Professionals You Can Trust & The Service You Deserve
Green Apple Salon & Spa is where you’ll find quality haircuts, color services, waxing, massage and spa services in Venice, FL. Our expert stylists are always looking to continue their education in the latest trends for our clients. We’ll always listen and provide you with the look you’ve always wanted. Green Apple Salon & Spa’s owners, Caitlin and Megan Antonaras have been in the salon & spa industry for many years. Being sister-in-laws and best friends, they decided to branch out together and pursue a dream of owning their own salon & spa. With the help and support of their families that dream came true and the Green Apple Salon & Spa was opened in 2013.
Owner & Stylist
Caitlin Antonaras was born in Connecticut where she spent her childhood until moving to Florida in 1995. Upon graduation from high school, Caitlin earned her Associates of Science degree from Florida College of Natural Health in 2005. While in College Caitlin also received two certifications in Massage Therapy and Esthetician training. After attaining experience in the spa field, Caitlin decided to attend cosmetology school at Fashion Focus Hair academy in 2008 to fulfill her dream of becoming a hair stylist. Caitlin is trained in the pivot pointe international methodology, Pravana Certified, Hot Heads extensions certified, as well as many other continuing education classes for hair, massage and skincare. Caitlin specializes in hair coloring including balayage and highlighting, cutting the latest styles as well as updo styles for your wedding or special occasion. In her spare time Caitlin loves to spend time with her husband and son.
Owner & Stylist
Megan Antonaras, grew up in Sarasota Florida from the early 90’s. After graduating from high school she attended two years of college pursuing a business degree. She moved to Venice in 2006 after happily marrying and shortly there after starting a family. Megan is a devoted mother to three amazing rambunctious children. She has always had a passion for the hair and beauty industry and decided to pursue her cosmetology license in 2011 at Fashion Focus Hair Academy. Megan was trained at a Pivot Point International Academy where she was trained in the latest techniques. She has furthered her training over the years with extensive education, training, and Pravana Certification. She specializes in all facets of the hair and beauty industry from balayage, color and cutting, smoothing treatments and the latest trends.
Julia Scolaro is a Venice native who was born in Sarasota, Florida. She graduated from Venice High School, and continued her education at Suncoast Technical College where she graduated from the Cosmetology program in 2008. Julia is experienced in all forms of color and cutting. She specializes in short, texturized ladies haircuts, men’s haircuts, and loves continuing to learn new skills through advanced classes. One of the things she loves about her job is meeting new people each day and helping them achieve a desired look. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband, her family and her dog, Jet.
Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist
Gabby’s love for hair design and makeup started as a young girl when she would spend most of her afternoons playing with her sisters hair and doing their makeup, making them feel pretty! It became a full blown obsession of hers after years of training where she participated in Bridal and Special FX make-up classes. She spent many evenings volunteering in the theatre for stage makeup and hair and attending many beauty classes including airbrush makeup, and skin care, Keratin Complex, hair cutting techniques and balayage classes. One of her biggest opportunities in her career has been working on set for the popular band, Ballyhoo! newest music videos where she did the models hair and makeup for the shoots. Gabby feels so fortunate to do something she absolutely loves for a living and can constantly learn and grow. She also loves the ability to transform how someone sees themselves and make them feel beautiful. It’s what this profession is all about. She helps show people the beauty that lies within each one of them.
Originally from tropical Puerto Rico, moved to the continental United States in 1985, where she grew up in Willingboro, New Jersey. After high school, she transitioned to Port Charlotte, Florida, where she began a family of her own, raising three bright and beautiful children. Here, she decided to attend Charlotte Technical Center, graduating from their Cosmetology program in 2013. Cynthia’s professional pursuits led her to her current position at Green Apple Salon and Spa, where she works as a certified Hair Stylist, specializing in smoothing treatments, coloring, cutting and eyelash Perming. She continues training outside of work, attending The Academy at Jamison Shaw in Atlanta, Georgia and taking French hair cutting courses, in order to refine her techniques.
Kara Shaefer, a mother to two beautiful children, is originally from Hagerstown, MD. Before moving to Florida, Kara attended York Technical Institute, where she obtained a degree in Travel and Tourism, leading her to pursuits in the hospitality industry and as an administrator for a home health agency. After moving to Venice, FL in 2010 and enrolling her children in school, Kara obtained her current position: salon coordinator at Green Apple Salon and Spa. Though she loves being a mom and spending quality time with her children, Kara also enjoys her professional life. At the salon, she excels with and enjoys the day-to-day interactions with clients and building relationships with her co-workers, making salon coordinator the perfect position for her.
Licensed Massage Therapist, Waxing Specialist, Esthetician
Stacey, originally from Illinois, trained at National University of Health Sciences in 2004 to become a licensed Massage Therapist. Not loving the cold, snow, and ice north had to offer she moved to Florida. She then added to her education and became a licensed Esthetician, at World of Beauty Academy. She has taken continuing education classes in Trigger Point Therapy, Pre-Natal Massage, Bamboo Massage, Reflexology, Cranial Sacral, and in various Skin Care. She specializes in deep tissue and spa massage. In her free time she loves watching her teenage son play baseball.