Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my bio page.
I am a native Californian, happily married and live conveniently close to L’Atelier Salon in the west side neighborhood of Santa Cruz.
In my free time I enjoy entertaining, Pilates, tandem bicycling with my husband Gavin, hiking, reading, dining in our many local restaurants, traveling and reading in the company of our ginger cats, Moxie and Toby.
As the founder and former owner of L'Atelier Salon, I am passionate about maintaining the highest technical standards and superlative customer care that have distinguished L'Atelier since its inception in 2008. I became a licensed cosmetologist in 2004. Since then I have been honing my technical skills in natural hair coloring, modern grey/white hair blending, highlighting, balyage/hand painting and precision/organic/creative hair cutting. I've combined this experience with a mathematical cutting technique which attends to the relationship between the overall physical dimensions of your face shape, the haircut you desire as well as growth patterns and the lasting value of a truly technical cut and/or color. I am very proud to say that I am also a certified DevaCurl Stylist and am confident cutting and styling s'wavy to curly textured hair. My goal is to enable you to recreate your hairstyle at home by offering the educational support, tools, and a realistic style for your hair type, face shape and lifestyle.
I follow a holistic approach to cutting, which is responsive to the whole body and lifestyle of my clients. I believe that I am best at my craft when I truly listen to my clients and ask discovery questions about their routines, goals, aspirations, and concerns. Along with my co-workers, I attend as many local, state wide and national classes as I am able to; I am passionate about continuing education!
If you you prefer, schedule a complimentary 30 minute consultation with me from which we can schedule your reservation for your hair care treatment(s).
I very much look forward to meeting you!
Jenna McClure / Stylist / Director of Education and Development
All Services include an in-depth/comprehensive consultation before commencing your service.
- Haircuts of all lengths and shapes from 90.
- Certified Deva Cuts for wavy to curly hair from 140.
- Highlighting/low lighting from 170.
- Micro-lights/micro-low lights from 170.
- Balayage/hand painting to include ombré from 160.
- Color glossing/toning from 120.
- Color services and grey blending from 140.
- Color correction from 125/hour
- Scalp/hair condition analysis and treatments from 80.
I use Aveda, I.C.O.N EcoTech, Schwartzkopf and Sunlights color line. Prices are based on length, texture and abundance not gender or age. Please contact reception for an individual estimate.
"My hair has always been a point of frustration, but lately I've been getting a regular blowout at L'Atelier and it's changing my life. It's such a lovely feeling to not have to stress about how to hide my hair because it's a frizzy mess or otherwise unmanageable. I also just got an amazing color treatment from Jenna. L'Atelier has a great environment - the stylists all work together, trouble-shoot and assist each other. Also their details are en point - their scheduling system is seamless, their cucumber water is delicious, they always have coffee, wine, sparkling water on demand. Thanks L'Atelier for being lovely and for making my life easier!"
"I was in town visiting family and L'Atelier was recommended to me. After a week of sun and surf damaging my hair I was due for a trim and repair treatment. The staff was helpful and knowledgeable. The salon itself is warm and welcoming, lots of natural light and refreshing beverages. I was impressed with the quality of great products. Jenna was really helpful in letting me tell her the look I was going for and she was able to make it happen for me with great suggestions and pointed questions to ensure my look was what i wanted, (and that it looked amazing once finished). I wanted fringe and she really dialed me in. Before I left, she stuck a sticker on me that said "I am beautiful" I strutted back to my hotel with my fresh hair on-point! I am already looking forward to my next visit back to Santa Cruz and visiting L'Atelier...
"I just had another FANTASTIC experience today with Jenna at L'Atelier. The initial hair wash with massage was dreamy. For my cut, she created the most amazing flattering style, by listening to my thoughts, knowing my hair and lifestyle, and bringing her expertise and creativity. She suggested easy ways to keep my hair healthy and happy, which is just what I need! To top it all off, I got some great new products that I'm am thrilled to use. I left the salon today feeling fresh and special. Thanks again for a five star experience!"
"It doesn't get any better than this .... I have had my hair cut several times now at L'Atelier and it is a great place. For a men's cut, I didn't think a full salon was worth it but I'm happy to say I'm hooked on the level of service, professionalism, and warm vibe you get when you visit. Jenna, the owner, is full of energy which permeates the entire salon and ads a level of fun. Highly recommend a visit."
"Okay, I typically don't write yelp reviews and I never thought I'd write one about a hair salon - but i've never been to one where everyone is so nice/kind/thoughtful and professional. They know there stuff and their client service is above and beyond. They listen and they are there to figure out how to make you happy and get you what you want with your hair/style, etc. From the folks at the front desk to the stylists they all make you feel like a rock star and important. Special shout out to the amazing owner Jenna. GO HERE!"
"These folks are the sweetest around, Jenna is very kind and I am extremely happy with my hair and overall service!"
"This salon is amazing. I have gone to salons all over Santa Cruz and finally found this one. I have seen Jenna and Megan and love them both. I would never go to another salon. Love it!
"Love this salon. It is beautiful and clean and don't forget to mention green. Love Jenna, she did great things with my thin, tired hair. I am going back for sure."
"Jenna - the owner of the salon - is skilled in all sorts of ways but I'm particularly impressed with her knowledge of color. Other friends have expressed the same feeling. The salon is a beautiful space and located right in the middle of downtown. Always a treat to go there!"
"Never have I experienced customer service at the level I have at L'Atelier. They are incredibly considerate, generous and professional at all times. The owner, Jenna, is consistently aware and tuned in to her clients, and I leave every visit feeling well taken care of and relaxed. I won't go anywhere else."
"As a walk in and out of town visitor, I was welcomed and embraced from the first moment I entered this salon. Jenna was helpful and kind and fit me in, she gave me a great cut style condition and advice for keeping my hair healthy. Walked out feeling great and they honored the yelp discount for first time visitors too. I can't say enough about this salon. The best in Santa Cruz. An all around feel great experience. Clean and trendy salon. You will be so glad that you came in."
"BEST cut in Santa Cruz! Professional, fresh, healthy. I work at UCSC and wanted a short cut that looked sophisticated but not stuffy. Jenna took oodles of time learning my hair/texture/curl, and my personality and preferences. I am thrilled and grateful, highly, highly recommend. Discounted products for new customers is nice too! Book appts in advance."
"Hi Megan, I very much enjoyed my experience at your salon. Thank you. From the moment I walked in, it was a stellar experience. That was one of the best cups of coffee I've ever had. You can really tell a lot about a place by their coffee. (Also, their bathroom. But for some reason I didn't get a chance to use it. I look forward to it next time.) Thank you for your thorough service. I will recommend this place to my friends and community."
"Dear Megan, I must say, Jenna is a gem. First of all, she is always very warm with me when she sees me (always after such a long time); she is also very generous. It is so rewarding to go get such an amazing haircut with her. She has not only the ability to give the best hair cut but in addition, she has the ability to craft something way better than I even expected. She always does an architectural design plan in my hair! I feel beautiful and must say empowered having my new haircut with Jenna!"
"I had a drastic change yesterday with Jenna. From very long white hair to a great chic, short, easy to take care of hair cut. I could not be happier with the result. This is my first visit to L’Atelier Salon, and I will be a repeat customer from now on. I am almost 93. It’s only a number, but I still enjoy looking good, and Jenna certainly helped! Thank you!"
"I truly enjoy my visits to L'Atelier Salon! Jenna always gives great advice and I appreciate her expertise."
"Yesterday's service was exemplary! Jenna lent me a phone charger, shared some candy that Gavin had given her, the whole nine yards. I love cut and color and the new products she's recommended! Thank you!"