I have been styling hair for 22 years. I grew up in Northern California where I trained and worked for 8 years. I moved to San Diego and styled hair for 3 years and in August 2001, made the move to the desert where I made Peoria Arizona my home, and I have been here ever since. I opened J Salon with my partner Jim Le in 2006.
I was an educator with Bain De Terre, Logics, and I am a certified colorist with Matrix & Wella as well. I performed platform work at several hair shows with these companies. In 1990 I was invited to work with Clairol in New York City, which I had to decline, because of my baby girl.
Continuing Education is a crucial part of this business and I incorporate this into our salon. I am personally certified in the Coppola Keratin smoothing system, Flash point extensions and in the Japanese thermal straightening system. I was fortunate enough to travel to London for the Wella color and style release. I have also received training in Paris and London.
I have been styling hair for 12 years. I trained in San Diego CA, and I moved to Arizona 2001 where I call Peoria my home. J Salon was opened with Julian Luna in 2006 and we have been going strong ever since. We remodeled the salon in January of 2012, and it has a fresh and a modern feel.
We have a great staff with many years of experience between all of us. I enjoy my work so much that I have not worked a day since I started styling hair.
I am certified in the Coppola Keratin smoothing system, Flash Point extensions and in the Japanese thermal straightening system. I was fortunate enough to travel to London for the Wella color and style release. I will also be in Paris and London this August/September, 2013 for training.
I am an Experienced Stylist that has enjoyed styling hair in the Valley for the last 20 years. I have been at J Salon since its opening in 2006 and I am blessed to work with a great team of stylist. I like all aspects of styling both Men's and Woman's Hair. My Favorites are hair cutting and coloring from the basics to the latest's styling trends.
I got my hairstyling education in Las Vegas, NV studying at Marinello Schools of Beauty at the "Top" of my class. I continue to expand my hairstyling knowledge by attending Hair Shows and Classes as much as I can.
I have been at JSalon since 2007.
I have twenty plus years of experience in the hair and beauty industry. A graduate of Cosmetology School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I began my career working for Louis Schmidt, a former International Coiffure Award Winner. After Louis Schmidt’s retirement I moved to Arizona.
During the next six years I had fun working on an assortment of events. These included Ellemagazine photo shoots, several on location movies, working with local artists and the Biltmore Hotel with major fashion shows, sports and wedding events. In 1996 a family crisis brought me back to Michigan where I started working for Salon Enterprises, Inc.
Mentored by Max Matteson, Master in the Beauty industry and The U.S.A. National Hair Association Team. With my motivational skills I was soon managing all eighteen locations as the Regional Styles Director for the entire corporation. Technical training, correcting customer complaints, and motivation were the top priorities on my list. I organized and participated in television commercials, judged competitions, and was the President of the Artistic team that released photos throughout twenty two countries. I attended many private motivational and technical classes nationally with well known artists and mentored my employees on these programs. Due to my husband’s employment transfers we relocated to Chicago Illinois, Boca Raton, Florida, High Point, North Carolina, and now we have settled back in Arizona where I am currently managing my own business (KBL Studio L.L.C).
I have been professionally trained in Wella Koleston Perfect in New York City. I have attended many advanced training seminars including, but not limited to, Disney Keys To Excellence which is certified by the Disney Institute. I have trained in Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, and Phoenix. If it’s Creative Hair Color, Precision Cutting, Coiffure Designs, Hair Extensions, Color Correction, or Teaching, I have a strong passion for what I do. I desire to learn more everyday.
Earlier in 2012, we took the 1st place title of Supreme Salon of Arizona in the first ever Hair Wars competition. This title helped us advance to the Hair Wars World Championships on December 2nd, 2012 at the “W Hotel” in Scottsdale, Arizona.
On December 2nd 2012 I, along with other artistic J Salon members competed in the Hair Wars World Championships at the “W Hotel” in Scottsdale, Arizona. We took First Place for the second year in a row! This was a tough competition and we congratulate all of our competitors for bringing out the best in us.
Together, I believe “it is best to share knowledge and inspirations, because it is amazing what evolves, visually, emotionally and spiritually.“
My name is Monica Mendivil I have 15 yrs. exp. in the salon industry. I first assisted for 4 months and began booth rental right away and have been doing so ever since. I really enjoy doing updo's whether it's for a special occasion or your special wedding day.
Hobbies I enjoy are: photography, interior design, and most of all fashion design.
I guess you can say I like to make things look their best. I take pride in my work and I like to take my time to make sure I execute my work.
I guess you can say I like to make things look their best. I take pride in my work and I like to take my time to make sure that I have performed the best that I can.
As a eleven year stylist Bernie has been artistically creating new styles,color,and transforming hair to help create new trends. Keeps up to date with modern color and hair styles to keep you looking good and feeling confident about yourself.
Bernie also has been recreating women's look with extensions and teaching each client how to choose and use their products correctly and create a polished finish. You can also book with me online.
Rachel Has been in the industry for 23 years. 19 of them have been as an educator with Joico, 10 with ISO, and 2 years with Beth Manardi. Rachel inspires colorists all over the country and clients now in Arizona, as she adapts style, color placement and technique into fashion-forward looks. Her creativity combines a strong understanding of hair color chemistry and an eye for shade and tonal combinations to help you achieve exactly what you are looking for with every creation. Training with Sassoon in her early career. Rachel can give you her client, a fabulous cut.
Inspired by the the stylists she teaches, Rachel says “Nothing beats when you see the light come on for someone as a result of something you explained. Or when you give your Client that one Look they have been longing for. I cant wait to have you in my chair and let me Pamper you.
I have been in the industry for 26 years, during that time I owned my own business for 22 years. I was an educator for I.S.O. for four years. I specialize in curly hair, texture & Color.
I am certified in Dream Catcher Hair Extensions & Brazilian Blowouts.
A fun and very cool person to be around. She is classy and always ready to make someone over.
Amerah is a talented stylist that has many different passions. She has been exposed to and worked in this industry for nearly 10 years. Doing hair is not just a passion but a calling for her. With her strong attention to detail and her eye for color, she does hair with a unique style and flare.
She began her studies at Artistic Beauty College where she earned her license for hair design and color. Hair is not her only talent, she has studied extensively in the art of makeup, (personal and theatrical), at the accredited Academy of Joe Blasco, in Hollywood California.
She has recently learned the unique art of eyelash extension. She has practiced her skills in an array of different venues ranging from hair shows to weddings as well different theatrical events around the valley. She has traveled to different cities throughout Arizona and California for the love of her craft. She has trained and worked with some of the highest regarded hair artists such as Nancy Lee as well as assisting for the stylist to celebrities Kim Vo.
I Graduated Maricopa beauty school 2004. I Specialize in women, men cuts & color.
I have continued with my growth in the industry by attending many TIGI cut classes, Johnny B and other various vendors with in the industry. I also am a certified stylist for Brazilian blow outs.
On my spare time I love to hang out with my family and friends. My kids are the most important in my life. Love to go to the movies once a week.
My services are
Cuts, color, highlights, perm, styles, updos , waxing,
HI, Cody Bath here, I am your Front Desk Representative. I am one of the voices you hear on the phone and smile you see when you come in. I love what I do at J Salon.
I was born and raised in Colorado. I came to the valley eight years ago, and was living in Surprise, AZ. I graduated at Willow Canyon, class of 2011, and am now working on a degree in Business Management.