Candice brings over a decade of experience and a strong background in coloring. She began her career at a young age following her entrepreneurial spirit to open her very own Citrus Salon in 2009.
What inspires you? As a business owner I find inspiration in other business’s (big or small) development. Watching a company or organization of people start from something very small and grow into an entire culture is amazing to watch. My team inspires me to be be the best leader that I can. I try to provide an environment where people can learn and grow. That is the most satisfying part of my job as a business owner and as a colorist.
Tessa entered the beauty industry as a Makeup Artist for MAC Cosmetics. Makeup came to her naturally and as a result she moved up the ladder with MAC quickly. It wasn’t long before she was branched out into the world of hair, perfecting cut and color mastery.
What is your favorite hair trend right now? Blonde balayage highlights with a shadowed root. Nothing is more beautiful than a graceful grow out.
Do you have any major #HairGoals? A platinum blonde afro. That is my dream hair. One day I’ll step up to the plate and actually go for it.
Adam Garay’s styling career began long before beauty school. Encouraged by his mother at a young age, Adam began styling, coloring, and cutting the hair of his friends and family members. Adam has participated in one of the most competitive assistant programs in the state. It was through this program he refined the skills that lead him to become the talented stylist he is today.
Sarah’s studied at the Paul Mitchell academy, where she cultivated her passion for making her guests feel beautiful and revitalized. Growing up in Martinez, Sarah’s strong sense of community keeps her clients coming back for more. Yelp reviews rave, “I’ve made a new friend – and I’ve found someone to handle my unmanageable hair!”
What do you think makes Citrus unique to other salons? The education I have an unquenchable thirst for learning about new techniques and the upcoming Aveda products. We hold in house education every month, I love that we constantly grow and get better. You can never stop learning.
Jessica Moriarity began her career with an elite education from the Paul Mitchell Academy where she trained under top stylists learning the most current techniques and trends. Even as a beauty school student Jessica knew that she someday wanted to join the Citrus Salon team here in Martinez.
What do you love the most about being an Aveda salon? The color! I am a formulation nerd. I love how customizable it is. Giving my guest a completely unique color specially crafted just for them is the best feeling. Knowing that they are leaving the salon with something uniquely “them” – there’s nothing better.
Growing up in a family of stylists Veronica always knew she wanted to become a stylist. Her technique quickly developed when she attended the prestigious Aveda Institute in Portland, Oregon where she learned Aveda technique of color. Veronica’s passion is hair color and she loves executing total transformations.
What do you like most about being a stylist? I love challenging colors. Brown to blonde, blonde to brown, blonde to grey, grey to rainbow. Any type of major transformation is super gratifying.
Deanna brings over six years of experience to Citrus Salon. With a strong passion for styling, ranging from intricate up-dos to classic styles of the past, her eye for detail has strengthened her career as a stylist and has made her a strong asset to the Citrus family.
What do you find to be most gratifying about being a stylist? I love that just by changing someone’s cut shape or shifting their color even a little it makes them feel different about themselves. That’s pretty amazing!
Heather’s drive and determination to be successful in the beauty industry began at a young age. She gained extensive experience through the Milan Institute of cosmetology. She furthered her education through The Vidal Sassoun Precision Cutting techniques class.
Are you a ‘less-is-more’ type of gal when it comes to product? For myself, I personally have a ton of hair. Whatever will tame my mane, and lots of it. When I’m behind the chair I try to think of what my guest is actually going to use when they go home and look behind that vanity in their bathroom mirror. It’s all about customization and finding what’s right for you.
Danitza started with Citrus Salon the summer of 2015 as an apprentice and quickly earned her way into our New Talent Program where she perfected her cutting, coloring, and customer service skill set.
What is your favorite thing to do behind the chair? Cutting used to be my absolute favorite – until I was introduced to Aveda color. Give me a brush and a guest ready for a hair make over and I am a happy girl!
An experienced make up artist and seasoned vet to the beauty world, Nikki began her employment with Citrus as an apprentice and quickly completed the program and earned her way to a New Talent stylist. She quickly completed the program and is now working behind the chair as a Citrus stylist!
What do you love most about working at Citrus? I love that we are all a team. It’s so fun coming in to work every day with your friends and family.
Lily Gusman– New Talent Stylist
For more information about our New Talent Program, please visit our education page.