Salon Raquel

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Hair Salon in Folsom California | A private upscale studio | Rachel Rivera

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Rachel Rivera

Owner / Stylist

I'm a 2007 graduate of Paul Mitchell the School. Since obtaining my cosmetology license I have invested in over 120 hours of advanced education at the Vidal Sassoon Academy, Los Angeles. The advanced education has included Vidal Sassoon's "ABC's of Cutting", "Cutting & Coloring" and "Creative Cutting" classes, some of which were taught by Vidal Sassoon's most talented artists like Stephen Moody, Vidal Sassoon's International Executive Director at the time.  I'm currently working on obtaining my Master Color Expert certification through Wella the Studio in Los Angeles, which I am VERY excited about!  I will also be obtaining my certification in Natural Beaded Row Hair Extensions in November of 2018.  Educating myself and constantly learning by being the student is what I believe fuels my creativity, but also enables me to offer my clients the very best! 

My vision and dream since becoming a hairstylist has been simple, I want to make people feel good inside and out.  I absolutely love the creative outlet that my job gives me! Not to mention the relationships that I have developed over the years with my clients...they truly are family to me.  If you want a stylist that LISTENS to your needs then I am the stylist for you.

When I'm not working in the salon, I am spending time with my 8 year old son, Gabriel, and friends.  I enjoy all that Northern California has to offer, so if the sun is shining, we are in the car headed to the nearest beach!

Other Experience:

Instructor for Senior Classes at Paul Mitchell the School, Sacramento, CA 2012

Instructor for Senior Classes at Marinello Schools of Beauty, Sacramento, CA 2012

Donate my services for various charities, Folsom, CA 2008 - present

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Lindsey Jensen

Hair Stylist

I bring over 12 years of experience to Salon Raquel Folsom.  I attended Citrus Heights Beauty Academy in 2004 and in 2005 became a licensed cosmetologist. I have extensive training with formulation in both Redken & Wella color. I have taken various advanced education classes throughout my career including, CosmoProf Hair Shows and Salon Centric Platform Artists. I specialize in organic lived in hair color with techniques like Balyage, Ombre, Melts, babylights, and multi-dimensional color stages including highlighting and grey coverage.

I find it essential to consider my client’s lifestyle and maintenance desires when designing their new look. In order to do this I keep myself up to date with the latest industry trends. The beauty industry itself inspired me to become a hairstylist. I gravitated towards the artistry and the science behind the color.  Honestly I love the way I feel after receiving an incredible color and cut. My main objective is to give my clients the same experience. Customer service is of the highest importance to me and it shows in my extensive consultations and drive to surpass my clients expectations. When I am not in the salon, I am spending time with my two kids and friends and family. I am currently a part-time stylist at Salon Raquel and I am taking new clients.  The day I am currently available is Sunday only.   Call me to book an appointment (530) 305-8099

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Melissa Whitman

Hair Stylist

I bring over 15 years of experience to Salon Raquel.  I graduated at the top of my class in 2003 from the Paris Beauty College in Concord, CA.  My first year as a licensed cosmetologist, I assisted in a bay area salon where I learned more about creating personal looks with both color and artistic cutting techniques for all types of hair textures and lengths.  This is where I truly fell in love with the feeling of how my talents could impact a person’s self-confidence.   When you sit in my chair, you can expect a very thorough consultation and trust that I am listening to your needs, and I will deliver what you are asking for.  I am currently working part time and I am available 2 days a week.  Please call me to book an appointment (925) 584-6077.