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Alana Ricca, Owner - Katana Spa

My passion for make-up and beauty goes back to my childhood, and has shaped me into the professional I am today. I vividly remember watching in awe as my mother sat in front of her dresser, carefully applying her 
mascara and painting her lips with a rich red color that she always wore. This daily ritual that seemed so mundane to her was the highlight of my day, and I would study every movement she made, in the hopes of one day being able to re-enact them.

A childish fascination has since then grown into a lifestyle, and my passion for beauty has allowed me to pursue the career of my dreams. After extensive training and education in both the art of make-up and skin care, I have applied my skills both as a free lancer and as a business owner. Opening up Katana Spa has been one of many blessings in my career, and further established me as an eminent esthetician. After furthering my make-up education and training under the guidance of Boston based make-up guru David Nicolas, I was contracted out to work for lines such as Smashbox and Fresh.  My experience and expertise include the performing arts, fashion, and I have done a variety of media such as video, fashion photography, and commercial television.  

Ultimately my goal is to help men and women feel and look their best, and have been given the opportunity to participate in charitable causes in the Boston area, including Joslin Diabetes Center, Newport Under the Stars, Children’s Hospital and Susan G. Komen 3 day breast cancer walk.

I strive to further extend my knowledge within skin care and keep up with the latest trends and technologies.  Customer satisfaction is of utmost importance to me, and I am fully dedicated to making you, my client, my priority.


Kathy Auciello, Owner - Katana Salon

Kathy is known for her exceptional skills in hair cutting and hair coloring. Kathy has always been a leader in taking fashion trends and creating a style that works for her clients. She believes in teaching her clients simple techniques to help them do their hair at home, helping to look their best every day.

Kathy has trained her staff with her unique perception, and consistently continues her own education in the beauty field.

Kathy is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality hair care to assure excellence in the salon and for at home styling.

As a young girl and teenager my hair was very difficult to manage. It took many attempts to find a stylist that could give me a great hair cut. I realized the importance of having a hairstylist the encompasses the skills and ability to communicate to achieve what most people want.

I know, the appearance of your hair is such a big part of the way you look and feel. I will strive to give each person all my best. I’m confident that with my professional techniques and guidance you will look your best.