About Us

Welcome to Hair We Love Salon! We opened our doors in May of 2011 in the village of Fairport, NY to bring you the latest hairstyles and products. From product reviews to hair styling tips and tricks, HairWeLove.com provides unbiased, online-only content to provide you with the best information available. To contact us with any questions, please use our contact page, or feel free to call us anytime at (585) 678-4466.

Dorinda Pestke – Owner/Stylist

Dorinda is a licensed cosmetologist with 12 years of experience in hair cutting, styling and coloring. She obtained her license from the Continental School of Beauty in Henrietta, and has independently continued her education with classes that keep her up to date with the trendiest styles. In addition, Dorinda has observed and styled models in fashion shows for charity events.

Crafty and innovative, Dorinda enjoys creating beverage coasters. Her extensive line of personalized coasters accentuates her unique ability to develop a stylish and polished product. She is currently expanding this side profession, appearing in local shows to represent her carefully-detailed work.

Dedicated to her work, Dorinda is always willing to accommodate her clients. She pays close attention to what each individual desires, while taking into consideration what particular style is best for him or her. Her welcoming manner is sure to make any client feel comfortable and confident the entire duration of their visit; each individual will be sure to leave satisfied beyond his or her original expectations.

Sara Olejarczyk – Stylist

Sara is a licensed cosmetologist that graduated from Continental School of Beauty in Henrietta, NY.

She has been in the salon field for over 6 years and loves making people feel beautiful.

She specializes in highlighting and coloring and loves to use here creative side for new styles. She is always on the lookout for the newest trends.

Sara recently spent the past year traveling to homes to help busy moms and families but has found a permanent home at Hair We Love Salon.

In her spare time, Sara enjoys spending time in the outdoors. She is at home on the water, and enjoys boating and 4-wheeling. She also loves to spend time with her boyfriend, family, and close friends.

Sarah Haschmann – Stylist

Sarah is a licensed cosmetologist, graduating in 2007 from Shear Ego International School of Beauty, where she won first place in the annual up-do competition.

To further her education and skills, and to keep up with the latest trends, Sarah enjoys attending continuing education classes and seminars.

Sarah specializes in color/highlighting and cutting. She loves making people feel beautiful and better about themselves.

In her spare time, Sarah loves to spend time with her boyfriend, family, and friends.

She also enjoys the outdoors and activities such as hiking, running, snowboarding, camping, and time on the beach.

Samantha Olsen – Stylist

Samantha has had a passion for the hair and beauty industry most of her life. After 8 years in the business world Samantha decided to become is a licensed cosmetologist through Continental School of Beauty in Henrietta. She now has 2.5 years of experience as a stylist.

While working full time at a local Rochester office Samantha has built her clientele by servicing business people, families with small children and friends at their homes. She now is excited to expand her hours and touch more lives at Hair We Love Salon.

She specializes in coloring techniques, foil highlights and lowlights, gray reduction, modern cuts, razor cuts, men’s cuts, kid’s cuts, styling, special occasion hair dressing, waxing and make-up. Samantha places a high value on listening to her clients, understanding their needs and respecting their hair. Her goal is to have every client leave the chair feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready to face the world!

Samantha enjoys attending continued educational hair cutting and coloring classes and seminars to hone her skills. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring with makeup and shopping, spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball, running, walking and playing group games.

Jen Wagner – Stylist

Jen is a licensed cosmetologist who has been practicing for close to 20 years. She loves cutting hair, coloring, highlighting, and up-do’s. Most importantly, Jen really enjoys making people happy, listening closely, and attending to their needs.

To stay up to date, Jen attends local hair shows and classes several times a year, sometimes even hosting local hair shows right at the salon!

Jen has been married to her husband Todd for 12 years. They have a 7 year old boy named Travis who keeps them extremely busy, but they love spending time together as a family!

When there is time, they enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, and being outdoors any chance they can get!

Martina Powell – Stylist

Before becoming a stylist herself, Martina often wondered why it seemed that hairstylists never listened to what she wanted, so that is what she strives to do for all clients.

Martina received her cosmetology training at the Western Monroe Occupational Center in Spencerport, NY. She joined the Hair We Love Salon family in August 2014, after only 2 previous salons over the past 20 years of her career.

She continues to update her skills on a regular basis to provide current styles and techniques to her clients.

Martina and her husband are true “empty nesters” and are now enjoying traveling, watching football, and dining out!

Dawn Elko – Stylist

Dawn is a veteran hairstylist from Pittsburgh, PA, where she holds a teacher’s license in cosmetology and worked as a platform artist doing makeovers for Mademoiselle Magazine.

Dawn specializes in fine and thinning hair and wigs, and even taught for Nioxin for 25 years, which is recognized as the world leader in fine and thinning hair products.

In addition to her expertise in thinning hair, Dawn loves razor cutting, coloring, and highlighting.

Making people smile is her favorite part of working as a stylist, and that is what she strives to achieve every day at the salon. Outside of work, Dawn is also a huge animal lover and enjoys cooking and gardening.

Valerie Houghtling – Esthetician

Valerie is a licensed esthetician who graduated from the esthetics program at Continental School of Beauty in Henrietta, NY. Although she is new to the industry, she is eager to begin her career as an esthetician and is proud to do so at such a young age.

She knows how fast the skin care industry continues to grow, and makes it a point to keep current on new techniques and information. Valerie believes that skin care and health are important for both men and women.

Her favorite part of her job, aside from making people feel confident, is being about to help them relax and escape the stress that life can bring. She thinks that everyone deserves to pamper themselves!

Outside of work, Valerie can be found taking time to relax and spend time with her family. She enjos taking long drives and taking pictures of nature, animals, and architecture.

Meaghan Hazen – Salon Coordinator

Meaghan is a full time student working on her masters degree in Counselor Education. She is a recent graduate with a Bachelors degree in psychology and will one day be a school counselor. Meaghan loves working with and meeting new people and has done so in the past with the many volunteer opportunities she participates in.

Some of her hobbies include attempting Pinterest projects, Fitbit, and going on Netflix binges in her spare time. Other hobbies include going to amusement parks to ride roller coasters and spending time with her family and friends.

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