Salon @ 31st St is currently owned and operated by Virginia Board certified Master Esthetician and Cosmetologist, Kim Torsiello. Kim has over 20 years’ experience as a cosmetologist, and in cosmetology management. She is highly skilled in hair, skin and nail services, laser treatment, massage therapy, and especially cosmetic permanent make-up, tattooing and body piercing, including instruction.
Kim has always been close to the retail industry. Prior to her family’s immigration from Vietnam to the U.S. when she was 19 years old, they operated a sugar farm and a dessert/yogurt shop. Since then Kim has worked in a variety of family owned, and other types of businesses such as restaurants, hair and nail salons, tattoo salons, barber shops and spas. Focusing on her first love of Cosmetology, Kim attended beauty school in Fairfax County, Virginia. She continued to obtain several certifications. Kim further expanded hers skills to include cosmetic permanent make-up, tattooing and body piercing at the Eagle Tattoo School in Fairfax. At Eagle Tattoo, Kim also worked as an artist, instructor, and model. She was featured in several full-page tattoo magazine advertisements for the school. An astute business woman, Kim had created, operated and sold, several small businesses in Fairfax County, before establishing the Men’s Barber and Spa in Woodbridge, Virginia. Her longest running business, Kim operated the spa for over eight years before relocating with her family to Virginia Beach. Here in Virginia Beach, Kim continues her established career and successful reputation, bringing her own unique, modern and elegant style to Salon @ 31st. Kim holds Virginia DPOR licenses/certifications for; Master Esthetician, Cosmetologist and Cosmetology Instructor, Cosmetic Permanent Make-up and Instructor, Tattoo and Tattooing Instructor, Body Piercing, and Massage Therapy.