Art Cortez


Art became Co-owner of Gleam Salon after eighteen years of experience as a Senior Hair Stylist. With skills developed through extensive training from the Vidal Sassoon Institute and Toni & Guy, his expert cutting talent, professionalism and reputation for excellence has led to a loyal client following.  Art’s sincere and caring personality brings something special to his client relationships.

Alejandra Pacheco

Stylist / Colorist​

Alejandra, a Co-owner at Gleam Salon, brings many years of experience from her early formation at Vidal Sassoon’s Academy in California and other extensive training in Europe, with Jacques Dessange and Toni & Guy, among others. Now, as part of the Gleam Salon team, Alejandra is committed to providing you with technical excellence in both styling and coloring, which has been her trademark for almost twenty years in the business.

Ismael Mosquera


Ismael, a Co-owner at Gleam Salon, comes with ten years of experience working with the top hair colorists on Madison Avenue and the Upper West Side.  With a background in Fine Arts and advanced Japanese training, he has perfected numerous hair-coloring techniques, while developing many of his own. Ismael has established unique personal relationships with his clients by offering them individualized color and styling techniques with a priority on exceptional care.

Suzana Blejec

Colorist / Texture Specialist

Suzana brings twenty years of professionalism and precision as a New York City hair colorist. She was Vidal Sassoon educated throughout Europe and has attained educator levels with Schwarzkopf, Koleston, Wella and Goldwell. Suzana is a true expert who has been able to establish a loyal following with years of expert consultations with her clientele. She looks forward to providing the same tailored care to clients at Gleam Salon.

Danielle Ardolino


Danielle comes to Gleam Salon from Madison Avenue where she began her extensive training. She worked with Kim Lepine, Minardi Salon and on the Upper West Side. Her experience, knowledge and creativity led to membership on the prestigious NYC Sebastian Advocate Team. For over eleven years Danielle has gained the trust of her clients through precision cutting and styling, relationship she looks forward to continuing at Gleam Salon.

Tania Soto


Tania was drawn to art from a young age when she began painting and drawing. As she grew older, a non-traditional art form, hair dressing, took precedence, which was evidenced by her experimentation with her own hair. Hair coloring quickly became her career objective. After graduating from Aveda Beauty School, she came to Gleam as an assistant and completed the Colorist training program in a swift manner. She draws inspiration from the music, art, and fashion in the alternative/punk scene and cites David Bowie as her hair idol.

Jennifer Holguin

Styling Apprenctice

Jennifer is rapidly speeding through Gleam’s cutting and styling apprentice program.

Christie Lara

Salon Coordinator

Christie joins Gleam Salon with over five years of experience in the beauty industry. Starting as a Customer Service Representative for Paul Mitchell Systems of South Florida, she quickly gained knowledge in the culture of the hair and beauty industry. Throughout her career, she has furthered her education with up-to-date business classes. Christie strives to help each clients’ experience at Gleam feel extraordinary. Her true love for the art is what makes each day at Gleam a memorable one!

Michael Dos Santos

Front End Concierge