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.

Chad Chamberlain
Artistic Director

Chad is originally from Ohio and moved to the Carolinas in 1998. He started his career with advanced training through Aveda. He continued his passion for education by joining the team at Redken 5th Avenue NYC in 2007 and 2010. His work has been featured in Charlotte Wedding Magazine. Chad specializes in texture services, special styles, precision cuts and color. Chad is an innovative stylist dedicated to the needs of each individual. He truly cares and nurtures every client.
Chad enjoys outdoor activities, sporting events, and spending time with his children and family.

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.

Ashleigh Dunne
Master Stylist

Ashleigh is originally from Orange County, NY, and brings over 4 years of experience to Valeria. She studied at the renowned Aveda Institute in Charlotte, which sparked her love of the coloring facet of the industry. Ashleigh embraces the importance of educating clients regarding everything she does — from product knowledge to color approaches to style maintenance — as she feels it’s vital that clients are always completely informed. Ashleigh relishes an environment of creativity, and thrives in a setting that supports her originality and resourcefulness.

Trixie Edwards
Artistic Director

I've brought some of my signature techniques to the Huntersville, NC area. A native of Chicago Illinois, relocating to MPLS MN, and to my final and present destination the city of Charlotte. With over 30 years of experience, I have received my Education and Training from a host of international educators. Holland, Amsterdam, Paris and other parts of Europe, degrees from the University of MN and Rochester MN and Aveda Institute. Specializing in hair replacement therapy for chemo and radiation treatments, 30 years certified Hair Extensionist, Custom Color Techniques and knowledgeable in Diverse textures. In all my travels as a licensed educator, I’ve had the privilege to perform and educate other professionals in many techniques. My experiences are Runway and film production. In cities like Chicago, MPLS, NYC, Detroit, and Atl. I'm very passionate about my craft, that's why I've taken my time and energy to design a creative approach, an experience that you'll remember.

Elizabeth Fales
Medical Esthetician

Coming soon.

Julie Freeman
Master Stylist

Coming soon.

Sophie Hamberis

Sophie Hamberis inherited her passion for the beauty industry at an early age. Her dedication, commitment, and years of experience have led her to work on fashion shows, photoshoots, mentor her peers, and share her exceptional talents and expertise. Sophie's desire to thrive in an environment worthy of her ambitions is what brought her to Charlotte, NC, where she joined the highly coveted hair styling team at Valeria Salon. Today, Sophie prides herself on her ability to work with each client's natural hair texture to craft looks they can easily recreate at home.

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.

Stacy Long
Master Stylist

Licensed since 1986, I have worked tirelessly crafting my skills as a color stylist. As a Redken Certified Colorist, I have advanced training and certification in Color, lighting techniques, foiling, balayage and corrective color. I especially enjoy using color to bring further enhance the beauty of my guest's eyes, to compliment their skin tone, and to accentuate the lines of their haircut. I like to further complement a cut or color with an eyebrow wax and/or eyebrow tint. I want all of my guests to look beautiful and feel confident. Travel is a love of mine, especially since I take revel in incorporating education in all of my travels. Learning new techniques and trends from around the world keeps me inspired. There is simply nothing better than doing what you love while working with such a talented team of stylists here at Valeria.

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.

Lindsey Watts
Artistic Director

Lindsey Watts is an Artistic Director here at Valeria and has been in the hair industry for 10 years. Before coming to Valeria, Lindsey was trained through an Aveda Salon and had advanced training with Aveda. She has been with the team to the Redken Exchange in NY, and exceeds in Redken Color and Hi-Lighting techniques. She is also certified in the Brazillian Keratin Straightening service. A master at making women look good and feel great, Lindsey takes extra time to make sure that the finished product of her color and cut is always at it’s best. Outside of work Lindsey enjoys spending time at the lake, riding dirtbikes, or any outside activities with her husband and son.