Introducing Our

New Talent Training Program

Dino Palmieri Salons is proud to offer an unrivaled New Talent Training Program. Our focus on professional excellence is the backbone of this inspiring program. From our Education Team to our exceptional workshops you will learn everything you need to become a successful stylist. Our New Talent Program offers 2 start dates a year.


Gabby DiRenzo

Cutting Director

Growing up in Cleveland Ohio, Gabriella always knew she wanted to be a hairdresser. Her strong passion for her craft developed at a young age as she watched her mother behind the chair. She began her career in the hair industry after high school and has been dedicated to the art for over a decade. She continued to master the craft of cutting at the Vidal Sassoon Academy and continues to train under Master Wella Colorists.

Gabby’s devotion to her craft has led her to her current role as Director of Education (cutting) for Dino Palmieri Salons. Education is Gabriella’s true calling, "When I see the 'light bulb' go off in a stylist's head and they thank me, it’s then that I know that I’ve made a footprint in their career, their energy is contagious!".

She started her education career with Hotheads in 2014 to hone her true passion for advanced education and has proven to be where she truly feels comfortable. "The energy I get from teaching a room full of stylists who are passionate about their craft motivates me in my own career ". Gabriella is currently an Art Designer at Dino Palmieri Salon at Eton, in her free time she enjoys traveling and snowboarding.

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Dena Marinelli

Color Director

Ms. Marinelli has been behind the chair for almost 20 years spending 14 with Dino Palmieri Salons. She began her role as educator 15 years ago and has been an avid Wella colorist for 12 years. She specializes in Color Correction, Balayage, and Styling.

Dena completed Wellas’ Master Color Expert Program in February 2017. She has also attended various seminars at the Wella studios including Balayage, Blonde Temptation, and Vidal Sassoon Creative. Additionally, she has attended Redken Exchange, Toni and Guy Academies and is a Logics Certified Colorist. Dena was also a 2014 NATVA Semi-finalist and previously worked for Loreal Professional. Her dedication to her craft is meritorious, more impressive still is her dedication to sharing her knowledge and improving the standards of our industry one young stylist at a time.

Cleveland native Dena is a self-proclaimed Hair Nerd. Hair color is her first language and she loves sharing it with others. She loves learning about the hair, the chemistry of coloring and the best ways to protect the hair while styling. Dena loves to cut shapes into the hair and to see the movement of the hair transform with just a few tweaks to a cut.

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