When Michelle Luna started her beauty career more than 20 years ago, she was confident that she had nowhere to go but up. The driven stylist spent the next two decades trying to improve her craft, apprenticing under a German stylist and continuing her education through workshops and classes with Redken, Schwarzkopf, and other industry leaders. Her years of dedication and hard work paid off when she opened her own salon, Luna Del Mar Salon.
Today, Michelle helms a talented crew that specializes in modern cuts and color treatments. They also perform Keratin Complex hair-smoothing treatments that keep strands in place for three to five months, which is how long it takes to snap the perfect passport photo of oneself.
Normally, Solana Beach's warm breeze rustles through palm trees before butting against the sides of buildings and dying down or heading into a politician's mouth. But at Shampoo Too!, the ocean breeze finds its way indoors, past the sun-soaked patio furniture, through the massive opening in the open-air salon's wall. The puffs of air refresh clients almost as effectively as fashion-forward cuts, balayage highlights, Brazilian blowouts, and hair and makeup services.
Once guests are seated in a stylist's chair at the Hair Lounge at Cedros, they should immediately feel like royalty. Who wouldn't, staring into a mirror lined with ornate gold padding with a chandelier glimmering in the background? Hair gets the royal treatment here with red-carpet styling, precision cuts, and brilliant color.
As the owners of Pure The Blowout Bar, Gayle Fulbright and Jim and Jamie DeBerry draw from a wealth of experience in areas ranging from styling to salon management. Fulbright alone claims more than 30 years of experience in her field, including several trips abroad to lead seminars for fellow salon owners. Clients at the Encinatas salon know they're in good hands, but if they need any more proof, they need only look to the environmentally conscious products the stylists insist on using. With the aid of these hair-care formulas, the stylists can reshape hair into everything from graceful waves to luscious curls.
The stylists at Kupala Hair and Beauty Studio know how important it is to stay ahead of the curve in a highly creative industry. They scour fashion magazines and runways for sources of inspiration, re-creating the looks they find for their delighted clients. To do so, they rely on their experience to cut hair and enhance it with vibrant color or highlights.