We want our clients to relax in an elegant environment… then leave revitalized & happy, & feeling beautiful.

Aziz El Badaoui
Creative Director

Aziz El Badaoui

Known for his creative vision and amazing skill, Aziz brings international styling experience to his salon. Fluent in English, French and Arabic, Aziz presents an extraordinary hair styling and training background.

Aziz studied and worked for the international French Hair Salon Jacque Dessange in Casablanca, Morocco and Paris, France. His makeup and hair styling education continued at Ecole Privee De Maquillage, Casablanca and with Jean-Pierre Fleurimon in Paris. Further hair cutting training with Camille Albane took place in Madrid, Spain. Aziz took additional training in Milan, Italy focusing on coloring and hair cutting techniques. Desiring hair and makeup training in special services for brides, bridal parties, and stage event models or “Up do Training,” Aziz took these additional courses with Espace Somibele in Madrid.

After returning to Morocco to spend one and a half years at Cloud Maxime, he made the move to the United States where he received still more training with the Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy and the Aveda Institute in New York City.

He feels his specialty is hair-cutting and blow drying, but has learned all facets of the hair salon trade, ranging from head massage to hair-relaxer techniques to customer service and salon management. Aziz’s hair styling philosophy focuses on pleasing and advising the client by understanding their needs and keeping up with the latest hair styling trends and color techniques.




Nicole Canavari


Nicole Canavari has worked and created beautiful hair in Princeton for over nine years specializing in the perfect pixie and tailored haircuts. After receiving her NJ cosmetology license, she continued her education at Arrojo NYC elevating and advancing her craft of precision and razor cutting techniques. Additionally, she has trained with Alfaparf in surface cutting techniques, custom color formulation and is highly certified in Keratin straightening services.

When Nicole is not behind the chair, she enjoys expanding her taste pallet and cooking skills by testing out new recipes in the kitchen, and caring for her sweet doggie with trips to the beach, walks around town, and tons of love!


Nicole Zecca

Associate Stylist

Elise Tatum

Associate Stylist

After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science, Elise began her career as a cosmetologist. Combining her love of science and hair, she most recently worked for a small research firm in Winston Salem, NC. There she conducted research analysis for the effects of the protein Keratin when used in hair, skin, and nail products. Her research assisted in creating sample formulas for new products specifically designed for the hair and skin care market. Elise has also facilitated seminars and workshops on healthy hair and skin care for such institutions as Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Since relocating back to her home of Princeton, Elise has joined the prestigious team of Casa Aziz Salon where she specializes in hair styling techniques, make-up and skin care.

In her spare time Elise loves to cozy up with a good book!

Galyna Sarabun


Galyna Sarabun has been a hairdresser for over nine years. She specializes in precision cutting, coloring, men’s haircutting, updos, makeup, eyelash extensions, and waxing. She works closely with her clients to create their perfect look.

Galyna studied to become a hairdresser at Galytskyi University in her home country of Ukraine. She received another cosmetology degree from Paul Mitchell in New Jersey, and has taken many continuing education classes throughout her time as a cosmetologist in the United States. Galyna is fluent in four languages, including Russian, Polish, English and Ukrainian.

Kim Le


Kim is a proud Vietnamese-American stylist who specializes in bringing out her clients’ best attributes through cut and color. She began her career as a cosmetologist in 1998 after finishing her training at Vidal Sassoon in Santa Monica and Arrojo in New York City.

Kim provides expert services in balayage, dimensional color, and corrective colors, as well as perm, body weaves and chemical texturing. In addition, she excels at precision haircutting for women and scissor over comb for men. She is sensitive to her clients’ needs and is dedicated to ensuring their satisfaction.

Kim is invested in continuing her education and has received certifications from Wella, Schwarzkopf, Alfaparf, Integrity, and Scruples. Commitment to education is just one of the reasons she enjoys working at Casa Aziz. “Casa Aziz values teamwork and collaboration, and delivers superior customer service.”

At home, Kim enjoys cooking, eating heathy foods, practicing yoga and listing to music. She loves traveling the world to experience and learn about new cultures.

Rosanna Hutchinson

Master Stylist

Rosanna Hutchinson is a master stylist at Casa Aziz. A cosmetologist since 2001, Rosanna has advanced cutting training from Vidal Sassoon, and has taken many classic and creative courses in advanced color training from L’Oreal.

Rosanna gets much of her inspiration from her coworkers and clients. She enjoys combining both cut and color to create the best look for each of her clients, while taking into account their lifestyle and the hairstyle’s manageability.

“I love working at Casa Aziz. It’s nice to come to work at such a positive place!”

When Rosanna is not at the salon, she enjoys practicing yoga, making jewelry and spending time with her husband and six-year-old son in East Windsor, New Jersey.

Mahir Elkasri

Master Stylist

Mahir Elkasri is a master stylist with over 15 years of experience. He specializes in short hair, long hair and the latest coloring techniques of balayage and ombré highlights. Mahir also specializes in ethnic hair styling and is certified in Affirm Relaxer. He has received certifications from many leading institutes, including Vidal Sassoon, Toni & Guy, Aveda, Paul Mitchell, L’Oreal, and Affirm Relaxer Company for Ethnic Hair.

Mahir’s artistic vision, technical cutting skills and meticulous attention to detail have earned him the trust and loyalty of his clients in the Princeton area.

Debra Edinger

Master Stylist

Debra Edinger is a master stylist at Casa Aziz, where she specializes in hair color, updos and special event styling.

As a master colorist, Debra employs methods and techniques acquired by training at L’Oréal, Framesi and Redken; she has also studied balayage and hair painting with the Ted Gibson artistic team. Through continued participation in leading institutes such as Vidal Sassoon, Paul Mitchell, and Arrojo, Debra regularly hones her expert haircutting skills.

Prior to joining Casa Aziz in 2011, Debra owned two salons in Princeton, One Cut Beyond and Salon Vis a Visa, which allowed her to forge close relationships with clients in the Princeton community. By listening closely to her clients’ hair concerns, Debra strives to design a style that both updates their look and fulfills their current needs.

In her free time, Debra enjoys going to the beach, cooking with her family and taking walks with her two dogs, Allie and Aggie.

Maggie David

Master Stylist

Maggie David is a master stylist who has been in the hair industry for nearly eight years. She graduated from nearby Mercer Beauty School and is certified in multiple advanced cutting and coloring classes, including: Aveda, Lanza, Living Proof, Keratin, and TIGI. Maggie has also participated in additional styling classes provided by Casa Aziz Salon.

Thomas Craig


Thomas Craig is an associate stylist at Casa Aziz. He joined the team in July 2017 after relocating to New Jersey from South Florida. Thomas has over three years of cutting and styling experience, and has attended Kérastase cutting classes in Philadelphia. His bachelor’s degree in fine art gives him an eye for detail and helps him draw inspiration from the everyday.

Thomas loves getting to know new people and flourishes in the warm, family-oriented atmosphere that Casa Aziz offers.

When Thomas is not at the salon, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and working on his art.

Ela Cleveland


Ela Cleveland is a Casa Aziz stylist who has worked in cosmetology for thirty years. She has been a part of Princeton’s foremost efforts to lead in the creation of beautiful coiffures and exquisite color creations.

Originally from Europe, Ela has a longstanding awareness of both European and American tastes. She enjoys cutting, styling and highlighting for today’s vibrant look. She has trained and been inspired at Vidal Sassoon, Aveda, Jingles, and has completed L’Oréal’s training programs as well.

Ela enjoys gardening and relaxing at her home in central New Jersey.

Richard M. Borusovic

Senior Stylist

Richard Borusovic’s career has taken him all over the globe, where he has studied with some of the world’s top hairstylists and colorists. From his beginnings as a Vidal Sassoon-trained precision cutter to his role as a national L’Oreal Professionnel artist, Richard has enjoyed all aspects of his career. He has been both a judge and a platform artist on stage in numerous venues across the country.

Richard’s expertise is in color, balayage hair painting, and precision cutting. His approach to beautiful hair design begins with understanding the guest’s needs; he always strives to create consistent, classical beauty that is truly wearable for all guests.

The supportive staff at Casa Aziz have become like family to Richard, and have afforded him the opportunity to work with a diverse and amazing clientele.

A busy father of three, Richard enjoys spending his days off with his wife, children and three dogs…he has a full house!

Svitlana Borodina

Master Stylist / Aesthetician

Svitlana Bordina has been a licensed cosmetologist for over 15 years. At Casa Aziz, Svitlana specializes in long hair designs and updos; she is also a stylist, colorist and skincare specialist. Svitlana has trained with Vidal Sasson, Paul Mitchell, Patrick Cameroon and other leading educators. For nine years, she worked as a full-time instructor at Paul Mitchell Schools.

Svitlana speaks Ukrainian, Russian and English fluently. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and pets.

Laura Benson

Master Stylist

Laura Benson is a master stylist at Casa Aziz. With more than 20 years of experience, Laura prides herself on understanding her clients’ needs to help them achieve their own unique style. She specializes in haircutting of all hair types and textures, and is able to beautifully complement each cut with the perfect color.

As an educator herself, continuous learning is a priority for Laura. She has trained at prestigious academies all over the world, including: Vidal Sassoon, Toni & Guy, Paul Mitchell, and L’Oréal.

When Laura isn’t in the salon, she enjoys spending time with her family. You can find her on the soccer field cheering for her favorite little player, Gianna.

Laura is looking forward to developing your new look of the season at Casa Aziz!


Skin Care


Laura Colombo


Svitlana Borodina

Master Stylist / Aesthetician

Svitlana Bordina has been a licensed cosmetologist for over 15 years. At Casa Aziz, Svitlana specializes in long hair designs and updos; she is also a stylist, colorist and skincare specialist. Svitlana has trained with Vidal Sasson, Paul Mitchell, Patrick Cameroon and other leading educators. For nine years, she worked as a full-time instructor at Paul Mitchell Schools.

Svitlana speaks Ukrainian, Russian and English fluently. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and pets.


Support Team


Joan Sylvester

General Manager