About Us - Dolce Organic Salon

About Us

The best thing about our hair color is what we leave out!

Linda Machalicek opened Dolce Organic Salon in September 2008 after a life-threatening battle with pancreatic cancer. She developed a genuine interest in new and ancient organic and holistic approaches to beauty during her illness.

“I wanted to open a salon that would offer others seeking a healthier more organic lifestyle a way to integrate that into their beauty regiment,” Linda explains. “The best thing about our hair color is what we leave out!” Now you no longer need to use hair color products that contain ammonia.

Oway color (short for Organic Way) is the world’s first professional hair color formulated with the highest concentration of organic, biodynamic, and fair trade ingredients. Ingredients include Perilla, cotton, dates, hibiscus, jojoba, and wheat, all of which are grown on family farms in Bologna, Italy. Clients with ultra sensitive skin love Oway, as it has no smell and does not cause tingling or itching. As artists, our stylists love that it comes in 95 different shades that they can mix and match to create a custom color for every client and their unique skin tone. Oway is the most luxurious color line out there.

The nail products we use are the first vegan family of DBP, formaldehyde and tuluene-free nail laquers. You will experience tranquility when you enter this beautiful, luxurious odor-free environment.

In 2018, Dolce relocated to Middleburg Heights in order to expand their facility to include a med spa, salt room & infrared sauna.

The welcoming lounge is equal parts breathtaking and homey, like a living room on a magazine cover. Surrounded by cascading waterfall fountains, the roaring alabaster stacked stone fireplace beckons you to cozy up on the leather furniture.

Clients can dabble in an extensive array of spa services, from facials and massage to visits to the European infrared sauna and salt room.

“The team of estheticians and massotherapists I’ve put together is amazingly talented,” says Linda.

Additional beautification and detox services range from dry brushing to electrolysis and waxing. For skin, the spa offers cutting-edge anti-aging modalities, such as microchanneling with stem cell serum, and the hydroplus facial, which sloughs off the outer layer of dead cells with a diamond-tipped wand and infuses skin with targeted serums.

“We have also introduced Celluma LED Light Therapy, an innovative facial treatment that reduces wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, smooths the skin’s surface and re-energizes natural cell function,” she says. “The healing energy works safely and gently on acne-prone skin as well since it reduces bacterial buildup. Investing in this technology is worth it, as the results are gorgeous.”

To take beauty treatments to the next level, Dolce’s Nurse Practitioner, Janette Vodhanel, specializes in a host of esthetic & laser services, including injectables and Botox.

Dolce Med Spa, Organic Salon & Salt Room is located on Bagley Road in Middleburg Heights – on the North side of the street – across from SouthWest General Hospital.

Learn more about Oway color

Meet The Team

Our team is ready to introduce the best and safest alternative approach for hair, nails and makeup and more!

Linda Machalicek

Owner | Stylist | Color Specialist

I have been in business for 4 decades and opened Dolce Organic Salon in September 2008.

After a life-threatening battle with pancreatic cancer, I began to develop a genuine interest in new and ancient organic and holistic approaches to beauty.

I am inspired by my passion to change the way we look at hair with less chemicals. Our team is ready to introduce the best and safest alternative approach for hair and nails.


Stylist | Color Specialist

Growing up in Europe, I quickly discovered that my true passion in life was working with hair. I came to America to pursue my career and follow up with advanced courses and classes and specialize in hair coloring and highlights and make-up to maximize the appearance of my clients and bring out their natural beauty.


Stylist | Color Specialist

Licensed Cosmetologist for over 22 years. Specializes in cutting, perms, formal hair design, color, facial waxing and make-up application. My artist view of Cosmetology is to accentuate my clients Natural Beauty.


Stylist | Color Specialist

I have been a licensed stylist since 2004. I enjoy helping clients find new colors, cuts and styles that suit their lifestyles and personalities.

I love working with the organic products that are used at Dolce’ Organic Salon and educating our clients on these products for a healthier and happier lifestyle!


Stylist | Color Specialist

I have been in the beauty industry since 2004. Starting out my career working behind the scenes, I quickly realized my passion for hair and received my cosmetology license in 2010.

After looking for a salon to call home I have found Dolce Organic Salon. I am enjoying everything about the organic products that have no fumes or harmful odors.


Advanced Esthetician

I am a 2009 graduate of The Academy for Salon Professionals in Santa Clara, CA.

As an Advanced Esthetician, I have worked closely with physicians in dermatology and plastic surgery since 2010. 

In 2011 I received an Instructors license and have trained other estheticians in advanced chemical peels, microneedling and advanced facial techniques. 

I am passionate about assessing the needs of my clients so they can achieve and maintain healthy skin!


Stylist | Cut | Color specialist

I have been a licensed cosmetologist since 2001. My passion in  the beauty industry has been with me for as long as I can remember.

I specialize in cut, color, and waxing. My favorite part of this industry is bringing out the outer beauty to all my clients.


Salon Manager

I’ve managed several salons/spas over the past 15 yrs. Since 2011, I’ve had the privilege to be part of the culture here at Dolce Organic Salon.

What a welcome change it is not having the harmful fumes/odors to contend with on a daily basis as I have in the past with traditional hair salons.

As an added bonus, the entire staff here is one of the most professional and talented group of creative stylists I’ve had the pleasure to work with.


Director of Operations

I have been in the beauty business for 21 years and have loved every minute of it! I’ve worked at various manufacturers like Sebastian, Lanza, Joico and ghd Professional.  In 2015, I relocated from Southern California to Cleveland to help run a cosmetology school.  In November of 2018, I joined the team at Dolce and I believe I have found my new home!



I have over 25 years of experience working in the wellness and spa industry. I am licensed with the State of Ohio Medical Board for Cosmetic Therapy.

I am experienced working with all skin types from pre-teen to mature. I specialize and certified in organic facials, a variety of fruit peels, relaxation massage as well as permanent hair removal.

In addition, I also perform Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning, Oxygen therapy, Laser Hair Removal, and Electrolysis.


Nail Technician

I have been a licensed nail technician for 16 years. I have always loved the beauty of getting my nails done and playing around with different nail colors. I realized my passion was doing nails, so I decided to go to nail school and get my license. I love the spa environment! I also have been expanding my knowledge with nail art.



Attended CIMM Cleveland Institute Of Medical Massage, licensed by the state of Ohio. Worked in the spa / salon and resort industry for 7 years and absolutely loved it, traveled between 4 of their locations, located in northeast Ohio.

I wanted to learn more about therapeutic and sports massage. I was already working on athletes and weekend warriors / dancers / cyclist / boxers and so much more.

How could you not love this job?


Med Spa Coordinator

I have worked in the industry for over 7 years.  I find nothing more gratifying than seeing our clients look and feel better about themselves when leaving our salon.  My main goal is to ensure that each client has a positive and relaxing experience, and feel special from the time of booking their appointment, to the time that they check out.  

Want to join us?

Imagine a career where every day is different. Each guest is a new canvas on which you can express your artistry. Start your career with us today!

As a stylist, nail technician, esthetician or massotherapist with Dolce’, you have the opportunity to exceed guest’s expectations. Not only with a cleaner fume free environment but offering many services under one roof.  In addition to complete hair services, mani’s/pedi’s and Shellac Nails, a various choice of facials, skin services and massages, your guest’s can enjoy a session in the Salt Room and/or Infrared Sauna. Our Stylists/technicians have only one goal, offer and provide services that make the customers come back for more!


Please download the application and email it back to us at info@dolceorganicsalon.com or drop it off in person.


Please feel free to call (440)238-5514 for more information.