Our Staff

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

                                  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.

 

 

 

 

 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.

 

 SHANNON HAY  (Salon Stylist)

 LEJEN MAE OPURA (Salon Stylist)

Lejen Mae has over 10 yrs experience as a licensed professional. Originally working as a successful stylist in New York, she came to San Diego to further pursue her passion in the beauty industry. Lejen Mae is always up to date on the industries latest styles and trends. Coupled with her contagious, happy personality and experience in TV, fashion shows, weddings and many other beauty projects Lejen Mae will make you a believer in her abilities. She specializes in EasiHair Pro tape in extensions, Balayage, color  and eyelash extension. Lejen Mae has a great talent in transforming her clients into the look they desire and is truly dedicated to them and her career in the beauty industry. 

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.

 

 

 

AVERY McCurdy  (Salon Stylist)

Avery is from El Centro where she grew up in a salon with her mother and aunt both as hairstylists. She then went on to continue the legacy and graduated Paul Mitchell in 2013. Avery specalizes in color, haircuts, and is certified in Easi Hair Pro tape in extentions. She especially loves working with many different types of Highlighting techniques. Avery loves making her clients feel beautiful and is commited to providing all her clients with a one of a kind experience. 

MISTY NELSON (Salon Stylist)

Best known as a previous stylist to Emmy Award recipients, newscasters, San Diego Charger Cheerleaders, players and also the Kansas City Chiefs players. Misty enhances our team at PURE with 15 years experience in the industry specializing in Toni & Guy precision cutting while combining freehand color techniques, Balayage along with traditional foiling using Loreal's prestigious color line.  She is widely recognized as a stylist who posseses an artistic eye for perfection and has a quest to establish herself as a "premier stylist". Her motto: Your hair is the acessory you wear each day, it might as well look freaking amazing.

 

 

JESSICA WALLACE (Salon Stylist)

Jessica started her career at the Haskana Institute of Hair Design in Chicago Il. After graduating 17 yrs ago she took her career on the road being part of a militarly family. Traveling gave Jessica an opportunity to train and gain experience in many different locations around the world. Hawaii was her last home and Jessica and her family have decided to end up in San Diego. As a spcialized colorist, extensionist and well rounded in all cuts and styles, PURE is thrilled to have Jessica on board 

INDEPENDENT STYLISTS

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 one of PURE's  "Master" stylists and 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.

ENRIQUE MONTIEL (Indepenent Stylist)

Enrique has 30 years of experience working in the beauty industry. Throughout his career he has worn many hats as a hairdresser, color specialist, salon trainer and master stylist. He has worked as a senior color specialist for most reputable hair color brands in the world. Enrique built his client base in San Diego where he worked as the Master Stylist at Saks Fifth Ave. Nieman Marcus utilized his professional skills for 15 years along with Premiere Atelier Salon. Enrique continues to be committed to the art of hairstyling by frequently attending advanced classes and workshops keeping him current with the latest trends. PURE is proud to have him part of our team. 

CHRIS McCANAHAN (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.

 

 

 

 

KAY KHUONG (Independent Stylist)

Kay has been in the hair industry for almost 20 years and became part of the PURE family in 2011. As a senior stylist Kay's main goal is to achieve the desired look of each of her clients. One of her finest qualities is to really listen to what her clients are saying and turn their vision into reality. Kay has a large male clientelle due to her precise cutting techniques.  Natural highlights and color are also a few of her other fortes. With hard work and attention to detail, Kay has built a loyal client base. 

 

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 SOMCHITVONSGA (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.

CHELSEA WILSON (Independent Stylist )

Chelsea comes to PURE salon from Reno, Nevada with over 8 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.

HILLARY CRANYON (Independent 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 10 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.

ESTHETICIANS

 

OLGA MENDOZA

Olga is a Licensed Esthetician with 16 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. She is a true beleiver in the Yonka Branda and has also worked with the DMK line from Australia. Olga bega as a dematologists client with Dr.V'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.

 

   MASSAGE 

 

JEANETTE SAUCEDO

Jeanette chose a career in the healing arts because she felt the need to help people. Massage is the direction she chose and enrolled herself in the well known Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She recieved her certificate in 2014 and began touching people shortly there after. We are proud to have her at PURE Salon & Spa where she is gaining a large client base.

 

 

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.

   


NAIL TECHNICIANS

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.