Team Brush

Maureen Scafuri

Style Extraordinaire and owner of Brush Salon.
Over thirteen years of experience in color and cutting has earned Maureen Scafuri an accomplished reputation as one of Orange County’s premier stylists. Educated at the international icon of hair, Toni & Guy North America, Maureen has worked with numerous top stylists and salons. After her 2001 graduation, she launched her career to establishing strong clientele and an art to precision cutting and coloring.

Maureen is recognized as one of Orange County’s most esteemed stylists. With such talents and creative vision, opening her own salon was the next step. Maureen’s expert technique and the understanding of clients needs is Brush’s spectacular example of success.

“Beauty is adapting to the ever-changing lifestyles of clients. The best thing you can do is listen,” expresses Maureen.

Marie Sears

Stylist / Make-Up / Hair Extension Specialist
Through her passion, skills and attention to detail, Marie takes great care when listening to her clients wants and needs, insuring that they leave looking and feeling their best. Marie specializes in color and cutting as well as updo styles and makeup for special events. Marie is Master Certified in Hair Extensions, trained to do several different application techniques specific to fit the clients hair type and lifestyle. Marie herself struggled for years with fine hair until she added hair extensions to fill in her areas that are especially fine. She points out that hair extensions aren’t just for the younger crowd who want to add length but can be a confidence boost for someone, young or old struggling with fine or thinning hair. She is also trained and certified in Eyelash Extensions as well as being trained and certified in the Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment. Marie loves being creative and is dedicated to continuos education.

Briana Pender

Briana has been pursuing her passion for hairstyling for over 5 years. Initial instruction began at Golden West Cosmetology from there she continued her education with the extensive training of Toni and Guy. With this multitude of experience she has acquired the fundamentals of cut and color as well as numerous advanced techniques. She has also obtained ample experience with up-styling while working on location for artistic photo shoots, fashion shows, weddings, and special events. Briana enjoys the creativity the industry allows.

Jenny Turley

Jenny has worked in the industry for over ten years and has loved every minute. She started her career with Paul Mitchell the School. After graduation, she trained and worked for five years as a precision cutter at Toni and Guy. Having the desire to master coloring and other services as well, Jenny decided to move on to opportunities that allow her to better meet the needs of her clients. She continues to further her education by continually taking classes and keeping up with new trends. She also specializes in all types of hair extensions. Jenny believes in listening to individual client requests and then personalizing services that will fit the client’s wishes and lifestyle.

Gia Almassi

After graduating from Paul Mitchell, The School in 2005, Gia continued her education through Toni & Guy, where she studied through their intensive cut and color programs. This blend of training from the top schools in the nation ensured that she received a cutting-edge industry education and allows her to adapt to a variety of client needs with the utmost precision and quality.

In addition to her skills as a hairdresser and colorist, she is also certified in the Keratin Complex smoothing treatment, Brazilian Blowout, and Yuko straightening and is particularly talented when working with thick or curly hair. Gia has a strong passion for fashion and beauty and strives to always stay current in the latest trends and techniques. She enjoys the innovative outlet that creative color provides and also specializes in Balayage on all hair types and textures!

Sarah Dyer

Bio coming soon…

Michelle McQueen

Michelle McQueen is passionate about delivering an exceptional cut and color experience by taking the time and care to actively listen to a client’s wants and needs and doing a thorough consultation. Clients benefit from Michelle’s 20 years of salon experience combined with a broad base of cut and coloring education that includes hundreds of hours in training with industry leading brands Toni & Guy, TiGi, Kerastase, and L’Oreal.

Julianne McLaughlan

Julianne McLaughlan began her career with a mentorship by world renowned master stylist James Morrison and brought her expertise to the prestigious Brush Salon. She is extremely passionate about hair, and the integrity of performing exceptional salon services. She is classicly trained by L’Oreal Professional and has worked with numerous high profile artist perfecting her craft.  Now a sought after stylist she specializes in natural looking highlights, balayage  customized all over color,  specialty updos and complementing hair cuts. Schedule your next color, cutting or styling session with Julianne today.

Michaela Becker

Stylist/ Make-up Artist
Michaela has always had a passion and empathy for people. She initially started her education at Concordia University Irvine as a Psychology major, and graduated in 2012. Shortly after, she decided to pursue her other passion, hair and makeup. She received her cosmetology license at Paul Mitchell The School Costa Mesa. Specializing in color, cut, and makeup, she loves to transform her clients into their most confident selves. She always puts her clients first and truly values their relationship. Michaela has a passion for learning new techniques and is constantly pursuing further education in the beauty industry.

Danielle Strohm

Danielle is a dual-licensed stylist in cosmetology and barbering. After receiving formal training with Bellus Academy, she actively pursued advanced training in Toni and Guy techniques for cutting and color. She stays up to date by continuing her education with classes routinely and closely following the latest trends. Danielle has been able to participate in Fashion Week San Diego, and mentored by top stylists in brands such as L’Oréal, Toni and Guy, Wella, and Nioxin. Her attention to detail and ability to listen to her client’s needs gives each session a personalized and valued experience. Danielle specializes in Barbering but has a creative passion for customized hair color and blonding techniques.

Ann Marie Morahan

Salon Coordinator at Brush Salon

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