Our Team

Gary Valenti

Owner & Mentor II Stylist

Gary Valenti graduated from @fremontbeautycollege and received his cosmetology license at age 17. Known for being a meticulous perfectionist, Gary’s work is classic & polished as well as beautiful and sexy. Throughout his career, he’s attended several accredited education courses on Balayage, Razor Cutting, Extensions and Master Coloring programs. His specialties include Balayage, Color Correction, Haircutting and Extensions. Gary runs the salon’s Associate Hairstylist Program and works with two Associates alongside him. He loves sharing his knowledge with up and coming stylists and loves to see people grow. He is dedicated to our salon and is always looking for ways to improve the guest experience.

Instagram @Styln730

Aj Sapinoso

Master Stylist

Aj began his journey in the beauty industry as a makeup artist for Mac cosmetics, however haircutting & coloring is now his main focus. Aj is a true artist and has the ability to see what looks good on you. He is what we described in the industry as a “natural”. He’s passionate about education and when it comes to hair he loves that laid back, lived- in, California style. It’s hard to say what his specialty is because he is so well rounded, but his balayage, lobs, razor work and Keratin/Brazilian Treatments are amazing!

Instagram @muaaj

Jesse Sanabria

Master Stylist

Jesse joined our in house training program 5 years ago and has since built a loyal following of guests who absolutely love him! Jesse works hard to give his guests a great experience and is very dedicated to his career. Jesse’s hairstyling esthetic is girly, young and flirty. He’s inspired by the California style of @johnnyramirez and the lived in city style of @ponysalon. Jesse is also a lover of everything @bumbleandbumble and represents the brand within our salon.

Instagram @jessesdoeshair

Sarah Anthony

Senior Stylist

Sarah is Paul Mitchell Alumna. She joined our team in 2017 and after successfully completing our in house training program, became a stylist in her own right. Her specialties include foiling and blondes. She has a gorgeous, polished aesthetic that we just love! Sarah quickly advanced to Level 2 stylist in barely a year. She is also a Kerastase ambassador.

*Knows Sign Language

Instagram @sarahanthonyartistry

Marjorie Somera

Advanced Stylist

Marjorie is @fremontbeautycollege alumna and entered our in house training program the day we opened our new location! Marjorie is not only a talented hairstylist but she’s also an amazing makeup artist as well! She was recently voted one of the Best In Fremont Makeup Artists! Her hairdressing aesthetic is young and fresh, yet polished and pretty! What makes Marjorie truly special is her sweet, positive and caring demeanor. Marjorie truly cares about her guests and making them happy. She really dedicates herself to ensuring each guest has a great experience in her chair!

Instagram @beautybymarjorieanne

Maira Contreras


Maira graduated @fremontbeautycollege and started her career with us in 2019! As with all of our stylists, she successfully completed our in house training program, and is now a stylist at our salon. Maira’s specialties include balayage, global lightening and vivid colors! Maira is a patient perfectionist and her transformations are absolutely stunning!

*Spanish Speaking

Instagram @hairbymairacee

Anna Harner


Anna is a recent graduate of Paul Mitchell in San Jose. She’s always had a passion for makeup and hair and is excited to embark on her career as a Hairstylist! Anna is sweet, hard working and organized. In her spare time she dedicates her time to cancer organizations.

Instagram @annas_beautycare

Andrea Ballesteros

Associate Stylist

Andrea is a recent graduate of @fremontbeautycollege. She joined our team excited and eager to learn. She has a great work ethic and we have no doubt she will be a talented stylist whom guests will come to love!

*Spanish Speaking

Instagram @glamatica

Britanny Brown


Brittany joined our team in 2018 already having a wealth of knowledge and experience in skincare. Not only does Britanny provide her guests with a relaxing experience in her treatment room, she is also results driven. Whether your are experiencing acne, pigmentation or signs of age, Britanny’s guests always rave about the visible difference in the look and feel of their skin after a treatment with her. She customizes each treatment to address your specific needs and will provide you with an at home maintenance plan. Britanny was also just voted Best In Fremont Aesthetician, which couldn’t be more deserving! In addition to facial services Britanny also offers waxing, Lash Lift and Lash Extension services!

Instagram @betterskinbybri

Helen Pham


Helen Pham is our lead, full-time manicurist. She brings several years of experience in natural nails including manicures, gel and pedicures. Her guests love her sweet, warm demeanor and great sense of humor. They also rave about how long her gel manicures last!

Instagram @nailsbyhelensv

Kim Chi


Kim Chi is a manicurist who offers both natural nails and acrylics. She is meticulous in her work and gives a great massage! Kim Chi works in our salons on Saturdays only.

Luisa Nunez

Salon Manager

Luisa is our Salon Manager. She recently moved to the Bay Area from Salem Oregon where she was a successful hairstylist behind the chair for 7 years and also owned her own salon. Luisa is a warm, sweet and caring person. She takes pride in ensuring each and every guest has a great experience at our salon and is also a positive cheerleader for our staff!

*Spanish Speaking

Patricia Rojas

Front Desk Manager
Patty is our Front Desk Manager. She is currently studying Forensic Psychology at Ohlone College. Patty loves all things beauty and owns her own lash business. Her background in the beauty industry allows her to meet and exceed all of our guest’s needs. With a bubbly personality, full glam make-up, and mermaid length hair, Patty will be sure to capture your attention and welcome you into Salon Valenti.
*Spanish Speaking

Jamie Zamora

Front Desk Guest Care Expert

Jamie is our lead Front Desk Guest Care Expert. She’s been part of our team for a few years now and has become one of our salon’s most recognizable faces and voices! Known for her bubbly and outgoing personality, Jamie is well known amongst our clientele and cares about delivering a great guest experience to each and every one of them. Aside from being a hard worker at our salon, Jamie is going to school for Communications.

Celine Garcia

Front Desk Guest Care Expert

Celine is one of our front desk care experts. She is a mom to an adorable French bulldog, Milo. In her off time, Celine is out exploring the beautiful scenery The Bay has to offer. She is working towards her goal of becoming a licensed esthetician. 

Stefhanie Dela Pena

Front Desk Guest Care Expert

Stefhanie is one of our front desk care experts who joined our team in February 2021. She enjoys scenic wine tasting and beach days with her friends and family. Stefhanie has a goal of becoming a licensed hairstylist. You may even see her in our in-house training program in the future!

Malia Bugarin

Front Desk Guest Care Expert

Malia is our newest front desk guest care expert. When not at work she enjoys physical activities such as dancing competitively and working on her fitness. Malia’s goal is to become a licensed lash artist!