Meet Our Tribe

Angela Johnson: Founder

An aesthetician by trade, Angela originally opened Abitare' Paris in 1991 as a European Day Spa offering a skincare clinic combined with massage therapy. Seeing the need for a full-service Salon and Day Spa, she further expanded the business in 1993 to become the first full-service day spa in Citrus County. Through continuous endeavors and a desire for growth in the Beauty and Spa Industry, Angela relocated and expanded Abitare' once more in 2000 to its current location, enabling Abitare' to offer a state-of-the-art Day Spa & Salon with the very latest in innovative services available in the Salon and Spa Industry today. As an Aveda concept salon, she invites you to come and experience the Aveda difference. 

Michael Makros: Lead Guest Services 






Mary Barrington: Guest Services






Melissa Hogan: Team Spa Lead

Melissa has served 19 years in the nail industry with 16 of those years at Abitare', and with most of her guests being with her 15 years or ...more. Melissa is always happy to welcome new guests and looks forward to each day, new challenges, and the idea that it's never really "work" if you love what you do. Melissa stays on top of it all by taking classes, attending trade shows and is a 3 time Master Nail Technician with Creative Nails. As an essential part of Abitare, Melissa also holds the position of Spa Department Lead.



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Holli Cole: Team Spa

Holli is originally from Michigan. She has served 12 years in the Aesthetic Industry, and almost 8 years with team Abitare. Holli offers a variety of Spa services, from anti-aging skincare treatments such as Microdermabrasion, LED light therapy, and the latest in Microcurrent facial rejuvenation treatments, to all natural relaxing and skin nourishing Aveda facials and body treatments. She also is known for her excellence as a Novalash individual lash extension Artist, Makeup Artist and Body sugaring specialist. What Holli enjoys most about her specialty is offering her guests a truly customized experience, taking them out of their busy lives for a moment of wellness and returning them with a relaxed mindset and beautifully glowing skin!

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Nicole Villella:Team Spa/Permanent Brows

 Nicole grew up in Smithfield, Rhode Island.  She has been living in Florida for over 12 years now and is loving every bit of it!!  Nicole is a licensed Esthetician that offers Aveda Ayurveda facials, lash extensions, permanent make up and body waxing.  Nicole is certified as a Novalash eyelash extension technician, which is the technique of each individual extension is carefully placed on yours, to give you beautiful full lashes. 

  As Abitare's Permanent Make up Artist, Nicole specializes in Softtap permanent brows (hair stroke technique).  The most natural permanent makeup available!! 

 Nicole ensures that all of her guest are comfortable, relaxed and leave with the results they desire.  Feel free to book your complimentary consult with Nicole today!!


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Kris Werner: Team Spa

Kris originally is from Wilmington, Massachusetts. She has been a licensed nail technician for almost 12 years, all of which have been spent as a key team member at Abitare! Kris specializes in the Shellac Gel Nail system, which enables her Guests to enjoy 2 weeks of polish perfection. She also is notorious for her amazing Aveda foot rituals, an appointment must if you have never experienced one!

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Katie Neumann: Team Spa

Originally from New Port Richey, Florida, Katie has been part of the Nail Industry since 2006, and part of Team Nails at Abitare' for almost 3 years. She holds a Master certification in liquid and powder nail enhancements, as well as specializes in the Shellac gel nail system. Katie most recently has further expanded her career in the Spa Industry by completing aesthetic school and gaining a Full Specialist license, including certification in eyelash enhancements. She is excited to now offer her guests the versatility of pampering them with both Nail and Skincare Services! 

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 Corey Weaver: Team Spa. LMT






Ashleigh Lavertu: Team Spa, LMT








Daphne Gerome: Team Spa, LMT

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Domi Newcomb: Aveda Design Team & Guest Services

 Dominique recently joined our Abitare Tribe, bringing 3 years expertise as a talented Make up Artist. She has been a Creative part of the Hair Industry for a year now. Dominique loves the confidence a great Hair day brings and transforming her guests to their best style! She is a certified Colorist through Matrix, Pravana, and Aveda.




Jack Reynolds: Aveda Design Team Lead

Jack joined Abitare over 5 years ago from Rochester, New York, where he was an Elite Salon owner for 22 years. He has been in the Beauty Industry for 37 years, training from the best in NYC and Toronto, Canada. Jack is a certified Colorist with six different systems, as well as the International Haircolor Exchange. He also is certified in the Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment. Jack also holds a position as a Lead for Abitare's Aveda Design Team.




Erica Gatto: Aveda Design Team Lead

Erica is originally from Brooklyn, New York. She has been in the Beauty Industry for 13 years, specializing in customized color, modern precision cuts, and the Keratin Smoothing Treatments. Erica is both a certified Aveda and Redken Master Colorist. She has been with Team Abitare for 12 years and serves as a Lead for Abitare's Aveda Hair Team.

Angie Loethen: Aveda Design Team

Originally from Columbia, Missouri, Angie has been in the Beauty Industry for over 22 years, 14 years of which have been with Team Abitare's Aveda Design Team. A certified Aveda Colorist, Angie also excels in Formal styles and Special Occasion Hair.


Michele Hugar: Aveda Design Team

Michele is originally from San Diego, California. She has been in the Beauty Industry as a Cosmetologist for 11 years, ten years of which have been with Abitare's Aveda Design Team. Michele specializes in the Dry Cutting System, as well as excels at Hair Extension Application. She is an essential part of our Formal Style/Wedding Team.



Tara Neumann: Aveda Design Team

Tara is originally from Long Island, New York. She has been in the Beauty Industry for 9 years, and she has been with Team Abitare's Aveda Design Team for almost 4 years. Her specialties include corrective color and advanced color placement, precision cuts, and Keratin Smoothing Treatments. Tara is both a certified Aveda and Redken Master Colorist.


Erik Deyo: Spa Bleu Location, Guest Services




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Kaitlyn Sinopoli: Aveda Design Team

Kaitlyn specializes in custom coloring, balayage, and hair painting.  Offers keratin smoothing treatments and extensioin applications.  


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 Ashley Robinson: Aveda Design Team

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 Tamera Groleau: Aveda Design Team

Tamera is Originally from West Virginia and has been in the industry for over 22 years.  Specializing in corrective color, highlighting, and razor cuts.  Tamera is certified in Aveda, Goldwell and Schwartzkoft.  Tamera loves the atmosphere of Aveda's approach to well being and relaxation.


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