Cynthia M. Valdez, Blush leader/Independent Educator/Lead Educator at House of Collaboration

Cynthia started her career in the mid 90’s at an upscale North Dallas salon following in the footsteps of her family. She has since taken part in starting numerous salons, today Blush at Bishop Arts is where she calls home and where she shares her love of education and our industry with her amazing staff. Cynthia attributes her career to her persistence, strong work ethic, as well as lots and lots of support from family, friends and her clients.

Education is not new to Cynthia. In fact, it has been a fundamental pillar in her business from the beginning. Whether it be educating her clients, staff or friends, education is where her passion lies and why she was such a compliment to the Business of Balayage team for 2 years. As a strong lead educator, she is constantly on the go traveling the country, as well as hosting classes in her salon for leading industry professionals such as the Business of Balayage, Sam Villa, Elizabeth Faye and many more. This clear passion to expand her career in education started in 2010 upon hiring her first full time assistant, and realizing the pure joy that endeavor brought her. Now as she embarks on her own independent education journey, she brings with her a very unique experience of inspiration, passion and a love for sharing her sought after signature looks!

Cynthia’s specialty behind the chair is in creating dimensional balayage work for her clients, and the creative artistry that goes along with creating natural looking yet breath taking blended tones.


marissa-cazaresMarissa Cazares, Salon manager/ Educator / Stylist

Marissa is the salon manager and a full time stylist behind the chair. She has been with Blush for three and a half years and specializes in balayage, women’s hair cutting and color, and will soon be adding extensions to her long list of services. She was an educator for the Business of Balayage for a year before venturing into independent education. Her favorite thing about the hair industry is meeting and connecting with new people while making their hair dreams come true. To contact Marissa, shoot an email to


shaina-nguyenShaina Nguyen, Stylist

Shaina is focused, driven and has true understanding and passion for balayage. She is meticulous in her work and always eager to learn new techniques. She is also one of our very talented makeup artists here at Blush. One of her main goals is to become an educator in future so she has recently begun to dip her toes into the education world.


juliet-ochoaJuliet Ochoa, Stylist

Juliet is passionate, dedicated and no stranger to hard work. She earned her cosmetology license throughout high school and began her career here at Blush soon at the same time. Her first passion and greatest talent is updos and styling. She also spent more than a year under Cynthia’s wing learning the ins and outs of balayage. Education is her number one priority as she is a full-time college student pursuing a business degree. Her goal is to become a successful salon owner someday.


Morgan Nuessner, Stylist

While growing up in Fayetteville, Arkansas,  Morgan decided to go to beauty school immediately after high school. It had always been a passion of hers and she wanted to waste no time jumping on that dream! Moving around from Austin to Spain to Dallas she had to finally settle down. Vivids are her first love with all the creativity it provides. She is quickly falling in love with naturals and all the dimensions that can come with it. With almost 7 years in the business she’s eager to continue great service at Blush and growing her craft.

Amy Salas – Esthetician

Amy is our licensed esthetician, certified Xtreme Lash technician and one of our makeup artists. She is a skincare guru and her personality alone will make your day. Her services include: luxury lash extension application, beauty enhancing makeup application, facial waxing (specializing in Brow reshaping and maintenance), Lash/Brow tinting and facials.