As a little girl, while styling my Barbie dolls hair, I had no idea I would turn out to be one of the most in-demand Hair Stylists. My background in arts tuned my advantageous natural artistic sense into an eye for detail. Everyone that leaves my station turns into a piece of fine art, like my paintings.
I complemented my education at Vidal Sassoon, Altiery, and Sebastian. I specialize in everything, but my true love is long hair, hair color design, bridal, and make-up. After working in a major Santa Monica salon, I now provide my skills in San Luis Obispo.
As co-owner of Shift, I strive for perfection in not only my personal business, but also making sure everyone entering Shift has a great experience
Born and raised in Italy, I moved to Paris with a fresh Hairdressing license. I realized my first ambition working for the famous Jean Louis David, in the opinion of many, the best Hairdresser in the world. My talents were immediately recognized by my mentor and became his personal assistant.
Gravitating in a world of models, show business, international hair shows and designing techniques, the J.L.David franchise grew, and I climbed every step of the ladder to become the Artistic Director / Manager of the J.L.David school, and owned a salon in France.
After 17 years in France, and affluent in Italian and French, I started a new adventure via New York, Fort Lauderdale and now co-owning Shift here in San Luis Obispo, providing superior individual qualities directly to my clients.
I have been a Hair Stylist and love my work since 1989. In addition to my full time "behind the chair" achievements, I spent 10 years as an Artistic Advisor for L'oreal Professional, teaching color classes and working at hair shows through-out the US as well as San Luis Obispo County.
I strongly believe in continuing my education to keep current with new products and trends and my travels around the world.
Being a co-owner of Shift has made me appreciate the level of skill needed to be a top salon, and I work hard at making it successful.
After double majoring in Chemistry and Biology, and owning an Optical Design company, I decided to switch to artistic side of my brain. This is where I realized that my previous studies and work applied to my new love, Hair Styling. I have an excellent understanding of the chemical side of the business due to my previous education and cutting and creating hairstyles come natural.
I love to create a look from beggining to end and both personal and styling education is very important to me. The continuing education I receive with professionals like Kerastase, Sebastian, Shu Uemura, Farouk Systems, and Brazilian Blowout assures up-to-date techniques and styles. I work in all facets of hair styling including thermal reconditioning (Japanese straightening) and Brazilian Blowouts.
As a co-owner of Shift Hair, my expectations for client satisfaction is very high. I love to have fun with my clients and fellow stylist,and I end my day by reviewing everything I learned from them.
If you are looking for the perfect hairstyle to compliment your face shape or skin tone, my experience and education will find it for you. I love to see the smiles on my clients faces when they walk out the door.
From natural coloring and hi-lites to a more modern / contemporary fashion colors, my coloring techniques are are well planned out. I love to create a haircut that flows with your personality. Together your total color/cut experience will be very satisfying.
I moved from Germany and started my career as stylist in California. More than 17 years I specialized in precision cutting, color, and all facets of the hair industry. My artistic vision and impeccable attention to detail aids me in coming up with styles individualized to my clients needs.
I am a Certified Goldwell, Italy, and Wella Color specialist, and my talent is creating natural looking color and highlights, and fabulous haircuts! I trained and expanded upon the techniques of Vidal Sassoon, Toni & Guy, and Pivot Point in Germany, and continue to improve my skills training with elite educators. Affluent in German, I have a contemporary vision, and dedicated to make sure each has the best service, and leaves feeling great!
No matter what style you are looking for, from classic to avant-guard, you will be very satisfied with your results.
Hi, my name is Jill and welcome to Shift. I’m excited to start building a clientele here in San Luis Obispo. I’m a salon owner in Visalia, CA and have been for the last 15 years. I’ve been in the hair industry for about 30 years and specialize in color. Throughout my career, I’ve found it most important to always learn and continue my education. This keeps me on the cutting edge of the latest styles and colors. I also place a high value in listening to my clients to ensure I achieve what they’re looking for. I have always loved this industry, and I’m excited to share what I’ve learned with you.
The moment in massage school when I massaged my first body, I knew I had found my passion.
I graduated from Central Coast School of Bodytherapy in January 1995 with a good foundation, and then went on to pursue other massage modalities to broaden my abilities to help client's be out of pain as well as enjoy relaxation.
I LOVE what I do and have continued to expand my education while enjoying a successful 23 yr. career as a Massage Therapist.
With the loss of Lisa, we lost a family member...But she is here in our hearts and in spirit