Our team is highly trained in all aspects of men’s barbering and styling. Our friendly staff creates a welcoming environment for anyone who walks into our shop. We strive to provide superior customer service and a hair style that you expect at our barbershop.
Daniel Ross – Owner
Daniel Ross “Danny” is the owner and founder of Bello by Daniel Ross. Danny is a graduate of Parisian Academy A Paul Mitchell Partner School and Montclair State University where he obtained a Bachelors degree in both Management and Marketing. He began barbering over 13 years ago at Saint Peter’s Prep in 2004. Danny worked along side a great staff at Josephs Salon (09-12) and Michael jays Barbering Co. (12-16). Danny is the head educator for the Michaeljays Barbering Program and is inspired by educating others and sharing his success.
His vision for Bello is to provide passionate barbers with the opportunity to grow and achieve their goals and aspirations while making a difference within the local community and hair industry.
Katara “Tara” Velez – Head Cosmetic Technician & Administrative Assistant
Katara “Tara” Velez is the general manager and head receptionist at Bello By Daniel Ross. Katara is a licensed cosmetologist and graduate of Parisian Academy A Paul Mitchell Partner School. She worked as member service Assistant and Assistant Manager at Fourm Fitness (07-11) and Assistant/Receptionist at Cutting Café now Elan 12/16. Katara is also a free-lance hairstylist and make up artist and is available for special events and weddings. Katara has a passion for team management and development, hairstyling and women’s cosmetics.
Clayton”Clay” Castellanos – Full Time Barber/Stylist
Clay is one of our highly trained full time barbers at Bello By Daniel Ross. Clay like many barbers was intrigued by cutting hair and always loved the barbershop experience. With this interest in mind, he began cutting his friends and family in 2010 at his home. After a couple years, he decided to enroll in Robert Fiance where he would obtain his barber license in 2015. While in school, Clay interned at Michaeljays Barbering Company from 2014-2016. Clay decided to join our team in June 2016 and has continued to advance his skills and master his craft. He is inspired by modern styles and his goal is to become an educator at Bello By Daniel Ross.
Marco Chiovaro – Intern
Marco began his internship with Bello by Daniel Ross in November of 2016. He is a senior at Whippany Park High School and will be graduating in June of 2017. After graduation, Marco is scheduled to enroll in the Christine Valmy Cosmetology Program where he will obtain his cosmetology license and continue his internship with Bello. Marco has been a client of our owner Daniel Ross since the 5th grade and has always been very particular about his hair throughout the years. Although Marco is only 17, he has had various jobs including pizza making, upholstery work, antique restorations, car restorations and custom painting. The experience has helped Marco develop many different talents particularly with his hands and creative mind set which will help tremendously in the field of barbering. Marco’s goal is to complete hair school, become a full time barber at Bello by Daniel Ross and one-day open his own barbershop among other businesses. He is inspired by the 1950-60’s classic Greaser look with a modern day twist. When he isn’t cutting hair, Marco loves to work on cars, quads, motorcycles and anything that goes fast. Marco is steadily working through the internship program and we are excited to have him as a full time employee once he finishes his barbering course at Christine Valmy.