-back, good or bad, about my work as an artist because there is always room for growth and I strive for perfection.”
Allie is a third generation hairstylist and it is certainly in her blood. While attending college she could only think about wanting to get her hands on everyone's hair in the classroom! Allie strives to give a client the look they want and although she loves playing with color, she has also trained in advanced hair extensions. Allie attends all of Salon Ciseaux's classic and trend classes and excels in all of them.
Emily's passion for hair started at a young age. She was always practicing on her good friends and knew that this was more than just a hobby. While attending the Aveda Institute for Cosmetology, Emily was one of the top students. Her hair designs were always placing in all the school competitions. It was at one of these competitions where Salon Ciseaux discovered her talent. Since school Emily has been rigorously trained under the Salon Ciseaux advanced education program and excels in all areas of hair design.
When approaching a makeover Emily likes to “come up with a style using shapes and colors to enhance one’s facial features and tone of skin and eyes”. In her personal life she is “addicted to shopping” and loves “good music’. This sense of fashion and trend is always present with her as she designs styles for our clients.
Nikko moved to Florida from Tennessee in January of 2014. He has received certifications in Keratin Complex, and attends continuing education classes at Ciseaux in Sassoon Haircutting and Wella color among others. He has worked hard to prove himself at Ciseaux as a hair artist.
Nikko is incredibly creative and enjoys drawing and fitness on his free time. He excels at blow drying and men's haircuts. Given the opportunity he prefers to make a woman look sexy! Most clients don't argue with him.
Nail Technician / Esthetician for 28 years. Orla specializes in Natural Nail Waterless Manicures and Pedicures. She considers the shape of a clients nails and what colors would look best on them before beginning. She is passionate about relaxing her clients and making them feel great. Special treatment for natural nails. Our specialists are trained to care for all natural beauty in both skin and nails.
Advanced education includes:
Zoya nail system, eyelash extensions and Tamarah’s secret facials.
Nail Tech / Esthetician
Master Stylists/ Image Advisors
With at least 20 years in the industry, these are our most experienced hairdressers. Each master stylist has traveled and received education internationally. Having perfected the art of the “makeover”, they have earned the title of Image Advisor at the salon. The master stylists offer world-class services to clients at Salon Ciseaux.
Senior Stylists/ Image Advisors
All senior stylists have many years of salon floor experience and have participated in numerous educational events. They combine talent, technique, and passion for the craft to provide exceptional client services at Salon Ciseaux. Senior Stylists also have a great eye for “makeovers”, and have earned the title image advisor at Salon Ciseaux.
All stylists are graduates from our advanced training program and are rigorously educated in the Salon Ciseaux hairdressing method. With talent, technique, and enthusiasm, they offer brilliant services at an affordable price-point.
Our resident Make Up Artists bring the professional touch to your special events.