News, Events and Special Offers!


The team at D'Bella Salon wants to say Thank You to the Community for your support over the last year with a special promotion to kick off 2021. We are giving away a FREE Men's Haircut to Two lucky winners each week, now through February 7! Also, one of the lucky winners will beocome the NEW Face of Men's Services at D'Bella Salon! The first two winners will be selected on Sunday, January 17, 2021. Tell your friends! Two Winners announced each week!
Click Here to Sign Up for Your Chance to WIN!

Please Note: You can only win once during the month. Two winners will be selected on January 17, January 24, January 31, and February 7, 2021. Valid for New Clients Only. Cannot be combined with other offers. Promotion ends on February 7, 2021.


D'Bella Salon welcomes the return of Dr. Mirza Aesthetics for the New Year Acheive the perfect, youthful look with Botox, Juvederm, Restylane and other treatments. Dr. Mirza and his staff will drop in for a Pop-Up Clinic on Sunday, January 17, 2021, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. No appointments needed. Call us for more information! 732-297-1116

D'Bella Salon Offers Facials, Makeup and Eyelash Extensions

We are happy to accommodate clients for facials, waxing, make-up and eyelash extension appointments. CDC Safety guidelines are always followed here at D'Bella Salon. Two private rooms are offered for most services, and are cleaned and sanitized between every appoinment. Guidelines allow the client to remove their mask for these services while your Artist is wearing a shield and protective gear. For eyelash extensions, you do not need to remove your mask. Please call us with any questions, we'd be happy to help you and reserve your next appointment! 732-297-1116


D'Bella Salon graciously thanks all of our clients for their kindness and cooperation as we re-opened on June 22, 2020. We are now open during regular hours Tuesday through Sunday, please check our homepage for any changes.

Please be aware that we are following all CDC and state Cosmetology guidelines for the health and safety of our clients and staff. We will have a reduced number of stylists and clients in the Salon at all times. We will keep all clients safely distanced from other clients while at your artist's chair, at the sink, receiving other services, and checking in and out.

When you arrive for your appointment, please call us at 732-297-1116 to let us know that you're here. You will not be able to wait inside the Salon, and no family or friends can wait inside the Salon for you. We will have some outdoor seating available. We will open our doors to welcome you when it's time for your appointment.

Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes late for your appointment. If you're late, we may not be able to accommodate you, due to our limited hours and number of appointments for the day.

You will need to wear a mask to enter D'Bella Salon. You will also be asked to sign a waiver to receive services while are in this phase of recovery, and confirming that you are not experiencing any symptoms of illness. Please take your temperature the night before your appointment. If you're not feeling well, or if you have a fever, please call us at 732-297-1116 to reschedule.

Click here to download and print our Client Waiver. Please fill it out and bring it with you to your appointment.

Our stylists and staff will also be wearing masks and protecive equipment. They will be screened every day, and may stay home if they are not feeling well. We will make every effort to contact you and let you know if we need to reschedule your appointment.

We won't be able to accept any walk-in appointments at this time. Pleasee call us to reserve the next available time.

Please know that we are focused on the health and safety of all our clients and staff. All of our surfaces and tools will be cleaned and sanitized after every client visit. Hand sanitizer will be available at many locations around the Salon. You will see guides on the floor to maintain appropriate distance from the front desk. We kindly ask that clients do not touch retail products or items at our coffee bar. Please allow our staff to safely assist you.

We are so grateful for your support during the past few months, and we can't wait to see you in the weeks to come. Thank you so much for your patience, cooperation, and loyalty to D'Bella Salon.


Please Note: D'Bella Salon began to offer online purchase of Gift Certificates during the Covid19 Lockdown of 2020, and we received a wonderful reponse of support during that difficult time. THANK YOU!

You can still purchase your gift certificate online safely and securely with PayPal.

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Donna DePinto, the Artist Owner of D'Bella Salon in South Brunswick, spoke on March 17, 2018 at the South Brunswick Commission on Women's Leadership Conference. Ms. DePinto was featured on a panel about Vocational Careers. Together with a professional Massage Therapist and a successful Caterer, Ms. DePinto spoke to a group of students interested in learning more about pursuing a vocational career after high school.

The panel had fun discussing the opportunities and challenges they faced, the discipline and commitment they needed, and the ideas and goals that inspired them to purse a career that really meant something to them, and allowed them to do and express what what truly important to them.

Ms. DePinto spoke from the heart about her journey in fashion, beauty, modeling and business, and how she eventually signed up to attend the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School where she trained to be a professonial Hair Artist. She explained how learning that trade gave her the knowledge and valuable skills to earn money right away, and by working and gaining more experience and knowledge, she was able to open her own salon.

Ms. DePinto and her fellow speakers encouraged the students to pursue their heart's interest, to find a mentor for encouragement and guidance, and to research the field they want to pursue. Ms. DePinto thoughtfully reminded the students to respect themselves with good nutrition, and to be cautious about letting other people discourage or influencce their determination to stay true to themselves. Her inspirational message gave the students a positive outlook on the future by pursing a meaningful career.

Donna DePinto with Massage Therapist Tara Pacillo, Caterer Lisa Rodgers, and the panel moderator.


Donna DePinto, the Artist Owner of D’Bella Salon in South Brunswick, is representing Middlesex County and is looking to honor and proudly be the holder of the 2017 Mrs. New Jersey crown.

A successful businesswoman and mentor, Donna DePinto opened D'Bella Salon in 2003 to achieve her ultimate goal and follow her vision of "Bringing Out the Beauty from Within." As the local community continues to grow and change, Donna DePinto has found new and expressive ways to enhance Cultural Beauty and cater to every client's needs.

A devoted wife and mother, Donna DePinto and husband Richard both work and make time for family. Daughter Ava competes nationally in Trampoline and the family places a priority on Ava's school, training and travel. Ava has set her sights on competing in the 2024 Olympics.

Donna DePinto said, "My goal is to inspire young minds never to give up, and to the women of today to always fulfill their dream."

A determined professional who balances work, family, and an important cause: Donna DePinto supports Hugs for Brady, a Foundation that was established to help children battling cancer and assist in research to ultimately find a cure for pediatric cancer.

Donna DePinto is representing Middlesex County in the Mrs. New Jersey United States Pageant.

Click here to show your support and sponsor Donna on her new journey!

The 2017 Mrs. New Jersey & Mrs. Pennsylvania United States Pageant will be held on May 21, 2017 at The Yvonne Theater at Rider University, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648. Doors open at 6:00 PM.

The Mrs. New Jersey and Mrs. Pennsylvania United States pageant is the official state preliminary pageant to the Mrs. United States Pageant. The pageant was created to shine the spotlight on our state’s married women and pay special tribute to their unique and vital contribution to the community. This pageant strives to recognize devotion to family, dedication to professional life, and involvement in the community, as well as personal attributes such as intelligence, beauty and confidence that define New Jersey and Pennsylvania's married women.


PURE COUTURE! On January 19, 2017, D'Bella Salon Owner Donna DePinto attended the Garden State Inaugural Ball as Editor Stylist for Bravano Magazine, and provided glamorous looks for New Jersey's shining stars, including the beautiful Miss New Jersey, Brenna Weick!

Are these amazing looks inspiring you for your own dazzling PROM night? Check out our new PROM 2017 Specials!

Donna says, "It was a memorable evening, and few I will not forget... Sally for sure -- she's the Executive Director of the Miss New Jersey Education Foundation.. Just look at our smiles. Genuine."


D'Bella Salon Owner Donna DePinto styled Pop Electric Billboard Artist VASSY on January 14, 2017. She is STUNNING in the ballroom gown!


November 13, 2015: Writer Nicole M. Wells shares her makeover story at D'Bella Salon this week in the Princeton Packet.

I am not the ideal makeover candidate.

While some women wield thermal hair appliances with the grace of a Degas dancer and blend pigments galore effortlessly on their cheekbone palettes, I do not count myself among them.

I never have.

My skill with the blow dryer being what it is, my hair’s natural wave won every meeting engagement simply by default, by virtue of the fact that I readily conceded.

Similarly, I’ve never been very good at spackling my face with the creams and powders necessary to achieve that fresh, flawless look. You know, the one that jumps out at you from the glossy pages of countless fashion magazines.

My fresh and flawless could be summed up in two words: au naturel.

Enter Donna DePinto.

Put together and polished, the owner of D’Bella Salon in Kendall Park saw promise in my remarkably understated presentation and offered to do a complete makeover.

Being an exceedingly low-maintenance kind of girl, I was apprehensive, to say the least. Ms. DePinto, however, was as enthused and energetic as a fifth-grader on the last day of school, eager to work me over with a new look.

Read the entire story at

Watch the video of Nicole's makeover!


Donna DePinto, the owner of D'Bella Salon, has the honor of working with Sherrie Wells, co-founder of the Hugs for Brady Foundation, who will be featured on the TODAY show on Tuesday, March 10. Tune in or set your DVR to see D'Bella artistry on national television, in support of a wonderful organization and some very special childen.


Watch Donna DePinto, the owner of D'Bella Salon, give writer Nicole Wells an incredible transformation that brings out and reflects her natural beauty!

Look for more news and tips from D'Bella Salon in the South Brunswick Post and Packet Magazine!


D'Bella Salon owner Donna DePinto was proud to support Tony Patel at the special affair of a grand opening of a new salon in Iselin!

Donna DePinto welcomes the community and believes that working together is the best path to success and prosperity for everyone.


D'Bella Salon owner Donna DePinto works creatively to enhance Indian tradition weddings and venues. She accompanies clients to their affairs and applies her artisty and skill, with deepest respect for tradition and culture, to bring out the bride's and wedding party's reflections of exquisite beauty.


Pictured immediately above, Donna DePinto among the guests of a traditional wedding. Donna was invited to the wedding after a long day of creative work.

Donna DePinto is a master artitst in custom blended makeup. The shade and contour of makeup is custom matched to the client's unique skin type.

D'Bella Salon invites you to relax and enjoy the inviting warmth of an environment where you will feel anointed.


Donna DePinto, the owner of D'Bella Salon, will have the honor of working on upcoming events with Sherrie Wells, co-founder of the Hugs for Brady Foundation, within the Children's Oncology Unit of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. D'Bella artistry will be bringing beautiful, everlasting smiles to some very special children and teens.

D'Bella Salon owner Donna DePinto with Sherrie Wells


On January 23, 2015, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and Assemblywoman Donna Simon kicked off their re-election campaign, travelling across their district and making a stop in South Brunswick at D'Bella Salon!

A large crowd of supporters, friends and patrons of the salon gathered to hear from Aseemblyman Ciattarelli and Assemblywoman Simon. And they also heard from D'Bella Salon Owner, Donna DePinto, on the challenges and important lessons she has learned about serving our community and growing her business. D'Bella Salon was honored to be selected for this visit!



We received an invitation from designer Ashton Hall who is from right here in South Brunswick! Amazing local designer! View his Spring 2015 line. And we were thrilled to meet funeral consultant and reality star Vivian Munsey, plus Reggie Wells, famous makeup artist to Oprah, Beyonce and other A-list Celebrities. Enjoy the pics!



D'Bella Salon was proud to participate in the "Halloween Spooktacular" presented by on October 27 from 1 to 3 PM. The event, held at South Brunswick High School, attracted many families and children, with over 1000 people attending. It was a great event that promoted several local community businesses - and it was a lot of fun!

Owner Donna DePinto speaks to a business networking group about the strengths and compassion at the heart of D'Bella Salon.


Join us from 3-8 PM this Thursday, October 24!

D'Bella Salon is proud to host our annual Breast Cancer Awareness event! Get a free wash and deep scalp message - and a free chair massage - with the purchase of any Wella product over $25.00! Enjoy an "Experience Beyond" with the industry leading line - Wella.

All for a good cause!! Help us raise awareness and support research for breast cancer!

October 2013: D'Bella Salon featured at! founder and blogger Suzanne O'Rourke spent "A Day in Donna's Shoes!" O'Rourke shadowed D'Bella Salon owner Donna DePinto behind the scenes at the exciting EURO BEAUTY EXPO as the D'Bella team worked with fashion designer Geary Marcello to style their runway models.

O'Rourke gives an inside look at the fashion show and praises Donna for her sense of calm and confidence during the hectic runway prep!

Read all about it now at

Photos from the Euro Beauty.Culture.Style Fashion Show, October 20-21, 2013!

Here is a collection from D'Bella Salon and Geary Marcello at his fashion show!

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For more about designer Geary Marcello:
Marcello - Website
Geary Marcello's FoXXyFace Couture Clubwear Runway Show
Geary Marcello -- Williamsburg Fashion Weekend (Spring/Summer Collection 2013)


Emiliani Enterprises, a SalonCentric company, will present its 2013 Emiliani Beauty Expo October 19-21 at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison, New Jersey. The event attracts professionals and students from the salon and fashion industries.

The 2013 show is titled Emiliani Beauty Expo, Euro Beauty.Culture.Style and will feature European hair trends, fresh from London and new to the US. The three-day expo will include product exhibitions and an educational agenda of workshops and hands-on demonstrations from leading industry artists. Emiliani and SalonCentric will also present a fashion show with a 100-foot runway that will focus on the creative collaboration between fashion designers and top salons that is essential to Fashion Week. Featured designers will include Adrian Alicea, Carrie Hammer, Geary Marcello, Henry Picado, Jazmin Brown, Simone Sisa, Synderela Designs and fashion stylist Engie Hassan.

D'Bella Salon is THE PRESENTING SALON in this fashion show!! View the artistic excellence of D'Bella with fashion designer Geary Marcello:

Sunday, October 20
10:25 am D'Bella Salon/Geary Marcello Presentation
1:35 pm D'Bella Salon/Geary Marcello Presentation

Monday, October 21
10:25 am D'Bella Salon/Geary Marcello Presentation
1:35 pm D'Bella Salon/Geary Marcello Presentation

Expo hours are 6:30pm -11:00 pm on Saturday October 19 and 9:00am-5:00pm on both Sunday, October 20 and Monday, October 21. Tickets range from $40-$99. For ticket orders or information on the show, visit

Back to School, Back to YOU!


September 10, 2013 - These photos were taken just this past weekend at Fashion Week for the designer Korto Momolu. D'Bella Salon owner Donna DePinto was able to interact with the Wella Senior Artists Team backstage and also had a front seat at the show.


The New York Sports Club is hosting an Open House and Business Networking Event this Wednesday night at its facility on Rt 1 in Monmouth Junction! Stop in and meet DBella Salon's Owner and Master Cosmetologist Donna DePinto along with product specialist Trish Langone and our Certified CMT Anita Horton of our D'Bella Team for some great beauty and body wellness tips!

D'Bella Salon will be giving away free goody gift bags and discount coupons... Don't miss your chance to also win a free $75.00 Gift Certificate to DBella Salon and "Experience Beyond"!!!

Sharing Some Photos from our Summer Kickoff Event, With Love!

Our Kickoff to Summer Fashion Show Event was such a blast! D'Bellla Salon owner Donna DePinto shares some photos with love:

"Here is a picture of me and my representative Wendy Roche from L'Oreal!"

"And here is a picture of me with my website producer Tonia Kulberda."


D'Bella Salon Presents KICKOFF TO SUMMER Bikini and Summer Wear
Fashion Show * Entertainment * Giveaways!
Thursday, June 13, 7-9 PM at D'Bella Salon. Pre-register now at


Enjoy the the amazing experience beyond of D'Bella's expert artists at two on-location events this weekend!

May 17, 7-9 PM: Seventeen Magazine at Macy's in Freehold Mall

The Junior's Department at Macy's is gonna be HOT! Featuring the American Rag fashion line - Special concert, candy bar, sips and sweets - and FABULOUS BEAUTY! Don't miss it! For more info, click here.

May 18: Surf and Skate at Great Adventure - we'll be hosting hair and nails!

An amazing festival featuring huge concerts! Fall Out Boy, Timeflies and many more! Get in all the fun, music and action - and look for us under the tents for perfect summer treats of BEAUTY and STYLE! For more info, click here.


Come get full, amazing lashes at D'Bella Salon! Only 20 Dollars a set! Call for your appointment now.. 732-297-1116

From our Summer Kickoff 2013!

North/South Brunswick Sentinel
May 2, 2013
Salon owner revisits her roots with new location
D’Bella Salon has moved to Rt. 27 in South Brunswick

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Donna DePinto has moved her business to the town where she grew up, and she couldn’t be happier about it.

With the help of state Sen. Sam Thompson (R-12), DePinto said she was able to secure a U.S. Small Business Administration loan that enabled her to relocate her D’Bella Salon from a 930-square-foot space in Franklin Township to a new 2,200-squarefoot location in the Quick Chek plaza at Route 27 and Henderson Road in the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick.

“It was last June when I saw [that] this location was open after stopping for coffee at the Quick Chek,” she said. “I immediately called the number, which happened to be the landlord’s.”

DePinto, a former model with more than 20 years in the beauty industry, said the new location offers the business more visibility and more space after a decade at the former location.

“We only had four stations, and this site allows us to expand to 10 stations, [with the] potential for a lot of growth,” she said.

DePinto said she is grateful for the help she received from South Brunswick officials and her hometown community.

On April 5, DePinto, along with her 22- member team, held a red-carpet grand opening of the new space, with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting by Thompson. The date marked exactly 11 years since the opening of D’Bella Salon.

DePinto said her team offers an array of services that is open to everyone. The employees apply their knowledge of the latest in fashion, hair color, hairstyles, makeup and cultural beauty to each customer, she said.

DePinto said she believes in working with the community and other establishments so that they can feed off each other and add to their successes.

“We are right next door to a nail salon, which is a great complement to our establishment,” she said.

The salon is participating in a Seventeen magazine event at the Freehold Raceway Mall on May 17, and will take part in Skate and Surf Fest 2013 at iPlay America in Freehold on May 18-19.

On June 10, the salon will again host a Locks of Love event at Indian Fields Elementary School in South Brunswick. Locks of Love is a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the U.S. and Canada suffering from long-term medical hair loss.

For more information about D’Bella Salon, visit, email or call 732-297- 1116.

Click here for the original story.

Mythic Oil Event at D'Bella Salon!

MYTHIC OIL EVENT WEEKEND AT D'BELLA SALON April 2013: Join your friends at D'Bella Salon for a "Mythical Evening!" Come and indulge in the ultimate oil treatment ritual... Reserve your Mythic Treatment and Blow Dry Service that day for only $30. Purchase $50 or more in Mythic Oil retail, and your Treatment and Blow Dry are complimentary. April 25 ~ Enjoy a special guest appearance from L'Oreal Professionel Artistic Educator, Dolly Hernandez, from 5 PM to 8 PM. Plus, with every L'Oreal Professionel retail item purchased for the Event, your name will go into a drawing to win a NEW CHI Digital Touch Blowdryer - a $350 Retail Value!

Announcing our NEW Location!

Announcing our NEW 2200 square foot facility located at 3110 Route 27 & Henderson Lane, Kendall Park NJ 08824. We are open! Prepare Yourself for an "Experience Beyond" now only at the new D'Bella Salon!....Call and book your appointment today!

Announcing our NEW Location!

Announcing our NEW 2200 square foot facility located at 3110 Route 27 & Henderson Lane, Kendall Park NJ 08824. We are open! Prepare Yourself for an "Experience Beyond" now only at the new D'Bella Salon!....Call and book your appointment today!

D'Bella Supports Toys for Tots Event at Fire N Ice!

We are proud to be a part of a Celebrity-Studded, Charity Fundraiser Event for Toys for Tots on December 21st 2012 at Fire N Ice in Edison NJ! Featuring our HOLIDAY HAIR EXTRAVAGANZA Fashion Show at 9 PM! VIP Dinner begins at 6 PM. Special guests include Ricky Sapp of the New York Jets and Raquel Castro from NBC's The Voice! VIP Dinner tickets $125 per person. Please call (732) 417-1999 to make your reservation. And PLEASE show your support by dropping off an unwrapped toy at D'Bella Salon, 3171 Route 27 Franklin Park, NJ 08823.

D'Bella by Donna Owner Is Working to Empower and Bring Women Together!
Donna DePinto meets with State Senators Sam Thompson and Joe Kyrillos. Mr. Kyrillos is running for US Senate this year.

On September 17, 2012, D'Bella Salon owner Donna DePinto had the honor of sharing in a great experience at the PeterPank Diner with Joe Kyrillos who is running for United States Senate. At "A Cup of Joe with Joe" sponsored by Women for Kyrillos, Donna met several community leaders and activists. As Donna expressed, she was "among the women who believe we will all come together to be the achievers we are."

June 2012: D'Bella Salon participated in the Locks of Love Event at Indian Hills School in South Brunswick!

At Indian Fields, over 20 donors signed up to cut their hair for the Locks of Love program. Locks of Love is a public nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the U.S. and Canada suffering from longterm medical hair loss. The Owner and Artists of D'Bella Salon donated their time to cut and style hair for those who donated.

D'Bellla Owner Donna DePinto said it feels special for her and her team of seven stylists to participate because she is a graduate of South Brunswick High School. DePinto said anywhere from 5 to 10 clients a year donate to Locks of Love at her salon, and it is often an emotional experience for the donor.

�A lot of women and men have cancer, and we have to give back to them on the beauty side to let them feel confident about themselves,� DePinto said. �It is very strong for someone to cut 10 or 11 inches off their hair. It�s completely changing their image.�

Read more about this event (and many more wonderful pictures) in two local articles!
South Brunswick Patch
North & South Brunswick Sentinel

North/South Brunswick Sentinel
November 4, 2010
Businesses helping businesses is the new fashion
D'Bella Salon, Fire N Ice hosted fashion show to promote networking

Rachel Van Avery sat in a chair in front of a large mirror.

Her sister, Nicole, began combing her hair, going from a slight poof to a part and then to a simple yet elegant design.

Donna DePinto, owner of D'Bella Salon, 3171 Route 27, Franklin Park, came over with an eyeshadow brush, applying a dark metallic shade to Rachel's eyelids.

"A smoky eye is exactly what's in style right now. You can't go anywhere without fake eyelashes and smoky eyes," DePinto said.

Rachel Van Avery, who is part of the Miss New Jersey American Coed Pageant, was one of 10 models who participated in the D'Bella Fashion Show, held at Fire N Ice in Woodbridge Oct. 28. DePinto and Riz Awwal, the owner of Fire N Ice, decided this would be a good opportunity for small businesses to help other small businesses.

"I think as an entrepreneur we should all help each other get through the recession. I think we are all trying to survive," DePinto said. "Whether it be a hookah lounge, whether it be a clothing line, we are all within the same circle and can branch off one another."

The Fashion Affair Fall 2010 show featured the services of Nicole Van Avery, 20, a North Brunswick resident who is a massage therapist, receptionist and apprentice at D'Bella Salon, as well as fellow employees Lauren Mazukiewicz, a makeup artist, and Bonnie Roman, a hairstylist.

The clothing was provided by Kara Fashions from the Menlo Park Mall in Edison; Rachel Van Avery wore a black A-line dress for the show. She also had on the new OPI Cabaret nail polish.

"Fire N Ice's mission is ... encouraging an alliance of New Jersey businesses that have risen from entrepreneurial roots," a press release about the show stated. "The involvement of Allied Beverage, Kara Fashions, D'Bella Salon and Tribe Visions [photography] in this show will initiate the cross-marketing between businesses across New Jersey and encourage long-term relationships among them."

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North/South Brunswick Sentinel
December 31, 2008
Salon shows that beauty is not only skin deep
D'Bella Salon offering specials during difficult economy

Donna DePinto is no stranger to the beauty business.

A former model, the 43-year-old former South Brunswick resident pursued a fashion career in New York City in 1983. She modeled billboards for Newport cigarettes and filmed a few commercials for the Mc- Donald/Richards agency.

She then opened the Harbor View Restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y. She said the movies "Coming to America," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and "Scent of a Woman," were all filmed at her location on Water Street.

After taking a year off, De- Pinto said she went back to the fashion world and took a cosmetics course at Visage Beaute in Beverly Hills, Calif. Previously wanting to become a skin doctor because of various skin problems she has faced throughout her life, DePinto instead became a custom blender, formulating her own hypo-allergenic, oil-controlled makeup.

Living back on the East Coast, DePinto worked at a nail salon on and off for eight years, and as a graduate of South Brunswick High School, she attended the VoTech adult school in East Brunswick.

"I don't think you need to go to the highest school to be prestigious," she said. "You can be good and great, but nobody is the best, because then you shut down knowledge."

DePinto, who has even been featured as the model for a romance novel cover, then decided to open D'Bella Salon by Donna on Route 27 south about six years ago, providing her clients with salon services such as hair, nail, makeup, skin care, waxing and massages, along with boutique products such as handbags and jewelry. She said she wanted to keep a small environment "so you feel a little bit of warmth" and designed the 1,000-square-foot studio space "like my living room."

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Events at D'Bella:

Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Getting involved at the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

Locks of Love Foundation

Welcoming you to donate your beautiful hair, 10 inches or more, through D'Bella to the Locks of Love Foundation.