Union Beauty


Our Vision


At Union Beauty, we create modern, natural looks with an eye on trend and the best way to flatter our guest. We specialize in versatile looks that work for your life,whether they are created to be fashion forward, wash and go, professional, or special event.

Fancy when you want it, practical when you need it, your hair as your best accessory: designed by us, worn beautifully by you.

Who we are

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Angela Taormino

Proprietress, Master Stylist and Colorist

In 2013, after 10 years of working at top salons in the city, Angela Taormino brought her unique vision and natural style to Park Slope, Brooklyn at the helm of Union Beauty.

Her designs include beautifully integrated cut and color, a keen eye for natural looks, and haircuts that last and last. She counts many curly ladies among her clients, and loves a makeover. Angela is the former Color Director of the Antonio Prieto Salon in Chelsea and most recently called East Village favorite Whistle Salon her home.

She is a graduate of the Aveda Institute in Soho and has completed advanced training in Toni & Guy, Vidal Sassoon, Eufora, and Goldwell techniques. She has a BA and a Masters in English which really helps during consultations. Check out her Instagram @ataormino

Book with Angela on Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday.


“For me, personally, a small space is better,” Angela says. “It’s more intimate. It allows you a better connection to your client. I think it’s a little emblematic of how I am, really, because I like to give people a personalized service.
— Park Slope Stoop

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Betina 

Senior Stylist

A twenty year Park Slope resident, Betina originally received a Fashion Design degree from Philadelphia University, but was drawn to hair styling because of its sculptural quality. Her fifteen year career began at Parlor in the East Village. Next, she worked under Vidal Sassoon trained Penny Wang, who was a tremendous influence on Betina’s style. Betina attended the Aveda Institute in Soho and has trained in advanced Aveda and Eufora techniques. In her time at Union Beauty, she's completed an intensive color apprenticeship and loves integrating color into her looks.

Betina is skilled with many textures and cuts, and loves big transformations in particular. She’s especially inspired by clients willing to take risks, and loves designing truly individualistic looks.

Book with Betina Tuesday through Thursday or Saturday.


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Jon 

Styling Specialist

A Long Island native, Jon began his career on the island but has worked in Manhattan for the last twenty four years, including a sixteen year stint at Antonio Prieto Salon. Jon is a seasoned editorial stylist and has styled many New York Fashion Week shows for such designers as Anna Sui, Badgley Mischka, Calvin Klein, Caroline Herrera, and Jason Wu among others. In addition to precision haircutting, Jon specializes in custom bridal and special event styling. His style is best described as effortless elegance for the modern woman, and he can produce an array of classic to contemporary looks. His bouncy blowouts are in great demand, and he is a certified in Lasio Tropic and Arrojo American Wave.

A master gardener and decorator, Jon’s decorated Halloween house in Bayside, Queens is a huge neighborhood draw. Book with Jon Thursday through Saturday.


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Laurie

Principal Stylist

A 20 plus year industry veteran and former owner of Park Slope’s delightful Pomona Beauty Sanctuary, Laurie began her career with Vidal Sassoon and has continued advanced training over the years with Arrojo , Aveda, and Eufora, as well as in yoga, meditation, and energy work. Laurie has also done commercial hair and makeup for TV, film, and print. She specializes in blonde highlights, short cuts, razor cuts and curly hair, but really loves all hair. Originally from Alabama, this hair artist has a BFA in painting and is a certified yoga/meditation instructor. Book with Laurie Thursday through Sunday.


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Guy

Senior Stylist

Guy started in the industry as a teenager with Eufora salon Katherine Jon Salon where he began his journey with hairstyling. He went on to Kevin Maple Salon in Southhampton, growing his skills and servicing celebrity clients. An incredible natural talent, Guy is a star stylist and colorist with a love for corrective color and upstyling, natural looks and singing. Book with him Sundays and some Mondays. Check him on Instagram @guyyuhas


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Stephanie

Apprentice

With an eight year background in natural hair care, braids, custom wigs and extensions, Apprentice Stephanie joined Union Beauty to bring her styling to the next level by learning advanced cut, color, and styling techniques. This edgy, chic stylist was her own first client, practicing techniques on her hair to build confidence in both in her skill and look.  She loves the idea of building that same confidence in others through hairstyling. She’s a determined and positive team member, and we love having her. Check her on Instagram @slimsational_designs


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Ebony

Principal Colorist

Ebony joined Union Beauty in the spring of 2017 after ten years of industry experience in Riverside, California where balayage blondes, fantasy looks, and textured hair were her specialties. In her time at Union Beauty she has taken her color to another level, becoming our resident expert in fantasy color transformations. Bright blondes and hair painting are some of her gifts. She loves crafting a whole look with color and cut and her updo styling and braiding are inspired. The Steelers and her Jack Russells Braxton and Mooney are her great loves. Book with Ebony for color and cuts Sunday, Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday mornings. Check her on Instagram @ebonysunion


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Cassie

Principal Stylist

Born in Alaska, raised in Beaverton, Oregon, Cassie found her way to Raleigh, NC and began her career at Paul Mitchell the School. Formerly a talented barista, Cassie was drawn to the beauty industry because of it’s emphasis on craft and technical mastery. After apprenticeships with Wella Trendvision winner Katie Manselle and Framesi educator Travis Mann, Cassie ventured to Brooklyn to take her career to the next level. At Union Beauty, she is a customer service star who loves bringing out the natural beauty in hair. Clients love her hand painting and famous beach wave, known as the Cassie Curl. Book with Cassie on Tuesday-Fridays and Sunday. Check her on Instagram @cassieiglesias


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Yenesey

Apprentice

A lifelong creator of art, Yenesey found her way to the beauty industry and is fascinated by color theory. Yenesey is a New York native who has cultivated a sense of style highly influenced by the city and it’s fashion tradition. She hopes to publish a book one day exploring the way beauty influences well being. We’re so excited to have her bright energy as part of the team. Check her on Instagram @y.x.concepcion


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David

Front Desk Coordinator

The face of Union Beauty’s phone voice, David is the lynchpin of our booking and front end business. A former model turned professional photographer, David has shot all over the world, from Death Valley to Paris Fashion Week, for everyone from Sephora and Sugarpill Cosmetics to celebrity drag queens and social media influencers. So, while he keeps the salon running smoothly and on time, he's also checking out your best angles for our Instagram. Check him on Instagram @dmpphoto 



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Laura

Apprentice

This long time New Yorker’s passion for makeup led her to cosmetology school where she got excited about hair. Laura is a recent Empire graduate who is soft spoken but a quick learner. Her other great love is music, including but not limited to hip hop, classical, and progressive metal. She is a talented vocalist and novice guitar player. Check her on Instagram at @thatstrangeblackgirl