Kristy Reed – Owner
Kristy Reed, a California native has been a part of the beauty industry since she was 16 years old. In 1997 she began working at Legends Hairstyling Company and was a manicurist there for nearly 10 years. She took time off to be a stay at home mom and wife.
After perfecting her design skills, learning business management from her husband at his local computer memory company and keeping in touch with the beauty trends, Kristy decided it was time to open her own Salon. An opportunity to purchase and expand Legends Hairstyling Company became available and that was when her dream came to reality. After a 9 month renovation and name change she has now completed and staffed her dream salon, Salon 74 LXXIV.
“It is a wonderful thing to say you now own and operate the salon where you once had your hair done for your high school prom. It was my vision to create a salon environment where our stylists had their very own culture and our clients felt a part of that, a place that was a home away from home for our clients as well as a place for our stylists to ignite a creative spark. Seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces and feeling the positive vibes that we have generated is worth it all.”
Shaina Brief – Hair Stylist
From an early age, Shaina Brief has had a love and appreciation for the craft of hair styling and make up artistry. After 11 years in the industry, Shaina has gained a tremendous amount of practice recognizing how to accentuate her client’s best features. Her specialty is hair coloring, ranging from sun-kissed honey blondes, to dimension-filled glossy brunettes, and rich head-turning vibrant reds.
Among Shaina’s many specialties is chic low-maintenance precision & layered women’s haircuts, classic men’s cuts & fades, event makeup, bridal parties, and keratin conditioning treatments, Shaina places great value on listening to her clients, understanding their needs, and respecting their hair. She is versatile and always strives to achieve perfection for every client in her chair!
Michelle Tracy – Hair Stylist
Michelle has been a hairdresser for over a decade and has spent her 10+ years perfecting her craft at the same location! She has such a warm and sunny disposition, very easy to connect with. She listens to her clients and in turn you feel complete trust in her.
Michelle’s specialties/strong suits would be Balayage, extensions, haircutting and gives a great blow out! She furthers her education whenever she is given the opportunity so that she is able to keep up with the trends. She uses Davines color and has perfected her formulas.
Valerie Hulme – Hair Stylist
Valerie Hulme has been a stylist for over 10 years. She began her training at Paul Mitchell The School, then further educated herself in Toni and Guy advanced education.
With her bright and positive work ethic, Valerie specializes in a variety of color techniques, diverse haircuts, elaborate blow dries, and conditioning treatments. Using Loreal Professional and Schwarzkopf Professional hair color she is great with highlights, gray coverage, and color.
Valerie believes the client comes first and is willing to accommodate with her scheduling and hours. With her down to earth and approachable personality, Valerie is all ears and focused on what the client wants. From there, you two may then work together to create the ideal look for yourself by the end of your appointment! Valerie’s services also include the Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment. She welcomes men, women, and children!
Marisa Weidner – Hair Stylist
Marisa’s passion and creativity to style hair began at an early age. Her desire and passion for the beauty industry continued to grow throughout her college years. She was fortunate enough to assist for a 30 year veteran of the industry during her training before graduating from cosmetology school in 2007.
Marisa has a strong foundation in knowledge and education and continues to take education classes, most notably at Vidal Sassoon in Santa Monica, Ca to ensure that she is constantly keeping up with classics and learning the latest and greatest!
Whether keeping up with the latest trends or maintaining the classic beauty, Marisa is dedicated to creating the look that suits you best and to provide you with the highest quality services in a warm and friendly atmosphere.!
Sally Maher – Hair Stylist
I have been a stylist in the hair industry for a little while now, better yet, let’s try for over 30 years! I have had the pleasure of working with and being mentored by top industry professionals in San Francisco, New York and of course here in the O.C. The last 15 years of my career have been spent in beautiful Orange County, and have proven to be the most enjoyable and rewarding of all.
Staying current with the latest trends as well as implementing tried and true styling methods allows me to be a well rounded hair stylist to better serve my clients. My main approach to business is to listen to the client’s needs and methodically implement their wishes, and my main mission is to service my client’s needs and help them look their best!
Christina McGlade – Hair Stylist
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Lexie Noel – Hair Stylist
Lexie graduated from Marinello Beauty School in the city of Lake Forest and has attended Goldwell Color Classes. She is proficient in today’s trends and always takes advantage of the daily learning opportunities she encounters working with an extraordinary team of talented stylists with decades of experience at salon 74. Not only does she love the hair industry, but she feels such fulfillment working in an environment where she witnesses people leaving the salon with a newfound self confidence and feeling beautiful.
From the time she was small, her family knew she would be a hair stylist when she grew up. When most toddlers wanted to play with their toys or go to the park, Lexie wanted to spend the day with her beloved aunt the hair dresser at the hair salon, mesmerized by everything hair and all that went on there. Over the next 16 years she spent countless days at the salon, her love of hair growing stronger and stronger.
When she’s not at the salon, Lexie can be found spending time with her cherished cousins, at the gym, or soaking up the sun at the beach.
Megan Luzar – Director of Education / Hair Stylist
Megan has been licensed for 9 years and has worked at one location her entire career. She is certified in both Keratin and extensions. Megan has a gift with updos and styling, you can see examples of her handiwork on our instagram. Cut, color or both? Megan is your go to stylist.
As director of education Megan coordinates all of Salon 74’s classes for her team.
Mina Mo – Esthetician
Mina Mo, is our medical Aesthetician/makeup artist. She draws upon over 15 years in the beauty industry. Mina specializes in non traumatic chemical peels, result oriented skincare, micro dermabrasion, oxygen and galvanic facials , eyelash extensions, permanent make up, and make up for all occasions. Her passion for knowledge in the dynamic ever changing skincare industry ensures that she stays informed of the latest technologies.
Mina relies on referrals and glowing testimonials to bring her a passionate skin savvy, loyal following. Mina Mo wishes to use her skills and abilities to give her clients the highest quality of care, experience and benefited results. She uses Epicuren and Dr. Dennis Gross clinical and retail skin care lines.
Natalia Riley – Hair Stylist
Nataliya Riley has been one of Orange County’s top stylists for over eight years and just celebrated her sixth year at Salon 74.
Nataliya is a master colorist and stylist and creates beautiful and dynamic looks for her clients. From playful and chic updos’ to smart striking cuts, to blowdrys that give you a smooth and silky appearance. No matter what you are looking for, Nataliya will create a look that is perfect for you. She listens closely to make sure you get exactly what you want each and every time.
Nataliya was raised in Europe and speaks fluent Ukrainian and Russian, but loves the OC more than all, “I can’t wait to see you in Salon 74!”
Nicky Ottaway – Hair Stylist
I have been in the beauty industry for over 14 years and a part of Salon 74 from the beginning. While specializing in coloring, highlighting, balyage, ombré and color corrections, I also pride myself with doing hip, trendy hair cuts . I am certified in Keratinthearpy smoothing systems, and tape in extensions. I always strive to create an environment in which my clients are at ease to express themselves and their ideas.
My number one goal is for my clients to be confident and satisfied with their hairstyle and leaving my chair feeling beautiful! I’m happy to do consultations and answer any questions prior to you making an appointment.
Tam Ho – Nail Technician
Hi, my name is Tam, a mother of three amazing children and a wife of a loving husband whom I am blessed to go home to every single day. I have been working in the beauty industry for over 20 years in manicuring and esthetics.
I have stayed in this industry for so long because there is such a gratifying feeling when a client comes out of their appointment feeling beautiful inside and out. I take pride in my work but also in creating lifelong friendships with the clients who have stayed with me over the years, and am looking forward to creating new friendships as I continue in this journey!
Tiffany Jacobi – Hair Stylist
Tiffany Jacobi is a young, creative stylist with a passion for hair. She has nearly 6 years of experience in the industry and graduated from cosmetology school at the top of her class. Tiffany is inspired by art, fashion, makeup and hair.
Her expertise comes from a blend of formal training, educating herself, and natural instincts. Tiffany is current with all the latest styles and trends. As a color specialist, Tiffany uses only Goldwell professional color. Some of her other specialties include customized cuts for both men and women, Deep conditioning treatments, blow outs, and Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy. Tiffany is a perfectionist. She listens to her clients and makes it her goal to ensure they are thrilled with their look!
Danielle Bajza – Hair Stylist
Hi my name is Danielle Bajza. I am a fun, loving, energetic, compassionate person. I love doing hair and making people feel beautiful. I first picked up my passion and inspiration for hair when I was about 12 years old, while watching my aunt and cousin do hair. When I was 19, I started beauty school at Golden West College.
After one year and 1600 hours of schooling, I passed the state board test and received my cosmetology license. I have been doing hair for over 10 years, working at Salon 74. For myself, I love working here because we are all a large family not just coworkers. What better way to live life than doing what you love every day.
I offer many services through Salon 74. My specialties are women’s haircuts, along with root touch ups, all over colors, highlighting and low lighting also some of the newest trends, including balayage and ombre. I also do men’s haircuts as well as children.
My color line that I use is Davines, it is a small Italian family company. It is a fabulous line of color with uniform coverage and vibrant color that is extraordinarily shiny and reflective. If you have any questions, or want any recommendations, or want to book and appointment please feel free contact to me at Salon 74.
Hallie Pennachio – Hair Stylist
With over 7 years in the industry Hallie has studied under the very best. She worked and assisted for two top stylists on Rodeo drive and for local stylist Meri Pagan owner of Dina Meri for 2 and a half years. She spent time at a high end mens grooming salon mastering the art of mens styling.
Hallie specializes in extensions and mens cuts. Hallie has worked at the industries leading hair shows representing multiple color and product lines. As a full time stylist Hallie has built a very loyal and eclectic clientele. She is a highly sought after hair stylist and comes highly recommended.
Sandy Farina – Nail Technician
Hi I’m Sandy. Over 38 years as a nail Technician. From personal clients to celebrities, fashion shows, videos and print work, beauty coordination motion picture as well as instruction. I enjoy every aspect of my beauty career. Beauty is my passion and I’m thankful to be part of Salon 74.
Jessica Vandermaath – Hair Stylist
Jessica Vandermaath has been a stylist since 2001. She began her training in at Toni & GuyNewport Beach. She has been continuing her education with Toni & Guy at their academy in Long Beach, as well as Vidal Sassoon in Santa Monica.
Jessica also has attended in salon training with: TIGI. Kerestase, Loreal Professional and Schwarzkopf. Currently Jessica is using Goodwill and Loreal Professional color products. She specializes in color, color corrections, and blowouts. Jessica is also one of Salon 74’s extension specialists using European weft tracts. Jessica was also a featured stylist in the November 2012 issue of Orange Coast Magazine.
Jen Flaman – Stylist
Jennifer has been a professional hairstylist for over 18 years. In that time, she has trained at some if the most prestigious academies in the country and, in turn, helped train many of the stylists she has worked with over the years.
She has completed advanced color and cutting training at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Los Angeles, as well as the Bumble and Bumble Academy in New York City. While working for an Aveda Concept Salon she became a Salon Educator after completing Aveda’s advanced training program, among many more cutting and color classes shes attended.
However, it wasn’t until she attended the Brazilian Blowout Training in 2008 that she found her true passion. This amazing hair smoothing service has changed the hair industry and the lives of thousands of clients who have experienced the revolutionary treatment in her chair. As one of the most experienced Certified Brazilian Blowout stylist in Orange County, she has developed a reputation as the “go-to” girl for this service.
Jennifer lives in San Juan Capistrano with her husband Tim and their two children, Averi and Cash.
Breana Fletcher – Hair stylist – Makeup Artist
At the young age of 18, Breanas dream of becoming a hair stylist quickly became a reality by graduating from Athena Beauty college in Lake Forest . The last 5 years having been spent honoring her craft by attending as many industry forums as possible to take advantage of the latest trends and techniques. While specializing in balayage, coloring, highlighting, and extensions.
Breana also prides herself with doing trendy hair cuts for both men and women and styling such as braids. Some of her salon training includes L’Oreal Professional, Redken, TIGI, Davines and Great Lengths extensions. Breana places high value on listening to her clients, understand their needs, respecting their hair and striving for perfection. She says “There is a feeling of accomplishment that comes in knowing that your client completely trusts you and looks forward to their time in the salon”. Her friendly, relaxed and genuine spirit will make you comfortable and confident as she creates a style to make you look and feel your best!
Amanda Koshko – Stylist
Amanda Koshko has over 10 years of experience with cut and color, and loves creating transformative looks for her clients. As a freelance hairstylist she has styled for commercials, various models, weddings and other events in and around Los Angeles and Orange County. She is inspired by fashion and art, but mostly by the people she meets. She is certified in Keratin smoothing treatments and has also attended Goodwill color classes. Always connected with what’s current, Amanda finds it imperative to stay educated and continues to take new interesting classes that keep her clients happy and her hands inspired.
Samantha Sutton – Hair Stylist
Samantha graduated the Paul Mitchell academy with high honors and has been in the beauty industry for over 8 years now. After Paul Mitchell she continued her training at Carlton Hair, quickly gaining skills, determination and a clientele. She attended in-salon training with Kerastase, Aveda, Epicuren, Dermalogica, Moroccan oil and Goodwill. She also became a Network Educator for Bumble and Bumble. As an advocate user of the Gold well color line, she became a “Gold well Salon Specialist “.
Her artistic and creative design for hair leads her to become not only an in-salon educator but an educator at the Carlton Hair Academy and then shortly after joined their Artistic Team. She continues learning new and creative techniques to better suit her clients needs. Vidal Sassoon trained in 2012, certified “Dream Catchers” technician, she creates long locks with these individual extensions using no tape, glue, flat iron, or thread.
Samantha became a part of the Salon 74 team in early 2016. She currently uses Gold well color and Schwarzkopf color, providing only the best of the best hair color for her clients. Known as the “blonde guru” she is best known for her work with color. Using techniques including ombré, balayge, baby lights, color melt, highlighting, root touch ups and many more.
Special Services offered
Olaplex treatment, Keratin Coppola Complex, Brazilian Blowout, Dream Catchers extensions, Wedding hair.