I’m Michaela O’Keefe, San Diego hair stylist. I love helping clients get the hair they’ve always dreamed of! I’ve been in California for three years, and I’ve learned that for hair stylists in San Diego, life never gets boring.
As a fashion forward city, we see all the trends come and go. I’ve specialized in some of the best looks that have become signature styles for so many of my clients. When they’re ready to mix it up, though, I’m prepared with the products, techniques, and artistic vision to make it happen.
Do you have a special style request that has you looking for the best hair stylist in San Diego? I offer specialty services that I am specifically trained for, but I’m also open to your ideas. My personal hair specialties reflect my favorite styles and techniques.
Some I love because of how artistic they are, and others because they give the client a dramatic transformation. There’s an element of challenge to these specialties, which leads to a sense of pride I have for perfecting each and every one.
Balayage is an artistic technique where color is swept through small triangles of hair. The name “balayage” means “to sweep” in French. The final effect is a very subtle and beautiful transition of color.
My education includes training from L’Oréal National Artist DJ McGinley, who is known for incredible balayage. In 2015 I participated in the Unite Showcase at Unite Academy, with a balayage hair model. If you’re considering balayage, you can learn more on my Balayage Specialist page.
Sunlights are one of my favorite ways to highlight hair. The end result is just what you would expect: sun-kissed strands that capture the light and turn heads! This method of hair lightening is new and unique, but it’s quickly become a favorite among my clients. Here in San Diego, everyone loves that natural beach-beautiful look, and sunlights give them exactly that. Plus, they help to disguise grays, which is a great bonus.
My color technique training from Pravana, Framesi, Redken, TiGi, and L’Oréal have all helped me to become a sunlights expert. To learn more, please take a look at my Sunlights Specialist page.
Being a blonde is a big deal! There are tons of shades to choose from, and they all have maximum impact. I’m here to help you brighten up your natural blonde hair, or add blonde balayage, ombre, or sunlights. Of course, it’s always exciting when someone decides to be bold and go blonde from red, brown, or black.
It takes a certain skill level to do blonde hair well. I’ve completed the L’Oréal Professional Color and Blonde class, I’m an American Board Certified Haircolorist, and I’ve been trained in Redken’s Blonde Idol. So if you want to become a blonde in San Diego, I’m ready to make it happen! Check out my Blonde Specialist page for more details.
Ombre hair made a big impact on the industry, and it has quickly become a must-have look. This dramatic style features a gradual, even transition from light to dark shades. It can be done with almost any color pairings, including fashion hues like pastels. It’s a super stylish way to grow out your hair color, because dark roots are a key element!
Beyond that, ombre hair has a look of edgy sophistication. It’s high fashion, but approachable. It’s stunning to view when your hair is down, and it adds an unexpected element to braids and updos. If you’re ready to experience ombre, you can learn more on my Ombre Specialist page.
I’m well versed in the above specialties, along with hair color, highlights, and haircuts – hair stylists in San Diego have to be! With that being said, I’m not limited to just those services. I make sure that I get trained and become experienced in every new style that I encounter. I do this to give my clients the absolute best service, every time they come in for an appointment, no matter what they request.
If you’re interested in an appointment, please contact me directly or use my online booking system. I’m looking forward to getting to know you, and seeing what hair dreams we can make come true!