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hair in a laid back, satisfactory space.

we dabble in some lash extensions, waxing, & brows too.

  

 

 

copacetic \kō-pə-‘se-tik\ : in excellent order; satisfactory; cool

 

Copacetic Beauty Lounge is located in the heart of the North Hills in Pines Plaza. It's a collaboration of long-time friends, Nikki James and Missy Browning, who needed to work together again in a gorgeous work space with a laid back atmosphere surrounded by hand-picked stylists: a mix of decades of experience and fresh, young minds building their careers in this industry that we don’t only sincerely enjoy but respect.  We would like our crew to be as diverse as our clientele.  Welcome.

Cancellation policy – We ask that you respect our time as we respect yours and in doing so please cancel within 24 hours.  Last minute things do come up and emergencies happen; however, we reserve the right to ask for a credit card reservation for some clients who cannot respect the appointment process.

No show policy - First time bailing with no call is just rude.  Second time bailing...unfortunately we will have to no longer take you as a client. We take respect for other people's time very seriously and our stylists are not making any money when their chair is empty.  

Redo policy – We stand behind our work and most definitely would like for you to make us aware of any concerns so we may make adjustments.  These adjustments need to be within 2 weeks of your original visit, preferably with your original stylist.  Another stylist can assist you if there is a comfort issue or scheduling conflict.  

Kid policy – Let's all be real here.  We understand that sometimes your kids have to be with you during your appointment, but also understand that most of our clients take the time at Copacetic to not only get great hair but also to relax and unwind.  We welcome kids that aren't climbing on the furniture or raising general hell throughout the salon; please be considerate of other paying clients.  

We accept cash money of course as well as checks, Master Card, Visa, Discover, and Amex. Tips may not be added to credit card transactions. Thank you. 
** There are two ATMs in our plaza for your convenience.**
 

Phone

412-837-2534

 

Location

Pines Plaza
1130 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

 

 

Hours

Mon 2pm–9pm
Tues-Thurs 10am–9pm
Fri-Sat 7am–4pm
Closed Sundays 

please note: We are closed for holidays and educational events on the following dates in 2017: Jan 2, Feb 6, May 29, June 3-5, July 3-4, Sept 4, Nov 23-24, and Dec 25-26.  Some additional dates may be added in the future.  . 

Nikki James – Boss Lady/creative chemist/stylist. After 12 years as a chemist and crime scene scientist, she left that career to follow her passion and get away from a political work place. She had been doing hair for 7 years on a part time basis and was lucky enough to assist for her mentor and friend, Missy, early on.  Nikki has worked in a few of the top salons in the North Hills and has attended classes in hair color, barbering, and updo styling at several beauty expos such as Premier Orlando and the International Beauty Show. She, as a chemist, enjoys color and chemical services however has been focusing on short haircuts and barbering as well as being the go to girl here for lashes and brows.


Nikki James – Boss Lady/creative chemist/stylist.

After 12 years as a chemist and crime scene scientist, she left that career to follow her passion and get away from a political work place. She had been doing hair for 7 years on a part time basis and was lucky enough to assist for her mentor and friend, Missy, early on.  Nikki has worked in a few of the top salons in the North Hills and has attended classes in hair color, barbering, and updo styling at several beauty expos such as Premier Orlando and the International Beauty Show. She, as a chemist, enjoys color and chemical services however has been focusing on short haircuts and barbering as well as being the go to girl here for lashes and brows.

Caroline Taylor – stylist. Caroline has finally found her passion…and its hair.  Like the owners, she did the college thing and the career in something completely different, working with children with autism to be exact, and then became a licensed cosmetologist at Bella Cappelli Academy and has been working diligently on building a clientele and refining her skills.  Caroline believes “do it with passion or not at all” and well, we love that.  She is meticulous in her ultra-blended haircuts for men, women, and obviously kids. Caroline is smart and patient and dedicated to enhancing her client’s natural beauty.  


Caroline Taylor – stylist.

Caroline has finally found her passion…and its hair.  Like the owners, she did the college thing and the career in something completely different, working with children with autism to be exact, and then became a licensed cosmetologist at Bella Cappelli Academy and has been working diligently on building a clientele and refining her skills.  Caroline believes “do it with passion or not at all” and well, we love that.  She is meticulous in her ultra-blended haircuts for men, women, and obviously kids. Caroline is smart and patient and dedicated to enhancing her client’s natural beauty.  

Tara Perry – master stylist. Tara is another sought after stylist and friend to many in the North Hills who has over 20 years in the industry.  She is a Pittsburgh native who attended the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy. Tara is known for laughing with and listening to her clients…she likes to build long standing relationships with them and they have followed her faithfully throughout her career.  She is a hair color expert and is known for fun, edgy haircuts and precision mens’ cuts.  Tara is a sincere, sensitive gal who makes everyone around her smile and enjoys being a cat mom and wife.


Tara Perry – master stylist.

Tara is another sought after stylist and friend to many in the North Hills who has over 20 years in the industry.  She is a Pittsburgh native who attended the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy. Tara is known for laughing with and listening to her clients…she likes to build long standing relationships with them and they have followed her faithfully throughout her career.  She is a hair color expert and is known for fun, edgy haircuts and precision mens’ cuts.  Tara is a sincere, sensitive gal who makes everyone around her smile and enjoys being a cat mom and wife.

  Mandi Book - master stylist. Mandi comes to us with our arms wide open.  She has been a long time friend of the owners and has trained under and worked with Dritan Azemi for most of her career making her flawless in her blowouts and haircuts.  She is meticulous and thorough in her work with a ton of knowledge in various color lines.  Mandi has over 13 years of experience and a reserved yet very witty personality.  Mandi is another cat lover, mom, and wife.  

 

Mandi Book - master stylist.

Mandi comes to us with our arms wide open.  She has been a long time friend of the owners and has trained under and worked with Dritan Azemi for most of her career making her flawless in her blowouts and haircuts.  She is meticulous and thorough in her work with a ton of knowledge in various color lines.  Mandi has over 13 years of experience and a reserved yet very witty personality.  Mandi is another cat lover, mom, and wife.  

  Eddie James - greeter, heart breaker, security. Eddie, son of Nikki James and nephew of Missy Blair Browning, is a French Bulldog all the way from Russia.  He's so international but has come to love Pittsburgh, specifically lying in the sun at Copacetic and greeting all of our wonderful clients.  

 

Eddie James - greeter, heart breaker, security.

Eddie, son of Nikki James and nephew of Missy Blair Browning, is a French Bulldog all the way from Russia.  He's so international but has come to love Pittsburgh, specifically lying in the sun at Copacetic and greeting all of our wonderful clients.  

Niki Lee Kircher - esthetician/brow artist/lefty Niki Lee is a true artist in several mediums including painting, lettering, and now eyebrows. She is also a licensed esthetician and a Pittsburgher at heart.  Niki Lee resides with her longtime boyfriend and 2 pitbull furbabies "on a perfect street in the neighborhood of Carrick."  Her artwork is an expressional way of life and we are ecstatic to have her on our team. Let her wax your legs, give you amazing eyebrows, and maybe get a commissioned painting of your dog!

Niki Lee Kircher - esthetician/brow artist/lefty

Niki Lee is a true artist in several mediums including painting, lettering, and now eyebrows. She is also a licensed esthetician and a Pittsburgher at heart.  Niki Lee resides with her longtime boyfriend and 2 pitbull furbabies "on a perfect street in the neighborhood of Carrick."  Her artwork is an expressional way of life and we are ecstatic to have her on our team. Let her wax your legs, give you amazing eyebrows, and maybe get a commissioned painting of your dog!

Missy Blair Browning – Matriarch/master stylist. Missy has been a sought out stylist and friend to many in the North Hills.  She started her career 17 years ago after attempting a career in marketing and human resources.  It became clear quickly that that career choice was not for her and knew where her passion lied considering all the time spent doing hair on her parents’ deck starting at age 15.  The thing she loves most about this industry is becoming true friends with her clients, explaining that “it’s not just the hair…it’s the whole person.” She is a force in the salon setting, turning out excellent work from precision haircuts to dimensional color and romantic updos…this all while being a mom and wife and being a patient teacher to the newer stylists.  She has studied in London with Vidal Sassoon and has certifications in Wella color and various keratin treatments.


Missy Blair Browning – Matriarch/master stylist.

Missy has been a sought out stylist and friend to many in the North Hills.  She started her career 17 years ago after attempting a career in marketing and human resources.  It became clear quickly that that career choice was not for her and knew where her passion lied considering all the time spent doing hair on her parents’ deck starting at age 15.  The thing she loves most about this industry is becoming true friends with her clients, explaining that “it’s not just the hair…it’s the whole person.” She is a force in the salon setting, turning out excellent work from precision haircuts to dimensional color and romantic updos…this all while being a mom and wife and being a patient teacher to the newer stylists.  She has studied in London with Vidal Sassoon and has certifications in Wella color and various keratin treatments.

Elisha Evans – stylist. We are lucky enough to have brought on Elisha to our crew.  A native of St Louis, but now a Pittsburgher since 2006.  She has been in the industry for 9 years and quickly became a sought after bridal stylist.  Elisha runs her own, super successful, on location wedding styling business including hair and makeup services, all while being a mom and wife.  She has been awarded the “Couples Choice Award” four years in a row on the Wedding Wire website and has been published in The Knot magazine and The Black Tie Bride website as well.  Elisha is excited to be back in the salon setting doing more coloring and haircuts again.  She is certified in Babe Hair Extensions and is, obviously, the updo master…it is definitely her passion and she is excited to do that here at Copacetic in conjunction with her on location services.  She is patient, passionate, and full of creative ideas.


Elisha Evans – stylist.

We are lucky enough to have brought on Elisha to our crew.  A native of St Louis, but now a Pittsburgher since 2006.  She has been in the industry for 9 years and quickly became a sought after bridal stylist.  Elisha runs her own, super successful, on location wedding styling business including hair and makeup services, all while being a mom and wife.  She has been awarded the “Couples Choice Award” four years in a row on the Wedding Wire website and has been published in The Knot magazine and The Black Tie Bride website as well.  Elisha is excited to be back in the salon setting doing more coloring and haircuts again.  She is certified in Babe Hair Extensions and is, obviously, the updo master…it is definitely her passion and she is excited to do that here at Copacetic in conjunction with her on location services.  She is patient, passionate, and full of creative ideas.

  Valerie Yund - stylist. Val is probably the most laid-back lady of our squad.  She has mastered mens' cuts...hair cutting in general actually. Val has 9 years experience  in a few well-known salons in the Pittsburgh area.  She has taken classes at the American Beauty Show in Chicago and takes advantage of all continuing education opportunities.  For a quiet girl, she's actually a badass (we're swooning).  Val is very much into crossfit and weight lifting as well as her new baby boy and her husband.  

 

Valerie Yund - stylist.

Val is probably the most laid-back lady of our squad.  She has mastered mens' cuts...hair cutting in general actually. Val has 9 years experience  in a few well-known salons in the Pittsburgh area.  She has taken classes at the American Beauty Show in Chicago and takes advantage of all continuing education opportunities.  For a quiet girl, she's actually a badass (we're swooning).  Val is very much into crossfit and weight lifting as well as her new baby boy and her husband.  

  Mallory Puniak - stylist. We are super pumped to bring the Puniak twins to Copacetic.  Mallory is hard working, versatile, and passionate.  She has two aunts that are still in the beauty business and has been at it herself since she was 15.  Mal is certified in various extension lines, color lines, and is another flawless dry cutter because of assisting and working for Dritan Azemi for 5 years. She excels at balayage and dimensional color in general and gives an AMAZING blowout.  Mallory is a joy to be around.

 

Mallory Puniak - stylist.

We are super pumped to bring the Puniak twins to Copacetic.  Mallory is hard working, versatile, and passionate.  She has two aunts that are still in the beauty business and has been at it herself since she was 15.  Mal is certified in various extension lines, color lines, and is another flawless dry cutter because of assisting and working for Dritan Azemi for 5 years. She excels at balayage and dimensional color in general and gives an AMAZING blowout.  Mallory is a joy to be around.

Polly Tyo - admin assistant/front desk queen Polly will take care of all your complaints, concerns, and booking needs. She comes on board as a former, favorite client of Missy's and is now our "other arm".   Polly is originally from Buffalo but is now a Pittsburgher as well as a superstar momma to 3 amazing pitbull rescues.   

Polly Tyo - admin assistant/front desk queen

Polly will take care of all your complaints, concerns, and booking needs. She comes on board as a former, favorite client of Missy's and is now our "other arm".   Polly is originally from Buffalo but is now a Pittsburgher as well as a superstar momma to 3 amazing pitbull rescues. 

 

Allyson Pomietto – master stylist. Allyson started her career at age 15 as a salon assistant and was successfully licensed by 17.  She has been known in this industry for over 25 years as a precision stylist with a large faithful clientele who love her meticulous hair cutting techniques and seamless highlights.  She is a master of color corrections and bridal updos.  Allyson is also a mentor and patient teacher to the newer stylists, all while spending precious time with each individual client and being a mom and wife.  She is certified in Babe Hair Extensions and Wella color.


Allyson Pomietto – master stylist.

Allyson started her career at age 15 as a salon assistant and was successfully licensed by 17.  She has been known in this industry for over 25 years as a precision stylist with a large faithful clientele who love her meticulous hair cutting techniques and seamless highlights.  She is a master of color corrections and bridal updos.  Allyson is also a mentor and patient teacher to the newer stylists, all while spending precious time with each individual client and being a mom and wife.  She is certified in Babe Hair Extensions and Wella color.

Kimberly Rossi Buccieri – stylist. Kim is, quite frankly, the sweetest and hardest working girl we know and probably because she grew up in her momma's salon..  She is down-to-earth and confident in her work as a stylist.  She is a natural and has talent beyond her years in doing color corrections, ombre, balayage, and is certified in Wella color.  Kim has been doing hair for 7 years and is quickly growing a faithful clientele who enjoy her enthusiasm and obviously, her work.  She loves working with kids and all hair textures.  Come see her shining personality here at Copacetic. 


Kimberly Rossi Buccieri – stylist.

Kim is, quite frankly, the sweetest and hardest working girl we know and probably because she grew up in her momma's salon..  She is down-to-earth and confident in her work as a stylist.  She is a natural and has talent beyond her years in doing color corrections, ombre, balayage, and is certified in Wella color.  Kim has been doing hair for 7 years and is quickly growing a faithful clientele who enjoy her enthusiasm and obviously, her work.  She loves working with kids and all hair textures.  Come see her shining personality here at Copacetic. 

  Jess Varasse Lofink - stylist. "Varasse" has been in the industry for over 10 years.  She is a Pittsburgh native, dance mom to her 9-year old star, and newlywed.  Not only does she rock a long, luscious mane, but she also can master yours.  She is certified in multiple lines of extensions, color lines, and keratin treatments.  This babe is embraced by her clients for being a solid, well-rounded stylist, but she considers her specialty to be long, layered, well-blended cuts and balayage.

 

Jess Varasse Lofink - stylist.

"Varasse" has been in the industry for over 10 years.  She is a Pittsburgh native, dance mom to her 9-year old star, and newlywed.  Not only does she rock a long, luscious mane, but she also can master yours.  She is certified in multiple lines of extensions, color lines, and keratin treatments.  This babe is embraced by her clients for being a solid, well-rounded stylist, but she considers her specialty to be long, layered, well-blended cuts and balayage.

  Alexis Bonner - stylist. Alexis comes to us with  10 years of experience including years of simply cutting mens' hair to perfecting blow outs and updos while assisting Louie Sciulli and then working along Dritan Azemi where her dry cutting skills were advanced.  She is a South Hills girl but has enjoyed working in the north Hills and loves the clientele she has built.  Lex is a cat mom, a human mom, and a soon to be bride. She is funny and laid back and easy to work with, as a coworker and a stylist.  Come see Alexis and laugh and probably get a fancy braided updo.

 

Alexis Bonner - stylist.

Alexis comes to us with  10 years of experience including years of simply cutting mens' hair to perfecting blow outs and updos while assisting Louie Sciulli and then working along Dritan Azemi where her dry cutting skills were advanced.  She is a South Hills girl but has enjoyed working in the north Hills and loves the clientele she has built.  Lex is a cat mom, a human mom, and a soon to be bride. She is funny and laid back and easy to work with, as a coworker and a stylist.  Come see Alexis and laugh and probably get a fancy braided updo.

  Marie Puniak - stylist. Marie is Mallory's twin. Obviously.  She has been making her way in the hair industry since the age of 15.  After finishing cosmetology school she assisted Dritan Azemi for 2 years while collecting extra education by TIGI, Goldwell, and Sebastian. Marie does amazing highlights and balayage and loves a challenge (as long as there is a consult first). Blowout and dry cutting goddess. Balayage and what not. Total joy, hardworking, and all.

 

Marie Puniak - stylist.

Marie is Mallory's twin. Obviously.  She has been making her way in the hair industry since the age of 15.  After finishing cosmetology school she assisted Dritan Azemi for 2 years while collecting extra education by TIGI, Goldwell, and Sebastian. Marie does amazing highlights and balayage and loves a challenge (as long as there is a consult first). Blowout and dry cutting goddess. Balayage and what not. Total joy, hardworking, and all.

Jess Eibeck - stylist/assistant  Jess is transitioning from our ace fultime assistant to a well-equipped stylist.  She attended Bella Capelli Academy after high school and had a little bit of a challenge finding the right salon for her...luckily, her Bella Capelli classmate, our Caroline, gave her the heads up to check us out. Jess has been a perfect fit since day one.  Her sassy personality and work ethic will carry her far in this indutry.  Come see Jess for great styling, color, and haircuts...and great convo too. 

Jess Eibeck - stylist/assistant 

Jess is transitioning from our ace fultime assistant to a well-equipped stylist.  She attended Bella Capelli Academy after high school and had a little bit of a challenge finding the right salon for her...luckily, her Bella Capelli classmate, our Caroline, gave her the heads up to check us out. Jess has been a perfect fit since day one.  Her sassy personality and work ethic will carry her far in this indutry.  Come see Jess for great styling, color, and haircuts...and great convo too. 

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