CEO/Owner/Certified Redken Color Specialist
Hi Luvs! I'm Carynne, I have been a hairstylist in San Diego County for the past 19 years, specializing in color correction, blonding, grey blending, and extensions. I have focused many years on innovative haircut techniques and special color placement to provide clients with the very best to both look and feel beautiful!
I have a Master's degree in Psychology and worked as an Educational Psychologist for 6 years, gaining invaluable human behavior knowledge lending to my background as a hairstylist and assisting a variety of people from all backgrounds. With the birth of my third mini-me, I decided to leave that field and come back to pursuing my passion.
In the past 19 years, I have attended and trained with some of the top brands and educational centers in the field of Cosmetology to include, Toni & Guy, Redken, Schwarzkopf, Invisible Bead Extensions, Masters of Balayage, and many more.
I love to learn and believe continued education and experience makes for a great hairstylist; while understanding what people want and how to make clients feel comfortable is my goal to give them a great salon experience. I utilize my background in psychology to provide that.
I am a mama bear to 3 littles, I've very detailed oriented and artistic, I absolutely love and am addicted to coffee & chocolate, and love travel, culture, holistic processes, and interesting people.
I'm so happy you found us and we'd love to meet you!
Brenda’s inspiration for hair, beauty and creativity was ignited by her father owning several salons in the UK. She started her career as a professional hairstylist in San Diego 28 years ago and has advanced education training under TIGI, and Paul Mitchell. Brenda has worked on sets as a freelance photo stylist and gleaned notoriety from prestigious male and female clients. Her work has also been published in hair magazine’s like Passion and Sophisticates hairstyle guide. Her passions include trendsetting color techniques. She loves being able to give back to her community through her artistry and expertise and enjoys making people look and feel fabulous about themselves inside and out!
Follow Brenda on Instagram! @beautifulhairbybrendak
Sabrina is newer to the Alchemy artists team! She began her career in Maryland and moved to California recently. She loves everything about hair, from creating new and exciting styles to maintaining the health of your hair. She is trained in Davines and Redken and looks forward to sharing her knowledge of the products and creating your hair goals!
Follow Brenda on Instagram! @sabrinanichelehair
Rebecca is passionate about the art of doing hair. She loves to provide her clients with the experience and hair goals that match their individual lifestyles and needs. She is all about enhancing natural beauty by making brunettes shine, red more vibrant and blondes blended and bright. Being in the industry for over ten years she has extensive training in cutting, men’s grooming, dimensional coloring and the latest blonding techniques. She loves to keep up on the latest trends by taking classes and surrounding herself with other amazing stylists.
follow Rebecca on Instagram - @hairbyrhainline
Sheena, being the daughter of a hairstylist, knew she was destined to be one herself. Sheena prides herself in keeping up with the latest hair trends and has taken classes in color and high end cutting techniques. She specializes in a variety of foiling techniques from dimensional brunettes and blondes as well as color/touch ups. In haircuts she has honed her skills in medium to long layered cuts. Her specialty does not include men’s cuts or women’s short precision cuts, including stacked bobs. Sheena’s top priority is to keep her clients happy and leaving the salon feeling good and beautiful about themselves. Her philosophy is “do what you love and you never work a day in your life”.
Follow Sheena on Instagram @shadesandshears
Ivanna brings a meaningful approach to hairdressing; this is by making every client feel listened to and tailored to their vision. She has advanced education in Bumble and Bumble, and L'oreal Professionnel color. Her specialty is in color, blonding techniques, trendy bob haircuts, long layered cuts, and blowouts. She loves staying fresh and inspired by learning the newest styles and techniques. For Ivanna, teaching clients how to love their hair even more in between visits and overcome hair challenges is paramount to developing trust. She will be your go to girl for knowledge on hair care and styling your new haircut.
Sydney is Alchemy's newest team member! She is a new stylist training directly under our owner Carynne. Sydney has a natural artistic eye and learns quickly for color applications. She is a great asset to the team!