Our Staff

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Johnna Dineley, Owner

Johnna truly believes in the philosophy of her salon that hair is an art form which focuses on the total experience of looking and feeling great. She gained her in depth knowledge of hair over her 30-year career. As the owner of Jo Davi Salon for the past 20 years, she sets the tone for the creative style and direction as soon as you enter her salon. She prides herself on keeping updated on the latest hairstyling techniques and on the pulse of future industry trends.

In 2006, she was named a semi-finalist for the prestigious Global Salon Business Award, and is a member of the L’Oreal “Elite Program” and the Partnership of L’Oreal Professionals. Additionally, Johnna was honored as a notable business owner in the Cambridge
Who’s Who.

Johnna has a strong passion for sharing her haircutting knowledge and experience with her staff, clients and the community. She impresses on her staff the importance of keeping abreast of haircutting, styling and coloring trends.

Johnna has been instrumental in the salon’s growth since her move in 1992. Not only is she an approachable business owner, but you will find her behind her chair, engaging with her clients and specializing in innovative hair design and cutting-edge techniques. It is clearly evident that Johnna loves what she does!


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Jaime

Beginning her career at Jo Davi Salon, Jaime is the trendsetter, not only in her own image, but also with her clients. Putting styles and colors together she creates a look that demands attention. Everyone is an individual in Jaime’s chair, as she creates each style uniquely. Looking for something different?… Jamie’s work is guaranteed to turn heads!  Follow her on Instagram @brushesandbobbies


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Tara

Tara has spent the last seven of her twenty five years of experience at Jo Davi Salon. She views her clients with a unique perspective, offering a total cut and color transformation. Boredom does not exist in Tara’s chair! Between her creativity and vivacious personality, a visit with Tara is a definite boost!


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Maria

Maria does not believe in compromise, not in her own life and not when serving her clients. She gives 100%, from her consultation to her service and demands the same in return. Maria’s clients demonstrate a commitment to beautiful hair and fully trust Maria’s product recommendations for maintaining that perfect look.


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Carrie

Carrie is a diverse stylist who brings her artistic energy to all her clients ranging from conservative chic to modern and trendy. Her dedication to detail leaves her clients with fashion-forward styles as she specializes in haircuts, color enhancements, and a variety of lightening and texturing techniques. Carrie prides herself on her attentiveness and her ability to connect with her clients with ease and professionalism. Carrie is adept at observing new and existing clients’ “total look” and offering the most appropriate and flattering hair style and color design. She finds it essential to consider all factors including her clients’ lifestyles and maintenance desires when designing that new look. Her vast knowledge and experience in the industry is matched only by her technical expertise and bubbly personality.


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Donna

Throughout Donna’s 35-year career as a hair professional, there are simply two things that keep her inspired and looking forward to each day at Jo Davi. One is her clients and the relationships that have developed throughout the years. As a natural nurturer, she truly enjoys addressing and serving people’s needs. The second is her passion to create. The hair is an excellent palate for her artistic talents to be displayed while the salon provides the perfect backdrop. The combination of caring and creation supports her clients and serves as an uplifting experience renewing both style and spirit!


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Mary

Mary has been in the hairdressing industry for 30 years. She caters to the sophisticated client, bringing a classic image to today’s look. Taking into consideration each person’s lifestyle, Mary can create a fabulous, practical style that totally works!  Follow her work on Instagram @marygallagherhair


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Deanna

With Dee’s vision, she specializes in precision cutting. With keen insight and impeccable attention to detail, Dee enjoys working with clients to come up with styles individualized to their specific needs. Dee has been in the industry for over 25 years with 15 of those years servicing clients at Jo Davi. As a well-rounded hairstylist, she keeps up with the latest trends and techniques and loves working with all types and textures of hair. Before each client leaves, Dee provides them with simple, at-home hints to keep their hair looking its best between appointments. With versatile color, cutting, and styling techniques, Dee addresses every aspect of her job with enthusiasm and a positive outlook. From the moment you enter her chair, you know you are in the right hands.


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Lisa M.

Lisa brings 27 years of experience to her chair. Every summer she travels to Europe, previewing the latest fashion statements. With a natural ease, she can take a classic style and add a modern twist to cut and color creating a “runway” image. She has kept us all current with European fashion during her twelve years at Jo Davi Salon.


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Michael

Michael truly does what he loves and loves what he does! Having been a stylist for over 25 years, the art of hair color is his true passion, which is what he offers his clientele at Jo Davi. Michael focuses all of his energy and creativity on color strategies in order to provide his clients the true effect they desire. Michael has become a master at the intricate and often challenging craft of hair color. He is constantly recognized by many industry experts for his fine work and artistic talent.


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Jennifer

A few years ago, Jennifer introduced her Westport clientele to Jo Davi Salon, when she joined our team of hair professionals. A stylist of 30 years, Jen enjoys many aspects of the hairdressing industry. Studying and experimenting with different color lines and implements, Jen keeps her clients and colleagues abreast on the up-and-coming-tools of the trade! Jennifer also dedicates her time as an educator at a local trade school, sharing her extensive knowledge and instructing and supporting the area’s next generation of premier stylists.


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Lisa Rose

Our newest stylist to join the Jo Davi staff is Lisa Lorenti, also known by her professional family, as BL. She studied hairdressing and obtained her license at Ricci’s Academy in Newtown, CT. Shortly after her initial training, Lisa furthered her education by spending four weeks in Santa Monica, California at the Vidal Sassoon Academy. She is ready to give you a unique style of your own using their cutting-edge techniques. Most importantly, a Sassoon cut looks as good when you style it at home as it does when you leave Lisa’s chair. Lisa has a natural knack for color formulation and foil placement. Her clients find that she takes the time to discuss the vision for their hair based on lifestyle preferences. She is also certified in Cinderella hair extensions, and Lisa can complete your look with makeup for any occasion, day or night. Lisa is a true professional, who can help you discover the tones that work well with your skin and accentuate your best features.


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Alison

Alison has been a professional stylist for over 12 years.  Working as a master colorist and stylist, she is a national educator for J Beverly Hills. Recently named one of Modern Salon’s Top 100 Beauty Influencers, Alison creates customized color and maintenance plans for every client that sits in her chair.  Her styling work has been nominated in the Behind the Chair International Hair Awards Show. Education is her passion, for other styling professionals but most importantly for her clientele. You can find her on Facebook and Instagram @braidedandblonde.


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Jessica S.

To achieve Jessica’s lifelong passion and goal, she graduated from Ricci’s Academy of Cosmetology in Newtown, CT at the top of her hairdressing class. There, she learned extensive cutting, coloring, and styling techniques of Toni&Guy™, and became a certified Wella colorist. One of Jessica’s specialties is keratin smoothing treatments, a process which leaves your hair feeling smooth, silky, and frizz-free.  She is devoted to perfecting her skills with continuing education as well as keeping herself up-to-date with the latest trends, which motivates Jess as she continues to broaden her skill set. Follow her on Instagram @hairbyjsam


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Jessica L.

With over eight years of styling experience, Jesse is the perfect addition to our team.  Jesse’s unique approach to hair and styling techniques produces timeless and chic appeal to all her clients.  She has a true passion for all types of hair coloring. She loves creating a “new look” for her clients. Jesse draws from the industry to offer her clients trendy styles that complement their own unique characteristics and personality.


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Austin M

Austin began his career in the fashion industry in 2012 where he studied art and fashion in NYC. He was confident, at an early age, that this was his passion, which he shared with his sister, who is also a talented hairstylist. Shortly thereafter, he transitioned his love of fashion to strictly hair. He studied at Ricci’s Toni & Guy in Newtown, CT and graduated in 2016. Austin is educated in all aspects of hair design but his favorite part is creating modern, eye-catching styles. His talent and pride is apparent in all his work, as he takes the time to fully understand and meet the needs of his clients. Austin’s sense of style coupled with his helpful and “down to earth” personality makes him a wonderful addition to our staff. Follow his creativity on Instagram @freeasmyhair


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Melissa

Melissa started her journey to become a hairstylist shortly after high school at Ricci’s Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy in Newtown, CT. As a recent graduate, she is trained in the latest cut and color trends. Melissa’s talents lie in many aspects of cosmetology, but she truly excels in creating amazing updos for all formal and special events. She takes extreme pride in her craft, which results in making each and every client feel beautiful. Once you sit in Melissa’s chair, you will immediately sense her passion. We are happy to welcome Melissa to our creative team! Follow her on Instagram @mg_hairstyles