Bridal hairstylist, Colorist & Hair Extension Specialist
I'm Brianna Villanueva.
I received my cosmetology license in 2013.
When I started out in the beauty industry, I specialized in bridal styling and it's still one of my passions. I've been honored to work on over 50+ weddings and I still reserve my weekends for brides to be.
After years of specializing in bridal styling, assisting some amazing colorists, and renting a salon in La Quinta, CA. I am now a colorist and hair extension specialist at Cristophe Salon, Newport Beach, CA. You can find me behind the chair Wednesday-Friday.
My favorite thing about hairstyling is the chance to give people newfound confidence in themselves.
I received a diagnosis of alopecia areata in 2017. I knew I wanted to specialize in hair extensions because I know how sensitive the topic of hair loss can be. I offer a safe space for women to share their hair struggles. Not all hair loss cases are created equal and, I'm proud to say I'm certified in four different hair extension methods.
Being in a field of work where the looks are always changing, continuing education is crucial so I take at least 3 courses a year to stay up to date with the latest trends.
If you're a new client, I recommend doing a consultation prior to booking your appointment. All stylists specialize in a certain area of hair and I want to make sure I'm the right stylist for you.
On my days off (pre covid) you could find me at concerts with friends, I never pass up on an opportunity to experience live music. My love for music has taken me to see some of my favorite bands like Stone Temple Pilots, Deftones and, Linkin Park just to name a few.
Being a brand new mom, you can now find me snuggled up on the couch watching super hero movies with my boyfriend and new baby boy Levi. We also enjoy hiking local trails and listening to all the true crime podcasts.
I like starting my days with positive intentions so I'll grab my mug of Don Fransico's Hazlenut coffee and listen to an episode of Tom Bilyeus' Impact Theory or Lewis Howes' The school of greatness.
If you're ready to start your hair journey with me and exchange podcasts or ted talk recommendations, click here to schedule a consultation.
See you soon!