Erika Sorbello, She/Her

Owner, Stylist

About Erika, She/Her

Hey everyone! I’m Erika Sorbello and I’m the proud owner & curator of Gallery Salon. I grew up in a small town in central NY with my father’s salon attached to my house. I have fond memories of “playing hairdresser”, loving the buzz, chatter and laughter in the salon and even the smell of perms and cigarettes… (hey, it was the 80’s) But I couldn’t wait to get to a bigger city! I moved to Rochester in 1997 to pursue an art degree at Nazareth College. After only 2 years, I decided that I was destined to do something different. In 1999, I enrolled in Continental School of Beauty and graduated in 2000. I felt so lucky to have found such a perfect fit for me at such a young age. I absolutely loved doing hair and I was actually good at it too!

After 5 years in the industry, I opened Gallery in 2005 at the original location on University Ave. After lots of growing pains, we moved locations to our current home at Elton Street in 2014. As an owner working behind the chair, I strive to keep up to date and coach and drive my team to do the same. We are constantly seeking educational and local networking opportunities, pushing the boundaries and staying on top of trends. We are Rochester proud and showcase local artist, makers and brands. I am very proud to say that Gallery Salon is also now an official “Safe Zone” and we offer Gender Neutral Pricing. Gallery Salon hosts our annual Wonderful Little Artisan Sale every November and showcases dozens of Rochester artisans and businesses. During my downtime, I’m generally with my greatest achievement, my daughter Viola, or my incredible other half, Nate, or my friends and family enjoying everything Rochester has to offer. Gallery Salon welcomes all, creates beauty and urges uniqueness! Come visit and check it out for yourself!

Life has shaped me, molded me, changed me and inspired me to who I am today.

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Erika Sorbello, Gallery Salon Stylist & Owner