9620 Holly Point Drive
Suite 100
Huntersville, NC 28078

Monday: 9am-6pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 9am-8pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am-6pm
Sunday: Closed
Meet Our Staff

Creativity. Unmatched talent. And an open dialogue.

That’s what makes Valeria a unique place to enhance your beauty and embrace the idea of wellness. We are not just the best hair salon in the Charlotte region, we are a destination of change. Whether you choose to experience any spa amenity, opt for our Med Spa services, or just simply get your nails done, Valeria does it all in a way you’ve never experienced. And that’s with a complete focus on listening to you, and then recommending what we feel best compliments you.


We have the best talent Charlotte has to offer. From hair stylists to make-up artists to spa professionals, Valeria Salon can elevate the way you look and feel.

Geri Palillo
Owner/Artistic Director

Geri’s inspiration for fashion dates back to her childhood when her parents owned a cosmetic company. Surrounded by beauty and fashion, she dreamed to one day own her own salon. In 2003, her dream became a reality when she opened the doors to Valeria Salon, Spa & Boutique. Using her inspiration and education, she and her three daughters, Jamie, Rachelle and Brandi have created a high-energy salon environment that employs over 30 staff members.

Rachelle (Palillo) Charles
Owner/Artistic Director

Born to a hair stylist, Rachelle has been surrounded by the beauty industry since day one. She graduated from the Aveda Institute of Charlotte where she learned cutting-edge styles from global stylists from around the world. She opened Valeria Salon, Spa & Boutique with her mother, Geri, and sisters, Jamie and Brandi. With advanced training in Redken and Pureology, Rachelle enjoys bringing the latest trends and styles to her clients. She excels in finding the perfect haircut to match your face shape and the best hair color to compliment your skin tone.

Jamie (Palillo) Jordan

Bio coming soon.

Ana Acuna
Artistic Director

Bio coming soon.

Bonnie Aletha
Artistic Director

After Bonnie’s training at Augusta Technical College, she went on to complete an advanced training regimen on a cruise ship — that’s high expectations on the high seas! Yet this unique experience truly elevated her ability to provide an unparalleled level of customer service. She also honed the skills inherent to her current specialties — upstyling, specialty blow-drys, and challenging curly hair. Interestingly, Bonnie is an ardent believer in the power of motivational speaking, and she’s been fortunate enough to have motivated and empowered many people over the years.

Jessica Ames
Master Stylist

Coming soon.

Kate Chappell
Medical Esthetician

Bio coming soon.

Patricia Christie
Master Stylist

Originally from St. Anns, Jamaica and a graduate from the Aveda Institute of Charlotte. Patricia joined the Valeria team in 2013. During the course of her career, she has trained with the top professionals in the hair industry. She enjoys coloring, cutting, formal styling, waxing (lip, chin and brows), makeup and a variety of treatments. Outside the salon, Patricia loves hanging with her family, hiking and giving back to the community. It’s her pleasure to provide you with the best service our salon has to offer.

Elizabeth Fales
Medical Esthetician

Coming soon.

Julie Freeman
Master Stylist

Coming soon.

Courtney Kay

Courtney is a color guru. She's not only dedicated to technically doing her job, but also to educating her clients along the way. She consistently explains in great detail how clients can maintain their color and style away from the salon. And, as colleagues and clients will tell you, Courtney is quite colorful herself. So if you hear the folks at Valeria sharing a good laugh, most likely Courtney was the source of the humor. Her entertaining personality keeps everyone's spirit up, and is much appreciated throughout the crazily busy days.

Lauren Price

Coming soon.

Kortney Quizena
Massage Therapist

Coming soon.

Edward Santana
Artistic Director

A seasoned hair stylist and graduate of the prestigious Robert Fiance School of Hair Design in New York City, Eddie spent several years perfecting his craft in New York. Upon moving to Miami, Florida, Eddie’s expertise drew a clientele comprised of a select group of Miami socialites. We consider ourselves lucky that Eddie moved to Charlotte and chose Valeria as his new home. He has become known for his superior set and style technique and will help you determine your perfect style and color, based on your hair texture and complexion. From Keratin treatments to perms, Eddie does it all while successfully achieving the level of maintenance you desire to reflect your individuality from natural to dramatic looks. With many years in the industry, Eddie is a rare talent and an expert in the field.

Alicia Schlegel
Nail Technician

Bio coming soon.

Melissa Thomason

Melissa Thomason is a physician assistant with a Bachelors in Biology and Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies from Albany Medical College. She returns to Valeria with over 12 years of injectable, aesthetic and in-depth hands-on patient experience. Our patient's appreciate her skill and expertise balanced with her level of compassion and understanding of what their concerns are. Melissa lives in Matthews, NC with her two children. She enjoys spending time with her kids, traveling, painting, and raising awareness for the special needs/disabled community.