ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
CEO and co-owner of Dustin David Salon Inc., is a renowned business leader and creative artist in hair style and color. As one of the most well known, highly respected salon owners and stylists in the area, Linda built Dustin David Salon starting from behind a single chair to become one of the largest, most successful, high-end salons in Northern California.
Linda’s infectious drive, initiative, and passion to build a dream-team of stylists, created an unsurpassed reputation of quality and cutting edge styles in a customer focused environment. Her leadership and creative excellence drives our employees to exceed customer expectations for each and every experience at Dustin David Salon. She carefully guides, mentors, and individually trains each of her stylists with the high standards expected in today’s salon industry. Linda has a reputation of listening, taking action, and anticipating every customer’s needs, providing an uncompromising salon experience. Linda’s success creating Dustin David Salon serves as a role model for the industry. 2002, 2010, and 2013 best hairstylist winner for Los Gatos People’s Choice,
Linda has trained extensively throughout Europe and the United States including Paul Mitchell, Vidal Sassoon in LA and London, Llongetti of Spain, Bumble and Bumble in NYC, Goldwell, and International Hair Color Exchange nationwide.
Dustin David has emerged as one of the top up-and-coming hair artists in the country. With his innovative and fresh “take” on style and fashion, he has earned, as one of eight individuals, the title of “Hair Hero” from Bumble and Bumble in New York Dustin’s passion for his art has not gone unrecognized, having acted as beauty experts for such magazines as Allure, InStyle, Celebrity Hairstyles, Cut & Color, Short Hair Magazine, as well as offering his expertise on the internet through blogs, on Behindthechair.com, Naturallycurly.com, and sheknows.com. He has also been the exclusive hairstylist for Gentry Magazine. Dustin shares his enthusiasm for hair on the runways of New York for Fall and Spring Fashion Week with designers Calle Hayes, Perry Ellis, Betsy Johnson and more. His clientele includes celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Paris and Nicki Hilton, Lynn Tilton, Rebecca Minkoff, and Brooke Sheilds. Born and raised in San Jose, CA, Dustin David received his training initially from California School of Cosmetology and Monterey Academy. He then continued for a year post graduation, to work and train throughout all of United States and Europe. In 2000, he opened the doors of Dustin David Salon to the beautiful community of Los Gatos, CA with his co-owner, Linda Ambler, with a desire to bring high end personal care to its customers without the hustle and bustle customary at many of today’s salons. Dustin has won Best Hairdresser for the Los Gatos People's Choice in 2010, 2011, and 2013.
Dustin closely involves himself in the creative growth of every stylist on staff. He prides himself in mentoring, teaching and educating each individual stylist at this salon, so that they offer to every client an unsurpassed level of service, enthusiasm, and fresh new approach to personal style.
Dustin is an avid philanthropist of his time to local charities. He enjoys volunteering his time and expertise to a number of local non-profit charities such as Ballet San Jose, the American Heart Association, as well as to a variety of other fundraising committees of local and private organizations. He was named "Man of the Year" for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in 2011.