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.
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.