Eva Diaz Duarte is a third generation hairdresser from Oviedo, Spain. She grew up watching her mother, aunt, and grandmother transform clients with new hairstyles. Realizing that she had the same passion for beauty, Eva moved to London at the age of 18 to train with Vidal Sassoon, and in 1997 was invited to join the Sebastian technical team in Los Angeles
After 6 years at Fred Segal in Santa Monica, Eva opened Duarte Salon in 2003. Duarte Salon is a true Spanish-style salon with a comfortable, familial environment, and providing top-of-the-line services in L.A.’s Hollywood Hills.
Eva’s vision of stylish ease and individuality draws a wide clientèle, including celebrity clients like Kate Burton, Mila Kunis, Breckin Meyer, Alanis Morissette, Leslie Mann, Maya Rudolph, Robert Schwartzman, and Talia Shire. Her expertise, cutting edge fashion sense, and desire to cultivate comfortable and inviting spaces make the Salon Duarte experience exceptional and unique.
Velia comes to Salon Duarte with 10 years of experience. She received her cosmetology license at Paul Mitchell and attended FIDM, a highly specialized private college focused around Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design and Entertainment, concentrating on visual communication. Under the watchful eyes of Eva Duarte, she spent four years assisting, developing a deep understanding of hair care, styling and honing in on her own craft. Her work outside the salon has taken her to the chairs of some highly talented artists in the industry and entertainment. After developing and culturing a deep passion to educate others as others have done for her, Velia took a position at the Marinello School of Beauty as an instructor. She continues to educate herself on the latest innovations in the industry and extending her knowledge on significant hair care.
Velia brings a classic and bold, seamless and creative, approach to hair. She specializes in long layered haircut and detailed coloring. She pulls her inspiration from other respected stylists, fashion, and design – all supplemented by the magnetic energy of what she sees happening around her. Velia makes it a priority to build trusting relationships with her clients to ensure that she is delivering what is exactly expected whether it be a cutting edge look or something more subtle.
Hannah hails from the east coast and Midwest, respectively. She received her first cosmetology training in Indianapolis in 2004, at what is now a Paul Mitchell school. Her cutting style is versatile and can accommodate all types of textures and maintenance routines. She has a passion for the Avant Garde, creating custom hair coloring designs and uses the latest coloring techniques and products to achieve vibrant and unique looks.
Hannah also offers various types of extension services for clients seeking less commitment to color, or wanting to add length and fullness to their styles. She is an specialist in alternative texture services such as straight hair dreadlocks and also offers keratin smoothing treatments.
Makeup services for all occasions are available, everything from basic natural beauty to full on camera ready glamour make ups, with or without airbrush. She was professionally trained at Joe Blasco Makeup Center in Hollywood for beauty, special effects and prosthetic design and application. Additionally, Hannah has certification from two of the most reputable permanent makeup training courses in Los Angeles and has practiced organic based, plant derived and natural looking procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive purposes for the past 4 years.