The BRIA Team –
Highly Skilled Hair Artists

Our senior staff each holds more than 20 years of salon experience and enjoy educating newer staff. Stylists perform a range of services, but each is truly a master technician specializing in either cut or color. Many of our staff worked together for nearly two decades at the former Yosh for Hair, an upscale salon in San Francisco. This gives Bria a consistency of culture and a family-like atmosphere where we work as a team to ensure clients a superior hair experience.

Jennifer Bria Hilliard / Master Color Specialist / Owner

After spending over 20 years honing her skills, Jennifer Bria Hilliard realized her dream of opening her own hair salon. Bria debuted in Burlingame in April 2012. Jennifer is a Master Color Specialist who spent 13 years at the upscale Yosh for Hair salon in San Francisco before taking her talent to the Peninsula. She quickly built a loyal customer base and was recognized as Best Hair Colorist of 2011 by SF Baylist.  Jennifer thrives on providing excellent customer service and consistent, cutting-edge techniques. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and has participated as an educator in several hair shows.

Andrea Dertorossian / Master Color Specialist

Andrea launched her career at the high-end Yosh for Hair salon in San Francisco in 1990. She quickly became a member of the traveling team, training and educating at national and international hair shows. As a Master Hair Colorist, Andrea continued her career with Gina Khan, where she was promoted to Education Coordinator of the Color Department. Andrea’s passion and love of her craft, combined with her work ethic, has resulted in a loyal following. Andrea brought her talents to Burlingame, where she creates beautiful, shiny, contemporary color for her clients.

Gina Anita Giusti / Master Designer

Gina has over 20 years of experience as a Hair Design Specialist. She apprenticed under her mentor, Yosh Toya at his flagship salon in San Francisco. Gina went on to do shows with Yosh that focused on continued education in hair design and color. She continued to be an educator at Yosh for Hair that became the Gina Khan Salon for many years. Her role as educator led her to manage the Gina Khan Salon for two years. Now she brings her passion for creating beautiful hair to the Peninsula at Bria Salon.

MariaTaide Maldonado / Master Designer

MariaTaide is a Master Designer who got her start at Yosh for Hair in San Francisco. She mentored under Yosh Toya for more than 17 years, becoming a master in hair design. Early on in her career, she became an educator and progressed to the esteemed title of Education Coordinator for the Gina Khan Salon.

Taide’s talents were quickly recognized with Logics and the Gina Khan national and international design team, educating and training people within the industry. She maintains her education and is always working on current trends.

Her signature cuts are corrective haircuts although her expertise is in all hair textures. Her fabulous up do’s have been featured in SF Bride Modern Luxury magazine.

Miyako Chavis / Color Specialist / Manager

Highly motivated professional with enthusiasm and a drive to succeed.

Alejandra Martinez / Designer

Highly motivated professional with enthusiasm and a drive to succeed.

Megan Smith / Color Specialist Associate

Highly motivated professional with enthusiasm and a drive to succeed.

Become a BRIA Team Member

Our Career Based Program

  • Summit Salon – Business building program
  • Departmentalized for specialized career paths
  • Paid advanced education
  • Paid vacation for employees in the level program
  • Service and product discounts
  • Retail bonus of up to 20%
  • Guaranteed base wage
  • Commission based advancement – we pay your taxes
  • Monthly advertising – paid by company
  • Stock options become available
  • Monthly personal business strategy sessions

Learn From the Best

Our stylists are masters of hair color and design. Bria’s senior staff each carries more than 20 years of experience working at premier salons. We use this knowledge to collaborate as a team to provide our clients a superior salon experience.

While we have extensive experience, Bria’s staff understands the value of bringing fresh ideas to our clients. We are committed to education and our hair specialists regularly attend trade shows to keep bringing new techniques into the salon.

We maintain a fun, comfortable workplace that naturally develops a community feel with clients and staff. We are proud to work with such talented and friendly stylists and develop new careers.

Hair Design (Cutting) Associate

Bria Salon is always looking for a highly motivated individual who is looking for an associate program specializing in hair cutting and design. We provide classes taught by our designers who are all master hair cutting specialists. You will receive personal guidance and mentoring from our educators. The position requires assisting duties, guest services, cleaning, enthusiasm and a drive to succeed. Only serious, licensed professionals need apply.

Hair Color Associate

Bria Salon is always looking for a highly motivated professional who is looking for an associate program specializing in hair color. We provide classes taught by our master hair colorists. You will receive personal guidance and mentoring from our educators. The position requires assisting duties, guest services, cleaning, enthusiasm and a drive to succeed. Only serious, licensed professionals need apply.