With a combined experience of 80+ years in the beauty industry, our team has a depth of knowledge and a wide range of talents. From hairstyling to pedicures and everything in between, we are professionally trained and certified to meet your needs with the highest level of quality and care. Our focus is to make every client feel welcome when they enter our salon and incredibly special when they leave. We invite you to stop in to meet our team any time.



Nicole Antonini 
Owner, Hairstylist, Makeup Artist

I began my career in 2003 and knew from the beginning that some day I would have my own salon. Ritual Salon is a vision that has been building in my mind since the day I was licensed. I want our clients to receive exceptional services and feel like they are in a special space. Continuing education, high quality products, and a strong team is where my focus is as an owner. As a stylist, make up artist, and lash technician I get to maintain that strong connection with my clients and remain part of the action. Ritual Salon is my "third baby". I'm the mom of two beautiful children and wife to an amazing husband. We're an active family that loves to travel, camp, and explore. I look forward to seeing familiar faces but also meeting all the new ones that will make Ritual Salon part of their ritual! 




I have been a hairstylist since 2012 and I have been loving every minute of it! I love the creativity of being a stylist and helping people feel good about themselves. Great hair gives you great confidence. Balayage and highlighting are my specialty and I'm passionate about all aspects of my career. Your hair is my artwork, and I take pride in my art.



Amanda Christanis 

There is nothing that I love more than making people look and feel beautiful! I've wanted to be a stylist since I was young. I'm proud to say I have been in the industry since 2004 and each day I look forward to coming to work. Keeping up with the trends and learning new and fun techniques is the best part of my job!



Amy pink
Hairstylist, makeup artist

I am a hairstylist, makeup artist, and hair extension technician that has been behind the chair since 2008. I specialize in bridal hair and make up, and love working with brides to be on their special day. Integrity of the hair, peace of mind and some great conversation can always be expected when visiting my chair!



Emma Howard
Front end coordinator

I moved to Rochester in 2015, right after graduating from high school. I love painting, music and make up. In the near future I plan on attending beauty school to obtain my esthetics license. It's my passion to help clients make their appointments stress free and enjoyable.



Kimberly Reilly

I have been in the industry since 2003 and I have loved connecting with people and helping them find a look that works for them and makes them feel good. Working with bridal parties and doing formal styles for peoples' special events is one of my favorite things to do. I moved here from the Buffalo area in September of 2017 and it's been great exploring all that Rochester has to offer. Eating my way through all of the restaurants, heading to the festivals and meeting great people. It has been great to get to know people behind the chair, and I would love to get to know you!



lexie taylor 

As certified and licensed barber, I am trained in both classic barbering techniques and the latest trends in men's style. I enjoy creating a perfect cut that builds confidence for my clients. From haircuts, to facial trims, I am passionate about my craft. If I'm not at home hanging out with my cat, Cocoa, then I'm out with my friends experiencing all the cool places Rochester has to offer. 



Lorraine Kane 
Nail Technician, Certified Master Pedicurist

The best part of my job is meeting new people and also maintaining great relationships with returning clients! I love the instant gratification of performing manicures and pedicures. I have been a Nail Technician since 2005, and have educated for Footlogix. I am a Certified Master Pedicurist and also specialize in gel manicures. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my kids and volunteering at their school. 




Samantha Velez
front end manager, nail techinician

In 2006, I graduated from the Continental School of Beauty with my license in nail and waxing. Over the years, getting to know my clients and contributing to their overall wellness has drawn me to pursue a degree in medical assisting. As front end manager, I pride myself in making sure our clients have a smooth and relaxing experience from the first phone call to their visit. I am a mom to a beautiful daughter and love spending time with my family and friends.