Laure Chicoine
Owner/Master Artist
Salon Owner

Lauré is one of the highest requested stylists in Northern California. With twenty years of experience she has won several awards in hairstyling and business, including voted "Best Salon" in Metro's Reader's Poll 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000,

Her expertise is in creating the perfect style for one's face shape, lifestyle and hair. She created Nirvana in 1985 when she discovered the severe lack of soul in the hairdressing industry. She integrated the use of aromatherapy and massage into the salon experience to help calm and relax the senses.

Nirvana has been opened since 1991 and continues to be a salon ahead of its time. Nirvana became the first ever "Certified Green" Aveda Concept Salon in Silicon Valley in September, 2008. This came after many changes made by Lauré and her staff to become even more eco-friendly. Lauré's dedication to a green lifestyle extends into her personal life as a mother and advocate for home safe products for children and pets. She is also an organic gardener in her spare time.

Jeremy Loveall
Advanced Stylist


Jeremy graduated from the Paul Mitchell Academy on the East Coast in the summer of 2013 and joined our team in 2014. He has quickly advanced through our Apprentice Program and is now a full time stylist. He has a great knowledge of Aveda products and home care recommendations. He has a strong eye for artistic color and cuts. He is always ready to help you make a bold change with your hair's health in mind. He has lead our design team for the Aveda Trashion Show in May of 2014 and 2015 along with designing the entire outfit out of recycled materials. He is an exceptional artist and paints and draws in his spare time. He has a very welcoming attitude and is very easy to talk too. He also is a very great listener that won't give you something you didn't ask for.


Associate artists work independantly with NIRVANA, to schedule online with an Associate Artists please visit and search by name

Shawnaleigh Shiroma-Jones
Master Associate Stylist

Shawnaleigh has been an influential stylist and mentor to all of us here at Nirvana. She had been with Nirvana for over 12 years before leaving to try out other salons around the area. She returned to Nirvana in the Summer of 2014 after realizing the Aveda Experience and Nirvana were better suited for her. She has had 12 years experience of Aveda Education and specializes in advanced color applications and artistic placement. She is also an extension specialist using the tape and bonding method. In her spare time she loves spending time with her new baby and family as well as taking advanced industry classes to further her education. She caters to an exclusive clientele and has limited availability, but if you would like to inquire about an appointment please contact the salon.

Christine Lowe
Adv. Senior Stylist

Christy's passion for color and design led her to Nirvana, fall 2005. She was quickly recruited as an apprentice due to her energetic personality and creative flair. She advanced from our new talent program in 2006 and is now one of our Senior stylists. Christy demonstrates excillent skill in artistic cutting, color placement and men's artistic styling. She has participated in multiple shows, including our very own Nirvana / Destination Aveda Earthmonth Swimwear fashion show and plans to enter her work in next year's NAHA.

In January 2010, her love for Aveda and education has led her to become one of our in salon educators, specilizing in hair color and color placement. She continues to motivate and inspire, while being motivated and inspired by such artists as Master stylist Laure' Chicone, whom she had watched cut hair since child hood.

Christy's yearning for constant education has her currently attending Aveda's first Hair Color Mastery Series, "Learn, Teach, Grow," at Cinta' AVEDA Advanced Academy on a weekly basis, where she will become a certified Aveda hair color educator.

Education passport includes:
Aveda: Product knowlege 2006 - Unplugged 2007 - Hair color Systems w/ Alli Wolfe 2006 & 10 - hair color Solutions w/ Alli Wolfe 2006 & 10 - Pure Foiling 2007 & 10 - Merging Color 2008
Run Way/ Up-Styling w/ Lisa Vann 2008 - Full Spectrum Deep 2007,08 & 10 - Deep Dive 2010 - Inspiration Seminar w/ Ray Ciello - Color Magic w/Lupe Voss 2007,09 & 10 - Color Harmony w/ Lupe Voss + Rudy Miles

Jessica Regalado
Senior Stylist

Jessica loves her career, to her it's more than just a job. She loves getting to know her guests, their hair, and lifestyle to create a customized cut and color that works perfectly for them. Her goal is to listen to your needs and fulfill them every time. She has continued her education on the art of color, cutting and styling as a commitment to her guests. Finding the style that best fits their needs is very important to her. Whether it’s a whole new makeover, a wash and wear haircut or a one-on-one styling lesson, she is committed to making you happy and bringing out your beauty! She will help educate you on products and help you achieve easy styling at home. All of her guests can expect to learn a styling a trick or two at each visit as well as her signature Blue Oil pressure point massage!

Education Passport: Experience Aveda, Rituals of Service, Men's Haircutting '07, Hair Color Solutions '08, Pure Form '08, Techniques for the Bride '09, Spring Collection '09, Pure Foiling '09, Deep Dive '09, Merging Color '09, Core Cutting and Styling Essentials '09, Runway Styling '11, Pure Form '13, Happy Mondays with Nick Arrojo '13, Aveda Team Forum '14, Creative Scissor Cutting '14.

Nicole Hayden
Avd. Junior Stylist

Nicole joined our team in 2008 and has excelled as an excellent hair stylist and colorist. She is a blonde expert and has a great eye for achieving the perfect tone. She is expanding her education with Hair Color Magic courses and Jon Reyman Pro courses. She is an active member on where she reads and subscribes to hair color and style blogs. She also loves to go camping and spend time with her son when she is not working her magic behind the chair.

Laura Miceli
Senior Stylist

Laura joined the Nirvana team in early spring of 2009. She has quickly shown us her skills as an event stylist and model in a spring fashion show for Barbarella Beauty Botique and Bella James in Willow Glen, April 2009.

Laura is an expert in striking color formulations and incredible reds. She also has very customizable color placement techniques. She has a very strait and honest approach to hairdressing, always giving the best advice when it comes to expectations and maintenance. Along with incredible hair skills, she’s an awesome make-up artist. She loves the seasonal Aveda Make-up Collections and will always show you a few tips if you ask. Outside of work, Laura enjoys spending time with her fiancé, watching current T.V. series like Dexter and The Office and exploring all kinds of food venues including Moveable Feasts. She also is very crafty and can knit just about anything!!

Tiffany Esparza
Apprentice Jr. Stylist

Tiffany began her hairdressing career at Nirvana in 2009 as an Apprentice Stylist - Jr. Stylist. She left us in 2013 to train and experience other salons. She has returned to her roots back at Nirvana as of the fall 2015. She has taken advanced training with Vidal Sassoon and is completing courses with Aveda in Deep Fushion Color, Balayage and Artistic Color. Her specialties are free formed haircuts, A-Line bobs and artistic color placement. She is very knowledgable in Aveda products and is often referred to as our “Aveda Mixologist” and create unique hair product cocktails. In her spare time she enjoys taking hair classes, spending time with her sons, vintage shopping, art and music.