FOUNDER / CEO
Raychel Harrison – Founder / Artistic Director
Raychel Harrison has over 22 years experience as a professional, conscientious, award-winning celebrity hairstylist and entrepreneur. Raychel’s focus as a salon owner is to enhance and support the beauty industry, creating more credibility hairstylists and beauty professionals.
Her love affair with all things hair began from her teenage years, and has carried her through an extensive and exhilarating journey. Under her mentorship and training with industry icon Robert Cromeans (Global Artistic Director for John Paul Mitchell Systems – JPMS), Stephanie Kocielski, Kelly Cardenas, Angus Mitchell and D.J Muldoon, Raychel traveled the country as a National Platform Artist providing advanced education to hairdressers with the JPMS show team. Raychel continued her journey of education at The Vidal Sassoon Academy, learning to cut hair the Sassoon way.
Raychel has specialized expertise in cuts, colors and hair extensions, and has passed one of the most rigorous examinations of hair color proficiency in the industry; earning her certification as an American Board Certified Hair Colorist.
Armed with expert coloring and haircutting knowledge, Raychel became certified in cold fusion hair extensions, and is known today for her unique ability to transform her clients hair with effortless looks that appeal to their lifestyles.
Raychel has won numerous awards for her excellence in hair artistry, along with her business acumen, leadership and vision. Where most hair salons operate with the booth rental model, or salon suites, Raychel is succeeding with her belief that teamwork trumps all. A few of the awards won by Raychel include ‘The San Fernando Valley Business Review Journal’s ‘Rising Star’ winner, in addition to being named as a ‘Top 20 CEO’S under 40’ for a respected beauty trade. Raychel has giving back to the community extensively, and is a Board Director with the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce
Jen M. – Salon Manager
Education/Background: Jen has been in the industry since the age of 16 working at the front desk in salons. After college, she continued into Salon Management. Growing up in Minnesota, she decided she wasn’t made for the winters so she found her home in Salon Nuuvo!
Strengths and Specialties: Jen’s strength is that she can talk and listen to anyone, and is a people person and can always make someone laugh!
Fun Facts: Jen is one of the 2% of the population whose a left handed female. She’s never broken any bones or had any stitches, and wants to visit all 50 states ( she’s about halfway there!)
Hobbies: She loves anything active and outdoors, especially in the summer! She enjoys working out, hiking, baking, shopping and traveling.
Favorite Product: “My favorite is the 3 in 1 hairspray because of its versatility; I can use it in my hair with any style I wear because you can adjust the hold you want to see from it.”
Holly S – Executive Stylist
Education/Background:Holly went to Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy in Scottsdale, and specialized in cutting and styling before falling in love with color, and perfecting her skill sets within Nuuvo’s in-house Academy under the tutelage of Founder and Creative Director Raychel – Holly is phenomenal in Cuts & has a passion for learning and mastering color formulation. Holly is now certified in Hair Extensions also, so she is equipped to fulfill all your hair care needs
Strengths/Specialties:Holly specializes in long & short hair cutting & styling for both women and men, to help transform an individuals look. Holly truly excels in haircuts and transformations.
Fun Facts:Holly moved to California from Arizona in 2016, as she wanted to be closer to family. She loves shopping, fashion, going to the beach and dogs!
Favorite Product: “Her favorite Nuuvo Haircare Product is Va Va Voom Spray because it adds lift and texture without drying out the hair. Perfect combination! ‘
Melanie. M – Senior Stylist
Education/Background: Melanie attended Newbury School of Beauty in 2000. After that was the assistant to Amy Edwards (Allen Edwards daughter) and Tony Reidon. She has attended workshops with Jonathan Antin, Ana Karks, Allen Ruiz and Lupe Voss. Melanie completed and became a certified color trainer in 2011. She also has worked on films sets and in-studio.
Strengths/Specialties: Melanie loves color, highlights, and fashion forward haircuts, that bring out the best in someone’s personal look. Ensuring each guest gets that extra boost of confidence after his or her experience.
Hobbies: She loves fashion, photography, art and traveling.
Fun Facts: She enjoys doing her own color sometimes! She originally went to nursing school, as she always wanted to help others.
Favorite Product: Melanie’s favorite product is the Nuuvo Texture Taffy! It’s great for those flyaways and awesome for giving you that ruffled look.
Chelsea M. – Stylist
Education/Background: Chelsea went to Granada Hills Charter High School and Eliete Cosmetology school where she specialized in color classes. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley.
Strengths/Specialties: She loves product knowledge, color, and is a future extension guru!
Fun Facts: She is a licensed scuba diver!
Hobbies: Chelsea loves to read books and magazines and going to take her puppies to the beach!
Favorite Product: “I love the Va Va Voom Spray because it provides the perfect texture!”
Brandon – Stylist
Education/Background: Brandon attended the Simi Valley School of Cosmetology, he then assisted in West Hollywood for a few years, before coming closer to home. Brandon has extensive experience in blowdry’s and styling, having worked at a blow dry bar, before perfecting his skill at Nuuvo’s in-house academy where he excelled in the ‘art of finishing hair’. Brandon has also graduated from Nuuvo’s in-house academy in Hair Extension application and color formulation, so he’s a well rounded stylist, providing excellence in all things hair.
Strengths/Specialties: He is outgoing, friendly, and loves providing a pampering experience. He loves to get creative with color and do precision men’s haircuts.
Fun Facts: : His mom is a Cosmetology instructor which has accustomed him to the beauty industry from a young age. He is one of the many lefties at Salon Nuuvo.
Hobbies: You can find Brandon hiking, doing yoga, sun bathing at the beach and shopping.
Favorite Product: His favorite product is Va Va Voom, he loves how versatile it is, its perfect for a bombshell blow dry or beachy textured hair.
Beatriz F. – Stylist
Education/Background: Beatriz attended Marinello School of Beauty and became licensed in 2010. Since then she has graduated from Nuuvo’s in-salon academy, and has been mentored by our founder Raychel, plus other members of our executive team to refine her talents in cuts, and event styling.
Strengths/Specialties: Beatriz specializes in blowdry’s, styling, up-do’s and event make-up.
Hobbies: She likes to horseback ride in free time and spend time at the ranch with hoses and farm animals, as well as attending rodeo’s.
Fun Facts: She’s double jointed and used to do pageants when she was younger and loves to travel!
Favorite Product: “My favorite product is the Argan Oil because it’s good for all types of hair, from curly to straight, to frizz or coarse, to fine or thick hair.”
Juliette R. – Jr. Stylist
Education/Background: Juliette went to Paul Mitchell the School at Sherman Oaks. She was on the Dean’s List and graduated with Honors in cutting, color, and texture.
Strengths/Specialties: Cutting is her favorite, but she loves consistently growing her skills and techniques in color.
Hobbies: She likes makeup, music, concerts, plays, and dogs.
Fun Facts: Juliette has had her hair every color but green!
Favorite Product: Juliette loves the Smoothing Serum! It smells so good and it is her go-to product when prepping all hair types for a perfect, frizz-free style.
Lacey K. – Jr. Stylist
Education/Background: Lacey went to the Academy for Salon Professionals with professional and theatrical makeup certification and the Aveda Instutute in Los Angeles.
Strengths/Specialties: Lacey loves color, fun womens cuts, event styling and is a future extension specialist! She loves helping guests with everyday makeup struggles to perfect their dream event or bridal makeup!
Hobbies: Lacey enjoys snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding and exploring beaches and wilderness.
Fun Facts: Lacey loves all animals. She has raised and cared for animals all her life.
Favorite Nuuvo Product: Laceys favorite product is the Nuuvo Believe In Conditioner. The smell takes her back to sunny days at the beach. This lightweight spray is so easy to spritz in and scrunch hair. It keeps color treated hair and extensions healthy and protected from sun and damage.
Olivia G. – Stylist
Education/Background: Olivia attended the Simi Valley School of Cosmetology where she discovered her love of color formulation. Olivia worked as an assistant before joining the Salon Nuuvo Family.
Strengths/Specialties: Olivia has a love for color, balayage, highlights and long hair.
Hobbies: She enjoys snowboarding, working out, hiking, and fashion.
Fun Facts: She is a great bowler. As a child she participated in beauty pageants and won many titles.
Favorite Product: Olivia loves the Nuuvo Argan oil because of its versatility, how its lightweight and the amazing smell!
Nick H. – Jr. Stylist
Education/Background: Nick studied Cosmetology at the Aveda Institute in Los Angeles.
Strengths/Specialties: Nick loves doing both color and cuts, and especially balayage and vivid colors.
Hobbies: Nick enjoys fashion, photography and design.
Fun Facts: He had a Japaneese exchange student live with his family for over a year.
Favorite Product: Nicks favorite is 3 in 1 because of the options and how it allows you to do so many different styles with one product!
Erin P. – Front Desk Concierge
Education/Background: In 2010 Erin attended the Academy For Salon Professionals, and completed the Esthetics and Makeup course. In 2013 Erin passed the State Board of esthetics exam and became a Licensed esthetician, and in addition she is certified in depilation, microdermabrasion, lactic and glycolic peels.
Strengths/Specialties: Excellent customer service skills, Friendly, very Funny, and creative.
Hobbies: Photography, Horror Movies, Traveling, Oil and Acrylic painting, Cooking, and anything involving nature.
Fun Facts: Erin loves to collect and wear antique jewelry, she started collecting when she was very young with the help of her grandmother, who has also been collecting and making beautiful pieces from antique jewelry scraps her entire life.
Favorite Product: “The mega moisture argan mask is literally a hair saver! It brings my hair back to life immediately after coloring or bleaching it! IT’S AN ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE!”
Jake G. – Guest Relations
Education/Background: Jake graduated from Santa Monica College with degrees in Behavioral Science and Business both on the deans list and is currently finishing a B.S. in finance.
Strengths/Specialties: Jake loves to analyze data, political economics, and problem solving.
Hobbies: In Jake’s free time he likes exercising, coffee, food, reading, music and the beach.
Fun Facts: Jake enjoys doing volunteer work with senior citizens.