At London Hair Studio in San Juan Capistrano, our services are personalized to complement your skin, facial features and lifestyle with your wants and needs. We are passionate in all that we do. Our staff is continuously educated to keep up with the latest trends and technology. We strive to make the salon experience everything it can be. One important way to do that is to know who you are going to. The stylist bios below will hopefully give you a little insight into every person you might come into contact with at London Hair Salon.
Owner Barry has over 30 years experience in the industry and works hours to suit any and all prospective customers. Trained and apprenticed in London, England Barry brought his talents to California originaly as a "platform artist" working the various shows and conventions throughout the western States. Over the years he has trained many people in the industry who have gone on to successful careers.
"In writing this testimonial, I hope to persuade you of one thing: to make an appointment with Barry @ London Hair Studio. There is no doubt in my mind that you will wish you had found him sooner. Barry is honest and straightforward in his approach to his work, business, and family. He has demonstrated a high degree of loyalty and trustworthiness towards his clients and to his associates. Barry cuts and colors to perfection, always accommodating, and will listen with sincerity whenever needed. He makes you feel as though you're his only client.
In addition, London Hair Studio holds a high standard for client confidentiality and does not pollute the air with annoying shop-talk or client gossip. It's been a wonderful experience every time I've walked through his door and a whole lot of fun. I moved to California in 1984, was introduced to Barry and he has been my hair stylist ever since also my two now grown daughters as well as my sisters and mother when they come to town. That's right 28 years and boy do I have "GREAT HAIR" just ask Barry, or anyone else for that matter. So go ahead make that appointment, I promise you won't regret it and besides you owe it to yourself. Without hesitation I highly reccommend London Hair Stuidio SJC,CA."
"Barry is an unbelievable stylist! His salon is warm and inviting. I've been going to Barry's salon for 11 years. It took me over 11 years to find a stylist to stick with! You won't regret making the switch :) Thanks Barry!"
"Master stylist Barry has been my exclusive hair cutter for ten years. He is always attentive to my wishes and skillful with his comb and scissors
Charlotte is an independent hair stylist in downtown San Juan Capistrano's London Hair Studio and has been working with the team for the last three years. Charlotte graduated and received her cosmetology license through Marenello Schools of Beauty in 2009 and she is constantly continuing her education through classes with Redken and Paul Mitchael for the latest products and colors, as well as Chuck Caples Cut and Color boot camps.
She prides herself on always having lengthy and in-depth consultations so that you will always get what you want. Charlotte would like to welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver the best services for you.
"Charlotte is THE BEST! She always gives me exactly what I want... Except it always turns out better than I expect. I usually rock a punk look (char does it the best!) and my mom has a more conservative look which turns out beautiful every time. Go see Charlotte, she'll rock your world!" - Mandi A.
"I found this salon on Yelp when searching for a new place (the last one didn't do the greatest job) and I'm very pleased with the service and the cut. Charlotte totally understood what I was going for and executed it excellently. I will definitely be a repeat customer.
"As mentioned in some other reviews, it's an unassuming place that doesn't go overboard with glitz and glam. Just nice people who know how to cut and style hair, and who want satisfied customers. I got a much better cut for less money than the previous salon. Check it out!" - Nick S.
"I keep going back because I love my haircut! The conditioning treatment has helped my hair so much!! My hair has never looked so good." - Erin D
"Charlotte gave me a brazillan blowout and at first I was skeptical but it turned out amazing, smooth and soft. The cut she gave me also looks great! The salon was comfortable, nicely decorated, and clean. We had a blast!" - Katherine B.
"Thanks Charlotte! Especially loved the deep conditioning treatment - I really think it helped." - Erika H.
"I get so many complements on my hair! Thanks, I had fun." - Julian R.
"This salon is great. It has a very comfortable vibe and they super friendly. I'm always happy with my hair when I leave and they have great prices. Charlotte is my favorite." - Erin D
"I heard about this salon from my boss. Not a fancy OC type of studio but the staff are very professional. My hair stylist (Charlotte) frequently visiting all kinds of styling and haircare classes, just got certified for Brazilian Blow Out which is popular everywhere but you cant beat the price at this salon.
"I like people who work there, if you are not satisfied with something just ask and they will fix it. There is a lot of regulars .... i guess its a good sign. I go there once in a while to get haircut and color, last time i had the Brazilian Blow out done and i really like it.
"More over they will always offer you a glass of wine =)) I will definitely be back" - Railka H.
"Everyone there is super friendly and very down to earth. At first when I wasn't happy with the color, Charlotte knew just what to do and fixed it right away with no problems. I'm very happy with my cut and color! I will definitely be coming back. Thanks for everything!" - Sarah O.
"A very low key place that knows what they are doing. Charlotte is an amazing hair stylist and has amazing prices! I will be coming back!" - hillary y.
Anna Mantovani was born November 15th, 1984 and raised in a small town northwest of Milan, Italy. She moved to Southern California with her parents and two brother at the age of 13. Attended cosmetology school at Golden West College in Huntington Beach and graduated in 2004. Assisted for stylists at Vogue Salon in Newport Beach and Martin Salon in Irvine before finding a place to call home at the London Hair Studio in 2006. Loves doing both colors and cuts, but is particularly fond of styling, blowouts, and hair for special occasions, such as weddings. Considers being a hairstylist to be very relaxing, which is why one of her favorite saying is "Some people do yoga… I do hair! Hair is my yoga!"
"Anna has been my hairstylist for years and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my hair. Not only is she an amazing hairstylist, but I can tell that she truly cares about keeping my hair healthy and strong! My hair has never looked or felt better!" - Ashley P.
"I've always liked trying new things with my hair, and thanks to Anna I've been able to try different styles and color while always maintaining my hair healthy and shiny. Now that I'm a mother of two, Anna has helped me choose a style and color that is low maintenance yet always looks good on me! Thank you for all that you have done!" - Christy C.
Samantha is a fully licensed cosmetologist offering a full range of services ranging from men's cuts, women's cuts, color and chemical services, and wedding and special event make up and styling. She has advanced cutting and color training from Paul Mitchell, Toni & Guy, Loreal Professional, Goldwell, Redken and Matrix. She specializes in color corrections, has experience in high fashion runway, and avant-garde, but also masters the professional cutting and color styles for the every day. She is always welcoming new clientele, walk ins, and consultations!
"I have very thick curly hair, it was always difficult for me to find someone who could cut it right. Samantha is the only hairdresser I have ever met that can give me a perfect cut every time without question. I'll never go anywhere else!" - Richard M.
"Samantha has been cutting and coloring my hair for years. Her color is always brilliant and she is very gentle on my sensitive head. My style is always changing, but no matter what I throw at her she nails it every time. A true and talented professional." - Gina A.