Sarah Krolak

Sarah Krolak has been a stylist for over 7 years. After training under Larry and Stephanie Cohen (salon owners with over 30 years experience), she furthered her education at Toni and Guy and Vidal Sassoon. After studying barbering at Vidal Sassoon Academy, she refined her skills at men’s hair cutting and short hair cutting. Sarah also has a passion for color, creating beautiful natural tones, or fun expressive colors. She has extensive experience in cutting all types of hair, and is able to create flattering shapes for every woman. She strives to make every client feel welcome and well cared for. You will leave the salon feeling confident and polished.

Christopher Asiatico
Hairstylist | Make-up Artist

Christopher Asiatico has been a Hairstylist and Make-up Artist in the Ventura County community for 15 years. Christopher is Vidal Sassoon trained and certified and takes classes and is constantly in the know on the latest trends and techniques within his industry. Christopher has an eye for color and hair cutting for each individual that is in his chair. His touch is golden and you will always leave the salon feeling beautiful and having his signature flair. Christopher is also a very talented and artistic Make-up artist. He has trained with celebrity Make-up artist Jeanine Lobell and has worked for companies such as MAC, Smashbox studios, and Stila. Christopher has vast knowledge and experience with his craft. His technique is flawless with precision perfection.

Stephanie Throgmorton
Stylist | Colorist

Stephanie Throgmorton trained at Paul Mitchell School and specialized in hair cutting and color. After receiving her license she went onto assist for a year and a half to perfect her skills. She now has been working behind the chair for over four and a half years. With the training and knowledge she received she is able to find the most flattering hair style and color best suited for her individual clients needs. They all leave her chair satisfied with exquisitely cut and colored hair

Kris Hicks
Stylist | Colorist

I have been a hair stylist for 8 years. I specialize in color corrections, highlights and up do’s for weddings, proms and special events. I travel for weddings and special events, as well. I am a graduate of Vidal Sassoon of their comprehensive hair cutting class. Being a hair dresser has always been my passion and that comes through in my clients color and styles.

Meri Miller
Eyebrow | Make-Up Artist

I have been doing makeup and eyebrow shaping for over 10 years. I have worked for some of the best cosmetic companies, like M.A.C, CHANEL and Smashbox, which have helped me to develop my own personal line, MAQUIADORA COSMETICS. Over the years, I have worked on music videos, films, photo shoots and done countless weddings. I specialize in creating flawless skin and balancing features to enhance individual beauty. I am also passionate about creating perfect eyebrows! Come by and let me help you with all your beauty needs!

Gina Brooks Bray
Stylist | Colorist

Hi, my name is Gina Brooks Bray and I’m happy to be a part of the Sweet Nine Hair Salon family. I have been a hairstylist for 24 years in the Conejo valley and love what I do! I specialize in cutting/style, color, color correction, bridal and formal occasion hair. The color lines I use and have training in are Redken, Matrix, and Goldwell. I also offer an ammonia free hair color from Chi. I look forward to providing you with an enjoyable experience at Sweet 9.

Kelly Laporte
Stylist | Colorist

When clients leave Kelly Laporte’s chair, they have not only an exciting hairstyle, but also a boost of confidence. Kelly’s core training is Vidal Sassoon, and she is well-versed in Redken, Wella, Enjoy and Brazilian Smoothing training. Kelly’s continuing education establishes her as an extraordinary stylist, adding flair to any project she takes on. Not only does she have dedicated clients, Kelly is also a dedicated stylist, with over 20 years in the industry! Her personable nature and multi-dimensional talents are qualities that she shares with each client at Sweet 9.

Shane Hooper

Shane Hooper is a stylist with his own creative style and flair. He is passionate about his work and always takes time to listen to what his clients want while sharing what he thinks will work best for their hair, face structure and life style. Shane prides himself on giving each client his individual care and attention. He decided to become a stylist after working as a Graphic Designer for years, and still uses these skills to help support Sweet9 salon and its team of stylists. He felt his creative talent was needed somewhere else, and after getting his stylist license, he continuously refines his skills by staying active in education with Vidal Sassoon, Redken and Enjoy. He enjoys staying abreast of the latest styles and techniques. Stylists Sam Villa, Angel de Solar and George Garcia serve as inspiration to him.

Jessica Leigh Tanner
Stylist | Colorist

A friendly upbeat attitude with a intimate knowledge and passion for the beauty industry. Seven years of experience PLUS extensive Cosmetology courses. Jessica specializes in Cutting, Coloring, Hair Extensions, Brazilian Keratin Treatments, Special events Hair Styles, Up-Do’s, scalp massaging, dry scalp treatments and blow dry styling. With a certification from Brazilian Blowout and advanced training from Paul Mitchell, Goldwell, KMS, Redken and Enjoy I guarantee all of my services and go above and beyond for all of clients. My creativity comes out when it comes to multi-dimensional color, highlighting, and block coloring. Since I am always keeping up on current trends I’m able to deliver the most current look to every client that sits in my chair, new or returning. My services include design cuts, color, highlighting, chemical straightening, updos, event styling, and much more!

Steffani Fell
Stylist | Colorist

Steffani Fell has been a hairstylist specializing in cut and color for over 15 years having had extensive training with the Allen Edwards team. From the very beginning her eye for haircuts has been spot on. She will give you an amazing blow-dry with shine and pizazz, plus she also offers the the Brazilian Blowout. You will always leave with a smile!

Cathy Stratemeyer
Stylist | Colorist

Cathy Stratemeyer has been a stylist for over 20 years specializing in cutting and coloring. She uses her magic fingers to make your hair look as shiny and healthy as possible. The care she puts into each appointment shows and you’ll always leave looking your absolute best.