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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Allison Garzella

Hairstylist

Allison has over 17 years of experience as a Hairstylist and has always had a “natural ability” to do hair, since winning an early award during cosmetology school in Michigan, for recreating a haircut / style from pictures. After receiving her cosmetology license, Allison began working at an Aveda Salon in Lansing, MI. Following her Aveda training, Allison established her own business – with two different salons – over a five-year period doing hair and nails.

In 2009, Allison moved to Scottsdale, Arizona and returned to her Aveda roots working as an independent stylist at a major downtown Scottsdale Aveda salon.  For the last nine years, Allison has proven that she really loves Aveda and being an Aveda specialist. In early 2019, Allison joined our team at Nu Image and plans to spend the rest of her career in the beautiful North Scottsdale area.

Her specialties include Aveda color, women’s cuts, up do’s, wedding hair, men’s cuts and make-up. Her prior experience with other color systems has been invaluable in refining her skills as a master stylist. Allison still enjoys recreating hairstyles from pictures and educating her clientele on the very best all natural Aveda products to recreate the style chosen by her customers. Be assured that Allison will create a wonderful look for you to feel and look your absolute best!


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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Allie

Stylist

Allie has always had a keen interest in the beauty industry. Following high school graduation, she moved from Michigan to Arizona and received some of the best education in cosmetology. She is now fulfilling her dreams of changing the way people look and feel about themselves! Being young she is educated and experienced in all the latest trends such as balayage, ombré, extravagant colors and much more! Her best client is the one who challenges her skill and walks away feeling like they achieved more than what they could have even imagined! She promises to have you beyond pleased with not only her styling talents, but with her wonderful client-stylist connection and communication skills!

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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.


Jamie

Master 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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Susie Nakhla

Master in Permanent Makeup, Updo Styles, Nails, and Esthetics

Susie is a strong believer that when people look their best and feel confident in their appearance, they will perform at their best in all aspects of life. She has over 15 years of varied experience, specializing in Permanent Makeup, Updo styling and Eyelash Extensions.
Permanent Makeup. Involves a multitude of techniques to highlight what makes you beautiful. This area of cosmetics is as diverse as any other, including both reconstructive procedures and alterations that are purely aesthetic. Using SofTap manual method of Permanent Makeup. It is a gentle, non-mechanical way of implanting pigment for eyes, lips, brows, beauty marks and color correction.
Microblading. A semi-permanent technique that the artist can use to sweep lines into the eyebrow and embellish it with a defined look that pops. This procedure leaves eyebrows looking full, natural and last for up to 3 years. Using SofTap.
Eyelash extensions. Individually applied a single eyelash to enhance the length, curliness, fullness, and thickness of natural eyelashes.
Cosmetologist. Specializing in Hair (style, cut color, updo), Nails (manicure, pedicure, gel polish, nail art, nail repair), Skin (facial, ultrasonic LED light therapy, dermaplane, eyebrow tinting, wax), and Makeup application.
Certifications: Susie holds special certifications from Aveda, Image, PCA, Paul Mitchell, Kera Fusion, Babe, and OPI.
Competition: 1st place in the Total Look competition in 2004 and 1st place in the OPI gel polish competition nationwide in 2011.


Rinad

Master Stylist

Rinad is a master hair stylist with 25 years of experience working in Phoenix, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. She has mastered the art of coloring, cutting and truly is an amazing, talented HAIR EXTENSION STYLIST. Rinad starts off with a thorough consultation using the industry very best product, combined with the best technique.
The work she does is truly incredible, gentle, beautiful, and healthy for the hair. Her personality is equally beautiful as her work! Rinad is friendly, a good listener, communicator and the type of care she has for each individual client is very warming and genuine. If you are looking to magically transform your hair into a beautiful, easy maintenance, completely natural looking work of art, and proudly display your hair with confidence – make an appointment with Rinad!

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Lauren

Lead Esthetician

Lauren is our beauty guru, she studied at and graduated from Aveda Institute as a premier talent student and has gone on to continue her education obtaining certificates from Berodin for Master Wax Class and Skin Script for Enzymes, Chemical Peels, and Masks. But she is happy to be returning to her Aveda roots. She takes a holistic approach in her spa treatments and loves the Ayurvedic principles Aveda uses, as well as the organic and locally sourced ingredients used in the products.

She is passionate about helping people look and feel beautiful. She strives to create a welcoming, unbiased and safe environment for guests of every walk of life and helping people of all skin types, tones, and conditions with their skin and self-confidence. Looking good starts with feeling good and she is dedicated to ensuring that her guests leave feeling relaxed and refreshed and their skin radiant and rejuvenated.

She understands that everyone is different in their own unique way and that our skin is ever-changing, so each treatment is fully customized and tailored for your specific needs, so it’s always a new fulfilling treatment to help one achieve their desired results. She also makes it her priority to educate her guests and share the knowledge of proper home care, to continue to enhance the benefits of her treatments at home and the upkeep of a lifestyle that support and sustains gorgeous glowing skin. She takes the time to get to know each guest and their skin, so each treatment is personalized, and she takes pride in developing and maintaining long term relationships with her guests. So, come indulge in a luxurious skincare treatment, wax, Tint or makeup application today because you deserve it.

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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!


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.