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Denise was born in San Diego and has spent the majority of her life in San Diego County. Denise owns and operates Avati Salon along with her husband, Bruce. She has over 38 years experience in the salon business and has been a salon owner, for over 20 years, in the La Jolla, UTC and Bay Park areas of San Diego.

Denise is a Master Hair Color Specialist and stylist. She graduated from Beloux Cosmetology school in 1979 and has continued her education throughout the years with classes dealing with color, styling, straightening, hair extensions, and numerous classes on all the latest products, as they come along and are introduced to the market.

She is joined by friends, all professionals, and all with years of experience. Over the years Denise has had an opportunity to meet a number of stylists and technicians and has always made it a point to extend invitations to those professionals, to join her at the salon, that are not only talented, but fit with the chemistry of the other team members working there. Denise is also big on continuing education and does her best to host classes at the salon for the team dealing with new techniques and products.

Bruce is the silent partner in the salon, well, not so silent, he has been known to joke around with the technicians and has come to know many of the clients over the years and talks with them when they come in. Bruce has built and maintained four of Denise's salons for the last 20 years. He built and updates the web site, handles the advertising, and gets tested almost daily by Denise and the others to see if he can fix what they break or handles their latest requests. He has his own job but when not working there is often found hanging around the salon.

Samantha Graduated from Cosmetology school in 1998 in San Diego. Samantha has built her career and clientele and credits her success to watching and learning from all the stylists she has worked with in different salons, throughout the years.

By applying the best techniques from each, with her own flair for hair design, Samantha has become a uniquely experienced, independent hair stylist with a well established client base. She keeps up with the latest trends and pushes herself to be at the cutting edge (literally) of her profession. Samantha has been  nicknamed the "Pioneer" for her innovative ideas for the salon. You can't go wrong with Samantha as your stylist.


Before moving to the United States, Kiyoko was a licensed cosmetologist at one of the top Japanese cosmetic companies. She has hands on experience consulting customers at the beauty counter of an upscale department store. Her job as a supervisor also included the management and training of other beauty consultants.

Kiyoko has a total of over 20 years of experience in the United States and Japan. Because of her versatile experience and background, Kiyoko can provide outstanding quality regardless of ethnicity or nationality. She always ensures the bride will feel comfortable and enjoy her wedding day.

Kiyoko offers free consultations and is happy to provide her services for your event at either the salon or at the location of your event. Check out her web site at www.kiyokosbeauty.com

Bre has 9 years experience as a hairstylist. After graduating from Lancaster Beauty School she instantly moved down to San Diego to start her career. After assisting a master stylist Bre has worked her way up to an independent stylist who now maintains her own clientele. Bre is a well rounded stylist who works with color, precision haircutting, Keratin smoothing treatments to bouffant blow outs. Keeping in mind that Bre is a “healthy hair freak” she will do everything she can to keep your beautiful locks soft and silky. As Bre loves to keep up with the latest trends she is also keeping up with continuous education by attending classes, shows and seminars.

Denise graduated from cosmetology school in 1982 at Bay Vista Beauty College in San Diego. She specializes in all nail services. Her business model is that she loves working with people and making them look beautiful.

Denise worked in Hawaii for awhile then came back to San Diego. She worked in Pacific Beach and owned her own salon for 15 years. She decided to make a change and rent a booth to make her life easier. She joined Avati Salon in December of 2014 bringing all her knowledge and talent to our salon thus complementing the rest of the staff.

Robyn has been involved in massage therapy since 2005 and is a Registered Massage Practitioner from the Baltimore School of Massage. She offers Chair massage, Swedish massage, Deep tissue massage, Hot Stone massage, Myofascial release, Pregnancy Massage, Body Wraps/Scrubs and Aromatherapy. Robyn's objective is to act as a healing conduit, offering massage clients improved mobility, increased flexibility, and new perspectives, in order to enable clients to be more successful in all aspects of their lives. R



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