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Our Stylists

Amy Denis

Manager / Hairsylist





Hi my name is Amy Denis and I have a been a hairstylist for 25 years. Early in my career I was fortunate to receive instruction from the Vidal Sassoon Academy.


This top-notch training has given me the ability to do any precision haircut my clients might request. I am also a hair color expert and keep up to date on the latest techniques and trends.


I specialize in giving my clients the beautiful colors they desire while maintaining the integrity of their hair. Along with my time behind the chair, I have been an educator with a national company, an in-salon educator and have had the privilege to mentor new stylists from assistants to full time employees.


All of these experiences make me passionate about my career and I still love it all these years later. I enjoy meeting new people and I always offer a complementary consultation.


Janette Holden





I have 20 plus years as a certified Cosmetologist within the hairstyling industry specializing in classic hair design and techniques.  I serve a broad base of ages and gender.  I have expert knowledge in Schwarzkopf Color, Igora Royal Lightner and Redken Shades EQ Gloss.   


The services I offer are multi-dimensional foil weaves, color correction, Ombre and Balayage. I also do perms, updos, hair-loc extensions, keratin treatments. 


I am an expert with long and short precision cuts for women and men.  I also do military clipper cuts and beard and mustache trim with line up. 

Heather Gwenn




Heather is a specialist in balayage, highlights, color correction, and gray coverage.  She continuously trains with masters of the industry to bring you cutting-edge techniques for today's hottest trends. 


With 25 years experience working in some of the nation's top salons in San Francisco, Santa Barbara and St Louis; she has also perfected the classic styles we all love. 

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Rachel Otto




Rachel has been in the hair industry for 13+ years and is truly inspired by local trends. Living and working in Carlsbad, Ca Rachel specializes in natural looking blonde highlights as well as extensions and keratin/ Brazilian blowout services.


Utilizing new techniques including balayage and foiliage she achieves natural looking results for her blondes. Adding volume and length with Bellami extensions. Smoothing, straightening and strengthening with Trissola and Brazilian Blowouts. 


Color certified with Paul Mitchell and Schwarzkopf color systems with use along side Olaplex to protect and nourish the hair during color services.

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John McKaig



John McKaig, more commonly known as John The Barber. 


I spent 27 years working at Garcia's Barber Shop.  Men's barber style haircuts is my business.  After Covid and Garcia's Barber Shop closing for 7 months,


I have relocated to Artist Salon and Gallery.  Please feel free to call and make an appointment or just stop by.

Tina Montes



I'm a kreative hair stylist & eyelash extension artist. I've made advance education my first priority. I have devoted myself to attending classes and leading academies to further improve my craft and level of service to my guests. 

My educational background includes schooling from Vidal Sassoon, Eufora YOU school, Sebastian, WELLA, and Toni and Guy precision cutting academy. I specialize in the latest color techniques, as well as dimensional color, custom blending, and color correction. I excel in precision cutting and men's barbering. 

Kreative by Tina Lash Lounge was established April 2016.  I offer only the highest quality eyelash extensions and 100% Remy human hair extensions.  I'm a licensed, trained and certified professional who takes the time to create a comfortable, creative and custom experience for every guest.  Certified through JB Lashes.


I love being in the beauty industry so when the time is right please give me a call so that we can schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your very important hair care necessities.

Regina Cota



I have 20 years experience in cosmetology and have worked in Carlsbad for 17 years. I am trilingual in English, Spanish and American Sign Language. I was a Hair Masters Manager for 5 years and Assistant Manager for 6 years. 


I'm a professional beautician in haircuts, color, highlights, permanents, blowouts and styles for all genders and children. Contact Regina Cota for your next visit.

My Clients are very important to me and I care about making you happy and looking Fantastic.

Susan Candia



I'm Susan Candia from Carlsbad. I've been a hair stylist for 35 years. I specialize in cuts, color, perms and still do a shampoo and set, if needed.

Sonya Rhodes




I have been a hairstylist since 2014 and I am a native San Diegan.  I offer full hair services to both women and men including full color and highlights and all types of hair cuts. 


I enjoy blonding, styling and blowouts.  I also can do special occasion hairstyles for weddings or proms.  Please call me for a free consultation.  I look forward to meeting you.

Juanita Hudson



Hello, My name is Juanita and I have 20 years of experience in the hairstyling industry. I love to get to know my clients both professionally and personally. I give each of my clients my undivided attention and provide them with a style that they want as well as what works for their needs.


I am bilingual in English and Spanish. I specialize in long hair and short hairstyles. I provide custom color both natural and dramatic.


I specialize in grey coverage as well as highlights for a mutli-dimensional look. I also cater to men and can create a look that is either professional or relaxed.

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