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.”
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.
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.
Azy was born in Iran and spent a few years in Europe before finding her way to the South Bay. With this international experience and mastery of different languages, Azy is a great listener. By really hearing and understanding her clients and what they want, Azy applies new trend ideas in ways that complement each client's own personal style. Azy's passion for helping people feel good about themselves inspires her to constantly keep learning by taking classes and following stylists on social media. She is specially trained as an eyelash artist and also offers free hairpiece consultations for those looking to solve the problems of thinning hair.
Growing up as the granddaughter of a hairstylist at a salon by the beach, Ashley always knew exactly what she wanted to do for a living and where. With a personality as colorful as her own hair, Ashley makes every appointment a fun, creative experience. She loves anything having to do with hair and she feeds her creativity constantly by talking to other stylists, watching videos, exploring social media feeds, and listening to her clients describe their visions for themselves. Her greatest joy is the same as theirs - because for Ashley, seeing a client's face glow with excitement about the way they look is the best feeling in the world.