Originally from NY, Dani knew she wanted to become a hairstylist when she was just 6 years old. Sitting in a salon, crying like the baby she was, all the stylists in the salon gathered around and made her feel pretty and happy. She knew then and there that a hair salon (2nd only to Disneyland) was the happiest place on earth. Trained with an educator from Vidal Sasson Academy from London, Dani competed nationally and worked for 4 1/2 years as a National Platform Artist. She created educational videos for cuts and colors as well as being featured in several hair styling magazines, like Modern Salon and Passions. Always seeking to work in a salon that had bright natural light, good energy, drama-free staff, but always finding something missing…she created Trim a salon.
"I have the best job in the world! I feel like I get to play all day long with my friends and they leave happy because they spent time with me".
Master Artist, Nadirah Volpe is a versatile stylist with almost 15 years in the industry. A natural artist, she spent her childhood drawing, painting, sewing, and giving her dolls makeovers. Today she is an in-demand L.A. hairdresser, who has build her reputation on her extensive knowledge of styling tradition and exceptional technique. She's done hair for the B 52's and her work has been featured in Modern Salon magazine for two editorial shoots and one feature article. Her work can also be found in American Salon Magazine, Beauty Launchpad, Salon Centric magazine as well as covers for Estetica Mexico and Hot Rod Magazine. She also has worked at several Los Angeles and New York fashion weeks including two years as lead stylist for Betsey Johnson.
Hair styling is in her blood, literally. Her mother, a stylist and salon owner for decades, influenced Frida's decision to continue the family trade for the next generation. Now, with 23 years under her belt, she is the perfect professional to add to our high level of expertise here at Trim. After graduating Marinello Beauty School she hit the floor running. Starting her career and building clientele at Salon Bianco, she quickly became invaluable to the industry. One of their top stylists out of 25, Schwarzkopf flew her to be a part of their prestigious hair show in London. Traveling the nation for fashion shows, hair shows, events and tv styling, there isn’t anything Frida isn’t a pro at. She loves any and everything HAIR.
“I feel so grateful to do what I do and so blessed to have such wonderful clients. They make my day!"
Vanessa's story started when she was 6 years old. While getting her hair cut, she discovered she loved the sound of sharp shears trimming her hair. Shortly thereafter, Vanessa began her styling career by teaching herself how to french braid on her Barbie dolls. Little did she know her love of styling would eventually payoff when Allure magazine awarded her best blowdry in 2010. Educated through Paul Mitchell the School she eventually went on to train with their Advanced Academy putting her a step above certifying her as a color specialist. She continues to expand her talents and became an Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Hairstyling on The Young and the Restless for their 2019 nomination.
Nareh knew at the age of five that the haircare industry was for her. After growing up in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Austria, and Netherlands, her family settled in LA, where she always dreamed of working as a salon stylist. While others focused on school or social life, she made phone calls to local stylists and asked them questions about becoming a successful hairdresser. She trained at the prestigious Paul Mitchell The School right after high school, and was the first student to earn honors in cutting, color, and texture, and the very first to make it on to Dean's List. She was a winner of NAHA's subsection Beacon, which titled her for one of the year's best students in the entire country. She specializes in balayage and trendy cuts, but welcomes every hair type and texture into her chair to work her craft.
At a young age Orit was always fascinated watching her mother get her hair done, and the smile on her face after was the best thing ever! Transforming someone's hair also transforms someone's personality. At 17 years old, directly after graduating high school, Orit attended The Sherman Oaks Paul Mitchell School and is constantly keeping in touch with new techniques and styles. Her hands are always running through clients, friends, and even her own hair doing beautiful braids and styles. It's not work when it's something you love, it's a driven passion. Orit's dedication to give her clients the best hair is an inspiration to all hairdressers!
"Being a hairdresser is such a satisfying career. Someone feels better about themselves and you know you created that feeling."
Staying up-to-date over her 13 years in the industry with the latest trends in Hair, Shay covers the gamut of all things hair. She earned simultaneous degrees: her Cosmetology License from Paul Mitchell The School and Cal State University Northridge with a BA in Business. Shay is honored to be a part of her clients’ journey, shining their day while keeping the health and integrity of their hair. She started her Shine By Shay brand in 2015 to cater to people of all genders and hair types. In August 2019 she branched out to the city of Studio City at Trim a Salon increasing accessibility for her clientele. Shay is a big believer in growth and continues to further her education by attending ongoing Paul Mitchell, Kevin Murphy, Wella Institute classes and more. She has empathy and compassion for all her clients making their hair dreams come true and shine whether it is a complete transformation or a simple freshening up, she is ready to explore with you.
Cali born and raised, Lisa has been styling hair for nearly three decades. Her career has been structured by not only one, but two beauty schools, including world renowned Vidal Sassoon. Gaining the best possible training early on, made Lisa a force to be reckoned with. Working with her celebrity clientele in Beverly Hills for over five years led to rewarding work doing hair and makeup for editorial photo shoots. After all that fun, she has now settled in Studio City at Trim a salon. As a color and keratin specialist, her chair is filled with loyal and happy clients.
Leslie may be new to the hairstyling scene, but if you’re a friend to the salon, she may be a familiar face. She’s been our receptionist/assistant for the past two years and is making her transition onto the salon floor! Having a passion for hair since she was young, she enrolled herself in Paul Mitchell the School in Sherman Oaks. With such dedication to learn more about hair, she started working with Trim a salon and since day one hasn’t stopped asking questions about haircutting and coloring. She’s been great as our receptionist but she’s even better as our second junior stylist! Her diligence and love of the craft is definitely apparent in the way she works with every client she encounters.
After spending a few years in college pursuing a career in the medical field, Candice decided to take a break and soul search. She found herself working as a receptionist at a nail salon and during her time there, she discovered her passion for all things beauty. After leaving the salon, she looked into different beauty schools in her area and fell in love with the culture at the Paul Mitchell the School in Sherman Oaks. Even as a student, she sought to educate herself in the industry outside of school. And so she applied for an apprenticeship at Trim a salon and had been assisting during her time as a student. Upon graduating from Paul Mitchell and getting licensed, she immediately transitioned from being an apprentice to being Trim a salon’s first Junior Stylist. She loves to challenge herself and work on major transformations, like vivid (fashion) color work. When she’s not at Trim a salon, she’s out and about working on set for photo shoots and commercials as a nail artist.
Tony Cuenca's passion for hairstyling began at an early age, working at the Wella Sebastian studio in Woodland Hills where he honed his skills and perfected his technique. His commitment and years of experience have led him to work on fashion shows and photo shoots, mentor his peers, and share his exceptional talent and expertise with a list of loyal clients that appreciate his attention to detail. Most importantly though, his aesthetics finds inspiration in each client. “I love to dedicate time on each and every client to design a color and haircut that compliments their personal style, bringing their beauty to the foreground with a fresh approach”
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