Our Staff

  HAIR STYLISTS ( promotions & discounts only valid with salon stylists )

Vanessa Wells (salon stylist)

Vanessa has been in the beauty industry for 7 years. She obtained her license after graduating from San Diego's premier cosmetology school, Paul Mitchell. Her execution and expertise has helped her to achieve a senior stylist position at PURE. She continues to further her education by attending various technical and product knowledge courses. She specializes in color and cuts for both men and women. With her artistic vision and impeccable attention to detail, Vanessa's main goal as a stylist is to help her clients find a look that best suits their individual style.

Catalina Lopez (salon stylist)

Catalina started her education at San Diego City College where she was enrolled in the cosmotology program.  Immediately after graduating, she assisted a top educator and stylist in the local area and continued her skills in a well established Salon & Spa. Catalina is very confident in her skillset and can accomplish most looks that clients request. She also has been a makeup artist for 5 years and a nail tecnician which makes her a valuable and well rounded artist.

Noelia Navarro (salon stylist)

Noelia has been in the beauty industry for over 20 years, where she graduated from Mary's School of Beauty in Chihuahua, Mexico. She received further training at The Bellus Academy in San Diego, Ca. where she went on to specialize in coloring and perfected her techniques with long hair and including a variety of hair extension techniques. Noelia is also a makeup artist doing traditional makeup for all occasions. Her extensive training includes airbrushing to create a flawless complexion for her clients. She has owned two of her own salons in the past but prefers to be behind the chair to give her clients excellent service and amazing results.

Tomas Guerrero (salon stylist)

Tomas is a Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist. He is creative, motivated, innovative when it comes to hairstyling and makeup. Tomas has been in the profession for over 20 years, specializing in precision cutting, hair color and highlighting. Tomas has attended the Toni & Guy Academies in New York, Dallas, and Santa Monica. He has taken classes with MAC on bridal makeup and everyday makeup. Tomas attends classes on latest haircuts, colors and styles. He specializes in updo's for brides or any special occasion. As a stylist and makeup artist, Tomas thrives on making his clients look good and feel great! He is dedicated to service and value. He is a licensed specialist and sincerely enjoys what he does and it is reflective on the smiles and repeat business of his clients.

Kirk Richardson (salon stylist)

Kirk has been a licensed stylist for 30 years. He started with stage makeup and quickly moved to doing hair for fashion shows and bridal exhibitions. He then worked under various mentors such as international director of hair design for Pivot Point International and Teressa Pupillo. Kirk is Pure Salons' curly hair guru, as he is trained in Deva Curl. Specializing in perms, relaxers, and both short and long hair curly cuts he is dedicated to helping his clients achieve the look that not only works best for them but one that they ultimately want.

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Chelsea Wilson (salon stylist )

Chelsea comes to PURE salon from Reno, Nevada with over 5 years of experience. She received her education at the Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology where she graduated into the Honors Program. With  great attention to detail in her colors and cuts and innovative desire to keep up with upcoming trends, Chelsea has become a favorite with clients. A dynamic stylist, broadening her professional abilities, Chelsea has also added nails to her list of talents. Whether she is creating great hair styles for her clients or working in the spa doing nails, Chelsea has become a great asset to PURE Salon & Spa.

Marian Saba (salon stylist)

Marian comes to us from San Diego City College where she studied cosmotology. She is a recent graduate and is very excited to create a career for herself in the hair and beauty industry. Marian loves to create new looks for her clients with color and highlighting techniques.  Originally from Iraq, she moved to San Diego in 2002. PURE salon is excited to have Marian join our team and look forward to her growth as a hair stylist.

Hillary Cranyon (salon stylist)

A native of Arizona, Hillary went to the prestigous Toni & Guy Academy where she fulfilled her long time dream of becoming a hair stylist. She has been in the industry for 7 years, graduating in 2007 and quickly finding her new career on its way. She has worked on many of Major League baseballs celebrity players considering the training camp resides in Scottsdale. Hillary can recall at an early age her passion for hair when she created amazing styles for her Barbies, eventually moving on to friends and family then finally to a renowned institute. PURE is extremely happy that Hillary has chosen our salon to seek out her life's passion.

Toni Real (independent stylist)

Toni has been licensed for 15 years and has been creating masterpieces ever since. She started her career in the Toni&Guy family and has been close knit to this day. She has grown within TiGi education and moved through their program from assisting to Ambassador to Art Team Member. Her education within the industry is always expanding and she keeps up to date by regularly attending TIGI academies in New York and LA. In addition to her skills to cut and color, she can also lengthen and thicken clients' hair with extensions. She has worked with Great Lengths Extensions for 8 years.

Greg Tuttle (independent stylist)

Greg has been in the hair industry for over 30 years. As a Tigi Artistic Team Member he is a leader in hair education throughout the San Diego community and teaches many of PURE Salon's training courses for stylists. Greg is PURE's only "Master" stylist as his expertise of all hair techniques has led him to be one of our most sought out professionals. He specializes in complete makeovers for clients who are looking to transform their looks, whether it be with a new fashion forward cut or change of color. He is truly passionate about his work and never lets a client leave unsatisfied with their results.

Lauren Lelevier (salon stylist)

Lauren attended Paul Mitchell Cosmetology school and has been in the industry for over 5 years. She specializes in color correction and working with all types of blondes. Lauren is one of PURE Salon's few stylists who is also a makeup artist with extensive training in MAC techniques and applications. Lauren loves doing weddings. Whether it be your in salon bridal trials or you need someone to travel to your location to give you and your wedding party stunning updo's and flawless makeup, Lauren is definitely the stylist for you!

Chris McClanahan (independent stylist)

Chris is a senior stylist with over 17 years of experience behind her.  After graduating from cosmetology school she decided to travel and further her education in many other facets of the industry.  Studying in San Francisco, Los Angeles and London she acquired a vast knowledge about the hair and beauty industry which included training with Vidal Sasoon and other celebrity icons.  Chris works well with wavey and curly hair, loves creating new looks for her clients with color and is up to date with all the latest styles and trends.

Deana Cantillo (independent stylist)

Deana started her cosmetology career in San Diego at San Diego City College where she graduated over 13 years ago. Later she attended courses with Fred Siegal in Santa Monica, Ca. and quickly found a position in a local salon. Specializing in perms and Japanese straightening techniques she is also well trained in all aspects of the hair industry. With her great and bubbley personality she has gained a loyal following and has been very successful in the business. Deana worked in Coronado before joining the PURE team in 2008. Deana prides herself on being a Tri-Athlete.

Grace Bernal (independent stylist)

Grace started her extensive career in San Diego, Ca. after graduating from San Diego City College in cosmetology, where she gained complete knowledge of the beauty industry. She has been in the business for 28 years and has worked behind the scenes on set, in stage and television. Louis Lacari Color Group is one of many she has had the opportunity to work along side and brings that high energy here to PURE. Grace specializes in all types of permanent waves, color, hair extensions, haircuts and weddings, making her a highly sought after stylist.   

Dalon Somchitvongsa (indepedent stylist)

Dalon was born in the bay area but raised in San Diego where she attended Bay Vista Beauty College. She has been a stylist for over 10 years where she has quickly become a well sought after artist. Dalon's specialties include Keratin straightening treatments, micro-bead hair extensions and many popular cuts such as the A-Line Bob. Dalon loves working with her clients to create new and exciting looks to keep them current up to date with the latest trends. A perfectionist, Dalon pays special attention to detail and is not happy until her clients are completely satisfied.


Olga Mendoza

Olga is a Licensed Esthetician with 10 years experience in the skincare industry. She is dedicated to providing skincare treatments that are essential in helping clients maintain healthy radiant skin. Each facial is customized and based on the analysis of your skin and lifestyle. Olga has been trained in many skincare lines; however, she specializes in Danne Enzyme Therapy, facials, and body waxing. Olga began her journey as a dermatologist client of Dr. D'Yornee in Guadalajara, Mexico and quickly fell in love with the skincare industry. From there she obtained her Esthetician License in 2000 and continues to attend skincare training courses. Olga is passionate about helping her clients with their skincare concerns and learning about new products and procedures to help clients obtain healthy beautiful skin.



Jeanette Saucedo

Andrea Mata

After graduating from Chico State University with a degree in business, Andrea quickly decided she wanted to pursue a career in the health and wellness industry.  She recieved her education at the Bryman School of Massage in northern california. Andrea is well trained in most modalities of massage such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, and Cranial Sacral. She has found a great interest in the field of energy work and also loves practicing Reiki and Polarity. Andrea feels that everyone can benefit from the positive results that massage can offer.



Rosa Puentes

Rosa is a licensed cosmetologist but prefers spending most of her time in the spa where she is highly skilled with all nail and foot services.  Graduating from the Delux School of Cosmetology over 20 yrs ago, Rosa is experienced with many aspects of the salon & spa industry. Though trained in most nail tecniques she specializes in gels and acrylics and has a large client base that are very loyal to her services.  Hair extensions are another part of Rosas training where she can transform a clients appearance and give them an exciting new image.


Yvette Perez

Yvette comes to Pure from the Bellus Academy of Beauty in San Diego, Ca. where she graduated in 2010. She is skilled in most nail techniques and specializes in intricate nail art. Yvette keeps herself up to date in the latest trends in the industry and takes pride in her excellent work with pedicures.  She is very friendly and personable with all her clients and has quite a large client base.