Meet the Team



Erika Kotite [on staff since 2015]
(310) 533-2552
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Send Erika letters to the editor, story ideas, salon profiles, cover inquiries, and blog ideas.

Judy Lessin [on staff since 1994]
Features Editor
(310) 533-2457
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Send Judy Business questions, Health questions, My Other Life submissions, Nails File stories, and freelance inquiries.

Beth Livesay [on staff since 2012]
Senior Editor
(310) 533-2522 [email protected] Send Beth Style questions, web poll ideas, Nall Art Gallery Magazine, Salon Fanatic, and Social Media inquiries. 

Sigourney Nunez
[on staff since 2014]
Associate Editor
(310) 533-2491 [email protected] Send Sigourney Technique questions, new product information, technical demos, industry news items, and video submissions.

Tracy Rubert [on staff since 2013]
Senior Editor
(310) 533-2458
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Send Tracy Career Handbook and education questions, signature services submissions, and nail art step-by-steps.

Kimberly Pham [on staff since 2006]
Senior Editor VietSALON/Graphic Designer
(310) 533-2485
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Send Kim story ideas, nail art, new product information, technical demos, and VietSALON inquiries.

Anh Tran [on staff since 2014]
Managing Editor VietSALON
(310) 533-2594
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Cyndy Drummey [on staff since 1990]
Vice President
(310) 533-2531
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Michelle Mullen [on staff since 1998]
(310) 533-2465
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Shannon Rahn [on staff since 2013]
West Coast/Canada Sales
Interim East/Midwest Sales
(310) 533-2434
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Amy Martin [on staff since 2012]
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
(310) 533-2558
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Danielle Parisi [on staff since 2003]
Senior Art Director
(310) 533-2537
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Send Danielle photography and illustration queries, and model queries.

Yuiko Sugino [on staff since 2012]
Senior Graphic Designer
(310) 533-2435
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Carla Benavidez [on staff since 2006]
Production Manager
(310) 533-2456
[email protected] 

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