Haim Knister

Haim Knister

CEO | Master Stylist
From his beginnings as a Stylist’s apprentice in Tel Aviv with one of Israel’s most noted professionals, to his acclaimed full service exclusive Salon in Del Mar, California, Haim Knister has enjoyed a very colorful and successful career in the beauty and fashion industry. In his early 20’s Haim ventured to London to continue his advance training under Vidal Sassoon.
In 1974 Haim moved to the United States where he established his career with three salons in the Midwest. In 1989, his dream to create a one of a kind color group became a reality when he opened Haim Ltd. Salon; a full service exclusive Salon in Del Mar, one of the finest beauty and fashion destinations in Southern California. He has worked with Logics and L’Oreal and for the last several years has shared his knowledge and experience as a premier educator for Eufora Int’l and his salon is noted as one of the nation’s leading Eufora Salons.

 

 

Sonya Talamantes

Hairstylist | Make-Up Artist
As a former Costume designer, Sonya always had a passion for design, fashion and art. This is where she developed a love and appreciation for hair and makeup. Thereafter, she attended Joe Blasco Professional makeup institute in Hollywood, where she was certified in beauty and special FX makeup.
As our head makeup artist with over 13 years’ experience, she enjoys taking part in collaborating mixed media arts such as film, television, photography, runway fashion, bridal and special event makeup. As a stylist at Haim salon she has attended educational classes in advanced cutting techniques in Foundations; a British cutting system, Via; a French cutting system, Men’s barbering, Razor Trends, Creative cutting and Master Styling. Her training in color is just as extensive with education from Wella, Enjoy, L’Oreal, Redken, Schwarzkopf, Eufora, Davines and Balayage; a French highlighting technique.

Sonya has worked at all three of our locations and now resides at The Del Mar Plaza and The Park Hyatt Aviara. As a Stylist, and Makeup Artist she continues to pursue her passion and education in the beauty industry to always stay atop of the latest trends.
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Jenny Moreno Hairstylist

Jenny Moreno

Hairstylist | Make-Up Artist
Jenny is a passionate and skilled Hair Professional, who has attended the Vidal Sassoon Academy in 2008, where she has lengthened her vast knowledge in hair cutting skills. She has enriched her expertise in the hair industry. Jenny is a Make-up Artist, who not only specializes in runway bridal stage, photo shoots, post surgery make-up, but in Mature Skin, as well as her creative involvement in a variety of other special events. With her dynamic personality, she has fluently stayed ahead with the latest trends in the fashion &beauty industry. Jenny is a certified regional educator for Eufora International. She has attended Men’s Contemporary hair cutting workshops, where it has permitted her to utilize proficient barbering techniques to customize men’s hair needs accordingly. She is trained in various hair extension techniques, and has currently attended the American Board of Certifications Hair Colorist Institute.

Jenny is always willing to listen, share her practice taking in consideration an individual’s skin tone, particular hair type, face shape, and most of all, lifestyle.

Ana Luepton

Hairstylist | Make-Up Artist | Nail Technician
Ana has been a professional in the industry for over 9 years and is certified for color, cutting, up-do’s, wedding make-up, photoshoot make-up, runway and special effects hair and make-up. Ana’s passion for the Beauty Industry started while working as a Freelance Make-Up Artist. Wanting to further her career, Ana attended Bellus Academy–A Vidal Sassoon Academy and graduated in 2009.
Ana’s love for hair and the industry has allowed her to continue growing her skills with extensive cutting skills training such as Eufora Foundations, Via (French Cutting) and ABC Vidal Sassoon Cutting System. She has also received advanced color training with L’Oreal, Vidal Sassoon and Eufora.

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Ana Boggiano Hairstylist and Make-Up Artist
Heidi Ventura

Heidi Ventura

Hairstylist
At a young age, Heidi was inspired by the art and culture of Chicago and its museums and special events. Heidi enjoyed creating art work of various mediums as a child but especially enjoyed experimenting with makeup and hair on her friends and relatives. She moved to San Diego at 17 years of age, completed high school, and went on to study art history and cosmetology at San Diego City College. She earned her license and trained under Sal Montanga in San Diego learning curly hair, perm and color techniques.
Additionally she earned a Framesi advanced color certification, took Paul Mitchell advanced cutting classes, and pursued extensive Rusk training. Heidi returned to Chicago refining her skills by training with Maxine Kroll of Maxine Ltd (Sassoon techniques) and with Andreas Zafiridas of Salon Buzz (point cutting and dry cutting techniques) as well as Bumble and Bumble classes. Returning to San Diego, Heidi has continued her education with chemical hair straightening, cutting, and hair color. Having to deal with the challenges of her own thick, wavy hair, Heidi is especially sensitive with unusual requests that any of her clients may have. Sharing her talents with clients is her joy and gift to them.

Education:
Sal Montanga in San Diego

Profession:
Stylist

Katie Mugleston

Color Specialist | Hairstylist | Make-Up Artist
Katie has had a passion for hairdressing and make-up her entire life. She has been in the industry for just over 10 years. As a graduate from Paul Mitchell the school in San Diego, she has had extensive training in precision cutting and color. Katie went on from school to assist the Artistic Director of Schwartzkopf and Toni & Guy for two years, with her focus being on a Master Colorist.
 Katie is a Color Specialist at Haim Salon at the Grand Del Mar and a Eufora Elite team member. Katie has had advanced color training with, Davines, Schwartzkopf, L’Oreal, L’Oreal Inoa, Redken, and Paul Mitchell color lines. You can see her passion for the industry in her work, while she continues to grow in this industry with haircutting, color and make-up.

 

 

Education:
Paul Mitchell

Profession:
Color Specialist
Stylist
Make-up Artist

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Alayna Sigurdson

Color Specialist | Hairstylist | Make-Up Artist
Alayna’s passion for art and beauty led her to pursue it professionally in 2008. Once graduated from Hoss Lee Academy, her education continued in Northern California where she received advanced training from one of the top Vidal Sassoon Educators with a Masters Degree in Art and Mathematics. This opportunity taught Alayna the technique of mapping individual hair dimensions, leading to specialized cuts angled to exemplify a person’s best features, as well as creating a unique blend of colors to make each style come to life.
Alayna continued to share her love for beauty when she began specializing in transformations and special event styling. In 2013, Alayna’s pursuit for expertise in her craft led her to Orange County where she worked under celebrity stylists; Cristophe Schattman and Scott Fontana. Their lessons taught her advanced cutting and styling techniques.
She now resides in San Diego, creating her dream at Haim Salon in The Grand Del Mar Resort where she specializes in creating individual looks for each guest through a specific combination of cut, color, and makeup for any occasion. She has received advanced training with Eufora, Wella, Schwartzkopf, L’Oreal Pro, L’Oreal Inoa, Enjoy, Mac, Mirabella, and Jane Iredale.
Whether you are looking to emphasis your natural beauty or searching for a new reflection, Alayna will craft a plan to achieve your most ambitious goals.

Education:
Hoss Lee Academy

Profession:
Cut
Style
Make-Up

Brigette Hobbs

Hairstylist | Make-Up Artist
Brigette graduated from Palomar Institute of Cosmetology and received her license in 2010. Her passion for makeup is what started her journey into the beauty industry. She always enjoyed making people feel beautiful and knew this is what she wanted to do. She started her training with Toni & Guy and went through an extensive assistant program before coming to Haim Salon.
She has also been to advanced training with Bumble & Bumble and Aveda. Brigette has worked at Haim Salon for almost 2 years now and has been our Salon Coordinator, Assistant, and now a Stylist. She has been certified by Eufora in Foundations;a British cutting system, and plans to keep furthering her knowledge and skills. Being in the industry for 4 years, her passion keeps growing and she plans to become a color specialist.

Education:
Palomar Institute of Cosmetology

Profession:
Stylist

Brigette Hobbs Hairstylist
Karla Jiminez

Karla Jimenez

Hairstylist | Make-Up Artist
From a young age Karla knew the beauty industry was her passion. She studied at Bellus Academy after graduating high school; where she learned Vidal Sassoon ABCs cutting system, Wella hair color, Eufora Foundations, and was certified as a Makeup Artist. She has continued her education with Napoleon Perdis and Smashbox Makeup, Redken hair color, and Rodney Cutler haircuts.

Her Makeup skills include bridal, glamour, and high fashion. Her passion for hair color, particularly natural looking blondes, has inspired her to continually seek out the finest product available. Eufora has become her favorite color line to work with in her 6 years of experience. Karla is also certified in OPI gel manicures and provides excellent nail services at our resort locations. Traveling to fashion capitals of the world including Paris, Spain, and Mexico City has inspired her creativity with new and exciting skills to share. Seeing her clients beeming with delight says it all!

Education:
Bellus Academy

Profession:
Stylist
Make-up Artist