Master Stylist, Salon Manager, and Employee Training Coach
Neven Radovic is an accomplished and established master hairstylist, whose creativity and artistic integrity have made him one of the leading professionals in the beauty industry in his native Croatia. During his time in the United States, Neven has been recognized by Vogue as one of the top seven stylists in the nation. His work has graced the pages of the Washingtonian, Capitol File, and the cover of Metro Weekly. As a seasoned celebrity hairstylist, Neven has worked with Molly Sims, Mandy Moore, Debra Messing, Claire Danes, Cynthia Nixon, Lynda Carter, and Miranda Cosgrove, among others.
A native Washingtonian, Rit has been featured in Ambush Makeover and has been honored to have been requested by with the very beautiful Lauren Hutton. With a great appreciation of the arts, his illustrative work has also graced many covers. As such, Rit is phenomenal at finding the most complimentary style for all faces, shapes, and lifestyles.
Master Stylist and Certified Deva Curl Color and Cutting Expert
Prior to joining the team at Nival Salon and Spa, Kenny West was the style educator and team leader at the illustrious Red Door Salon and Spa of Washington, DC. Kenny specializes in color, highlighting, and precision cutting. He utilizes a signature haircutting method, the Volo G. The Volo G yields maximum volume, by using the most innovative cutting angles to create custom hairstyling based on: bone structure, facial features, and lifestyle. Kenny enjoys working with clients to create individual styles to meet their needs. His certifications include: Copolla Keratin Smoothing treatment, Deva Curl, Great Lengths, Graham Webb, Toni & Guy and Wella.
Kenny is well versed in the latest techniques and emerging hair trends as they appear on the fashion scene. He is constantly working on his own groundbreaking methods, consistently pushing the boundaries of hair. Whether you’re looking for a contemporary classic cut or funky, avant-garde style, you will be sure to be pleased with the experience you have with Kenny, as well as, the result.
Senior Stylist/Make-Up Artist/Certified Deva Curl Cutting&Color Expert
Tiffany Nicole is a Senior Stylist and Make-up Artist who enjoys the variety of creating beautiful looks for hair and skin of all textures and tones! Her specialties include creative and precision cutting, the Deva Curl cutting method, re-texturing services such as keratin smoothing, relaxers, and permanents. She is an Aveda-trained Cosmetologist and currently pursuing an M.B.A. and an M.S. in Chemical Sciences which she intends to dedicate to further advancing the industries of Beauty and Cosmetic Science. Her creative work and expert advice has been featured in publications such as Allure, Essence, Glamour, Washingtonian Bride & Groom; at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week; and numerous Beauty Blogs and Websites.
Jessica Dunaway is a senior colorist and makeup artist at Nival Salon. Since moving to DC Jessica has rapidly cultivated a committed clientele. Jessica is known for her lustrous blondes and rich, yet subtle approach to color. She has given interviews for The Washingtonian, InStyle, ELLE, People and TALK magazines. Jessica has styled numerous celebrities including; Claire Danes, Molly Sims, Debra Messing, Vera Farmiga, Miranda Cosgrove, Rosamund Pike, Zac Efron, Naomie Harris, Lisa Swayze, Mandy Moore, Forbes Magazine’s Top 5 Most Powerful Women and CNN Top 1 Global Leader Cynthia Carroll, Deputy Chief of Staff Nancy Ann Deparle and NYFW designer, Lela Rose. Jessica has worked backstage at TNT’s Christmas in Washington and New York Fashion Week. Her hair color has been featured in ELLE, Vogue Girl Korea, Seventeen, Harper’s Bazaar Australia, Australian Cosmo, both US and Australian Glamour and Grazia magazine as well as Urban Outfitters, Lake and Stars, and Earnest Sewn campaigns. She is the exclusive colorist to top model Natalie Hockey and local hip hop sensation Kid Named Breezy. The September 2010 issue of The Washingtonian named Jessica one of DC’s best colorists.To view Jessica’s work, click here.
Marybel specializes in subtle natural colors for all hair textures from fine to coarse and curly. As a seasoned beauty insider, she has 20 years of experience. Marybel works closely with celebrity stylist Adrin Seven Washington as his “go-to” color expert. Marybel can create a variety of looks from demure to glamorous. Whether you’re looking for something dramatic or natural, Marybel’s versatility can help achieve a multi-dimensional, rich color to match your personality.
Born in Nicaragua, Consuella has excelled in the industry for 18 years. Consuella’s specialties are chemical straightening, Keratin smoothing treatments, precision haircuts, styling and hair extensions (Great Lengths Certified). Consuella began her journey as an assistant at Ef Beauty Salon for eight years and graduated beauty school in 2002. Consuella owned her own salon for two years before joining the Nival team. Life experiences led her to work with Sabre Mochachino at New York Fashion Week in 2003 and the Spring 2011 runway shows for Leila Rose and Carmen Marc Valvo in 2010. Consuella has also styled hair for a variety of local fashion shows at Catholic University and the Bubbles Fashion Show Fantasy. Throughout the years, Consuella has established an arsenal of celebrity clientele including Tracey Edmonds, Ruben Toledo and assisted Ted Gibson with the stunning Mila Kunis. Consuella has been featured in Allure magazine, Telemundo, What Not To Wear (assisted Ted Gibson), The Georgetowner and Seventeen for her “Ultimate Blow-Out.”
Master Colorist and Platinum Seamless Extensions Specialist
Huda is a top colorist, dedicated to promoting healthy, beautiful hair. Her work was featured in Allure magazine 2007 issue for top colorist in Washington D.C. Her goal is to always bring out your natural beauty and accentuate your haircut and style. Huda is also Platinum Seamless Extensions certified. Talk to her about creating beautiful long locks, customized for your special look.
Senior Stylist/Certified Deva Curl Cutting Expert
Kalizya has led a diverse life living all over the world. Her education and travels led Kalizya to New York City where she trained at Aveda and apprenticed and worked at a prestigious salon (Paul Labrecque) in Manhattan. Her artistic passions are cutting, large-scale bridal events, and styling hair of every texture. She also specializes in curly hair cutting and styling. She specializes in cutting, styling and bringing out the natural beauty in all hair textures including, chemical relaxers and styling for African American hair, thermal and Keratin relaxers.
Dr. Caren Sadikman
Botox and Juvederm
Caren Exelbert Sadikman, MD, a native Washingtonian, is a physician who specializes in facial sculpting through Botox and fillers. Dr. Sadikman graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University in 1996, and from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2000. She trained at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in internal medicine and physical rehabilitation. In 2004 and 2005, Dr. Sadikman completed a dermatology fellowship at the Washington Hospital Center, and subsequently trained in the use of lasers for hair removal, vein removal and facial rejuvenation, as well as in the administration of Botox and dermal fillers for facial wrinkling and laxity. Dr. Sadikman now exclusively focuses her time and studies on facial enhancement through Botox and fillers. She views aesthetic medicine as artistry and recognizes the importance of tailoring care to each person’s individual needs. A calligrapher and artist, Dr. Sadikman combines her keen eye and steady hand with her medical knowledge to improve people’s self-image and well-being.
Third Generation Acupuncturist
Sung Up Hong is a third generation acupuncturist with over 10 years of experience. Sung obtained a Master of Science from Samra University of Oriental Medicine and is trained in both traditional and integrative medicine. He is also certified by The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Sung takes a holistic approach in healing the body, mind, and spirit using a combination of acupuncture, massage therapy and oriental medicine providing clients with a greater opportunity to achieve well-being, balance and rejuvenation.
Widely referred to as The Skin Clarifying Queen by Essence Magazine, this First Aesthetician to the First Lady is a results-oriented SkinCare Specialist with comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the skincare industry. Over the years, she has achieved status for her unique approach to common skin issues and conditions. JoElle, specializes in Customized Clinical Facials, Men’s SkinCare, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, Hair Removal, Prescriptive Therapy and a wide range of Laser Treatments.
Jane Lewers has been cutting and coloring hair for over 30 years in a career that spans all phases of design and color. Jane is an American Board Certified Hair colorist and Certified for Keratin Treatments.
For the last 29 years, Shae Paye has enjoyed cultivating her greatest passion, hair cutting. She continued her education throughout the years with International elite educators at Bumble & Bumble, Vidal Sassoon, and Tony & Guy. Shae’s intense attention to detail and ability to connect with people has established her as one of the most sought after stylists in Silicon Valley. Her clients have included Tony Fadell, “Inventor of the iPod,” Larry Page and Sergey Brin, “Founders of Google,” Physicists at Stanford University and many leading Venture Capitalists.
Juana Brown is one of the top Licensed Nail Technicians in the Washington, DC and Maryland area. She has over 15 years experience servicing DC’s affluent clientele including local and national celebrities such as former News 4 Anchor Susan Kidd, radio personality Adimu, R&B singer and songwriter El Debarge, and Author Helena Andrews.
She specializes in drill-less sculptured Acrylics, Acrylic overlays and luxurious pedicures all while providing optimal customer service.
Mahin Huschmand was born in Tehran, Iran and graduated from the University of Tehran with a Master’s Degree in Art and History. She continued her artistic interests by studying at the School of Beauty and Aesthetics in Frankfurt, Germany. She then practiced aesthetics at a German Dermatology Clinic before moving to the United States. Prior to joining Nival Spa, she owned “Mahin’s Euro Day Spa” in Bethesda, Maryland for 10 years. She has more than 25 years of experience as an Esthetician and specializes in chemical peels and is licensed in semi-permanent make-up. In 2008 won the “Best of Montgomery County in Permanent Cosmetics” Award by the US Local Business Association.
Sedi was born in Tehran, Iran and has 20 years of experience in skin care. Prior to embarking in a career in aesthetics, Sedi worked in finance as an assistant to the President of a bank. She later trained and practiced her craft in Denmark for 5 years until moving to the U.S. Before coming to Nival Salon and Spa at the Collection, Sedi worked at Red Door Salon and Spa for 12 years. Sedi specializes in brow shaping, skin brightening and anti-aging facial techniques such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
Donna is a native Washingtonian with 25 years in the nail industry. She specializes in acrylic application with hand filling. Her flawless manicures and pedicures leave hands and feet glowing. She also excels in Gelish and Shellac treatments.
Mano has styled hair for over 20 years and previously owned Mano Salon. Mano excels in timely yet precise cutting, color, and styling.
Resident Make-Up Artist & Retail Specialist
As Nival’s make-up artist, Kelley Unthank attracts high profile clientele in the DC-Maryland-Virginia area, including several celebrity faces and blushing brides. Kelley has five years of experience in make-up artistry and served as a lead artist for MAC Cosmetics for three years. Her innate talent and passion led her to grace the pages of Essence magazine, along with other influential fashion prints. Kelley excels in all types of skin tones, complexions and can create all looks from natural beauty to avant-garde. Her beauty expertise includes weddings, special events, tutorials, and photoshoots. To view Kelley’s work click here.
Master Colorist and Color Education Director
Ian McCabe is a Master Colorist at Nival Salon and Spa. Starting in May 2010, Ian has been building a robust client base, particularly for his expertise in balayage, a distinctive French technique where a colorist hand-paints highlights. Ian’s work has earned him the opportunities to work with some of the top stylists and colorists in the industry, including Nancy Braun, Jo Blackwell Preston, Ted Gibson, Jack Howard and Lena Ott. Ian is a true believer in continuing to improve his coloring skills. His love for color is shown through his dedication to teach for L’Oreal from August 2007 through February 2011. During this time, Ian traveled throughout the East Coast to share his technique with fellow colorists.
As a native Iranian, Amir Vojdani dreamed of becoming a word class hairstylist. After moving to the United States in 2001, Amir attended cosmetology school and began to harness his craft. As a talented senior stylist with eight years of experience, Amir can cut different types of hair and textures. Amir worked at Red Door Salon and Spa in Gaithersburg, MD for four years. He also spent two years working at Perez Salon and Spa before joining the team at Nival Salon and Spa. Passionate about his work, Amir is a distinctive stylist who ensures that his clients are happy with their results. Amir can help reinvent your style: whether you’re looking for something natural or dramatic, his precise expertise will ensure that you’ll leave Nival looking your best.
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Antonio has six years of experience in massage therapy. He received training from the Baltimore School of Massage. He specializes in therapeutic deep tissue and reflexology. Antonio is also a Judo Master that teaches classes for military training. He has a broad range of experience from treating sports injuries to gentle swedish massage to provide deep relaxation and focus for optimum well-being.
Robin Brownstein has been a massage practitioner for over 21 years. She studied at the prestigious Swedish Institute at New York City. Her deep dedication for her work and her vast experience makes her one of the finest massage therapists in the DC area. She excels at a wide range of modalities, including trigger-point therapy, myofacial release and studied headaches, TMJ, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sciatica, Scoliosis and plantar fasciitis. Robin is also experienced in Reiki, reflexology, lymphatic drainage, and unwinding. She believes in honoring each person’s wisdom and encourages to participate in their wellness through massage, as well as complimentary avenues to health such as acupuncture, pilates, tai chi and yoga.
Rosy has six years of experience in massage therapy. She specializes in a variety of modalities including deep tissue, swedish, reflexology and thai massage.
Isabel Azocar is an edgy and fresh stylist at Nival Salon and Spa. Graduating from the Aveda Institute in 2009, she first made her mark as an assistant and apprenticed under Master Stylist Neven Radovic. If you’re looking for the latest hair trends, Isabel can create the perfect look customized to your needs. For the adventurous types, Isabel also specializes in Keratin blowouts. Whether you’re going out on the town or on a romantic date, Isabel can vamp up your locks to make sure you’ll look the part.
Yesly Newman is an apprentice and associate stylist at Nival Salon and Spa. She has been at Nival for over a year and works closely with Master Stylist Adrin Seven. Yesly specializes in keratin and multicultural hair. She has also perfected the art of the blowout. Before coming to Nival Salon and Spa, Yesly worked at Perez and L2. Yesly is passionate about hair and is always discovering new beauty trends.
Jason Paul is a licensed Senior Stylist at Nival Salon and Spa. He has perfected his craft for over a decade. Jason began his career in San Diego, CA with some training and schooling in Atlanta, GA. Jason has an active and growing list of loyal clientele on both the East and West coasts. Jason is a dedicated professional. His work is his brand.
Emily Villalva is a vital part of Nival Salon and Spa at The Collection. As a former child model, she has shown a keen interest in fashion and beauty at a young age. As a multi-faceted and versatile individual, Emily also has a background in psychology and children. In the past, she worked at a Preschool and at a Group Home for youth with behavioral issues. Emily received her MBA from the University of Texas at El Paso. She worked with Aveda for several years in Texas before moving to DC to assume her current position as business director in 2007. As a business visionary and compassionate manager, Emily foresees continued success and growth in Nival’s future.
At Nival Salon and Spa, Therese spearheads all marketing and public relations campaigns. She is in charge of event planning, sponsorships, ad buying, and product integration. Currently, Therese is working on updating Nival’s website and search engine positioning. On a daily basis, she scans and optimizes Nival’s presence on a variety of social media channels. Furthermore, she serves as a media relations specialist on a local, regional and national level. Therese has three years of experience in the communications industry. Life opportunities had given her insider experience in the world of fashion and luxury branding, where she was able to work at lingerie tradeshows and at events during New York Fashion Week. Therese is an American University alumni and is currently pursuing graduate studies at Georgetown University.
Monica Ortiz is an energetic and enthusiastic part of the Nival Salon and Spa management team. As Floor Manager, Monica is responsible for overlooking the salon and spa and manages retail inventory. Monica studied in Mexico before moving to the United States in 1995. Monica served as a General Manager at an Aveda Salon in Texas for four years. In the past, she managed several retail stores and has over 12 years of experience. Additionally, Monica has experience in the hospitality industry and managed a restaurant for eight years. Passionate about customer service, Monica is an integral member of the client services team and will continue to grow at Nival for many years to come.
Oumie Secka is a vibrant and dynamic Floor Manager at Nival Salon and Spa. For the past two years, Oumie has served as a leader on the client services team. She surpasses client expectations and ensures everyone leaves Nival with a smile. Prior to working at Nival, Oumie worked at Ipsa Salon for a year and has five years of retail experience. Passionate about the beauty industry, she is a genuine people person who prides herself on customer service. Oumie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and plans to continue her education in the near future.