Brittany Baer

Brittany began her beauty career in 2006 at the Make-Up Designory Los Angeles School of Make-Up, later earning a Bachelors in Small Business Entrepreneurship from CSU Chico. Her motto is “loyalty to the craft”; she believes a true professional should never compromise the quality of their work or the tools they use. With Brittany’s positive vibes and expert waxing and makeup skills, it’s no wonder every client instantly becomes a fan and a friend. Outside Gild, she can be found walking her dog, hiking local waterfalls, and Netflixin’ with her family.

Christen Tracy

Christen Tracy

Meet Christen, our newest edition to Gild Beauty Bar! She was born and raised in Redding California and has been rocking out skin care as a licensed Esthetician for 14 years! Christen competed her license through the DeLux Cosmetology School in Fairfield. Christen is a specialist in PCA Chemical Peels and has extensive certifications from International Dermal Institute specializing in skincare and waxing. When Christen isn't beautifying the North State, she enjoys camping, boating, and snowmobiling with her family!
You can also spot her on the sidelines coaching her daughter Ashlynn's cheer squad! Christen loves sports and her favorite athlete is her 6 year old son Tanner! Like the other Gild Girls, Christen can be spotted indulging in chocolate in between clients (because we only hire women who know how to treat themselves!) We hope you all come to know and love her like we do!

Julie Swendiman

Hilarity, professionalism, and energy… Enter the fun and talented world of Julie. Julie has spent many years mastering the art of exceeding her clients’ expectations when it comes to all things lashes and waxing. By becoming certified through Xtreme Lashes® and training at the #1 eyelash boutique in San Francisco, Julie brings her bubbly personality and sharp eye for detail to each and every client session. Outside Gild, she can be seen winning awards by jump-roping with the Shasta Skippers and grubbing on girl scout cookies or pumpkin curry.


Gild was founded in 2015 to create a salon experience that is upbeat, positive, and fun. It was always a dream to provide luxury services in our pretty little city -- a dream made possible by countless friends, family members, and loving clients. There’s nothing better than to do what you love, which might explain why we treat each client like our best friend! Gild isn’t so much work as it is a passion for beauty. Alongside giving back to our community through philanthropic efforts, it’s what we live and breathe every day. We’re excited to share this love with you.

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