Susie Geda has been a hair stylist for over 26 years.
Susie studied and graduated in 1990 from the London College of Fashion.
Susie began her career at the Michael Jane Salon, located in one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. West London's cultural diversity augmented her education by offering a depth of exposure to hair and fashion. She worked here from 1990 to 2001.
Susie established herself in Oakland in 2001. She has worked in 4 salons on College Avenue in Oakland's Rockridge district for the past 16 years. By continuing to learn from industry leaders such as Bumble and Bumble, Kerastase, Vidal Sassoon and Deva Curl, she is always up to speed on the latest trends, techniques and products on the market.
In October of 2016, Susie and one of her long-term clients, Kech Carera, brainstormed what would eventually become BIBO (short for Blow In Blow Out Inc), a Blow Dry Bar and full service salon with waxing and make-up opportunities.
Corina is a licensed cosmetologist who has been in the industry for over 7 years. She is a graduate of Paul Mitchell the School in Pleasant Hill, CA and currently specializes in precision cuts and styling. Her training comes from DiPietro Todd and classes she attends around Northern California. Corina is passionate about bringing out the best in her cleints and making their time in the salon about them, making sure their needs are met is something she goes above and beyond for.
Multi faceted cosmetologist/esthi, with 6 years of experience; colorist, make-up and creative styles. Previous educator for Blow dry bar SF, color, balayage, creative make-up artist for special affects and special events, blow out babe, continuing her education in all things beauty. Always going the extra mile for every client needs. Come check her out every Saturday at BIBO salon.
Maddie has been working in the beauty industry for many years but her love of creative hair styling began when she was very young. She is a proud graduate of the Paul Mitchell School in Pleasant Hill, CA. After completing the program, she immediately began working in a high end, fast paced salon in Walnut Creek until a new opportunity at a blow dry bar brought her to Lafayette. There, while she was able to capitalize on some management opportunities but she soon realized that she was missing out on her passion for hair color. Maddie is beyond excited to be on the team at BIBO, reuniting with former friends and colleagues and her love for the transformation that only hair color can achieve! The learning opportunities here are amazing!
Hi my Name is Priscilla Gadow, I graduated from Design School of Cosmetology in Pleasanton and now live in Livermore. I have been in the beauty industry for a 4 years now and love every minute of it! My passion is helping people feel good about themselves and making others look beautiful. I work part time at a salon in Alamo and am excited to start a new adventure here at BIBO Salon part time as well. I enjoy all aspects of the beauty industry from blowouts, updos , braids and curly hair styles to cuts, colors and balayage. I continue to educate myself and Am Certified in Hot Head Hair Extensions. I love what I do! And I'm looking forward and excited to meet new people!
Marleny has been in the beauty industry for more than 16 years, specializing in customized hair color and precision haircuts that accentuate her clients’ beauty. She trained at premier salons in San Francisco for more than 4 years, perfecting her coloring techniques while solidifying her hair-cutting craft. She combines her impeccable attention to detail, knack for listening to her clients’ needs, and years of styling expertise into each appointment or consultation—which means each client gets a customized look that’s just for them.
Mixing classic cut-and-color methods with advanced techniques driven by the latest fashion and industry trends helps Marleny truly show off her artistic abilities. She continues to evolve the foundations of her work by participating in innovative color classes and cutting workshops.
When it comes to product, Marleny has vast hair color knowledge of the Wella, Goldwell, and Keune color lines. Plus, she’s versed in the extensive Kérstase hair care product lines, so she confidently provides her clients with the looks they envision—and she recommends products for specific hair types and textures to keep clients’ hair looking fresh in between appointments.
On top of providing excellent styling services, Marleny is all about creating a positive, relaxing environment for clients while they’re in her chair. Her passion and expertise in hair coloring and styling—paired with her warm, fun-loving nature—are sure to keep you coming back.
Angel became a licensed cosmetologist in 2010. Her interest in hair began with the difficulties of her own hair as well as always playing with all my friends’ hair throughout grade school. In 8th grade, a research project fully persuaded Angel to take her hair hobby and make it her career. From that time forward, the art of hair pulled her in tight. Being able to use her creativity and vision to make someone else feel beautiful is what it’s all about for Angel. Whether it’s your wedding day, prom, anniversary or just because. Angel holds visual artistry close to her heart. Having been a dancer for all of her life and being able to use hair her daily canvas is what inspires her. Fun fact about Angel: “I’m such a music and movie junky. I keep a great playlist playing through my speakers and always down for a movie night-in!”
My name is Taylor Cercone and I'm from the East Bay of California. I have been a licensed cosmetologist for over 10 years and for over half of my career I have shifted my focus to only styling as that is where my true passion is. I have 5+ years experience in just blow dry styling and bridal/up-styling. I love styling because I get to be super creative and grow with the trends.
When I was 20 years old (right after I met my now husband-then boyfriend), I moved to Santa Monica,CA to be closer to him.
I heard about a Blow Dry Bar popping up in Brentwood, CA (right next to Santa Monica), and I knew I had to work there. I was cutting and coloring at a salon in Santa Monica...and I hated it. Styling was really the only thing I've ever wanted to do since way before I was even licensed! Finally I had the chance to focus on getting really good at nailing my skill-set! I did the hair of Jessica Chastain, Amber Valetta, Rosanna Arquette and other celebrities as well as award shows such as the Grammy's, Emmy's and the Golden Globes working down in Southern California.
After being in Los Angeles for 2 1/2 years, my husband and I moved back up here to the bay area! Remembering that I love what I do has helped me stay motivated even in the darkest of times in my career and as hard as being a hairdresser can be, I'm so happy I've stuck with specializing in styling. I wouldn't trade it for anything!
Random fun fact: I'm extremely addicted to Popcorn!
Allie is a licensed Esthetician with over 5 years of makeup artist experience, specializing in special event makeup, brow design and full body waxing. After turning her longtime hobby of beauty and special effects makeup into a freelancing business at a young age, she chose to pursue a license in Esthetics to delve deeper into the world of beauty. While attending the W Academy of Salon & Spa in Danville, CA, she discovered her natural talent for brow shaping, as well as a true passion for skin and general wellness. Her gentle touch and attention to detail will leave you feeling like your best self. She has spent the last few years working with premium cosmetic & skincare retailers, such as Benefit Cosmetics and Anastasia Beverly Hills, and has also worked on numerous fashion shows and photo shoots which have been featured on popular weddings blogs such as Green Wedding Shoes and The Perfect Palette.