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     COLORISTS

Amanda George
Principal – Colorist

London native Amanda George learned to focus her creativity at an early age. As a youth, she was influenced the time spent on film sets with her father and making perfumes with her grandmother. She honed her craft as a hair colorist in top London salons before moving stateside where she became the driving force behind the most sought-after shades in Hollywood. Currently gracing heads three days a week at her Roil Salon in Beverly Hills, Amanda spends the rest of her time promoting Roil Salon and Roil products globally.

Kacey Welch
Colorist – Extensions Specialist

Kacey is a hair colorist and hair extensions specialist. The Los Angeles native is known for enhancing natural color and length. Kacey trained with Art Luna and Justin Anderson before honing her skills at Neil George and ultimately joining the Roil team. Kacey is a gifted teacher and has trained some of the most successful current extension specialists in the business. She is most inspired by the strong, “girls’ girls” clients she attracts – including Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn, and Leann Rimes – and the lives they lead.

Stephen Garrison
Colorist

Stephen draws inspiration from the sun’s effect on hair. The way golden summer highlights grow out in the winter creating a graduation of color and tone inspires the natural-looking color techniques he applies. He prides himself on his expertise with brunette and auburn tones, training alongside some of the best in the business before joining the Roil team as a hair colorist.

Brittany Filipiak
Colorist

Brittany Filipiak moved to California from Wisconsin and joined Amanda George as her color assistant at her Neil George Salon where she was surrounded by the biggest names in color today. Her technique and style is a blend of natural to dramatic and daring, her experience makes her range of color extraordinary; she is known for creating natural blondes and seamless brunettes blended to perfection. Brittany clients seek her out for her super custom specialized techniques.

Emily Olson
Colorist

This Southern California native is a firm believer in the fact that nature creates the most beautiful ombres – colors or tones that shade into each other. Emily launched her career as a color assistant to Lorri Goddard in 1997 at the original Jonathan Salon. Fueled by the freedom that color offers to express her creativity, she opts to accentuate soft, natural dimensions with her style of classic balayage.

Cody
Colorist

Cody started coloring and experimenting with hair at a very young age in his home state of Utah. After moving to the Los Angeles area he expanded his skillset and knowledge while assisting top colorists in the field. With over 10 years in the business he has honed in on his specialty of bright California blondes and dimensional color that pops.

Adrian Cobian
Colorist

Adrian discovered the magic behind the salon chair at an early age while accompanying his mother to salon appointments. He found himself enchanted by the craft of hair color. His passion later brought him to Beverly Hills where he trained under top colorists, helping him master his technique that produces soft and striking hair color. He strategically places highlights that help frame and accentuate each client’s individual features.

Drew Danvers
Colorist

Drew Danvers is known for creating subtle yet natural color for every shade. A native to California’s sunny beaches and days, he is a master with all color types, having trained under Stephen Garrison and through working with several leading figures in the industry. His passion for hair goes beyond the chair as he creates color that is easy-breezy yet smooth, glossy and graceful all at the same time.

Andrew Jones
Colorist

Born and raised in LA, Andrew Jones specializes in lived in color, known for providing his clients with the classic ‘Californian Blonde’ natural and sun-kissed look: low maintenance hair that always looks and feels high quality. Trained by KC Carhart, he has created a unique brand of West Coast cool-meets-modern sophisticate and has garnered portfolio of high profile hair in Beverly Hills and Malibu.

Savannah Faulsik
Colorist

Savannah Faulsik draws inspiration from sunny days on the beaches of Orange County, aiming for golden and sun-kissed hair with an edge. At Paul Mitchell, she cultivated her specialty at enhancing blonde color and accentuating how the sun reflects on hair. Building on this, she trained with Stephen Garrison extensively to perfect all color: auburn and brunette tones & the always golden, perfect blonde.

Kaylee Daube
Colorist

Kaylee Daube, a Southern California native, is inspired by the effortless & natural beauty of a life by the beach. Her goal is to have her color grow out seamlessly as though it was colored by the sun itself. She developed her craft at TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy, where she saw the need for color that was natural yet sunny with earthy tones that always compliment and frame the face. She has assisted top celebrity stylists, especially Stephen Garrison, which has really helped hone her craft and signature style. Her strategic placement of each highlight gives the most natural & soft hair with pops of brightness for hair that always looks like it’s been in the sun.

Erick Orellana
Colorist

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Erick is no stranger to what color and styles are of the moment. Maintenance and hair condition are key factors in determining what color will suit his clients. With a keen eye for color corrections and makeovers wether it’s for celebrities, film and TV, photography, social media influencers, or everyday clients, Erick’s approach is time efficient and precise.

Sonia Flores
Colorist / Specialist

Sonia is an innovative colorist, a multidisciplinary artist whose attention to detail aids in her ability to create a unique look that complements each clients individuality. Sonia is a firm believer in maintaining the integrity of her client’s hair using Olaplex in all her formulas, while simultaneously providing an exceptional experience. She specializes in executing natural sun-kissed colors, California blondes, edgy bleach & tones, and seamless brunettes. Her hard work, passion and authenticity has earned her recognition in the industry early on in her career. She is an Olaplex advocate and one of the first Ambassadors for Olaplex en Español, which has given her a platform to educate & work around the world in both English and Spanish.

Cherin Choi
Colorist / Stylist/ Specialist

Cherin Choi grew up in Southern California, but her passion for the art of hair dressing took her around the globe from San Francisco to Seoul Korea and finally, the city of Los Angeles, where Cherin enrolled and graduated from the acclaimed Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy. After her graduation, she continued her training as a colorist at the famous Neil George Salon located in Beverly Hills, California; it was here that Cherin refined coloring techniques that have allowed her to highlight healthy, fine hair with minimal damage, as well as take dark coarse hair to beautiful, blonde tones. In addition to natural hair coloring, Cherin is highly skilled in integrating creative color palettes into her highlighting techniques. Cherin also has expertise in hair extensions, specifically with sew-in wefts and tape-in hair extensions. It is her commitment to the mastery and exploration of her craft that sets her apart in the industry.

Julia Bang-Knudsen
Colorist

Julia Bang-Knudsen is a California native who grew up by the ocean in Oceanside, San Diego. She attended Oceanside College of Beauty where she saw that there is more than just being a California blonde— she saw a need for a blonde that had more texture, shine, and movement. Wanting to create this new style, she started to develop the color she wanted to see more of and mastered the art of silk-weft extensions and the esteemed Kacey Welch Method™. Through working very closely with Kacey Welch, one of the leading hair color and extension experts in the industry, Julia has fine-tuned her sharp eye for color and beyond. She specializes in color and extensions: giving clients the hair of their dreams without any of the damage and all of the beauty and glamour.

     STYLISTS

Guy Romeo
Stylist

Named “King of the Bob” and “Master Blow Dryer” by The Hollywood Reporter, Guy’s style can best be described in one word: chic. Inspired by the silhouettes and textures of fashion, this Jersey transplant has three decades of experience under his belt. Guy’s ability to organically connect with his clients to hone in on and craft their most beautiful outcome has made him one of the best hairstylists in the business.

Carlos Castellanos
Stylist

Carlos began his hair journey at the age of 16. He fell in love with the craft right away. His once hobby, became the medium of expression. After business school Carlos fully committed and dedicated himself to hair. He did his research and enrolled into cosmetology school in San Francisco. Shortly after completion he made the move from Oakland to Los Angeles and since then has trained under the industries top leading artists.

Eleazar Baltazar
Stylist

Eleazar enhances his structurally precise style with added texture based on each individual. After his first great hairstyle was ruined at age 12 by a new stylist, he assured his mother that he could have done a better job himself. She handed Eleazar a comb, shears, and clippers, and he hasn’t stopped cutting since!

Danielle Welch
Stylist

Danielle is a Southern California native, who grew up spending her time between the busy city and the relaxed atmosphere of the beach. Being surrounded by the trendy styles of the city, but frequently escaping to the beach, where the lifestyle is all about an effortless and natural beauty, she wanted to fuse both lifestyles together. This combination has influenced her styling technique. She started her journey working under celebrity stylists in some of Beverly HIll’s premiere salons, where she learned the ins-and-outs of classic elegant style that has allowed her to curate and put her singular stamp on effortless looks.

Robert Lopez
Stylist

Robert Lopez is an Emmy-nominated hairstylist, working with top entertainment industry’s photographers, directors, agencies and artists. Robert’s clients include Jameela Jamil, James Blake, Jillian Bell and Emmy nominated Jeremy Strong. While, over the course of his lengthy career, clients range from Jennifer Aniston, Ellen Degeneres, Portia DeRossi, James Franco, Amy Adams, Jennifer Beals, Rose McGowan, Alicia Silverstone and an endless array of other stunning clients. With over 13 years’ experience as a master-stylist, 10 of those years at The Chris McMillan salon. Robert has meticulously honed on a style that says, “Effortless California chic

Yenni Orellana
Stylist

Yenni was very fortunate to start at one of the top salons in Beverly Hills. Throughout the years she has acquired skills from the best celebrity hair dressers in the industry. Her creativity has always been influenced by the latest trends that she has always trying and creating. She loves what she does and is always am happy to deliver her creations with her clients. Her client love the outcome as much as she loves to see them smile–something that makes them feel good about themselves.

Mario Pourtoy
Stylist

Mario has had an affinity for hair since early age. Upon finishing cosmetology school in Los Angeles, he trained under top European hair stylists and furthered his education at Vidal Sassoon Academy. He has been fortunate to work at some of the best salons in Beverly Hills–Christophe, Joseph Martin, Neil George, Meche, and now Roil Salon. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to work a variety of celebrities such as, Lily Aldridge, Tom Hiddleston, Christa Miller, Shakira, Liberty Rose, Katherine Waterson, Sofia Boutella, Maya Rudolph, Charlize Theron, Bryce Dallas Howard, and many others.

Cherin Choi
Colorist / Stylist/ Specialist

Cherin Choi grew up in Southern California, but her passion for the art of hair dressing took her around the globe from San Francisco to Seoul Korea and finally, the city of Los Angeles, where Cherin enrolled and graduated from the acclaimed Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy. After her graduation, she continued her training as a colorist at the famous Neil George Salon located in Beverly Hills, California; it was here that Cherin refined coloring techniques that have allowed her to highlight healthy, fine hair with minimal damage, as well as take dark coarse hair to beautiful, blonde tones. In addition to natural hair coloring, Cherin is highly skilled in integrating creative color palettes into her highlighting techniques. Cherin also has expertise in hair extensions, specifically with sew-in wefts and tape-in hair extensions. It is her commitment to the mastery and exploration of her craft that sets her apart in the industry.

AJ Smart
Stylist

From a young age, AJ had a major interest in both beauty and fashion and uses both subjects to influence her craft. After moving to Los Angeles directly after high school, AJ immediately enrolled herself in cosmetology school and began training under leading celebrity hair artists. She has honed her skillset into considering someone’s specific style and lifestyle to help create modern yet manageable hairstyles.

     SPECIALISTS

Kacey Welch
Colorist – Extensions Specialist

Kacey is a hair colorist and hair extensions specialist. The Los Angeles native is known for enhancing natural color and length. Kacey trained with Art Luna and Justin Anderson before honing her skills at Neil George and ultimately joining the Roil team. Kacey is a gifted teacher and has trained some of the most successful current extension specialists in the business. She is most inspired by the strong, “girls’ girls” clients she attracts – including Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn, and Leann Rimes – and the lives they lead.

Michael Duquette
Make-Up

Michael started his career as a professional makeup artist over 14 years ago. Originally from Texas, he was raised by two women and that ignited his respect and admiration for strong women everywhere. Believing that every woman is beautiful, and powerful, he uses makeup to bring out the best features in his clients and to create an outward representation of the internal. During his career, he has received multiple awards for his work, and has worked closely with some of the biggest names in the industry. His work has been featured in various publications and mediums, including Vogue, Hollywood Reporter, NYFW, E!, Access Hollywood, and countless red carpets.

Mario Pourtoy
Stylist

Mario has had an affinity for hair since early age. Upon finishing cosmetology school in Los Angeles, he trained under top European hair stylists and furthered his education at Vidal Sassoon Academy. He has been fortunate to work at some of the best salons in Beverly Hills–Christophe, Joseph Martin, Neil George, Meche, and now Roil Salon. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to work a variety of celebrities such as, Lily Aldridge, Tom Hiddleston, Christa Miller, Shakira, Liberty Rose, Katherine Waterson, Sofia Boutella, Maya Rudolph, Charlize Theron, Bryce Dallas Howard, and many others.

Sonia Flores
Colorist / Specialist

Sonia is an innovative colorist, a multidisciplinary artist whose attention to detail aids in her ability to create a unique look that complements each clients individuality. Sonia is a firm believer in maintaining the integrity of her client’s hair using Olaplex in all her formulas, while simultaneously providing an exceptional experience. She specializes in executing natural sun-kissed colors, California blondes, edgy bleach & tones, and seamless brunettes. Her hard work, passion and authenticity has earned her recognition in the industry early on in her career. She is an Olaplex advocate and one of the first Ambassadors for Olaplex en Español, which has given her a platform to educate & work around the world in both English and Spanish.

Cherin Choi
Colorist / Stylist/ Specialist

Cherin Choi grew up in Southern California, but her passion for the art of hair dressing took her around the globe from San Francisco to Seoul Korea and finally, the city of Los Angeles, where Cherin enrolled and graduated from the acclaimed Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy. After her graduation, she continued her training as a colorist at the famous Neil George Salon located in Beverly Hills, California; it was here that Cherin refined coloring techniques that have allowed her to highlight healthy, fine hair with minimal damage, as well as take dark coarse hair to beautiful, blonde tones. In addition to natural hair coloring, Cherin is highly skilled in integrating creative color palettes into her highlighting techniques. Cherin also has expertise in hair extensions, specifically with sew-in wefts and tape-in hair extensions. It is her commitment to the mastery and exploration of her craft that sets her apart in the industry.