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stylists - diane

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Owner / Artistic Director

To say Diane has a passion for hair would be an understatement.

After studying under Aveda’s founder Horst Rechelbacher at the MSP Aveda Institute, Diane decided to become an instructor at the Institute. Teaching, organizing fashion shows, doing hair and editorial work there for the next 8 years. In 2008 she was charged with helping to open the first Aveda Institute in California. First an Instructor, then Director of Education, and finally Institute Director of the SFAI, Diane quickly become leader of the West Coast’s premier Aveda Institute. All this while also working as a platform artist for Aveda; doing in-salon education and fashion shows in the Midwest, Rocky Mountains, and West Coast region with a focus in LA, SF, Seattle, Portland, and Denver.

After 11 years of working with Aveda and reaching its highest positions, Diane needed a new challenge. Finding her inspiration in street fashion, music, photography, and the runway, Diane decided to become a creative director at her own salon.

Now you have “Solid Gold Salon.”

stylists - calvin

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Owner / Stylist

Boxer, outlaw, Nobel prize winner (coming soon), and Film Noir enthusiast Calvin Wears has had a passion for all things design since a young age. Whether restoring a car or motorcycle, working with the Cetury22 art collective, his years as a professional musician with the Western Swing and Rock-a-Billy band Honey Wagon, or designing his new salon, Calvin’s years of experience and skill set working with form, function and color are at your disposal.

“I love cutting, I love making people feel welcome, I love people knowing that they are getting the best service possible. That’s what Solid Gold is all about. I feel it’s my gift back to a city that has given me so much.”

stylists - amanda

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Amanda is constantly searching the city for new inspiration to bring to her craft. Inspired by movement, color and design and influenced by the ever present styles of the Bay Area, Amanda is armed with advanced color and styling knowledge from Wella, Sebastian, Aveda and Unite.

Amanda brings to Solid Gold her passions for all things blonde, classic men’s styling, and a love for effortless, sexy hair. Did we mention she is Color Magazine’s colorist to watch in 2013 and is a regular competitor in the North American Hair Awards classic color category.

stylists - jae

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Jae’s fierce passion towards her career shows in every piece of personalization she puts into a haircut. Always continuing to inspire herself and others, Jae stays current by taking advanced cut and styling classes, styling for numerous fashion shows (including LA’s fashion week), and her in-demand session and editorial work

Some people might call Jae the last of the real go-getters, others rave about how good they feel and look after the experience of sitting in her chair. All of this can be chalked up to her commitment to education and her exuberance for creating confidence and beauty with each service.