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Taylor VanAtta

Salon K8 Stylist

Hello! My name is Taylor and I have lived and worked in RSM and the San Clemente area throughout my entire life. Although I was raised military and lived in 3 other states, I have a lot of friends and family in this community and has always felt at home. In the early years I worked with educators from L'Oreal and Schwarzkopf mastering multiple cut, color and highlighting techniques. I currently specialize in blonding and highlighting and I love to give my guests pops of light in their color and customize highlights and hair painting to give them the contrast and dimension that supports their overall look and lifestyle. In every appointment I make sure to take into consideration your daily routine and how your hair care is an important part of that. My goal is to make everyone feel confident and supported with the ability and knowledge to feel beautiful everyday!

Jenn Zabala

Salon K8 Stylist

Hi There! My name is Jenn and I am a RSM local and a California native. I love meeting people in my community and being able to offer hair services to all my friends and neighbors! I love that being a hair and beauty professional allows me to be creative, colorful and social all in one. I enjoy collaborating with my guests to find the style that best suites their hair needs. I try to make everyone I consult feel heard and understood to find the best route to their hair goals. I love providing my guests with a natural, healthy, beautiful, easy to replicate look that compliments their daily life! Book a consultation, Let's Chat!

Kaylah Rosen

Salon K8 Stylist

Hi! I'm Kaylah and I'm so exited to introduce myself as a Salon K8 stylist! I love meeting new people and helping each guest feel confident and beautiful. Some of my favorite services include up-styling for weddings and special occasions, balayages and blonding. I am a Mission Viejo native and am so exited to share my business with my community to make each guest I meet look and feel amazing!

Audrey Thiffault

Salon K8 Stylist

Hi! my name is Audrey, I am Southern Orange County born and raised. Outside of the salon you will find me painting or surrounded by nature, whether it be our beautiful beaches or up in the mountains. I became a hairstylist because it gives me the freedom to be creative every day. I am so excited to be a part of the amazing team here at Salon K8. I love meeting new people and building meaningful relationships. I specialize in updos, I also love blonding and fashion colors. When you are in my chair I want you to feel welcomed and comfortable, I want you to know that you are my top priority and WILL be taken care of! My goal after every service is for you to leave feeling beautiful and confident! I hope to see you soon!

Kate Middleton

Salon Owner

Hi I'm Kate! I am from sunny, Orange County, CA Over the last 11 years most of my training and work experience was acquired in California through reputable jobs and educational opportunities. I have trained with the L’Oreal Expert Program. I have acquired accredited certifications and continued my education through many different outlets. I continue to learn and share my passion to give my clients an even better experience than the last. Salon K8 was created due to my own experience trying to find a stylist, in that there was a lack of education and communication. Leaving clients happy with the results in salon but frustrated in trying to replicate it at home. We promote the education of clients, informing them of individual hair types and conditions. We are changing the way you look at yourself and your hair identity by addressing the chemistry and geometry that compliments you.