Voted Best Of Elk Grove

Meet The Team


Cory Kennedy | Owner & Hair Stylist

As a California native, hair stylist and Keratin treatment expert Cory Kennedy draws inspiration from his West Coast roots to craft fresh and trendy cuts for his roster of loyal clients. Praised for his ability to adapt to different hair types and textures, Cory is just as skilled at taming the most rebellious curls with his Keratin treatments, as he is at creating voluminous manes out of lifeless hair. His signature ‘dos  range from short, precise bobs, to laid-back, beachy waves, to smooth, layered locks. 

Cory takes pride in offering the same exceptional hair care  experience to every one of his clients at Nova Salon and Spa—a level of service  and professionalism that he abides by in every setting.

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Kristyl Martinez | Owner & Esthetician

Known to her many current clients as a remarkable and personable beauty-care professional who brings only the best with her treatments, skills and skin-care guidance. You will find in Kristyl one of those rare professionals you will consider “a good find” and rely on regularly to bring you the freshest and most-appealing appearance, whether for a special occasion or your everyday look. Kristyl has worked as an esthetician for over 15 years. She blends her techniques with the latest in knowledge, fundamentals and treatments from her experience. Her specialties include treatments and applications for anti-aging, diminishing the impacts of stress and lining throughout the face, and special techniques to address and correct acne-prone skin types. She utilizes the latest, most-modern equipment and technologies combined with traditional technique you will recognize instantly as a skillful touch from many years of working with all types of skin. She uses only the finest products, which she also can make available to her clients. Her sessions always are targeted to individual needs and skin types and guaranteed to get you on track to looking your absolute best!


Jamie Smith | Esthetician & Lash Artist

Over the years, Jamie has perfected her skills in brow grooming; lash extensions, and personalized makeup applications by working at various salons. She takes personalized service to the next level by offering highly customized makeup lessons and bridal makeup tutorials.


Rose Shewmaker | Nail & Lash Artist


Rose has gained much recognition for her artistry in nail and lash designs. Her meticulous attention to detail, magnetic personality, unrivaled design work, swift technical performance, reflect the fact that she has now become an in demand nail artist. Follow her at: @_lashesbyrose_

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Misha Pridgen | Hair Stylist

Misha has been a hairdresser with Nova Salon and Spa since the beginning. She creates relationships that last, whether it’s with her coworkers or her guests.  No matter what kind of appointment it is, you will find Misha laughing  and enjoying conversations with her guests. Nova’s core value of collaboration really resonates with her; when someone sits in her chair,  she works with them to figure out what is best for their hair.  Misha is a highly qualified hair colorist, and a qualified  hairdressing  lecturer, teacher and assessor. She is a passionate expert  in hair  cutting, styling and coloring, and for special occasions, she  is highly experienced in styling hair up, prom hair, and wedding hair. Follow her at: @bellezabymimi


Chris Taylor | Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist

Chris Taylor is an outstanding hair stylist with over 37 years of  professional experience, providing his services in California, Nevada,  and Illinois. He is fully licensed and has numerous certifications to  design and implement a look that is customized for you.  Chris is a  perfectionist who does not stop with adequate, but rather makes it his  goal to ensure you are thrilled with your look. He is proficient in any  number of styles, whether you desire your hair down, half up, or an  up-do looking elegant, couture, or simply chic. In addition to providing  his services locally, he is also available for travel both domestically  and internationally.

In addition to styling, Chris is also well  experienced in a variety of color and highlight application techniques  to achieve the perfect color without damage to your natural hair.   Working with the best quality add-on hair in the industry, Chris also  applies permanent and temporary hair extension for our clients to  achieve the optimum look.  To round out his masterful experience, he  also performs many smoothing treatments for our guests.

As a  master colorist and stylist, Chris has performed his magic in a number  of photo shoots, runway, weddings, and special events. He also shares  his expertise by providing private and group consultations and lessons.