Hello, My name is Gilbert Tafoya. I’ve been in the hairdressing business for 37 years. Graduated from Cosmetology at Cerritos College. Started looking for Salons right away. Went though a few Salons before landing a Great Salon in Lakewood, CA called Marti Harvey and Friends. I was employed there for six months and started to learn some new technique before she closed the doors. I moved on to George Oliveri Salon in Long Beach, CA. I met a lot of great hairdressers and had some great education classes from Redken, Tigi, Aveda and Joico! but was time to move on. I moved down the street to Sharrion James Salon where I started renting a station it was a good choice, until she sold the salon, I started to wonder is it me! So I had to find a new place, which is when I landed at D’Aversa Salon, which I’ve worked there for 11 years. Another great salon full of great hairdressers and great education. I do want to say that I thank my clients and appreciate each and very one of them!