MEET THE EXPERTS

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Susie Geda

Owner/Stylist

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.

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Priscilla Gadow

Stylist

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!

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Corina Plascencia

Stylist

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. 

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Marleny Cuellar

Colorist/Stylist

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.

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Leahla Kreutz

Stylist

Leahla has always had a love of beauty and all things creative and for those reasons she decided to center her career around making people feel amazing through the art of hairstyling. At 19, she graduated from Shoreline School of Cosmetology in Santa Cruz, California and has been working in the hair industry ever since. After 2 1\2 years of an intensive assisting program at a bustling, high-end salon and honing her craft in precision haircutting, coloring, and styling, she heard of a new technique that caught her attention. It’s an amazing way of cutting, coloring, and styling specifically for those with wavy and curly hair called Devacurl. Having naturally curly and unruly hair herself, and coming from a long line of women and men with curly hair she knew first-hand the struggle of finding someone who really understands it.
Leahla wanted to share what she learned with clients in a way that would change the way they looked at their hair and thanks to the consistently amazing results, Devacurl method became her passion. Within the first year of working with this specific technique, she had done training in San Francisco, assisted and worked closely with the Westcoast educator, and worked with top stylists at the flagship Manhattan Salon as well. Soon Leahla had built a busy and thriving clientele almost completely centered around curly hair and 12 years later she still loves every second of it!
Three years ago, Leahla moved back to her hometown of Oakland and is ready to bring her love of the craft to Bibo Salon. She excels at anything from taming curly and frizzy hair into a sleek new hairstyle and blowout, to setting curls free with a Deva curly cut and fresh new color.
“I love giving the best experience possible to each client, whether it be listening, helping them with at-home care, a new pop of color, or a complete new look. My goal is for everyone to leave my chair loving their hair and with more confidence than they walked in with. If you are happy, then so am I!”

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Angel McCoy

Colorist/Stylist

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!”

 

 

 

 

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Allie Denapole

Esthetician & Makeup Artist

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.

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Haili Baranco

Stylist
Throughout her 10+ years in the beauty industry, Haili Baranco has made it her top priority to obtain the most thorough and versatile education possible. She has completed programs from Paul Mitchell and the Cinta Aveda Institute, and continued her education to become Vidal Sassoon trained. Haili has worked closely with international hair educator Jon Reyman to perfect her skills as a hair cutting specialist, and strives to stay updated on current trends while maintaining a strong foundation in classical hairstyling. When asked what her favorite aspect of her career has been, she reflects that "making people feel beautiful is the most rewarding thing in the world. If I can put a positive outlook on somebody's day, that's what I want to do!"

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