Training and constant striving for excellence has been absorbed by the Larijames team. In the beginning, and still today decades later, the salon team prides itself on customer and hair services. We do our absolute best everyday for every client. We achieve this level of commitment and expertise by conducting training sessions throughout the year every year. This is an assurance for you, the client, that the Larijames staff is up to date on the latest trends and techniques. We invite you to get to know our family!
Meet the Salon Team
Larry Alati — Owner, Stylist
Larry has been in the Industry for over 40 years. He has owned and operated Larijames since 1982 and has been a Paul Mitchel Educator/PM Focus salon since then as well. He has trained with and or been mentored by John Paul Dejoria, Paul Mitchel, Angus Mitchel, Vidal Sassoon and many other Hairdressing greats! Larry has had many different titles over the years including but not limited to Paul Mitchell national Haircut Trainer, Senior Associate, and Master Associate.
His services include: Trendy Haircuts, Precision Cutting, Upstyling, Polished Blow outs, Dimensional Haircoloring, Color Corrections, and Keratin treatments.
Larry loves riding his bicycle, training his staff, his wife, and is proud of his son in the Air Force. While his list of accomplishments, certifications, titles, and experiences in this industry could fill the space of 6 pages he is modest and humble and lets his artistic creativity do the talking.
Christi Lutomski — Stylist
Hair has always been Christi’s passion. She has been in the business for 20 plus years and has been a part of the Larijames family since 2009. Christi is very adamant about continuing her education by taking classes and attending trade shows in great cities like New York! Her goals by staying present on education are to gain more knowledge and learn new techniques to better serve her client’s needs. She’s always on top of latest and greatest fashion trends and works hard to make her clients love their final product.
She can work with all hair types and can be booked to cut, style, color, and formal updo’s.
If she’s not working hard behind the chair she is playing hard elsewhere with her family and friends. She loves to spoil her 5 nieces and nephews, her husband, and of course Rocco the taco. xoxo
Alana Brezinski — Stylist
Alana has worked at Larijames for a bit over 16 years! She started her career with Larry and has worked her way up to being one of our top Master Stylists.
She specializes in BLONDES and Formal Updo’s and has an eye for detail in these areas like no other. She is a Master Stylist in color, cutting, brow waxing (tinting), and more.
This busy bee has an exciting life outside the salon as well and can be found Breeding and Winning dog shows all over the east coast. She’s a great wife, great bulldog mommy, and loves to cook when she can.
Michelle Lopez — Stylist
Michelle has worked for Larijames Salon since 1986! Working with Larry, a Paul Mitchell educator for all of these years has given her the opportunity to be introduced to the beauty industries top educators, like John Paul Dejoria and Paul Mitchell.
She offers all hair services to clients male or female but especially loves the makeover client. She is very meticulous and specializes in beautiful precision haircuts. Like fashion, the styles that were popular when she started years ago always circle back. “WHAT WAS OLD IS NEW AGAIN!”
Michelle and her husband Phil reside in West Irondequoit. Traveling, gardening, baking, hanging out with her nieces and nephews are just a few of the things she loves to do. Also, a good story with impressions and accents makes her laugh as well. Oh and let’s not forget sports, but especially Football. She won’t say the team, but we all know they are from Buffalo!
Stylist, Makeup Artist, Spray Tans
Randi Nelson — Stylist, Makeup Artist, Spray Tans
With over 20 years experience Randi started her career at Shear Ego and has been with the Larijames team since 2015. She started her career working on Park Avenue and eventually moved to Chicago. While residing in the big city, she graduated from Pivot Point for aesthetics and Columbia for Makeup artistry. While keeping her hair clients she focused on Makeup as a traveling lead makeup artist in the Chicago area department stores. A few years after she fell back in love with doing hair and started working at an upscale mens salon where she specialized in mens cuts for many years.
Randi specializes in mens grooming and cuts, Airbrush spray tans, Makeup, and all women’s hair services. Getting hitched and having kids brought her back to Rochester to build her family in Webster, N.Y. and she has been with Larijames ever since. She lives for her 2 boys, loves volunteering, and enjoys being a Football mom in her spare time!
Lindsey Sturdy — Stylist
Lindsey graduated from the Academy NYC, a Paul Mitchell Partner School in 2010 and stayed on to work for them as an Admissions Leader for 6 months. Fashion week, Women in Sports gala, and Music and movie shoots were just some of the extracurricular events she participated in while living in NYC. She went on to Apprentice for Devachan Salon in SOHO Manhattan, where she was shown the DevaCurl Curly hair techniques to Cut and Style. From here she moved home to Rochester and worked on Park Avenue for a short 6 months before finding her home at Larijames. 7 1/2 years and counting! She worked as a Paul Mitchell Educator for a few years and enjoyed the rigorous training she had to endure to become certified to teach. The traveling and balance became a bit challenging so she decided to focus her energy solely behind the chair for now. She is certified in Coppola Keratin Treatments and has attended current Trade/Industry shows to stay current on trends and styles. She won runner-up in Spring 2017 for Paul Mitchell’s International color contest and is proud of her artistic visions.
She specializes in her guests satisfaction overall, curly cuts, and fashion haircolors! But loves a good color correction or hair transformation project!
Spare time? is that a thing… Lindsey loves her dogs Eula and Mars and is obsessed with showing pictures of her 2 nieces and nephew! She loves cutting her friends kid’s hair and enjoys watching them grow up. Her boyfriend and her just purchased their first home last fall so they are busy keeping up with the daily repairs and home improvements. She’s funny, entertaining, and caring and will go above and beyond to make her guests happy.
Even though it is a mix of personal and professional you can follow her Instagram @sturd2 to see some of her fun before and afters!
Stylist, Venus Freeze Technician
Brittany Barco — Stylist, Venus Freeze Technician
Brittany has been a licensed cosmetologist for over 15 years, and has been with the Larijames family since 2007. She is certified in the Venus Freeze and has worked hard to learn the necessary information to tighten skin and create more youthful appearances. More information available, book your consultation!
Brit has a talent with color, cutting, formal updo’s, and nails.
She has 3 kids that were all born on the same day (the 4th) and enjoys her time off with them.
Patrice Maloney, Stylist
Time flies we hear. Such has been my experience at Larijames. It’s been over 30 years since I joined the group here. I’ve attended numerous classes, in-salon and out (recently Daniel Joseph Muldoon and, shortly, Oscar Bond); professional trade shows (IBS and regional); specialized education events such as training for the Hair Designers Guild testing (where, back in the day, I met Larry).
I feel that the color, haircut design, and permanent waving services I provide are all facets of my artistic foundation. I’ve been a lifelong student of the Arts. When I’m not at the salon, I’m immersed in oil and recently, encaustic painting. Portraiture is my favorite. I’ve trained with Jean Stephens, Kathryn Bevier, Steve Carpenter, and Sari Gaby loyally and attended workshops with internationally known artists such as David Kassan, Jeffrey Hein, Susan Lyons, and Daniel Greene. I’m a member of the Rochester Art Club and the National Portrait Society. My BA is in Fine Arts. This training I feel informs and enhances my hairdressing skills.
Rising Star Graduate, Stylist
Jenna brock — Rising Star Graduate, Stylist
Jenna has been with Larijames for 4 years and has 6 years experience. She interned, shadowed, and graduated from our rising star apprentice program and has been a wonderful asset to our styling team. She attends NYC trade shows and continues to further her education with classes such as styling, color, mens cuts, and formal styles.
She specializes in color/corrective color, Balayage, blowouts, makeup application, and brow waxing/shaping, but can be booked for any service. With her eye for detail she will wow you with her beautiful special occasion, dance recital, formal, or fun Halloween makeup.
Jenna loves spicy foods, makeup, cooking, and spending time with her Saint Bernard Bear.
Newest Rising Star Apprentice, Stylist
Madison Casey — Newest Rising Star Apprentice, Stylist
Madison graduated from E.M.C.C. as a licensed cosmetologist in 2017. After working at the salon with her mother for a year she ventured to Larijames to join the team in Fall 2018. She has since been apart of our Rising Star Apprentice Program and is continuing her education as well as working as a stylist behind the chair.
Along with being a talented stylist, she shares a passion for dance, makeup, and fashion. She is a dance instructor at her childhood dance studio, Fitzsimmons Dance Factory, where she has competitive danced for 12 years. Madison loves spending time with her family and her baby boy Bear, the family dog. She is a well rounded and very enthusiastic young lady that we are proud to have on our Larijames team.
Meet the Spa Team
Carla Burgos — Nail Technician
Carla has worked in the beauty industry for 33 years and started her training at Continental Beauty School. She works full time at Continental, and provides evening hours at Larijames. CND, Footlogix, and Aveda products are just a few of the areas she has specific training in.
She specializes in Gel Manicures, Pedicures, and Acrylic Nails. She has a passion for what she does and getting to know her clients and pampering them to their fullest is what she strives for daily.
Whether it be outside or by her pool, she loves spending time with her sons, mother, and family!
Jaslynn Garcia — Nail Technician
Jas is a graduate of the Continental Nail program and has been with Larijames since 2016. She has worked hard at improving her skills and has built a very busy book for herself over the past couple years. She is trained to work with Footlogix, and will be completing a master pedicure class soon!
She can be booked for Manicures, Pedicures, Acrylics, and Gel Manicures.
Jas loves movies, her 3 daughters, 2 dogs, and of course her Dunkin Donuts.
Esthetician, Venus Freeze Technician
Hannah Spiwak — Esthetician, Certified Venus Freeze Technician, Nail Technician
Hannah is a licensed Cosmetologist with over 18 years experience in the spa industry and has worked at Larijames since 2016. She has previously owned and operated her own Salon and Spa in Corning NY, while also maintaining a full clientele in nail, skin, and makeup services.
She has trained and developed multiple personnel both technically and professionally during these years. Hannah has frequently attended Trade shows in Philadelphia and NYC to keep up on the latest techniques and trends. She has experience with body wraps, bridal makeup, acrylic nails, gel manicures, artificial gel, paraffin treatments, pedicures, aromatherapy, eyebrow shaping, European facial, glycol peels, salt glows, and airbrush tanning. Her recent accomplishment is being a certified Venus Freeze technician, and is making an impact on skin and wrinkles one day at a time!
She can be booked for any Spa Facial service, Nails, Makeup, and would be thrilled to have a consultation to talk about the benefits of the VenusFreeze and how it impacts each client differently.
Hannah has 2 beautiful children, loves to shop, and loves spending time with her family.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Maria P — Licensed Massage Therapist
Maria is a 1999 graduate of the Finger Lakes School of Massage, Ithaca N.Y. In addition to her NYS Massage Therapy license, she is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork since 2000, and a Reiki Master since 1996. She joined the Larijames family in 2007, after having worked in an acupuncturist’s office and local spa.
Maria specializes in the following treatments: Raindrop Technique, Reiki, Swedish Massage, deep tissue massage, prenatal massage, aromatherapy massage, and she likes to add the use of warm stones during her sessions when appropriate.
Her greatest passion is to assist in the healing of others. She has numerous repeat clients who say she is one of a kind and puts her heart and soul into her work. Even new clients report that they feel comfortable, safe, and much improved after each session with her.