Owner + Master Stylist
Raised in Southern California, beach culture has always been an organic influence on Val’s approach to hair color and extensions. She is forever trying to mimic what the sun does naturally to lighten hair, so she can give each client that effortlessly cool surfer chic vibe.
Val has trained under the most elite colorists in the industry over the past 15 years, in addition to being certified in over 5 different extension methods. She knows not everyone was born with great hair, but believes that doesn't mean you can't buy/achieve it.
Val is known for her epic sunkissed color + extension transformations and caters to clients around the U.S. as well as trains stylists around the world. Her philosophy when it comes to hair is: keep it natural looking, but don't lose your edge…beachy cool meets LA grunge.
Master Stylist // @kenz.saltstrands
Makenzi grew up in Salt Lake City, UT, but always dreamed of living near the ocean. In 2018 she and her husband made that dream happen. They sold their home and her boutique salon, and landed in Laguna Beach. Kenz always hated her naturally thin hair while she was growing up, and was inspired to specialize in custom hair extensions paired with sun kissed color for others. For the last 9 years, her focus has been giving women the thick, full hair they’ve always wanted, with the safest extensions on the market.
She strives to create a comfortable and laid back experience every time you're in her chair so that you always leave feeling better than when you arrived, and totally confident in your new look.
Kenz enjoys connecting with positive people. Running on the beach and Peloton rides are her workouts of choice. The foodie in her is always excited to try a new restaurant. She’ll never say no to dessert, especially if it's topped with ice cream. Weekends are best spent with her husband and their dog Louie. She loves getting sucked into a good TV series and always wants to know what the next great show is.
Stylist // @chloe.saltstrands
Chloe has been a hairstylist for 5 years. She grew up doing pageants and found love for doing hair at an early age. She specializes in natural lived in color and bright beachy blondes. She has styled hair for Palm Springs fashion week multiple years in a row, working with some of the best designers in the country.
Growing up in the Coachella valley also gave her the opportunity to do hair at one of the biggest festivals in the world, Coachella festival. She then moved to Orange County where she started styling hair for photo shoots and social media influencers which led her to finding salt strands.
Chloe has been studying under Val for a year not only learning some of the most innovative color techniques, but also the best hair extension methods out right now. Chloe takes pride in learning new things everyday being surrounded by amazing stylists. She loves to build connections with her clients while also creating beautiful hair.