ABOUT

About

The BBbar Inc. is the third successful salon that Owner and Operator Ms. Elise Agostinelli has opened within the past 5 years. Located in Brooklyn, New York.
Meet Elise Agostinelli
Owner, Operator
Elise Agostinelli is a Master Stylist, Esthetician and Educator who has been in the beauty industry for 17 years and was born a true New Yorker, having resided in both the Bronx and Brooklyn. Although she adores the hustle and bustle of the heart of the city, she believes the boroughs are where the real culture lies. Since she can remember, she has been passionate about all things beauty. Elise has continued striving to empower her clients to make them feel like the most beautiful version of themselves. 

Elise has traveled within the country as well as overseas for work, specializing in event and bridal makeup. 
She also performs training demonstrations for some of the most world renowned skincare and makeup companies. Throughout her years in the beauty industry, she has been employed by Red Door Spa's, Elizabeth Arden, The Aveda Institute of New York and Estee Lauder. During this time, she received certifications to become a master eyelash extension stylist via Xtremelash and earned her 1,000 Hour Masters in Esthetics. After years of working for someone else to achieve their dream, Elise decided it was time to start working toward her own success. She opened her first boutique in Brooklyn, New York in 2010 and her second location a year later in Long Island. She has continued her career as an educator with the prestigious Atelier Esthetique in NYC. The BBbar will be her third business location, but first venture into the beauty bar space. The BBbar Inc is Brooklyn’s one stop shop for all things beauty including hair, makeup, skincare and waxing as well as an education outlet for beauty professionals who wish to perfect their craft. Elise has found her true passion as both an instructor and business owner. She looks forward to her new venture as The BBbar Inc. Owner and Operator, serving the community of Bensonhurst and the surrounding tri-state area. 
About the Salon
The idea to open a beauty bar was thought up by Elise when she came to the realization that blow & brow bars were in, and the hassle of a salon was out, therefore her idea to open a full service Beauty Bar was a no-brainer! Opening a one-stop-beauty-shop where clients can come for services in 30 minutes or less seems to be ideal in a city that is always on the go. The BBbar Inc. is proud to employ the best in the industry, or as we call them, “Team BB”. They are highly trained in all areas of esthetics, microblading and cosmetology. Our instructors are masters of their craft and absolutely love sharing their passion and knowledge with clients and fellow beauty professionals. 

Our Team of Stylists

Meet the masters behind the chair.
Brittany Vu
Esthetician, Microblading Expert
Raised in the south, and now a true NYC resident, Brittany has taken many steps to be where she is today. She had moved to Los Angeles when she was 18 to pursue her dreams in fashion on a full scholarship at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She went on to land a design job at Guess, Inc. right after graduating, and continued her fashion endeavors over the course of the following six years. Brittany wanted more, and dreamed expanding her creativity through the outlet of the beauty industry. She attended the Make Up For Ever Academy and Atelier Esthetique in NYC where her love for cosmetics and esthetics lead her to an obsession for brows. She studied microblading under Master Francek Prsa of the renowned Phi Brows Academy and with that, Brittany has been working under her own brand, Samureyes Microblading, and has now joined the BBbar team to perfect one brow at a time!
Nino Tvalchrelidze
Esthetician, Makeup Artist, Advanced Makeup Instructor
Nino has been a professional Makeup Artist and Esthetician for over four years. She graduated from The Aveda Insitute of NY and Makeup Designory with more than 1,200 hours of hands on training. She has extensive knowledge in a variety of media modes including print, film, commercials and theater. Her more specialized skills include hair styling, period work, wig application and special effects makeup. Having moved to NYC from the Republic of Georgia, she was entranced by the culture, art and fashion that the city has to offer. This admiration led her to pursue her passion for the makeup industry. Nino is a former student of The BBbar Inc. in which owner and operator Elise Agostinelli and had trained her extensively to become one of the beauty bars most talented instructors. She teaches classes such as special effects, bridal makeup and lighting and photography for makeup application.
Frankie Tsoukaris
Creative Director, Master Hair Stylist, Advanced Instructor
Frankie Tsoukaris is a highly skilled New York Master Hairstylist and Educator with 10+ years experience providing exceptional salon services. Born a Brooklyn native, Frankie always knew he wanted to pursue a career in the beauty industry and says “hair for me is a creative pursuit. I have been drawing and painting ever since I can remember and hair is another amazing outlet as an artist. As stylists, we get the opportunity to create living works of art. Being a stylist and doing hair is a constant creative endeavor that can generate confidence and empower clients to give them the best shade of color or best haircut to compliment their unique skin tone and features.” Frankie actively attends and participates in New York Fashion Week and holds advanced classes. His friendly demeanor and passion for the industry has allotted him a following base he never dreamed he would have. He is board certified, specializing in advanced coloring methods and cutting, and remains on the cutting edge of styles in a fast paced industry. Whether you’re looking for a new look or keeping up your current style, Frankie knows how to keep you looking and feeling amazing.
Leanna Cho’s

Born and raised in Brooklyn,NY, Leanna is a freelance makeup artist specializing in beauty and special effects. Leanna graduated from "the Harvard of makeup schools," Makeup Designory's NY campus gaining a certificate from their Master program. She learned everything from basic color theory, film/tv, wedding, conceptual design of a character, applying prosthetics, sculpting and producing the prosthetics needed for the character. Starting her career rather late in her twenties, Leanna has accomplished a lot in that short period. She has worked with celebrities for their weddings, various musicians for their music videos, television anchors, FOX'S premier of "Gotham", ABOUT.COM for various web videos, commercials, creating characters for short films, and multiple photo shoots.

Leanna is also a graduate from Arrojo Cosmetology in New York City. She is also certified by Pravana for their balayage technique, and a Certified stylist for Brazilian Blowout. 
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