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
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
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.
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
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
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
massage, Swedish massage, Deep tissue massage, Hot Stone massage,
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.