TEAM

Michael Nguyen

OWNER / HAIR STYLIST

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.

Janaye Sallee

SALON COORDINATOR

Meet Janaye Sallee, our salon coordinator.  She has over a decade of experience in the Beauty, Health, and Wellness industry. She is full of energy, connectivity, and creativity, inspired by music, art, and beauty. Janaye wants to share her passion with you by providing each of our guests with the memorable experience that you expect at Mikell Coiffure. We want you to feel like you are entering an oasis by the beach. 

 

As the salon coordinator, Janaye will be the face of Mikell Coiffure. Her goal is to serve all of your needs and create an unforgettable experience from start to finish. Janaye will be your first contact when you call and when you check in. While you decompress, she will take care of you so you feel relaxed and pampered. Her goal is to be a part of your entire experience at Mikell Coiffure to help create moments that are a little more special or fun.  In the rare instance that something did not go as planned, Janaye will hear you, support you, and make things right because at Mikell Coiffure, you are the most important person.

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.

Carly Aguilar

HAIR STYLIST

Born in sunny California, Carly brings her indelible reputation and innate talent within the South Bay hair industry to Mikell Coiffure.  A true expert she connects with clients and works together to create beautiful hair that’s not only stunning but suits their lifestyle.  She considers regular education essential which allows her to execute unique styles and trends for her extensive clientele. 

After completing her training at Paul Mitchell in Costa Mesa, Carly worked at Hush Hush Salon in Downtown Manhattan Beach and at 505 Salon in Hermosa before joining Mikell Coiffure when it opened its doors.  A specialist when it comes to stunning, natural-looking extensions, Carly has created some of South Bay’s babes with luxurious beachy manes.  She has always seen the salon experience as a sanctuary for her clients to leave feeling refreshed and restored and loves being able to bring this service to her clients with a laugh and smile.

Blair Berndes

BROW / MAKEUP ARTIST 

After quickly climbing the ranks as a brow and makeup guru in Southbay, Blair has now joined Mikell Coiffure to take on the next phase of her career.  Blair offers a decade of experience as a beauty expert with an unwavering commitment to bring out an enhanced version of her clients’ natural beauty with precisely the right color palette.  And it’s no wonder she’s so great at it: she understands each makeup application is to consider the clients’ facial structure and skin type.

 

Depending on the clients’ needs, she is able to provide an array of specialized services of personalized makeup shopping and lessons, brow lamination, brow design, and lash lifts.  Over the years, Blair has worked with countless celebrities and makeup for editorial shoots, red carpet events and more.  Blair consistently excites her clients with creating looks from off the runway, latest trends, and refreshed “no-makeup” look that vows to wow.

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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