Salon & Spa Talent
Meet Katy! (AKA Mom)
Owner, Master Stylist
A native of California, Katy is a master stylist and the owner of Rishi Salon ad Spa which she named after her husband Rishi. She spent a lot of time in Brazil learning Portuguese and falling in love with the culture. Katy believes that beauty transcends the physical form and because of this, she dreamed of opening a space with a welcoming and soothing atmosphere where men and women from all walks of life and from every different background could come and feel special. She provides all of her guests with an interactive, hands on experience, involving them as much as possible in the process of achieving their desired end result. Her favorite services are creative color melting and precision hair cutting, and she enjoys every chance she gets to create her art.
A native of Indialantic, Florida, recently relocated here to N.C.. Christina is a seasoned hairdresser whom has been in the industry for 23 years now. When she is not at the salon, she is spending time with her daughter. Christina specializes in color, foiling, color correcting, and Balayage techniques. She is a certified Hair Loss Expert with Zenagen as well as certified in Brazilian Blowouts. Also recently certified with Babe hair extensions. She believes in thorough consultations to make sure the line of communication is clear and happiness is always the end result. Christina is looking forward to finally giving your hair a home.
Hicham comes to us with 30 years experience. More about Hicham coming soon!
A native of Southern California, Liz is one of our massage therapists. She has unbelievable strength in her gifted hands and she will relieve any pain causing knots. She specializes in therapeutic, sports, and prenatal massage. She strives to provide her guests with a relaxing experience and wants them to come out of their massage feeling pampered and relieved. When she's not at Rishi, she's hosting Pampered Chef parties, and going on adventure with her son.
A native of Pennsylvania, Janice is our Reiki Master. She has been studying and practicing Reiki Healing for over 15 years. Her first passion was the culinary arts. Having studied at Cordon Bleu in London and soon after working as an assistant chef for Jacques Pepin and later Julia Child. She founded her own cooking school in California, had her own radio cooking show, and developed the Natural Chef Program at Central Carolina Community College. Throughout her impressive career she developed a second passion for helping and healing people through the art of Reiki.
Janice holds a monthly Reiki Meetup group at the Unity Center of Peace every 1st Saturday of the month. For info, see the Rishi Radiant Reiki Meetup Group
Eddy is one of our Master Stylists. His passion for beauty began during his dance days in his mid teens where he had to learn the intricacies of makeup. After college he decided that beauty was his first and true passion and attended cosmetology school to make his dreams of making every person's inner beauty shine outwardly, come true. He specializes in blondes, from balayage to foiling and color, but he also enjoys every facet of hair design and makeup artistry. Eddy is also our certified Brazilian Blowout Master. His makeup work has been featured in local fashion and bridal magazines, as well as on top of local runway shows and the stages of beauty pageants. He is fluent in English and Spanish and is in the process of learning Portuguese, French, and will soon be attending his first class to learn American Sign Language.
A native of Ann Arbor MI, Nick graduated from the Aveda Institute of Chapel Hill, NC class of 2010. Since, Nick has had wonderful opportunities to apprentice under talented hairdressers and has become fluent in custom color formulations and color corrections, as well as cutting and styling all textures of hair. Nick values continuing education and consistently stays on top of popular trends, and techniques, and informed about quality products. You can even find Nick offsite at weddings styling Bridal hair as Rishi Salon and Spa’s Bridal Specialist. During a thorough consultation, Nick will inform you of the best options for your hair type, and help you meet your hair goals. He also strives to educate his clients about proper at home maintenance and styling. Nick's chair is EQUALITY friendly, so come as you are!
A native of Wisconsin, Lisa is our senior nail technician and she has a passion for nail art. She takes her time to ensure that your service is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible and strives for your nails and toenails to look perfect and last for as long as possible. Lisa is currently working towards her Divinity Degree, and enjoys spending time with her two beautiful daughters.
Sheila is a massage therapist who received her training from The Healing Arts Massage School in Raleigh. Her Journey in the healing arts field began with the development of a daily yoga practice, this being a modality and catalyst for her own healing. She is moved by the therapeutic effects massage has on the physical and emotional level, honoring the connection they have with one another. She blends soothing lymphatic massage with energy healing and specializes in MFR/ trigger point therapy as well as Swedish. Sheila enjoys her morning walks in nature, yoga, and dance. She is fascinated with the journey to healing and would be happy to be of service to you.
More about Elizabeth coming soon!