Greenwich Artists

At Jaafar Tazi Salon we specialize in making people feel and look beautiful. You are our number one priority. From classic to trendy, we will create “styles without limits” just for you! Stop in or call today to find out more about our talent and to schedule an appointment!

  • Lea Leavitt-Arpell
    Lea Leavitt-Arpell
    Color Director
  • Katie Dominguez
    Katie Dominguez
    Master Colorist
  • Javier A Diaz
    Javier A Diaz
    Master Colorist
  • Tonya Vulaj
    Tonya Vulaj
    Master Colorist
  • Violeta Toci
    Violeta Toci
    Master Stylist
  • Merissa Dominguez
    Merissa Dominguez
    Colorist
  • Hayatt
    Hayatt
    Colorist
  • Gloria Duque
    Gloria Duque
    Master Colorist
  • Evelia Prouty
    Evelia Prouty
    Future Talent
  • Almedina
    Almedina
    Future Talent
  • Nick
    Nick
    Future Talent
  • Mayra
    Mayra
    Future Talent
  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    Future Talent
  • Patricia Ramirez
    Patricia Ramirez
    Nail Technician
  • Christina
    Christina
    Salon Manager
Lea Leavitt-Arpell
Color Director

Lea is a Master Colorist with a unique ability for bringing out the beauty in every guest she encounters. Lea is a true artist whose systematic approach of placing color enables her to maintain the optimum condition and integrity of the hair. With a gift for matching the perfect shades and subtle nuances to an individuals skin tone and eye color, she is able to enhance their features, which in turn accentuates their natural beauty.

Katie Dominguez
Master Colorist

A versatile and modern colorist, stylist and make-up artist, Katie Doherty brings her fifteen years of experience to Jaafar Tazi Salon. With New York City training and early beginnings at The Studio in Greenwich, CT, Katie has styled for Neiman Marcus and Premier Atelier, formerly Jose Ebier Salon. Her extensive color knowledge includes Redken, Loreal, Goldwell and Schwartzkoff, while her styling knowledge comprises L’oreal, Renee Furterer and Prive NY. Katie’s work has also been featured in multiple newspapers and magazine articles.

Javier A Diaz
Master Colorist

A colorist of 24 years, Javier consistently delivers the highest degree of artistry and competence to all his clients. Javier excels in creative color and believes in that “Good color is clean color”. “If it looks good wet, then you know it will look great dry.” His approach to color is unique: enhance what you were born with, factoring in your skin and eye color, natural texture and tonality: “You don’t want to necessarily fight what mother nature has given you, but freshen it up to keep your look current and more youthful.

Tonya Vulaj
Master Colorist

Tonya is an expert colorist and hairstylist with experience of over 25 years.  She is employed and licensed in New York and Connecticut. Throughout her career, Tonya works with a variety of high-end color lines, such as Redken, Wella , Goldwell , Matrix and many more. Currently, Tonya uses a wide range of Goldwell, Loreal , and Redken color lines, including new technology, ammonia free permanent hair colors, Inoa and  Nectaya used only in fine salons.  Tonya has mastered the technique of Balayage hair color and strategic foil highlights and lowlights with the ability to enhance anyone’s look.  Not only are her coloring skills exceptional, Tonya is also well versed in hair cutting techniques including scissor cut, texturizing, razor techniques and clippers cuts. In the true fashion of a professional, Tonya continues to advance her education with seminars to stay up to date with new services, and product knowledge that she can offer her clients.  The key to her success is not only her expertise, but communicating with her clients, getting to know their lifestyle, and desired image to create the look their perfect look.  Her greatest reward is knowing that each client leaves the salon feeling and looking beautiful!

Tonya is honored to work for Jaafar Tazi Salon.  “There is where you find a professional, knowledgeable staff, beautiful salon, amazing location, and quality product lines.  Thank you to my amazing clients for their loyalty!” Jaafar Tazi will continue to make them look and feel beautiful!

Violeta Toci
Master Stylist

Violet got her start in the beauty industry at a young age. By nineteen she was working in Manhattan and drawing inspiration from the city around her. Before she knew it Violet was doing hair and make up at Bryant Park in Fashion Week. While working at Louis Laccarri, Violet also had the opportunity to do style makeovers on the Today Show. She also has a passion for bringing out the beauty in her clients whether its with a fresh cut and style, a make up application, or an updo for a special event such as you wedding day.

Merissa Dominguez
Colorist

Colorist

Hayatt
Colorist

Colorist

Gloria Duque
Master Colorist

Gloria brings more than 15 years of experience to Jaafar Tazi Salon. Gloria is passionate about color and her attention to details delivers beautifull and natural looking hair as a result.

Evelia Prouty
Future Talent
Almedina
Future Talent
Nick
Future Talent
Mayra
Future Talent
Elizabeth
Future Talent
Patricia Ramirez
Nail Technician

Patricia acquired her cosmetology degree while in Colombia. She then went on to receive a license in New York for cosmetology with a specialty in manicures, pedicures and reflexology.

Christina
Salon Manager