SB Hair Salon Marks Anniversary at New Location, Introduces Staff Members

Salon Marks Anniversary at New Location, Introduces Staff Members

Chandler’s Men’s Hair Salon is marking its first anniversary at its new location at 401 Chapala St., Suite 104, with the introduction of hair stylist Kaity (cq) Swanson and barber Jackie Valadez and pre-Fiesta parade celebration from 10:30 a.m. until noon Aug. 7.

Chandler’s owner Gillian Ireland also said for the first time her shop with offer straight-razor shaves, facials and skin cleanse for men.

“The skin cleanse treats age and sun damage spots,” said Valadez, who came to Santa Barbara 15 years ago from Riverside.

Originally located in the Funk Zone, Chandler’s has operated in Santa Barbara for 13 years. Chandler’s was the first to move into the Sevilla building at the corner of Gutierrez and Chapala streets.

Valadez, who joined Chandler’s two months ago, said her family thought she might study to be an engineer. However, she started styling hair and that brought out her creative side. She was trained in cosmetology at Riverside Community College.

Ten years ago, Valadez started teaching at the Paul Mitchell School in Santa Barbara where she still is the head instructor of the barbering program. She specializes in coloring and cutting men’s hair.

Swanson was born and raised in Santa Barbara. She has Associate of Arts and Sciences in cosmetology.

Ireland started working at Chandler’s several years ago after attending the Vidal Sassoon Hair Styling School in San Diego from 2005 to 2006 and Joe Blasco Cosmetics & Makeup School in Hollywood in 2008. She moved to Santa Barbara from San Diego in 2011.

Chandler’s staff includes Gillian Ireland, Jackie Valadez, Nick Vanourney and Kaity Swanson who provide haircuts, hot towel treatment, coloring, straight razor shave, facials and neck and scalp massage. For more information, call (805) 892-4300 or see

During August, Chandler’s is offering $10 off all services for first-time clients.
CAPTION: From left, Nick Vourney, Kaity (cq) Swanson, Chandler’s owner Gillian Ireland and Jackie Valadez


Gillian Ireland at (805) 892-4300

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