Karen Angel

Master Stylist / Founder

Panache and Co Salon founder Karen Angel is no stranger to the worlds of fashion, film, and beauty.

Karen is part of the “TiGi Creative Team”, a very exclusive group of Master Stylists who produce and execute Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week.

Karen has lent her talents to several designers during Mercedes Benz fashion week, such as the CDFA/Vogue Fashion Fund top winner Jonathan Simkhai and Libertine clothing which has a boutique in Bergdorf Goodman’s, and the lead stylist on Rihanna's hit show “Style to Rock”.


Teresa Pooley

Master Stylist

As one of the founders of Panache & Co. Salon Teresa contributed to and helped to cultivate the philosophies that have made Panache one of the top salons in San Diego.

Teresa’s natural affinity of the arts, fashion design, sculpting and architecture moved her to express her talents through hair dressing and photography, "My Inspiration- creating a style and hair shape that best suits your natural hair texture and lifestyle while making a statement of easy elegance." Teresa specializes in total image consulting and haircutting for men and women of all ages.


Kelly Robinson

Head of Basic Core Education /Cutting Specialist & Color

Kelly is the Head of Cutting Education at Panache under the mentorship of Karen Angel. Kelly has been styling hair for over 15 years & takes her own education to new heights by participating in Teachers Training at New York’s prestigious TiGi Education Academy & Advanced Color twice a year.

She is passionate about teaching and is continually seeking higher levels of education so she can mentor the next generation of up and coming stylists. Kelly loves incorporating her upbeat, positive and fun personality into her modern approach to classic shapes and styles. Come by Panache and meet her!


Sabrina Ornett

Head of Color Education /Blonde Specialist

Sabrina is a 3rd generation stylist, who has immersed herself in all aspects of the beauty industry for over 16years. She has the distinguished title of Head of Color Education for Panache & Co. Salon.

Sabrina’s talent doesn’t stop the art of hair painting; she is also the Panache & Co. Salon Master Makeup Artist. She uses top airbrush make up techniques from Dinair Airbrush Makeup Company. If you’re a Bride to Be or have an event to attend, your make up will be flawless when Sabrina finishes your look.


Michelle Smith

Senior Stylist

Michelle’s passion for the beauty industry is shown through her dedication to education. Her attention to the subtle nuances of hairstyling is illustrated in the beautiful hair this young woman creates. With over Six years in the industry and already making an impact in the San Diego community.

“My inspirations are fashion, high street fashion off the runway and my peers at Panache and Co. Salon who strive to consistently update and challenge me.


Cassie Montoya


Cassie is a 2nd Gen hairstylist whose passion for art is not only illustrated in her daily notebook sketches but continues through to her ability to mix gorgeous hues of pink, greens, violets and blues, using one of her favorite color brands TIGI Bed Head Color Trip.

Her natural artistic talent gives her Hair Painting technique that extra edge and Instagram-worthy look our clients seek. We see a great future for Cassie as she works towards TIGI Inspirational Youth contest and continues her passion for the Hairdressing.


Carly Rizzo

Lash Extension Expert & MUA

Carly has been with Panache and Company for 6yrs, starting as a hairstylist and then a brief sojourn to Europe, only to return to us with a renewed passion for beauty.

Her love of makeup and her attention to detail is what prompted us to send Carly to the World Renown “Extreme Lash” Academy for her lash extension courses, knowing she would flourish in this detailed oriented environment. Carly not only shows a true talent for premium lash extensions, but her Wedding Makeup talent is beautiful. Her desire to please people gives her the know-how to deliver our clients every need, especially on the big day.


Cynthia Estrada

Lead Guest Services

Cynthia has been with the Panache and Company for 7yrs. She is a truly positive force for our team. Cynthia personality was made for Customer Care, equipped with a beautiful smile and engaging demeanor, plus an undercurrent of calm thrown to equal the perfect combination to lead guest services and inspire our team each day.

Her talent for what we call “Cyn’s Creative Booking Technique” is unmatched. Just when you think you can’t get in to see your favorite stylist, Cynthia works her magic and finds an appointment that meets your needs.



Junior Stylist


Guest Relations