Stylist / Instructor / Owner
While growing up, Long trained himself to not only cut his friend’s hair, but also his own. The gratification of making others feel good about themselves sparked an urge for Long to pursue his passion in the beauty industry. With that ambition, Long graduated and received his cosmetology license in the year 2000 with his wife, Kay. After working at previous salons and gaining loyal clients and lifelong friends, he decided to start up his own venture. In 2007, Long and his brother, Dustin decided to partner up and open up Absolute Salon here in Walnut Creek. When he’s not at the Salon, you can catch him spending time with his family or at the beauty college where he dedicates himself to educating students learn more about the industry.
Kay has been with Absolute Salon since the beginning and has gained a longstanding following of clients and friends. Her career started with her husband Long, as she graduated and got her license the same time as him. Kay is a great colorist and stylist and has the countless yelp reviews that speak for themselves. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with her husband and family.
Mary is the "pillar" of Absolute Salon. She's been at this salon before it even became Absolute. Mary truly has the most years of experience of all the stylists under her belt. She’s been loyal, loving, and caring to not only her colleagues, but all her clients and friends. It’s hard to find someone like Mary at a salon, and we’re proud to have her be part of this team for such a long time.
Paulina studied at Paris Beauty College where she met Long, her beauty instructor and owner of Absolute Salon. Straight after graduation, she began working at the salon in April 2011. She constantly stays updated on the latest beauty trends and techniques by attending beauty industry shows, classes, and being mentored by Long and the team of beauty experts.
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After Jennifer completed Cosmetology school where she was instructed by Long, Jennifer went on to pursue Barbering. She enjoys the field and stays up to date by attending hair shows and classes.