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Nicole Centofante

Nicole began her career with a strong foundation having graduated the Paul Mitchell Academy in Costa Mesa, California. She worked with the schools advanced design team which led her to excel in many areas, her skills often catching the eye of her superiors.  Her fearless attitude proved true when jumping into projects such as hair and make-up for high profile events and fashion shows all around the Los Angeles area. Always staying current with the latest trends and styles, Nicole is constantly improving herself by learning new techniques and methods taught by the industries finest. Having received thorough training in lines such as Davines, Aveda, Wella, Paul Mitchell, Redken, and personal training with Maurice Tidy of Vidal Sasoon, she is sure to provide top quality work for her clients. With her extensive knowledge in areas such as cuts, colors, extensions, and up-do’s she offers the total package. Nicole prides herself on creating the best possible experience for her clients. She is sure to make any client feel as marvelous as they look, by the time they leave her chair.

Madison Chavez

Madison has been in the beauty industry since 2007. She has received education from accomplished academies and inventors such as Aveda, Toni and Guy, and Maurice Tidy of Vidal Sassoon. Madison instantly had a love for all things “hair.” Entering the industry with a thirst for knowledge, she was able to further her education through advanced cut and color training. She also became an expert and salon specialist in Keratin treatments. In an industry that is ever-changing, she is committed to providing herself and her clients with the knowledge and tools to produce beautiful hair. Being the well-rounded stylist that she is, she continues to train and perfect her art by taking classes with renowned educators from all over the country. She has a keen eye, and is able to see what looks best with the face shape and complexion of each client. Not only does Madison listen but she genuinely cares for each client that sits in her chair. She helps them achieve a beautiful style that best suits them. She is also extremely patient, friendly, and accommodating which provides a comfortable and stress free environment for all of her clients.



-Davines mission statement

Our Story

Back in the summer of 2010, Nicole started working for one of the top hair salons in the South Bay. She had only been there for two weeks when she met Madison, who had been hired shortly after her. For the next five years they attended educational classes together, did photo shoots, and got hands-on training with many seasoned hair stylists from all over the country. Over time they became very close friends and decided they wanted to be able to work for themselves. They both had a dream to one day  become successful salon owners in the South Bay. Studio Twenty Six was born when the girls decided to make that dream a reality.


Our Vision

We wanted to create an environemt that people would love to come, relax, and get pampered. We want our guests not to just feel like clients, but also friends. 

When we chose to use Davines as our color and product line, we did so with good reason. After doing lots if reasearch it was decidided that this company stood for everything we were looking for. 

Davines, a family-founded company based out of Italy, is a veteran in the hair care industry. They began producing luxurious hair care products for world renowned cosmetic companies several decades ago and later transitioned to developing their own brand. Their hair care lines cater to a number of hair types. Davines is a remarkable company that is dedicated to sustainability and a continually eco-conscious attitude. You can read more about that HERE




We started by finding two of the world's leading PHD's in Materials and Chemistry that had never worked on hair products before, Dr. Eric Pressly and Dr. Craig Hawker. With this fresh outlook, this dream team invented a single ingredient chemistry, that is free of silicone or oils, that links broken bonds in the hair during and after chemical services making them stronger than they were before. It may all sound like the same old mumbo jumbo, but check out what top colorists are saying about Olaplex all over social media. As they say, the proof is in the pudding.


Olaplex will give you the confidence, the insurance, and the ability, not to be stressed out worrying about the integrity of your client's hair. Clients will notice their hair being softer, shinier, easier to manage with less frizz for weeks.


Add an OLAPLEX treatment to your color service today!

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