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 16 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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Alexander

Master Stylist / Hair Artist

We are pleased to announce that Alexander Baron has joined Nu Image Salon as a Master Stylist / Hair Artist. Alexander hails from Seattle in the great state of Washington and began his hairdressing career at the age of 17 attending the Gene Juarez Cosmetology Academy, trained by Louis Atkins. Alexander quickly became a licensed Cosmetologist and was asked by Louis to join his Advanced Training Center in downtown Seattle as an instructor also working at his downtown Tacoma Salon for 3 years before accepting a job at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London, England.

Working under Vidal Sassoon’s artistic director Trevor Sorbie, Alexander joined Trevor Sorbie’s Salon in London. Alexander was the first American to work at the Salon. Later, Alexander felt the need to break away from the grunge Avant-Garde to learn the form of classic vogue styles. Alexander followed his calling and went to work for John Frieda’s Salon on Mayfair, London where he became Nicky Clark’s assistant. Following his time in the UK, Alexander worked with Paul Mitchell as an ambassador doing educational product knowledge all over Asia for 8 years.

When asked about his career, Baron noted, “I am truly a haircutter. That’s what I do best! I taught hairstylists that hair color is not as difficult as it looks. I wanted to show them how to look at the world of color through the eyes of a haircutter and make it fun. It’s what I call ‘Color for The Cutter’. A professional haircutter at heart, Baron loves the effects of hair color artistry when combined with haircutting and hairdressing. Alexander created the idea of ‘Color-Cutting’ where he taught why and how hair color works in relationship to the client haircut design. Baron is a natural teacher who also believes in continually advancing himself with ongoing education.

The work of architectural great Frank Lloyd Wright and hairdresser friends like Louis Atkins, John Sahag, Vidal Sassoon, Bruno Pittini and Aveda’s own Horst Rechelbacher which have passed on, but their talents still live in our hearts. Anthony Moscolo, Trevor Sorbie, John Frieda, Nicky Clark are just a few of the inspirations and mentors for Alexander Baron.

Throughout this ever-changing and always growing career, Alexander has been recognized in the professional beauty industry with distinguished honors from across the globe. His work has been published in Vogue, Ocean Drive Miami, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Modern Salon, Salon News, Launchpad, Spa Trends, Studio, GQ, Rolling Stones and Allure Magazines.

Alexander has also worked on major fashion runway shows in LA and NY for Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Tiffany and with many other big name fashion icons and celebrities. After many years of a focus on education, Alexander is now shifting his primary focus towards the salon industry again settling here in Scottsdale with his wife Susan.

Alexander is now accepting new clients for appointments in our North Scottsdale Salon!

Welcome Alexander!

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Julie Sperry

Master Stylist

Originally from the famous sandy stretches of the Jersey Shore, Julie has been in the beauty industry for over 35 years, and has established herself as the premier stylist in the North Scottsdale area for over 25 of those years. Skilled as a full service cosmetologist, her true passion is Hair. Her love affair with hair started when she was 18 years old, and she has the same passion for hair today, that she had on her first day in a salon. Julie feels very fortunate to have a career that she loves and enjoys every day.

When it comes to cutting, styling and coloring hair, she is extremely skilled and is quite the artist, specializing in color blending or melting. Julie is also certified on all of the hair straightening systems, and on natural beaded rows Hair Extensions. With a wide range of specialties, Julie is dedicated when it comes to bringing her client’s vision to life, and her clients receive the finest in customer service from the beginning to end. Julie’s skills combined with her unique talent for communicating and pampering her clients, is why clients come back time and again.

When Julie is not in the salon, she still attends hair shows, her favorite shows are with Rachel Roche and Wendy Belanger. She feels “We are never too old to learn a little bit more in our industry” to create style and beauty. Julie loves hiking, jogging, yoga, was involved in cross country in school, setting the record with the JC’s for the mile. Julie also loves to spend time with her 4 children, two of which live in Canada Vancouver, Calgary, and she has two grandchildren.

Julie genuinely loves to make people feel good, and would love the opportunity to meet you, share her approach to healthy, gorgeous hair, help you create your personalized style and look beautiful.

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Jamie

Master Stylist

Jamie is our adventurous master stylist from the great state of Oregon and has been a professional since 2008. She moved to Payson, Arizona in 2007 and worked at the Paul Mitchell Salons for two years prior to joining Nu Image Salon & Day Spa here in Scottsdale, AZ over six years ago.

Jamie and her husband Benji have two great kids, Logan & Charlea. Jamie loves nature, ALL animals and the Aveda healthy holistic approach to beautiful hair as its products are 97% botanically based, promote well-being and are always gentle for the client’s hair. She enjoys utilizing Aveda’s impressive array of creative color lines and has a particular talent for the “Reds”.

Jamie is also excellent with structured men’s cuts/grey blending; our “non-formaldehyde based” keratin straightening product “Cezanne”; highlighting / longer cuts & styles and children’s cuts. She can also treat her clients to Aveda’s aromatic facials & various waxing treatments.

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Bob Giacolone

Master Stylist

Bob Giacolone he is an Award-Winning specialist in hair color and hair cutting. He is nationally recognized as one of the best colors and haircut makeover artists in America. Bob is a past winner of the Armstrong McCall “60 Years of Beauty” contest and has performed his artistry at the World’s Fair of Cosmetic Arts and Sciences. Bob is also a past winner of the Goldwell “Own the Cover” contest, and was the only Arizona stylist recognized in their top 100 stylist book. Bob is an expert at designing a look just for you. Weddings and formal hair expert! Don’t let your most visible accessory go unnoticed. Bob’s creativity and style are unsurpassed in grace and class. In his 40+ years in the industry, Bob has worked and trained with the leaders in the Business. When not in the Salon, Bob can be found riding his horse in the desert!


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Randi Hellewell

Stylist

Randi is our energetic, multi-skilled stylist from St. George, Utah and she has been in our industry since 2017. Her Aveda career started in Buffalo, Minnesota specializing in coloring and highlighting. Thankfully Randi relocated to AZ last year and lives in Mesa with her husband Tom and very cute young son Emmet.

Randi just loves all things Aveda and is very knowledgeable on all Aveda hair and skin care products. She enjoys taking the time to really listen to her clients and to collaborate together for a beautiful result. Randi loves to make others feel their absolute best and she does this through relaxing hand massages; botanical spa treatments and by utilizing Aveda’s best and most innovative new products such as Botanical Repair & Nutriplenish.

By shadowing our Master Stylists, and taking advantage of continued education, Randi stays up to date on new trends and techniques. Colors, cuts and highlights are what Randi enjoys best!

Come and see Randi, be spoiled, and leave feeling good with not only beautiful hair but with affordable pricing.


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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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Jon Spotts

Master Stylist

Jon Spotts joins the Nu Image team with over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of hair color, cutting and styling. Energetic, animated and quite vocal, his personality shows the love for his profession that has carried him through a long industrious career in the hair industry. From his beginnings where he spread his wings with the tutelage from the great Horst, Aveda’s visionary and founder. With personal lessons of the iconic “Bob haircut” that he lists as one of his early prominent skillsets. Then experiencing the mastery of “difficult” color choices his industry peers shied away from. Exquisite dimensional colors that deal with beautiful rich durable tones of copper and mahogany reds and the deeper chocolate and cooler ash tones of smoky brunettes. Showcasing early in his career as a leader in achieving the palest and most delicate blondes along with rich and deep caramel and buttery tones we see more and more on the sidewalks of the modern urban socialite.

Jon has a wealth of knowledge and instruction for the comfort levels of both men and women. A clipper master who can handle sharp men’s looks, as well as soft, edgy yet strongly feminine forms that flatter and show-off his lengthy experience with the art form. From the vivacious young ideals, to the much more reserved classic looks of the experienced and traveled patronage in North Scottsdale he is well known to cater to. Let Jon show you the personal touch he is so renowned for! You know you’re in great hands with a stylist that knows his stuff and isn’t too proud to show you personalized tips to help you achieve that result at home. He’s excited to bring a fresh and contemporary insight, tried and true classic visions on cuts, color and styling to the manageable yet innovative and edgy stylish looks of today.


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David Borden

Master Stylist

David comes to our team with a wide range of experience and over 35 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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Susie Nakhla

Master Esthetician, Stylist
Makeup, Brow and Lash expert
Nails and Eyelash Extensions

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 17 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 that lasts for up to 7 years.

Eyelash extensions.
Individually applied a single eyelash to enhance the length, curliness, fullness, and thickness of natural eyelashes.

Cosmetologist.
Specializing in Hair (color, highlight, cut, style), Nails (manicure, pedicure, gel dip, nail art and repair), Skin customized Aveda Facial, eyebrows lift, 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.


Mia

Esthetician

Mia is a licensed esthetician and a certified laser technician. She has graduated from Penrose Academy as an honor roll student in 2021. Mia has gone through her own skin troubles which fueled her passion in helping others feel as beautiful as they possibly can, no matter what stage of life your skin is in. It is important to her to get to know each client’s skin to address any concerns they may have and find a solution. Whether you want a relaxing facial, or a more result driven facial, each one is customizable to each client’s needs and will leave you feeling rejuvenated. She is also skilled in finding the perfect eyebrow shape and style to complement and balance out your facial features with waxing and tinting. A service with Mia will leave you radiating with confidence!


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!


Lauren

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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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.