Michael Malayev, Owner
Michael Malayev, has been cutting hair since he was a teenager. He is considered by many in the Brooklyn Heights Community as the go to hairstylist of Brooklyn Heights. (See Rave Reviews for Sudio Diva Salon & Spa.) Not only do former Brooklynites return to Diva Salon for excellent hair care, haircuts, and hair coloring, Michael also has cut the hair of celebrities including Morena Baccarin of Homeland, and Cameron Monaghan of Shameless. As founder and owner of Studio Diva Salon and Spa, Michael has positioned the salon as the Brooklyn Height&rpos;s center for beauty and spa needs. In 1994 Michael came to New York and worked in several top New York Salons in the tri-state area. With an entrepreneurial spirit, along with his talent and passion for beautiful haircuts and styles, Michael opened Studio Diva Salon and Spa in 2000. Over the years his business has expanded by hiring talented stylists, and adding to other spa services such as massage, threading, waxing, facials, and nail care. (Click here to visit Studio Diva Nail Salon.)
Mario Avilla, Senior Hair Dresser and Colorist
Mario Avila is considered one of the best hair stylists in New York City and Diva Salon is proud to have him. Born in Mexico, Mario has traveled the world attending the finest academies: Wella studio, Alfaparf and L'Oreal, in order to master the art form of hair color. He has learned from some of the most prestigious stylists throughout the world, including Vidal Sassoon, Tony and Guy and Martin Parsons. Mario understands that every client is unique and therefore he caters to each and every particular client. Not only do his clients benefit from his skill and experience, he also benefits from knowing his clients. Mario continuously builds his knowledge to better understand which hair style and color fits a particular person. His goal is to bring out the best in his clients. Mario has a large list of wonderful and well-respected clients and is always eager to take on a new client and share his passion like a true artist.