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Our Team

Audrey Rae . Owner . Hair Artist

 

Audrey is an artist in its truest form.  Hair is her medium. She's trained extensively one-on-one with the best of the best in Los Angeles. Her training, over ten years experience, combined with her natural talent has made her a master of her craft.  She is infinitely skilled in color, cutting, styling and extensions. Serving both, men and women. Her passion for this profession not only stems from the creative and innovative aspects of it but more importantly from the confidence and beauty she ignites in her clients. She is proficient in working with all hair types and textures. Most of all, she loves having the ability to work so freely and meet so many extraordinary people.  

 Whitney Colleen . Owner . Hair Artist

Whitney Colleen was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. A top celebrity and fashion hair stylist for over 10 years, Whitney was voted one of the “The Three Best Stylists Who Will Make You Look Fab” by Haute Living Magazine. She spent 6 years in New York working at the prestigious Warren Tricomi Salon, before moving back home to LA as Creative Director of Warren Tricomi in West Hollywood. RA Bar Beauty is the culmination of over a decade of making some of the world’s top celebrities and fashion icons look their best. Whitney’s organic approach to hair has led her to doing hundreds of fashion shows and styling the hair of hundreds of celebrities. She has been featured on Access Hollywood, The Doctors, The Tyra Banks Show, The Hills, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy and numerous other television shows and major media. Her approach is simple. Create hair cuts that grow out gracefully, are precise, chic and beautiful, while making her clients look young, vibrant and feel great. 

Kennedy VanDyke . Owner . Hair Artist

 

Kennedy Van Dyke has  had a passion for the art of hair since she was a child. Born in Los Angeles, this third generation hairstylist spent her youth on film sets all over the world, learning the various styles and techniques from the most influential  hairstylists in film. Always knowing she was going to be a hairstylst, she picked up her first pair of scissors over a decade ago. After graduating from cosmetology school she assisted the top colorist at Christophe Salon in Beverly Hills for three years, eventually taking her talents to Warren Tricomi in West Hollywood where she remained for four years before starting RA_ with partners Whitney and Audrey. Although she is skilled in many aspects of cutting and color, nothing tops her talent for extensions with include; keratin individuals, beaded individuals, sewn in wefts, and tape in wefts . Her genuine love for the art lies within the joy and self esteem she sees emerge from her clients as she transforms them.   

Jason Moyer . Client Concierge . House Manager

 

Jason's experience in management, entertainment, and customer service provide the perfect background for him as the Client Concierge at RA. Having worked previously as the salon manager for Indo Salon and Facial Bungalow, Jason understands the specific needs of the salon clientele and works to create an amazing and enjoyable experience for every guest who walks through the doors. Jason heads up our exclusive concierge program which includes referrals to our highly curated list of individuals & services around the city, making for the best experience outside the salon as well.

Liz Zaldana . Brow Specialist . Makeup Artist

 

Liz Zaldana Sender, a native of California, has been working as a makeup artist serving clients in the entertainment and beauty industry for the pas twenty years. Realizing her calling, she actively pursued her career at an early age. Since 1989, she has worked in top salons in Beverly Hills quickly becoming an expert in eyebrow shaping for both men and women. Her talents were quickly recognized and she achieved national attention when the Los Angeles Times Magazine dubbed her and "eyebrow guru" in a piece on the top artists in LA. Liz's make up philosophy is simple, "enhance what nature gave you". Whether she's going for a fresh-faced, dewey skin look o a TV starlet or the glowing beauty of a blushing bride on her wedding day, Liz uses her philosophy to perfect a vision that is uniquely tied to her specific client.

Tony Mayorga . Organic Spray Tan Artist

 

Spray tan Guru Tony Mayorga has a real passion for enhancing someone's natural beauty by helping bring out the proper shadows and contours of his clients body's using his keen eye for details. After moving to the U.S from Medellin Colombia in 2006 he quickly realized his interest for all thing the beauty industry offers and began modeling and even competing. His passion for  Makup and fitness mixed with his desire to help people feel empowered by looking younger and healthier is the goal with each client he sees, weather they are hitting a major red carpet or just looking to pretend it's no longer winter. A craft that began because of a skin pigment condition he experienced himself that left him feeling less than confidante years back, he understands peoples need for self improvement. Tonys concern for the growing risks of sun exposure keeps him passionate for providing people with a service that not only keeps them looking freshly sun kissed but over time can actually benefits their skin sense the organic solution he uses contains collagen and certain anti-aging elements that really provide a star quality healthy glow! Tony understands that getting a spray tan can be scary for some of people and has developed a style that is both gentle yet highly efficient and has worked with women and men of all ages and professions and gains their trust after each and every experience. Tony knows that after one session with him you will not only look better but you will feel better which lead him to coin the phrase "If you can't tone it... TAN IT!"

Heather Andrews . Hair Artist

 

Heather Andrews trained at SACO academy in San Diego where she learned the latest coloring and cutting techniques. While apprenticing under Indo Salon owner, Janet Barajas, Heather became a color expert known for her natural looking highlights. Her attention to detail and fierce determination to achieve the perfect look for her clients has built her a very loyal clientele. Heather works with each individual client to creatively craft the color and style that works best for the client's needs. Her warm demeanor, friendly disposition and natural talent for hairstyling has made Heather an up and coming stylist that clients are clamoring to see and industry professionals are yearning to work with. Heather has worked on numerous editorial photo shoots and has become known for her natural looking highlights and beautiful styling.

Sergio Joseph. Hair Artist

Originally from Chicago, Sergio moved to Los Angeles to pursue his passion for hair and the fashion industry. Since his move he has been credited in numerous magazines and has been featured on shows such as Hollywood Today Live and Collector's Cafe. He is always eager to stay on top of the hair trends and push his creativity and skills to the next level. He also enjoys working on photoshoots and music videos. But most of all, he loves the joy of making people feel and look their best.

Zaley Blumenthal . Hair & Eyelash Extension Specialist

Zaley has been working in the industry for ten years. She moved to Santa Monica to persue her passion as a hair stylist at Vidal Sassoon. There she trained under the creative teams, traveling to New York and Chicago. Zaley worked alongside Mark Hayes, Sassoon's International Creative Director. Since graduating from the Vidal Sassoon Academy, Zaley has honed her skills at Warren Tricomi in Los Angeles. For the past five years, Zaley has been a leading stylist in the industry in West Hollywood.  She has had the opportunity to work alongside editorial stylists such as Louis Angelo, and Sheenon, Jarrett Iovinella on set. She works on commercial and editorial shoots when out of the salon. For the past four years Zaley has worked as a educator, demonstrating product lines and different achievable hair styles. Specialising in hair extensions, eyelash extensions, soft/natural hair color, chic and low maintenance haircuts, and event styling.

David Dang . Hair Artist

In the short amount of time (10 years) David Dang has been a stylist, he has worked in various parts of the beauty industry as a hair restoration expert, product developer and has created education for brands such as B. The Product, L'Oreal, Drybar.  Not only is David known for his "hairscriptions," but you can catch him on shows like MTVAccess Hollywood to David Tutera My Fair Wedding and more recently on Buzzfeed as the hair juus guru.  He has over 80 million views around the globe educating on hair tips and tricks to restoration, hair pop culture, styles and more.  David is versed in both color, shaping and style.  David's hair mantra: "for it is teaching inner beauty that permits it to sublimely reflect on the outside."  

Jennifer Audeon . Hair Artist

 

Formally trained at the Tony&Guy Hairdressing Academy in Santa Monica, Jennifer “JD” Audeon has tackled a generation of young starlets with her talent.  Jennifer has spent years cultivating her craft, and the Los Angeles beauty scene has taken notice.  She has worked with several known celebrities and musicians and is very active in creating and improving the beauty industries current trends.  She has worked in some of the most prestigious and exclusive salons.  She is currently using YouTube to help all her clients and viewers from across the globe to never stop aiming to achieve that perfect in salon look and recreating it at home.

Amy Panero . Hair Artist

Amy is a hair architect who uses her strong color and cut foundation to customize a look for every client. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in International Development Studies and a brief but successful career in media sales, Amy was faced with the decision of where and what kind of graduate school she’d like to attend.  Never one for convention, Amy passed on the traditional and expected paths of law school or an MBA program and opted to pursue her passion.  At this point, Amy’s real career as a hair architect began with an education at Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica.  While learning the ins, outs and technical side of cutting and coloring at Vidal, Amy was also getting an education in the business of hair: Working her way through the ranks of receptionist, assistant and stylist, Amy made her way to the head of color education and manager at Studio DNA before moving to RA_.  She uses her extensive knowledge, classic style and attention to new trends to tailor effortless looks for her clients that play off their natural beauty.  She can get adventurous and experimental, but at her core, Amy loves providing her clients with timeless and flattering haircuts and colors.
Gretchen Zwisler . Colorist
Gretchen is thrilled to be back in her true “hometown” of Los Angeles after a few coloring adventures to Dallas and Denver. Born and raised in Colorado, Gretchen graduated from Paul Mitchell in Costa Mesa and began her career in Los Angeles twelve years ago. In Dallas, she was a Senior Colorist for an Aveda Concept Salon before moving on to Denver. She continued her education with companies such as Goldwell, Kerastase, Aveda and Schwarzkopf, finding her true love and talent in color without ever looking back. She continued to learn, train and perfect her color technique at Balayage by Nancy Braun before finding her home salon at RA_.

Michael John . Hair Artist

 

Michael John Derricott (MJ), a stylist for over 20 years, has worked in prestigious salons such as Umberto’s of Beverly Hills and B2V along with QVC personality Nick Chavez. As a stylist to A list celebrities, he was the go-to guy for the Oscars for two years. He is known for his appearances on E! Style Network's “How Do I Look?".  He currently is a regular on The Hallmark Channel’s “Home and Family” for Makeovers That Matter, his charity that has been featured on Fox KTTV, NBC and KTLA. He specializes in color correction, Brazilian Keratin smoothing and red-carpet styling.   

Janet Barajas . Hair Artist

 

Hairstylist and former salon owner, Janet Barajas, has built a thriving and loyal clientele based upon her artful skill of delivering soft and sexy, natural and flirty hairstyling options. Her creatively comprehensive approach to the art of hair has earned her a solid reputation with her tastemaker clientele spreading the word to their respective networks. Janet began her career with an apprenticeship at Gavert Atelier in Beverly Hills specializing in extensions, multi-dimensional color, and long hairdressing. Subsequently, she was handpicked to work with makeup maven, Alexis Vogel, with whom Janet accompanied on international and local shoots for world-renowned photographers such as Ellen Von Unwerth, David La Chapelle, Jean Baptiste, Isabel Snyder, Arny Freytag and Steven Wayda. Janet has also worked on American Idol, The Girls Next Door and was featured on The Doctors for hair color makeovers. Janet has also continued her education and training by taking exclusive coloring and extension courses at Great Lengths, Hair Lingerie, Goldwell and Redken.