• Alyssa D.
    Aug 2021

    Wow. Not only can Nando handle my wild curly mane, he is the sweetest and gives the best massages! Thank you for always making me look and feel beautiful like always !! 150 foils later I'm a blonde!!! The collective is an amazing salon all of the stylists are on point

  • Jesse K.
    Aug 2021

    I have always just colored my own hair at home. (As a guy I didn't feel the need to take the extra step of going in) but it's my birthday abs I wanted to feel like I treated myself. Wow. What a difference. Fernando colored my hair and toned it and I have never had more compliments on it! It was worth it completely! There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the skilled work of someone who enjoys and has passion for their craft versus just getting some maintenance done at home. I would highly recommend the salon and I would highly recommend Fernando. He was funny and knew what I wanted to spite me not being able to really express what I wanted in the correct term analogy but just based off a few pictures and a description he was able to tell me what I actually was asking for so that's a stylist can understand. Overall I'm very happy

  • Robert L.
    Aug 2021

    This was such a great place to get my first proper haircut since Covid. The place is really relaxing with a large open garage door so I felt really good about ventilation and exposure. Fernando was my stylist and he made me feel really welcome and provided the best ever scalp massage. I would come back just for a wash and head massage. He listened well to what I wanted and offered really thoughtful suggestions. The place does all of the little things that make you feel appreciated as a customer. The quality of the products is top notch and the free follow-up clean up is also a nice touch. This is a premium salon and I felt like it was a great value. I can't wait to go back.

  • angela b.
    Jul 2021

    I love this salon. It doesn't matter who does your hair, they are fab. I love the location. They are just all good stylists.

  • Jon Holstein
    Jun 2021

    I have been getting hair cuts at The Collective for over two years and I have nothing but positive things to say about the stylists there. They are all very professional, fun, attentive, and always give me great cuts!

  • Mary Davis
    Jun 2021

    Wonderful experience! We will definitely return

  • Kimberly Thetford-Tally
    Jun 2021

    An incredibly kind, talented group of artists. The salon has been so thoughtfully designed to make you feel welcomed and appreciated. Fernando is my go-to, but they are all so wonderful.

  • Val M.
    Jun 2021

    I recently moved to North County and was looking for a new stylist. I will keep looking. Three major issues: I expect my stylist to listen to me. I said I would like an inch taken off with layers that blend (no shelf) nicely. I left with a little over 2 inches having been taken off and a lot of choppy layers that do not blend well. The stylist was so rough with my scalp during the wash, brush and blow dry. My neck was sore later that day and into the next day. If I'm paying for a salon visit, it should feel like I'm getting the best treatment, not like I'm a five year old getting my hair brushed after running around in the wind all day. Lastly, I was hopeful after learning that the salon used gluten free products however the smell from the shampoo, conditioner and post styling product was awful! So strong, I had to wash my hair when I got home, twice. I was sick the whole next day from the smell. I tried so many things to get rid of the smell but it stuck around until about two weeks later.

  • Catherine Framness
    May 2021

    I love this place. It’s so clean and inviting. Everyone is friendly and fun. Charles is awesome and I always leave so happy with my hair!

  • Natasha Lynn
    Jan 2021

    Not only is the overall vibe really wonderful, but the people that work there are kind. Setting up an appointment is easy, and am so thankful for Amanda’s work.If you need a place to go, I recommend!

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The Collective a Hair Salon

6874 Embarcadero Ln, Carlsbad

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Monday: ClosedTuesday: 10AM - 7PMWednesday: 10AM - 7PMThursday: 10AM - 7PMFriday: 10AM - 7PMSaturday: 10AM - 7PMSunday: Closed