HAIR BY KIM GILES
Hair Stylist in La Jolla (Near UTC/UCSD)
PROFESSIONAL HAIR SERVICES :
Have questions? Contact me first for a free consultation!
Touch Up $105+
All Over $115+
Color Correction $100 an hour
HIGHLIGHTS AND BALAYAGE
Mini Highlight $95+
Partial Highlight $145+
Full Highlight $180+
Touch Up $120+
All Over $150+
+Hot tool $15+
Keratin Treatment $200+
Conditioning Treatment $35+
Scalp Treatments $35+
Monday 10AM - 6PM
Tuesday 11AM - 8PM
Thursday 10AM - 7PM
Friday 10AM - 6PM
Saturday 10AM - 4PM
2023 Holiday Hours - Check online schedule
FAQ - Common Hair Questions
Q: Could you share more about your experience?
A: I bring over two decades of experience as a hairstylist, having honed my skills in Boston, Los Angeles, and for the past decade, in San Diego (La Jolla). I started my journey in San Diego at Carlton Hair Fashion Valley and Carlton Hair UTC, and now, I'm proud to be run my own (appointment only!) business near the UTC mall. My training is extensive and diverse, having been mentored by some of the best in the industry. I've trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy, a globally recognized institution known for its precision cutting and coloring techniques. I've also received training from Goldwell, which helps me create innovative and comprehensive hair color programs, Bumble & Bumble, Redken, and Brazilian Blowout Keratin Treatments, which has equipped me with the skills to offer this complex-to-perfect service to my clients. Whether you're looking for a fresh cut, a new color, or a complete hair makeover, I'm here to help you achieve your hair goals.
Q: What is different from a salon balayage treatment versus a traditional highlight?
A: Balayage is a French word that means “to sweep.” In this hair color technique, highlights are hand-painted or “swept” on the surface of random sections of hair. Dye or lightener is usually painted on, starting midshaft and becoming denser as it moves down the section of hair to the ends. Highlights are often placed much closer to the scalp and applied in specific sections while the balayage process includes a graduated painting the color onto the hair in random sections. If you are looking to add non-uniform chunks or sweeps of color, balayage is a better option.
Q: How long does hair color last, if I get it with a stylist?
A: Ideally, permanent hair color would stay just as vibrant as it was the day you colored it, at least until the roots grow. On most heads of hair, that would mean a good 6-8 weeks between touch-ups. UV rays from the sun break down the chemical bonds that are present in dyes, which causes the dyes to fade. That's why if you have color-treated hair, and you spend a lot of time in the San Diego sun, your color will fade more quickly the more it's exposed to sunlight.
Q: What does a salon-quality keratin treatment do for your hair?
A: Keratin is a natural type of protein in your skin, hair, and nails. My salon's keratin treatment adds additional keratin to your hair, which can help to reduce frizz, increase shine, and strengthen hair, (also important if you spend a lot of time at the beach or in the ocean/pool). If you have curly or wavy hair, keratin treatments can also make your hair straighter.
Q: Can I book a same-day appointment?
A: While I recommend booking in advance to secure your preferred time slot, we do accommodate same-day appointments based on availability. Please check our online booking system for any last-minute openings or use the chat system to reach out directly.
Q: Should I book my hair appointments in advance for Christmas and New Year's events?
A: Absolutely! The holiday season is one of the busiest times in the beauty industry - and 2023 looks like no exception - with many people wanting to look their best for Christmas and New Year's celebrations across San Diego and La Jolla. I highly recommend scheduling your appointments well in advance to secure your preferred date and time. Early booking not only ensures that you get a spot, but it also gives me ample time to discuss and plan the perfect hairstyle for your festive occasions. Don't wait until the last minute – book now to ensure you're looking fabulous for all your holiday events!