OWNER & MASTER COLORIST
Eric Torres has 3 decades of experience with hair. Vidal Sassoon trained, he has worked with Cristophe and Umberto in Beverly Hills, the Bungalow Salon in West Hollywood, and has now ventured out on his own to open this gorgeous salon in Santa Monica in the historic Frank Gehry Edgemar Building.
"Hair color evolves," Eric says. "It reflects the life you're living, where you travel, what you eat… and to keep up with the pace of your life, I add dimension and texture to enhance what is naturally occurring."
As a native to the coast of Southern California, Sara finds that her stylistic moods are influenced by mild seasons, blonde hair, and natural beachy waves. Even from a young age, Sara was intrigued by cosmetology and thus began her career in as a student at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy in 2011. She furthered developed her education while working to master cutting and styling techniques at Toni & Guy in Newport Beach. Her passion for hair inspired her to move to a more creative environment where she could express herself and her work more freely. In June of 2015, she found that at bombSHELL Salon. To keep up to date with her work and refine her skills, Sara has attended L'Oreal Professional Balayage certification classes in Newport Beach and New York City at their established academies.
"Balayage gives me the freedom to customize highlights for anyone while keeping the integrity of the hair in great condition."- Sara
She has also taken the American Wave Certification class with the Arrojo Team at the Goldwell Academy here in Santa Monica.
Sara is attentive, caring, and very technical with her skills. Her hope is that all of her clients leave with a smile on their face.
Mesmerized by fashion shows and magazines at the age of 13, Selena knew there was a place for her within the beauty industry. Once she taught herself to create rocky mullets, Selena was the girl everyone went to for chaotic hair. At the age 16, Selena attended beauty school, graduated at 17, received her cosmetology license at 18 and the rest is history. Raised in a small town, Selena knew there was so much more calling for her. With no hesitation, she moved to the city of Angels with ambition as her fuel and passion as her fire. After gaining experience assisting and styling in previous salons, she is free to be creative and is inspired everyday. She pursues new challenges and enjoys the time she spends with each guest as if they are a personal friend. Loving what she does, Selena feels that she hasn't worked a day in her life.
THERESA (TREE) MARQUA
Tree started her career in Los Angeles in 2003. She is trained with Toni&Guy in Advanced Cutting Modern Classics, and Vidal Sasoon in the ABC's of cutting. Training with exceptional stylists from Sebastian floor artists, featured stylists in Allure Magazine, and working on fashion shows in Miami for Gwen Stefani's "Lamb Collection," she has incorporated her styling techniques with her own twist in sculpting hair. Her specialties include: edgy razor cutting from long layers to men's haircuts, balayage and classic highlighting, pastel hair colors, and Great Lengths Extensions.
Tree loves her career and getting to know clients. Her personality and talent combined leaves one with a great salon experience and the style one desires.
Come in and see her! She is quickly becoming one of Southern California’s most sought after stylists.
Gwen is an Emmy Award winning stylist for her daytime television work. Sassoon trained.
Diane got her start 27 years ago, searching for the secrets of how to make people more beautiful. In 1987 Diane opened her own salon in New Jersey where she mentored young stylists in hair, color and makeup. After three successful years Diane sold the salon and moved to California. Diane has thrived in California!! With work on magazines, runway, TV, films, weddings, and private clients ... she has evolved into a makeover specialist with a cohesive vision for every client she encounters. Whether they are attending the Academy Awards, getting married, or starting a new job, people feel special and more successful when they look their best.