Owner + Director
Create your image with confidence.
This is the mission of Denise Antonacci, native New Yorker and owner of Denise Antonacci Salon.
“Hair is one of the most defining aspects of a person. I love accentuating a client’s best assets and bringing out the confidence people experience when they know their hair looks great.”
Denise has always had a passion for hair. A true expert with more than 30 years of experience, she’s mastered the art for creating natural, effortless and sexy styles – a testament all of her premium clientele will echo. Her expertise in creating sun-kissed color combined with precision hair cutting has made her one of the most sought-after stylists since landing in the Charlotte region in 2000.
From a young age, Denise knew she wanted to be in the beauty business. As early as high school, she began taking cosmetology classes and from there worked for a variety of prestigious salons in New York City. She then went on to work with top stylists at the renowned Safar Coiffure on Newberry Street, Boston, where her impeccable taste and high-end style attracted an elite clientele. Denise took her skills and business acumen to a new level when she moved to Charlotte, and opened the well-known and much loved Jon Ric Salon in 2000. During this time, Denise molded a solid career of highly technical and visually stunning creations, which she customized to the look and desires of her customers who sought out her vision and expertise. In 2005, Denise was ready to launch her own salon and Denise Antonacci Salon was born.
Denise specializes in Great Lengths hair extensions and takes pride in total client transformations. “Creating a unique look for someone can dramatically change both their mood and confidence,” Denise says. “There’s nothing better than making people look and feel their best.” She has a knack for flawless extensions, precision shapes and glamourous styles, placing her among the upper tier of Charlotte’s elite haircutting professionals and is sough-after on a national scale. Her clientele includes many of Charlotte’s most notable faces.
At the heart of what Denise brings to the industry is creating a unique look that complements each client’s individuality combined with the importance of lifestyle in every consultation. She believes every client should be able to maintain the look they leave with at home. If you don’t know how to style what she just created, she will take the time to teach you. Denise insists that every client leaving the salon stays looking and feeling their best until she sees them again for their next visit.