I am Because We Are



Our Mission

We at Ubuntu Hair Studio aim to shift the way consumers purchase beauty products and services. Our team is built on a foundation of community, passion, contribution and strength. Our studio is a place to successfully blend personal growth, family commitment, unimaginable careers, and vivacious health. We provide a spark to inspire unity and contribution and continually strive to uplift the lives of everyone that enters our business: clients, vendors, neighboring businesses and our community. Our business is a vehicle to affect a global change one client at a time and we are committed to making a global impact by setting our focus on contributing to humanity.

We hope to be the change we want to see in the world and ask you to join us. We do not live alone, but are connected in something much greater.


Together we can make a difference.


Our Commitment

At Ubuntu Hair Studio, we strive to make social and environmental change through the small things that we do. Here are a few ways that your visit changes the world for the better:


Gratuities—or as we like to call them, gestures of thanks for great service—are passed on to charitable causes. We donate 100% of gratuities received to a diverse collection of organizations such as Feeding America San DiegoKivaGirls on the Run, Adams Thermal Foundation, and Care.org. A simple "thank you" goes a long way.


We use and stock only natural hair care products, those made from essential oils and plant extracts. Because just like a plant in fertile soil, beautiful hair grows from a healthy scalp.

Ubuntu Hair Studio proudly used and sells products from Rene FurtererNeuma, and L'Oreal Professionel


As a certified Green Circle Salonwe recycle almost ALL of our waste! This includes hair, chemicals, balayage plastic, color tubes and caps, etc. A small $2 contribution is required upon each visit to continue with the success of this program and further reduce our carbon footprint.


Our experienced, independent stylists utilize only the finest products and the most advanced styling techniques to give you gorgeous hair. Whether it’s your first visit or your fiftieth, you will be delighted with the results that Ubuntu Hair Studio’s capable staff will deliver.

Dawn Ellinwood



Dawn is an expertly trained and established colorist with over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry.

As an accomplished Design Colorist for Frederic Fekkai Salon and Spa in Beverly Hills, Dawn’s work has been acknowledged and featured in magazines, such as LA Confidential, Marie Claire, Elle, Town and Country, Playboy, More and Teen. Her work has also been featured in movies, Legally Blonde, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, Clock Stoppers, Fast and Furious, and Southland Tales just to name a few.

Vanessa Ramos

vanessa ramos

Independent Stylist

A San Diego native and expert colorist, Vanessa joined Ubuntu Hair Studio in 2008. Known for customizing color and her expertise with Balayage, she strives to keep her clients looking and feeling youthful and while maintaining the integrity of their hair.

Vanessa believes that hair is the first thing people see—it must make a statement. Whether it be a color or a cut. It is her extreme attention to detail, dedication to every client, and patience that has made her a valued resource in the industry.

Serena Jenichs

serena jenichs

Independent Stylist

Serena has been with Ubuntu since May 2010. All of her passions have come together here—beauty, earth-friendly and socially-conscious practices, business & healing!

She enjoys working with curls, hand-painting hair color, sculpting haircuts and nourishing both scalp & hair. She also loves hands-on training with Rene Furterer, Neuma Beauty, L’OREAL Professionnel, DiPietro Todd Academy and more!

Serena volunteers for organizations that promote education and empowerment such as Hug it Forward and Doors of Change: Solving Youth Homelessness. She believes in the “big picture” and that together, we make a difference.

Louis Weimer

Louis Weimer

Independent Stylist

Louis Weimer is Ubuntu's “bi-coastal” member, who splits his time between San Diego and Bliss Hair Studio, in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Louis has over twenty five years experience and is a member of the prestigious L’Oreal Artistic Team.

He has worked side by side with Jo Blackwell, Carlo Nova, Toni & Guy, Jennifer MacDougal and many other artists; he currently assists at L’Oreal SOHO Academy NYC and teaches hair color in salons throughout the South.

Louis takes a classic yet modern approach to hairdressing. Taking in face and head shape, body proportion along with his clients likes and dislikes he incorporates the latest trends and techniques that create a personalized look for each person.

Yoshi Hagawara

Yoshi Hagiwara

Independent Guest Stylist

Yoshi is one of L.A.’s most sought after beauty experts. After nearly 25-years at some of Beverly Hills' most renowned salons, Yoshi opened the doors of his own salon, the Yoshi Hair Studio, located in the heart of Beverly Hills.

Trained in Tokyo, Yoshi started working at a salon at the young age of 16. After relocating to the States, he worked as the training specialist and cutting stylist for Joseph Martin Salon in Beverly Hills. Following the Joseph Martin salon he spent the next decade at Frederic Fekkai as head stylist.

Yoshi is known for his precise short styles and face-framing cuts that fit his clients’ lifestyle, face shape and individual personalities. His work can be seen on countless shows such as America’s Next Top Model as well as some of the most acclaimed fashion shows including American Vogue.

Amber Fairfield

Amber Fairfield

Independent Extensionist

Amber has worked as a hair stylist in the North County area for over 10 years. She is certified in hair extensions and since 2010, concentrate her time solely to them. She is certified in more than 10 different methods and is committed to staying on top of current hairstyle trends and the latest extension installation methods.

Amber's mission is to transform her clients hair into longer, fuller hair while keeping the extensions undetectable and maintaining the full integrity of the hair.

To book an appointment with Amber contact her directly at (858) 449-8323 or amberfairfield@gmail.com.