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 magazines such as 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 peersInstagram: @dana_greentwigsalon
Jessica JESSICA HAGGANS
Stylist @ Noe     Customizing beautiful haircuts and rich color is something Jessica is passionate about. She’s lived in San Francisco for the past 10 years and been inspired by music, film, pop and club culture, along with street and urban style. She brings that influence into her work behind the chair, so whether you want a beautiful highlight or a sleek bob, you’ll be in good hands.
Favorite accessory for great hair: A beautiful personality!Instagram: @jessica_greentwigsalon
DSC_8614 YASMEEN AKBAR
Stylist/Makeup Artist @ Union 
Yasmeen is a California native that spent much of her life in continental Europe, which gives her a unique insight to style globally. She is a Cinta Aveda graduate of Cosmetology and Barbering as well as an Aveda Color Educator. Yasmeen believes that color is a great unifier. She takes on clients with all types of hair textures. She provides seasonal color to her clients but does not shy away from any creative challenges thrown her way. Her greatest pleasure is to make people feel good and give a look that highlights their natural beauty. Her work has been published in Beauty Launchpad magazine. Biggest Passion:  Creating the perfect look for her clients!Instagram: @yasmeen_greentiwgsalon
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
Alyssa ALYSSA ABSHIER
Stylist @ Noe & Union  A Northern California native, inspired by both color and light, Alyssa translates that to her attention to detail in hair color, haircutting and in her painting (Alyssa is also an artist/painter in her spare time). With a strong, classical haircutting background and the desire to create beautiful, timeless, personalized color for each guest that is in her chair, it’s no wonder she fits right in with our Green Twig team.
A little tidbit: 
Alyssa enjoys improving lives through beauty!Instagram: @alyssamagicalhair

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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. With her background in banking, it’s no wonder she’s a wiz at keeping track of our guests and stylists’ needs. 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!
greentwig-1429 CHANIN MURPHY  Stylist @ Noe  Chanin has a great passion for the art of hairdressing. After honing her craft at some of the best salons in San Francisco, such as Di Pietro Todd and Barber Lounge, Green Twig is thrilled to have her on our artistic team. Chanin has 15+ years in the industry. She really enjoys cutting long hair while playing with weight in order to create movement and shape. She also loves creating dimensional effects with color. Chanin is a true artist when it comes to working with geometric shapes to create a unique style for her clients and their individual face shape. With the education and influence of industry leaders such as Aveda, Vidal Sassoon, Bumble and Bumble, and Toni & Guy, Chanin believes that a strong technical background leads to the inspiration and creativity of a great stylist. Chanin is constantly fine tuning her craft with educational inspiration, photo shoots, fashion shows, and has been a part of hairstyling for San Francisco’s Fashion Week.

Instagram: @chaninkathleen

NATASHA SMITH
Stylist @ Noe & Union  Growing up competing in the art of dance, Natasha discovered her unique ability to emulate and improve upon anything she visualizes. She initially decided to pursue a career in choreography and nursing. Although she loved dance and the nobility of nursing, she never felt truly complete. She finally found her true calling when she directed her talents to the art of cosmetology. She thrusted into the hair industry by modeling and choreographing hair shows for celebrity hairstylist and master weaveologist Lisa B. There she learned the concept of fantasy hair and acquired an arsenal of skills to construct mind blowing hairstyles. Natasha attended the Paul Mitchell school and the Cinta Aveda institute where she won multiple school contests. After graduating, she found an amazing home at Green Twig where she’s allowed to create cuts and color and thrives to make every client who sits in her chair not only look fabulous, but to feel like family! When Natasha is not creating magic with her hands, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children and being a cheer mom!
dana-6671 COLETTE MENEZES  Stylist @ Noe Born and raised in Santa Cruz, Colette came to San Francisco for a new hair demographic. She feels very passionately about the health of hair and loves working with other creative people. She is currently refining her skills through the Cinta Aveda barbering program.

Instagram: @thatbarberette

 

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