Meet Our Staff

 Dora Kakarides- Stylist/Colorist/Owner 

Hair, beauty and fashion has been Dora Kakarides’s passion for over 20 years.  With influences from some of the nation’s top educators like Vidal Sassoon, L’anza, The Aveda Academy, Paul Mitchell and Deva Curl Institution.  Dora has taken her love for the hair industry and has made it her life’s work, motivating her to open Salon DSK.   

Over the past 20 years Dora has dedicated herself to her career.  She has consistently furthered her education and has always made it a priority to stay ahead of the latest trends.  The knowledge she has acquired through the years has given her the skill and capability to accomplish any look or style her clients desire.  From color to designer haircutting, hi-liting to extensions, her creativity and sincere love for the art has been the driving force that has brought her to where she is today.

Now as a salon owner and mentor, Dora is thrilled to be able to inspire her staff with the knowledge and techniques she has attained through the years.  With a team of well educated, talented artists and a cutting edge salon environment, Dora has created an atmosphere where every client feels welcome and leaves looking amazing!  


Nicole Pangaldi- Stylist/Colorist

Nicole comes to Salon DSK with 20 plus years of experience in the hair and beauty industry.  Through the years she has mastered a wide range of hair techniques including, fashion and modern cutting, Keratin Complex Straightening System, and special occasion formal styles.  However, her specialty and passion is color, hi liting, color correction, and grey reduction.  At Salon DSK, Nicole will be utilizing the latest hair color technologies to provide her clients with the very best services and products available.

Nicole believes in staying at the forefront of her field through continuing education.  She has studied with some of the best in the industry including, Jingles Academy in NYC, Bed Head School in NYC, and Altieri Brothers from Los Angeles, California.  These educational experiences have given her knowledge in the latest cutting edge techniques in the hair and beauty industry and have allowed her to stay updated on the latest trends so that she can give you the look you want.    


Bianca Rodriguez – Stylist/Colorist

Bianca graduated from the Lab-Paul Mitchell, where she learned how to work with all types of hair.  She enjoys every aspect of the beauty industry and takes initiative to educate herself on new techniques.  Bianca is interested in healthy living and is an organic colorist who continues to learn all she can about organic hair products. Her number one priority is achieving her clients beauty needs and exceeding their expectations.  Her friendly and welcoming demeanor keeps clients coming back time after time. 







Marisa Goodwin  –  Stylist/Colorist/Makeup Artist

Marisa is a graduate of Empire Beauty Academy.  Before Joining the Salon DSK team, she workded in Lawrencevill, NJ.  She has a passion for all aspects of the beauty industry but is passionate about color.  She loves being creative with such techniques as Balayage and vibrant fashion colors.  Marissa’s top goal is to ensure her clients leave the salon happy and feeling wonderful about their new look.  While her time apprenticing in Princeton, she worked under top Lanza educator Bryan Campbell.  She has attended classes with Matrix, Aveda, and Lanza.  Marissa is always looking to further her education to keep up with the latest styles, techniques, and trends.




Donna Ricardi Stylist/Colorist

With over 21 years in the hair industry Donna has dedicated her life to her career.   Donna is certified in Diva Curl and has a passion for hair and color.  Donna enjoys keeping current with new hair and fashion trends and loves what she does.   Her number one priority is ensuring her clients leave her chair happy and feeling beautiful  She loves working with people and is a great asset to the Salon DSK team. 





Maddalena Genicola – Stylist/Colorist

Lena always had a passion for the beauty industry. She is a Paul Mitchell graduate and got her start as an apprentice in the downtown Princeton area.  Now having been in the business for ten years,  her strive for excellence and continuous education allows Lena to bring a fresh perspective to her clients on the latest trends.   Lena loves the creative aspect of hair cutting and has mastered her skill in various hair coloring techniques.  Such Multidementional Hilighting / Lo-lighting, corrective color, Ombre and Bayalyage.  She has worked with some of the best brands in the industry.  Lena loves to make her clients happy.



Ashley Trymbiski – Stylists/Colorist

With 11 years in the hair industry working at a boutique salon in Doylestown, PA Ashley believes client consultations are key.  Ashley loves all the trendy hair styles, traditional styles and has a passion in Hilighting, Balayage, color correction as well as covering those pesky grays!  She is up to date with current mens cuts and welcomes children of all ages.  Being a mom of three girls Ashley is creative and enjoys formal styles as well.  Her main goal is to customize my clients hair texture and face shape to create the perfect look. 






Paige Swisher – Stylist / Colorist

With over four years in the beauty industry, Paige graduated top in her class from Mercer County Technical School with numerous achievement awards. Paige began her career in Pennington and immediately fell in love with all aspects of the beauty industry.  Paige continually furthers her education to ensure she stays current with the newest trends, fashions and techniques. She works hard to ensure every client leaves her chair feeling beautiful, happy and satisfied.




Patricia Stevens – Esthetician / Nail Technician

Patricia is a professionally trained and licensed esthetician and nail technician.  Having trained with a well respected cosmetic surgeon, and owning her own skincare studio, Patricia has mastered the best of both worlds.  She loves what she does and has extreme passion for the skincare and beauty industry.  Patricia’s expertise, excellent communication and fine attention to detail ensure you will always leave her happy and satisfied. 





Dawn Lewis – Makeup Artist / Esthetician

Dawn has a relentless passion for creativity, perfection and the artistry of skincare and beauty.  Dawn graduated from Robert Fiance Makeup Academy where she completed her studies in fashion, beauty, and advanced HD airbrush makeup.  She continued her education at Capri Institute where she studied esthetics.  Dawn is best known for her immaculate attention to detail and expertise in the areas of skincare, makeup, full body speed waxing and eyelash extension artistry.




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