To create balance in every service we provide as well as in our own daily lives. We do this by continuing to care for our environment by the products we use and the way that we strive to set an example in our community in our hope for balance and creativity.

Our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. At Aveda, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the world of beauty, but around the world.

With Aveda, we strive to create inner and outer balance. We build this through the beauty we shape for our guest, as well as, through leading the beauty industry in better practices and ethics.

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The Bilancio Team


Nina Pelfini, Master Stylist/Licensed Cosmetologist/Owner

ina started her journey as a local artist in every media other than hair. After several years of community college and studying different art forms, she re-located to Santa Barbara to study film and stumbled upon a 2 year apprenticeship with Aveda trainer Darin Jon. She took advantage of the opportunity to learn the art form as she saw it, and eventually began an in-salon educator program for color and make-up. While in Santa Barbara she learned to be a Vidal Sassoon cutter as well as wedding stylist and make-up artist. Throughout the four years, she took a wide variety of classes to further her knowledge in all aspects of hair design. Once her career was decided as a stylist, she moved home to pursue her craft. After relocating and discovering her urge to continue her education, she took a year long trip to NYC to learn the ways of the city as well as the east coast and broaden her portfolio. There, she worked at two different salons, one of which was not Aveda which allowed her to understand three other color lines and compare to all she knew of Aveda. After her studies in NY, she once again moved back to the Bay area to settle home and create an enviornment for herself and her idea of what hair should be and to fulfill her dream as an educator and salon owner.

She worked at two local salons before opening Bilancio, and over the 9 years Nina has taken numerous cutting and coloring classes as well as revisiting the pureform basics with Aveda. In addition to continuing her education with color and cut, Nina has done wedding hair and make-up for the past ten years as well as styling backstage for several shows and events all over the country. Don’t be fooled by her youth, her experience started when she fell in love with art as a child… she is,”The Hair-whisperer” – Rebecca Rosanski.


  • Certified Aveda Color and Make-up Coach I, II
  • Aveda Business College I, II
  • New York Academy Razor Cutting 2013
  • Aveda Hair Color System and Solutions, 2001 and 2008
  • Aveda Collection Cutting, 2008, 2009, 2012
  • Razor Essentials, 2010
  • Aveda Razor Cutting Essentials 2013
  • Innovative Cutting, 2011
  • Performance Aveda, 2000, 2008
  • Aveda Styling, 2001, 2009
  • Certified in the Coppola Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment
  • Aveda Full-Spectrum
  • Aveda Full-Spectrum Deep I
  • Aveda Coach Essentials (Seeds of Preparation) 2010
  • Brazilian Blowout Certified 2013
  • Aveda Benchmarking for Success 2009
  • Aveda Full-Spectrum Hair Color Revision 2012
  • Aveda Inspired Coaching 2011
  • Aveda Trend Report Education 2013
  • Aveda Full-Spectrum Color Smart 2012
  • Master Your Mix 2015
  • Balayage Basics 2015
  • Core Cutting 2015
  • Deep Dive, 2016
  • Hi Lite Placement, 2016
  • Dreamcatcher and Halo Extension Certified, 2016

Founder of:

  • Bilancio Salon, San Rafael 2008


Joel Pisani, Stylist/Licensed Cosmetologist

Joel’s appreciation for the beauty industry and talent in make-up started while assisting his Hairstylist sister Nicole in the Coachella Valley. It wasn’t until a couple years later, he discovered his true passion was in Cosmetology.  After moving back to the Bay area, Joel took a position at Bilancio as a Front Desk Coordinator and his determination grew his dream into a reality.  He decided to pursue the path of becoming an Aveda Hairstylist while training as an Apprentice under the Owner, Nina. For the past 2 years, he has not only been an Assistant, but has had an integral part in the overall workings of the salon. From the “Front of House” to the “Back,” he has been able to learn how to create the ultimate experience for any guest that walks in the door. As he continues to nurture his love of  the art of hair, he continues to take education classes to hone his skills and work his way toward becoming an established Stylist in our salon.  He’s inspired by all aspects of the industry; from cutting and color to ongoing education, being creative, building relationships, making people feel beautiful, and so much more. He has been an asset to our guests as well as Bilancio.

Book an appointment today and see what he can do for you! 



  • Productivity (Complete Aveda product line knowledge) 2015
  • Benchmarking, 2015
  • Hair Color Systems (Aveda color line education), 2015
  • Hair Color Solutions (Color Correction Class), 2015
  • Full Spectrum Deep (Aveda Color Line Class), 2015
  • Core Cutting, 2016
  • Balayage Basics, 2016
  • Master Your Mix, 2016
  • Deep Dive, 2016
  • Hi Lite Placement, 2016
  • Salon Styling, 2017
  • Core Cutting II, 2017