With over 13 years in the Beauty Industry, Jay’s repertoire consists of consummate expertise in color placement, along with being a principle leader in the research and development of trendsetting color formulations. He possesses a refinement in styling that has afforded him the designation of International Color Director for a prestigious German hair color company.
Always shaping trends, Jay studied at Vidal Sassoon in Santa Monica and is still propelling his career to admirable heights. He has been at the forefront of testing the industry’s first Organic Essence hair color and was part of the final North American amalgamation for Schwarzkopf Professional. After this fulfilling participation in the corporate world, Jay has decided to return to his “roots” for his next adventure.
Jay is happily married and he and his partner reside in beautiful San Francisco. They are proud parents to their 2 shih-tzus, GeeMo and Uma, who are the official ambassadors and frequent fixtures of Salon A7.
LILY ANN LAM
Stylist | Colorist
As a professional stylist for over 10 years, Lily Lam uses hair as hercanvas, bringing a distinctive aesthetic and fresh approach to draw out each client’s unique beauty.
Mastering skills in cutting, coloring, styling and extensions, Lily’s distinct sensibility got industry insiders to quickly recognize her unique ability to blend innovation with classic designs. Her work has been featured in many publications, including Sac-Town Magazine, Sacramento Magazine, QR17 Sacramento Channel News 10 Station, Richard Hallmarq Fashionista, Sacramento and San Francisco Fashion Week and Hair & Beauty Magazine.
Lily graduated with a BA in Mass Communication from San Jose State University. She worked locally in Sacramento and all over Bay Area in Public Relations. Lily has worked alongside amazing mentors in top salons through-out California, including Vidal Sassoon Educators, Aveda, Davines, and Italian educators. She went on after three years of Aveda training and opened her own Salon in Sacramento, CA.
Currently living in San Francisco, Lily has three children, and is getting married this October 2015. She set out on her journey to continue her education and the love and passion of hair here in the bay area of San Francisco, CA.
Head of Esthetics
Alyssa has worked in the beauty industry as a Makeup Artist and Esthetician for the past 8 years. Her experience includes having worked at MAC Cosmetics where she became an accomplished makeup artist, and at a well-known beauty bar in San Francisco, where she was immersed in all things eyes and has become an expert at lashes and brows.
In addition to being a makeup and a lash/brow specialist, she also works as a Medical Aesthetician in a Dermatology practice. In a medical setting, she has the ability to use her advanced skincare knowledge with high-grade products to resolve her client’s skin concerns and achieve results.
Alyssa received her education from the Univ. of San Francisco to get a BS in Marketing and from the Cinta Aveda Institute where she became Esthetician and a CIDESCO (Comite International d’Esthetique et de Cosmetologie) Diplomat, which is known as the most prestigious qualification in the field of Esthetics and Beauty Therapy. Her experience is quite diverse and it allows her to provide her clients with much knowledge and expertise.
Some of Alyssa’s work includes celebrities, weddings, photo shoots, fashion shows, music videos, music performances/concerts, film/commercials, teaching classes and other special events.