At Union Beauty, we create modern, natural looks with an eye on trend and the best way to flatter the client.Whether you’re a fashionista, modern pinup, or mom on the go, we specialize in versatile looks that work for your life, the wash and go or the big night.
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
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. A Wella color master, 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, and Goldwell techniques. She has a BA and a Masters in English which really helps during consultations.
Book with Angela on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday.
Colorist and Senior Stylist
The brilliant Betina Levine-Rivas joins the Union Beauty team as a Colorist and Senior Stylist. An eighteen year Park Slope resident, Betina originally received a Fashion Design degree from Philadelphia University, but was drawn to hair styling because of it’s sculptural quality. Her thirteen 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 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 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday.
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 Lasio Tropic technician.
A master gardener and decorator, Jon’s decorated Halloween house in Bayside, Queens is a huge neighborhood draw. Book with Jon on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
Senior Stylist and Colorist
A fourteen year industry veteran, Heather began her career in DC, first at the Graham Webb Institute, then at Trim Salon. Most recently, Heather was a favorite stylist at Whistle Salon in the East Village.
Heather is an extremely versatile stylist and colorist who loves natural looks, men’s cuts, and fashion color. She is a wizard of corrective color and loves designing wearable cuts that look great no matter how much styling work you put in.
Heather recently graduated from Brooklyn College with a BS in Psychology and Neuroscience and her tortoiseshell (owl)cat Eartha Kitten is her best friend. Book with Heather Thursday through Saturday.
Senior Stylist and Colorist
Originally from Bosnia, Mirza moved to Denver, Colorado when he was 14 and went to beauty school at 18. He trained and worked at some of the top salons in Denver, further amplifying his passion for education within the industry. Ten years ago, he joined Eufora as an educator and platform artist, which led to a move to San Diego. In 2016, Mirza was named Style Director for Eufora through which he facilitates classes, hair shows and platform work globally. In addition to his salon and education work, Mirza works regularly doing bridal hair, editorial work and fashion shows including New York Fashion Week, TV segments, red carpet events, hair for celebrities and high profile clients for TV interviews, award shows (Golden Globes/Oscars/Kid's Choice awards/ VMA's) and various press events. In New York, Mirza's portfolio continues to expand with editorial work and competitive photo work within the hair industry, and his creativity inspires the team at Union Beauty. He is a color expert, and if blonde is your thing, this is your guy. Book with Mirza Tuesday-Friday and some Sundays
Originally from Baghdad, Adam has probably seen more US states than most Americans since he traveled to 24 on a two month road trip last summer with his partner, Michael.
A stylist who has done updos and makeup in Iraq and Turkey, Adam joined Union Beauty as an apprentice in 2016 to sharpen his cut and color skills.
With a killer smile and charm for days, we know he’s going to go far.
Ebony joined Union Beauty as an apprentice and junior stylist in the spring of 2017 after ten years of industry experience in Riverside, California. Since most of her experience has been with balayage, fantasy colors and textured hair, she has made precision cutting a focus of her training. The Steelers and her Jack Russells Braxton and Mooney are her great loves. Book with Ebony for blowouts on Sunday.
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. We are thrilled to see her grow!
Part time salon dog
Ruby came to live with Angela in 2010. Now 15, Ruby likes walks, cookies, and being admired from afar. She's not so crazy about haircuts but likes looking fancy when they are done.