Kara Miller 


Makeup Artist


Alankara Aveda Lifestyle Salons feature the top talent in the industry. Our Team is Aveda-trained, and works constantly to improve their craft in order to bring you supurb professional services. Alankara is a full service salon, and can meet all your hair care & skin care needs.

We are dedicated to providing an amazing experience. Every Guest, Every Time.

Michelle Mata
Master Stylist

Aveda Master Trainer

Culture Leader

Michelle has over 20 years in the industry, is a certified California State Board of Cosmetology Master Trainer, and was also trained by Aveda's Global Master Trainer Lupe Voss. She also does exceptional men's cuts. She loves working with her guests to help them achieve a customized look to suit their personality. Michelle's work has been featured in L.A. Bride magazine.

Michelle directs our internal stylist training program, and elevates the stylist team year after year. She is also steward of our culture.

Abby Miller

Master Stylist

Makeup Artist


Abby comes to us directly from the prestigious Aveda Institute of Los Angeles. Abby is a multi-talented beauty professional with skills that range across hair, skin, and nails. Abby has received extensive training in Aveda color, cut, makeup and facial services. She also has a special love for braiding, curly hair, texture and unique styling. Abby has a warm heart and prides herself in being a good listener and understanding just what her guests need. She wants to make you feel beautiful from head to toe.   

Monica Vela

Master Stylist

Makeup Artist 

​Aveda Trainer

​Monica is a hard-working & exceptionally talented Master Stylist who especially loves seeing the joy on her client’s face after a transformational hair cut. She knows just what products, tools & techniques to create your perfect cut + color + style. Monica has received training from the Aveda training center in Los Angeles as well as multiple Aveda Master Class Series. Monica pours her heart and warmth into every experience!

Bonnie Palmer

Master Stylist

Bonnie has been in the industry for over 22 years, the last 13 of which have been with the innovative and exciting line of Aveda products. Bonnie remains at the forefront of contemporary style trends, color enhancement and grooming techniques. Her passion and love for the industry are always reflected in her professionalism, creativity and attention to detail. She is a perm expert!

Business Development Team - dedicated to ensuring Alankara continues to be a top Aveda and Estée Lauder location. 

Hannah Olson

Client Experience Director

​Introducing Hannah Olson, a true Coachella Valley Desert native, has an unwavering passion for all things skincare and beauty. She's absolutely thrilled to embark on her journey with Aveda and pursue her dream of becoming an esthetician! She’s also the proudest fur mama to her beloved husky dog and adorable cats, spreading joy and positivity wherever she goes!

Guest Experience Team - dedicated to ensuring an amazing experience for all our guests.

Mariah Guillermo


Kiana McIntyre

Client Experience Associate

​Kiana joins our Alankara Aveda Family with great retail and customer service experience. She loves connecting with guests, and her outgoing and friendly personality is a joy to be around. Kiana prides herself in going the extra step to make her guest feel seen and appreciated!

Alejandra Gutierrez


Aveda Artists - international award wining hair, skin, and nail professionals with a passion providing great guest experience.

Kristen McLeod

Master Stylist 

Kristen is an Aveda trained master colorist and has received training from Aveda global directors David Adams and Lupe Voss. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Kristen has mastered all areas of cut, color and specialized styling. She is dedicated to Aveda and to giving her guests the best experience possible. Kristen is sincerely dedicated to the vision of every guest she has. In her free time, Kristen loves hiking, camping and exploring our beautiful desert!  

Caitlin Singer

Salon Director

Corporate and Social Affairs Director

Caitlin manages corporate logistics with Aveda for Alankara Aveda Salons. With a degree from University of Montana, and over 20 years of experience with Aveda from Aveda HQ in Minnesota, Aveda Southern California Salon Development Partner, and Aveda Independent Experience Center Director, Caitlin takes pride in ensuring Alankara Aveda Lifestyle Salons continue to perform as one of Aveda's top service salons in the world.

George Haro

Master Stylist 

Carlos Lopez


Assistant Team Director

Carlos is a jack of all trades. He prides himself in exceptional guest service, Aveda product knowledge, amazing hair services, and heart-led team development. 

Carlos directors our internal professional development program, helping new team members flourish within our Aveda Family. 

Manomi de Silva



With international fashion industry hair-stylist roots, London training, and successful salons in Los Angeles and SE Asia, Manomi established her local salons and the Aveda brand in the desert over 35 years ago. With a passion for hair, business, and people Manomi's  Aveda Lifestyle Salons have won awards locally and internationally growing and evolving the Aveda Brand to new heights and dimensions. Manomi is Aveda's largest individual partner, affording her and her salons access to Aveda resources and support unlike any other salon. 

Manomi's number one passion is the well-being and experience of her loyal guests. She takes great pride in providing unparalleled service.  Also close to her heart is the development and growth of her Alankara Stylist and Esthetician Family. Manomi is committed to innovation, growth, and the highest level of service.

Dimitri de Silva
Director of Legal Affairs/ Business Development

Dimitri, the son of Alankara's founder, focuses on the business development and Estée Lauder/Aveda corporate relations.

A graduate of UCLA, and Arizona State University's College of Law, Dimitri handles all legal and business elements.  Dimitri provides business training and development to ensure each member and location continues to grow and flourish. Dimitri works hard to ensure Alankara Aveda continues to develop, while adhering to the highest level of guest experience.

Jackie Ramirez

Master Stylist

Skin Care Specialist


Makeup Artist


Jackie is one of our multi-talented beauty professionals with skills across the board! Jackie's passion for makeup is what lead her to the beauty industry. A graduate of Aveda's Hair Color Magic Master Class and Aveda makeup with Nick Marshall, Jackie has received top training in all areas of cosmetology, including certification as a master makeup artist. After joining our Aveda family, Jackie has completed Aveda training in hair, skin, nails, waxing and makeup. Jackie believes beauty comes full circle and should not stop at hair. Her warm and loving approach is loved by all her guests. 

Isaiah Sauve

Master Stylist

Isaiah is an Aveda expert and also Aveda certified in both hair and skin. Isaiah has studied at the Aveda training center in Los Angeles and has been certified as both a color and cut expert. After completing the Aveda color mastery series, Isaiah went on to complete advanced skincare and esthentician training with Aveda. He has also completed Hair Color Magic Master Class by Aveda's Global Master Trainer Lupe Voss. With talents accross the board, Isaiah is ready to handle any of his guests needs. Isaiah prides himself in keeping a positive demeanor and creating a positive experience for his guests. 

Matthew Salazar


Dylan Cooray
Director of Internal Operations and Education

Dylan, the son of Alankara's founder, focuses on the internal operations of each location to ensure it meets its full potential each and every day. Dylan takes pride in high-level guest engagement and experience.

With a degree from Arizona State University and completion of Aveda's business school, Dylan leads the team in product education and training. Working with each team member on Aveda products, ingredients, and potential for results.

Manny Polina 

Master Stylist

Manny is a master trained Aveda stylist at Alankara. He has received training from some of the biggest names known across our industry and prides himself in his diversity of knowledge. Whether it be painted balayage, a fresh layered cut or a seamless men's fade, Manny loves to provide whatever his guests need to feel their best, both inside and out. 


$100k+ Annual Employee Earnings

Retirement Program and Benefits​

Aveda Training and Education

Internal Training and Professional Development

Establishing and growing the Aveda brand in the desert for over 40 years, Alankara Aveda Lifestyle Salons are amongst the top performing Aveda Salons in the world with a track record of success built around Aveda and in-house training, business development, and year-after-year growth of our team members. 

Interested in joining our Aveda Family and growing your career? Email your resume to Alankara@AlankaraSalon.com, or drop off a resume at any of our locations.

All Alankara Team members have been able to stay home safely with full pay and benefits  throughout the state-wide covid-19 related shutdowns a result of Alankara Salon practices and benefits. Join a salon that protects you, your livelihood, and career. All team members have retirement benefits, one-on-one professional development, and the ability to earn over $100,000+ annually.

Sharya de Silva
Director of Design and Brand

Sharya, the daughter of Alankara's founder, focuses on the design and construction each location to ensure an innovative, high functioning salon space. Sharya also designs and develops Alankara branding.

With a degree from UCLA, and a Masters from Brooklyn College, Sharya oversees the evolution of the locations, and their design, providing Alankara Aveda with creative and modern spaces to support its guests and high-level services. (Picture coming soon!)