CHRISTIAN SALAZAR   Christian has worked IN NYC for the past 10 years.  He approaches hair with the sensibility of an artist and looks at it as part of a bigger painting.  His original training was at the Aveda NY salon where he was a cutting/coloring educator.  Several years ago he moved from the salon into the world of fashion.  He can be seen each season backstage during New York fashion week helping to enhance the vision of many leading fashion designers.  His clients include Badgley MIschka, Peter Sorn and Betsey Johnson to name just a few.  But whether on the runway or in the salon, Christian's commitment to excellence in hairstyling is complete.

Our Stylists

The success of Hale not only lies in our commitment to working in a cleaner, healthier environment but in the talent and expertise of our stylists.  EACH STYLIST THAT WORKS AT HALE, HAS YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WORKING IN MANY DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF THE INDUSTRY. THEIR VAST KNOWLEDGE IS APPLIED TO EACH AND EVERY CLIENT AND THE RESULTS SHOW IT.
DALE IM  Working in the Cosmetology Industry for almost a decade,  Dale Im's artistic talents include, but are not limited to Colorist and Hair Extensions Specialist.  Previously working with John Masters Organics has given Dale a strong education in an organic-based approach to hair care.   Dale works with an eclectic group of clientele that extends  from accelerated fashion shows and photo shoots  to one-on-one consultations that can help achieve anyone's ideal vision.
GABRIELLE VAUTRAIN   Gabrielle has worked in the hair industry for over 20 years.  She is a master in precision hair styling from Vidal Sassoon Training in NYC and London.  She worked for John Dellaria Soho, which is an Inter-coiffure salon.  There she traveled throughout the country with team Dellaria at expo trade shows showing off  her new and inventive styles. Gabrielle started her venture in organic styling over 10 years ago when she teamed up with John Masters Organics in Soho where she developed her skills in organic styling with Open-air and Chemical-free environment as her main objective.
Gabrielle is now a Master stylist at Hale salon where she has brought her skills as a chemical-free organic-minded hairstylist.  She will cut your hair to update your look and make your hair maintenance easier.easier
JOE MURRAY   Joe started styling as a way to pay for his fine arts studies in college.  His background in art led to a unique approach to hair.  Photographers and designers noticed his singular creativity early on and he was enlisted to work on many advertising and editorial photo shoots.  During that time he also created many looks for the fashion runways of New York.   But Joe, in taking a holistic look at his own life, realized that he felt more fulfilled in the salon.

Early in his career, Joe discovered he had a chemical sensitivity.  During that time, he worked for many traditional salons but could not deny that his reactions were worsening.   As a result, he searched for a cleaner working environment.  That search led him to join the staff at the John Masters Organic Salon.

When Masters' Salon closed, Joe sought to expand the concept of a clean-air environment on his own.  With that in mind, Joe built Hale, where the motto is "As Chemically Free as We Can Be."  Joe believes that there are enough environmental stresses in the world already.  He is committed to helping his clients find a cleaner alternative for keeping their hair beautiful.

KIKI   Kiki's work is very much about tailoring her skills to suit her clients personal aesthetic, while celebrating self love, self care and self expression! Kiki’s passion for doing hair sparked in The City of Brotherly Love. Graduating from the distinguished Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, Kiki already had over 5 years assisting experience, one of the salons being the first organically based salon in Philadelphia. Being new to the world of organic beauty, Kiki took as many educational classes and workshops as possible. She became well-versed in over fourteen organic product and color lines, discovering her deep rooted passion and dedication to executing her skills with quality organic products.

Wanting to further her career, she leapt at the chance to open a new organic salon with four of her fellow stylists. Helping build a new salon from the ground up was a challenge Kiki embraced, allowing her to grow significantly as a stylist, sharing her light and love for the industry and mother earth. Having fallen in love with San Francisco while visiting a friend, and craving growth in a place that would offer her new experiences, Kiki packed up her car and drove across country. Her ten year journey was to be continued in the bay area. Kiki has since moved back east to be closer to family, but didn’t want to lose her west coast lifestyle so she travels back every eight weeks to her second home, The Plum Organic Beauty in San Francisco. While back east, Kiki didn’t want to forget about her passion in organic beauty and what better place to do that than the beautiful Hale Salon!