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An Extraordinary Hair Care

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La Jolla’s Top Hair Artists

Your hair is a reflection of your personality. We bring your personality to life with cuts, styles, and colors that outwardly express who you are and make others take notice.


Whether you’re looking for a color refresh, a trim, or to try something totally outrageous, Joel C Ma Hair Studio brings your vision to life. Our full-service salon is home to La Jolla’s and San Diego’s expert hair artists who use cutting-edge techniques, creativity, and their decades of industry experience to help you express your individuality by creating a look that you’ll love.

Our Services

We're more than a hair salon--we're hair therapy professionals that love your hair and create looks you'll love because they perfectly capture your unique personality. Our wide range of services includes women’s haircuts, men’s haircuts, balayage, updos, and more. We also offer you a wide range of hair products designed to protect, nourish, cleanse, and style.

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About Joel C Ma

Joel C Ma Hair Studio is the culmination of an artist's dream. Joel C Ma, the heart and brains behind the studio, is one of the best haircut artists and color specialists in San Diego. A former Tony & Guy hair cutting master, he believes that hairstyling is more than a transaction—it’s an immerse experience that helps bring his clients’ beauty and confidence to the forefront. He has delivered exceptional hairstyling services to clients for more than 25 years. Joel is especially valued for his razor cut and laser-like approach to long and short layered cuts.


It all began when Joel immigrated to the US from Vietnam in 1983. Though he was only 16 and without his family, his aspirations were huge. Focused on his passion, he was trained and mentored by a master on the straight razor cutting technique. By 2000, his signature razor cut and layering technique were beloved among clients, and by 2010, he was acknowledged as a master color creator and blending artist.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Discover what makes Joel C Ma Hair Studio one of the best hair salons in La Jolla from the people who know best—our clients.
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“Joel gave me the best haircut I've had in years! He spent a great deal of time explaining color mistakes and planning how he can fix and improve my look over time. After all over color, my hair looks healthy and shiny again and I look forward to returning for the color adjustments in order to get back to my natural color with a few highlights. He is an artist and teaches his craft lifting his team's skills. His salon is using COVID prevention protocols, checking temperatures, uses plexi-glass, limits customers & ensures all are wearing masks and distancing as much as possible. Thank you!! ”


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