Sebastian began his career working in the makeup industry in 2003. Since then he’s worked for some of the worlds most popular cosmetic companies. In 2005, he attended Wayne’s College of Beauty and was licensed in Professional Esthetics. It was there that he gained his skills in spa services. As his experience in skincare and makeup continued to grow, he was hired as Salon Manager for Faust Downtown in 2010. The following year he enrolled in The CosmoFactory Cosmetology Academy in Santa Cruz, and was licensed in 2012. His specialities include Color Corrections, Balayage Highlights, Keratin Treatments, and Precision Haircuts. In 2016 he took over as owner of Faust Salon Downtown.
Brielle has been thrilling Faust clients for the past four years as she elevated herself into the position of one of our senior stylists. Specializing in vivid and transformative color services and sophisticated cuts, Brielle regularly receives rave reviews. If you are a new client, she offers a free consultation to help design the perfect and healthiest solution for your hair.
“I love doing hair! We don’t just make people look better, we make them feel better about themselves.” Hugo Fernandez is someone you seriously want doing your hair. Born and raised in Watsonville, he attended Shoreline School of Cosmetology and was licensed in 2016. Skilled with styling super powers, he is our go-to for updos, bridal hair or the best beachy waves. He began his career with Faust in 2018, and we couldn’t be more proud of him. His specialities include Balayage, Color Corrections, Precision Haircuts, and Fades.
Emily has amassed a loyal clientele since joining the Faust staff four years ago. Trained at the local Cosmo Factory, Emily is a proud Santa Cruz native. Her hair cutting, highlight and styling services have garnered rave reviews and consistent rebooking. A new mother to a couple of beautiful babies, we affectionately dote on her as one of our favorite Mamas.
Amanda Wardein brings a wealth of experience to Faust Salon. Licensed for over 15 years, Amanda specializes in precision haircuts, balayage, highlights, and keratin treatments.
“Life is too short to have bad hair.” Sydney Contreras has been a member of the Faust crew since 2017. Her specialties include precision haircuts, clipper fades, vivid colors, keratin treatments and special event hair styling.
Juan is our top make-up artist. His make-up designs have multiple IMDB credits and appeared in numerous publications. Top make-up product lines have featured his blends and styles on their websites. His creations span special events with natural tones and effects, to high fashion glam editorials, and costume character illusions. Juan also is a junior stylist whose hair cutting styles have already gained attention in national forums.