Our Stylists

karen_horton Karen Horton, Salon owner

With 32 years of hairstyling and 18 years of co-owning “Windward Hair Design” under her belt, Karen Horton is now the proud owner of her dream salon here in Pleasure Point.

Karen was born and raised in “Live Oak” and ever since she found the old “Paradise Surf Shop” had come available, she felt divinely guided to achieve her dream of creating a salon where her crew would be seen and successful.  Having held to that vision everyone is now enjoying the incredible success of our new location

Karen loves Color, razor cutting and playing with long hair and is prepared to help you look your best.

You may contact me at: (831) 462-1270. Texting is preferred.

Louise GlendinningLouise Glendinning, Stylist/Product Manager

Hairdressing has been my passion for over 37 years. For me it’s not just about giving a great cut, style or color, it’s also about establishing a relationship with my clients. I feel very blessed to have a job that I love, a job that I look forward to and a job that is totally fulfilling.

You may call or text me at: (831) 239-2852 Or email lacarruth@gmail.com

Debbie-Morse Debbie Morse, Stylist/Spirit Lifter

I have been a hairdresser for most of my life. I have loved and am grateful for every day in this industry. It has awarded me the freedom to grow and learn to be the best I can be at what I do and with continuing education the creative possibilities are endless!I have found that since there are no two heads of hair alike… There has never been a reason for boredom.

My specialty is people and helping them feel great about how they look & how they feel. May it be a new style, or a new color, a perm to add curl or straightening too smooth out too curly hair… My hope is that my clients will leave my service with a new-found inner joy about how they look! Add that to products that are professionally prescribed for their needs and healthy for them and their hair… Creates not only a great look but a great relationship…

You may call or text me at: (831) 818-6032

Kim-KiddKim Kidd, Stylist

I have been a passionate hairstylist for more than 29 years, perfecting my craft with continuing education. The beauty industry has always captured my attention. I knew as early as high school that this was going to be my career. I enjoy working with people and making them happy and that happy feeling I get when they leave my chair satisfied, keep’s me striving to do my best. I love all aspects of the industry and continue to enjoy meeting new clients and the challenges they bring me.

You may call me at (831) 462-1605

Melissa-BillingtonMelissa Billington, Stylist

I knew the beauty industry was for me from an early age. Growing up, I visited my grandma at her salon in the Bay Area. I loved sweeping the hair off of the floor and I enjoyed the general vibe of salon life. My dream finally became a reality when I enrolled in Wayne’s College of Beauty in Santa Cruz in 1993. I cannot believe that was over 20 years ago and I still LOVE what I do for a living. Making people feel better about themselves is the best part! Hair color is truly my passion, though, whether I’m doing basic gray coverage, strategically placed highlights or color correction. I love it all! And what is better with your beautiful hair color than a new hair style? But even with just a trim, I work hard to listen to what my clients desire. I offer hair care for the whole family, from young children to mature clients. I also offer facial waxing, so you can come to one place and have all your beauty needs met.

When I’m not at the salon, I spend my time with my three great kids, who keep me up-to-date with the latest trends and styles. I also love to garden, try new recipes in the kitchen and take long walks on the beach. Please come visit me, Melissa Billington at Salon Santa Cruz for a consultation… I look forward to sharing my passion with you.

You may call me at (831) 462-2211

Alanna-jaquard-200Alanna Glendinning Jacquard, Stylist

As a hairdresser’s daughter I grew up spending a lot of time in salons. I loved the atmosphere it provided and knew at a young age I wanted to fallow in my mother’s footsteps. I’ve been with the salon Santa Cruz team for 11 years and counting. I specialize in haircutting, color, and facial waxing…

Not many people can truly say that they love what they do for a living, but I do!

You may call or text me at (831) 239-2853

Gloria Riola Gloria Riola, Stylist

Gloria has been a hairstylist for 22 years and specializes in organic hair color and haircuts. Her passion is to create beautiful hairstyles while using the most natural products available.

In addition to working in the salon, she also spent 7 years working with hair care manufacturer, Joico. As an educator, she was privileged to have worked with Artistic Director, Eric Fisher, Creative Director, Russell Hyde, Hollywood actor, Heinz Altieri and many more.

During her free time, Gloria enjoys making her own natural hair and body products, cooking, surfing and yoga.

You can call or text me at: (831) 706-1035


Tori Kohler, Stylist

For 20 years I have been mastering the craft of hairdressing. I appreciate everyday of doing hair, because it never feels like work! Nothing makes me happier than transforming my client from the inside out. I love all types of hair, but working with long hair is my favorite. I specialize in color, highlights, cuts, and facial waxing.

You may call or text me at (831) 332-6710


Randy Marinovich, Manicurist

I have been doing nails professionally for over 20 years and have often thought what that decision has brought to my life and the wonderful friends I have made along the way. I love my clients and I love walking through those doors in the morning to the uplifting atmosphere of our wonderful salon.

My clients enjoy the privacy of my lovely room and I hope they leave my services feeling better about themselves and enjoy their stay. I know I do !I look forward to meeting new clients and adding them to my already long time list of wonderful people. I Specialize in Manicures, Pedicures, fiber glass artificial nails and Gel nail polish for natural nails and toes.

You may call or text me at (831) 462-1290


Shannon Grays, Stylist

I have been doing hair and make up for 15 years, it has been my creative outlet and something I look forward too everyday. I had the amazing opportunity of owning a salon for almost 10 years, when I decided to sell and focus on my passion behind the chair. I landed in the only place I could have ever wanted to be, Salon Santa Cruz. This group of absolutely amazing stylists are not only talented but truly a team. I specialize in wedding hair and make up and love color, I’ve been lucky to work with educators in Paul Mitchell color and I love keeping up with current trends! I like a variety of color lines and cutting techniques to customize my work, I look forward to my job and everyone that sits in my chair.

You may call me at (831) 566-7289


Abby Griffiths, Stylist

Abby Griffiths joins us from New York. She has been doing hair for the past 11 years. Abby was professionally trained at the Paul Mitchell school in Charlotte North Carolina. While she was in school she entered a statewide competition held by the National Cosmetology Association. She took home first place for her up-do style. She completed an intense two year apprenticeship with the Vidal Sassoon trained Ambreen Younus. Upon completing her apprenticeship she built and maintained a full clientele back in New York. It was there that she became a network educator for Bumble & Bumble.

Abby loves her craft. She specializes in precision cutting, dry cutting, coloring and highlighting techniques, blowouts, and formal styles of all types. She will take her time to get to know you and your beauty needs. You will leave her chair feeling completely satisfied. Take a look at some of her work on Instagram @hairwego831 and book an appointment today.

You may call or text me at (315) 794-5259


Taryn Smith Dian, Stylist

Bio coming soon!

You may call or text me at (408) 781-4271

Christine-EvangalistaChristine-Evangalista, Stylist

Bio coming soon!

You may call or text me at:(831) 462-2211

IL-RuizIL, Stylist

You may call or text me at: (213) 458-4949


Mia Garcia, Stylist

You may call or text me at (831) 915-4324


Teri Snell, Esthetician

I started in Cosmetology school when I was in High School, but once I graduated I found my passion specializing in Skin Care. I have been an Esthetician now for over 20 years and find it extremely rewarding. I am so fortunate to love my line of work and have such great Clients and Co-workers. I love working at Salon Santa Cruz because it’s an uplifting Salon that is always continuing education and keeping up with the latest trends and amazing Products. I specialize in Face and Full body Waxing, Facials, and Eyelash Extensions.

You may call or text me at (831) 239-6651

To make an appointment please call (831) 462-2211