Brenda Vernelson
Brenda received her cosmetology training at Woody's Academy in Orlando, Florida. She has worked at La Petite Hair and Day Spa since 1971 as a hairstylist before buying the salon in 1980. When she began, the salon was in the smallest unit at 904 13th St in the Southland Plaza thus earning the name La Petite. Under Brenda's ownership the salon was moved in 1999 to a larger unit in the same plaza. With the larger unit she has been able to meet her client's needs for spa services including facials, massage, manicures, and pedicures, along with many hair services. Brenda loves her position as owner and operator and is thankful for her supportive staff. She specializes in perms, color, dimensional coloring, sets, and blow-dries. She loves her clients and enjoys serving the St. Cloud area with one of the most established salons in Osceola County.

Jennifer Pancake

Jennifer has had a passion for the hair and beauty industry most of her adult life. She received her cosmetology training at Rivertown School of Beauty in Columbus, GA. Jennifer has been licensed for more than five years in three different states. In that time she has mastered a wide rang of hair techniques including long hair, cutting, and up-dos. However, her specialty and passion is color.

Jennifer believes in continuing education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field with her knowledge of new products and services available in order to provide excellent service to her clientele. She specializes in cutting edge coloring techniques, foil highlights and lowlights, color correction, gray reduction, fashion cuts, modern and trendy cuts, men's cuts, kid's cuts, styling, special occasion hair dressing, and waxing. She stays updated on all the latest trends so that she can give you the look you want.

Jennifer places a high value on listening to her clients, understanding their needs, and respecting their hair.


Tina Wilson
Tina received her cosmetology training at Harrold Beauty Academy in Terre Haute, Indiana. She specializes in coloring, foiling, hair cuts, and special occasion hair styles. Tina loves being able to achieve a fresh new look for her clients through a new hair color and highlight or lowlight. She loves helping the bride on her special day or a girl going to her first prom achieve their vision. Tina enjoys seeing how a new cut will refresh both her men and women clientele. She has been with La Petite for the last 13 years.




Lilian Garno

Born in Bogotá, Columbia before becoming a citizen of the United States over 35 years ago, she is fluent in English and Spanish. She has been a Licensed Esthetician, Make – Up Artist and Nail Specialist since 1996, receiving her training at Miami Beach Vocational School. She has also been licensed in Permanent Make- up Application since 2002 receiving her training in West Palm Beach with Gloria Brand. For 13 years she was employed at Eden Rock Hotel in Miami Beach and also in the Bal Harbour area of Miami, she then moved to the Central Florida area working in various spas in Winter Park, Lake Mary and Altamonte Springs before coming to St. Cloud.

She loves applying make-up for special occasions such as weddings, proms, and photography sessions. She also enjoys teaching young girls makeup application. She is highly sought after for her application of permanent make-up in eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips. In facials she is specialized in different treatments of all skin types including acid peels. She prefers working with Pevonia Skin Care Line an established botanical skin product. She also does full body waxing and enjoys doing spa manicure and pedicure services. She loves putting together spa packages for all occasions including weddings and proms. Lilian really enjoys working in the St. Cloud area and especially has enjoyed being at La Petite where she has fit in perfectly.


Jackie Gallagher
She started her career in Cosmetology in Clark, New Jersey in her high school, Arthur L. Johnson. After a 2 year course she finished and took her state boards and received her license. She has been working in the industry for 49 years. 2 years into her career Jackie received her managers license and has managed various salons. After moving to Las Vegas she received an additional 600 hours of education. For 7 years she owned her own salon in NJ. After moving to Florida she first taught at the Academy of Career Training before realizing that she longed to be in salons. She joined Nikki Bryan Salons at Walt Disney World where she worked for 9 years. Now, in semi-retirement, she works part-time at La Petite where she had worked before for many years. She loves working with all the ladies at the salon and the ladies are not just her co-workers but her friends. She is proficient in styling, coloring, cuts, perms, hilights, foil and cap, keratin straightening, facials, waxing, manicures and pedicures, ear candling, and up-dos for proms and weddings. She looks forward to meeting new clients. Come see her any Friday or Saturday.


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