Crop is run by extremely talented, carefully selected professionals. Say hello to our crew:
Deborah always wanted to go to Art School, but her mentor suggested she study the Art of Hair and trained at Aveda Institute in Minneapolis. Moving to Los Angeles in 1999, she began her career doing hair in the editorial world for music and commercials.
After 7 years in the business she wanted to get back into the salon, where she started. She missed being behind the chair, one on one with her clients in a more personalized setting.
CROP started out as a single chair and now hosts 3 other (super-talented!) stylists.
"Having my own space allows me the freedom to carry Natural/Organic products which are very important to me, and to CROP."
Paul Thomas Bellantoni
Paul Thomas has been creating looks that turn heads since 2004. He has always been passionate about the arts and sees hair as an art form, specializing in the latest cutting edge cut, color and styling techniques. He has shown his craft and passion for the beauty industry within the salon, as well as in the film and fashion world as a platform artist and educator. Connecting with people and creating a custom look that helps each client express themselves at their best is what he strives for with his work. Originally from the East Coast, Paul is making his mark here in L.A. one look at a time with the latest trends and techniques, and the goal of a great stylist experience every time.
Check out more of Paul's designs on Facebook
Danielle has been helping people fall in love with their hair since 2003. Many of her 13 years styling hair were spent in her hometown of Chicago where she gained a reputation for being THE woman to see for custom color and helping connect her clients to their ideal style. Danielle's specialities include balayage, blow-outs, dry styling, and communicating with her customers to get them the exact cut and style they want. And, of course, she considers herself an expert with curly-hair.
Danielle lives just blocks from CROP with her husband and their dog, Newman.
See what Danielle is creating at CROP on Instagram
Virian Gonzalez Valdez
Vi was born and raised in Los Angeles. She is a proud first generation Latina.
Once Vi had realized how many toxic ingredients were in her beauty products, she decided to study Cosmetology. She learned about the science behind the industry and the work of art one can create in beauty. After working with an International Company she mastered the art of hair extensions, designing wigs for people of all ages. Searching for organic salons, on the Sunset Strip, Vi started her mentorship with Master Koji Toyoda, where she learned about the Japanese HEADSPA and lifestyle. Later on, she became a recognized Hair & Scalp Therapist at BMA Organic Salon & Head Spa in Beverly Grove. Check out the Vogue article in our press section!
Vi has a natural ability to serve others. In fact, she finds it rewarding. She spends a lot of her free time giving back. You can find Vi at CROP on Monday & Friday.
Follow her journey on Instagram