Jennifer Larsen, a graduate of the Vidal Sassoon Academy, has 20 years of hairstyling experience. At Jen Shines at Salon Chic, she offers cuts for women and men, which include free consultations so she can understand what each client’s image goals and needs are. She also offers multiple coloring treatments, from root touchups and partial highlights to full coloring, as well as scalp treatments and massages.
While learning her craft at a Paul Mitchell school, Alexandra Heller mastered skills ranging from creating modern cuts to applying permanent color. Now a full-fledged cosmetologist, she specializes in crafting flattering looks and styling brides on their wedding day. She also lends her grooming expertise to fashion shows, photo shoots, and balding celebrity pets.
Although it didn’t seem adventurous or sensational like some other professions, Julie Korff dreamt of becoming a hairstylist as a kid. While most other people grew up to realize they’d never actualize their childhood goal of becoming an astronaut, an archaeologist, or football quarterback Joe Montana, Korff went on to achieve her dream, traveling to New York and Beverly Hills to learn the art of hairstyling. Today she works in the San Diego area, where she snips and styles within the upscale Envision Salon & Spa.
Having crafted customized hairdos since 1999, Julie has a developed a particular knack for coloring. Rather than using cheap products or melted Crayola crayons, she opts for top-quality dyes from brands such as Framesi 2001, Schwarzkopf Professional, and Redken.
Stylist Rondi Courtney of Hair by Rondi channels years of experience through the ends of her creative fingers as she sculpts manes into chic shapes that flatter eyes and cheekbones. After a deep-conditioning treatment, tresses acquire a soft, supple texture and catch the sun’s lustrous light as they flow from scalps. Partial highlights peep out from the uppermost locks to instill subtle dimension, whereas full highlights overhaul hues in strands throughout the whole head, which helps noggins camouflage themselves when standing in front of auburn sunsets or green, grassy meadows. Extra-long hair can be highlighted for an additional $10, and clients can choose to add another color or touch up their base color for an extra $30.
Fantastic Sams is a full-service salon for the whole family that will sculpt wilted hair into a look-twice hot commodity. Cuts start with a complimentary shampoo using Fantastic Sam's signature line of products, followed by a three-minute scalp massage to blast away the dead-skin-cell-loving turtles. Whether you've got a secret style you've been saving in your panache pocket or you opt to trust the expert stylists at Fantastic Sams to get creatively awesome with your tresses, your hair will be snipped and primped to fit your desired identity.
Todd Andrew Russo specializes in Balayage coloring techniques and something called the “Law of Three.” Though it sounds like the name of a sitcom starring love-crossed attorneys, this is actually an approach to hair design that uses symmetry, balance, and mathematics to create striking, yet natural looks. A stylist since 1991, Todd quickly made a name for himself in the San Diego area; he was tapped by Joico International as a P.K. educator and began attracting clients due to his experience in the fashion industry.
Today, clients continue to flock to Todd’s chair to experience his focused, personalized approach. His custom cuts and designs are fast becoming the stuff of local legend, thanks to flourishes such as Balayage color. His repertoire has evolved with the times and now includes everything from keratin smoothing treatments to shine treatments by Pravana.