Our Stylists

John Michael Pascazio, Stylist and Owner
John Michael, known to some as “Spike”, has been creating beautiful hair styles for clients for more than 20 years. An expert in color, cutting and styling for women, John Michael also prides himself in cutting men’s hair the way a man wants his hair to be cut. His biggest satisfaction is making his clients beautiful, and giving them grooming advice and pointers to keep them looking their best. When not at the Salon, John Michael can be found cooking up Italian delicacies for his friends or enjoying the beach with his dogs at his home on the Delaware Shore.

Rachel Branger, Stylist
Rachel has been a hairstylist for the past 18 years, the last 10 of which have been here at Aquilano Salon. She loves meeting new clients, learning about them, and then making them beautiful with an amazing haircut. She also enjoys working with our “wedding party” clients and doing up-do’s. Blessed with a sarcastic sense of humor, she keeps us all laughing regularly. Married to a Parisian whom she met when he was a study-abroad student, Rachel and her husband Vincent have a four-year-old daughter, Stella.

Sandra DeRensis, Stylist
Sandra has been styling hair in some of Old Town’s best salons for over 20 years. 10 years ago, Sandra made the move to Aquilano and is here to stay at the salon that she considers “home”. A woman with long wavy hair herself, Sandra specializes in working with female clients who have medium to long, wavy or curly hair, bringing out their natural beauty with creative haircuts and color treatments. Outside of the salon, you might find Sandra running along the bike path or weight training in the gym.

Samantha Harmonie, Stylist
Sam began her career in the hair industry 10 years ago when she joined Aquilano Salon. Sam enjoys doing color and foils on all kinds of hair, and is a pro in doing razor cuts. Most importantly, it’s her goal to make her clients beauty speak to their personalities through exceptional hairstyling. In her free time, you might find Sam singing rock/blues/folk music local venues and going to concerts.

Craig Miller, Stylist
An American Board Certified Hair Colorist, Craig has been working in the Northern Virginia area for the many years as both a stylist and an educator. He is a facilitator for Northern Education Conference and the Energizing Summit for American Board Certified Haircolorists. Craig is a master at designing the perfect cut to compliment his client’s style, personality, and ideal hair color. He also enjoys doing color correction. When not working at Aquilano, Craig likes to translate his creative talents to the theater world, as the resident Hair and Make-Up Designer for The Keegan Theater in Washington, DC.

Alexa Faison, Stylist
Alexa joins us from Harrisonburg, VA, and has been styling hair for five years. Her drive and passion for the industry brought her to Aquilano Salon to further hone her skills. She trained with our Color Specialist, Craig Miller, to advance her talents. She has now built a clientele and has amazing reviews on yelp. In Alexa’s free time she enjoys working out and spending time with her family especially her nephews.

Our Stylists