MEET THE SUEDE TEAM
Ashkan has been in the salon industry since 1989. After 15 years working at Topoli Grand Salon and Spa, he ventured out and opened Suede Salon and Spa. Ashkan carries a BS in physiology from University of California Santa Barbara and has completed numerous creative cut and color courses from Vidal Sassoon and Paul Mitchell. He has stayed currnet through business and technical classes in the U.S.A, and Europe Through Wella, and Sebastian. He has worked, and collaborated with Robert Cromean, Robert Lobetta, and The Christopher and Sonya Dove behind the stage and Photo Shoots. Ashkan is also a firm believer in giving back to his community by raising money for numerous local charities including; Weave, Shiners’ Hospital, Children’s Receiving Home, Cure, breast cancer research, and many local school’s fundraisers.
David Joseph Fisher has been with Suede Studio Inc for 12 years. He currently is the senior stylist, manager as well as co-owner of the salon. He is originally from New York having relocated to California in 2006. David graduated top of his class from LSO cosmetology career training in New York.
In the salon, he worked as a full-time stylist, art director and educator for Kenra. David holds certificates in many areas of the beauty industry. He makes this industry his own by bringing professional, artistic and positive experience behind the Chair. David specializes in hair color, extensions, olaplex treatments, nourishing hair treatments as well as haircutting to compliment all aspects of the clients’ image, well-being and vision.
My Training began with Tony& Guy in Newport Beach, CA in 2000. The art of cutting and styling is what I specialize in. I am very confident in my skills as a professional stylist to work with vast differences in various hair types. I love partnering with photographers to deliver amazing boudoir sessions and fabulous wedding experiences! I love people, and am a natural healer.