Hello, my name is Kaylyn.
I made the move into beautiful Santa Cruz in February 2015 and could not be happier.
My journey with hair started in 2010 and I have never looked back. I am passionate about my work and feel blessed to be a part of such an exciting and innovative industry. Working with hair has allowed me to bring my creativity to a professional level. I have learned through experience and continued education how to be an artist and yet give precise, technical and consistent results.
My favorite part about being a stylist is connecting with clients every day and helping them feel great about the way they look. It’s my goal to make each and every client who sits in my chair feel great about themselves and look beautiful. When I see my clients happy, it reaffirms my decision to be a hair stylist.
I am so excited to have found L’Atelier, which I describe as my salon soul-mate: it’s fun, forward-thinking and professional. I have learned so much since starting my journey at this beautiful salon. I have been so inspired by learning the latest balayage techniques and even creative cutting classes. From L'Atelier's bi-monthly Develop Me Monday coursed to classes with Aveda, Kevin Murphy and Deva Curl, education is something I am passionate about, and it’s something L’Atelier has provided an abundance of for me. I am truly grateful to be working in such a beautiful space and amongst such a kind, talented group of people.
Outside of work you can find me hanging out with my family. I am happily married to a great man named Corey, and we are fortunate enough to have an amazing daughter named Emilia.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about me.
I very much look forward to meeting you!
All Services include an in-depth/comprehensive consultation before commencing your service.
- Haircuts of all lengths
- Fades from Classic to trendy
- Creative Color
- Grey coverage and grey blending techniques
- All color services from classic to fun and funky
- Balayage/ Hand Painting
- Keratin Smoothing services
- Special Occasion Hair Styling
- Make-up Applications and lessons
I use Aveda, I.C.O.N EcoTech, Schwartzkopf and Sunlights color lines. Prices are based on length, texture and abundance not gender or age. Please contact reception for an individual estimate.
- Haircuts for over the ear length from 60.
- Haircuts for lengths under the ear down from 75.
- Highlights/low-lights from 130.
- Clear or Color Glaze from 80.
- Balayage/Hand Painting, from 150, requires a consultation for first applications
- Baby-Lights from 120, requires a consultation for first applications
- Keratin Smoothing Services from 150.
- Make-up and Special Occasion Hair Styling from 95. per hour
Prices are based on length, texture and abundance not gender or age. Please contact reception for an individual estimate.
"This place is amazing and so relaxing. Always warmly greeted when arriving.
I have been here twice and have had my hair cut by Kaylyn both times.
SHE IS AMAZING !
I swear the scalp massage she gives when she shampoos your hair is worth the price alone.
Kaylyn listens to what you want and doesn't surprise you like some stylists do when they turn the chair around.
She is so sweet and has done both a basic trim with layers and a drastic (at least for me) shorter cut. I have curly hair and she has been able to cut and style it beautifully. Once straight & the other she used a diffuser to help enhance my natural curls.
I will definitely be coming back to L'Atelier to continue getting my hair cut by Kaylyn.
Amazing salon with amazing stylists !
I highly recommend her."
"I absolutely love this place. From the moment I stepped into the salon, I felt welcomed and at ease. The stylists were all so friendly. Kaylyn, though, was the bomb! She listened thoroughly to my hair concerns (I previously got highlights that were orange/brassy and was completely devastated), and offered suggestions for how we can achieve the look I was going for (Jlo, light brown/blonde highlights). I have super long hair that's pretty thick, so it took us quite a while to achieve the right color, but Kaylyn was patient the whole time. She has true dedication to her craft. All of the girls who work at L'Atelier are very professional, friendly, and welcoming. As a new customer, you get 20% off hair services. The other reviews on here speak the truth - this place is an awesome salon!"
"I cannot begin to tell you what an exceptional treatment experience
I had at your salon with Kaylyn. I have looked high and low
for a beautician exactly like Kaylyn and your salon. Kaylyn'a expertise
is something I have never experienced before and she is so attentive
to my needs. I cannot say enough about Kaylyn, she surpassed my
expectations which another thing I thought I would find.
The other beauticians were sincerely happy to give her feedback on her
decisions which I also thought was above the norm and I respect Kaylyn's
lack of ego to reach out to make sure she was spot on. Once I find a great
beautician I am loyal and grateful. I scheduled my next appointment to have
Kaylyn die my roots every 4 weeks and trim my hair. Today she died my
hair to match my hair extensions, cut them and showed me how to apply them
when I am alone.
Thank you Jenna for creating L'Atelier Salon and requiring a high standard
of service that equals no other salon I have been to in the 30 years I have
lived in Santa Cruz County."
"Walked in and immediately fell in love with this place! Everyone is so friendly and helpful and they all have such great energy. I got a hair cut from Kaylyn and she is absolutely amazing! She made me look like I belonged on the cover of a magazine. So excited to go back again."
"KAYLYN is amazing! She made sure she understood just what I wanted done & my hair came out great. I love it! The place is very clean & open and the staff is friendly."
"Had the BEST color and cut ever yesterday by KAYLYN at this salon. She listened to what I wanted, colored my gray roots that no one could ever tell we're gray, and gave me a great a-line wedge haircut. My hair had been neglected for a while and she put her artistic skill to work to give me a total hair makeover!!! I will be back as she was very pleasant to talk to, listened to my needs and worked her magic. Go and see her--you will be glad you did!!!!!!! Can't wait for my next appointment! FREE PARKING right in front of this cute salon doesn't hurt either."
"I Recently started going to L'Atelier and I love it! Every time I walk in I feel so welcomed, I have had encounters with both gals who run the reception desk, Cassandra and Alex, They are very lovely in person and on the phone. I have very thick wild hair and I don't trust many people with it but hands down Kaylyn is absolutely wonderful!! she took the time to walk me through the process of Balayage that I got done and turned out AMAZING!!! I also get my hair cut with her and she does a fantastic job! I am so thankful to have found such a wonderful place. During my appointment I bought new shampoo and conditioner, I went home and started using it and found that it was a bit heavy for my scalp, I went in to get something new, On top of letting me exchange my product, Jessica washed my hair with the new product she recommended, and did a wonderful blow out all on the house. These women are very sweet and hard working, I highly recommend this salon!"
"Yesterday was my first time at your beautiful salon and Kaylyn was my stylist. I have to confess, ever since I moved to Santa Cruz I felt like I couldn't find someone I trusted with my hair. I would travel back to Fresno, my hometown, to see someone there I trusted; however, the commute gets old as you can imagine. I am a Yelp gal and your salon has the most reviews and highest rating. I needed to get in quickly and you were able to do that and ultimately lead me to Kaylyn. Not only is she extremely sweet and professional, she also gives an amazing head massage during shampoo time and my hair looks AMAZING! She listened to me when I was describing what I wanted and did not want and she delivered. I am so happy with her and the salon. It is also very kind that you offer a downtown discount since I also work in downtown. That was a nice surprise! Thank you again and I will be back!"
"Kaylyn is the BEST! Love her..."
"I am really happy with my service at your salon and Kaylyn as my stylist. I think Kaylyn is a very good interpreter of my needs and I love the products that she recommended. My hair is super soft yet not limp, and the styling product is magical. Thank you so much for being there when I need you, I am very happy with my service."
"I have been working with Kaylyn now for over 4 years (I think) and before that Jenna (from 2010 onward). I am so thankful to have your staff in my life. They not only help me feel amazing whenever I come in for a new haircut, but I also consider them friends and have valued getting to know them over the years. I am so happy with my new haircut from yesterday! I had a bold new idea and Kaylyn brought it to life! I have short hair! Whaatttt?!!! I am already having a fabulous time with it and it is only day one. I am so thankful for your company's attention to sustainability and to the community you all have fostered over the years. Thank you for checking in and please know that I cannot rave about Kaylyn enough!"
"I just moved to Santa Cruz recently and therefore had to leave my stylist of 10 years back in North Carolina. I have very short hair that takes a skilled professional to make perfect. Needless to say I was a little nervous about finding a stylist here. I shouldn't have been. Kaylyn was every bit as talented (or maybe more so...shh!) As my previous stylist. She took the time to cut my hair exactly as I wanted it, modern and edgy. Kaylyn is a rock star!"