Team

Mary Lieby, Master Stylist, Owner

In the 19 years that Mary has been doing hair, she’s learned that taking the time to truly listen to her clients is the key to success. She keeps up with current innovations and blends what she learns into styles that flatter her clients. Mary’s passion for color theory and chemistry gives her tools to create brilliant hair color that compliments skin tones, gives the hair depth and movement while maintaining hair health. Mary loves being a hairstylist and brings that joy to The Nook every day. She is thrilled to offer Aveda hair color and educate her clients on using the healthiest products for their hair.

 Aisha Brown, Stylist

Aisha is a versatile stylist whose talents include bold, edgy color along with curly and ethnic hair types. She works with a range of hair texture services including: permanent waves, relaxers, and the latest keratin smoothing treatments. Creative with color, precise with cuts, and passionate about design, she helps her clients find that “just right” look that illuminates the beauty they already possess.

Alison Brown, Stylist

Alison brings 15 years of experience to our team. She really enjoys customizing your new style.  Along with many talents, Alison excels in creating short hair styles , making your highlights glow, and helping you transition into a fresh new look.  Alison has the patience and experience to safely take dark hair as light as you wish to go!

Char Donahue-Muse, Stylist

Hair has been Char’s passion for 20 years.  She joined  our styling team in 2014  and we couldn’t be happier with the fit.  Char has been taking as many Aveda classes as she can to really understand their color and cutting systems.  Aveda’s education gives all of our stylist a wonderful platform to continue to grow as well as keep up with current trends.

Tatum Woelfel, Esthetician

New to The Nook, Tatum brings experience as an internationally trained esthetician and her heart of a Santa Cruz local.  Her passion lies with natural skincare for healthy, glowing skin.  Tatum enjoys helping each client find their elemental balance with a customized Aveda facial.  Tatum has the expertise, patience, and thoughtfulness to create a skincare treatment that will relax your mind and body while helping your skin look and feel it’s best.  She is confident that with Aveda’s botanically sourced skincare, even the most sensitive skin can be pampered and those that lingered too long in the sun can find rejuvenation with a plant based peel.

Gemma Depolo, Massage Therapist

Given the fast-pace and stressful world we live in Gemma believes it is vital to schedule time for self-care and rejuvenation. She strives to offer the space and opportunity for people to melt into wellness. Her client-centered approach is based in listening to her client’s unique goals for each session, and to intuitively blend modalities, creating a personalized massage.

Dedicated to providing therapeutic and relaxing massage in Santa Cruz since 2001 Gemma is state certified to provide Acupressure, Shiatsu, Traditional Thai, Pre-Natal Swedish, Reflexology, and Intrinsic Touch Massage.

Whether you’re looking for a blissful escape, or needing to address a specific issue, Gemma strives to create a therapeutic space to meet your individual needs. Unwind and reboot with a sophisticated massage designed especially for you.