Who is Gigi Lein?

Hi, my name is Gigi Lein. I moved back to Pittsburgh in 2009 to fulfill my dream of becoming a full-time hair stylist and makeup artist. Coming home meant, for me, not only committing to years of study, apprenticeship, and mastery of my craft, but returning to my family (shout-out to my parent’s restaurant La Tavola Italiana 😊 ) and settling into a new life with my husband, Steven. If you’re interested in learning more about me, my business, and the services I offer, please click the link below.

Valerie M.

Giovanna is truly talented with makeup and hair! She is very professional and very talented at what she does! Highly recommend and I'll definitely be seeing Giovanna for more of my hair needs!

Valerie M.

Ashley S.

Gigi never disappoints with her innovation and professionalism! The setting is very intimate and relaxing. You are initially welcomed with snacks and calming music. I cannot speak more highly of the VIP type atmosphere and service provided.

Ashley S.

PAM K.

Gigi was very knowledgeable, fun, and made it relaxing!

PAM K.

Lorraine D.

Gigi is wonderful. Best cut and color I have had.

Lorraine D.

Amanda M.

Gigi was awesome! I came in with horrible damaged hair (tried to take my dark brown hair to blonde through another salon and it ended badly) and she completely transformed my hair! She fixed the color and helped a lot with the damaged parts. Definitely going back!

Amanda M.

Jeanne L.

Gigi is fantastic in every way! If you want the perfect haircut for 'you,' see Gigi -- Her haircut is specific to you and your head shape, you will see the difference after just one visit. If you want someone who listens to you, understands, and knows 'what's what' with hair color, see Gigi. I cannot compliment her artistry and professionalism enough; her salon's atmosphere is a pleasure, offering a private and peaceful experience.

Jeanne L.

Michelle R.

Gigi is fantastic! I love my hair and I'm getting so many compliments! I thank her so much for taking extra time with me! I am very, very particular and have baby fine hair. Gigi was patient and kind and gave me the most awesome haircut.

Michelle R.

Casie C.

I have always hated my hair, but it turns out it wasn’t my hair, it was always the cuts! Gigi and the Head Shape Matters cut have finally made me love my hair! The crystal treatment also made my hair brighter and shinier than I have ever seen it. You will feel like you have made a best friend the minute you meet Gigi!

Casie C.

Mary Beth B.

I have known Gigi for a long time and I know first hand how great she is at caring for all her guests. 5 stars!

Mary Beth B.

Jennifer G.

Completely happy with the results as per usual. Gigi is a master artist.

Jennifer G.

Maryanne M.

Gigi is a skilled artist who listens and advises and then delivers wonderful results. I travel two hours to enjoy her expertise.

Maryanne M.

Carla D.

Gigi is seriously the best!! My hair is difficult to manage and in just a few cut/color appts, I have the best hair of my life. Gigi is thorough, takes her time and you never feel rushed. In addition, she is personable, a great listener and caring. Very very highly recommended for many reasons!!

Carla D.

Caroline N.

I first came to Giovanna in the Spring of 2016. My hair was so unhealthy and over processed. It is now vibrant, shiny, and I have so much new growth and volume! Giovanna is as good as it gets! She is an artist by nature and it shows in all of her work. She is by far the best stylist I have ever been to. I am so happy I found her. This is the first time I can truly say that I love my hair!

Julie B.

I have to say I was intrigued when Gigi first told me several months ago about a new way to cut hair called Head Shape Matters. A process of using geometry and angels of your head shape to cut hair so that you get the exact cut you desire. And because I'm a science and math geek at heart, I just had to know more. Gigi had not yet taken the course at that time, and was not yet cutting my hair. When Gigi received her certification, I literally was the first one in her chair! And I have to say, Gigi's skill with the HSM process has totally transformed my hair!! I LOVE my hair, which I have never uttered those words before. She had a plan and I left it all up to her- and I could not be happier. Head Shape Matters is amazing technology! Thank you Gigi and HSM!

Julie B.

Janene M.

I am not a hair stylist, but I am very "particular" about my hair. I had the same stylist for 20 years. Sadly I was unable to continue service with Her. For 10 years I searched for someone who met the high standards that my previous stylist met. FINALLY I have found her! Gigi is absolutely AWESOME!! Meticulous, precision cut. Detailed oriented. I am so thankful I have found her. I will be her client for many years to come.

Janene M.

K.

Giovanna...Thank you SO MUCH!! Truly one of the best haircuts I have had in years!

K.

Caroline N.

I first came to Giovanna in the Spring of 2016. My hair was so unhealthy and over processed. It is now vibrant, shiny, and I have so much new growth and volume! Giovanna is as good as it gets! She is an artist by nature and it shows in all of her work. She is by far the best stylist I have ever been to. I am so happy I found her. This is the first time I can truly say that I love my hair!

Caroline N.

Casie C

I have always hated my hair, but it turns out it wasn’t my hair, it was always the cuts! Gigi and the Head Shape Matters cut have finally made me love my hair! The crystal treatment also made my hair brighter and shinier than I have ever seen it. You will feel like you have made a best friend the minute you meet Gigi!

Casie C.