Our Franklin Staff


Shalyn Monahan: Shalyn, a senior stylist, has been doing hair for over 10 years. With experience as a previous salon owner, Shalyn knows how important clients are and is very passonate in her work and listening to what her clients want.  Shalyn takes pride in her extensive training in color, to include Lanza, Kemon Coloro and Wella, as well as her advanced training in "Big Sexy" formal styling.  Her accomplishments also include advanced education in cutting techniques.  She is certified in Brazilian Blowout and Simply Smooth hair treatments and makes it her mission to find the perfect treatment for your hair type.  Shalyn is a huge asset and brings so much talent and professionalism to Salon Sorella.


Susanne Staal: Susanne is a master stylist with over 30 years experience in the hair industry.  As a color expert we rely on Suzanne for corrective color work as well as producing outstanding results in coloring and foiling. Susanne's commitment to the industry keeps her busy with ongoing education to adopt the latest trends and ever changing styles.  She is affluent in many diferent color and product lines and has an ability to formulate the right fit for each individual need.  Susanne also specializes in the trendy short hair styles.  She brings alot of experience, knowledge and professionalism to Salon Sorella.

Kelley Overton: Kelley has many years of experience with a solid reputation in the industry from color, foils and cutting. Her enthusiasm makes all her clients feel so comfortable in her hands and if you are unsure of what you want Kelley has the knack for knowing what style and color would best suit her clients by their personality, face shape, and their hair type. We are thrilled to have her reunite with our team.


Kelly Bishop:  Kelly joins Salon Sorella with 4+ years of experience.  A graduate from South Eastern Technical Institute, Kelly specializes in vibrant colors, highlighting and Balayage.  She is also an expert in corrective coloring.  Kelly remains up to date on all the latest hair trends.  She is quite an asset to Salon Sorella with her energetic personality and passion for beauty.   Kelly takes pride in her work and strives for perfection with every client. 

Ashley D'Agenais:  Salon Sorella's newest addition, Ashley comes to us with over 14 years of experience.  A graduate from South Eastern Technical Institute her talents include color, foiling, balayage, up styling, tape-in extensions and much more.  We are excited to bring Ashley aboard and know with her drive and devotion she will be quite a success at Salon Sorella.

Madison Holmes:  A senior at Tri-County Regional Technical High School in the cosmetology program Madison has worked her way from assisting at Salon Sorella since the 7th grade to a  fully licensed stylist. Madison's spirit and passion with hair will certainly transpire into great success.  We are extremely excited to have her at working for Salon Sorella as a junior stylist.

Our Norfolk Staff


Renee Vargas:  Renee is a graduate from Rob Roy Academy with over 15 years of experience.  Renee continues to invest in her education by attending a wide range of classes, keeping up with all the current trends in the industry.  She is a master with color and holds a certification in Brazilian Blowout, perfecting the hair smoothing techniques.  Her talents also include the skill in advanced cutting.  Renee strives for perfection and takes pride in her work.

Siena Gomes:  Siena is a graduate for Aveda Institute of Rhode Island with a passion for all things beautiful.  Siena continued her education in skin care at Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics.  She holds multiple certifications and specializes in balayage, a hair coloring technique that paints on color for a more natural and blended look.  Siena's talents include eyelash extensins in which she creates  beautiful, flawless lashes, customizing a natural or dramatic look with your desired length and fullness.  She is quite the assest to Salon Sorella in Norfolk.  


Kendra O'Rourke:  Kendra is a 2012 graduate from Tri-County Adult Cosmetology Program. With over 6 years of experience behind the chair Kendra's talents are limitless when it comes to creating the perfect color, foiling, balayage and formal up-styles. She offers on site hair services for weddings and any other special events. She is certified in Keratin hair treatments. Kendra makes it a point to stay up on current trends with continuous education and classes.  With her huge personality and passion for beauty Kendra is a promising asset to Salon Sorella.

Gina Lane:  Gina has been a stylist for over 30 years.  Throughout her journey, Gina has established a loyal clientele showing her support and devotion.  She is a previous salon owner bringing with her an abundance of knowledge.  Gina shows passion in mentoring her fellow stylists and helping them grow their own business within the salon. Gina loves what she does.  "If the clients love their hairstyle, then I've done my job."

Nail Techs


Joanie Jennings:  With over 30 years in the salon industry Joanie offers a friendly and professional personality at Salon Sorella.  She strives for an efficient as well as a satisfactory experience for our clients. With her social and interpersonal skills Joanie is a wonderful asset as the face of Salon Sorella.

Grace Viveiros:  A senior in high school Grace brings a fresh, young personality to Salon Sorella.  She demonstrates a friendly demeanor and a willingness to learn.  With her social media skills and passion for beauty Grace will prove a perfect fit for Salon Sorella.


Jean Carmignani and Carol Colella: These girls opened Salon Sorella in 2008.  After years of working in the industry, having such passion for the field, the two decided to start their own venture.  The name Salon Sorella, meaning "sister" in Italian, was chosen because the owners themselves are twin sisters.  Life long residents of Franklin the sisters are well respected in this community which helps contribute to the success of their business.  Both Jean and Carol have a real love for their work and this industry.  They both strive day to day to maintain a friendly, pleasant environment for not only their clients but also their employees. Jean, raising a family of 3 and Carol a family of 5, are dedicated to this business, devoted to their staff and proud to be the owners of such a successful Salon.