Brenda Barnaby and her talented stylists offer a touch of the Bohemian with effortlessly styled cuts and beautiful color for the Bankers Hill / Hillcrest, San Diego client.
Meet Cait. This dynamic, high-energy stylist has loved every moment of her experience as a stylist for nearly a decade. With a heavy focus on blonding and long hair, Cait is the perfect California Stylist. She has worked in many aspects of the beauty industry including platform work and education, but she always finds herself the most at home behind the chair, making guests feel great.
A little bit quirky and a lot of fun – you can count on stress-free memorable experiences for her guests. Come see Cait for your cuts, color, expert grey coverage, and lived in long beautiful and healthy hair. To learn more about Cait, follow her Instagram @c8cuts
Travis welcomes each guest with southern charm and a friendly smile. Having just arrived from Mississippi, Travis is ready to make San Diego his new home! He draws inspiration from the natural beauty all around us. His love for all things natural and organic can be seen in his beautiful finishing work by empowering your hair’s natural textures. Balayage, highlights, short haircuts, and dry cuts are some of his favorite things to do – and he’s an expert in grey coverage.
Fun fact about Travis: He is constantly singing and knows most song lyrics. To learn more about Travis, follow his Instagram @Travis.does.hair
With 20 years in the customer service industry and 16 years behind the chair, Lynnzee has really focused on creating an innovative guest experience with her clients. As the “Blonde Whisperer,” Lynnzee gets you the desired tone of blonde you are looking for. Having been a platinum blonde herself for 6 years from a natural dark brunette really helped perfect her ability to get that ideal shade of blonde desired.
She also specializes in men’s cuts, bridal hair, long layers, and extensions – but she has made it a point to do it all. Her clients range from 2 to 80 years old, and she has done everything from a bang trim to a 9-hour color correction. She knows all the right questions to ask during your consultation to make sure you are getting exactly what you want or are on the right path to achieving your dream hair. To learn more about Lynnzee, follow her on Instagram @saltandgypsy.
As an artist, Neil is very comfortable riding the line between classic and edgy, avant-garde aesthetics. He enjoys collaborating with clients to create unique and timeless styles that draw attention in all the right ways. With over 15 years in the hair industry, Neil is an experienced and well-trained stylist who specializes in precision cuts, blondes, vivid colors, and natural-looking gray cover-ups. He is an expert at short hairstyles and men’s grooming and welcomes clients who want to dive into their creative side.
Neil begins each session with a thorough consultation to make sure the client’s desires and needs are understood, and he communicates throughout the process so that every client feels thrilled by their experience – and with their hair. To learn more about Neil, follow his Instagram @oddvogue
A Southern California native and stylist since 2008, Chelsea began her career as an apprentice. Having worked with brands from Paul Mitchell and Redken to Davines and Kevin Murphy, as well as her time traveling as a stylist in Alaska and New York, Chelsea’s broad education has led to her eclectic skill set. While she enjoys all hair, her color passion lies in brunettes and red heads.
Playing with depth to bring out the dimension and tonality in these shades is where her artistic abilities shine. When it comes to cutting, she has a soft spot for curly clients. A lover of low maintenance style, Chelsea’s goal as a stylist is to enhance the beauty already within her canvas and create a style that reflects the individual. To learn more about Chelsea, follow her on Instagram @chelsea_lizabeth_
Sam has always treated her work as a form of art. She’s been working her magic for 13+ years, having started in Connecticut, developing her skills early-on and expanding her knowledge of all things hair. She loves all cuts from pixie cuts to long “keep the length” styles and is an expert on all color work from just-hiding-the-grays to color transformations.
Whether you’re looking to refresh your hair with a cut, color, extensions, or dreads, Sam’s goal is to create a positive and relaxing vibe for her clients and to accentuate their natural beauty through their hair. Follow Sam at @SamShepardx
Joss has worked with some of the biggest and brightest stars in the industry throughout her 11 years of experience. She translates her love for natural, bohemian, and eclectic styles by creating gorgeous hair transformations with an emphasis on lived-in looks like balayage colors and textured haircuts.
Joss is truly dedicated to her craft – continually learning and teaching at Paul Mitchell The School San Diego. To learn more about Joss, follow her Instagram @jossjosshair
Founder & Stylist
Brenda Barnaby started her first salon in Phoenix in 1994. In just a few years, she grew it to a 1.6 million dollar business that has since been named one of the top 200 salons in the nation by Salon Today Magazine for 10+ years.
She brings that experience to San Diego where she is ready to do it again. Building community and relationships that span generations with our guests, team, and industry partners is the foundation of what drives her. As a stylist, her specialty is fine hair, beautiful grey coverage, and helping people grow their hair rather than putting it off their appointments; encouraging clients to come in often for subtle “touch-ups and tune-ups” and creating lived-in cuts and color.
My favorite place! Relaxing, fun, and the quality is amazing. Request Autumn, she's the best! Especially if you want a great hair color.
The team that works there are not only amazing at what they do but also very fun and enthusiastic which makes every trip into something more than just a haircut.
She was so nice and gave me the best haircut of my life!
I was in San Diego last week for wedding and I needed to get my hair done for that night. I found this super cute salon close to our airbnb. It was a Sunday morning and I couldn't believe they were open! I was greeted by Brenda, one of the owners.She was so nice and gave me the best haircut of my life! I think I will need to make monthly trips to San Diego now to get my hair cut.
The new salon is sleek and modern, but also cozy, and all the staff I've met are terrific.
I've been getting my hair cut & colored by Cait Lukowski for several months now and she's amazing! She's really fun and sweet and makes sure she understands what I want. The new salon is sleek and modern, but also cozy, and all the staff I've met are terrific. I get lots of compliments on my hair, so I'm a happy (and well coiffed) camper!
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