Hi, my name is Shelly Gravallese!
I’ve been in the industry now since 2007 and educated at Paul Mitchell the School Reno for about 8 years. I first started as a front desk employee and worked my way up from Color Specialist to Education Leader. Teaching gave me such a solid foundation on my craft and I’m happy to say that I am still behind the chair today with my own clients.
When my husband first started to explore the possibilities of a product line, I thought I’d be very much in the background. When we traveled to Brooklyn, New York to meet our manufacturer in 2019 I started to realize that making products was a lot like baking. There’s something so soothing about creating a product you put hard work and time into. I wanted to learn and do more. I have become the head of formulation for Gravallese Co and also am in charge of shipping and receiving. I'm hoping to learn as much as I can about sustainable products and ingredients on this journey.
When Vinnie started Derby Supply co, I could see how much work and energy he was putting in everyday. It was exhausting even to watch. When he started talking to me about exploring the possibility of a product line, I'm not going to lie, I thought he was crazy. But the idea was a good one and of course I was going to support him no matter what. What he’s been able to turn this company into has blown my mind and he never ceases to amaze me. He’s been a great teacher about business and I can’t wait for the next step.