Claudia Frustaci and Laura Phelan are combining talents, experience, and passion to create a new salon, new brand, and new experience in Milford, MA.

After 20 years in the beauty industry, Italian-born and Hungarian-trained Claudia Frustaci has partnered with long-time colleague Laura Phelan to merge her CiaoBella Day Spa into the new CiaoBella Beauty Bar.

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The experience will be a bit of West Coast and European flair here in Milford, MA. Both cultures (West Coast and Italy) are as different as they are the same—they share a love of simplicity, elegance, and exceptional quality. The CiaoBella Beauty Bar experience will be marked by jazz or classical music in an environment of relaxation adorned by well-thought design, combining elements of wood (nature) and gold, to achieve a feeling of "bright relaxation," as Frustaci says.

Says Frustaci, "We are using exclusive, high-end products like the R+Co and Cosmedix with the finest plant-based ingredients made with Nobel prize-winning chemistry. It's a luxurious approach to clean, professional hair and skin care."

Our Team

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Laura Phelan


Laura Phelan was born in Framingham and spent a decade in California perfecting her skills as a master stylist with hair and color. She returned to MA and practiced in Boston while partnering with the independent Claudia Frustaci for the last 15 years doing hair and makeup for high-end weddings.

Claudia Frustaci


Claudia Frustaci started her career working in Milan, Italy for runway models at fashion shows featuring the works of Prada and Armani. Claudia's ambition took her to the U.S. where she worked for Clinique, Lancome, Omorovitza as a business manager and freelancer. She is the co-owner of Ciao Bella Day Spa and Ciao Bella Beauty Bar as well as being actively involved with Armani Beauty and Yves Saint Laurent.

Make-up artist, Microblading Specialist, Master Esthetician and Designer, Claudia brings to Ciao Bella Beauty Bar 20 years of experience and elegance to a west coast inspired salon.

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Natalia Frye 


After completing the paramedical esthetics program in Jacksonville, Florida, Natalia moved back to Massachusetts to start her career. She started with Claudia at Salon Colour and was a part of the launch of CiaoBella Day Spa shortly after, catering to clients' needs with impeccable service. Having been an esthetician for 10 years now, Natalia continues to pursue opportunities to grow through education and establishing relationships with existing + potential clients.

Her vision is to provide exceptional experiences that enhance an individual's natural beauty, elevates self-esteem, and encourages proper self-care; to love oneself the best they can!


Victoria Taddeo


For the last 6 years, Vicki has been providing exquisite service in the skin care industry. She completed the 600-hour esthetics program at SpaTech in 2013 and became certified in the art of lash extensions by Lavish Lashes—all within the same year. Vicki's vision is to provide an environment where clients feel welcomed, safe and at ease.

Continual education on the latest products and services is a priority to provide the best experience and long-lasting results for clients. Her goal is for every client to feel beautiful and with a new found confidence.

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