Bio: My name is Valerie Zavislak. I am the owner and master stylist at Zavi Hair Design Studio. When I was a little girl, I often spent time with my Dad and my Grandpa in my Grandpa’s Barber Shop in Ohio. This is where I fell in love with the way hair made a person look and feel. So, it was no shock to my family when I started my own career in the hair industry in 1991. During my career, I have had the privilege of working at big and small salons across the east coast. Along the way I have gained many skills in different areas of expertise in each of these areas. I remember my first hair show early in my career. I was in Awe! I dreamed of being like them up on stage sharing all their knowledge with us. I was so intent on watching and learning. It was then that I started on the road to becoming an educator. I started teaching Special Occasion Styling with Aquage. I also found I was exceptionally skilled with a set of clippers (I get that from my Dad and Grandpa) so I became an educator for American Crew for Men’s Cutting and Styling. During this time I was introduced to Redken Color, and is where I found my true passion…. Hair Color! I started taking color classes in all different color lines gaining important knowledge along the way. Later I became an educator for Redken Shades EQ and am continuing my education further by becoming a Certified Redken Color Specialist. My 24+ year career in the hair industry has led me on a road to where I am today…reaching out further to expand my horizons and sharing my wealth of experiences, knowledge and skills in an effort to create the best experience for my guests. I have been blessed with many good mentors, friends, family and clients that have given me the support to be the best professional I aspire to be. “I love what color does for a person. It can be as dramatic or as subtle as a guest desires. Color is a wonderful way to enhance a guest’s natural beauty as well as bring out their inner beauty.” I humbly welcome you to book your next appointment by sms text at (757) 559-1342 or use our online reservations service today!