I have been in the salon industry since 2001, and I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else. I started apprenticing at a premier salon in Burlingame, and from that moment on I was in love with the art of hair. Throughout the years I have continued my training at the very Famous House of Bumble in New York, Goldwell Hair Academy for advanced cut and color in Baltimore and Santa Monica, Unite Hair care in San Diego, Oribe styling education and have taken many classes locally; Berkley, San Francisco and Las Vegas as well as in salon private classes.
All of my clients have become my family and I love being able to put a smile on their face. When it comes to doing hair there is no limits, and that’s why I am always trying to learn more and find the next best thing in the hair world. My experience ranges from photo shoots, fashion shows, numerous bridal parties, coloring and cutting. It has become a huge passion of mine to be involved with the community, and contribute to different causes.
In 2011 my co-owner Rhea and I set out on our journey to open our dream, Le Reve Salon. I couldn’t be happier to work with some of the most talented stylist there are today. I am 100% dedicated to taking care of my team and clients needs. Thank you everyone for the constant love and support.
“Hair is beauty..it isn’t just external, but internal. It’s about being happy with who you are."
Rhea San Diego-Chin
Le Reve. My dream come true.
I have been a hair stylist in the wonderful city of Burlingame since 2004. My experience during these years have molded me into the stylist I am today. These experiences are composed of numerous trainings with high fashion companies (Oribe,Bumble and Bumble, Goldwell Academy, KMS and Unite), doing hair for photoshoots, fashion shows, weddings and special events.
Standing behind the chair, I've realized it's not just about "hair" it's being able to connect with people, to be able to learn, understand and relate to others in many different ways. With the trust of my clients, I have been given many opportunities to challenge myself creatively and build long lasting relationships.
I am so blessed to have such an amazing business partner, a talented salon team, very supportive clientele, family, friends, and a loving husband (my number one fan). These people inspire and motivate me to be the best person I can be. They are the essential reason of why I love what I do. I am forever grateful for my peers and appreciate everyone who has played such a huge role in my life. It is because of them that that Le Reve exists today.
Rhea San Diego-Chin
“Choose a job you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life."
The love and passion I have for the hair industry gives me the creative outlet to present my clients to the
world in any way they want. Whether it’s funky, edgy, sexy, and professional or all of those put
together, my goal is to have who is in my chair love who they see in the mirror.
I believe staying up to date in fashion and today’s styles and trends are very important as a stylist.
Attending Unite advance cut and color education in San Diego, Goldwell advanced cut and color
education, Oribe styling education, and Bumble and Bumble styling education in New York are some
examples of how I love challenging myself with different color and cut techniques.
My goal as a stylist and Le Reve Salon’s Bumble and Bumble educator is to inspire my clients with the
tools and knowledge they need to feel beautiful inside and out!
I love being a hairstylist and everything that comes with it! I did my schooling at the College of San Mateo and graduated in early 2005. Since then I have had training at an upscale salon in Burlingame, attended Bumble & Bumble classes in New York and Goldwell color and cutting classes locally and in Orange County.
I moved to Las Vegas, NV in 2008, where I was working as a cocktail waitress and doing hair on the side (the waitresses loved having a friend who could do their hair, and I loved being that friend). In 2013 I decided to move back to the bay area so I can take my hairstyling career to the next level. Since I have been back to the bay area I have taken more Bumble, Goldwell , and Oribe classes.
I specialize in highlights, women’s cuts, color, blowdrys and sets. I am certified in the Keratin straightening treatment. I am very passionate when it comes to accomplishing the perfect blonde. Being a blonde myself I understand, and relate to every blonde that comes in my chair and I know how to achieve that gorgeous blonde each client desires.
I am so glad to be back in the Bay area so I can continue to do hair and focus on the career that I have always wanted. I am so happy to be a part of the Le Reve family. I also pride myself on listening and working with my clients so we can achieve the perfect style for each and every one of you!
Growing up in the bay area, I always knew at a young age that I wanted to become a hairstylist. It wasn’t until I started at the top premier salon in Burlingame where I realized it would become my passion. Over thirteen years ago I started as an apprentice at Trio. It was shortly after that when I found myself gravitating to the art of coloring hair. Soon after I realized I wanted to specialize in hair color.
I have attended multiple Goldwell Academy classes, constantly learning and gaining more knowledge to the art of color. I was honored to become one of the color specialist educators at Trio. I loved teaching everyone what I loved to do. In 2013 I found my new home at Le Reve Salon. I am so excited to be able to share my art and creative ways here at Le Reve.
I love corrective color (especially box color mishaps), and also creative color. As for hair coloring the possibilities are endless and I will always continue to keep up on the latest color trends along with constantly fine tuning timeless colors. I love making my clients feel beautiful and being able to have their hair vision come to life is one of the best feelings ever!
Being a hairstylist is not just a career for me. It’s a passion. I have always been an extremely creative individual. To be able to use my creativity every day to make people look and feel good is a blessing. I worked for 12 years at Trio Hair Salon in Burlingame and was fortunate to receive phenomenal education. I have attended many classes for hair cutting and styling from Bumble and Bumble as well as training from Vidal Sassoon, KMS and Kerastase. I also had extensive training from the most fabulous color line available, Goldwell.
One of the best parts of being a hairstylist is that there are always new and exciting things to learn. I love coming back from classes with a renewed sense of inspiration and fun new tricks to master.
Early 2014 I started my new chapter of my career here at Le Reve Salon, and I couldn’t be more excited. They are all wonderfully talented and passionate individuals who give so much of themselves to this craft and they inspire me every day. I look forward to our fast growing world of hair and continuing my education so I am always growing as a stylist.
I am truly passionate about my work, I feel as though I was born to be a hairstylist. I am very blessed to come from a family full of successful hairstylists who have helped pave the way to my success. I am so grateful for the 20 plus years of experience in the hair industry, it has shaped me into the stylist that I am today. I have had such amazing opportunities to grow and learn from some of the top companies in the hair world, leaders such as Vidal Sassoon, Goldwell, Framesi, Bumble&Bumble, and Aveda.
I feel I have a great ability to relate to my clients which has helped me to create and achieve the styles that will work best for them. It is a privilege to have my clients trust me with their hair and to be worthy to get to know them and their families in such a special way. As a mother, wife and women I understand how important it is to look and feel your best as well as how it may be a struggle, it is my goal that every client leaves the salon feeling and looking their best ready to conquer whatever lies ahead.