Behind the Chair
Stylist & Owner
My name is Besa Fama, and I am the proud owner of Salon Besa. I have been doing hair for over 21 years and felt that it was time for me to embark on a new journey of opening a salon. This is a dream come true and my mission is to provide my clients and everyone who enters the salon a beautiful experience. I love dedicating my time and creativity to my clients to ensure they have a great experience and leave feeling confident. Hair is an art form that allows us to express ourselves. It’s important to me that I am able to help my clients achieve their vision. Along with my training in color and haircutting, I specialize in extensions and special occasion hairstyles. "Choose the job you love and you never have to work a day in your life"-I am very blessed to live by this saying. Thank you to my clients, friends, and family for the support, encouragement, and love.
Stylist & Make-up
My name is Suela Shehaj. I am based at Salon Besa in Grosse Pointe Woods as a hairstylist and makeup artist; I also work as a freelance hair and makeup artist for bridal parties and special occasions. I love life, my beautiful family, and on occasion a glass of wine. I am passionate about my career, my clients, and all things hair. I believe that it’s important to further my education in beauty so I make sure to stay up to date with new trends and techniques. My mission is to provide the best quality service I can by understanding my client's desires and needs so that I can meet their expectations. My chair is a safe space between my clients and me. I look forward to having you as a guest in my chair to give you an individualized custom consultation. I am a firm believer that a consultation between a client and stylist is KEY to providing clients with satisfactory work so I can achieve their desired look.
Stylist & Make-Up
My dream to style hair began in Albania where I established my own salon and trained with some of the finest hairstylists in southern Europe. It has been a privilege to continue my career here, making Grosse Pointe my new home, and where I have worked for over 18 years. I’m passionate about being a Stylist and I take pride in executing my clients wishes with creativity. Some of my specialities are color, cuts, blow outs, up-do styles, highlights, and hair extensions. Throughout my career, I have continuously strived to further my knowledge and expertise, especially recently with hair extensions, as I am acquiring new certifications. My main goal has and will always be to provide my clients with the best experiences. My skills, versatility and unique sense of style combined with the respect I have for my clients has helped me get where I am today. My whole family, namely my husband, my two sons, and my daughter-in law, are my biggest supporters. They have cheered me on and inspire me everyday to move forward in my career. I’m forever grateful and excited to share my journey with all of you.
Francine Kramer Quasarano
Hi, my name is Francine and I have worked in the hair industry for 35 years. I grew up in Grosse Pointe, MI. I enjoy art, cooking, traveling, and interior design. My love, pride, and inspiration for my profession has grown throughout my career. I have worked in a variety of settings from salons to formal events in metro Detroit such as weddings and fashion shows to my independent salon, wig styling, and keeping my husband, family, and favorite kiddos looking their best. The ever-changing styles and techniques continues to make this an exciting journey. I embrace these changes and have a passion for learning. I have studied and trained with the soloing experts: Vidal Sassoon Academy in California and Toronto-hair cutting and coloring techniques. Aveda Academy in Minneapolis-advanced hair cutting techniques.
Some clients prefer an avant garde look, while others prefer a more commercial or Hollywood look. My job is to bring out the best "you" and give you the look that best suits you.I have been doing hair for 28 years and I love it just as much today, as I did the first day I entered into this profession. I spent many years traveling nationwide with Toni and Guy learning their extensive coloring and cutting techniques. In addition to that, I also spent many years as a color mentor for L'Oréal Professional. Being a color mentor allowed me to be up to date on all the latest technology that L'Oréal was bringing to the color world, while also learning new coloring techniques. Having that knowledge also afforded me the ability to help and teach my peers. I am truly blessed being able to be apart of this amazing profession and to be apart of Salon Besa. I have met the most amazing people, been to some amazing places, and have been given the gift to make clients feel fantastic about themselves.
Hair is my passion. I've had almost 40 years of experience, and I've enjoyed every single one. I have been extensively educated on every field of our craft. I'm so excited to continue excellence with everyone at Salon Besa.