Howard Kurtz has been styling, managing and owning salons for over 35 years. Trained with the Sassoon and Irvine Rusk methods, Kurtz brought his expertise to Sherman Oaks in 2003 to create an environment where clients would have a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to get their cuts, coloring, nail, makeup, skin and body services. Determined to make the salon a relaxed and beautiful atmosphere where clients are happy to go to, Kurtz has fashioned it with the best stylists, colorists, estheticians and more to offer the best salon services around.
Stylist and colorist Bella Mazor is licensed for and is certified in Goldwell Color as well as Elumen. Bella graduated from California State University Northridge with a bachelor's degree in Psychology however she soon realized that doing hair for friends and family was what she really enjoyed which led her to enroll in cosmetology school. She is an expert in the field and has worked with celebrities such as Pamela Anderson, Paula Abdul and many Playboy models. Bella has a great passion for hair and making people look and feel beautiful with her impeccable attention to detail.
She is constantly continuing her education in order to keep up with current hair trends as well.
Nikki was born in Japan and raised in Santa Clarita. She has had a passion for hair since she was 5 years old and has been a licensed Cosmetologist since 2000. While she does all services including Keratin Treatments, specialty shaved designs/hair etching, braids, and blowouts and more, she loves and specializes in all color, from natural to vivid and silver, as well as Balayage, Ombré and color corrections.
Scott Longo has worked in salons from Sherman Oaks to Encino. With decades of of experience in the beauty industry, Scott has had the opportunity to train with some of the biggest names in the business such as Paul Mitchell, Redken, Sebastian, KMS, American Crew, and the Symposium in Las Vegas. Scott is known for providing professional, friendly, one-on-one service and specializes in coloring, cutting, styling and permanent straightening. Scott prides himself on treating every client with the same special one-on-one attention so they know his focus is always on them making sure when they leave, they are happy with the results and already looking forward to their next appointment.
When asked what he enjoys most about his work, Scott responded "Passion and a love to create is what fuels me in this industry. We get to dramatically change and touch an individuals life helping them feel good about themselves."
Javier is one of Howard Kurtz Salon's most enthusiastic and talented hair stylists/colorists. He is proficient in hair coloring and hair designing and chose his vocation because he has great appeal to create a palate of beauty with hair. His clients not only receive the best attention he can provide but always leave very satisfied with his work. He has continued to advance his education throughout the years by attending various hair coloring and hair designing classes which have kept him up to date with the latest methods, techniques and services.
Eddie Leonetti is one of Howard Kurtz Salons most trained stylists. In 1985, Eddie graduated from The Vidal Sassoon Academy and soon joined the team of hairstylist's at Barron's in Studio City which was one of the most established celebrity salons in the valley. At Barron's, Eddie cut and styled hair for celebrities such as Eric Estrada, Paul Reiser, Robin Reach and Robert Zemeckis.
For the past 14 years, Eddie has specialized in men's haircuts at Howard Kurtz Salon but also has worked to style and give cuts to women as well.
Ashley Noelle Beltran is a colorist and stylist and is licensed. Ashley trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy and is trained in the Keratin Complex Smoothing System as well. In addition, she is certified in Global Keratin. Ashley has always been committed to continuing her education in the latest hair styles and color techniques. She has an artistic ability and is always keen on sharing her creative ideas with clients.
Ruh Webb is one of Howard Kurtz Salons' leading stylist and colorists. Webb is Redken certified as a hair colorist and a former salon owner now focusing on her individual practice.
Patty Ortega is one of Howard Kurtz Salon's most enthusiastic and talented hair stylists/colorists. She is licensed and her education includes training in hair extensions, up-do's, Global Keratin and thermal styling. She prides herself on giving her clients the total package, offering coloring, cutting, styling in a pleasurable environment.
Debora is a leading stylist and colorist at Howard Kurtz Salon and is fully licensed. Her education includes the prestigious Vidal Sassoon in London (Advanced Cutting / Coloring), Redken (Coloring and Up-Do's) as well as Martin Parsons Hands On Training by Martin in Up-Do Styling. Her passion has always been cutting, coloring and styling for her satisfied clients.
Julie Ann is a professional hair-designer. She is passionate about her craft, and believes continuous education is key to maintaining a fresh approach to the ever changing needs and desires of her clients. With her extensive experience and talents in hair design and coloring, you will feel refreshed and excited with a tailor made hairstyle designed to fit your lifestyle, face shape, and skin tone.
Zully Altamirano is a stylist and licensed colorist. Trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy as well as Redken 5th Ave, American Crew and Paul Mitchell, Zully is one of Howard Kurtz Salons most experienced stylist.
Zully fell in love with the hair industry when she spent a week at her cousin's salon in South America. Over a couple decades later, she is still in love with doing hair and all the artistic and social aspects of it.
Shawna Burns is a licensed as a stylist and colorist at the Howard Kurtz Salon. She gives her clients only the best and latest styling. She has a passion for being a hairdresser and embraces the challenge of a color correction for any of her clients. Shawna's specialties include color service as well as haircuts and styling.
Kimberly Rosenberg, founder of Virtue & Vixen, has been connecting with women and empowering them to feel and be their best with her makeup artistry since 1998. Shortly after, in 2002, eyebrow design and skincare became a speciality as well.
Her artistry has walked the red carpet for the Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys, Emmys, People’s Choice Awards, and more. In addition, Kimberly’s work has been featured in prestigious magazines such as Inside Weddings, Brides, The Knot and DuJour.
Through her personal journey of teaching and practicing yoga, volunteering for Peace Over Violence as a Crisis Intervention Counselor and Advocate she continues developing a grounded and well-rounded relationship between inner and outer beauty. It is with her multi-faceted skills and roles, she continues to empower women to develop their relationship with beauty from the inside, out.
Clients walk away from Kimberly’s makeup chair with fresh skin, perfected eyebrows, red carpet ready makeup and confidence that lights up the night sky.
Since the age of 12, Gina Affentranger always wanted to do make-up. As a child, Gina was always doing before & after photos on girls who lived in the neighborhood. At 17, she studied to get her esthetician license and by 18 was working with Sebastian on their artistic team. Affentranger then worked for M.A.C. which lead to her eventual career in the TV and film industry. After 3 years, she was in charge of her first bridal job and was hooked. Shaping eyebrows also became a favorite and in 1998 she founded her company 'Simple Beauty'.
From Wednesday thru Saturday, Gina specializes in eyebrow design, brow and lash tinting. In addition, make-up lessons and brides-to-be services are offered.
Mary Stewart is a licensed manicurist and is Howard Kurtz Salons leading nail care professional. Only using a variety of quality products for her clients, she now also utilizes Gelish Polish which is a wonderful product which lasts a full 2 weeks and keeps its shine.
Full of purpose and desire, Dana Derrick studied and graduated in 1996 from Los Angeles based Newberry School of Beauty with a most coveted Esthetician license and has since been licensed for 15 years. Dana then studied and was certified with prestigious companies such as Dermalogica and Bio-Elements. Eager to prove her skills to the world, Dana began working at the reputable Spa Thira company and soon transitioned into Pink Cheeks, a highly regarded Hollywood hot spot salon where she honed and improved her skills even further. Always on the cutting edge and consistently looking for advancement, she opened her own Esthetician business in 2003, labeling her newfound enterprise 'The Honey Suite'. The business was created for clients to feel at home and to give clients a personal, rewarding experience when it came to beauty and care. Her personal yet professional approach has been her signature stamp, giving her business from housewives and single folks to Hollywood's A-List celebrities.