Erika is the owner and esthetician at EGA Salon and Spa. Having started her studies in journalism school, halfway through college, Erika decided to instead pursue her passion of the beauty industry and become a trained Cosmetologist and Esthetician. Erika received a degree in Medical Esthetics from the Universidad de Morón in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2009. Her 1700 hours of training in just esthetics (1000 hours more than the requirement for licensure in the State of Illinois) and her passion for continuing education is what sets her apart from most in the skin care industry. Erika is also trained as a stylist, having studied at PINO, also in Buenos Aires, under one of the most famous and sought after stylists and educators in Argentina. Having gained valuable knowledge and experience from various positions, including working under various doctors, working as a stylist, medical esthetician, as well as a manager. Erika's well rounded experience has allowed her to stay ahead of the field when it comes to knowledge, techniques, and education.
With a cosmetologist for a grandmother and a teacher for a mother, at an early age, Emily was instilled with a love of education and of the beauty industry. This upbringing led her to constantly strive for more knowledge and education, so that her guests always leave the chair looking and feeling their best. Moving to Chicago in 2010, graduating from Paul Mitchell the School Chicago and passing the Illinois State Board test to become a licensed cosmetologist are some of her proudest moments, but only the beginning of a thriving career. Whether it be through salon experience or continuing education classes, Emily's expertise extends from nail care to men's and women's cutting to hair color to special occasion styling. Check out her talent, by visiting emilia.dc.beauty on Instagram or stop in the salon for a consultation. It's all about peace, love and good hair.
Paul Martinez is a curly hair specialist and educator who trained at the Devacurl Salon and Academy in Los Angles. He has styled over 2000 curly girls and assisted the masters with training new students from all over the world while working at the Academy in California. Paul is recognized by Devacurl with the highest honors. A level 3 certified stylist specializing in curly hair styling, the Devacut, and pintura highlights. He is excited to be back home in Chicago and share all of the valuable experience he gained in Hollywood. You can find his portfolio on Instagram @CurlCoachPaul_Devacurl.
At the age of 12 Gaby started waxing her family's eyebrows, she was the one everyone came to for hair and makeup for all of the high school dances. It is a beautiful art, but more beautiful is the way she can make someone feel beautiful from the inside out. Graduating from cosmetology school in 2009, she has since then specialized in men's and women's cut and color, bridal hair and makeup, hair extensions, and of course eyebrows! She passionate about education and inspiration, whether she is the student or the teacher, she has a passion for learning growing and inspiring!