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About Salon Bravissimo

Our Hair Story

Salon Bravissimo’s mission statement is to cohesively blend precision technique with fresh and engaging hair styling concepts that emphasizes the individual. By asking the right questions, paying close attention to our client’s needs, and always leaving the door open for new perspectives, we foster an environment where the development of our talent, ideas, and techniques transcends the fashion trends and represents the philosophy of exemplary hairdressing. It is within this environment where we produce our best work, always pushing ourselves to find harmony between fundamental and innovation. Our core team of talented designers ensures that Salon Bravissimo delivers exceptional results to our clients. Our company fosters continuous education, providing an atmosphere where we strive to discover your desires with a passion for every detail. Using our expertise in hair cutting, color concepts, and creative styling, Salon Bravissimo applies an uncompromised commitment to strategies that effectively satisfy even the most discerning clients with utmost ingenuity. Client satisfaction is our most important goal.

Our Spa Story

The Salon Bravissimo Spa Division is passionate about healthy, beautiful skin and overall wellness of the human body. Through rigorous ongoing skin care and nail care education, our dedicated team of aestheticians and nail technicians are here to make sure our clients feel pampered as well as educated with the ever advancing knowledge of proper skin and body care. Our facility provides a modern atmosphere where our clients can come to look good and feel great.

KCRA A-List Winner

You are AMAZING! Thank you for always giving me such fantastic haircuts! I always leave the salon with a smile on my face, excited about my new cut, and just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate it. I love knowing that I can give you a vague idea of what I want and you go above and beyond my expectations. Thanks again. 

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The Salon Bravissimo Team

The Salon Bravissimo family is a diverse range of professionals with creativity, inspiration & passion providing the complete experience for all clients. Our amazing team is the very reason we have been voted "Best Hair Salon" fours years in a row.

Joy Ho

Joy Ho

President, Education Director, Master Stylist, Hair Extensions Master / Instructor, Yuko Japanese Straightening Master, Color Master, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist View Details
Mike Wu

Mike Wu

VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DIRECTOR View Details
Holly Nguyen

Holly Nguyen

Senior Stylist, Makeup Artist, Xtreme Lash Extension Specialist, Yuko Japanese Straightening Specialist, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist, Color Specialist View Details
Dehn Chu

Dehn Chu

Senior Stylist, Xtreme Lash Extension Specialist, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist, Digital Perm Specialist, Color Specialist View Details
Julia Montgomery

Julia Montgomery

Senior Stylist, Yuko Straightening Specialist, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist, Color Specialist View Details
Kristin Klinger

Kristin Klinger

Senior Stylist, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist, Color Specialist View Details
Sara Davidson

Sara Davidson

Senior Stylist, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist, Color Specialist View Details
Katie Thompson

Katie Thompson

Stylist, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist, Color Specialist View Details
Courtney Murdock

Courtney Murdock

Stylist, Color Specialist, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist View Details
Sandra Bandimere

Sandra Bandimere

Senior Stylist, Assistant Educator, Makeup Artist, Digital Perm Specialist, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist View Details
Nahalah Abughosh

Nahalah Abughosh

Stylist View Details
Tiffany Garcia

Tiffany Garcia

Stylist View Details
Linda To

Linda To

Stylist View Details
Nery Arias

Nery Arias

Stylist, Updo Specialist View Details
Brittany Johnson

Brittany Johnson

Stylist View Details
Nikki Marquardsen

Nikki Marquardsen

Aesthetician, Makeup Artist, Spray Tan Technician View Details
Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson

Certified Nail Technician View Details
Art Valles

Art Valles

Master Stylist View Details
Tammy Valles

Tammy Valles

Master Stylist, Makeup Artist View Details
Eva Paur

Eva Paur

Master Stylist View Details
Emily Maker

Emily Maker

Senior Stylist, Master Color Specialist View Details
Behnaz Azargam

Behnaz Azargam

Master Stylist View Details
Crystal Phung

Crystal Phung

Assistant Stylist View Details
Kara Woo

Kara Woo

Assistant Stylist View Details
Whitney Mu

Whitney Mu

Manager / Senior Salon Coordinator View Details
brie Smith

brie Smith

Salon Coordinator View Details
Mollie Jardine

Mollie Jardine

Salon Coordinator View Details
Ngoc Nguyen

Ngoc Nguyen

Salon Coordinator View Details
Sara Peccia

Sara Peccia

Salon Coordinator View Details
Joy Ho

Joy Ho

President, Education Director, Master Stylist, Hair Extensions Master / Instructor, Yuko Japanese Straightening Master, Color Master, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist

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 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, CA and America’s Beauty Show in Chicago, IL. 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 Wu

Mike Wu

VICE 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.

Holly Nguyen

Holly Nguyen

Senior Stylist, Makeup Artist, Xtreme Lash Extension Specialist, Yuko Japanese Straightening Specialist, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist, Color Specialist

I have always had a PASSION to do hair and make up. Being at Salon Bravissimo has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and advance my learning in doing what I love. Being in this industry, it has been an incredible and exciting experience.

“Dream BIG! There are no limits to how good you can become or how high you can rise except the limits you put on yourself.”

Holly received her Cosmetology License through the apprenticeship program through Salon Bravissimo. She also received her diploma from Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica. Holly has attended classes in Los Angeles and San Francisco such as the ABCH Energizing Summit, Wella Studio Up Do class, and hands on training in Yuko Hair Straightening. Holly is pleased to provide you with excellent service and care.

Dehn Chu

Dehn Chu

Senior 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.

Julia Montgomery

Julia Montgomery

Senior 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
your inside.”

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.

Kristin Klinger

Kristin Klinger

Senior Stylist, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist, Color Specialist

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.

Sara Davidson

Sara Davidson

Senior 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 Thompson

Katie Thompson

Stylist, 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.

Courtney Murdock

Courtney Murdock

Stylist, Color Specialist, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist

I’ve always known I would be a hairstylist. I have been experimenting with scissors and my willing friends long before I attended cosmetology school. I love everything that goes into being a beauty professional. One of my favorite things about my profession is that it is constantly involving because I enjoy learning new techniques to make my clients look fabulous. I believe everyone is unique, so I love making everyone look as special as they are.

Courtney graduated from Career Academy of Cosmetology in Stockton. Shortly after receiving her license she moved to Sacramento to begin her career. Courtney trained with numerous talented hair designers. Courtney has received her certification from Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica. Courtney is constantly attending advanced cut and color classes to perfect her skills.

Sandra Bandimere

Sandra Bandimere

Senior Stylist, Assistant Educator, Makeup Artist, Digital Perm Specialist, Keratin Complex Smoothing Specialist

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.

Nahalah Abughosh

Nahalah Abughosh

Stylist

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 Garcia

Tiffany Garcia

Stylist

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 To

Linda To

Stylist

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 Arias

Nery Arias

Stylist, Updo 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 Johnson

Brittany Johnson

Stylist

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.

Nikki Marquardsen

Nikki Marquardsen

Aesthetician, 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.

Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson

Certified Nail Technician

I have been a licensed nail technician for 24 years specializing in pink and white acrylics. I pride myself on doing them the old fashioned way by hand, so there is no drill! I also have a passion for gel nails. The gel system allows for beautifully manicured nails all the time. Pedicures are extremely important as well. Many people are not happy with their feet and that’s where I come in! I am very clinical when doing pedicures with an emphasis on cuticle and callus treatments. I am also trained in diabetics nail care. I absolutely love this industry, it never feels like work to me. I have been fortunate enough to make many long term friendships along the way. I guess I’m what you would call a “classic” technician.

Lisa graduated from the University of Reno with a degree in business. She also attended to Salvatores Beauty College and received her license in manicuring.

Art Valles

Art Valles

Master Stylist

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 Valles

Tammy Valles

Master Stylist, Makeup Artist

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 Paur

Eva Paur

Master Stylist

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 Maker

Emily Maker

Senior Stylist, Master Color Specialist

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 Azargam

Behnaz Azargam

Master Stylist

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.

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Crystal Phung

Crystal Phung

Assistant Stylist

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.

Kara Woo

Kara Woo

Assistant Stylist

Having a passion for hair started at a very young age! I started curling and braiding my cousin’s hair when I was only 6 years old. Inspiration for this career started from within. I have always loved being around makeup artists and stylists doing hair. I enjoy working with people and expressing my creative personality through my intuitive skills. I love what I do and have a great time doing it!

“Your hair is the crown you never take off” – author unknown

Kara graduated from Hoss Lee Academy in 2012. Kara attended numerous hair shows in Las Vegas and also in San Jose. She also received certification in Keratin Smoothing Treatment and attended extra curricular classes in Esthetics.

Whitney Mu

Whitney Mu

Manager / Senior Salon Coordinator

I have been a part of the Salon Bravissimo Team for over six years and it has been a great experience. I love working here and being a part of this team has made a huge impact on my life. I take pride in delivering exceptional customer service to make sure our clients receive the best experience from beginning to end. As a manager, I am here for the clients. Please feel free to let me know how we do and if there is anything we can do to improve your experience. Our goal is to always take what is good and make it even better.

Whitney is taking business management as her scondary major. She has attended Salon Business Management courses and is dedicated to the enrichment of knowledge.

brie Smith

brie Smith

Salon Coordinator

I have worked within the salon industry for over eight years. I am excited to work in such an atmosphere where creativity flows effortlessly. As previously being a client of the salon, I was very impressed by the way the business was operated and how every client was taken care of from start to finish. I have extreme interest in fashion and design. I currently take all continuous education classes and business management to further improve upon my work ethic. I am proud to call Salon Bravissimo my second home! Being behind the scenes allows me to extend exceptional customer service that I once experienced, to our present and future clients.

“There is no definition of beauty, but when you see someone’s spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that’s beautiful to me.”

Mollie Jardine

Mollie Jardine

Salon Coordinator

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.

Ngoc Nguyen

Ngoc Nguyen

Salon Coordinator

I believe in going the extra mile in everything I do. When it comes to being apart of Salon Bravissimo, I strive to take that extra mile in all aspects whether it’s providing excellent customer service, aiding my team in both personal and professional matters or taking extra steps to become a better team member. I enjoy working with such a diverse group of people with so much talent and creativity. I also love watching all the transformations that occur within our salon. My goal is ensure that every client that walks through our doors will be treated with the upmost respect and receive the best customer service.

Ngoc recently graduated from Sacramento City College with an Associates Degree in Biology and Liberal Arts: Social & Behavioral Science. She hopes to be accepted into a Nursing program within the near future. She has been volunteering at Sutter General Hospital during her free time.

Sara Peccia

Sara Peccia

Salon Coordinator

Specialty Services

Salon & Spa Services


Gallery

Photoshoot I

Photoshoot I

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Photoshoot II

Photoshoot II

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Photoshoot III

Photoshoot III

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Photoshoot IV

Photoshoot IV

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Happy Clients

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  • Brittney Huntington

    You are AMAZING! Thank you for always giving me such fantastic haircuts! 

    Brittney Huntington
  • Kelli DeMaurio

    My hair looks AMAZING! I couldn’t be happier!

    Kelli DeMaurio
  • Christina Sequeira

     I feel like a whole new person!!  The highlights and the cut…it’s just perfect!!!

    Christina Sequeira


  • Brittney Huntington

    You are AMAZING! Thank you for always giving me such fantastic haircuts! 

    Brittney Huntington
  • Kelli DeMaurio

    My hair looks AMAZING! I couldn’t be happier!

    Kelli DeMaurio
  • Christina Sequeira

     I feel like a whole new person!!  The highlights and the cut…it’s just perfect!!!

    Christina Sequeira

Let’s Get Connected

When & Where to Find Us

HOURS OF OPERATION
9AM-4PM : MONDAY
9AM-8PM : TUESDAY – THURSDAY
9AM-7PM : FRIDAY
9AM-5PM : SATURDAY

SALON / SPA LOCATION

Salon Bravissimo
2358 Fair Oaks Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95825

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