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.
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.
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. Book with Adam for blowouts and haircuts on Fridays.
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-Wednesday and Friday mornings.
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! Book with Cassie for blowouts on Thursdays.
Yenesey joins Union Beauty as an 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!
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.