Meet our Team

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debora routhe

Debora is an American Board Certified colorist with over 3 decades of experience in the salon industry.  She has played many roles in the industry ranging from stylist to salon manager, trainer, and salon owner.  She opened her own salon studio, Full Strands Inc. four years ago which offers help to women with fine and thinning hair concerns.

She is certified in all methods of hair enhancements and continues to spread her knowledge through certification programs, workshops, and training videos.

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Amber Ohara

Amber is a Board Certified colorist and master stylist with over 18 years experience behind the chair. She has worked in all facets of the industry and was the brain child behind The Business of Balayage before selling her shares and moving on to open Gold & Braid Salon. 

Her eye for color and passion for evolvement has kept her in the top of her industry. Her passion lies in training other stylists to experience the beauty in the industry. 

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Amber Payne

Amber is a bubbly brunette with a killer personality: she’s super sweet and totally down-to-earth. But don’t let that fool you, she’s a powerhouse stylist with skills that are hard to find, from blowouts to makeup and waxing she does it all. With over 5 years of experience Amber truly has a passion for people. To her there is nothing more rewarding than making people feel like "their best selves".

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René Olson

 Rene is a seasoned stylist with over 20 years experience in the industry. Her roots began in the Newport Beach / Costa Mesa area. She relocated to South Orange County when she founded Gold & Braid Salon in 2012. "My passion lies in making my clients feel and look their best. I love seeing that extra bounce in their step when they walk out the door."
  Rene's specializes in women's short haircuts and bob's. As former owner she is proud to be a part of the Gold & Braid team as it continues to thrive.


Our junior stylists are new professionals who are building their business and offering services at 50% off

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Leigh Schubert

Leigh has a passion for hair coloring, and loves creating both natural and vivid looks and excels at both. Having a creative out look she is always interested in trying something new. She has been educated in both cut and color at Advanced Beauty College. Leigh has been trained in advanced Balayage techniques. She is a certified Brazilian Blowout technician and specializes in creative cuts, color, balayage, blowouts, updos & tape in extensions. See her work on IG @beachlifebalayage