Team

MICHAEL ZALDIVAR

OWNER

L.A. native, Michael Zaldivar discovered his love of hair early on. In his 22 years as a hair stylist, Michael’s signature sun-kissed, wearable hair established him as a sought after colorist and stylist in Pasadena. In 2009, he opened Union Salon with the goal of creating a comfortable space for talented and creative hair stylists to practice the craft of hairdressing. His dedication to the client experience continues to make Union Salon a success.

 

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STEPHANIE BARSOTTI

GENERAL MANAGER

 

   

ERIKA BABAYAN

STYLIST

 

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CANDICE BLAAUW

STYLIST

 

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CC

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LIEN DOWLING

STYLIST

 

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JESSICA CANZONERI

STYLIST

Jessica has been doing hair for 8+years. She enjoys creating beautiful, multidimensional color and cuts. Originally from Florida, she trained at Paul Mitchell. She moved to California in 2009 where she began styling hair in television and film. She attends advanced courses to ensure she gives her clients the latest hair trends. A very important part of her profession is listening carefully to what her clients want to achieve. Making clients feel good about themselves is what makes her job so rewarding.

 

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AMY CHEN

STYLIST

Amy has been a stylist for 10 years. Vidal Sassoon trained; she has mastered the art of precision cutting as well as creative color and styling. She also specializes in formal hairstyling and make-up for weddings and editorial photography.

 

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NICKY DOMMETT

STYLIST

 

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JULIE LUKE

STYLIST

Julie Jensen has been doing hair for nearly six years, and enjoys what she does with enthusiasm and joy. She specializes in men’s hair, color, formal styling, and makeup. She attended Northwest Hair Academy in Everett, Washington. Taking her thirst and knowledge from there Julie worked at a Paul Mitchell Signature Salon in Snohomish, Washington. For the last three years she has been located in Southern California and has made Los Angeles her home. In her mind, working in this industry is much less of a job; much more of a passion. Her love of people gives her a unique touch that is catered to the client and their vision.

 

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DAVID LEWIS

STYLIST

He’s been in the business since 1997. David is licensed in both cosmetology and barbery. His specialty is in both color correction and cutting. David believes in non stop education to be successful in this industry in which he loves. He especially loves the people, both coworkers as well as the clients. He’s most grateful to be working with such a great TEAM of people.

 

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ALIXSANDRA LOPEZ

STYLIST

Alix Sandra is one of our senior stylists and has been in the industry for over 20 years. Her experience is evident in the artistry and excellence in her work. Alix has styled fashion editorials, commercials, music videos, as well as the MTV Music Awards. She is also proud to have completed comprehensive training at The Vidal Sassoon Academy. Throughout her career, Alix has traveled extensively through Europe, Japan and New York, searching for innovative techniques, creativity and cultural inspiration to bring back to her clients through cut and color. A master at her craft, Alix is also extremely passionate about the service she provides to her customers. Alix is inspired by art, fashion, photography, and most of all… travel.

 

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CINTHYA LOPEZ JUN

STYLIST

 

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JENNIFER LOPICCOLO

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DEBBIE LY

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LORA MACKEY

STYLIST

Lora was born and raised in Pasadena, which is also where she currently provides her services as a hair stylist. With over 7 years in the industry, Lora has advanced her craft to span virtually every aspect of the art of hair styling. She has been sought after to provide her expertise for photo shoots, fashion shows, weddings, and other special events. She possesses experience in a multitude of areas such as extensions, color correction, and the latest hair cutting trends for both men and women.

Lora stays current with all of the latest hair trends to give her clients the most cutting edge styles. She continues her education and has attended advanced training through many of today’s top beauty industry professionals. Lora’s primary goal with every client is to provide a specialized service that highlights their unique traits. She sees every individual as different from the next, which allows her to apply her artistic talent to tailor the result to best suit the canvas. Lora is friendly, outgoing, and provides an environment of serenity to compliment an impeccable level of service.

 

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GEORGETTE PADILLA

STYLIST

 

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MARIEL SANDOVAL

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MIRIAM SILVA

STYLIST

Men’s or women’s, curly or straight, long or short – Miriam does beautiful work with all types of hair.
Launching her career at Vidal Sassoon’s Beverly Hills salon 15 years ago at a time when Vidal personally frequented the salon and his famed collaborator, Tim Hartley, was Sassoon’s Creative Director, Miriam combines her learnings from these masters with her innate talent and passion for style.
As an award-winning Director for Sassoon’s San Francisco’s salon, Miriam created hairstyles for Robert Redford as well as countless Silicon Valley executives and San Francisco artists.
After the birth of her daughter, Miriam returned to LA, joining the team at Union Salon. She begins by connecting with you, ensuring that your haircut is personalized and draws upon your lifestyle. Cutting from the heart and always open to new ideas, Miriam listens to her clients and applies her expertise to deliver the look that you desire.

 

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SABINA TOBIAS

STYLIST

 

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NICK CHU

STYLIST

 

JAMES GILBERT

STYLIST

 

JESSICA PROULX

STYLIST

 

CHIYUKI FURUTA

STYLIST

Chiyuki is a hairstylist with over 15 years experience in the salon business. Originally from Tokyo Japan, she moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to build upon her already impressive career. Her array of talents includes cut, hair color, perm, braids etc. In addition to her salon work, Chiyuki’s career has expanded in the world of fashion, music videos, photo shoots & broadcast television. Her well-rounded creative career in the United States will continue to grow as she engages herself in all aspects of the beauty industry.

 

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EMILEE LY

ESTHETICIAN

After graduating from Paul Mitchell the School aesthetician program, Emilee continued her education at the Dermalogica Institute. There she studied product knowledge, reflexology, European facial massage techniques, as well as environment vs. skin classes. Emilee continues to seek out opportunities to learn about product and techniques that will enhance your experience in the treatment room.

In addition to skin care therapy, she also offers body hair removal. Emilee’s passion for skin care, as well as her attention to detail and customized services to each client, makes her unlike other skin care therapists.

 

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MONICA VARELA

ESTHETICIAN

L.A. native, Monica has been practicing esthetics & makeup artistry for over 13 years. She is an accomplished Certified Skincare Dermalogica Expert, Brow Artist and full-body wax specialist.

Monica’s dedication to her clients is exhibited through her continuous pursuit of classes and higher education at the International Dermal Institute, emphasizing in:
– Product knowledge & skin analysis
– Customized European Facials
– BioActive Chemical Peel
– Microcurrent, Ultrasound & LED Light Therapy modalities for deeper exfoliation, oxygenation, restoring elasticity and stimulating the production of collagen.
– Touch Therapy Massage: hand & arm, neck & shoulders and foot reflexology

Monica is also equally as passionate with the art of Brow Design. She makes it her priority to always keep up with current trends and styles. Monica always encourages her clients to grow their brows to their fullest potential, while keeping them structured, bold, and natural.

Whether it’s keeping your skin healthy or framing your face with beautiful brows, Monica’s personable connection and attention to detail will leave you looking and feeling fresh.

 

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JULIA LOKEN

FRONT DESK

 

   

CHRISTINA NGUYEN

RETAIL MERCHANDISER

 

 

NATALIA HERNANDEZ

MANAGER