Creative Director | Stylist
Marcia Beck’s enthusiasm for the salon industry began twenty-four years ago, with her first job as a junior stylist. She loved to see the delight on her clients’ faces when their inner beauty came shining through. For nine years she developed her craft in San Diego’s competitive market while taking every opportunity to hone and perfect her skills.
Her move to the natural beauty of California’s Central Coast inspired a fresh commitment to environmental responsibility. By then, Marcia was owner of the successful salon, Honey, in Morro Bay. While it was known for being a creative and stylish place, Marcia wanted more from the experience for herself, her colleagues and her clients. She started researching non-toxic methods that didn’t rely on harsh chemicals and spent years planning for a whole new kind of salon that would align her ideals with her passion for hair. The result: Hive Natural Beauty Collective.
Marcia is proud to have opened the first Certified Eco-Friendly Salon in San Luis Obispo county. She still feels that thrill when she sees her clients’ faces light up with the confidence and joy that comes from the perfect hair style, but NOW, she has the added satisfaction of knowing her service is provided in a healthy, non-toxic way.
Salon Manager | Stylist
For the past seven years, Kelsey Tikker’s focus has been on helping clients find fashionable, modern styles that are easily managed at home. Conscientious of busy schedules and demands on her clients’ time, she strives to solve challenging hair issues with great haircuts that require a minimum of effort and only a short list of styling products—if any—to reproduce the look for every day.
Kelsey’s message of sophisticated simplicity has evolved to a whole new level since joining the team at Hive. She utilizes the salon’s non-toxic product collection to reinforce her natural and uncomplicated approach to beauty.
Monica Ziessler is just one of those people who sees beauty in everyone. Known for her genuine kindness, Monica combines her love for people with knowledge and passion for hair to create unique styles inspired by her clients’ own natural beauty. In fact, nothing gives her greater professional pleasure than knowing that each person who sits in her chair feels comfortable, well-looked after and just as gorgeous as she sees them.
Since starting her career as a hair stylist, it’s been Monica’s intent to work for an ethical, environmentally conscious salon. She achieved that goal as a founding member of Hive Natural Beauty Collective, where she is thrilled to show her clients the benefits of safe, green beauty.
Lindsey started her career 5 years ago in San Diego where she attended countless cutting and coloring classes to really hone her skills. Furthering her education and staying ahead of the curve on trends is an important part of what makes Lindsey unique. Her passion is creating and enhancing your individual style, whether it be beachy waves, a polished bob or anything in between. Lindsey is eager to bring a collective vision to life.
“the absolute best part of what I do is making people feel good”
Born and raised on the Central Coast, local small-town girl Noelle Pritchard journeyed to both the Big Apple and LA to learn her craft. She’s brought her extensive experience back home and landed at Hive where she’s known for an intuitive sense of style, a keen eye for what will suit her clients best, and her big laugh.
Noelle prides herself in taking time to listen and ask questions in order to help her clients achieve creative, realistic results. She also specializes in special occasion and bridal styles.
Out of the salon you’ll most likely find Noelle spending time with her husband and her adorable little girl, or practicing her sweet dance moves.
Teréz has extensive experience. She is Sassoon-trained and has worked in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and most recently in the trendy Rockridge area of Oakland.
She specializes in fine hair, which she fully understands the challenges of, and “foiling”, adding depth and sophistication to blondes, and variegation to redheads and brunettes. Although she keeps current of trends, she prefers to help you develop your own style.
Terez considers her work as an art and has always leaned toward a healthy lifestyle of raw food, yoga and alternative healing. Hive is the perfect venue to merge those qualities. She has been working with no ammonia hair color since 2009.
Lisa Ponce Kim
Lisa specializes in cuts, color, wedding and special events styling as well as hair extensions. With artistic vision and precise attention to detail she achieves personalized looks for each client’s unique needs and individual beauty.
Lisa keeps up on the latest styles and techniques in the ever-changing hair styling world. Traveling extensively from New York to LA for classes, she is always improving her skills and adding to her repertoire. By teaming up with a Hollywood makeup artist, whose work is seen regularly in T.V. and print campaigns, Lisa has broadened her styling range for the needs of her ever-growing clientele.
Lisa’s goal is that every client feel comfortable and relaxed from start to finish and that they walk away from her chair looking and feeling their very best.
Naomi Camille Thomas
Esthetician & Certified Massage Therapist
Naomi Thomas is a Central Coast native who has studied locally and internationally. She has over 1000 hours of massage education, an esthetic license, and advanced training in skin care techniques as well as traditional Thai skin and body treatments. She has a passion and desire to be of service and to support her clients on the path to optimal health in mind, body and soul.
At Hive, Naomi features Eminence, the original leader in organic skin care. She offers organic waxing, spa treatments, organic air brush tanning, and body work. Each session is a unique blend of east and west traditions that create a personal treatment to sculpt the body with love.
Shellie knows that beauty is NOT just skin deep.
Working as an esthetician for 13 years she has developed a unique approach to skin care, which recognizes that what goes into your body is every bit as important as what you put on your skin.
With this perspective, Shellie started an Organic Cold-Pressed juice delivery service for people interested in finding their beautiful skin through detoxification. The results have been nothing short of amazing. When combined with skin care treatments from Epicuren, skin looks younger, and the body feels better with increased clarity, energy and vitality.
Kyrie has called San Luis Obispo home for the better part of 10 years, and is increasingly convinced that it truly is the happiest place on Earth (next to Disneyland, of course). She has gathered the majority of her experience working with various high end retailers and local companies, and thrives on getting to know the great people in our community. With her position at Hive, she is so excited to learn more about sustainable and healthy beauty! Outside of work, Kyrie can usually be found digging through one of the many local antique stores, exploring the areas surrounding us, and broadening her arsenal of useless trivia.
Nichole is a young married lassie who enjoys the company of good people, playing in the great outdoors, and jamming to the poppy sounds of Justin Timberlake. Traveling, camping and hiking are her indulgences. Dancing wildly (when no one is watching) and cuddling with her hubs are her joys. She embraces all of life’s many inspirations one cup of tea at a time by taking in the sights of all the happy people around her. This cheery little lady loves her job at Hive because it allows her the opportunity to connect with people in a thriving, healthy and creative environment. Above all, whatever projects, adventures, and journeys come her way she is committed to giving back through the act of serving, creative art of documenting, and precious gift of loving.
More of her work can be found at Folk Stories.