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Joy HoPRESIDENT, EDUCATION DIRECTOR, MASTER STYLIST, WELLA MASTER COLOR EXPERT, HAIR EXTENSIONS MASTER, YUKO JAPANESE STRAIGHTENING MASTER
Creativity. Inspiration. Passion. These three words are the foundation that we build our salon upon. As the salon owner, I wanted to give hairdressers and clients an environment where our talents can be expressed and clients’ expectations exceeded. Creating a work of art on our clients’ hair is what we live, breathe, and pursue at Salon Bravissimo. We stress creativity to our stylists and train them to design looks to suit the individual. Behind the scenes when we are not working on our clients’ hair, we strive profusely to explore every aspect of new and inspirational concepts and continuing education courses of exemplary hairdressing. The articulation of fundamental Vidal Sassoon precision haircutting technique with the evolutionary hair coloring trends allows us to deliver satisfaction to even the most discerning clients. We respect each of our staffs’ individualism and diverse nature. Our company operates like a family. Each and every one of our staff members believe in a positive team culture. It is within this core value that ensures that our team is capable of delivering focused attention, world class customer service, and a warm smile whenever our clients enter our salon.
Joy has been in the hair industry since 1998. Joy received her cosmetology license from Federico’s Beauty College in Sacramento. She received her Wella Master Color Expert Certification from Wella Studio LA. She has received countless diplomas from Sassoon Academy. She is also one of the pioneers to bring the Yuko Japanese Hair Straightening technique to Sacramento. Joy is an accredited Hair Extension Master & Instructor. Furthermore, Joy performs creative hair styling demonstrations on stage on numerous international shows including ISSE Show in Long Beach and America’s Beauty Show in Chicago. Joy develops the education and training guidelines for her stylist team at Salon Bravissimo. Her objective is to provide a structure for our company to deliver the best in hair care through the seamless fusion of enthusiasm and dedication to perfection for every client.
Mike WuVICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DIRECTOR
My dedication for Salon Bravissimo is to ensure the highest quality of customer satisfaction for each and every client. Our clients are very important to us. I strive to constantly improve on every aspect of our business. My relentless pursuit for perfection is my motivation to continually build upon what is good, thus to make it better. To create an environment where our clients feel good about coming to, the process starts within the people that make up our team. My obligation to the team is to ensure a constant level of positive energy. This simple yet important factor is what drives our team to excel at what they do best; and have a great time doing it.
Mike Wu went to UC Davis majoring in Psychology. His extensive background in sales, technology, and management is applied into the infrastructure of the salon to create a forward-thinking environment, yet retaining the inviting and personable feel that people look for.
Julia MontgomerySenior Stylist, Yuko Straightening Specialist, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist, Color Specialist
I love meeting new people and experiencing new things. Being a hair stylist gives me that opportunity every single day. I get to be creative and inspired, all at the same time making you feel and look beautiful. There is nothing more rewarding than when someone leaves my chair feeling like a celebrity.
“Beauty is only skin deep; but why not make your outside look as gorgeous as
Julia graduated from Elite Progressive School of Cosmetology. She is an artistic and outgoing individual who is inspired by fashion and is passionate about being a hair stylist. Julia has had extensive specialized training for Yuko Repair Straightening at The Yuko Academy in Los Angeles. She also received her diploma at Vidal Sassoon Academy Santa Monica. She believes in always being at the forefront of fashion trends. Therefore, Julia constantly pursues continuous education at the Wella Studio in San Francisco as well as in-salon training with a diverse group of educators. Julia is an expert at the Yuko Repair Straigthening and creative coloring.
Sara DavidsonSenior Stylist, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist, Color Specialist
My goal is to create beautiful hair. Whether it is classic and contemporary, or modern and fresh, it is with my passion, my skills, and my attention to detail that I strive to accomplish this goal. I take great care to listen to my clients’ specific wants and concerns to insure that the styles I create reflect both their personality and their lifestyle.
Sara has been in the hair industry for over six years. She is a graduate of Elite Progressive School of Cosmetology and has had advanced training in London at the academies of Vidal Sassoon and of Toni and Guy. Sara was sent to the Creative Cutting Course at Sassoon Academy San Francisco in 2013. Sara is continually advancing her level of education and skill through training in the most current trends and techniques of cutting and color. She is committed to providing her clients with exemplary service and satisfaction.
Katie ThompsonStylist, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist, Color Specialist
There are some things in life I have always been sure of. One: a girl can never own too many accessories. Two: a smile can change anyone’s day. Three: making people feel beautiful on the inside and out is what I am meant to do. Before I decided to attend cosmetology school, I knew whatever I did in life had to be geared around people and their well being. I always had a desire to do hair, even before I knew what I was doing. Just ask my mom who had to scrub the kitchen and bathroom of all my color experiments. I’ve found that this industry is more than beauty and hair. It is about making someone feel special the second they sit in my chair. I love keeping up on the latest trends and seeing how they can fit in my life and others. Education is never ending in this industry and I plan on taking every opportunity to ensure my skills and knowledge are always being sharpened.
Katie graduated from The California Academy, a Paul Mitchell Partner School, where she spent her time there learning the value of saying “yes” to every opportunity and that there is never a time in one’s career or life where they have learned it all. She also completed her Sassoon ABC Cutting certification at Sassoon Academy Santa Monica. Education, passion, creativity and attention to detail are Katie’s core values. Building upon these fundamentals, she feels that anything is possible. Katie is excited to continue to practice and grow those values at Salon Bravissimo.
David MarySenior Stylist
My passion is to transform the hair of every man and woman; creating beautiful, wearable styles rather than conceptual looks. I am desirous about the importance of understanding clients’ real needs to forge styles that work for them every day; ones they can easily manage themselves.
David Vadim Mary began his hairstyling career in his hometown Nantes, France. His father, mother, sister, and several of his relatives were hairstylists so it seemed inevitable that David would carry on in the family tradition. David received his cosmetology license in France, New York, and California. He received his Color, Cut, and Highlight Expert Certification from L’Oréal Studio in Nantes and Paris. In the mid 2000′s, David decided to move to London to pursue his passion as well as learn English, a skill that always was important to him. After a year spent in London, he was invited by a French company to work in Manhattan, NY. Finally, after 7 years in the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, David decided to move to Sacramento, CA to continue his hairdressing career and bringing his experience and expertise to the Salon Bravissimo Team!
Nahalah AbughoshSTYLIST, COLOR SPECIALIST, KERATIN COMPLEX SMOOTHING SPECIALIST
Hello there! My name is Nahalah. Like so many others “born” to this career, I began early on cutting my friend’s hair and doing makeovers on anyone willing to sit still. I am among the lucky few who can say they love their job! I truly am excited to come into work each day. I am continually grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Salon Bravissimo family and building enduring relationships with clients as well. I have felt at home here, since the first day I walked in!
This isn’t a career that you just settle into. Hair and beauty is constantly changing and evolving… I look forward to all that is ahead of me and I am excited to see where it leads!!
Nahalah graduated from Federico’s Beauty School. Nahalah is certified in the Keratin Complex Smoothing system and has received advanced education from Wella and Goldwell. Nahalah received her ABC Cutting Certification at Sassoon Academy Long Beach.
Tiffany GarciaSTYLIST, COLOR SPECIALIST, KERATIN COMPLEX SMOOTHING SPECIALIST
Hi! My name is Tiffany. I have a huge passion for the hair industry. I fell in love the second I found out curls were possible for me; a girl with straight hair. I have been with Salon Bravissimo since 2009. I love the team here because they are very knowledgeable and supportive. It has been such an honor to grow and establish my career as a stylist through the Salon Bravissimo Stylist Training Program. It has been by far the best experience of my life. Working here, I can be creative and artistic with my work. Making someone feel fabulous inside and out is such an unforgettable and heart warming feeling. Salon Bravissimo is where I can contribute my style and talent to our clients.
Tiffany participated in the Salon Bravissimo Training Program under the directive of Joy Ho. She received her ABC Cutting Certification from Sassoon Academy Santa Monica. She frequently attends color education classes from Wella and Goldwell. Tiffany’s dedication, customer service, and wonderful smiles contributes to the warm and welcoming environment at Salon Bravissimo.
Linda ToSTYLIST, COLOR SPECIALIST, KERATIN COMPLEX SMOOTHING SPECIALIST
I don’t think I can emphasize how much hair means to me. I love how gorgeous hair can instantly boost anybody’s day and self esteem. My satisfaction lives in client’s satisfaction. Having worked as a Salon Coordinator at Salon Bravissimo for two years helped me realize that hair is truly my calling. It’s amazing when you turn your hobby into a career.
Linda participated in the Salon Bravissimo Training program under the direction of Joy Ho for two years. She also received her ABC Cutting Certification at Sassoon Academy Santa Monica. She is continuously attending education classes at Salon Bravissimo, color education classes from Wella and Goldwell, and product knowledge classes as well. Linda’s attention to detail, customer service, and friendliness contributes to the warm and welcoming environment at Salon Bravissimo.
Nery AriasSTYLIST, UPDO SPECIALIST, COLOR SPECIALIST, KERATIN COMPLEX SMOOTHING SPECIALIST
My profession to me is not just another day job, it’s the chance for me to make a meaningful impression on someone’s daily life; whether it’s an up-do, beautiful color, or a Sassoon precision haircut. I always apply my love and passion to ensure that clients leave with a smile. I am proud to be a part of the Salon Bravissimo family where education, support, and integrity are core values of the salon.
“Do what you love, love what you do.” – Ray Bradbury
Nery graduated from the Paul Mitchell Academy in Sacramento. She completed the Bravissimo Training Program under the direction of Joy Ho. She received her ABC Sassoon Certification at Sassoon Academy Santa Monica. Nery continues to perfect her skills and knowledge through specialized color and haircut advanced training classes.
Brittany ChristiSTYLIST, COLOR SPECIALIST, KERATIN COMPLEX SMOOTHING SPECIALIST
Let me start by saying I LOVE this industry! With my family in the industry, I’ve spent my whole life in salons. I started out young always wanting to do something to my dolls hair, friends, and family; anyone willing to be my test subjects. The best part about being in the hair world is I get to be who I want and let my artistic side show everyday! I’m so thankful to be a part of such an amazing team surrounded by such talented stylists at Salon Bravissimo!
“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life” – Coco Chanel
Brittany is a graduate of Federico Beauty Institute with a list of accomplishments including Gerard Scarpaci, Adam Federico advanced cutting classes, and blowdry class from Jericho Mora. She received her Sassoon certification at Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica. She is continuing to grow her knowledge on color education of Wella and Goldwell as well as product knowledge.
I like to believe that success is not the key to happiness; happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. I absolutely LOVE what I do! I have always known that this is where I would be. Having family in the industry, I grew up cutting and coloring my friend’s hair with kitchen scissors and Kool Aid. The exposure to the industry influenced my love and passion for art and a passion to create it in the things that I surround my life with. I love that I get to challenge myself and make people feel their best on a daily basis in this ever changing career.
“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful…that will be my life.” –Elsie de Wolfe
Ashleah received her education in San Diego at Oceanside College of Beauty. She is a Certified Lash Extension Stylist and is currently involved with expanding her education on a regular basis; through Salon Bravissimo, and color education with Wella.
I would like to start off by saying I am extremely passionate about what I do. When I was younger, I aspired to be a veterinarian or a chef. After my first visit to Salon Bravissimo with my mom when I was 10 years old, I found what I really wanted to do; a professional stylist. I love making others feel even more beautiful about themselves than they already are. That is what makes this industry so great; there are endless opportunities for creativity. I couldn’t imagine any other career path for myself. I am extremely grateful to have this incredible opportunity extended to me. Salon Bravissimo welcomed me with open arms and there is no other establishment I would rather be at to establish my career.
“Beauty is not in the face, it is in the light of the heart”
Ahmari graduated from the Sacramento City College Cosmetology Program in 2016. She is currently an assistant at Salon Bravissimo under Joy Ho. Ahmari plans on continuing her education through the salon and other advanced education curriculum. She is inspired by the Wella Color Techniques and Sassoon Cutting Techniques.
Crystal PhungStylist, Yuko Specialist, Make Up Artist
I discovered my passion in doing hair when I realized that coloring hair was so captivating. The integral nature of combining technical precision and artistic influences, thus producing a beautiful end result, is a feeling that I strive for daily in this industry. As a teenager, I always enjoyed styling my own hair. Now I get to further my passion and express my creativity with the beauty world. I enjoy seeing what I can do to put a smile on our client’s face and the ability to meet or exceed client’s expectations. Being able to be a part of the Salon Bravissimo team has truly been a blessing. I am exposed to new concepts and approaches everyday. I believe that it is important to grow stronger every day and embrace changes as the hair industry is constantly evolving.
“A true artist wears it, walks it, and breathes it.”
Crystal graduated advanced from Paul Mitchell the School of Sacramento through Phase two in 2012. She also achieved the opportunity to attend Paul Mitchell’s Annual Caper event to further her education. Crystal continued her beauty knowledge in San Francisco at Blush School of Makeup and earned her certificate as a makeup artist.
Denh ChuSenior Stylist, Xtreme Lash Extension Specialist, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist, Digital Perm Specialist, Color Specialist
I have been a cosmetologist since 1998. I have tried many different industries, such as the information technology and biology field but had always continued with the cosmetology field. I enjoy working with people, not machines or in a studies lab. My goal is to put a smile on each of my clients’ face by making them feel and look beautiful. I can’t imagine not being in this industry. I have found my passion and I absolutely love it.
It has been a pleasure to be part of the Salon Bravissimo family. The energy and talents here are contagious. There is never a boring moment or the feel of not wanting to learn more. Education and up to date training are endless at Salon Bravissimo. It is a honor to be able to provide services that can brighten someone’s day. When you look good, you will feel good. If you feel your hair is not at its best, come see Denh!
Denh has extensive training from Vidal Sassoon Academy, Wella Studio, and Xtreme Lash Academy. She is certified from IBS for the Digital Perm process. Her dedication to perfection and client satisfaction makes her an invaluable member of the Salon Bravissimo Stylist Team.
Nikki MarquardsenAesthetician, Makeup Artist, Spray Tan Technician
My passion for skin care goes beyond our skin’s surface. I have enjoyed making people feel great on the outside but within as well. I believe advancing and continuing my education in this field is a crucial aspect in reaching total client satisfaction along with personal success. The most rewarding feeling is to love the skin you’re in. Not only do I take pride in skin care, makeup has played an important role in my career decision. I believe makeup only enhances our beauty.
Nikki received her bachelor’s degree in business from California State University. She then decided to attend the Paul Mitchell Academy for esthetics where she studied Dermalogica and had the opportunity to take classes nearby at the Dermal Institute where she became IDI certified. Nikki has extensive advanced education from Jan Marini Skin Research.
Nikki recived her certification as a massage therapist from the Healing Arts Institute with specialization in Swedish massage techniques.
Art VallesMaster Stylist - Independent
Being a hairdresser for over 25 years, there is one thing I know for sure. There is nothing more rewarding than creating beauty. I was born in Texas and moved to California at a young age. I attended beauty college at Sacramento City College. That’s where I began to open my eyes to all I could look forward to in my future. The Vidal Sassoon training of precision and creativity I received early in my career through work with Max Papier and Silvia Slade has guided my work throughout my life. As I have grown in this industry, I pursued advanced education from Tony and Guy to Trevor Sorbie. Traveling the world for inspiration, I have attended and completed master hair color classes from Goldwell International and Wella to further understand the chemistry and artistry of hair color. I will continue to seek out new and exciting ideas to bring my clients through education. Knowledge is power!
With my partner in life and work, my wife Tammy and I created and owned an award winning salon “California Concept” for over 18 yrs, where we enjoyed training our staff in haircutting, hair color, and all aspects of our business. These exceptional people that had their start at our salon have become some of the top hairdressers and salon owners in California.
Now that I am at Salon Bravissimo I am determined to continue my passion for hair. Working at Salon Bravissimo is both exciting and fun, and the atmosphere is professional and inspiring.
Tammy VallesMASTER STYLIST, COLOR CORRECTION SPECIALIST, YUKO SPECIALIST, HAIR EXTENSIONS SPECIALIST, MAKEUP ARTIST, ORGANIC PERM SPECIALIST - INDEPENDENT
Beauty Artist Extraordinaire
Master Hair Designer, International Design Team, Platform Artist, Consultant
I LOVE MY JOB! Beauty is my passion. I stay current and know what’s fresh and what’s happening in my industry. Technology is changing the products we use today. I keep myself current on chemistry and technique. We have to have the heart of an artist and the mind of a chemist. One without the other is a handicap. Education is the key. If I’m never bored I’ll never be boring.
Tammy has over 25 yrs of experience in the art of hair and beauty. Recognized as an authority in the hair community, she has been on local news as a beauty consultant and make-up artist, as well as styling for television commercials. Her work has been published both locally and internationally as well as on television shows.
Tammy and her husband Art, created an award winning salon that was their passion for over 18 yrs. Moving in an exciting new direction. Tammy decided to concentrate more as an artist rather than a salon owner, so she now applies her multifaceted talents in the ultimate beauty experience “Thelookkool.com” at Salon Bravissimo. Focusing on the newest and most cutting edge techniques, Tammy is introducing more options for her clients to find their perfect look.
Eva PaurMaster Stylist - Independent
My passion for the hair industry is supported by furthering my education in precision haircutting, as well as taking courses at Vidal Sassoon Academy on a regular basis. It is through the continuous education which allows me to refine my craft, stay informed with the fashion movements, and be inspired about the latest trends in haircutting and coloring. Having had the privilege of learning from the finest professionals of this industry, I was able to see the importance of passing on the values and knowledge by becoming an educator within the salon. Being a hair designer has been a gratifying profession, since you get to express your creativity and individuality by working with different personalities. My ultimate satisfaction is when patrons leave feeling happy that they look better.
Eva is marveled for her sense of perfection and attention for each and every client. Eva is a hair cutting and coloring specialist with over ten years of experience at Salon Bravissimo. Eva received her cosmetology license at Federico Beauty College as well as Advanced Training diplomas from Vidal Sassoon Academy.
Emily MakerSenior Stylist, Master Color Specialist - Independent
My passion exists in cutting and coloring hair. Being a hair designer is extremely rewarding because it allows me to create personalized design styles for my clients. As each client is different based on their personality and lifestyle, finding the harmony in a carefully crafted cut with the right balance in color is my objective. I am grateful that I have developed trustworthy relationships with my clients as well as being able to give them a fabulous hair color and style.
Emily has been with Salon Bravissimo since 2000. She has been a Wella Color Educator. Emily is always learning new techniques to improve her skills. She regularly travels to Sassoon Academy London for the Creative Course, Bumble and Bumble University New York for the Immersion Cutting Course / Network Educator Course, and to Los Angeles for the American Board of Certified Haircolorists Conference. She is also involved with Wella’s Colors of the World which updates her with the latest in color formulation and techniques based on the current season. In her free time, she enjoys working with models and photographers building upon her portfolio and entering competitions such as the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA).
Behnaz AzargamMaster Stylist - Independent
My passion in the beauty industry started at age 5 when I realized that I loved to play with my dolls’ hair. After not being satisfied with the dolls’ hairstyle, I decided to cut it and style it to my own liking. After not having any more dolls to give “makeovers”, my next clients were my 2 sisters. I gave them a new hairstyle every day from my own imagination. Not only did I give my sisters new hairstyles, but also designed and made clothes for them to compliment their new look. After receiving my university degree in Child Psychology and working in the field for many years, I realized that my true passion was in the creative arts, specifically cosmetology. By working in the beauty industry for over 20 years, I have developed many great relationships with industry professionals and most importantly, wonderful clients who give me the satisfaction to come to work each day. Salon Bravissimo’s management and staff, along with the fantastic, professional, and artistic work environment, inspires me to be more creative and passionate for my art.
Behnaz received her cosmetology license from the Carmichael Beauty School and completed her apprenticeship at the Paragon Salon and Spa. She received advanced haircutting education from Trevor Sorbie International, Toni & Guy, Vidal Sassoon Academy Santa Monica, and Vidal Sassoon Academy London. Not only is Behnaz a master stylist, she is also a skilled esthetician. She received her education from Sothys Paris at their Miami academy. Her passion for skin beauty led her to pursue the art of derma pigmentation (permanent makeup). After receiving her certification from the Beau Visage Academy, Behnaz advanced her training by attending the Permanent Cosmetic Clinic with Linda Wood and is now a master in the technique of pain free methods of permanent cosmetics. Behnaz also completed her certified training in infection control and blood borne pathogens. She is also a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP). Behnaz continues to travel to learn new techniques and skills to advance her hair cutting, hair coloring, and permanent makeup education.
Kristin FitzgeraldSenior Stylist, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist, Color Specialist - Independent
There is nothing better in life than making someone feel beautiful. It has always been important to me to take what someone feels on the inside and bringing that beauty to the surface. I believe in enhancing the beauty that each individual already possesses and adapting that style and look to fit their lifestyle. One of the most important aspect I have learned while perfecting my trade is to find inspiration from each person’s unique features.
Kristin is a graduate of the Paul Mitchell Academy of Sacramento. She has received her certification from Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica. Kristin is actively involved in continuos education in ISSE Long Beach, IBS Las Vegas, Wella Studio San Francisco, and many more. Kristin is dedicated to her passion of the artistry of hair culture; always striving to be at the forefront of the latest trends, and delivering the highest standard of client satisfaction.
Sandra BandimereSenior Stylist, Updo Specialist, Makeup Artist, Digital Perm Specialist, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist, Color Specialist - Independent
I am so excited to be in the cosmetology industry and have dreamed of being a stylist for many years now. Prior to having my license I was always the “go to girl” for friends and family to do hair and make-up. I loved being able to use my natural talent and creativity to make the ones I loved feel beautified! I am thrilled to be able to do that now with professional training. I love to keep it fresh and exciting by always staying mindful of what’s new and in style. I am also passionate about expanding on my current skills through continuous education. I feel that the team at Salon Bravissimo will continue to inspire me to grow as a stylist and become the best at what I love to do most!
Sandra studied Recreation and Leisure at Sacramento State on a volleyball scholarship which gave her the opportunity to play and travel internationally. She graduated from Paul Mitchell Partner School in 2009, where she was leader in services for 8 months. She has also been to numerous classes, including ones taught by platform artists for styling and cutting techniques. She is certified in the Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy. Sandra has received her certification from Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica.
Scot ClarkMaster Stylist, Haircutter - Independent
Scot has had over 40 years experience as a “Hair Cutter.” He’s had a career-long commitment to his craft as well as mentoring and passing the knowledge along to other hairdressers. It was the foundation for him becoming a true advocate of the Vidal Sassoon
philosophy. Scot has always pushed for growth and development of one’s craft as long as it stays true to its foundation in form and function. His love of the iconic shapes and pure techniques keep the brand focused. Having been recognized locally and internationally for his contribution to hairdressing as well as the best practices in business has led to these acknowledgements.
“I love the iconic shapes and clean lines that the Sassoon technique brings to haircutting.”
Kathleen ClarkWella Master Color Expert, Board Certified Hair Colorist - Independent
Kathleen is a true artist, having a vision of the final result with color and balance that bring compliments when clients wear her work.
She loves everything about vogue and fashion. She has an extensive career in Hair Cutting and Hair Coloring with some of the most renowned experts in the industry. Always focusing on the recent trends and education, Kathleen attends the ABCH Energizing Summit every year since inception. Another great hair color conference that is never dissappointing is Haircolor USA where Kathleen enjoys networking with some of the greatest and most knowledgeable hair colorists in the industry. She’s also an expert Extensions Artist and is familiar with the many techniques. Having educated so many hairdressers over the years, Kathleen loves to see them blossom into strong hairdressers.
“Each person has beauty. My desire is to accentuate it. It’s such an honor to be a part of our wonderful business where I can do that!’
Avery ClarkMaster Stylist, Updo Artist - Independent
Avery is a talented artist seeking to inspire creativity in others, keeping his creative drive moving forward, he thrives on the ability to collaborate with others and push his creative process. A strong attention to detail paired with his knowledge and experience makes Avery a strong stylist and talented hair dresser. Avery has studied the art of dressing hair with Patrick Cameron and editorial styling with the Teals. He can create the most stunning updo’s for any event. As a master haircutter, Avery enjoys cutting and has taken many
creative cutting courses from Mazella & Palmer, ZGAT, Sassoon Academy, Douglas McCoy, Gerard Scarpaci and Nick Arrojo. Cutting is where his passion lies, adding color to the service really allows him to bring your look full circle. His experience as an educator lends to his ability to offer strong consultations, he loves to see his clients’ vision come to life.
“As an artist, I want to be able to produce inspiring works for others to enjoy and appreciate. I believe that through strong communication and an open mind, creativity is limitless.”
P-1Senior Stylist, Makeup Artist - Independent
P-1 is the master of pampering! He first received his diploma from a prestigious makeup school in the Netherlands. He then came to the USA and graduated from the Paul Mitchell Academy and has really made a mark in the Sacramento region. P1 has honed his haircutting skills during visits to the London Sassoon Academy. He has become well-known for his abilities in wedding and special events down to every detail.
“I love people and taking good care of them — making them beautiful!”
Sara CrabbeSenior Stylist, Color Specialist - Independent
At a young age I was intrigued by fashion, hair and makeup. I sought out different looks in magazines and music videos. My love of music was a big influence in my own unique style. I craved originality. Hair, makeup and clothing were how I expressed myself. I started experimenting with hair color on myself and my friends; then friends of friends. With the encouragement to start beauty college in high school I found the career I was meant for and never considered anything else. I love what I do and I’m good at it. I welcome a challenge and the opportunity to be creative. I also appreciate simple and classic. Diversity is one of the many gifts of this industry.
Sara’s extensive education along with her experience in the industry and life have made her a versatile, trend savvy stylist. She started at Bravissimo with Scot and Kathleen Clark in 1995. Vidal Sassoon was the foundation of her training. She has completed several courses in haircutting and creative color at the Santa Monica and San Francisco Sassoon locations. Sara has attended countless lectures, demos, hands on classes, and hair shows in effort to stay current and proficient in her craft. Her excitement for the industry led her to various experiences like working in San Francisco doing hair models for photographers/artists, platform work, educational demos and photo shoots. Sara has an ability to make people feel comfortable and is assertive in her approach with clients. Her refined skills and experience have much too offer.
Armando PoncéSenior Stylist, Color Specialist - Independent
When I first started my career as a stylist, my goals were to achieve as much education as I could by attending as many hair shows and attending the Sassoon Academy which inspired me to want to make a difference. After salon ownership in Aptos, California, I decided to return to Sacramento in hopes of working for a major company. I was a Market Trainer at J.C. Penny that included a territory of 12 stores in my district. As a Market Trainer, my duties included training and motivating associates in customer service skills, product knowledge, and technical skills. Visits to individual stores resulted in salon sales increases of more than 15%.
Still having a passion for teaching, I decided to apply my skills to teaching. This led me to Federico Beauty Institute, Paul Mitchell The School Sacramento, and Sacramento City College Cosmetology Department.
Currently, I am a Senior Stylist at Salon Bravissimo where I still carry my passion to make a difference.
Let’s make a difference together.
Maria ZamudioAssistant Stylist
“Do it with a passion or not at all”
I am sharp with attention to detail. It’s in the nature of my driving passion to deliver the best experience and services any guest can have. My eagerness and willingness to learn and grow keeps my enthusiasm for this art. My every day goal is to let the beauty of what I love be what I do; delivering the best experience I can give and giving my guest 100% of me.
Maria graduated from Paul Mitchell The School Sacramento through phase two honors program. Maria had won multiple awards during school for top services and top take home. Since graduation and becoming a licensed Cosmetologist Maria has also attended advance training cut and color. She is currently an assistant at Salon Bravissimo under Kathleen and Scot Clark.
Mollie JardineAssistant Manager
My passion is to provide excellent customer service to all of our clients. I enjoy greeting all of our clients through our doors with a big smile and to start their salon experience with positive energy. I love being surrounded by so many talented and creative individuals that make up the Bravissimo Team / Family.
Mollie is currently studying at CSU Sacramento. She is in her third year of college and is studying to be an R.N. She is actively involved with her campus through the Sacramento State Dance Team and her sorority.
Amanda PhungAssistant Manager
I believe that what goes around comes around. Being a generally happy and eccentric individual, I strive to provide great customer service, and cannot help but greet clients with a warm welcome and a smile. As a client walks in, we are the first people that they see. The manner in which we greet them impacts their mood during their duration at the salon. I want our clients at Salon Bravissimo to enjoy their time while they are here. I believe that if you provide great, outstanding customer service with happiness, clients will be happy too.
Amanda is a graduate from Carrington College with certification in Dental Assisting. After being in the dental field for two years, she plans to pursue further education and become a Dental Hygienist to help educate others on how important dental care is linked to their well-being. During her free time she likes to bake sweets to share with her friends and family and travel.
Tena LeSalon Coordinator
“Customers may forget what you said, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.” As a member of the Bravissimo team, my passion lies in providing a consistent salon experience centered on customer service for all walks through the door. As salon coordinators, we thrive to build a valuable link between the clients and technicians by creating a welcoming atmosphere and forming positive client relations.
Tena is a recent graduate at California State University, Sacramento earning her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, concentrating in Marketing and International Business. In addition, earning a minor in Communications. Tena is currently enjoying the time away from her studies to evaluate her next big move.
Melissa ThichSalon Coordinator
I believe that customer service is very important in every successful business. With that being said, my main objective is to treat all clients as I would want to be treated and to welcome them into Salon Bravissimo with a warm, positive, and upbeat personality!
Melissa is a recent graduate from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor’s of Art Degree in Economics. She plans on attending the the Master of Arts program in Economics in order to further her education and discover possible career options during the process. On her free time, Melissa also enjoys traveling and being outdoors.
Hayley CarbullidoSalon Coordinator
Being a part of the Bravissimo Team, my goal is to provide you with the best service possible. I love meeting new people and being a salon coordinator gives me the opportunity to connect with so many new faces. My hope is that as soon as you walk through the door you are greeted with a warm smile and a positive attitude.
Clhoe RojasSalon Coordinator
As part of the Bravissimo team, my goal is to provide the customer with the best experience possible. For me there is nothing better than welcoming someone with a warm smile and friendly, positive attitude. I know that it’s not just about the service but also about building relationship.
Clhoe is a recent college graduate from the California State University of Sacramento. She plans on obtaining her Master’s in Education and throughout the process finding out exactly what specialty. On her free time she enjoys being with her dog, Gorda, whom she can’t live without; as well as going on all types of adventure to explore as much of this world as she can.
You are AMAZING! Thank you for always giving me such fantastic haircuts!Brittney Huntington
My hair looks AMAZING! I couldn’t be happier!Kelli DeMaurio
I feel like a whole new person!! The highlights and the cut…it’s just perfect!!!Christina Sequeira
You are AMAZING! Thank you for always giving me such fantastic haircuts!Brittney Huntington
My hair looks AMAZING! I couldn’t be happier!Kelli DeMaurio
I feel like a whole new person!! The highlights and the cut…it’s just perfect!!!Christina Sequeira
HOURS OF OPERATION
9AM-5PM : MONDAY
9AM-8PM : TUESDAY – THURSDAY
9AM-7PM : FRIDAY
9AM-5PM : SATURDAY
2358 Fair Oaks Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95825