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Artist in Training

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Stylist, Colorist

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Senior Stylist, Colorist

Kelly’s passion for hair styling started when she was a little girl in Vietnam.  Years later, she graduated from Cosmetology school before coming to the US. After graduating with honors, she worked in Asia then in the Bay area for several years before coming to Essence Salon in 2013.  Since joining the Essence team, Kelly has completed a six month in-house training program, Cut & Color classes at Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, one-on-one coaching with our Creative Director, Jennifer and several classes abroad.



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Senior Stylist, Senior Colorist

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Senior Stylist, Senior Colorist

Tiffany joined Essence Salon soon after cosmetology school and earning her license. She worked as an apprentice to Jennifer for a year while taking post graduate courses in cutting techniques for women and men at Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica. She spent the following year perfecting her styling and blow out skills. Tiffany is passionate about her profession and so she attends Sassoon and other courses often to keep abreast of trends and to hone her impressive skills. She loves giving her guests a style that brings out their inner beauty.


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Senior Stylist, Master Colorist

Natasha attended cosmetology school in Los Angeles and took advanced classes at Toni & Guy in Costa Mesa. She attended one-to-one training at Vidal Sassoon in London. She has trained with celebrity hair colorists including Tracey Cunningham, Tauni Dawson and Nicole Leal. She has styled for actors, actresses and professional models in Beverly Hills. She loves doing set work at photo shoots and has worked with published photographers.


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Master Stylist, Master Colorist

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Director Stylist, Director Colorist

Jennifer started her hairstyling career in 1983 after a two year apprenticeship in Taishan, China. In 1993, she sold her 5 salons in China and moved to the US where she worked as a stylist in San Francisco until she started Essence Salon in 2005. She studied at Vidal Sassoon Academies in London, San Francisco, Santa Monica and Shanghai, eventually earning a Certificate for delivering Sassoon In-Salon Education. She also studied at Toni & Guy Academies in Santa Monica and Hong Kong and received Aveda training in San Francisco with Jon Reyman.

Today, Jennifer spends a lot of her time learning new techniques in schools around the world and teaching Essence Salon stylists the art and science of bringing out one’s inner beauty, their “Essence” through hairstyling.


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