Nicole finds endless inspiration in travel, architecture and celluloid sirens of the black and white era. She’s equally at home with classic shapes and asymmetry, embracing bold colors and the avant garde. Miss Giannini’s first ‘clients’ were Barbie dolls and middle-school classmates. While her personal obsessions include the timeless glamour of Brigitte Bardot and the iconoclastic photography of Stephen Meisel, much like famed hairstylist Oribe, Nicole believes life should not be taken too seriously. In her world, Italian Vogue and old-school beauty-school roller sets can be equally inspiring. She’d love to get her hands on the band Arcade Fire or actor Ryan Gosling (for haircutting purposes only, of course).
Armed with an arsenal of techniques and an electric personality, this dimpled dynamo is a veteran with a loyal following. Leaving San Francisco to join Nicole and the Siren team as a Master Stylist and Colorist, she brings extensive knowledge and an impressive background in technical training from the likes of Bumble and Sassoon, and she's been practicing balayage and hair painting for many years. Inspired by the romantic feminist cocktail that Linda Rondstadt mixes, she creates well blended multi-dimensional results with non-toxic and ammonia free color, and styles that are both flattering and functional. Musing on the likes of Jane Birkin and Caroline de Maigret, she lives life to the fullest, and looks great doing it. Spending time in her chair will guarantee the same for you.
Sonja fuels her love inspirational fire with snapshots of legendary nightclub Studio 54. Think retro-glam, hedonistic excess and a live-for-the-moment aesthetic. Then throw a little Louise Brooks mystery into the mix. Now you’ve got the kind of cocktail we Sirens enjoy behind the velvet rope. Sonja took scissors to her Barbie at an early age, and continues to explore new possibilities alongside the Siren Team.
Since she was a little girl, Jennifer desired to create interesting hairstyles that bring out the natural beauty of women. A bay area native, Jennifer creates cocktails that blend local flavor with timeless style. Her ingredients for a great look? Some days it’s the modern bombshell silhouette of Candace Swanepoel. On others, the funny-gal spirit of Jen Anniston might spark inspiration. Jennifer is Siren’s very own in house Certified Keratin Therapy guru, and a master of the coveted sparkle of that perfect shade of blonde, and the depth of a rich, spicy brunette.
Selby knows that Sirens fuel each other’s thirst for inspiration. As such, working alongside Siren founder Nicole is exactly the right setting for Selby to unleash her most inspired creations. An enthusiastic practitioner of the cosmetological arts, Selby combines two great loves in one creative calling. Cut and color are her passions and she’s equally at home with a tint brush or stylist scissors, which gives her a “big picture” approach to the looks she creates. Her checklist of Siren-spirations include young country diva Carrie Underwood, starlet Jessica Biel and the iconic Johnny Depp.
Karina Ascencio, The Siren Protégée
Developing her craft through concentrated education and customer service training alongside Siren Mentor Nicole is our protégée Karina Ascencio. This lady knows that there’s no such thing as success without hard work and she is the steam in the engine room of the salon on a day-to-day basis. Karina gets to play in the sandbox and fuel her creative fires every week on class day, and find daily inspiration through connecting with Siren clients, making sure their needs are met and exceeded every time.