• Staff


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    Vincent Gotti – Master Cutter, Educator

    Vincent Gotti is well known for his PRECISION CUTS here at Mu Salon. He is now our Master Cutter specializing in haircuts only. Vincent studied at the posh Vidal Sassoon Academy in London where he developed his sense of style and beauty and mastered the art of precision cutting. He has spent the last seventeen years as a hair cutter in prestigious salons in the Bay area. He joined MU Salon when we first opened in 2008 as our Director of Education; teaching the ABC Cutting Method of Vidal Sassoon.

    Aside from being a visionary in the hair industry, Vincent’s other passion is photography. He spent years in Asia sharpenning his skills and developing his craft. In 2011, Vincent decided to take his passion to the next level by opening The Candy Factory Studio, a hub where up and rising models develop their portfolios. To add another feather to his cap, Vincent was assigned to be the Director of Photography for GEV Magazine, a fashion/food/lifestyle magazine where he is responsible for most of the major editorial and cover shots.

    He believes that the foundation to every hairstyle and color starts at the very shape of the cut. Once you have a great hair cut; everything falls into shape.


    Yadira
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    Yadira – Stylist

    Yadira Nelson is a highly talented stylist with over seven years of experience. She attended Estes Institute of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences, completed Sassoon Academy’s classes on cutting techniques and continues to use industry leading training resources to stay current with the latest hairstyles and color trends.

    Since becoming a stylist she has worked at salons in Visalia, California, Oklahoma City and Bay Area. She became the newest member of the Mu Salon team in 2011. Being a fashionista herself, Her creativity and attention to detail is influenced by some of her favorite designers.

    Married for 7 years, Yadira and her husband have always lived a life less ordinary. Walnut creek residents for the last two years they enjoy exploring and experiencing all the Bay area has to offer, especially the great eateries and running trails.

    Yadira’s areas of expertise include long layering techniques, personally customized highlights, Keratin and Brazilian smoothing treatments and formal styles. Her ability to speak both Spanish and English holds a special, unique trait here at Mu Salon. .


    Liz
     

    Liz – Stylist
    With over 6 years experience behind the chair, Liz specializes in color correction, highlights as well as men’s and women’s haircuts. Following her graduation from Toni and Guy Academy, she completed an 18 month internship at a renown salon on Fifth Avenue, New York City where she learned how to evaluate different face shapes, textures and personal styles in order to make suggestions on the most fitting cut and color, producing a unique look which would complement one’s lifestyle. Her continuing education credits include courses at Wella World Studios and Sassoon Academy. Liz is certified at Brazilian Blowout, Keratin Smoothing Treatments and hair extensions. She also performs in-salon make-up applications for bridal parties and other special occasions.
    “My passion is using my creativity and skills to create a look that suits your lifestyle and then teach you to re-create the look at home so you can look and feel great every day. It is my goal to make your hair … make you happy!”

    Madison
     

    Madison – Junior Stylist

    Madison, an accomplished Jr Stylist, is the newest member of the Mu Salon team. Madison’s spirit and skills continue to grow and blossom in her new environment. State Board Licensed and certified in both Cosmetology and Fashion Make-up, Madison graduated top of her class from Dublin Beauty College and the prestigious MUD (Make-Up Designory) School in Burbank California. With a few years of experience, she has developed a passion specifically for highlights and color. Her keen eye and fashion sense, combined with her genuine heart, set her apart as a complete artist with the ability to visualize. For her, this is a lifestyle not a profession.

    Born and raised in the East Bay, she enjoys camping, music, baking, and dogs, especially her newest addition Molly.