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Our story

Our Mission

At j.bellezza, our mission is to introduce the world to the powerful connection that beauty & wellness brings. We offer healthy solutions for your well-being & all things beauty to discover your best self.
At j. bellezza all of the brands we offer are from like-minded companies with the same vision, to provide you with safer beauty solutions without compromising on efficacy. We love trying new products, testing new formulas, and getting to know our brands, founders and their amazing stories. We’re committed to bringing you the highest quality products in natural health and beauty to satisfy your every need. The secret is out, natural beauty is in, come join our clean beauty movement.

Jenna’s Story

Living a healthy and clean beauty lifestyle has changed founder Jenna Dashnaw’s life for the better. As a stylist and a chosen career in the beauty industry for over 15 years it was time Jenna took matters into her own hands. Suffering from autoimmune disease, and years of chronic fatigue it wasn’t until she discovered the world of health and beauty combined that truly set her free. Wellness inspiration has always been her passion, while beauty was her career, so she merged the two together and j.bellezza was born. Jenna understands the daily need for beauty products, but does not want to sacrifice health or wellbeing to achieve results. As a Beauty stylist and Certified Health Specialist she truly knows the meaning of “beauty from within” with Years of extensive research and her own health challenges have brought her to this new and exciting beauty and wellness concept. Her passion is now going to spread the word to others who can work, experience, and thrive in a healthier atmosphere and live the life they’re meant to have.

Our Team

Megan Shalek is the Director Store Development at j. bellezza. She grew up in nearby Burton, Ohio moved to Columbus in 2007 to attend The Ohio State University. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management and a Minor in Business. During school, she worked in the hotel and restaurant industries, but after graduating college, she knew she wanted to do something different. She began working at an Aveda Salon in Columbus as a Guest Care Manager and knew she had found her passion. She worked for several years managing the front desk of two of the salon locations and discovering the benefits of using natural ingredients and products in all aspects of life. She moved back to Cleveland in 2016 to be closer to home where she reconnected with her hair stylist Jenna Dashnaw. She now manages and directs the j. bellezza brand. 

Stephanie Bindernagel is the Wellness Consultant at j. bellezza. She was born and raised in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She went on to play Division 1 volleyball and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science at Indiana State University, where she gained in depth knowledge of the human body, and its functionality. Followed by a trip to Southern California to partake in a plant based culinary program at PlantLab, her passion for health and wellness exploded. She now works to fuse her two favorite concepts together; the human body, and food. “Food is medicine, we have the power each day to nourish  our bodies with nutrient dense foods, to maintain health and create harmony in the body and mind” She specializes in plant-based cuisine and culinary nutrition, with emphasis on microbiome and skin health. She has a deep rooted passion for creative cooking, art, movement, particularly yoga, and reading.

Michelle Miozzi is proud to say she was born and raised in Cleveland. From a young age, she’s always had an eye for detail and a passion for design, which prompted her to pursue a career in Interior Design. For years, she helped create inviting living spaces and unique designs for her clients and friends.

Today, she’s channeling that same passion for making people feel good in their own environments by making people feel good inside and out through all the beauty and wellness offerings at j. bellezza. Michelle knows that self-care is incredibly important and that we only get this one body to adventure through life with and it’s up to us to nurture it. Michelle loves meeting new customers, learning about their own interests and needs, and sharing the benefits of j.bellezza’s diverse portfolio of products and services.

When Michelle isn’t working she enjoys yoga, reading, traveling and most importantly spending time with family and friends.

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