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         Nirvana Artists

Laure Chicoine

Owner/Master Artist

Lauré is one of the highest requested stylists in Northern California. With twenty years of experience she has won several awards in hairstyling and business, including voted "Best Salon" in Metro's Reader's Poll 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000.

Her expertise is in creating the perfect style for one's face shape, lifestyle and hair. She created Nirvana in 1985 when she discovered the severe lack of soul in the hairdressing industry. She integrated the use of aromatherapy and massage into the salon experience to help calm and relax the senses.

Nirvana has been opened since 1991 and continues to be a salon ahead of its time. Nirvana became the first ever "Certified Green" Aveda Concept Salon in Silicon Valley in September, 2008. This came after many changes made by Lauré and her staff to become even more eco-friendly. Lauré's dedication to a green lifestyle extends into her personal life as a mother and advocate for home safe products for children and pets. She is also an organic gardener in her spare time.

Randi Rogers

New Talent Artist

Randi graduated from the Paul Mitchell Academy in June of 2015 and apprenticed under Linda Vo / Color Specialist and Nirvana Alumni. Her education consists of the Vidal Sassoon ABC Haircutting course, Honzo Cutting, Fanola Asian Blonding, advanced upstyling with Aquage and Oribe. Her specialty is Balayage, Sun Kissed Highligting, and Color Correction. She will continue her education through AVEDA and in salon classes at Nirvana. In her spare time she loves the outdoors, hiking, boating, and being with family.

Mel Perez


New Talent Artist

Mel joined our team in the winter of 2017 after assisting Linda Vo, a Nirvana Alumni. She is a talented young artist with a passion for special occasion hair and make up. She is a traveling on location artist that works throughout the SF Bay Area. Mel is advancing her career through apprenticing Lauré and our other Advanced Artists. In her down time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family... and shopping for cool shoes.

Sarah Davidson


New Talent Artist

Sarah joined our team in the winter of 2017 after a 3 year hands on experience at a national chain salon. She received advanced haircutting and blowdry training as well as salon time management.
She is very personable, warm hearted and easy to talk to. Sarah continues to advance her talents through in-salon training and Aveda classes. In her spare time she enjoys books, listening to music and experiencing nature.

Brenda Espinola

Guest Services / Make Up Artist


Brenda brings a smile to everyone's face with her effervesent pressence. She will help you schedule your visits, help you with your checkouts, and even do your make up!! 

Associate Artists


Associate artists work independantly with NIRVANA, to schedule online with an
Associate Artists please visit www.styleseat.com and search by name

Shawnaleigh Shiroma-Jones

Associate Artist

Shawnaleigh has been an influential stylist and mentor to all of us here at Nirvana. She had been with Nirvana for over 12 years before leaving to try out other salons around the area. She returned to Nirvana in the Summer of 2014 after realizing the Aveda Experience and Nirvana were better suited for her. She has had 12 years experience of Aveda Education and specializes in advanced color applications and artistic placement. She is also an extension specialist using the tape and bonding method. In her spare time she loves spending time with her new baby and family as well as taking advanced industry classes to further her education. She caters to an exclusive clientele and has limited availability, but if you would like to inquire about an appointment please contact the salon.

Terra Nieto

Associate Artist / Guest Master Stylist

Terra Nieto/Guest Master Stylist

Terra will be relocating to Southern California in the fall of 2006 to pursue her career in fashion design. She will returning to Nirvana as a Guest Artist throughout the end of the year. She will be available by advanced appointment only. We wish her much success in the future! Terra relocated to the West Hollywood area in 2006 where she is working on a fashion line and continuing her hairdressing in the L.A. area. She returns to Nirvana every 6 weeks as a Guest Artist. She is our premier curly hair specialist and has an amazing talent for taiming and enhancing naturally curly hair. She brings a fresh off the runway feel to all her clients with new ideas and looks from the fashion industry.

Nicole Hayden

Associate Artist

Nicole joined our team in 2008 and has excelled as an excellent hair stylist and colorist. She is a blonde expert and has a great eye for achieving the perfect tone. She is expanding her education with Hair Color Magic courses and Jon Reyman Pro courses. She also loves to go camping and spend time with her children when she is not working her magic behind the chair.

Laura Miceli

Associate Artist

Laura joined the Nirvana team in early spring of 2009. She has quickly shown us her skills as an event stylist and model in a spring fashion show for Barbarella Beauty Botique and Bella James in Willow Glen, April 2009.

Laura is an expert in striking color formulations and incredible reds. She also has very customizable color placement techniques. She has a very strait and honest approach to hairdressing, always giving the best advice when it comes to expectations and maintenance. Along with incredible hair skills, she’s an awesome make-up artist. She loves the seasonal Aveda Make-up Collections and will always show you a few tips if you ask. Outside of work, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, watching current Netflix series like Dexter and The Office and exploring all kinds of food venues including Moveable Feasts. She also is very crafty and can knit just about anything!!

Tiffany Esparza

Associate Artist

Tiffany began her hairdressing career at Nirvana in 2009 as an Apprentice Stylist - Jr. Stylist. She left us in 2013 to train and experience other salons. She has returned to her roots back at Nirvana as of the fall 2015. She has taken advanced training with Vidal Sassoon and is completing courses with Aveda in Deep Fushion Color, Balayage and Artistic Color. Her specialties are free formed haircuts, A-Line bobs and artistic color placement. She is very knowledgable in Aveda products and is often referred to as our “Aveda Mixologist” and create unique hair product cocktails. In her spare time she enjoys taking hair classes, spending time with her sons, vintage shopping, art and music.