Our Stylists

Vanessa Bouchillon

Licensed Hair Stylist

I have always had a passion for working with hair. I love being able to create new looks and enhance people’s natural beauty with a unique and specialized hair care service. I enjoy cutting with various techniques, working with color and performing updo looks for special occasions. Bridal Parties are especially fun for me, I feel so honored to be the one that gets to create a special look for a big day like that– be it the bride, bridesmaids, or family members! It is my goal to help clients achieve their desired look and have them feel as beautiful as they are. It is truly a pleasure to have guests in my chair and know that they leave me feeling better about themselves!

Sabrina Carelli

Skincare Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, 
Facials/Massage & Waxing

It’s my goal to provide you with professional and friendly service each and every time you step into my room.Whether you come see me for one of my signature Dermalogica facials ,a relaxing massage, or for a professional body wax service,

I want you to step out of Kim & Co. feeling exceptional, indulged, and completely catered to.

I became a Licensed Esthetician in 2001 and began working at the Kim & Co Salon & Day Spa in San Luis Obispo shortly afterwards.

To this day I love learning about skin health, the latest findings, and discoveries. I also am a Dermalogica skin therapist, and offer their high-end products and facial services.

This profession has allowed me to care for my clients in a personal and direct way. I love that I am able to impact their life by helping them discover healthier and more radiant skin. If they’re sore or stressed, I can soothe and improve their day with a decadent massage.

And who doesn’t love heading out to the local beaches after a professional bikini or brazilian wax service?

Toni Pistone

Over 20 years

Cosmetology School 
Ongoing education in Cosmetology

Favorite Current Trend 
I love new trends involving haircutting, styling, make-up & hair color along with fashion, with a particular interest in the wedding industry.

Designing jewelry, studying the chemistry of Essential Oils & how it can benefit the human body, animals & our environment. My specialty is body cremes & deodorant room sprays – however, my education in this field is ongoing.

Nicole Starlings

Hair StylistExperience
I have been a Stylist in Downtown SLO since 2000 and love being a Stylist, my clients become my friends and family.

Morro Bay High School 
Estes Institute of Art & Sciences in Visalia, CA in 1998 
Cosmetologist License since 1999 
Bumble & Bumble, New York 
Moroccan Oil, TIGI, Wella, Sebastian, Paul Mitchell, & many others

Favorite Part of My Job 
I love doing hair and being creative with each individual I work on. Every client is unique & I work with them to create a plan that we both will be satisfied with. Cuts, color, highlighting, texture design cuts, make-up, styling education & product knowledge – everything I love to love to teach my clients. I feel blessed to have a Career in San Luis Obispo,CA that I love and am good at.

On my spare time I love to cook, exercise, make my own personal care products out of doTERRA Essential Oils, garden around my home in Los Osos. I love to travel all around & experience beauty everywhere I go.

Laura Broom


Licensed manicurist since 1984

West Valley College – San Jose, California, 1987

Favorite Part of My Job 
The interaction with clients, learning about their families, careers, interests and love life! I have several men that have regular manicures & pedicures, & I love the relationship I have with them all. They feel very comfortable with me & we laugh a lot (just ask the girls in the cutting room!).

Favorite Current Trend 
One of my favorite trends is the glittery gel polishes. Used to be glitter was always bumpy, but now you can have the blingy look with a glass finish. I use the state of the art LED light that cures in 30 seconds & not the controversial UV lamp.

Painting, acrylic is my medium, I actually enter them in our local fair. I also live in North San Luis Obispo county in the middle of wine country, so wine tasting is a big interest of mine. I love animals and nature. From my home I enjoy views of vineyards and commute 35 min a day because I also love San Luis Obispo!

Melissa Elquera

Hair stylist / makeup artist
Ive been a hair stylist for over 18 years, and I rock colors, cuts, extensions, makeup & up-do’s.