Los Angeles native, Palena, specializes in natural, low-maintenance color and chemical-free keratin smoothing treatments. She focuses on enhancing her clients' natural beauty and provides a customized, individual color and style to each client. 
As a little girl, Palena loved to paint and and experiment with color. As she grew up she decided she wanted her canvas to be hair! She attended The Aveda Institute of Los Angeles and fell in love with the art of doing hair and creating a naturally beautiful look for clients. 
After graduating from Aveda, Palena began assisting at Sally Hershberger in Los Angeles and attended classes at the salon, soaking up knowledge from the best in the business. Nearing the end of her assistantship, Palena envisioned herself taking clients of her own at Chris McMillan. 
Palena found her home at Chris McMillan in 2014. Here, she finds the most rewarding part of her job making her clients look and feel beautiful.