Meet Our Staff

Vasili Giasimakis

Creator | Senior Stylist

Vasili’s career began in 1998 in his hometown of Thessaloniki, Greece. From there, he has forged his path through the hair industry, making stops to work in Athens, London, Milan, Paris, Germany, and NYC. Finally, he landed in Westport, CT, where he’s found his home.
Specializing in men’s and woman’s haircuts, Vasili’s extensive career, which includes work with celebrities, runways, and editorials, has really shown how he has mastered his craft. His passion for what he does reflects in each haircut and style, bringing his attention and focus to every client in his chair.
With over 20 years experience in the hair industry, Vasili’s dream of creating a brand comes to fruition as he joins co-owner Kimberly Melanson to bring you bird.

Kimberly Melanson

Creator | Senior Stylist

Since 2005, Kimberly has been an established hairstylist in the most critically-acclaimed salons in the New York City and Fairfield County, Connecticut areas. Her experience working with some of the most accomplished stylists in the country, along with her formal training in academies such as Vidal Sassoon, bumble and bumble, oribe, Wella, and Goldwell, combine to make Kimberly one of the most sought after professionals in the northeast.
Kimberly specializes in both cut and color, and has extensive expertise with upwork and makeup services. As an active participant in the annual Fashion Week, including showings in Paris and New York, she also specializes in print work and special events.
After devoting so many years to perfecting her craft, she and partner Vasili Giasimakis, have taken the next step, opening a salon focused on their unique brand and experience for their clients … welcome to bird.

Nicole O'Neill

Colorist

As an experienced Master Colorist and past Creative Director, Nicole O’Neill has worked alongside some of the most talented stylists and leaders in the industry. After serving Fairfield County clients for almost 20 years, she is thrilled to join the team at bird.
Nicole’s passion for her craft is shown in her relentless pursuit of continuing education. Certified in Logix and Redken and a Master Colorist for Wella and Goldwell, she has trained with celebrity colorist Beth Minadri as well as Masters of Balayage, Oribe, Bumble and Bumble and Salt Society. She especially likes marrying different methods she’s learned over the years to enhance her clients’ natural tones, creating colors that are inspired by nature.
“There are some truly awesome blonds, brunettes and redheads in the natural world, and that is what I aspire to create using the very latest techniques,” says Nicole. “I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I simply love it.”