Carla Ross believes that artists should innovate not replicate. Her medium is hair. Carla’s career spans 20 years and includes teaching, performing and working with individual clients.

Ross began her love of design early in life that lead her to GeorgiaTech University where she received a degree in architecture. After graduation she landed a much-coveted apprenticeship at the prestigious Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA. She quickly realized that her true passion was in the actual performances and the visual interpretation of the characters through hair, make up and costume. And her journey with hair began.

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Jill Rivera has been a stylist in Santa Monica for 18 years.  She has an eye for color and all things pretty.

Color is her passion and forte.  She loves to see contrast in the hair: beautiful buttery highlights and deep rich chocolatey lowlights, to create the hair we had in our youth. “It would be a lie if I said I have never had a client bring in their daughter and strive to achieve the natural beauty in their hair for themselves.”

Jill’s goal is to help women feel young and fresh, just like their little girls; whether its a color, a haircut or smoothing system, her ultimate goal is for her client to walk out the door looking and feeling beautiful.



Josh Banks, Alfaparf Milano’s International Guest Artist, has been a noted and well-respected figure on the international beauty scene for over two decades. Josh began his illustrious career in his native Scotland, as both a hairdresser and college lecturer, specializing in further education.

His work has appeared in the international versions of Hello Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, BehindtheChair, Modern Salon, American Salon and others, as well on celebrity clients including Julia Snigir and Beth Behr.

Whether it is long, medium, short, wavy, straight or curly hair, Josh’s philosophy is to create individuality for each client while pushing his limits to grow as both and artist and person.



Richard Lopez is an experienced knowledgeable hairdresser who has been working in the business for three decades.

He has traveled the world sharing his passion; teaching and performing platform work among his peers.

His work has been featured in many industry magazines such as: Modern Salon, American Salon, Esthetica and others.  Richard is thoroughly adept in haircutting, color and highlighting. He also specializes in bridal and special occasion design.  From simple and classic to intricate and detailed designs, Richard’s goal is always perfection. He looks forward to assisting you with your hair needs.



“Working with Professionals like Sassoon, Regis & Carlton have given me a training that inspires me to make a difference everyday.  If my client doesn’t look different or have a look that I can “put my name on” Im not satisfied as a stylist.  Achieving the highest standards is my goal and I will spend the time I need to attain it.”

Nikki’s world-renown work on customized balayage will impress every event and everyone around you!