ohn Vella has created one of the most diverse careers known in the hairdressing industry today. His commitment to excellence and creative ability to design according to the needs of the individual has enabled him to build an illustrious clientele base of models and celebrities alike, from Kate Moss to Rachael Hunter.

As a Master Educator for the René Furterer Academy, John splits his time as Guest Artist between San Francisco at the J Roland Salon, Beverly Hills at the Kim Vo Salon, and Pittsburgh as owner of the The John Vella Salon. Mentoring successful stylists in cutting, coloring, formal styling, blowdrying and advanced coloring techniques is the cornerstone of his classes. With a career of thirty years as an industry leader and beauty advisor, John has built a strong business model from coast to coast and teaches others the steps to take for success.

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The John Vella Salon, Pittsburgh

Sola Salon Studios Suite #3
7811 McKnight Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(724) 590-1772
Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm

The John Vella Salon, Cranberry Township

Opening August 12, 2021
10020 Pendleton Way Salon #8
Cranberry Twp, Pa 16066
(724) 590-1772
Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Meet The Team


Amber Ricci, Stylist  


mber specializes in the art of beautiful hair. From precision haircuts for both men and women, Brazilian Blowout services, to formal hairstyles, and corrective coloring, she knows that the foundation to your best look starts with a healthy scalp. As an ambassador for the Rene Furterer product line, she is a hair and scalp analyst who treats scalp disorders and thinning hair. The integrity and health of your hair are in great hands with Amber.


Haley Richert, Stylist 


aley creates an individual look for each of her clients. As a young artist, her fresh approach to cutting and coloring is exceptional. Her upstyles are as creative as her balayage techniques, crafting the perfect effects to showcase a person’s best features. Certified in Brazilian Blowouts, she can tame the frizziest of hair and transform it into a sleek and manageable style. Haley’s approach focuses on your needs and personal style before suggesting the look to best suit you.

2021 San Francisco Visits

J. Roland Salon at 359 Sutter St. SF, CA 94108
Call (724) 590-1772 to book an appointment.

October 17-20
Nov 28 – Dec 2


Sola Salon Studios Suite #3
7811 McKnight Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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