The Salon Riviera creative team. Focused on you looking your best ever.
Hair Stylist / Owner
Easygoing, effortless beauty is Victoria’s signature style. Known for creating fresh looks clients can manage beautifully on their own at home, Victoria finds creative inspiration in everything from exquisite photographs to bad hair that she knows she can make fabulous. She loves seeing people walk out of the salon feeling better about themselves than they did when they walked in. As she likes to say, “beauty isn't just about having great hair- its about how great hair enhances a person’s inner beauty. If you feel good about yourself, your hair will shine.”
Natural, beachy and feminine is Hayley’s style, and as a South Bay native, she seems to have a particular talent for perfect blonde highlights. But no matter what kind of hair a client has, Hayley’s signature is listening carefully to what they want, creating a great salon experience, and coming up with the right combination of color, cut and products to make their hair look, feel and behave its absolute best, every time.
Kristel believes everyone deserves to leave the salon looking and feeling 100% beautiful. So she gives each client a change that makes it happen, whether it’s something small and simple, or a complete makeover. Either way, Kristel makes sure her clients know what works for their hair, so they can manage their look at home easily. She also makes sure that while they’re in her chair, they’re relaxed, comfortable and treated like royalty.
A former teen sun worshipper, Karen has used her own skin as a proving ground for stem cell therapy, peptides, advanced formulated retinols, and vitamin C, among other damage-reversing products. She knows what works, but she’s also inspired by the ongoing development of new regeneration, resurfacing and rejuvenating techniques, so Karen sees healthy skincare as a partnership, and she’s always on the lookout for the best of what’s new to offer her clients. Priding herself on going above and beyond the level of service you would receive at a spa, Karen makes sure her relaxing, results-oriented facials always provide an excellent value.
Karla loves color. From beachy blonde tones to balyage, from corrective color to adventurous vibrant shades and blends, she applies more than ten years of experience and creativity to create a customized look that works for you as an individual. Karla also specializes in brow framing, and makeup for special occasions. If you want to make a unique statement, Karla is your go-to for retro glamour, too—pulling together a vintage look for a wedding, prom or any other event is a particular passion of hers.
Melisa Bruce Manicurist/Nail Artist
Melisa doesn’t just love nails. She lives nails. An active educator for Hand and Nail Harmony (the company that makes Gelish), Melisa is immersed in both the creative and technical sides of the field, even when she’s not in the salon. She’s constantly inspired by the new technology, trends, colors, and products that are emerging, sparking her imagination, and helping her give clients the great look they want for their nails. Melisa enjoys the fun, friendly vibe at Salon Riviera, and how relaxed and comfortable her clients feel here. Whether you’re getting a gel manicure, acrylic nails or a relaxing pedi, Melisa’s happy, easygoing personality, endless creativity and polished skills make it a great experience.
Alicia may have an easygoing personality, but she’s all about attention to detail. Flawlessness is her goal for every appointment, and it shows in her color, from sun-kissed balayage to beautiful, warm browns, to beachy hair that looks like the sun and the sea did all the work. Always on top of emerging trends, Alicia can give you the latest look, but she’ll only suggest that if it’s right for your unique face shape, skin color and hair type. She loves the fact that her longstanding clients care as much about perfection as she does.
A Southern California native, Shae has worked as a cosmetologist all over the US and Europe. While spending time in the UK, Shae noticed the popularity of microblading, and had the treatment done on her own eyebrows by a professional in London. Excited about the results, Shae decided to master the procedure herself. She earned her microblading certification, and immediately started beautifying clients' brows. Shae is thrilled to be back in the South Bay, offering this procedure at Salon Riviera.