TEAM

Michael Nguyen

OWNER

A Southern Californian native, Michael Nguyen is the driving force behind Mikell Coiffure.  He was always creative growing up and was constantly inspired by fashion, architecture, interior design, hair, and makeup.  A professional in the truest sense, Michael creates hairstyles that are buildable and playful. With over a decade of experience, he really enjoys enhancing hair color with a natural approach.

 

His clients leave his chair with chic styles, timeless haircuts, and stunning colors where warm and cool tones harmonize. What has made a place in Michael’s chair so covetable for the past decade, however, is not just his skill in creating astonishing, multi-dimensional color, but the personal connection he develops with everyone who makes it to his chair. His talent and personality have created his sought-after reputation and kept his clients coming back time and time again from Orange County, Los Angeles, and Southbay.

Jenny Gallardo

HAIR STYLIST

Jenny is from San Fernando Valley, CA, and has what it takes to score a look for each and every guest.  With a few years working beside our dear friend Color Specialists Rich Ohnmacht at Meche Salon as well as Colorist Yvonne Brown and Celebrity Master Colorist  Tracey Cunningham, Jenny has quite the repertoire.

 

She specializes in all things related to hair color including the art of balayage and blonding. With just a little short under 10 years of experience, what sets her differently is her passion for soft blondes and dimensional color.  Our sweet Jenny loves to be surrounded by artists, be in a creative space, and even collects some artwork herself, especially in Hispanic art, such as Frida Kahlo, Deigo Rivera, and Salvador Dali to name a few.

Bryan Griswold

HAIR STYLIST

"I want to create a style that will look and feel natural, but at the same time induce a feeling of a new identity." 

Bryan Griswold is a multifaceted stylist and colorist who has an exceptional eye with specifics on his client’s lifestyle and fashion.  It is his goal to assist clients in achieving an elevated aesthetic most suitable to his or her natural character.  

 

Formally trained at Toni and Guy, he is continuously tuning and honing his craft with contemporary trends and cutting edge techniques.  Griswold's ability to craft natural-looking color, precision cutting, and beautiful finishing touches has him booked with an impressive clientele list.  He is committed to ensuring that every client leaves feeling more beautiful than when they walked in. 

Stefanie Chickey

HAIR STYLIST

For bright, natural, and beachy Californian blondes that grow out seamlessly, look no further.  Stefanie Chickey’s attention to detail with perfectly placed highlights, leaves every client walking out of the salon with refined healthy hair.

 

She is a contemporary artist that does a multitude of hair extensions, Cezanne Smoothing Treatments, and her ability to consistently execute beautiful color using the foil technique “Baby Lights”.  Her interest in people and the different ways they express themselves are always at the forefront of her creative process.  When she is not behind the chair, she seeks fashion trends and hair inspiration during her travels abroad.  Stefanie’s friendly and professional nature instantly puts her clients at ease.

Kim Diep

HAIR STYLIST

A master of her craft, stylist Kim Diep, has the skill for tailoring the perfect look for her clients. She has joined the Mikell Coiffure team as a new step in her solid and successful career.  With more than a decade of experience, Kim strives to achieve natural, healthy, and lustrous hair by understanding her client’s needs and genuinely caring for them. 

 

Throughout her career, she’s become known for her meticulous attention to detail, which includes the unique esthetic of each and every one of her client’s face shape, complexion, and style.  She is patient, friendly, and accommodating which provides a comfortable and stress-free environment for all of her clientele.

Yulia Mironova

BROW / MAKEUP ARTIST 

When it comes to your face, Yulia Mironova is a bona fide artist.  From an early age, she had a passion for beauty and helping others.  She provides a personal and quality service of lash extensions, makeup, eyebrow design, and eyebrow lamination just to name a few.  Originally from a small town in the South of Russia, Yulia has always wanted to travel and see the world.  In that she did and found her way visiting 25 countries and residing in Bali, then New York, and now Southern California. 

 

She had the opportunity to work for the Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, collaborated with model agencies and fashion photographers in Russia, Spain, and Bali.  Throughout the years, she’s risen to the top of her craft. With a background of psychology, it is with no doubt that you’ll be comfortable in her chair as her goal is to enhance natural beauty and to make sure that each of her clients is happy and confident in their own skin.

SUPPORT STAFF

Shawnie Carolla

ASSISTANT

At the age of 4 Shawnie was caught not once, not twice, but three times hiding under her desk cutting her very own hair.  I think it’s safe to say that she had always known what it was that she wanted to do. Let's continue to support and watch our Shawnie grow into a successful stylist!

Mayra Sanchez

ASSISTANT

Fun Fact!  Mayra was sitting in a chair getting her hair done a few years ago when she was suddenly inspired from being in a salon environment. She thought about how happy she felt when she got her hair done, and she wanted to do just that for others. Ladies and gents, be prepared to feel pampered by our very own, Mayra!

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