Staff

Nhu Nguyen

Nhu Nguyen, proud owner of The Nhu Look Salon, has been working in the beauty industry for over 10 years. Specializing in eyelash extensions, she is a certified national lash trainer.Born and raised in Saigon, Vietnam; Nhu moved to the United States in 1992. In 2000 she graduated from beauty school as a nail technician. She returned to The Poway Academy of Hair Design in 2002 and graduated in 2003 for skincare when lash extensions became in high demand.Immediately, Nhu was naturally talented at lash extensions and went on to train other technicians for various lash extension companies. After working in different salons for two years, she had the desire to create a comfortable, sophisticated, elegant environment for herself and her clients. In 2005 “The Nhu Look” was born. Since then she has worked and traveled around the U.S. doing lash extensions on high profile celebrities such as Regina King, Darryl Hannah and Anglea Bassett. She continues to have a passion for making people look and feel great and is looking toward the future of her business.

Christa Cascolan

With over 11 years working in the industry, Christa Cascolan is dedicated to providing haircuts, color and styles that are easy to maintain on your own while preserving the health and integrity of your hair.Born and raised in the suburbs of San Diego, she has always been a self-proclaimed artist (acrylic paint/photography/mixed media/graphic arts) but sparked an interest specifically for doing hair at an early age. From cutting and styling Barbie’s hair as a child to coloring friends hair in her bathroom during high school years, doing hair has always been her true passion. From 2001 to 2003 Christa assisted her mentor in the salon on the weekends. In 2005 she graduated from The Poway Academy of Hair Design, became licensed and went on to work in La Jolla until 2007 when she fell in love with the historic uptown district of San Diego. She rented her first booth in North Park during which time she freelanced in styling for several runway FashionWhore Productions.The Nhu Look Salon in University Heights is Christa’s new home. She is extensively trained in, and uses primarily Redken and Joico coloring/cutting techniques. She also specializes in makeup and hair for weddings and special events.

 

 Astarte Joy

Joy graduated from Bellflower Cosmetology School in Lakewood, CA. She moved to San Diego in 2002. She is trained in Wella, Redken, and Goldwell color lines. She has also taken the classic cutting, classic color, and barbering classes at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica. She decided to get her barber license in 2009. Joy keeps up to date on current looks and trends and believes in continuing education.

Monica Virissimo

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