MEET THE OWNERS

MICHAEL BECK & GABRIEL ONTIVEROS

With a combination of over 50 years experience in hairdressing, these two partners have traveled the world providing education on the latest trends for the original TONI&GUY London. Fast forward to the present day, these inspiring minds collaborate with a vision to offer the perfect cut and color for our clients along with exceptional customer service. What better way to do it than having the most brilliant and creative staff know what’s best for the individual!

 

MICHAEL BECK

Creative Director / Owner

  • 23 years of experience in precision cutting, education, and management has made him a person who guides his team to success
  • His precision and skill keep his haircuts timeless from years of experience with different styles and textures from around the world
  • Traveled annually to London Fashion Week for newest trends
  • Available for cuts and styles upon request

 

GABRIEL ONTIVEROS

Technical Creative Director / Owner

  • Creative Director and Educator of Essensuals London salon
  • 27 years of inspiring new color trends, creating educational programs impacting the hairdressing industry
  • Member of international technical team and involved with creating videos and step-by-step collections
  • Available for hair coloring upon request

MEET THE TEAM

Styling Department

 

MICHAEL BECK
Creative Director / Owner

MICHAEL BECK
Creative Director / Owner

With 23 years of experience in the hair industry, Michael brings a vast knowledge in fashion to all his clients. Applying very well-developed techniques on all types of haircut, from the modest to the top trend fashion haircuts. Michael’s attention to details such as, clients’ facial features, hair texture, and condition, enables him to envision and create a haircut that works for the client and their lifestyle.

Michael has established himself as a reputable hairdresser in the industry for his precision and exactness to the well planned and designed haircuts that are timeless and effortless to style.

LEA NEWMAN
Creative Director / Hairstylist

LEA NEWMAN
Creative Director / Hairstylist

Lea has been a hairdresser in Dallas for three decades. Her passion is cutting and designing styles that are easy to maintain between visits. Come see Lea today!

SYLA LY
Creative Director / Hairstylist

SYLA LY
Creative Director / Hairstylist

Syla is a talented hairstylist as well as the creative director for the salon.

MARTHA AURORA
Creative Director / Hairstylist

MARTHA AURORA
Creative Director / Hairstylist

Martha brings to the chair over 27 years of experience in doing hair and make-up, and 14 of those years were at TONI&GUY. Martha loves it all from cutting hair, up-do’s, Brazilian blowouts, and make-up. Martha is also a licensed Cosmetology instructor and has attended Boss make-up academy. Come in and see Martha today!

TERRANCE THOMAS
Art Director / Hairstylist

TERRANCE THOMAS
Art Director / Hairstylist

Terrance has over a decade of experience in the hair industry. He is passionate at what he does and loves to assist every client accomplish the look they want. Come in today and let Terrance find your Essensuals.

ADRIANNA FENNEL
Premiere Stylist

ADRIANNA FENNEL
Premiere Stylist

Born and raised in Texas, Adri completed her studies and graduated from TONI&GUY academy in 2017. She is currently mentoring to become a stylist through Essensuals London. Come in today for Up-dos and blowouts from Adri, she’ll make you look and feel fabulous!

 

Technical Department

 

GABRIEL ONTIVEROS
Technical Creative Director / Owner

GABRIEL ONTIVEROS
Technical Creative Director / Owner

With over 27 years of inspiring new color trends, and creating educational programs, Gabriel is at the forefront of the international hairdressing industry. Gabriel is a member of the international technical team and is involved with creating training videos and step-by-step collections. Gabriel has established himself as a reputable hair colorist in the industry.

AMBER SMITH
Technical Creative Director

AMBER SMITH
Technical Creative Director

Amber was born and raised in Texas. She’s been doing hair for over 10 years, and 8 of them at Essensuals London Salon in Plano. Amber enjoys working with natural colors and her Dallas blondes, and has helped with fashion and hair shows with her favorite Real Housewives of Dallas, Brandi Redmond. In her spare time she loves hockey and her puppy, Ziggy!

JULIE SIDHOM
Technical Art Director

JULIE SIDHOM
Technical Art Director

Julie is a talented stylist and has earned the title of Technical Art Director.

KYLIE RILEY
Premiere Technician / Colorist

KYLIE RILEY
Premiere Technician / Colorist

A full-time colorist, make-up artist, and new mommy! She possesses five years in the beauty industry. Kylie is a prodigy of Essensuals owner, Gabriel O and specializes in blondes and creative coloring. Come see Kylie and let her make you feel beautiful inside and out!

KATHERINE HOWE
Premiere Technician / Colorist

KATHERINE HOWE
Premiere Technician / Colorist

Kat has had a real passion for coloring since she was 16, and it shows. After completing cosmetology school, she pursues all things color. Kat specializes in fantasy and dimensional colors & extensions (microbead and tape-in). Come see Kat today if you want some amazing color or extensions.

SARAH ZENDER
Premiere Technician / Colorist

SARAH ZENDER
Premiere Technician / Colorist

Born and raised in Dallas, TX., Sarah grew up with a love and appreciation for all things beauty and always had a desire to work in a salon. Sarah is now a full-time colorist and make-up artist and is grateful to be part of the Essensuals London team. Come in and see Sarah today for your coloring and makeup needs.

 

Front Desk

 

GABRIELLE POSE
Salon Coordinator

GABRIELLE POSE
Salon Coordinator

Gabrielle Pose has been with Essensuals London since 2014. She loves the salon environment and enjoys developing client relationships. “Essensuals London is full of passionate, creative people who cherish what they do, and I am proud to call them family”. Schedule a free consultation today!

KATELIN CARTER
Receptionist / Social Media

KATELIN CARTER
Receptionist / Social Media

Katelin has been with Essensuals London for over 5 years. She is responsible for front desk duties, maintaining client relations, and manages our social media presence. She has enjoyed getting to know many of the families that come to Essensuals London. She is a full-time mom and likes to spend her days off with family, and of course, football!

ANNA CAVNAR
Receptionist

ANNA CAVNAR
Receptionist

Anna has been with Essensuals London for over 3 years as our receptionist and team member. Apart from managing day-to-day phone duties and service, she is currently attending UT at Dallas working towards her second bachelor’s degree in 3D modeling and animation. She utilizes her knowledge to assist in salon photography and signage as well.

NATHAN YANG
Receptionist

NATHAN YANG
Receptionist

Nathan has always had an appreciation for make-up and hair, so naturally he pursued a position at Essensuals London as a receptionist. He enjoys studying the field of marketing and immerses himself in the process of making someone look their best. Contact Nathan today and he will guide you to the stylist of your dreams!


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