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.
Hair Stylist, Nail Technician, Waxing Specialist, Esthetician
A native of South Carolina, Tiffany is jack of all trades. She is a multiple award winning body painter, makeup artist, skincare provider, waxing provider, nail tech, and hair stylist. Tiffany developed a passion for art and the beauty industry at a very young age and has since been taking over the world with her many skills. She has worked in New York Fashion Week, been named the top American body painter, is currently developing an exclusive line of body painting cosmetics, and has even appeared on television on season 3 of Skin Wars! Would you like a complete day of beauty? Tiffany can do it all for you!
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.
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.
A native of San Francisco, California, Amanda is one of our massage therapists and she has been actively doing body work since her late teens. She specializes in a combination of Swedish, Ayurvedic, hot stone, reflexology, and gua sha massages. Her strength as a care provider is the customization of a service to meet the needs of the body beneath her hands.
A native of North Carolina, Sarah is the warm smile of Rishi Salon and Spa! When she is not at the salon she is studying energy healing like Reiki and Shamanism, or hanging out with her beloved dog, Ozzy and going on adventures!
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 Durham, Linda has almost 30 years industry experience! She trained with Vidal Sassoon in both London & California for precision cuts. Linda is an expert with highlights and has amazing tricks for gray coverage. Linda believes in working with her clients to achieve the best hair solutions for each individual. Her associates degree in Applied Science gives her special insight when formulating color combinations!
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 in the culinary arts having studied at Cordon Bleu in London and soon thereafter 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