Our Team


SUSANNA

Owner of Nu Image Salon & Day Spa

Susanna is a licensed massage therapist and has been a scholar and follower of alternative holistic approaches to self care, beauty and wellbeing for the past 11 years. Inspired by the power of the alternative healing systems, she studied Classical Homeopathy in New York and various systems of healing including Herbology and Ayurvedic Medicine in California.

To compliment her holistic education, Susanna studied Bodywork modalities and its therapeutic properties. Susanna’s passion is to share her philosophy with others in that fundamental principle of true healing and wellbeing consists of return to natural habits of living, free of biochemical harmful side effects, to obtain and maintain balance in the energies of the human body. So as Aveda’s earliest roots lie in Ayurveda, the India’s healing tradition based on the knowledge of life and the interconnectedness of all things, the effect of Aveda products considered not only on hair or skin, but on body mind and emotion.

 

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Giovanni

Master Stylist & Artistic Director

Giovanni believes that hair is a big part of your beauty and image. It can be sensitive and easily damaged due to numerous issues. These include stress, medication, lack of nourishment, poor diet and chemical imbalance of the body. Hair can also be damaged by strong chemicals, excessive use of styling products and hot tools. As a Master Stylist, Giovanni will design, shape and cut the hair according to the individual client’s type of hair, texture and the natural growth while paying extreme attention to the shape of the face. Giovanni believes that each haircut has its own pattern, approach and technique. If the hair is cut accordingly, you hair will perform at its best. As a master colorist, Giovanni will customized a blend and combination of color that will complement and enhance the complexion, skin tones and the natural color of your hair. As the Artistic Director for Nu Image Aveda Salon & Day Spa, Giovanni is committed to building a solid creative and technical foundation based on a successful salon system. This process includes extensive training, in-salon and Aveda sanctioned education and hands-on workshops. Giovanni’s ultimate goal is to provide top notch services to compete on the highest artistic and technical levels for maximum client satisfaction.

 

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David Borden

Master Stylist

David comes to our team with a wide range of experience and over thirty years in the business. David worked at the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis as an instructor teaching students in all aspects of hairstyling including: Haircutting, Hair Coloring, Perms, Relaxers, Finger waves, Pin curls, Roller sets, Round-Brush Styling and Advanced Color Techniques. David also worked for an International Hair color company, traveling extensively around the US teaching In-Salon / Hands-On color classes and participating in fashion shows introducing the latest trend releases.

While living in Asia, David worked with a Sassoon educated British Hairstylist, who owned a salon in Taipei, Taiwan and a school in Hong Kong. He worked there for five years working between the school and Salon which catered to both the Chinese and the ex-patriot population. There he really developed his skills in precision cutting and geometric shapes.

David’s favorite aspect of hairdressing is creating new and exciting looks that fit the client’s personality and lifestyle. This often involves using dimensional color and customized haircuts that create volume, shine, texture and softness. David is equally skilled at creating natural looks as well as the more Avant Gard effects. It just depends on what the client wants to project to the world. If you want something new and creative – see David.

 

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Brittany

Stylist

Brittany is a beauty industry expert with a degree in Cosmetology Management from Ohio State School of Cosmetology. She has been signed and trained with Estee Lauder Companies as an artist specializing in custom blending makeup colors. Experience the newest trending hair designs including Blonding, Balayage, Color Melting, Ombre and Hair Painting. She performs edgy men’s haircuts and styles to achieve a sharpness and look of class. Come and see Brittany for lengthy locks or a bombshell look!

 

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Jamie

Senior Stylist

Jamie is our adventurous stylist from the great state of Oregon, she moved to Arizona in 2007. Jamie worked at a Paul Mitchell salon for over six years prior to joining Nu Image Salon & Day Spa here in Scottsdale two years ago. Jamie loves Aveda as its products are botanically based, promote well-being and are always gentle for the client’s hair. She enjoys utilizing creative colors and has a particular talent for “Reds”. Jamie is excellent with structured men’s cuts, children’s cuts and longer hair, as well as facials & waxing. Jamie is also certified for Brazilian Blowouts.

 

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Rudy Villalobos

Master Stylist, Colorist, Educator

Along the way in his 20 plus year career, Rudy has gained significant experience in all areas of hair design. He has collaborated with designers on new runway looks, participated in magazine shoots as well as worked in the salon/event education area. Rudy’s experience with salons throughout North America and Internationally have allowed for him to push his art beyond limitations to another level.

Rudy is happiest spreading love to everyone he meets. Always packed with helpful information, Rudy’s skills are individually tailored, with an emphasis on fun, creativity and a truly unique experience to each and every client. He sees Aveda as a strong brand, emphasizing natural products that are all about the client, education and giving back to the industry as a whole.

 


 

Victoria Zafuto

Master Stylist

Originally from sunny California, Victoria has almost 25 years of experience and loves to work with Aveda color! She is passionate about makeup and the challenge of keeping up with the latest hair styles and trends.  When she’s not creating great hair designs, she is busy keeping up with her five kids!


 

Evonne

Lead Esthetician

Evonne graduated from the Aveda Institute in Phoenix in 2013. Evonne loves what she does and it really shows! While in school, Evonne earned the “Spa Life Honors Award” and the “Mission Champion Award”, Five “Spa Rituals Awards” and was also recognized for most services booked. Skin, Waxing and Makeup (including dramatic looks) are her passion and she enjoys sharing her knowledge with her guests. If you enjoy relaxation and being pampered relentlessly, you are definitely in the right place! Ask for her signature Aveda Facial special deal.

 

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Jean

Nail Technician / Gel Specialist

With 22 years of experience in the nail industry, Jean will tell you that one fact always holds true: When your nails look beautiful YOU feel beautiful! It’s that “put together” look we all strive to achieve.

Whether it’s the culmination of a pampering manicure or pedicure or the perfect nail enhancement, the end result will make you feel wonderful! Let Jean pamper your fingers and toes then get an Aveda Color & a Cut with our wonderful stylists, or possibly an Aveda Facial or Massage!

Jean has used every nail enhancement product on the market and has chosen to specialize in hard gel enhancements. Hard gel, not to be confused with gel polish, lends strength to the natural nail with no odor, no lifting, less filing and no damage to the natural nail or nail bed.

This amazing process can also be applied to toe nails for a gorgeous pedicure that lasts twice as long as nail polish. See you soon, book on-line now!

 

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Chong

Nail Technician

Chong has been a nail professional for over 20 years. Her expertise is with manicures, gels & pedicures. Attention to detail, creativity and cleanliness are Chong’s strong characteristics. She loves people and always has a welcoming smile for everyone. There is nothing like a relaxing manicure or pedicure that includes a massage to make your experience complete. Chong is very happy to help women and men to look and feel their very best.