Meet Our Salon & Spa Team Members

Meet Our Salon & Spa Team Members

Revive’s team of talented and creative individuals is the foundation of our salon and spa.

San Diego's Leading Team

Everyone at Revive receives on-going education in the latest trends. Our team is constantly growing in their craft and learning new ways to improve and enhance their skills in order to provide our guests with superior quality services, experience and value. At Revive, we want you to look, feel and be your best. Whether you want to enjoy the latest anti-aging treatment, a relaxing facial, hot new hairstyle or a glam new head-to-toe look, we’ve got you covered. Experience a total revival.

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    Dr. Vishal Verma is originally from Minnesota and has spent the last decade in San Diego. He earned both his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Medicine in the prestigious accelerated 6-year Honors Program in Medicine (HPME) at the University of Miami. He continued his medical training with a residency in Radiology at the University of Chicago and an MRI fellowship at the University of California – San Diego. His passion and talent for aesthetics led to the creation of a truly unique salon and spa concept incorporating both medical and non-medical beauty services. Revive is recognized as one of the top salons and medical spas nationally. Dr. Verma strives to stay at the forefront of aesthetic medicine. He has served on the Allergan Medical Aesthetics Advisory Board, which serves to provide leadership in partnering for the future of aesthetics and focuses on future innovations in products and programs.

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    Dr. Vinita Parekh Verma was born and raised in Michigan. She earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. After practicing traditional dentistry for 8 years, she helped create Revive Salon & Spa. Beyond the scope of her professional training, Vinita has always had a strong interest for fashion, beauty trends and marketing. She thoroughly enjoys her interaction with clients and fellow colleagues both in person and via social media outlets.

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    Dr. Balikian is an experienced, double board certified, facial plastic surgeon. He is double board certified both in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Balikian belongs to a very select group of elite cosmetic surgeons with at least six years of specialized surgical training exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck. Dr. Balikian graduated from Boston University Medical School, where he was honored and elected to the AOA Medical Honors Society for graduating in the top ten percent of graduating physicians. He has been enthusiastically involved with charitable foundations such as the “Face to Face” program, which provides victims of domestic violence pro-bono cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

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    Kristen has been a Nurse Practitioner since 1999 and has been practicing aesthetic medicine since 2001. She earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. Her specialty was in the field of Oncology/Hematology. Kristen especially enjoys helping patients achieve their desired goals.

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    Mary has been an RN and aesthetic nurse since 2005. She has been with Revive since 2007. Mary earned her Masters in Nursing at Chamberlain College of Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) and also studied at University of North Carolina, graduating from Carolina’s College of Health Sciences. She is certified to inject Botox, Sculptra, and Hyaluronic Acid Fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma & Restylane. She is also certified in Laser Treatments. Mary also has 8 years of experience as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Nurse at Rady Children’s in San Diego & Miller Children’s in Long Beach. She sees injections as an art form and loves being able to share her artistic talents in the field.​​

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    Susan has her Master of Science in Nursing and is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her BSN from the University of Oklahoma and her Masters Degree from Chamberlain University. She has been practicing aesthetic medicine since 2011 and received her certification in injectables and laser technology from The Medical Aesthetic Training of California. She listens to each patient’s concerns while making a careful assessment in order to provide recommendations tailored specifically for the patient.

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    Angelica Camargo has been a nurse since 1996. In 2003 she received her Master’s Degree/FNP Certificate in Nursing from UCSD/SDSU. Angelica has been working in Family Health and Nephrology in San Diego for 12 years and Aesthetic Medicine for the past 7 years. She regularly attends seminars and training programs to enhance her Aesthetic Medicine knowledge and techniques to bring the best possible solutions to her patients’ areas of concern. When not attending to the needs of her patients, Angelica practices yoga at every opportunity and loves to travel.

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    Liza is an AANP board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has been practicing aesthetic medicine since May of 2017. She received her MSN/FNP degree from the University of San Diego and her Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University. Liza has a strong passion for the practice of Aesthetic Dermatology. She routinely attends aesthetic conferences/trainings to sharpen her skills and stay up to date with the latest techniques. Ever since Liza began injecting fillers and Botox she fell in love with the artistic side of helping clients achieve their desired goals. Liza also has a strong background in family practice and has practiced multiple years serving the medical needs of students at Miramar, Miracosta and Palomar community colleges.

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    Mena has been a Physician Assistant since 2012. She completed her undergraduate degree at UCSD and received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Sciences from Loma Linda University. Her background is in internal medicine and dermatology. She has maintained a strong interest in aesthetic medicine and began injecting with Botox and fillers in 2012. She has also received training in laser treatments, sclerotherapy and chemical peels. She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She is very passionate about the field of aesthetic medicine and is always interested in learning new techniques. Mena likes to work closely with her patients to help them achieve their goals. She strives to educate and inform them every step of the process so they are completely comfortable. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors and trying out new sports.

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    Kim has been a Physician Assistant since 2000. After completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kim attended the Physician Assistant Program at Des Moines University. Kim’s focus since 2000 has been in dermatology and aesthetic medicine. She has worked with multiple laser systems and the latest techniques in injectable fillers. Kim’s experience, attention to detail and commitment to providing the most natural results are a perfect reflection of our standards at Revive. Kim volunteers her time in non profit organizations that serve underprivileged families locally and internationally.

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    Kathleen has been in the medical field since 1993 as a respiratory therapist and registered nurse. She has been in the aesthetic arena since 2004 and a member of the Revive Med Spa since 2008. Kathleen specializes in injectables such as Botox, Juvéderm, Voluma and Sculptra, as well as lasers. She is also a Nurse Injector Trainer for Allergan, educating nurses on how to acheive the best results with injections and the proper procedures.

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    Tracy enjoys her position as an Aesthetic RN. She is continually learning about new aesthetic techniques and truly enjoys the rapport she has with her clients. Her goal, during treatment, is to create a personalized plan to help each client achieve their desired results. When not working, Tracy loves spending time with her children. Her other passions are reading and hiking with her dogs. Tracy received her degree as a Registered Nurse at the Grossmont College School of Nursing in 2013. She specializes in Laser Hair Removal, Micropen and Laser Tattoo Removal.

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    Polly received her BSN from Dominican University of California in 2012. Her specialty is Aesthetic Medicine and Dermatology. Areas of expertise include: laser treatments, micro-needling, photo facials, Botox injections and dermal fillers. Polly’s goals are to provide exceptional treatment outcomes, both safely and effectively. She is excited to be a part of the Revive team, and brings her passion for skincare, Dermatology and Aesthetics with her.

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    Amy has been an RN since 2000. She has 16 years experience in the NICU and has worked as an aesthetic nurse at Revive since 2008. After taking a leave of absence to get married and have two healthy children, Amy has now decided to return to Revive! She is certified in Facial Fillers and Neurotoxin (Botox/Dysport) Injections, Laser Hair Removal, Micropen and Photofacials. From enhancing facial features to treating skin conditions, Amy loves to see the transformation of her clients as they reach their desired goals.

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    Jodi has 19 years of esthetic experience. She graduated from Poway Beauty Academy and received her Esthetician license in 1999. While practicing as an Esthetician she followed her desire to develop a deeper expertise in anti aging and skin care treatments. She graduated from National University with her BSN and received her RN license in 2013. Jodi combines her 14 years of expertise in skin care with her clinical experience as a registered nurse to provide skilled skin assessments and provide safe and effective laser treatments. Including laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing, facial rejuvenation and chemical peels and has performed over a thousand laser treatments.

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    Rachel is a skilled nurse injector who takes pride in her work and strives for excellence in both a cosmetic result and patient experience. She provides an individual and comprehensive approach to aesthetics to help patients look and feel their best. She has worked alongside a National Peer-to-Peer Trainer for Galderma, Inc. and Diamond Injector for Allergan for over six years in Dallas, Texas. She has worked in the aesthetics since 2012 gaining experience with multiple modalities and a passion for Botox and fillers. She graduated with her RN with honors from the Collin College Nursing Program in Texas and will graduate with her BSN from Texas Tech in 2018. During her downtime, Rachel loves to enjoy good music, create art and is always on the hunt for good food!

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    Michelle began her career in her hometown of Cork, Ireland in 1988. She attended CoolSculpting University to learn advanced techniques for treating clients. Michelle is excited to bring her expertise and passion for beauty and wellness to Revive. She loves seeing the amazing results her clients receive from CoolSculpting and Exilis and how it boosts their confidence in their daily lives.

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    Kimberly began as a Holistic Health Practitioner in 2007 and earned her HHP and Massage Therapy license at The School of Healings Arts. She is a Certified Exilis/Vaser Technician for VaserShape and performs skin tightening, collagen building, fat melting and cellulite smoothing treatments at Revive.

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    Brooke graduated from the Virginia Institute of Esthetics in 2009 and is also a trained CoolSculpting Technician. She has four years of teaching experience as a Virginia Licensed Master Esthetics Instructor. What sets Brooke apart from others in her field are the incredible outcomes she is able to achieve and her attention to detail for each client. She specializes in SkinMedica and PCA Skincare. Brooke chose being an Esthetician as her career because she continually strives to help her clients feel better in their own skin and loves helping boost their confidence. Now living in the beach town of San Diego, her passion is to educate her clients on how to protect their skin while still having fun in the sun.

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    Angela has been an esthetician since 2005, and has been a medical esthetician at Revive since 2007. She graduated from Je Boutique College of Beauty and has post graduate training with The International Dermal Institute and SkinMedica. Angela has extensive training in advanced facial massage, photo damaged and aging skin, acne and melasma. She loves being an esthetician because of the wonderful and lasting relationships she has developed with colleagues and clients.

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    As a licensed esthetician since 2008, Kaitlin has been helping people love the skin they are in. She specializes in peels, waxing, microdermabrasion and acne facials. Her mission has always been to help her guests achieve their skin care goals in a relaxing and healing environment.

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    Marina received her Esthetician license in May 2017 and has since been dedicated to her clients and all of their skincare needs. She’s exceedingly knowledgeable about skincare routines and is always eager to help men and women build a plan for their individual skincare regimen. Her goal is to help her clients realize their skin’s full potential and to have them leave the salon feeling relaxed with a smile on their face.

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    Meia attended Bellus Academy and has been a licensed esthetician since 2016. She specializes in microdermabrasion, facial treatments, and waxing. Her extensive knowledge of skincare allows her to address each client’s needs while providing a relaxing and effective service. Meia is dedicated to making every guest feel radiant in their own skin.

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    Adriana has been an Esthetician since 2001. Her greatest joy has been to help women and men with improving and repairing their skin issues, such as severe acne. She is dedicated to helping her clients feel beautiful and confident with themselves, and works closely with her clients to address their personal skin needs at any age of life.

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    After graduating from Aveda Institute for Beauty and Wellness in Milwaukee, WI, with her Massage Therapy certification in 2011, Leyda quickly decided to move to San Diego to pursue her career. She brings a beautiful and warm energy to her work and specializes in a firm Swedish Massage blended with hot towels and different modalities she’s learned in her 8 years in this industry. Leyda has a passion for energy and healing and she would love to share that with you.

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    Since receiving her Massage Therapy license in 2009, Jazmine has always been interested in both the clinical & spa areas of Massage Therapy. After growing her knowledge in the Physical Therapy field, she then gained experience working at San Diego’s only Forbes 5-Star rated spa. Since joining the Revive team, Jazmine’s massage style has become a blend of techniques customized to each individual—a therapeutic spa experience using aromatherapy and hot towels to relax you as well as get the kinks out! Her goal is to have each person walk out of her room feeling rejuvenated and ready to conquer the day.


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    Stylist Since: 2010, Fullerton College Cosmetology

    Specializes In: Blondes, Balayage, Tape In Extensions

    Certifications: Brazilian Blowout, Hairtalk Extensions

    Awards: Lorèal Professionnel Global Experience Academy Dublin, Ireland in 2017

    Educator: Revive Salon & Spa, UNITE Ambassador/Educator, L’Oreal Professionnel Expert

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    Stylist Since: 2010

    Specializes In: Haircutting, Men’s Cuts, Balayage, Extensions, Multi Ethnic Hair, Ombré/Sombré Color

    Certifications: American Board Certified Hair Colorist, Hairtalk Extensions, DevaCurl, Balayage, Eufora Foundations I & II

    Awards and Acclamations: Eufora 2013 Global Connection

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    Stylist Since: 2005

    Specializes In: Hair Color and Haircutting

    Certifications: Toni and Guy Back to Basics, Vidal Sassoon ABC Cutting, Vidal Sassoon ABC Color, Vidal Sassoon Creative Color, Brazilian Blowout

    Awards: Seville Spain L’Oreal Business Forum

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    Stylist Since: 2014, California Hair Design Academy

    Specializes In: Blondes, Special Occasion Styles

    Certifications: Brazilian Blowout, L’Oreal Professionnel Expert

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    Stylist Since: 2008, Lytle’s Beauty College

    Specializes In: Highlights, Color, Women’s Haircuts and Blowouts

    Certifications: Contemporary Classic Cutting

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    Stylist Since: 2015, Bellus Academy

    Specializes In: Balayage, Blow Dry & Style

    Certifications: L’Oréal Professionnel Pro Fiber Treatments, Peter Coppola Keratin Treatment, Brazilian Blowout

    Favorite Products: Unite Boosta, Unite Texturiza, L’Oréal Professionnel DD balm, Unite U-Oil

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    Stylist Since: 2014

    Specializes In: Balayage, Men’s Cuts, Extensions

    Certifications: Global Keratin

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    Stylist Since: 2014

    Specializes In: Balayage, Color

    Certifications: Global Keratin, Extensions

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    Stylist Since: 2017, San Diego City College

    Specializes In: Balayage, Highlights, Hair Color, Blow Dry & Style

    Favorite Products:Unite 7 Seconds, U-oil, Texturiza, Unite Blonda Shampoo

    Publications: Exquisite Weddings, BQE Magazine

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    Stylist Since: November 2016, Bellus Academy

    Specializes In: Color

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    Stylist Since: 2007

    Specializes In: Blondes, Haircuts/Color, Hairtalk Extensions, Brazilian Blowout/Global Keratin, Balayage

    Certifications: Di Pietro Academy Color Class, San Francisco, Kim Vo Blonde Specialty Class, Los Angeles, James Morrison Academy, Laguna CA, L’Oreal Professionnel Academy SoHo West Fashion Focus, NYC, Hairtalk Extensions, Brazilian Blowout, L’Oreal Expert Network Program May 2017

    Educator: Revive Salon & Spa

    Awards/Publications: Unite Global Sessions 2014, L’Oreal Professionnel World Tour Rome, Italy, L’Oreal Professionnel World Tour Barcelona, Spain, L’Oreal Professionnel New York Fashion Week, L’Oreal Professionnel World Tour Lisbon, Portugal

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    Stylist Since: 2010

    Specializes In: Balayage, Ombré/Sombré, Blondes, Hair Color

    Certifications: Balayage with Pravana, American Board Certified Hair Colorist Energizing Summit, Sam Villa Cutting and Texture, Unite Razor Cutting, Global Keratin Treatment, Board Certified Hair Colorist

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    Stylist Since: 2011, California Hair Design Academy

    Specializes In: Curly Haircuts & Styling, Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin

    Certifications: DevaCurl Academy, Los Angeles – Curly Girl Haircuts, Brazilian Blowout

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    Stylist Since: 2009, Studied at Sally Hershberger Salon

    Specializes In: Hair Color, Custom Hand-Painted Balayage, Highlights

    Certifications & Experience:Trained at Saco Salon Beauty, worked and learned from celebrity stylists such as Matthew Shields, Chris Rios, and Tyle Mahoney in Los Angeles

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    Stylist Since: 2010

    Specializes In: Balayage, Hair Cutting

    Certifications: L’Oreal Balayage Creative, Unite Razor Cutting, Unite Precision Cutting, Unite Up-Do Styling, Deva Curly Cutting, Unite Men’s Modern Grooming, Unite Editorial Session Styling

    Awards/Publications: Unite Global Session 2013, 2014, 2015, L’Oreal Work Tour Barcelona 2013

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    Stylist Since: 2003

    Specializes In: Classic and Current Coloring Techniques Including Highlights, Balayage, Hand Painting and Color Melting; Scissor and Razor Haircuts (Women, Men & Children); Special Occasion & Wedding Updos; Makeup; Airbrushing Makeup Application

    Certifications: Bumble and Bumble Network Educator, Aveda Certified, Redkin Certified, Great Lengths Extensions, Hair Dreams Extensions

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    Stylist Since: 2012, Paul Mitchell the School San Diego

    Specializes In: Haircutting, Men’s Haircuts, Fashion Haircolor

    Certifications: Unite Razor Cutting Academy, DevaCurl Inspired Stylist – Cutting, Brazilian Blowout, L’Oreal Professionnel Pro Fiber Treatment

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    Stylist Since: 2013, Bellus Academy

    Specializes In: Creative Color, Fashion Colors, Creative Styling, Makeup Artistry.

    Certifications: L’Oreal Professionnel Pro Fiber Treatment, Bellus Academy Makeup Class

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    Stylist Since: 2014, California Hair Design Academy

    Specializes In: Loreal Professionnel Hair Color, Haircuts, Blondes, Brazilian Blowouts

    Certifications: Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin, Pro Fiber Treatment, Unite Global Sessions 2016

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    Stylist Since: 2003

    Specializes In: Special Occasion Hair, Haircuts, Hair Color, Men’s Haircuts

    Publications: Exquisite Weddings, BQE Magazine

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    Stylists Since: 2014, Bellus Academy

    Specializes In: Haircuts, hair color, highlights, balayage, Men’s Cuts

    Favorite Products: L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil Mask, Unite Blonda Shampoo, Unite Texturiza Spray

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    Stylists Since: 2011, Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy

    Specializes In: Highlights, Babylights, Balayage, Foilyage, Special Occasion Updos/Styling, Braiding

    Certifications: Brazilian Blowout, Keratin Complex, Hotheads Extensions, Babe Extensions

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    Stylist Since: California Hair Academy, 2016

    Specializes In: Balayage, Handpainting, Haircolor, Highlights, Special Occasion Styling, Makeup Artistry

    Awards/Publications: Fashion Week, Oseas 2016 Villatoro Editorial Makeup, Gothesque Magazine “Haunting” 2016, Salysé Magazine 2017 Cover Story, “The Black Issue” Editorial Makeup

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    Stylist Since: 2014

    Specializes In: Updos, Long Haircuts, Fashion Colors

    Favorite Products: Unite U Oil, L’Oreal Sleek & Swing, L’Oreal Volumetry, Unite Texturiza, Unite Blow and Set Lotion

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    Stylist Since: March 2017

    Specializes In: Hair Color, Fashion Colors, Updos, Haircutting, Special Occassion Styling

    Publications: Institute Style Magazine- “The Future is Female” Solis Magazine- “White Out”

    Certifications: Brazilian Blowout

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    Stylist Since: 2015

    Specializes In: Balayage, Highlights & Hair Color

    Favorite Products: L’Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Color 10 In 1 Perfecting Multipurpose Spray, L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Crème Universelle, L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Dual Styler Sleek and Swing

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    Stylist Since: 2016, Bellus Academy

    Favorite Products: L’Oreal Sleek & Swing, L’Oreal Volumetry

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    Stylist Since: 2016, Bellus Academy

    Favorite Products: L’Oreal Sleek & Swing, L’Oreal Volumetry

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    Stylist Since: 2016, Toni & Guy

    Specializes in: Color, Balayage, Blowouts, Styling

    Certifications: DreamCatcher Extensions, Tape-in

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    Stylist Since: September 2017, Paul Mitchell The School of San Diego

    Three Favorite Products: Liss Unlimited Double Serum, Unite 7Seconds Leave in Detangler, Kérastase L’incroyable Blowdry Lotion

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    Christina has been a hair stylist for over 21 years and has been the manager at Revive since 2005. She is an educator for L’Oreal Professionnel and is a member of the L’Oreal Expert Program. At Revive, Christina leads a team of passionate and educated professionals with the goal of giving every single client an indulgent and pampered experience.

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    Camile has been with Revive in the role as Lead Spa Coordinator since March 2015. She has always had a passion for helping people and wants to continue her education in the medical field. She loves working at Revive and interacting with clients by making sure they always have a smile on their face.

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    Maria began working at Revive in 2012 as a Salon Coordinator. She loves all of the customer service aspects of her job, including assisting clients with any questions they may have about Revive and our services. With a passion for new beauty trends, Maria enjoys working in a medical spa environment where she is first to know the latest “beauty musts”. She is the mother to a young toddler and now knows the true meaning of multi-tasking!

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    Angel has worked in the customer service industry for over 5 years and began her career with Revive in 2016. She previously worked as a merchandiser at one of the largest bakeries in Sacramento, giving her experience in organization and administration. As the Med Spa Coordinator in Mission Valley, Angel strives to make clients feel comfortable and welcome, ensuring all their needs are met and that they walk out with an outstanding experience. Outside of Revive her passion lies in music and her Great Dane, Liberty.

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    Yasmeena began as a front desk coordinator at Revive in 2014. She has always had the desire to expand her role at Revive and is now the Lead Spa Coordinator! She enjoys interacting with clients and providing exceptional customer service. Yasmeena strives to make sure every client leaves Revive feeling good about themselves and is excited to come back. She hopes to continue to grow with Revive and to see what doors could be opened up for her. In her spare time she likes to hang out with friends and spend time at the beach.

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    Denise began her career with Revive in 2016. Prior to joining the Revive team, she spent years working with children at nonprofit after school care programs. In 2017 Denise received her Bachelor’s Degree in English and Comparative Literature from San Diego State University. As the Med Spa Coordinator in Carmel Valley, she loves getting to know the clients on a personal level and building a relationship with them so they have a memorable experience and feel good about themselves. When she is not at Revive she loves to spend time with her family, friends and her dog Lola.

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    Tatum has worked at Revive Salon and Spa since the opening of the Carmel Valley location in 2015. She began working at the front desk where she enjoyed giving each client outstanding customer service and a great overall experience at Revive before becoming the Retail Manager. She loves working with all of the fantastic products, stylists, and medical providers. Tatum plans on finishing school at Bellus Academy to become a Cosmetologist.

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    Christina has been with Revive since 2009. She previously worked with luxury hotel brands at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Worldwide in their regional marketing program. She has her BA from Loyola University, Chicago and her MA from California State University, Sacramento. Christina handles all of the press, social media, website development and design and print and web advertising for Revive.