meet the team

Harley Di Nardo

STYLIST/COLORIST/OWNER

In 2006, Harley Di Nardo founded his first salon on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and later expanded with the opening of his second in 2009. He blended his passion for music, film and art within the walls of his neighborhood salons, creating a cultured atmosphere that offered salon services with the added visual aesthetics of a SoHo gallery. InStyle Magazine said “…feels like a cross between a cool record shop and a downtown gallery…And stylists specialize in looks trending right now that are original.” Harley, a New York native, trained at the Aveda Institute and he attributes his styling prowess to his work with top celebrity hairstylists and his artistic involvement in the indie music scene. Guided by Harley’s early success as a rock musician in the early 2000’s, he made his stylistic imprint on those in his inner circle, many of whom have gone on to be the leading musicians of today.

It wasn’t until Harley took his family on a vacation to California that he realized that after a lifetime in New York and with a decade as a salon owner he was ready for a new life experience and professional challenge. Harley sold both New York City salons and moved his business to Malibu, California where he has been building his clientele and reputation at Cie Sparks Salon (formerly Chris McMillian). In the short two years he has made himself a Malibu asset by styling the locks of Malibu’s high profile entertainment clients. Harley is now ready to pick up where he left off as a salon owner and root himself in Malibu’s community by bringing his own unique salon experience to Trancas Country Market.

IG @hairby_harley

JESSY LEVINE    STYLIST/COLORIST   Jessy began her career apprenticing under celebrity stylist Ken Paves whom she identifies as having the most influence over her work as a hairstylist today. After leaving Paves' West Hollywood salon, Jessy decided to journey over to Silverlake to work with an edgier genre at Gamine Beauty as a colorist and stylist. There she was able to draw much of her inspiration and get creative with all types of hair textures and styles.  Right now Jessy is enjoying keeping up with the latest industry trends and as always, priding herself on continuing education. Born and raised in Malibu, Jessy is excited to be back and now working as a stylist at HAIR!  IG @messydoeshair

JESSY LEVINE

STYLIST/COLORIST

Jessy began her career apprenticing under celebrity stylist Ken Paves whom she identifies as having the most influence over her work as a hairstylist today. After leaving Paves' West Hollywood salon, Jessy decided to journey over to Silverlake to work with an edgier genre at Gamine Beauty as a colorist and stylist. There she was able to draw much of her inspiration and get creative with all types of hair textures and styles.

Right now Jessy is enjoying keeping up with the latest industry trends and as always, priding herself on continuing education. Born and raised in Malibu, Jessy is excited to be back and now working as a stylist at HAIR!

IG @messydoeshair

Felicia Rials    STYLIST   Felicia Rials is a creative hairstylist with classic techniques. This Philadelphia native brings her east coast vibes to the west coast. After locating to Los Angeles, Felicia refused to settle for mediocre. She had the privilege to assist celebrity hairstylist, Michael Sparks in salon and on outside jobs as well. This is where she learned how to create that effortless natural look with invisible layers, creating texture and movement that every girl wants. From Malibu beach hair to red carpet looks, Felicia can do it all. Having worked with celebrities like Jaime Alexander, Tinashe, Elizabeth Perkins, Vanessa Curry, Cambrie Schroder, Alisan Porter, Mary Sarah, and members of the band Phoenix to name a few, you can really count on Felicia to meet your hair needs!  IG @feliciarialshair

Felicia Rials

STYLIST

Felicia Rials is a creative hairstylist with classic techniques. This Philadelphia native brings her east coast vibes to the west coast. After locating to Los Angeles, Felicia refused to settle for mediocre. She had the privilege to assist celebrity hairstylist, Michael Sparks in salon and on outside jobs as well. This is where she learned how to create that effortless natural look with invisible layers, creating texture and movement that every girl wants. From Malibu beach hair to red carpet looks, Felicia can do it all. Having worked with celebrities like Jaime Alexander, Tinashe, Elizabeth Perkins, Vanessa Curry, Cambrie Schroder, Alisan Porter, Mary Sarah, and members of the band Phoenix to name a few, you can really count on Felicia to meet your hair needs!

IG @feliciarialshair

Chelsea Bulte    COLORIST   (BIO COMING SOON)  IG@chelseabulte

Chelsea Bulte

COLORIST

(BIO COMING SOON)

IG@chelseabulte

Emily Bedberg    MAKE UP ARTIST/FACIAL WAXER/JUNIOR STYLIST   Emily started her hair career in Corona Del Mar, learning advanced cut and color theory with Riccardo Altieri. With a passion for education, Emily decided to advance her knowledge in make up as well. While working at Sephora, she became one of the top makeup artists at her Westlake store, while working with the industry’s most cutting edge beauty products.  With her wealth of knowledge in both hair and makeup, Emily is excited to jump back in the the industry, keeping up with the latest trends and styles, while continuing her education as a junior stylist at Hair.  IG @emilytaylormua

Emily Bedberg

MAKE UP ARTIST/FACIAL WAXER/JUNIOR STYLIST

Emily started her hair career in Corona Del Mar, learning advanced cut and color theory with Riccardo Altieri. With a passion for education, Emily decided to advance her knowledge in make up as well. While working at Sephora, she became one of the top makeup artists at her Westlake store, while working with the industry’s most cutting edge beauty products.

With her wealth of knowledge in both hair and makeup, Emily is excited to jump back in the the industry, keeping up with the latest trends and styles, while continuing her education as a junior stylist at Hair.

IG @emilytaylormua

Brooke Cortesi    STYLIST/COLORIST   (BIO COMING SOON)

Brooke Cortesi

STYLIST/COLORIST

(BIO COMING SOON)

Brandileigha Stracner    LASH ARTIST   Brandileigha is a San Francisco native who has been passionate about lash extensions for 10 years. Brandileigha started her career as a lash technician in 2009. Her true love for lashes led her to becoming an educator in lash application in 2013. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has built a clientele around women from all walks of life. From celebrity clientele to models, she can enhance the lashes of her most low maintenance client to look like their natural lash, while giving the more done up client the most elegant set. Taking great pride in her work, Brandileigha is now rated #1 on Yelp for eyelash extensions in both Malibu and Sausalito, giving you the best lashes Malibu has to offer.  IG @bigprettylashes

Brandileigha Stracner

LASH ARTIST

Brandileigha is a San Francisco native who has been passionate about lash extensions for 10 years. Brandileigha started her career as a lash technician in 2009. Her true love for lashes led her to becoming an educator in lash application in 2013. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has built a clientele around women from all walks of life. From celebrity clientele to models, she can enhance the lashes of her most low maintenance client to look like their natural lash, while giving the more done up client the most elegant set. Taking great pride in her work, Brandileigha is now rated #1 on Yelp for eyelash extensions in both Malibu and Sausalito, giving you the best lashes Malibu has to offer.

IG @bigprettylashes

Gary Dowler    STYLIST   Gary Dowler interlaces his Vidal Sassoon, TIGI, and Sebastian training with his personal experience from twenty three years as a stylist to create a delicate balance of classic techniques with modern edge. His unique style caters to any and every occasion. Gary started his career at a young age as an apprentice to Michael Deleon and Kelly Gaston Because of his work ethic and loyal clientele, he was soon able to start his own salon. Gary has truly mastered both color and styling in a manner that stays true to each client’s individuality while refusing to compromise his personal edge. Gary now free lances as a stylist for celebrity clientele as well as working at HAIR malibu with the amazing team there.   IG @hairslingah

Gary Dowler

STYLIST

Gary Dowler interlaces his Vidal Sassoon, TIGI, and Sebastian training with his personal experience from twenty three years as a stylist to create a delicate balance of classic techniques with modern edge. His unique style caters to any and every occasion. Gary started his career at a young age as an apprentice to Michael Deleon and Kelly Gaston Because of his work ethic and loyal clientele, he was soon able to start his own salon.
Gary has truly mastered both color and styling in a manner that stays true to each client’s individuality while refusing to compromise his personal edge.
Gary now free lances as a stylist for celebrity clientele as well as working at HAIR malibu with the amazing team there.

IG @hairslingah

Charlene Harrison    STYLIST/COLORIST   Charlene began her career in South Florida, mastering her craft as a colorist. She is passionate in all things color, from brunettes to blondes. Specializing in balayage and babylights, she keeps her craft updated with modern techniques. Charlene’s keen eye for color and ability to assess each clients needs, allows her to customize each of her services, giving them the results they truly desired, while mantaining the integrity of the hair. After 13 years of being in the hair industry, she decided to follow her dream and moved to LA to work with some of the top stylists in the industry. Shortly after she moved here, she had the opportunity to assist celebrity stylist and Olaplex ambassador, Chad Kenyon at Ramirez Tran Salon. There, she was able to learn his signature COLORMELT™ technique. Combining her knowledge and wonderful personality, we are lucky to have her apart of the Hair Malibu team.    IG @c_harr30

Charlene Harrison

STYLIST/COLORIST

Charlene began her career in South Florida, mastering her craft as a colorist. She is passionate in all things color, from brunettes to blondes. Specializing in balayage and babylights, she keeps her craft updated with modern techniques. Charlene’s keen eye for color and ability to assess each clients needs, allows her to customize each of her services, giving them the results they truly desired, while mantaining the integrity of the hair. After 13 years of being in the hair industry, she decided to follow her dream and moved to LA to work with some of the top stylists in the industry. Shortly after she moved here, she had the opportunity to assist celebrity stylist and Olaplex ambassador, Chad Kenyon at Ramirez Tran Salon. There, she was able to learn his signature COLORMELT™ technique. Combining her knowledge and wonderful personality, we are lucky to have her apart of the Hair Malibu team.

IG @c_harr30

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