an eco-friendly &
socially conscious salon


look good. feel good. do good.


Ubuntu Hair Studio provides more than just beautiful hair.

we are a team united in "I am because we are."

Pronounced oo-BOON-too, Ubuntu is a traditional African concept based on the idea that a person is a person through other people. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu explains, "A person with Ubuntu is welcoming, hospitable, warm, generous; willing to share. Such people are open and available to others, willing to be vulnerable, affirming of others, do not feel threatened that others are able and good, for they have a proper self assurance that comes from knowing they belong to the greater whole."

The concept of Ubuntu is the cornerstone of how Ubuntu Hair Studio operates. We believe wholly, that together, we can make a difference. We hope to be the change we want to see in the world.

I am BECAUSE you are; you are, therefore WE are.

Learn more about our philosophy and meet our team.



Mon. thru Sat. 10a–6p
Evenings by appointment


109 S. Acacia Ave.
behind Naked Cafe
Solana Beach, CA 92075


(858) 792-5959

  • I noticed an advertisement from this unique salon in a San Diego magazine. The more I read about it, the more I knew that I needed to set up an appointment immediately. The people and surroundings surpassed my expectations in friendliness and ability. Serena was able to correct the faults of an earlier colorist and give me exactly the finished look I was craving. Bravo!
    — Marsha, Rockport, ME
  • Thank the lawd..! After relocating to san diego from san fran 6 yrs ago (and chasing a haircut i loved but could never get replicated...) i have finally a stylist that I truly believe knows her shi*.
    — Allison R, San Diego
  • I have to say Ubuntu Hair Studio is one of the best I have found in North County. After having my hair completely destroyed (when trying to go ombre at another salon), Vanessa was there to fix it. In just six weeks, my hair was back to looking beautiful. I actually think it looks better now than it did before!
    — Bee Z., Encinitas
  • Everything about Ubuntu is first class! Everyone is professional, personable, proactive,and pleasant! The products they use and endorse are high-quality, as is every aspect of the salon! If you and your hair need a change don't hesitate to try Ubuntu!
    — JoAnn Slaughter