Featured in the Los Angeles Times as one of the “hottest” up and coming stylists in the Southern California, Israel Garcia and his effort-less artistic style knows how to bring out the best and the beautiful in everyone. Whether sensuous, Sophisticated or edgy, Israel believes hair should move, flow and shine.
A master stylist in the making, this Mexico City native with God-given natural talent and skills is one of the most sought after stylists in Beverly Hills. He specializes in cutting, styling, relaxing hair and creating the most amazing extensions. B–‐E Magazine lists Israel as one of the Top 40 “best hair extension artists” in the United States.
His confident attitude, love of craft and keen attention to detail has attracted a fiercely loyal following. Counted among his celebrity clientele: Nicky Hilton, Kathy Hilton, supermodel Janice Dickerson, Stephanie Pratt, Ali Fedotowsky, Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Chambers and many of Hollywood’s Most successful producers.
Cindy began her hairdressing career at the prestigious Umberto salon fifteen years ago and soon after discovered the bigger the hair, the better! Her up-beat and larger than life personality has landed her gigs styling hair on set as well as for photo shoots throughout Los Angeles. Having a keen sense of style and knowing what’s current in hair trends is always incorporated into each of her clients overall hair transformation to give them a look that is sure to turn heads!
|Vincent’s fascination with shapes, textures and colors as a child led him to the art of makeup and beauty. A Los Angeles native, Vincent believes that the opportunity to incorporate those qualities to create beauty with every face he paints is what drives his creativity and passion. From his abstract work to every day looks Vincent enjoys offering women and men his advice and tips on how to enhance their appearance. Living in Los Angeles, Vincent has been able to work with many talented actors, musicians, tv personalities and models for TV, Film and Print work. He has worked with some of the fitness world’s biggest names for magazines such as FLEX and Shape Magazine, commercial work for brands such as Acura and Verzion and in the last few years has teamed up with Temptu as an instructor to teach his airbrush expertise with fellow artists.
As a detail oriented artist he moved into the lash extension practice with ease. His lash sets using only the best faux-mink and cruelty-free Siberian mink fur have been raved about by many of his clients. No matter the task, Vincent believes in a positive work ethic to deliver the best possible results.
Esthetician Charlotte Dorsey, M.Ed, LE, COE.
|Charlotte believes in treating the whole person, helping clients to look good on the outside and feel better on the inside. Her aspiration to return the skin to it’s optimum ph uses skin care treatments and natural, organic products that improve the appearance and repair of skin quicker. Over the last 9 years, Charlotte has used the healing power of touch therapy to ease and de-stress the skin which is the largest organ of the body. Trained in the elimination of toxins in the skin, she has the ability to transform dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin into supple, youthful and glowing skin. Her experience encompasses additional certification in oncology esthetics (a uniquely approach to skincare for those recently diagnosed, currently treating or in recovery from cancer therapies or medications).Charlotte uses natural, organically clean products to achieve clearer, younger looking skin.Check out Charlotte’s Blogs on Tips for Healthy Skin Care (featheryfingers.blogspot.com), coaching on facial protocol instructions and products as well as video’s on recipes for great skincare pick me ups that can be done at home using simple products from your kitchen. Charlotte also facilitates the Look Good, Feel Better program and skilled in make-up and wig applications. http://www.nurturingtouch.biz/|
As part owner of Shahr, Francisco serves as the facilitator of the wellness center. Once he earned his entrepreneurial and humanities degree from the University of Connecticut, Francisco moved back to the bayous of Florida to undergo his spiritual education. It was during this time that he found the balance between physical beauty and internal enlightenment. As a spiritual mentor, he led meditations and readings in his living room. As a certified personal trainer, Francisco met regularly with individuals to guide them on physical transformations. Over the course of time, the two groups began to merge. Those who experienced a strengthening of the body wanted to strengthen their personal connection with what lies within. When the meditations outgrew the space it was time to manifest a center large enough to house a community. The soil was fertile for planting the seeds of Shahr. Francisco faciliates several classes at Shahr including Tarot, Readings, and Astrology
|Jessica has had the pleasure of practicing Yoga for the last 5 years and the honor of teaching and sharing my adoration of the practice since early 2012. She believes Yoga is an expression of creativity and love. Through the ups and downs of life she has found her practice more and more meaningful because it is my own and each day is different. And each person is different. On the mat there is no judgment, no right or wrong. She encourages her students to stay present on their mats and honor themselves for where they are today in the Hear and Now. During a difficult time, she was called to deepen her practice and to help others heal through the power of Yoga’s philosophy and asana practice. It is a life-long journey and she is constantly growing, learning, and sharing this journey with all of you. Shanti!|
|Co-Founder & Creator of the Awakened Warrior Teacher Training||Michael first discovered yoga 11 years ago when he moved to L.A. from N.Y. A friend of his took him to a ‘living room’ yoga class, within minutes into the class he was hooked!! As a 2nd degree blackbelt, he had studied & taught karate for over 10 years while living in the Bronx, the similarities between yoga & the martial arts are incredible; from the breathing, balance, flexibility, meditation, concentration, everything but the ego!! Certified under the instruction of Andrew Tanner, Michael opened one of the first yoga studios in the Bronx called “Bamboomoves” (later became “Excel Yoga Dance & Fitness”). Passionate and inspired to help the Bronx community, his Graduation from his yoga teacher training coincided on the same day as the Grand Opening of his brand new studio. ”My vision was to Heal, Empower and Transform (H.E.A.T.) people with the power of yoga. But in order to do so on a much larger scale, I needed a new generation of leaders. So I created my own teacher training – one that incorporated the philosophies & teachings of yoga with the discipline and power of the martial arts – “The Awakened Warrior Yoga Teacher Training” does just that. And now I’m excited to offer this incredible teacher training here at Shahr.”|
|Tess’s yoga practice transformed when she moved to Los Angeles in 2010. In 2012, she completed Studio Surya’s 200 Hour Teacher Training, under the guidance of Yonnus Becker, Mary Beth LaRue, Courtney Harms, Caley Yavorsky, Beth Prandini and Kiyomi Takahashi.Her journey into wellness through yoga began in 2004 in Portland, Oregon, when she discovered the practice through free classes her college offered. Yoga healed and addressed Tess’s myriad of health concerns at the time, both psychologically and physically, and so she began to go to classes regularly. This later took her to various yoga studios, where she tried Kundalini, vinyasa, Ashtanga, yin and gentle hatha classes. Her favorite classes were often those that fused multiple styles, and this would later inform her own yoga classes.Tess fuses the joy and bliss of letting go in vinyasa flow with a love of alignment and anatomy, diving deep in stillness and letting the breath guide movement. She brings empathy and warmth to all levels of yoga student, recognizing that each day, each moment and each breath offer new opportunities to deepen and connect to that place within that is always steady.|
Sami studied holistic massage therapy at the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB) where he received a strong grounding in anatomy and bodymind awareness. Sami views massage as a powerful modality that allows healing on multiple levels. He enjoys working with clients regularly and witnessing their progress. Sessions with Sami are highly customized depending on the wants and needs of each client, integrating Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Points, Reflexology, Sports Stretching (PNF techniques), Passive Joint Mobilization, and Reiki. He believes deep work should not be painful. Sami also practices Pre/Post Natal (Pregnancy) massage and scar reduction techniques.
Before choosing massage therapy as his profession, Sami previously worked assisting elderly with mental and physical disabilities. He also served on the board of an environmental non-profit.