L'Atelier (definition: artist's studio/workshop) offers all the ambiance and inspiration of a stylish artist's loft. Featuring highly trained stylists, floor to ceiling windows and the craftsmanship of local artisans, the salon provides cutting-edge hair styling in a modern, luminous, creative gallery. Tucked away in Pearl Alley, L'Atelier "feels like a big city salon" hidden in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz.
Owner Jenna McClure was drawn to the space because of its convenient location and abundant natural light. Voted Best New Green Business by the community of Santa Cruz, and a certified green business by the Monterey Green Business Program, the salon is unique in its commitment to eco-friendly products and service. L'Atelier uses materials that are safe for clients, stylists and the environment, including post-consumer recycled paper, compact fluorescent light bulbs, and food-grade, biodynamic and organic products. With two open stories and high ceilings, the architecture affords ventilation and an airy, bright working space. L'Atelier was designed and fabricated by local artisans—from the stunning front desk to the rotating art on the salon's walls—and provisioned by local vendors—from the low VOC paints to the sustainably harvested bamboo flooring. Its central location offers clients and stylists low-impact options for travel by foot, bicycle or public transportation.
L'Atelier caters to all clientele; men women and children of all ages. Our mission is to provide the inspiration and tools for clients to cultivate a personal sense of style. We customize our care to the lifestyles and hair types of individuals—be they on their way to the beach or preparing for a special event. Our highly trained stylists are committed to innovative design, continuing education and attentive customer care. We hope you'll enjoy our fresh approach to service and style!