Moon River Team

 

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Mikayla Graves

I have been doing hair for 2 years and have taken many R&Co product knowledge classes as well as Wella Koleston and Wella Color Touch knowledge classes. I have taken 3 consultation classes from Wella and have gone to Wella in Woodland Hills for an advanced cutting/layering class. I have also taken 3 balayage hands-on training courses from different salons, as well as a balayage class from Wella educators. I have taken a short hair cutting class from Spoke Slo Aveda Salon. I also keep up on my education with Redken Shades. I offer cut, color, styling, kids cuts, and bridal services. I’m proud of what I post of my work on my instagram for everyone to see! For fun I like to do anything with my doggos and the beach! Moon River means family to me! I feel like I have a talent for balayage. It’s definitely a passion of mine and I love when people leave loving the way they feel about themselves.

Angie Finely

I have been doing hair for 5 years. I did an internship with two different head stylists for a year. I’ve done Wella and Redken classes in town and in LA. I’ve also had multiple color and cutting classes. I am proud of my platinum card that was extremely challenging for me but so rewarding and all my beautiful blondes I have! For fun I like to hike, watch murder shows, and shop. My blondes set me apart from other stylist and I love the more natural look. Moonriver is family to me. I offer color, cuts, styling, & kids cuts.


Alexandrea Naste

I have been doing hair for 7 years. I studied at the San Luis Obispo Beauty College and have received training from Wella and Redken for their exceptional color products, as well as R+Co and Karatin styling/treatment products. I pride myself on my ability to take even the darkest brunettes to the lighter shades of their dreams! For fun, I enjoy spending time with my family hiking and hunting for seaglass wherever I can find it. Moon River Salon and Spas means a positive inviting space for me, my clients, and incredible coworkers. My services include, cuts (even for munchkins!), colors of all shapes and sizes, styling, and smoothing treatments. I enjoy using my experience and my good listening skills with every client to efficiently get them their desired hair goals.


Donovan Smith


I have been doing hair for 2 years. For advanced education I have done Redken Color Bash Class Oct 2018, Olivia Smalley Social Media Tour Nov 2018. I love doing color, cuts, styling, mens services, kids cuts, tape & natural beaded weft & full microbead extensions, bridal services, and scalp treatments. For fun I like hiking, camping, and spending time with my family. Moon River Salon means so much to me, I love that I can come to work and never be working a day in my life, I have the best salon family and clientele and am forever grateful to be able to call such a beautiful salon my salon home. I feel as if every stylist has something different to offer clients, I can ensure a very comfortable, relaxing and safe setting. With every second of your service dedicated to you!


Emma Westfall

I have been doing hair for about a year. I received my cosmetologist licensed in July of 2018 and since then I have taken a couple of advanced education classes I would definitely say the Adam fedrigo class taught me a lot! I offer color, cuts, styling, mens cuts, and kids cuts. Outside of making people feel beautiful, I love skiing and since we live in such a beautiful place I always love hiking and cooking is definitely a passion of mine! Moon River has truly became a second home to me. Moon River is a place to be creative and a wonderful place where I am learning many new things! My goal is to bring joy and love into as many guest lives as I can. Another goal of mine is to always advance my knowledge in hair and continuously be the best I can be!


Hansen Steiger

I have been in the industry for 2 years. I have taken classes in styling/cutting & make up and have a great knowledge of the salon products. At the salon I handle the schedule, do administrative work, but my biggest priority is the client’s experience from booking to walking through the door, so I make sure they are comfortable and bring coffee, wine, whatever is needed! For fun I like to craft. Moon River is my dream work place in so many ways and I am VERY proud to be here! Simply put, my coworkers, employers, and even the space itself could not be any more fantastic and I'm so happy to have my part in sharing it with our guests. Guests should come and see us because wine n’ things. Plus we’re awesome.  

Jacque Risenhoover

I have been doing hair for 13 years and have extensive training brow and lash enhancements. I am certified  in 2x Lash Extension, Microblading, Microshading and Machine shaded ombré/ powder brows. I offer services in cosmetic tattoo and lash extensions. I am especially proud of color correcting previous brow work and creating healthy mega volume lashes. For fun I like to travel, spend time with my family and 4 pets, and watch football. Moon River is a place where all the magic happens! Everyone who works here is so passionate about their craft and so supportive in making clients feel and look their best. Come see me because your brows and lashes are in the best hands for a perfect outcome with my OCD and eye for detail!

Jasmine Dollahite

I have been doing hair for 8 years and have taken advanced eductation in Vivid hair color by Rebecca Taylor, Olaplex training and am HotHeads Certified and Pravana color certified. I love to make my guests feel beautiful! The work I’m most proud of are my vivid hair designs because they make everyone feel magical! I offer color, cuts, styling, mens services, kids cuts, extensions, makeup, bridal services, smoothing services, and other specialty services. I love thinking outside of the box creatively and always put my clients needs and lifestyle

first when choosing a hairstyle or color. For fun I love sing in my free time, hang out with my pets and go to concerts.


Jessica Platt (Jess)

I have been doing hair 1.5 years professionally, but over 10 years non professionally. I have completed my cosmetology school 2017, I'm a certified makeup artist, certified airbrush

makeup artist, certified in lash extensions, certified hot heads extension, certified with pravana in balayage/hair paint and vivid, Adam Federico Advanced cutting class, and I've taken a few balayage classes. I take pride in my work and I'm super proud of my platinum cards I've done! I offer color, cuts, styling, mens services, kids cuts, extensions, makeup, bridal services, smoothing, perms, updos, wig styling, lash exentsions & tinting, waxing and facials! The fact that I am open to everything and anything sets me apart from other stylists. If I don't know

something I will run to the back and youtube or google it real quick to Knd out how to do it.

For fun I like to spend time with my husband, craft, go camping and hiking. Moonriver is family to me. It’s a safe place to come and work and feel comfortable being yourself. Everyone is

welcoming and supportive which makes coming to work amazing.


Kylie Anderson (Ky)

I have been doing hair for 6 years and have advanced education while training in Assisted and colored for ZGAT, Jeremy Davies-Barbala (Sassoon), Jason Hunt (Sassoon),

Nick Arrojo, Gerard Scarpaci, Mazella & Palmer, and top creative artists for Schwarzkopf & Goldwell. I offer color, cuts, styling, mens services, and tape-in extensions. I am most proud of the daily soul work. For fun I love dance and video games! Moon River signifies growth to me. Come see me because my education and magic-hand head massages set me apart!


Maygan Reed

I have been doing hair for 8 years and have received advanced training in Cut & Color Classes, Assisting Top Stylists, Extensions, and Makeup. I offer cut, color, styling, kids cuts, makeup, bridal services, and smoothing services. For fun I enjoy cooking, discovering music, and creating new makeup looks. I feel so grateful to have been a part of the Moon River family since day one. It's such a beautiful thing to witness everyone in the salon grow. Moon River Salon and Spa is full of love, creativity and smiles. It's a wonderful environment

that cultivates relaxation and confidence for the guests and stylists.


Mikayla Graves

I have been doing hair for 2 years and have taken many R&Co product knowledge classes as well as Wella Koleston and Wella Color Touch knowledge classes. I have taken 3 consultation classes from Wella and have gone to Wella in Woodland Hills for an advanced cutting/layering class. I have also taken 3 balayage hands-on training courses from different salons, as well as a balayage class from Wella educators. I have taken a short hair cutting class from Spoke Slo Aveda Salon. I also keep up on my education with Redken Shades. I offer cut, color, styling, kids cuts, and bridal services. I’m proud of what I post of my work on my instagram for everyone to see! For fun I like to do anything with my doggos and the beach! Moon River means family to me! I feel like I have a talent for balayage. It’s definitely a passion of mine and I love when people leave loving the way they feel about themselves.



Missy Carrasco

This is my first year doing hair and just finished my internship with Lisa! I have taken color and product knowledge classes. I am really proud of my first color correction. I offer cut, color, styling, and mens services. I enjoy spending my time exploring nature, going to the beach, going on beautiful walks, watching the sun set in different places, spending time with my friends and family, and getting to know new people. Moon River is a safe place for me. It is where I get to express my passion for the beauty of art, in hair. It is a place for me to feel okay to be different, in a unique way. Hair is art to me, & Not only do I have a passion for art in many different ways, hair is the most important part of art I have to offer someone else. I want clients to walk out feeling as beautiful as I saw them when they sparkled On their way in. I am warm hearted and genuinely care for others. I try my hardest to make clients feel welcomed at all times and safe with me by slowly earning their trust one minute at a time. I where trust on my sleeve, if I am uncomfortable with a situation, I am honest & I verbalize that to my clients and suggest ways to go around that but still try my hardest to achieve what they are looking for and

make them happy as well, in a healthier process.


Pacifica Boege

I have been an apprentice fairy for just about 6 months now! I started at Paul Mitchell The School up in Sacramento, transferred to Paul Mitchell in Santa Barbara, then to Cosmetology & Barbering school in San Luis Obispo, and then up to Design School of Cosmetology in Paso Robles ! Lots of travel and work along with schooling ! I

have also completed training and certification in Ellebana Lash Lifts. I just completed my

training with Novalash Eyelash Extensions, and will have my certificate within the next

month! I offer services in styling and lash lifts and extensions. For fun I love creating and learning from my ever-so-talented friends, family and community!! Making jewelry and any kind of art. Being outside in the sun is always a plus :). The sense of community and respect for all that Moon River provides for me not only makes

me love it and want to be there more, but I feel at home like it’s not just coworkers I’m with

all day we’re family. And having family like that with all of its raw and real ups and downs

and goods and bads we set everything aside to lend a hand or a hug or a smile that keeps

us all working and bowing as a collective ! not only to our staff but our energy then

rebects on our clients and what a beautiful thing that is !! support is key ! And we have that

on lock !! I want to build as a family and watch this place blossom ✨


Paris Komie

My name is Paris and I’ve been in the beauty industry since 2005! I started out in Orange County and worked my way up to the central coast . I’ve happily serviced clients in San Luis Obispo since 2007 . I have extensive training with Redken, Paul Mitchell, Wella, Enjoy, Evo , Kevin Murphy, The Hair Shop, and am a Hot head extensions specialist and have training in over 7 different installation methods. I attended and was certified by the Coty studio in Los Angeles and The Bumble and Bumble Academy in New York and have education through Goldwell also. I specialize in color corrections for natural and extreme colors and extensions. I also provide hair and makeup for special event and bridal. For fun I paint, restore thrift store finds, garden, and love to SHOP!!!! Moon River means home, it’s a space where I can fully be myself and unleash all my creative juices with no boundaries. I have the experience of a seasoned stylist, with over a decade in the beauty industry . I take the time to make sure every client is polished to perfection and absolutely in love with the service they got before leaving my chair. I have proudly been featured on greenweddingshoes.com, Hair Brained social media, latest-hairstyles.com, as well as Popsugar! I hope to see you in my chair soon.