we don’t just do hair, we transform it

Welcome to the Hot Seat Salon! If you're looking for change, a new look or just want an amazing style we're here for you. The Hot Seat has talented, passionate and professional hair cutters, colorists and structured styling experts. We are a team of stylists who have come from all over San Diego to offer the best services. The Hot Seat is our home and we hope you'll make it yours too.

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"Love this place. Totally modern and welcoming of all ages. My favorite person there is Kendra Chavez. I can't decide if she is more fun or more skilled (both are good!). Highly recommend!"

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"I've been going to Sierra (at the Hot Seat Salon) for 4 yrs now and moved out of SD and still drive about 4-5hrs to get my hair did by her.”

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“Always a good time getting my hair done by Marina at the Hot Seat Salon. If you want great service and amazing hair, check her out!”

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The vibe is of an upscale salon. It's simply gorgeous in there with two story of perfect white oak flooring, high ceiling, and the most amazing lighting all around. All the girls there are extremely helpful and friendly. So glad I came across this hidden gem.

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“It was my first time ever dying my hair so I was a bit nervous but Shanae put all my nerves to rest and have me exactly what I wanted."

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"Sierra at the Hot Seat salon is AMAZING! The first time I went in my hair looked really bad and she has been able to transform it so I feel super confident. I have found my forever stylist!!"

Kathleen M. on Yelp

“I had never colored my hair before so I was nervous, but my balayage came out better than I could have imagined."

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"If you want a new look, upgrade, touch up, new dye, highlights, balayage, or just a wash call the Hot Seat Salon and book with Taylor. I promise you won't regret it.

Karina H. on Yelp

“Linh, at the Hot Seat, is very sweet and gentle with your hair, and definitely provides great company while you're in the chair!"

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