Meet the Staff

Sara Sanchez -

The search for more education and the desire to grow is what brought Sara to Austin 13 years ago.

While getting education she came across DevaCurl and their technique to cut curly hair dry, curl by curl. She became DevaCurl Certified 12 years ago.  Even though Sara’s passion is working with curly hair, educating her clients and helping them embrace their hair, she also does a great job on Color, Balayage, Highlights.  Sara offers Complimentary Deva styles to anyone interested in trying out our Deva Curl Products. 


Christina Heinen - Stylist

A 2005 graduate from Lamar-Port Arthur College, with a Cosmetology degree, Christina Heinen has been perfecting her competencies since attainment of her license. She started her career in North Dallas, relocating to Austin two years later to be closer to family and friends. 

After working at high-end salons she built her experience platform, becoming interested in owning her own salon. Inspired, she returned to school and obtained a degree in Fashion Design and Marketing. Being a business owner was a 20-year goal for her, but she did it in just seven years. Onyx Salon was her first stab at entrepreneurship, but her track record and education supports this endeavor. Positioned for success, her experience is diversified by photo shoots, fashion shows, hair shows, event planning and charity work with The Women's Shelter of Williamson County called Hope Alliance, where her and her team donate their time and hair services. Christina is a member of Young Women’s Alliance. The Young Women’s Alliance (YWA) is an organization of women that empowers its members to develop personally and professionally through educational programs and opportunities to lead, network and serve. 

Christina believes that relationships with her clients are not simply transactions, rather opportunities to constantly surround herself with people she enjoys spending time with while she does what she loves.

Julie Darilek - Stylist

Julie has been in the beauty industry for 14 years, having an artistic approach as always being the foundation of her passion. 

She has received certifications in Extensions and Brazilian Keratin treatments. Trained in various color lines such as Wella, Redken, Enjoy, Matrix, and currently uses Pravana. She is always continuing her education so that she can keep up on the latest trends giving her clients new and exciting techniques. She provides each client an individual cut and color cocktail to meet their specific needs.

Julie is a professional blend of unique characteristic, vibrant personality, dedicated work ethic, and devotion to client satisfaction. Her work style is eccentric with a contemporary spin on traditional hairstyles.

 Kat Williams - Stylist

Kat has been working in the hair industry for 18 years, 12 of those with us, she absolutely loves what she does.  She will go that extra mile to make her clients happy and that is what makes her unique.  After a thorough consultation she will make sure you get the best service possible.  She is a very well rounded hairstylist from women cuts, color, highlights, hair extensions to men and kids cuts.  

Kayo Beachler - Stylist

Kayo brings over 19 years of luxury salon experience from Japan, Australia, Austin and Round Rock.  Her international training (inc Bumble & Bumble, Tony & Guy, Goldwell and more),  and experience brings a unique style to her cutting, up-dos and chemical techniques. She loves to create soft, natural looks as well as edgy designs. 

She pays particular attention to ensuring a style suits the personality and lifestyle of her clients. 

Kayo loves travel and a good chat.  When she is off she enjoys playing with her son.
 Melissa Borgan - Eyelash Extensionist/Esthetician

Melissa has been an Esthetician for 13 years, while doing so she fell in love with the art of Eyelash Extensions and is now mostly fully dedicated to giving her clients beautiful natural looking lashes. She also does eyebrow design/correction, waxing, eyelash and brow tinting.

Randa Ingram - Stylist

With almost 20 years of experience, 9 of those with us, comes Randa Ingram.  Who for said reason stays pretty booked out, .  Randa's hair services include: color, highlights, cuts, smoothing treatments all done with a smile on her face.

 Rebecca Alvarez - Stylist

Hairstylist--Deva Certified

A local Austinite who got into the salon industry because she feels there is nothing more fulfilling than making people feel amazing and confident through looking beautiful.

Rebecca started doing hair in 2005, working with updo's and make-up for a photography company. I then decided to further my beauty education at Baldwin Beauty School. Loves to do balayage, highlights, and color. She continues to stay up-to-date with the latest trends, altering them so they work for each individual while putting her own creative touch on a cut or style.

Rebecca loves her career and I looks forward to building long, trusting relationships with all of her clients. 

Tanya Buenaventura - Stylist

Tanya joined our team 3 years ago, we absolutely love her and so will you.  Her smile will always welcome you to Shine.  We enjoy her and we hope you do too, once you meet her,  Tanya is a "do it all' kind of stylist.  Wedding hair, make up, braids, color, highlights, vivids, Deva Certified, men and children cuts.

**First time Clients receive 10% off by mentioning the code WEBSITE

Teal Day - Stylist

Our traveler soul is back!!  
This stylist has also been with us on and off for 10 years.  Deva Certified, great at texture cuts, color and highlighting. Teal is one of our two stylists who are offering Sunday appointments for those we can't fit on Saturdays.

Come see her and while getting your hair done ask her about her travel adventures!!!

**New Clients receive 10% off on your first visit, mention the code WEBSITE.

Maria Reyes -  Stylist / Eyelash Extensionist

Maria has been in the Beauty Industry for 10 years. She is passionate everything that has to do with beauty: color, hair extensions, cuts , men cuts, updos, keeping herself up to date always learning new techniques to better her craft.  Maria loves building strong connections with her clients and helping them express their personalities through their appearance! .

Veronica Avila - Skin Care/ Lashes /Nail Tech

Verónica has been in the beauty industry for the past 11 years —She graduated from Bella Beauty College in 2010, as a Nail Technician, and also received additional certification as a Nail Artist at Organic Nails. In 2012 she received her certification as an Eyelash Technician. In 2018, in her quest to further improve upon her craft, she attended and graduated from the Ann Webb Skin Institute as an Esthetician. 

Verónica is always eager to improve upon her knowledge and craft, and has a strong desire to provide her clients with the latest and best skincare innovations. As one who has faced her own skincare challenges, she knows the importance of informing and educating herself, and her clients, on the proper way to achieve and maintain healthy + youthful skin. 

Her main goal is to provide the correct skin treatment for every skin type, whether that be via a holistic or clinical approach, or even a hybrid of the two. Verónica’ s goal is customer satisfaction; she is detail oriented and a great listener. She makes sure that every visit you have with her is a relaxing and comfortable experience.