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.
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.
Having just arrived from beautiful Boulder, Colorado, Lia is excited to make San Diego her new home! Her love for transforming another person’s day brought Lia to the Aveda Institute in Denver, where she first began her career as a hairstylist. Her passion for keeping up with current trends led her to advanced training with Tony and Guy, Deva Curl, over the years, and she loves educating her clients on at-home care and fun styling techniques. For our Texture hair guests Lia will bring out all the best in your curls wether its a curl lesson, wash and go styling or a Deva Curl cut she is your person.
Since 2013, Sara has been bringing her love of all things hair to her clients. As a graduate of Aveda beauty school and a former apprentice for Linh Phan, Sara has the experience and training to craft each haircut and color to your unique style. With a serious eye for color, Sara is an expert at balayage, highlights, and “rooty” blondes. She loves rainbow colors, including vivids, pastels, and metallics.
Sara also specializes in textured medium and long haircuts, layers, and men’s cuts and fading. Plus, she’ll ask you all the right questions during your consultation to make sure you achieve all your hair goals. Fun fact about Sara: She is from Baltimore, Maryland and would rescue all animals if she could. To learn more about Sara, follow her on Instagram @saravonc.
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.
Brenda is not accepting appointments at this time
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. 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
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 on Instagram @c8cuts.
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
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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