The goal was to have the best salon guest experience AND a professional but family based work environment with room for more, for everyone. In 2006 during many road trips to NYC and other various advanced education, two colleagues realized they shared a vision of what could be an amazing blend of greatness for the employee/stylist side and the client, customer service side. After LOTS of planning, education and 3 a.m emails, Viva Bella Salon officially opened its doors with 4 stylists and 2 receptionists in a “lower level studio” (a.k.a basement location).  We put the dream in motion with amazing people on our team and beautiful, humble but serene surroundings.

In a few short years we boomed, “from the bottom floor, to the penthouse” to our current location overlooking the center of it all, across from Penn State’s Main campus on the corner of W. College Ave and Fraser St. Marrying together result-based, goal-oriented successes and a desire to bring into existence a work life balance, we created a win/win for our Viva Family of stylists and the guests we transform every day.

“We work together, as a team serving you and all your beauty needs, as well
as crazy schedules and budgets.  When you shine, we all do.”