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Salon Dolce Vita is located in Edison NJ and was formed by Janine Fortun in 2004. We are proud to have been named “The Best Salon in Edison, 2013, 2014, 2016.

The salon has a staff of highly talented and certified stylists. We take certifications seriously. Our stylist are required to be certified in specific chemical services by certificate by the manufacture of the product, before being allowed to perform them on clients.

Education is continual and required to be on staff.

We know that teamwork enables us to serve our clients better. We embrace diversity and personal development not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because we want our clients to be satisfied knowing they can receive services by all our stylist and no one will be offended based on ego. We are each other’s teammates and not each other’s competition.

We are a certified Ouidad Salon as well as a Wella Concept Salon.

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Master Designer / Owner

Janine has been a Master Designer since 1993 and has been the owner of Salon Dolce Vita since 2004. She has taken extensive training at Sebastian in Los Angeles California, and has taken advanced training including “The Doves,” “Vidal Sasoon,” “Sexy Hair Concepts,” and “Paul Mitchell’s Long Hair Dressing.” Janine has mastered has our color line “Koleston” and has been using it exclusively since 1998. She is certified in Copolla Keratin Straightening, Shinbi Japanese Straightening, and So.Cap Hair Extensions. Janine recently completed the two day Unplugged Trend Vision Seminar In New York.


Master Level 2 Designer

Lindsay, is one of our Master Designers. She has been in the hair industry since 2004 and has been part of the Salon Dolce Vita team since 2007. LIndsay is proudly a Certified Ouidad Stylist, she is also certified in Socap Hair Extensions and Copolla Keratin Straightening. She has taken extensive classes in the “Structure in motion” cutting techniques by “Sexy Hair Concepts.”Adding to her portfolio, Lindsay has completed the two day Wella Unplugged Trend Vision seminar in New York.


Master Designer 2

Alyssa, is a Master Designer. She has mastered her craft with experience starting in the salon industry in 1993. She has been at Salon Dolce Vita 1999. She has taken extensive classes at DaDa Academy, and Jasques Dessange. She is Certified in Copolla Keratin Straightening and Shinbi Japanese Straightening. She also has attended Vidal Sasoon advanced hair color and cutting classes in New York.


Master Designer

Mia, one of our Artistic Designers, has been with the salon since 2010. She just has a natural talent working with hair and specializes in ethnic hair, with beautiful curls and thick texture. She has become certified in the “Ouidad” “Carve And Slice Hair Cutting Method” after attending a 2 day training in New York. Mia has taken other advanced training in New York and also is certified in Copolla Keratin Straightening. Her services include, all coloring and cutting services, along with waxing. She is fluent in English and Spanish. Mia also completed the New York Wella Unplugged Trend Vision Seminar.


Master Level 2 Designer

Melinda with over 14 years of experience has returned to us, as she was a stylist here in the past and we are glad to welcome her back. Melinda performs all hair services and has an impressive love for the Wella Koleston Color Line that we use. Melinda also has certification in the Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatments.


Master Level 2 Designer

Natasha, is our only Master Designer Level 2 with an outstanding 23 years experience, Her career started in Russia for 2 years then continued here in the United States. She has been at Salon Dolce Vita for 21 years. She is a Precision Haircutter and takes her time ensuring her work is perfect. She is certified in So.Cap Hair Extenisons, and Copolla Keratin Straghtening. She has been trained in the ‘Structure in Motion’ hair cutting Technique, by ‘Sexy Hair Concepts.’ Natasha is also fluent in Russian.



Angelia is a designer level stylist at Salon Dolce Vita. She attended Robert fiancé beauty school in Perth Amboy where she got her license. Angelia has been doing hair and makeup since 2012, and started with us as a salon assistant. She has been to many training classes through matrix and is also certified in hot head hair extensions which include beaded and keratin extensions. Angelia enjoys formal styling and the freedom of fantasy colors, she found her love for that in her first color melting class with Christopher Benson. Angelia looks forward to growing with our salon family and learning as much as she can through classes and training.



Mindy has been a stylist since September 2014. She graduated from the Salon Professional Academy in beauty and hairstyling. Mindy has attended classes on Wella Koleston color and Ouidad styling, she continues to attend additional education classes year round to keep up with the latest trends. Some of her favorite services include highlights, balayage/ ombré and layered cuts. Mindy strives to understand and give each guest the best experience.


Master level 2 Designer

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