Vivian Pisano/ Founder/ Master Stylist

Vivian continues to specialize in color & artistic hairstyling for special occasions, photo shoots and especially brides. Her work in highend fashion shoots has been featured in top magazines such as Manhattan Bride, NY Weddings, & Foxxcode Magazine.

As the owner of The Secret Garden she brings her passion for natural living into every aspect of this business with the mantra of “Beauty inside and out!”



Cathy Wikander/ Senior Stylist

Cathy has been with “The Garden” since 2003, she is mother of 3 and loves maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Her attention to detail and approachability has earned Cathy the devotion of many clients. She specializes in color correction, flawless highlights, and innovative cutting design. Cathy’s perception takes not just her client’s skin-tone into account, but their lifestyle as well.

Lauren Cicero

Lauren Dunne/ Master Stylist

Lauren Dunne Cicero has worked her way up to her current position as Master Stylist after joining The Secret Garden Spa team in 2005. After spending nearly a decade perfecting her craft, Lauren has established herself as a prominent hairstylist on Staten Island, building up a substantial and devoted following.  Lauren uses techniques such as balayage to recreate today’s hottest trends for creative hair coloring. She also specializes in precision haircutting to design hairstyles best suited for each individual guest. Lauren dedicates herself to education and has trained at many renowned institutions such as Vidal Sassoon in Los Angeles, and The Wella Studio and Aveda in New York City. Lauren is a certified Master Colorist with The Wella Studio and in 2013 she worked as a field educator for the company. Lauren is very passionate about not only her own education, but also the ongoing training and education of our apprentices and assistants.

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Yasmin Helene Gaffar / Master Colorist

Yasmin’s balayage technique, a hand painted art form has made her one of the most sought after colorists on Staten Island. Creating soft buttery and beachy blondes, rich brunettes with caramel contrast and fierce redheads are some of Gaffar’s signature color designs. Yasmin demonstrates her passion to her career by pursuing and completing advance education taking her to Toni & Guy London, L’oreal in Paris, Vidal Sasson in Toronto, London & Miami and Aveda in New York City. Yasmin is recognized as an artist who is truly passionate in her work, devoted to gain the confidence of her clients & maintaining a professional rapport leaving her with heart warming testimonials from extremely happy clients.


Alyssa Locasto

Alyssa Locasto- Senior Stylist

Alyssa Locasto started her career at The Garden in 2007.  Alyssa specializes in the art of Curly Hair Cutting & Styling and is Master Deva Certified.  She is also known in the salon for her perfect bouncy blowouts and many creative styles of braiding hair. Alyssa goes way beyond the normal french braid with her unique talent. Thanks to Alyssa, our staff is always rocking the most trendy and intricate braids! She loves seeing the smiles on her clients’ faces when they leave her chair and her clients love her flawless blowouts, which are known to last for days. “It is my goal to make the client feel beautiful and proud of their hair.” She is comfortable with many hair types. Alyssa is certified in Platinum Seamless Extensions, Blow Pro and Thinning hair specialist. “I love every aspect of my job and hope to see you in my chair at The Secret Garden! “



Amanda Rollo- Top  Stylist

Master Balayage Artist 


Andrea Ortiz- Top Stylist