Holly James Styles Holly James Styles

About Her

Holly is a local Chicago girl who has been in the hair industry since 2007. After high school she attended the College of DuPage, and received her degree in Fashion Design. She decided that the next step in her career would be to attend cosmetology school at Pivot Point International Academy. After beauty school, she went through an extended two year training program at Salon Estem, where she began her career as a cosmetologist.

The extended training program allowed her to learn unique cutting and styling techniques, that very few get to learn so early in their career. Holly's passion for the industry keeps her wanting to learn more and seizes any opportunity to continue her education. She has been lucky enough to attend multiple academies with high end product lines that include but aren't limited to Prive, Aquage, and Kevin Murphy. 

She also had the opportunity while in Chicago, to provide innovative signature styles for visual imagery for model agency test shoots. After 8 years at Salon Estem, she felt that it was time to spread her wings, and accepted a new opportunity at Salon Spruce in La Jolla, CA.

Holly is now a Master stylist/balayage expert at Salon Spruce, and looks forward to passing on her expertise to fellow stylists in the industry, as well as providing excellence to her clients behind the chair. Her dedication to her craft has given her the opportunity to take her skills to the next level. Her goal is to build an amazing portfolio throughout her career, and have a great story behind each experience.

Her favorite part about being a Cosmetologist is the final look. She loves to see the smile on her clients faces, when they see their hair and feel beautiful. "The beauty of a women must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides". -Audrey Hepburn