Nicole Pearce / cut & style
LA native Nicole has trained and worked with some of the best in the business. From commercials, to music videos, editorials, and film she finds herself happiest in the salon. Her passion is to make people feel beautiful in her chair by devising a hairstyle to match their personality and lifestyle. Nicole excels in soft sexy layers, modern styles, and tousled waves. Her male clients love their cuts because they can easily transition from the boardroom to a night out. Nicole delivers excellent results time and time again.
Nathan Smith / cut & style
Nathan comes from a family of hairdressers and started his career by enrolling at the Toni & Guy academy in Scottsdale in 2011. He then went on to work behind the chair at Toni & Guy specializing in haircutting and styling. In his career there he worked on photo shoots, traveled the country for advanced classes to grow his craft and also was part of management. When he discovered the desert wasn’t for him anymore he moved to Southern California and became part of the Cie salon team, Growing his skills in current women’s and men’s trends.
Jonathan Colombini / cut & style
A dynamic hair stylist with almost two decades of industry experience and an extensive list of celebrity clients including Kendall and Kylie Jenner*. In addition to having his work appear in publications like Vogue and Elle and on TV for E! and Netflix, he is eager to share his knowledge and passion for hair through tutorials and on-camera TV appearances in the US and Australia.
Cares Mills / cut & style, color + extensions
27 years experience, Mills began her career in New York City and after spending 3 years between Manhattan and Beverly Hills at Louis Licari Color Group, she joined the diPietro Todd Salons and Academy in San Francisco where she has held the title of Assistant Director of Color for over 2 decades. She studied French Balayage techniques at the Jacques Dessange Institute in Paris in 2006 and 5 years ago began developing balayage programs for Matrix (a division of L’Oreal). She has traveled North America teaching thousands of hairdresser the art of balayage & how to perfect the freehand hairpainting technique. She won an award at the L’Oreal Professionnel Color and Style Trophy, a prestigious global hairdressing competition.
Mills specializes in extensions, creative color, dimensional highlights and is known for her distinctive knife-based highlighting technique. Her work has graced the pages of the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and the Marin IJ. She has had the pleasure of working in film and television with many famous models, actors, and musicians and has traveled with members of Journey and the Real Housewives.
SHAWNA FOSTER / colorist
Massachusetts native, Shawna Foster found her passion for color later in life. After acquiring what some might call “business maturity” on the east coast Shawna decided it was time for a change of pace. Moving to California in 2008 changed Shawna’s life. Spending endless hours surfing, and countless days at the beach sparked a creativity she had always had a passion for. Those salty golden beach tresses she saw so often out in the line up was something she wanted to recreate. Everyone loves a surfer girl! She spent her early years as a colorist assisting Heather Cie of Cie Salon Malibu. Shawna’s inspiration for creating natural looking beachy blondes and brondes, comes from the very community and beaches of Malibu where she works. Her down to earth personality and style allows clients to feel at ease and comfortable while working together to create a more beautiful you.
Heather Cie / principal, colorist
Heather Cie creates color that looks natural, on-trend and most importantly, strikingly gorgeous. Allure Magazine named Heather Cie one of the top colorists in Los Angeles—5 Stars in early 2014. Heather Cie has become a celebrated colorist in Beverly Hills working at Ramirez Tran Salon and training for three years under Tracey Cunningham of Meche Salon, the noted celebrity colorist and an owner of Meche Salon. Given the prestige of her training at Meche Salon, Heather has helped color some of the world’s most celebrated actresses and fashion icons including Jennifer Lopez, Gwenyth, Paltrow, Emily Blunt, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Emma Stone, Fergie, Lily Aldridge, Charlize Theron, Julia Dreyfus, and so many more.