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Meet Kylie Wadsworth of Hair by Kylie in Little Italy

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kylie Wadsworth.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Kylie. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started doing hair almost ten years ago. I moved to San Diego from the bay area five years ago. I work in the salon behind the chair throughout the week and by the weekend I do weddings! I’ve been doing weddings in San Diego for going on six years and absolutely love them. Something about getting to share someone’s big day with some of their nearest and dearest means so much to me. I’m usually the crying stranger at just about all of the weddings I do. I love being in the salon and able to take weddings on the weekend because it’s nice mix of work and play. Weddings are always so much fun to be a part of. And although there is a definite wedding season, San Diego provides such amazing weather yearlong that I can really have weddings all year round 🙂

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Moving to a new city and building clientele is always a challenging move. I’ve been lucky enough to have met some amazingly talented people along the way and been in some pretty amazing salons. I worked with a few girls for weddings to dip my toes in a loved it right off the bat. When I started doing hair the woman I assisted for found out my dislike for updos and made me knock a few out every day on a doll head, and it was one of the things that’s just kind of turned into magic. I’ve taken classes by some of the best and am constantly trying to learn new tricks. I think the biggest challenges in our industry is how fast it changes. I always love a good challenge and it loves trying to keep up with the trends.

Please tell us about Hair by Kylie.
When I’m in the salon, I try to create hair that would you find naturally in nature. Although I do love the vivid colors and amazing platinum blondes, I find myself more attracted to a loved in look that requires little to no maintenance. The classes I take and the time spent finding different techniques has lead me to really loving that gorgeous hair you don’t have to touch for 3-6 months. My biggest motto with changing or adding to someone’s hair is that if it still looks amazing, why get off a winning horse? I think in a world full of social media and access to the internet, it can be hard to find something that works for you that isn’t computer-generated. I love healthy hair and to me, that’s all that matters. I like to under-promise and overachieve. And I am a firm believer in working with your hair rather than against it. Getting a client where they want to be without damaging or ruining the integrity of their hair.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Oh gosh. I wish I would have moved to San Diego 5 years earlier 🙂 I would have taken any class that came my way, including everything online. Something that didn’t hit me until these last few years is that I think a lot of stylists get caught up in going to these amazing $1000 classes cause whoever is teaching it is an Instagram star, and while I do believe those classes are still necessary, there are still so many stylists around you in your own salon that you can learn from. I think it can be very expensive thing to keep yourself in the know, but with an industry-changing by the day, I encourage myself and others to take any type of class they can find. Whether it be in person, Instagram or YouTube. You can never have too much knowledge.

Contact Info:

  • Address: Hyde Edwards Salon and Spa
    2308 kettner blvd
    San Diego 92101
  • Website:
  • Phone: 925-639-3388
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @kkyliiiee

Image Credit:
arielle vey
kinsey mhire
whiskers and willow

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