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At Zindagi, our Stylists are highly skilled and trained professionals with great personalities. Not only are the Stylists at Zindagi trained at top professional schools, the apprenticeship program has been second to none. By the time Zindagi Stylists are doing hair fulltime, they have the confidence, skills and quality to create an amazing, great experience for our clients. Our Stylists are thankful for the clients that choose Zindagi. They work with clients to get the result that have you walk out of the salon feeling gorgeous with confidence and excitement for that first date, interview, new job, gala event, night out with the girls, wedding or just a romantic evening out with someone special…your significant other! Learn more about your stylist by reading from the Stylists Q & A…

Bruno

Q: What made you choose hairdressing as a career?
A: I always wanted to be a stylist. As I grew up, I always knew I wanted to be a part of fashion, it
was never a question for me.

Q: What is your favorite hair era?
A: My favorite era is now. I love that; soft, elegant and natural have been brought back to life.

Q: 5 things you can’t live without?
A: My family, my husband, my cats, fashion, happiness.

Q: Where are you from?
A: I am from Orleans, France on the banks of the river La Loire, but my heart is in San Francisco.

Q: Who is your favorite movie star?
A: Johnny Depp, I find him so unique, he is fearless in being himself and he is so creative it’s
inspiring.

Q: Who is your favorite band?
A: Are you kidding me…Madonna of course, Pink, and don’t forget Bruno Mars.

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: “Uganda be kidding me” by Chelsea Handlers, it totally makes me laugh. I’m thinking about it,
and it’s making me laugh right now.

Q: Who is your favorite celebrity and why?
A: Halle Berry, she is so beautiful, natural and talented.

Q: What do you love to do when you are off work?
A: I love to socialize every moment. When I can, I take my socializing on vacation and to different
places every time. I love to discover and be introduced to other cultures.

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Specializes in: Haircutting/Styling Color/Highlights Keratin Treatment

Erik

Q: What is your favorite hair era?
A: The 80’s because they broke all the rules.

Q: Where did you grow up?
A: Los Angeles, CA

Q: What projects do you crave?
A: Editorial fashion work!

Q: What is your favorite band?
A: The Pretenders

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: ‘The Warmth of Other Suns’ by Isabel Wilkerson.

Q: What is your favorite magazine?
A: Flaunt

Q: What do you love to do when you are off work?
A: I love to go to museums and galleries to experience art.

Q: What movie star would you like to travel with to do their hair?
A: Bjork

Q: Who is your hero in real life?
A: My partner Lance.

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Specializes in: Haircuttlng/Styling Relaxers Color/Highlights Extensions

Angela

Q: What made you choose hairdressing as a career?
A: I enjoy making people feel better about themselves. I wanted to be a nurse but I can’t stand the sight of blood! It was my Dad that said, “you love doing hair and you can make people feel better on the outside instead of the inside.” That spoke to me and I’ve held onto it every since.

Q: What is your favorite hair era?
A: 80’s, anything goes!

Q: Five things you can’t live without…
A: My kids, husband, running, beaches and sunshine.

Q: Where are you from?
A: Orlando, FL.

Q: Who is your favorite movie star?
A: Dennis Quaid.

Q: What is your favorite band?
A: Little Big Town.

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: Outlander.

Q: Who is your favorite celebrity and why?
A: Nicole Kidman – I love every character she portrays and every interview she’s done. We have similar styles as well.

Q: What do you love to do when you are off work?
A: Run and be outside with my family.

Q: What is your favorite magazine?
A: Instyle.

Q: What star has the best style?
A: Nicole Kidman of course.

Q: Who is your hero in real life?
A: My Dad.

Q: What’s your favorite place you’ve ever been to?
A: Barcelona, Spain.

Q: Besides doing hair, what do you like best about working with your clients?
A: Listening to their life stories and personal discoveries.

Q: What stylist do you most admire?
A: My mentors Colorist, David Staako, Dennis Gebhardt and Kris Sorbie.

Q: What appeals to your wild side?
A: Going to any major city and checking out the latest dance club, just gotta get my husband to do it!

Q: Which famous person would you like to travel with?
A: You guessed it, Nicole Kidman!

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Specializes in: Color/Highlights Balayage/Ombre

Kellie

Q: What made you choose hairdressing as a career?
A: Even as a kid I used to cut my stuffed animals hair…lol, the sacrifices we force others to make for our art. Seriously, a bad haircut in high school had me pining, and knew there had to be a good way to do fine hair. So while still in high school I started studying hair, because I knew there were always better ways to do things, and it’s been my mission ever since…and I started cutting and styling all my friends hair.

Q: What do you love about doing great hair?
A: I love touching and working with hair, it’s very calming for me. Having the opportunity to work on all types of hair, to meet new and great people every day, and then with great music in the background, what’s not to love. Oh Zindagi!

Q: Where are you from?
A: South East Texas in Cajun country. We were right on the boarder of Louisiana and our culture was much more Cajun like the New Orleans style.

Q: What is your favorite thing about being on the Zindagi team?
A: I love my business partners, we’re all so different but have the same vision, we all want a creative, progressive space for our staff and clients, and love that our staff can learn from the vast experience and knowledge of all of us. End goal is we all want to customize the best for the individual style for the client by having an environment that develops the best in our great team of stylists.

Q: Who are your favorite bands?
A: Empire of the sun, XX

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: ‘The Tipping Point’ by Malcolm Gladwell.

Q: What do you love to do when you are off work?
A: I work like crazy on my brush the ‘Groove Elliptic’ and innovations to follow. I love doing Bhakti yoga with Rusty Wells, and anything creative with my son Dane!

Q: Besides doing hair what do you like best about working with your clients?
A: I love the personal interaction, and when clients are happy with the outcome.

Q: Which movie star would you like to travel with?
A: Audrey Hepburn

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Specializes in: Haircutting/Styling Keratin Treatments Japanese Hair Straightening Balayage/Ombre Color/Highlights Perms

Dimitrios

Q: What made you choose hairdressing as a career?
A: I’ve always been an artist and hairdressing has allowed me to keep doing art everyday!

Q: What is your favorite hair era?
A: 60’s.

Q: Five things you can’t live without…
A: Dark chocolate, coffee, sparkling water, gym membership, finishing cream for all hair types.

Q: Where are you from?
A: Ithaca, NY.

Q: What is your favorite band?
A: White Noise.

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: Sandman by Neil Gaiman.

Q: Who is your favorite celebrity and why?
A: Tony Clifton, because he’s not real.

Q: What do you love to do when you are off work?
A: Hanging out with friends and cooking.

Q: What is your favorite magazine?
A: GQ.

Q: What star has the best style?
A: Raja Gemini.

Q: Who is your hero in real life?
A: Kenneth Siu.

Q: What’s your favorite place you’ve ever been to?
A: Ithaca, Farmers Market.

Q: Besides doing hair, what do you like best about working with your clients?
A: The recipe swap.

Q: What stylist do you most admire?
A: Leather and fur.

Q: What appeals to your wild side?
A: Jim Carrey.

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Specializes in: Haircutting/Styling Keratin Treatments

Teresa

Q: What made you choose hairdressing as a career?
A: I did my first haircut at 7 years old. I thought it would grow back. My first client…she never complained…it was all done with love, she was my doll as a little girl Ha! Such a great first client. I’ve never looked back since. I love Love LOVE doing hair.

Q: What do you love about doing great hair?
A: The transformation! Someone comes in, wants to do something and isn’t 100% sure. I love it. You get a chance to put your artistry and detail skills to the test. Even better, when that someone loves that transformation and sees new possibilities in themselves.

Q: Where are you from?
A: The West Coast of Ireland known as Galway.

Q: What is your favorite thing about being on the Zindagi team?
A: I can’t say enough. Wow nothing is better than being surrounded by such amazingly talented people, and having the ability to collaborate with this team every day is nothing short of a dream!

Q: Who is your favorite movie star?
A: Of all time Meryl Streep, but I also love Cate Blanchett.

Q: Who is your favorite band?
A: Bastille

Q: What is your favorite magazine?
A: Italian Vogue

Q: What do you love to do when you are off work?
A: Hike, read, travel, eat in great restaurant’s….Did someone say, “Great Restaurants”?
lol. Of course eating in great restaurants, and reading, traveling, hiking are the best. I always love how they make me feel.

Q: Besides doing hair, what do you like best about working with your clients?
A: Love having such a diverse clientele, and love to make them feel great about themselves with great hair.

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Specializes in: Haircutting/Styling Makeovers Color/Highlights Balayage/Ombre Keratin Treatments

Jada

Q: 5 things you can’t live without?
A: Family, Gummy Bears, fashion, shoes, Cuban lattes, and my flat iron.

Q: What is your favorite hair era?
A: Love the 60’s, classic bobs and updos.

Q: Where are you from?
A: Chicago, IL

Q: Who is your favorite movie star?
A: Love Joseph Gordon Levitt

Q: Who is your favorite band?
A: John legend

Q: What do you love to do when you are off work?
A: Hiking with my dog, and I love to paint.

Q: What star has the best style?
A: Kate Moss with all her imperfections and beauty.

Q: Who is your hero in real life?
A: My sister Ahyoung.

Q: What appeals to your wild side?
A: Jumping out of a plane one day!

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Specializes in: Balayage/Ombre Color/Highlights Keratin Treatments Styling

William

Q: What made you choose hairdressing as a career?
A: Fashion! I’ve loved it my entire life and hair is my favorite element of fashion.

Q: What is your favorite hair era?
A: 60’s. It encompasses big teased hair and Sassoon structure.

Q: Five things you can’t live without…
A: Family, music, health, laughter, Minoxidil.

Q: Where are you from?
A: Kress, TX. Population 715.

Q: Who is your favorite movie star?
A: Geena Rowlands – great actress, great hair!

Q: What is your favorite band?
A: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Best. Rock band. EVER!

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: The Color Purple with Alice Walker.

Q: Who is your favorite celebrity and why?
A: Joan Jett – She sticks to a look she redefines but keeps current.

Q: What do you love to do when you are off work?
A: Spend time with my husband and dogs, see live music and watch trashy TV.

Q: What is your favorite magazine?
A: Vanity Fair.

Q: What star has the best style?
A: I love the risks Nicole Kidman takes.

Q: Who is your hero in real life?
A: My parents – they created a great life for my family.

Q: What’s your favorite place you’ve ever been to?
A: Venice on my 5th wedding anniversary.

Q: Besides doing hair, what do you like best about working with your clients?
A: Making them feel attractive and the confidence that lends.

Q: Which stylist do you most admire?
A: Our team is inspiring.

Q: What appeals to your wild side?
A: 1st class travel.

Q: Which famous person would you like to travel with?
A: NBC newsperson Andre Mitchell. She’s everywhere.

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Specializes in: Haircutting/Styling

Alice

Q: 5 things you can’t live without
A: My Partner, my pets, hair products, good friends and family are the most important things in my life, and living without them is not an option.

Q; What do you love about doing great hair?
A: I Love making my clients feel good and working with my hands to be creative everyday.

Q: Where are you from?
A: I am from beautiful Redding, CA

Q: Who is your favorite movie star?
A: Meryl Streep. I love the way she transforms herself into her characters. She is timeless and classic.

Q: What is your favorite band?
A: Fleetwood Mac

Q: What is your favorite magazine?
A: I love looking at Fashion & Art images online, but my favorite magazine is Sunset. It has delicious recipes, fun weekend getaways and great gardening tips.

Q: What do you love to do when you’re not working?
A: I spend much of my time with my partner. I like to try new restaurants and I love being outside with my dog.

Q: What do you feel passionate about when it comes to hair?
A: Great timeless styles. Styles that suite each clients’ personality. I am passionate about education and constantly learning!

Q: Besides doing hair, what do you like best about working with your clients?
A: I love my clients. I love talking, sharing and learning from them.

Q: What stylist do you most admire?
A: I just took a class with Traci Sakosits from Vidal Sassoon and it was incredible. She is an Amazing artists.

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Specializes in: Haircutting/Styling Makeovers Color/Highlights Balayage/Ombre Keratin Treatments

Tania

Q: What is your favorite hair era?
A: Now!

Q: Five things you can’t live without…
A: Netflix, my partner, my kitties, tacos, my family.

Q: Where are you from?
A: Antioch, CA.

Q: Who is your favorite movie star?
A: Johnny Depp.

Q: What is your favorite band?
A: Glass animals.

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: The Four Agreements.

Q: Who is your favorite celebrity and why?
A: Lady Gaga, because of how unique she is!

Q: What do you love to do when you are off work?
A: Read, work on becoming my higher self.

Q: What is your favorite magazine?
A: Instyle.

Q: What star has the best style?
A: FKA Twigs.

Q: Who is your hero in real life?
A: Women.

Q: What’s your favorite place you’ve ever been to?
A: Bali, Indonesia.

Q: Besides doing hair, what do you like best about working with your clients?
A: Our talks.

Q: What stylist do you most admire?
A: Ahn Co Tran, Mayor Moon.

Q: What appeals to your wild side?
A: Tequila.

Q: Which famous person would you like to travel with?
A: Reese Witherspoon.

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Specializes in: Haircutting/Styling Keratin Treatments Japanese Hair Straightening Balayage/Ombre Color/Highlights

Bradley

Q: What is your favorite hair era?
A: 60’s and 70’s

Q: Five things you can’t live without…
A: I have six! water, food, air, blowdryer, scissors, and a comb.

Q: Where are you from?
A: San Francisco, CA.

Q: Who is your favorite movie star?
A: Cate Blanchett.

Q: What is your favorite band?
A: Smashing Pumpkins.

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: Count of Monte Cristo.

Q: Who is your favorite celebrity and why?
A: George Clooney- he keeps it real.

Q: What do you love to do when you are off work?
A: I love working in my garden and tending my Bonsai’s. I also love to paint in my studio!

Q: What is your favorite magazine?
A: Japanese hair mag’s.

Q: What star has the best style?
A: Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Brad Pitt.

Q: What’s your favorite place you’ve ever been to?
A: India, Bali, Bolivia.

Q: Which famous person would you like to travel with?
A: Jack Nicholson.

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Specializes in: Color/Highlights Balayage/Ombre

Jordan

Q: What made you choose hairdressing as a career?
A: Hair styling was something I was always good at. It always came naturally to me.

Q: What is your favorite hair era?
A: The 1960’s and 1970’s. I love the mix of super styled and softness

Q: What do you love about doing great hair?
A: Instant gratification. I can see the results of my creativity and skill immediately.

Q: Where are you from?
A: I’m from right here in San Francisco, CA

Q: What is your favorite thing about being on the Zindagi team?
A: I love being surrounded by such talented co-workers. There is so much knowledge in house, we are able to work as a team to keep pushing each other and finding solutions to new challenges.

Q: What is your favorite band?
A: The enigmatic Janis Joplin

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: Velveteen Rabbit

Q: Who is your favorite celebrity and why?
A: Natalie Wood

Q: What do you crave?
A: To always be inspired

Q: Who is your hero in real life?
A: My grandmother

Q: Where would you like to travel to?
A: India

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Specializes in: Haircutting/Styling Makeovers Color/Highlights Balayage/Ombre Keratin Treatments

Clare

Q: What made you choose hairdressing as a career?
A: I love working with people to help them create and elevate their individual style.

Q: What is your favorite hair era?
A: 50’s – 60’s!

Q: Five things you can’t live without…
A: Family, friends, nature, my Vitamin, and my contacts.

Q: Where are you from?
A: Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Q: Who is your favorite movie star?
A: Gina Lollabridgetta.

Q: What is your favorite band?
A: Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: Nectar.

Q: Who is your favorite celebrity and why?
A: Elizabeth Taylor because of her classic look and timeless style.

Q: What do you love to do when you are off work?
A: Go on outdoor adventures and spend time with my family and friends.

Q: What is your favorite magazine?
A: Vanity Fair.

Q: What star has the best style?
A: Gigi Hadid.

Q: Who is your hero in real life?
A: Mother Teresa.

Q: What’s your favorite place you’ve ever been to?
A: South Island, New Zealand.

Q: Besides doing hair, what do you like best about working with your clients?
A: I love that my clients trust me enough to work with them to create a look they can wear well!

Q: What stylist do you most admire?
A: Lucie Doughty and Annie Humphreys (two of my color and texture teachers at Vidal Sassoon).

Q: What appeals to your wild side?
A: Late night dance parties and mountain adventures.

Q: Which famous person would you like to travel with?
A: Morgan Freeman!

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Specializes in: Color/Highlights Balayage/Ombre

Richie

Q: What made you choose hairdressing as a career?
A: My friends were all doing it and having so much fun…We all have so much in common, I couldn’t go wrong.

Q: What is your favorite hair era?
A: The 1960s. All the geometric hair.

Q: What do you love about doing great hair?
A: Really listening to my clients, understanding what they want and coming up with creative solutions and resolving their problems.

Q: Where are you from?
A: Salinas Valley, CA

Q: What is your favorite thing about being on the Zindagi team?
A: The location is amazing, the Salon space is pure zen, and everyone is so warm and welcoming.

Q: Who is your fav movie star?
A: Joan Crawford, or Faye Dunaway as Joan

Q: What is your favorite band?
A: Palmbomen

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: The Men with the Pink Triangle – Real life accounts of men during the Holocaust

Q: Star with the best style?
A: Spencer Ludwig

Q: What do you love to do when you’re not working?
A: Being Social

Q: Where would you like to travel to?
A: Egypt / Pyramids

Q: Besides doing hair, what do you like best about working with your clients?
A: Really getting to know my clients. It’s like going to work to be with friends.

Q: What stylist do you most admire?
A: John Alanouf

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Specializes in: Haircutting/Styling Makeovers Color/Highlights Balayage/Ombre Keratin Treatments

Jeff

Q: What made you choose hairdressing as a career?
A: When I was young I would hang around my Aunt Margo’s salon and watch her interact with her clients and make beautiful hair. I was 12 years old when I told her, “I want to be just like you when I grow up.” I cut her hair now!

Q: What is your favorite hair era?
A: I would say current times! There are so many amazing hair styles of the past that can be revisited and updated.

Q: Five things you can’t live without…
A: Family, friends, music, burritos, and joy.

Q: Where are you from?
A: Woodland, CA.

Q: Who is your favorite movie star?
A: Gene Wilder.

Q: What is your favorite band?
A: The Cure or Depeche Mode.

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.

Q: Who is your favorite celebrity and why?
A: Santiago Calatrava the Spanish architect, his sculptural bridges and buildings bring beauty and function together as one.

Q: What do you love to do when you are off work?
A: Spend time with my wife, daughter, and dog. Mix and create music, take photos, relax, and have fun.

Q: What is your favorite magazine?
A: Dwell.

Q: What star has the best style?
A: Andre Iguodala.

Q: Who is your hero in real life?
A: Barak Obama.

Q: What’s your favorite place you’ve ever been to?
A: Lake Tahoe. I’ve been going there my whole life and it is always as beautiful and breathtaking as it was the times before.

Q: Besides doing hair, what do you like best about working with your clients?
A: The amazing relationships that you forge with clients, there are many I have done for 12-18 years. Without doing hair I would have never met these incredible people, and here we are traveling through time together and checking in every 6-8 weeks. I am so lucky!

Q: What stylist do you most admire?
A: The ones that bring joy and passion to their work everyday!

Q: Which famous person would you like to travel with?
A: Jimmy Fallon

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Specializes in: Color