Designers

  • Ric Salvadalena
      Ric SalvadalenaOwner & Master Stylist

      Ric, as part-owner and master stylist, ensures the quality of all aspects of the salon experience in addition to maintaining a full time schedule for his haircutting clients.  He brings an enormous depth of experience at the highest level of the industry. As leader of the Artistic Team at the premier salon system in the Pacific Northwest, he led his team of top designers as they prepared photo shoots, organized fashion shows, and delivered education at prestigious industry events in the US and Europe. Ric’s travels have given him a worldly design perspective.  However, after seven years in the city, he has tailored his work to Austin’s unique lifestyle – fashionable, current hair with a focus on ease of styling and respect for the individual client.  Ric’s leadership ensures that the Brian Charles team provides the best, most consistent possible customer experience.

    • Hajer Cellura
        Hajer CelluraDesigner

        Everyone loves a stylist who takes in what a client says, offers her own perspective, and turns it into transformative work that complements their lifestyle.  Hajer was trained in Dallas and has been cutting hair in Austin for almost five years.  Her customers value her listening skill, respect her modern perspective, and rave about her upbeat personality behind the chair.

      • Gabby Gallegos
          Gabby GallegosDesigner

          Gabby realized her passion early in life and has grown into an artist with a diverse range of skills.  Her ability to turn a vision into reality is why we also think she’s one of the best bridal and up-do designers around.  Gabby can design hair that’s funky and fun or classic and chic – and she does it all with a refined touch that comes from experience in fashion shows and weddings, and a measure of confidence that comes from her always-happy clientele.

        • Jennifer Johnson
            Jennifer JohnsonDesigner

            New to the Austin area, Jen brings us 13 years of haircutting experience from the premier salon system in the Pacific Northwest and a few years at an upscale salon in Los Angeles.  In her promising career, she has styled hair for independent films, corporate training videos, and a few celebrity clients. She has also spent time as a full time educator before moving back to the salon floor to handle a full time clientele and became lead educator for multiple product lines. Her commitment to customer service and uncompromising professional approach make her an exciting and important part of our team.

          • Anna O
              Anna ODesigner

              Anna brings 20 years of experience to her role as a designer at Brian Charles.  Trained at the top salon in the Phoenix / Scottsdale area, her French-inspired technique has been continually kept current through her dedication to education.   Working with the client’s natural texture, Anna creates movement and energy with each finished look.

              Whether it’s a workshop for Bumble in New York, styling on-air TV talent, or running her own successful business behind the chair; Anna’s dedication to finding success and inspiration makes her a perfect fit in the Brian Charles team.