A Master Hair Colorist, Irina began her career as an apprentice, developing skills that would soon make her a sought after talent throughout the Bay Area. Her attention to detail and expertise in hair coloring techniques has endeared her to guests seeking that personalized touch for their haircare needs. Joining the team at ACS has proved an incredible step in her career, for Irina counts her peers and Alex Chases as mentors and inspirations to being her best. ACS is equally enthusiastic to count Irina Anikina as part of its dynamic team.

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The vibrant and talented Vanessa Auerbach brings her skills back home from New York where she thrived as an editorial, runway and celebrity stylist. While continuing in these disciplines, Vanessa has added the title of educator, teaching other hair designers the skills needed for success.
Whether plying her talents in color, design, makeup or extension work, Vanessa’s calm and confident demeanor creates an experience her clients leave raving over, again and again.

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Elaine’s passion for hair sprouted at a very young age. Her commitment to education and growth is evident in the creativity and dedication she gives to every guest. With an extensive background in color education, cutting and thermal straightening: from such notables as Vidal Sassoon, L’Oréal Professionnel and Damien Carney; Elaine is constantly at work developing her skills and creativity. Her greatest inspiration though, is the daily interaction and desire of each guest and the talents of her peers. The evidence of this commitment to perfection is in the beauty Elaine creates on a daily basis.

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A color and style master from Italy, Luca Oscar is a natural born artist creating beauty for an ever increasing VIP guest list. Recruited by European stylist Gabrio Staff as an apprentice, Luca Oscar immersed himself in developing skills: seeking out elevated education from famed colorist Aldo Coppola. Desiring greater challenges, Luca Oscar moved to Florence and eventually opened his own salon, which remains one of Florence’s finest. Luca Oscar's looks have been featured in such big name runway shows as Ferragamo, La Perla and Dolce & Gabbana, along with Vogue and Marie Claire magazine covers.

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Renowned for her brilliance in hair color and mastery in the art of balayage, Vivian has been sharing her talents with guests and peers for over 25 years. Vivian’s extensive history includes training from the prestigious Frédéric Fekkai Salon in New York and later as the Color Director for the Fekkai Salon in Beverly Hills. As the Color Director, she oversaw education for the color department and assistants.
As a L’Oréal Professional Balayage Artist and Color Educator, Vivian shares her knowledge and expertise with colorists throughout the country; teaching and inspiring them to reach new heights in beauty just as she creates on a daily basis with her guests. ACS is proud to have Vivian Grimaldo leading the education department and to count her as part of a growing team of talented hairdressers.

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Clyde Higuchi is a meticulous designer who shares his gifts with guests from coast to coast. His professional experience includes styling for clothing designers, fashion shows and editorials for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Allure. Clyde creates simple and elegant designs that are consistent with current fashion, yet timeless in their quality. Clyde Higuchi provides cuts and styles that reflect who you are and what you want to project to the world.

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Working as a hairstylist for over 2 decades, Jaye’s expertise is as extensive as his training. His desire to be the best has taken him to seek advanced training at L’Oréal Academy, Goldwell Studio, Vidal Sassoon and Martin Parsons, to name a few. With an emphasis on color and styling, Jaye brings profound knowledge and creativity to every guest, ensuring needs are always exceeded. Listing credits such as Vanity Fair, CNN and Gentry, to name a few, his passion for beauty and his quality of craft make Jaye Karsa a much sought after hairstylist, both in the salon and by the media.

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As a master colorist, Maritza knew from a very young age that she loved beauty and hair. After moving from Colombia to the United States, Maritza spent the first 8 years of her career pursuing her passion in NYC, where she crafted her techniques as a colorist. Contemporaneously, Maritza discovered her love for education in the beauty industry while working for Wella. In 2007 she was recruited by a top salon in San Francisco where her passion continued for hair color while taking on the lead position for education. Maritza joined Alex Chases Salon in 2019 to further her professional techniques in hair coloring and styling.

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Since joining Alex Chases Salon, Luca has established himself as a highly successful stylist with a keen eye for spotting trends. A graduate of the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, California, Luca creates beauty through his influences of architecture, international design and fashion concepts. Born in the Republic of Georgia, Luca has lived extensively throughout Europe and is fluent in English, Georgian, Russian and German. Working at both ACS locations, Luca’s guests include notable Bay Area executives and celebrities.

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Kelly has a love for showing people an easy, effortless way to make their hair a staple accessory to their style. Her career began in North Carolina, but after stints at top salons in Raleigh and Cary, greater things beckoned. Kelly traveled to Los Angeles where she would become first, an assistant at Frédéric Fekkai Salon: learning from top designers as well as directly with Frédéric; then as a top stylist at Frédéric Fekkai for over 10 years, where she styled celebrities, athletes, singers, socialites, and people in the entertainment industry. Kelly has also worked on television and fashion shows as well as extensive editorial work. Upon moving to San Francisco, Kelly found a new home at Alex Chases Salon, wherein she quickly established herself as a force to be reckoned with. Now living in Seattle and working at The Red Door Salon in Bellevue, WA as the Lead educator, Kelly commutes back to California on a monthly basis to style her extensive clientele.

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Gustavo Rosales is an innovative and skilled stylist with nearly a decade of experience. Specializing in looks that artfully mix provoking sophistication with modern edginess, Gustavo’s cuts have been featured on fashion runways from San Francisco to New York. Gustavo examines his guests individual style, personality and unique features to create beautiful looks that are all their own. Professionally trained at renowned schools like Paul Mitchell, Bumble and bumble, and Vidal Sassoon, Gustavo delivers a distinctive blend of artistry, advanced cutting technique and exquisite customer service that has earned him a dedicated following throughout the Bay Area.

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Meng is an accomplished and creative make-up artist who enjoys an established and loyal clientele in San Francisco and the Peninsula.
Originally from Boston, Meng's background at Lancome Cosmetics and her training at The Concepts Institute of Advanced Esthetics for European Brow and Lash Tints, have made her one of the Bay Area's most popular Make-up stars. Her talented ability to enhance each client's individual beauty coupled with her passion for perfection and color have made her in-demand for a wide variety of events including weddings, photo shoots, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony, as well as Red Carpet Openings and Events.
Meng makes it a priority to stay focused on leading make-up trends and color as well as consistently expressing her signature style of a natural, glowing complexion and perfectly shaped brows. She is known for her professional approach and her ability to instantly connect with her clients. The result is a radiant and natural looking face that leaves each of Meng's clients feeling confidently beautiful.

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Julie has been committed to her craft and guests for over 20 years and her passion for creating beauty shows. A graduate of advanced training in color and cutting, Julie loves to focus her attention on creating a natural palette of highlighting tones and effects for a very discerning VIP guest list. Julie’s list of credentials include hairstyling for magazines, as well as fashion and bridal expo events. A consummate perfectionist, Julie Yurewitz brings a passion for her craft matched by few.

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