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

Senior 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

Rachael Sanabria

Advanced Stylist

Rachael is @fremontbeautycollege alumna and was one of the first stylists to join and complete our in house training program over 6 years ago! Throughout her career, Rachael has received some of the top training from the Toni & Guy Academy, Goldwell Academy and Bumble & Bumble. Rachael loves to do shags, vivid colors, highlights and balayage! In addition to being a hairstylist, Rachael is the proud mom of two handsome boys, Axton and Monroe.

Instagram @huurbyray

Sarah Anthony

Advanced Stylist

Sarah is Paul Mitchell Alumna. She joined our team in 2018 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

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

Stylist

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

Associate Stylist

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

Aesthetician

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

Manicurist

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

Manicurist

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

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.

Amelia Stauff

Front Desk Guest Care Expert

Amelia is one of our Front Desk Guest Care Experts. She is a mom to a beautiful daughter and is also a talented makeup artist. She has a passion for the beauty industry and has recently enrolled in Cosmetology school. Amelia’s dream is to be a successful hairstylist & makeup artist!

Zainab Shaikh

Front Desk Guest Care Expert

Zainab is one of our Front Desk, Guest Care Experts! She is detail oriented and has a warm, friendly personality. Zainab loves working with our guests and is also fluent in Hindi & Urdu. She is currently going to school to study Industrial Psychology.

*Speaks Hindi & Urdu