Our Team

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As co-owner of Eliot James Salon, Susy McGovern, has dedicated many exciting years to her hairstyling career. Her enthusiasm shows in her ability to deliver the latest trends and takes great pride in helping you achieve your personal style. Her continuous advanced training with experts like the Sassoon Academy, is demonstrated in her skill as she strives for perfection in every hair design she creates: sculpting & coloring, as a true artist does.

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Deborah Katz Schukler is the co-owner of Eliot James Salon. She has been involved with the salon since 2001 and is an accomplished stylist. She ranges from modern trendy to complete classic, and everything in between. Her passion for color is recognized over and over in her work.  Deborah is a certified J Beverly Hills color educator, and continues education with them as often as possible.  She also specializes in up dos and wedding styles.

Cyndi Maddalena has the good fortune to be creating individualized looks for men and women for over 25 years. She strives to keep her skills sharp with continuous education, implementing current trends and techniques in cutting, coloring and and styling. Schedule a free consultation so you both can determine what type of style or color service will best suit your lifestyle. Her goal is for you to leave the salon with an easily maintained look, classic or cutting edge.

Eron Matott’s talent is greatly appreciated by his long-time, loyal clientele.  His upbeat and fun personality brings everyone around him to a happy place.  Eron is recognized for his ability to tailor fit color and cuts to fulfill his client’s needs and desires. 

From edgy to elegant hair, Laura Raffo is here to help you achieve the style you desire. With extensive training from the Toni and Guy Academy in France, Laura hopes to not only give you fantastic hair but also have you walk out with a smile on your face. Laura is also delighted to be able to provide hair and makeup for any occasion.

Hairstylist and Hair Systems Specialist, Tracie Cohn, dedicates hairstyling expertise to women and adolescents experiencing thinning and partial/total hair loss. Also offering the latest techniques in color, cuts and hair systems, Tracie is trusted by her clientele. Having an intimate knowledge of hair loss, she is uniquely qualified in providing affordable, quality hair systems. According to the American Hair Loss Association, "..., women actually make up 40% of American hair loss sufferers."

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Jessica Venezia is a talented hairstylist with 10 years of experience. As an artist she prefers to work with her client�s natural hair texture and tailors every hairstyle or color for the personal needs as expressed by the patron. Jessica specializes in curly and longhair styles. Her cuts last longer than the anticipated 6 weeks providing the natural condition of the hair is fairly good. Consultations are free and highly encouraged.

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 Angela Hinds' specialties are precision cutting, beautiful natural looking hair color, special occasion upstyles and makeup.  With over 20 years of experience and constant education training with Vidal Sassoon, The Redken Academy in NY, and more, she is ever evolving in keeping up with the latest trends. With her artistic talent, her main goals are to meet her clients' needs; creating a color and style that compliments their personality and lifestyle while retaining the hair's health and shine.

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Christine Grosssi has deep roots in Petaluma. Following family tradition, she became a hairdresser like her mother. Walking to her salon after school, Christine would do her homework while watching her mother work. Seeing her mother enjoy her work, inspired Christine to do what she now loves – helping people feel more confident and looking beautiful. The look on her clients' faces before they leave the salon makes her love her job even more.  Schedule an appointment with Christine today!