Are Waves the New Straight?

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Meghan Hair | Gillian Walker

Photo Courtesy of Meghan Carraher

Carmel Valley, have you heard that waves are back in?  Unfortunately, the unruly, frizzy waves my hair naturally creates will never be in (at least we had the 80’s).  It is with deep and undying reverence that I present to you, my styling goddess, Megan Carraher.

After a horrible cut and highlights left me in tears alternately contemplating buying extensions or shaving it all off ala Britney Spears, I stumbled upon Megan’s ad on Craigslist.  I usually choose my stylist via word of mouth, but since that had led me into my current predicament, I was willing to give anything a shot.  After checking out her affordable rates and incredible Yelp reviews, I picked up the phone and booked.

This woman knows her hair.  My blonde has never looked better or brighter.  And she understands that the word trim means trim.  Under Megan’s careful hands, my hair is being transformed once again into a thing of beauty.  But I digress.

Having heard that waves are the new straight, I tried creating them at home only to look like a cross between Glenda the good witch and an 80’s prom date.  We’re talking ringlets gone bad.  Very, very bad.  Thankfully, this doesn’t have to happen to you.  Megan has graciously filmed a how to video to create those sexy, beachy waves we are all craving this spring.

A Little About Meghan…

Meghan started her career as an esthetician and makeup artist in 2001.  She worked at L’Auberge Del Mar, Carlton Hair and Ecotique Spa Del Mar, and interned with Educator and Stylist of the Year winners and industry icons, Christopher and Sonya Dove owners of The Doves Studio Santa Monica.  After her formal Sassoon training, she followed Kristen Henry – a top portfolio artist and national trainer for L’Oreal Professional – to a salon in La Jolla before branching out on her own. She has worked the Emmy’s 2010, Emmy’s 2011, Grammys 2011, and the Oscars 2011.  She is currently behind the chair as a hair designer and colorist at Salona Mar where she is able to have a platform to work with her first love, which is hair.  Her ultimate goal is to connect with people and to create an experience that is unforgettable; leaving ever client feeling happier and more rejuvenated than when they arrived.


Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Gillian Sky WalkerGillian Sky Walker believes in you! Her belief that her life’s calling is to be an inspiration and source of encouragement to as many people as possibe led her to create, where she offers personal growth and wellness videos as Shiny Gilly.  Gillian has over 15 years of counseling, teaching and speaking experience. She is the founder of Therapeutic Trance Training and leads several trainings a year, certifying others in this method.  Her authentic and dynamic delivery makes wellness accessible and fun for everyone.  Her certifications include Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master.  Gillian spends most of her time speaking, teaching and filming.  She and her husband run Shiny Gilly Productions, filming web content for local business owners out of their home studio.  They also co-host a youtube show together where they discuss current events, interview local business owners, and answer relationship questions.  They are finishing up a book on dating advice that will be released later this year


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