Tricia has been in the beauty industry for over 13 years, and has studied at some of the most prestigious advanced academies across the country. She has acquired numerous Advanced Academy Master Diplomas from Vidal Sassoon, Paul Mitchell, Aveda, Toni & Guy, & Rusk. Her education also includes Advanced Academy Classes from Schwarzkopf, Redken, American Crew, Bumble & Bumble, and Goldwell to name a few. Tricia has also been part of the Aveda Styling team during Fashion Week in New York & Los Angeles. Tricia strives to find esteemed classes where she can learn the newest trends, and modern twists for classic styles.
A true artist, Tricia loves creating new looks for her clients. She loves the persistent change in the hair industry, and how history always seems to repeat itself with an added modern twist. Tricia loves to take classic styles and add her own artistic spin. Her passion began at the young age of 12 when she began cutting her grandfather’s hair. In high school, Tricia was the ‘Go To’ girl for all her friends hair needs. Whether she was concocting a color correction to fix their self done hair, or styling their hair for school dances, they knew they could trust Tricia with their locks. She always considered becoming a hair dresser as a career, but didn’t pursue it until her mother advocated to her what an amazing and talented hair stylist she would make. As she embarked on her career, she began to dream up and envision of what her own salon would look like, but she never imagined how successful and cultivating Ultra Lux would become.
Tricia met Deanna in beauty school and they instantly clicked with their shared passion for the art of doing hair. They then went on to work together for over 4 years in a Manhattan Beach salon before deciding to open up Ultra Lux and finally live their dream of opening up their own salon in 2002. When an Investor came to Tricia and proposed to her the opportunity to open a salon, she immediately thought of Deanna, and their combined dreams of creating the beauty shop they had envisioned for years. They then opened Ultra Lux Salon, which at the time consisted of 4 Stations, and 4 employees, and has from then grown to more than 15 employees, doubled in size, and has become a renowned Southern California business. Tricia accredits her son Travis for inspiring her life every day, and driving her ambition to levels she never imagined attainable.
With over 12 years experience in the beauty industry, Owner Deanna’s education is beyond extensive! She has trained with advanced academy’s across the country including, Aveda, Redken, Vidal Sassoon, Tigi, Goldwell, Bumble & Bumble, American Crew, and Paul Mitchell to name a few. She has also been part of the Aveda styling team during Fashion Week in New York & Los Angeles. Deanna continues to attend advanced education on a regular basis to learn new styles, trends, and refresh on classic styles. Growing up, Deanna always loved cutting and coloring her hair, and always had a huge interest in fashion & the beauty industry. When Deanna got to high school, her father recommended her becoming a hair dresser, and she’s never looked back. She loves the creativity she gets to have, and creating beautiful changes for her clients. Whether they are looking to cut their long hair into a short bob, or change their black tresses to a beautiful bright red, they know that Deanna will always make them look exactly how they envisioned, plus her added twist to give their hair that extra custom look! Deanna gets the upmost satisfaction out of seeing the gleaming look on her client’s faces when they see their stunning hair.
Deanna always dreamt of opening her own business, but couldn’t have even imagined all the amazing things that would come along with it. Deanna & Tricia met in beauty school and instantly clicked with their shared passion for the art of doing hair. They then went on to work together for over 4 years in a Manhattan Beach salon before deciding to open up Ultra Lux and finally live their dream of opening up their own business in 2002. Having no business experience at the time, they learned everything they know along the way. Learning along the way sure had its benefits for Ultra Lux! The salon started at just over 700 sq. ft., 4 stations, and 4 employees, and in 2004 expanded to what Ultra Lux has become today, a whopping 1575 sq. ft salon with 10 stations, and 15 employees. Deanna’s dream of owning her own business came true, and she has gained so many wonderful things along the way including friendship with Ultra Lux’s amazing team of stylists, a wonderful clientele, and a constantly growing business that has firmly left its mark in the beauty industry.
(Beauty Operator / Make Up Artist)
After obtaining her license in Cosmetology in 2001, Sara Marie was eager to begin her professional career in the beauty industry. She began working for M.A.C. Cosmetics becoming a top make-up artist and became Beauty and Runway Certified. Her skills and professionalism were highly sought after and she received numerous requests for her expertise on photo shoots, commercials and film. By freelancing in her early years, shewas able to gain frequent work through M3 Productions. Through M3, Sara beautified stars from Disney channel’s most popular shows; always exceeding expectations.
In 2005, Sara started her career at Ultra Lux. Since becoming part of the Ultra Lux family, Sara has shown exceptional skills, dedication and enthusiasm to keep learning. Sara has been educated by the industries best, including, Vidal Sassoon’s Maurice Tidy. Specializing in Aveda, Sara takes ongoing education with Aveda Institute’s finest, as well as many editorialclasses with William Williams. She has been part of the Aveda Styling team during Fashion Week in New York, demonstrating the newest styles, the latest trends and the most revolutionary techniques for classic looks.
Today, Sara Marie is the Lead Stylist at Ultra Lux. Contributing to the assistant program, Sara is more than willing to share her knowledge, creativity and expertise with others. Her passion for the art of hair and makeup, combined with her professionalism, keeps her many loyal clients coming back year after year. At Ultra Lux, Sara is also able to continue her love of working off-site weddings, photo shoots, award ceremonies and charity events. Sara’s creativity and talent truly show through in her final product and is always reflected in her client’s satisfaction.
Jennifer’s highly imaginative perception of art and beauty accounts for six years of professional experience in the exquisite industry of hair. Often waging war with the nature of her own hair, she has tendered much success at sculpting out the sleek in each of her clients. She has received education from accomplished academies and inventors such as Aveda, Deva Curl, Toni and Guy, and Maurice Tidy of Vidal Sassoon. Having been raised in Los Angeles, prominent for fame and fashion, she draws her creative inspiration for hair design from time-honored expression of past decades. Far afield from the conventional, Jennifer allows for her originality to current in and out of the workplace. Her passion for drawing, painting, and music is continuously manifested in the artistry of the field she adores so much.
Angie has always had an enthusiasm for the beauty & fashion industries. Even at a young age, she knew that one way or another, her career would somehow involve these industries as it was her calling. While in high school, Angie worked for one of the top retail department stores at the time, where she discovered she had a passion for merchandising and customer relations. She then decided to register for SCROC where she received an accreditation in Retail Merchandising. After high school, Angie attended the Art Institute of California where she learned about the business and history of fashion. At the institute she studied a variety of subjects ranging from retailing, marketing, manufacturing and visual merchandising to more specific courses like consumer behavior, fashion cycles, store planning, and event production. Angie also began working as a waitress & bartender while attending college. Working in this field allowed her to learn the importance of customer service along with giving her the skills needed to handle any high stress situations that came her way. She enjoyed meeting new people, networking, and providing superior service standards that were acknowledged by her managers by awards given to her. Angie’s outgoing personality and knowledge of the business proved to be beneficial early on in her career as she became the general manager of a clothing boutique straight out of college. Though this would be the first time she would be running a store on her own, her education along with her work experience made her feel like she was right at home. As the general manager, Angie was responsible for supervising employees and running the store at a profit. She came up with marketing plans that attracted and increased clientele. She also was constantly moving merchandise to benefit the store. She always made sure that the store offered products and services that satisfied the needs and desires of their customers. With Angie’s focused education and work experience, she is able to channel both, creative abilities and her business sense, to Ultra Lux Salon & Lounge. She looks forward to the challenge that the beauty industry brings and thrives in providing a staff of only the best in service and customer relations. Angie’s strong passion for the beauty industry, retail skills, exceptional organizational skills, and leadership experience in customer service are some of the qualities that she has to offer as Manager of Ultra Lux Salon & Lounge.
Maine is inspired by everything around her; music, different eras, hair, makeup, and fashion. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Maine lives to unleash expression direct from the soul. She attended Bellus Academy in San Diego, CA, where she completed advanced education classes in cutting, color and styling. Maine has attended, and continues to take education classes such as AVEDA, Sebastian, Wella and ABBA. She has also received personal training from the amazing Maurice Tidy of Vidal Sasoon. Making sure to soak up every little detail in life, she has an ostentatious desire to raise artistic standards with hair. Maine offers an experience you're sure to enjoy and appreciate her love for life.
Daniel is a South Bay native with over ten years experience as a barber. He started out at a successful, local owned barbershop, where he gained experience, tightened his precision, and had the ability to start to do free hand designs. As the barber field is demanding more experienced professionals, Daniel took a leap of faith, when offered a position with a franchised barbershop chain. Daniel’s ability to communicate with his clients, provide the utmost customer service and his barbering skills were quickly noticed by the companies leaders. Daniel was quickly titled Master Barber due to his experience and talent. Daniel’s commitment to perfection and always providing the best in barber styling continues to impress top industry leaders. After ten years plus of experience, skills, knowledge, creativity, and ability to do free hand designs, Daniel is excited to join the Ultra Lux family, where he is surrounded by artist with the same passion and professionalism that drives him to be the best.
Yani has been in the beauty industry for over 6 years, getting inspiration from her surroundings. She enjoys all stems of music, and art and loves to be creative. Being a Beauty Operator at Ultra Lux Salon & Lounge has led her to many opportunities and the artistic lover that she is, she thrives on providing best customer service through her profession. Yani noticed her love for the beauty industry at a young age, when she would style her dolls hair and then began to style, cut and color her classmates hair in high school. Yani continues to take education from AVEDA courses and shows, William Williams and current industry trends, to make sure she is always providing the most current styles. Yani focuses on great hair and interaction with her clients that allows her to be creative. She does her best to listen to the needs and wants of her clients. Yani takes pride into giving a look that a client can call their own, and be able to style on their own. Your time with Yani becomes more personal; she makes everyone feel loved and welcomed, she has a special character that draws a stranger. As she grows in the industry she knows she was called to do, she falls in love with it more every day. She has found her home here at Ultra Lux, and takes pride in calling her colleagues her family.
Ginger was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio with a flare for fashion and a love of history. With over six years in the beauty industry, Ginger has always allowed education to be a crucial part of her success. Prior to attending cosmetology school at the Aveda Fredric's Institute, Ginger graduated from Miami University with a bachelors degree in education. Volunteering regularly at local nursing homes and throughout the community, Ginger has always felt the importance of giving back to people of all ages within her reach. Specializing in vintage styles from the 20s through the 60s, Ginger has been able to make her mark within the vintage and rockabilly community with classes, tutorials, and personal training sessions to help teach others how to not only learn but appreciate classic techniques from past as well as how to get those styles with a modern twist for a current look. Her passion and appreciation for vintage, history, and her community landed her the title of Miss Viva Las Vegas 17 during the world famous Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender. Everything old is new again. She has been featured as a guest artist in museums educating the community on the roles that women played during WWII and how it paved the way for women to enter the work force. While collaborating with youth programs to demonstrate vintage styles, Ginger has combined her love of the beauty industry and teaching to help empower young ladies to take charge and be confident. Ginger specifically clicked within her training while studying the history of the beauty industry. Every advancement has gotten us this far within the industry even if it is something just as simple as the lipstick tube or bobby pin. The amount of personalization and customization draws Ginger in more and more. It was a different time where we could slow down, get to know each other, and truly make each guest feel connected throughout our community. Stylists have the ability to touch more than hair...they also touch hearts. Ginger is known for her fun loving attitude, vintage flare, thirst for knowledge, and ability to make strangers feel welcome at all times. Ginger has had advanced training with Aveda, Goldwell, Kenra, Moroccan Oil, and KMS.