Stylists

JENNIFER

Creative Director

Jennifer loves her Guests and her profession even more now than when she began coloring & cutting in China after a 2-year apprenticeship, nearly 40 years ago. She sold 5 salons there, then plied her craft in San Francisco until founding Essence Salon in 2005. She studied at Sassoon Academies in London, San Francisco, LA and Shanghai, earning an In-Salon Educator certificate. She took Toni & Guy classes in LA & Hong Kong. She took myriad coloring courses including Schwarzkopf's Royal Master Academy. Today, Jennifer colors & cuts, travels, learns new techniques, donates her skills to charity and teaches the team the art and science of bringing out one's inner beauty, their "Essence", thereby creating "happiness through hairstyling".

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TRICIA

Master Colorist, Master Stylist

Tricia has decades of experience in cut and color. She apprenticed under some of the biggest names in Southern California and eventually became Artist for many famous personalities in Hollywood. Tricia spent a few years in Florida and then returned to California where she continued to bring her Guests happiness through her hairstyling as the Artistic Director in the salon where she worked. Tricia’s passion for her art drives her to continue her growth through advanced education at Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica.

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GRACE

Senior Colorist, Senior Stylist

Grace learned to color and cut hair in a school for the performing arts in her native Taiwan. After graduation, she worked for a TV production company doing hair and makeup for the actors and actresses in various productions. She even performed in some of the variety shows as a singer. After eight years there, she immigrated to the US and worked as a stylist on fifth avenue in New York. She worked in a salon and also did runway work. After 10 years in New York, she moved to Cupertino and has been styling hair in the bay area ever since. She loves to create happiness and does so everyday with her colors and cuts.

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JIMMY

Senior Colorist, Senior Stylist

Jimmy was born and raised in San Jose where he attended Cosmetology school. He was drawn to the industry by his love of people and the art form. He draws immense personal satisfaction by working with his Guests to bring out their inner beauty and in the process, creating a very personal artwork for them. Jimmy has traveled across the country to study under some of the biggest names in the industry including Jon Reyman in Boston and many masters at the Energizing Summit for Color in LA. He has also attended the Vidal Sassoon Academy in San Francisco. He plans on continuing his education through Sassoon Academies and in-salon training.

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CAROL

Colorist, Stylist

Carol began cutting and coloring hair in 2005 for fun back in her native China. It provided great stress relief from her full time job as a nurse in a large hospital. When she immigrated to the US, Carol decided to change careers and pursue her passion for hair. She attended the 44 week Cosmetology program at Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica. After graduating and obtaining her license, Carol joined Essence Salon where she received one to one training from Jennifer and coaching from our Master Artists. Carol loves to create "happiness through hairstyling".

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MARY

Colorist, Stylist

Mary began pursuing her passion for hair in 1997. She put her styling career on hold to raise her children and run a successful business in another field. With the kids grown, Mary once again began pursuing her passion. She came to Essence Salon where she was coached and mentored by our Master Stylists and Creative Director. She uses the skills she has perfected to bring beauty and happiness to her Guests.

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SARAH

Colorist, Stylist

Sarah attended Paul Mitchell, The School in San Jose where she graduated at the top of her class. She joined our team soon after and began one on one training with Jennifer. She also attended Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica and took Schwarzkopf color classes in the salon. She came to the business because “an awesome cut and color is a great way to bring people happiness” and Sarah loves to bring it.

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