Joan Crawford once said that the most important thing a women could have – next to talent – was her hairdresser. I have to agree with Joan. Just like makeup, hair has the ability to drastically change one’s appearance. But unlike makeup, hair cannot be removed or replaced easily, which is why you want your hairdresser to have the most important thing a women (or man) could have – talent.
At Studio 514, the word talent is synonymous with the word hairdresser. Owners Mike and Gloria Taylor, who are also head stylists at the salon, have built a following of environmentally conscious clients who appreciate the salon’s artistic, laid-back atmosphere.
Studio 514 is one of only a handful of salons in San Diego offering organic hair color and hair care products. The salon features a large selection of organic hair care lines, including Italian made Davines, Kevin Murphy, Onesta and Grant’s Golden Brand. The salon is also a retailer for RAEN sunglasses and Brixton accessories.
But, as owner Mike Taylor says, “Studio 514 is more than a salon. It’s a product of the local Oceanside culture.” In addition to offering top-notch hair and makeup services, Mike has made it a priority to ensure Studio 514 is “a place for artists to come and be stimulated by modern creativity.” Clients can walk into the salon at any given time and see local artists featured on the walls.
I have no doubt that if she were still alive; Joan Crawford would be a loyal Studio 514 client.