kelly jo kern

stylist / color specialist

tell us about your background as a stylist:

“I became a stylist in 2005 and had the dream of being a hair dresser since age 11. I have worked, educated, and did seminars for Billy Yamaguchi- celebrity stylist. I also did private clientele for several celebrities and clients at Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake and the Ojai Valley Inn. I have literally traveled the world to learn and do hair, working as a stylist on 2 different cruise ships. I have won several awards including: 6th best barber on the ocean, awards for working and styling on sets for movies and television, as well as best make up for the movie, “The Cure.”

what makes me smile?

Seeing joy and happiness in the world around me. Laughing with others and always at myself.

favorite movie?

Star Wars.

hidden talent?

I'm obsessed with photography and cameras, I grew up a dancer my entire life (age 2) and I love to sing, play guitar, piano, and write music.

favorite saying?

"wisdom is determined by the speed of your obedience"

what brought you to the house salon?

“Coming from Los Angeles to Orange County was an intensive switch for me. When I started looking for salons I wanted to find a place that had a spiritual, physical, and visual peace and aura about the place. The house salon ended up being the first and only salon I was interested in because I had an internal gut feeling the very second I drove past it when it was still under construction. I came to Orange County to start a new home and a new life, and even the title “the house salon” fits in with the season of life I am growing in. It’s fun, chic, sexy, and classy all at the same time. We are a family here at the house, and we care for each other and share this home to grow together. “