George Portillo

Manager / Stylist

In 2018 George packed his Chicago life in a bag and was on the next flight to LA. He knew this wasn’t going to be easy, but with a heart full of dreams nothing was going to get in his way. In a short period of time, George started to build a name for himself in Orange county. His fun, Latin Midwest personality, and technical creative work was won his salon guests over and keeps them coming back for more.

The beauty industry is constantly changing, knowledge is key in a salon, which translated well for George as he took on an educator role with Easihairpro, creating successful salon professionals nationwide. You’d think he’d stop there. But nope! He continues to find ways to elevate his carrier and take it to the next level.

Now, he’s joined the Diamond family as a full-time salon director and hair-artist. With a big smile on his face, George is excited to grow and rebuild the salon. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Ariane Simard


Born and raised in San Clemente, Ariane Simard is a bubbly, down to earth hair stylist that will bring out your inner beauty every time.

Starting off her career in Newport Beach, CA. Arian has worked events at Pelican hill, has worked on news reporters, producers, and actresses to name a few. After mastering her craft it was time for her to branch out! Whether you are looking to have a blowout to get the weekend started, haircut, color, or keratin, Ariane will have you out in a blink of an eye!

“Making every guest feel special, and even more confident when leaving the salon brings so much joy to my heat. I’m excited to be a part of the amazing team at Diamond Salon”.

Amanda Cathcart


Born and raised in Laguna Niguel, Amanda has always been passionate about all things hair and beauty. She has worked behind the chair for three years and consistently dedicates herself to growing and refining her technique. With an eye for perfection, she is sure to provide clean and desired results.

As a master stylist and makeup artist, Azita has performed her magic in a number of photoshoots, runway shows, award shows, weddings, and special events. Regardless of the event attending, she will always leave your camera ready.

Azita is a perfectionist who doesn’t stop with adequate but rather makes it her goal to ensure you are thrilled with your look every time you are in her chair.

Carolyn Gallegos


Carolyn is a SoCal native who’s lived in Capistrano Beach over the past years. With 30 years of experience, She specializes in classic/ traditional styles. If you love short, Pixie, bob haircuts then she’s the girl for you. The best part of this journey has been making lasting friendships with her salon guests. Carolyn loves the fun and exciting energy at the salon, it makes every day feel less like work when we work as a team and share knowledge.

Elizabeth Laplant


Elizabeth has been in the industry for 20+ years. Graduating Paul Mitchell in 2010, found that hair was het true passion. The beauty industry is constantly evolving, education is KEY. Each head of hair is as unique as the client. Salon services need to cater to the individual and the experience. She looks forward to each and every client’s visit, always providing the best.

Lindsey Vitta


Lindsay has always had a natural talent and passion for hair. After graduating from Vidal Sassoon Academy, she has had the opportunity to work at thriving salons the past 13 years and attend many classes to further her career. One of the highlights of her career thus far has been styling hair for numerous runway shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. She specializes in color, extensions, and precision haircuts. Lindsey strives to give her guests a style that not only fits their personality and that they can style on their own but to educate them how to care for their hair. When she isn’t behind the chair Lindsey enjoys spending time with her family and 2 Boston terriers and traveling.

Lisa Engelsman


Lisa Engelsman is passionate about delivering an exceptional cut and color experience by taking the time and care to actively listen to client’s wants and needs and doing a thorough consultation. Clients benefit from Lisa’s many years of salon experience and ownership combined with a broad cut and coloring education base from Aveda and Davines.

Michelle Moloci


Born and raised in Orange County. Michelle has worked behind the chair for 5 years; she loves doing hair because it’s an art form. It allows both her and salon guests to express themselves. It’s very important for her to build a connection with every guest when in her chair. By doing this, it’s very natural to meet expectations, whether it’s a subtle or drastic change, she is up for the challenge. When she’s not in the Salon, Michelle loves to spend her time swimming and hanging out at the beach, and checking out the artwork in Laguna Beach.

Megyn Garcia


Sylvia Rico


The mission of Sylvia Rico Esthetics is to provide outstanding services that meet the goals and needs of all clients. A relationship built on confidence and understanding is with genuine intention to give all clients the highest level of satisfaction in a relaxed and inviting

As a veteran esthetician for 17 years, I strive for excellence and take pride in delivering personalized, dedicated service. My skills are unique, and I am constantly learning with a genuine passion for the most innovative techniques to ensure the needs and goals of all my clients are achieved.