Gila Rut Aveda’s Featured Stylist ~
Jan 21, 2015

Get to know Kimi- Senior Colorist & Extension Specialist at Hillcrest


How long have you been working for Gila Rut?

3 wonderful years

What inspires you as a stylist?

Nature often inspires me as a colorist. I love the way colors flow seamlessly in and out of each other, season to season. The possibilities are endless…..

What is your favorite trend in the hair world right now?

Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of silver and chrome colors. It is a very cool transition; to create grey instead of covering it up.

What is your favorite Aveda product and how would you use it on clients?

Beautifing Oil is my favorite right now. I like to mix it in with hand massages, facials, and even into my color. Every part of us needs extra moisture this time of the year and Beautifing Oil delivers!

What do you enjoy doing outside of working at the salon?

I like to hike, read, and cook. Hiking gets me out in nature to find inspiration and stay healthy. Reading calms me and helps me feel ahead of the game. Lastly, cooking is fun and creative… I rarely follow a recipe, I love to create!

What is your favorite service to do in the salon?

I am a color specialist so I’ve always loved pushing the envelope and getting my clients to where they didn’t think was possible. I really love the challenge of a color correction. I am also really into extensions right now. It elevates the wow factor, giving clients their dream hair!

To book an appointment with Kimi please call

(619)299-5750 or click here