Staff

 

DSC_8469 DANA NELSON 
Owner/Stylist @ Noe & Union     Dana has been in the hair industry for 25+ years and believes wholeheartedly in the transformative power of good hair—no matter how many times you reinvent yourself. In her early days, she was a platform artist for Toni & Guy, traveling all over the U.S. participating in hair shows. She was instrumental in organizing and establishing the education program at Toni & Guy, and became a Salon Educator. Dana draws new inspiration from a dedicated study of street fashion as well as participation in Aveda education. She continues to learn about the latest hair styles and techniques, showcasing Green Twig creations in promotional photo and video shoots. Her work has appeared in Solstice Magazine UK, Nylon, Bust, Elle Online, thebaybridged.com and Beauty Launchpad. Prior to starting Green Twig Salon, Dana worked at salons in the Bay Area and Texas. Though rarely requested, high hair is still part of her skill set.
Biggest inspirations: Street fashion and industry peers  Instagram:

@dananelson_editorial_hair

ARI MADKIN

Junior Stylist/Assistant @ Noe/Union In High school Ari started cutting her own hair as a creative outlet and soon moved onto family and friends. After getting her license in January of 2017, Ari made a move from Modesto to the East bay to peruse her dreams of being a stylist in a creative, and open environment. She finds inspiration in anything from fabric colors or textures, natural landscapes, famous pop and rock icons and the stylists she works alongside. Her favorite things to do are short funky cuts and bright fashion colors, but she is open to any and everything hair related. When she is not at work making people feel and look beautiful, you can find her drawing, painting, making music or hanging out with her friends.

DUSTIN AGUILAR     

Stylist @ Noe & Union 

After cutting his own hair since the age of 14, Dustin entered the world of cosmetology over 10 years ago. Drawing inspiration from everything from street & sub-cultures to tribalism to high fashion, Dustin’s eyes are always open. With a genuine appreciation of the most classic haircutting to avant-garde color techniques, he prides himself on being able to create most anything. When not in the salon Dustin can be found listening to music at home or taking pictures of street art in San Francisco. Instagram: @dustinaguilarhair

Tina TINA INOUE
Stylist/Makeup Artist @ Noe & Union 
Tina is an innovative hair stylist and makeup artist.  Along with obtaining her cosmetology license in 2008, she attended the Makeup Designory in Burbank, CA shortly after.  After developing her skills in Southern California, she moved to San Francisco and joined the Green Twig team in the fall of 2013.  Tina’s diverse background and experiences create her unique style and the ability to bring out the natural beauty of each and every guest that sits in her chair. Her work has appeared in Nylon, Bust, Elle Online & Beauty Launchpad magazines, as well as the indie music website thebaybridged.com. Favorite things: Designing beautiful looks for people with color, haircut and makeup.Instagram: @tina.hmua
SURANNAH GROVER
Stylist @ Union Surannah was born and raised in California in North Lake Tahoe. Spending most of her time with family in San Francisco, she went to school for fashion merchandising, ultimately working in the fashion industry. This led her to The Santa Barbara School of Cosmetology, where she graduated with honors in 2004.Surannah moved to The Bay Area and continued her training under a top noted Redken Platform Colorist as well as attending an 18 month advanced training with Aveda. She has obtained both her California and Nevada state cosmetology licenses. Throughout her 13 years in the industry, she has dedicated herself to her clientele, working behind the chair to assist her clients in looking and feeling their best. She strives to capture their essence of pure beauty, inside and out. As a highly educated hair designer and color specialist, Surannah has also demonstrated her passion and creativity when educating students throughout industry. Her experience consists of advanced training at the Bumble and Bumble Academy in Manhattan New York, the Aveda Academy and Redken Forum. Surannah’s knowledge in technique, shape, style and execution make her a sought after stylist in this industry. Instagram: @surannahslayshair

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MIRIAM LOMBARDOZZI
Guest Coordinator @ Noe & Union  After growing up in Montana and going to college in Minnesota, Miriam was ready for some sunshine and culture, so she made her home in San Francisco. She takes pride in her work and enjoys bringing great service to our guests. When she’s not at the salon, she’s out making the most of the gorgeous California weather playing soccer, hiking, hitting the beach with friends or catching live music somewhere in the city.
Inspired and refreshed by: 
Travel, friends, family, burning man, city streets, mountain air, new faces and funky hair!
RAE CALDWELL
Stylist @ Union & Noe 
Rae moved to San Francisco from her native Southern California in 2001, with the hope of making people beautiful and happy. She traveled to many places as a young woman for academic reasons. She honed her styling skills in places such as London, Germany, Paris, and Japan. Rae has extensive experience as a stylist, having been in the hairdressing industry for 20 years. She loves precision hair cutting for both men and women, as well as adapting unique looks with changes in color. Rae is inspired by movement and simplicity. Her favorite service is highlighting women. She firmly believes one can never be too blonde. When she is not in the salon, Rae indulges her hobbies of embroidery, knitting and potting plants. Instagram: @troop_leader_
JUAN MOREANO
Stylist @ Noe Juan’s passion for hair comes from his passion for fashion and style. He believes that personal style and aesthetics are so important, since they are the first impression any outsider gets to see. Juan graduated from the prestigious Cinta Aveda Institute in 2015. Since then he has gone through an intensive salon apprentice training under some of the best stylists throughout San Francisco before joining Tease Salon and Green Twig Salon. Juan specializes in dimensional custom balayage, highlights, all over color and classic or contemporary cuts for women.

JASPER GOODFRIEND   

Desk Coordinator @ Noe/Union Jasper is a true San Franciscan at heart, having been raised in the city by a single mother. Jasper attended Ruth Asawa School Of The Arts for three years, and graduated from Academy of Arts and Sciences. At 17, they came out as non-binary, and were welcomed with open arms by friends and family alike. They volunteered with JFCS for 5 years, delivering food to homebound individuals with their Chicken Soupers program, and started working in 2012 as a camp counselor at a kids music camp. From there, they went into fashion retail, and have worked at several small clothing shops in San Francisco, reinforcing their passion for mixed prints and flair. In their spare time, Jasper likes to watch Law and Order and Star Trek (Their favorite series is Deep Space 9), spend time with their pets – one dog, two turtles, and a handful of fish – and play Dungeons and Dragons with a small group of friends.

Tidbit: Jasper spends a lot of time taking photos, and has started a blog dedicated to their photography, its-jaspita.tumblr.com

 

 

 

NINA VUKIC
Guest Coordinator @ Noe/Union 

Nina is a senior at the University of San Francisco and is majoring in Art History and minoring in Anthropology. She spent most of her life in South Florida and needed a change of scenery, which is how she ended up in San Francisco. In her time off she hangs out with her bearded dragon, Foster. She also enjoys thrifting for clothes and cooking too much food.