Meet Your South Mission Hills Stylists!

Lia Tomlinson

Salon Owner – Curl Specialist, Balayage Specialist

Lia Tomlinson

Lia Tomlinson

Salon Owner – Curl Specialist,  Balayage Specialist

clock icon Tues – Sat: 10am – 7pm

Specialties include: Curly Cuts, Long Layers, Balayage, and Blonde

Lia is fun, spunky and adventurous! Her love for transforming another person’s day brought her to the Aveda Institute in Denver, where she first began her career as a hairstylist. Her passion for learning led her to advanced training with Toni & Guy, Deva Curl, Guy Tang, and Nick Arrojo, to name a few. She is perpetually learning in order to keep up with the latest hair trends and methods.

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She is originally from Boston but spent the last 30 years in Boulder, CO as a curly hair, balayage and blonde (of all hair types) specialist, salon owner and educator. After a fulfilling career in Colorado, she moved to San Diego in 2022 to enjoy all that the area has to offer.

Her greatest passion is educating her clients on at-home curl care; if you are struggling with your curl pattern, Lia is your girl!

Lia is all about making her clients feel their very best – while Lia is widely sought out as a curl specialist, she also loves, loves LOVES doing color. Balayage, anyone? Yes, please! Come explore, grow, and connect with Lia at your next visit!

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Sarah Jean

Stylist – Color Specialist

Sarah Jean

Sarah Jean

Stylist – Color Specialist
clock icon Mon: 11am – 5pm
Tues: 1pm – 7pm
Thurs: 1pm – 7pm
Fri: 11am – 5pm

Specialties include: Blonde, Vivids, and Lived in Color

Well hello there! Sarah Jean is vibrant, tenacious, creative and LOVES her career as a hairstylist! 

Since the age of 12, she has been cutting and coloring her own hair. She began by experimenting with everything from vivid colors, highlights, funky layers, ombré, bangs - you name it and she’s probably done it.

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Today, you'll find her doing the same thing but with much more knowledge and A LOT of personal experience. She understands that everyone has different needs, styles, even head shapes and likes to take all of these factors into account when helping her clients decide what works best for them and their lifestyle.

When she's not behind the chair, you'll likely find her at home or at the gym. She loves to exercise, spend time with her dog, adventure outdoors, eat, shop, and craft!

Sarah Jean loves to laugh and form friendships and what a better way to do that than in a salon environment while getting pampered by your new best friend.

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*Feel free to reach out if you need to book a different time

Paul Jesus

Stylist – Blonde Specialist, Cut Specialist

Paul Jesus

Paul Jesus

Stylist – Blonde Specialist, Cut Specialist 
clock icon Thurs – Sat: 10am – 7pm

Specialties include: Blonde and Curated Haircuts

Paul is a seasoned professional in the beauty industry. Originally from San Diego, he started his career as a freelance makeup artist while juggling a corporate job. In 2008, he decided to fully immerse himself in the beauty world.

Over the last three years, Paul permanently lived in Maui. He is excited to return to his roots in San Diego and reconnect with his hometown.

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Paul's favorite aspect of his work is witnessing his clients' reactions when they see the final transformation. He takes pride in creating looks that exceed expectations and leave his clients feeling confident and beautiful.

In his free time, Paul indulges in hobbies that involve the water, such as outrigger paddling, and snorkeling. Another passion he has is antiquing!

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Lynnzee Valerio

Stylist – Blonde Specialist,  Extensions Specialist

Lynnzee Valerio

Lynnzee Valerio

Stylist – Blonde Specialist,  Extensions Specialist
clock icon Wed – Sat: 9:30am – 7pm

Specialties include: Blonde, Balayage, Hair Extensions, Curated Haircuts, and Wedding & Special Occasion Hair

Lynnzee is proud to be one of the founding Stylists of Sutter Salon.

She has had over 2 decades in the customer service industry and 20 years behind the chair. Lynnzee has really focused on creating an innovative guest experience with her clients, some she has had as long as she has been doing hair. 

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As the “Blonde Whisperer” she gets you the desired tone of blonde you are looking for. Being a platinum blonde herself for 6 years from a natural dark brunette really helped perfect her ability to get that perfect shade of blonde desired.

She specializes in balayage and lived-in blondes, bridal hair & up-do’s, long layers hand-tied extensions and barber haircuts, but she has made it a point to do it all.

Her clients range from 2 years old to 80+, and she does everything from a quick bang to a 9 hour color correction. She knows all the right questions to ask during the consultation to make sure you are getting exactly what you want, or are on the correct path to your dream hair.

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Jen Herber

Stylist – Color Specialist

Jen Herber

Jen Herber

Stylist – Color Specialist
clock icon Tues – Fri: 10am – 7pm
Sat: 9am – 4pm

Specialties include: Blonde, Brunette, and Vivids

Jen loves all things cut & color, but most importantly she wants her clients to feel unique and authentic when in her chair! Her goal is for her clients to openly share their hair goals, no matter how simple or outrageous they may seem! It’s your journey together, so have fun with it!

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On a personal level, Jen has two wonderful rescue pups and an awesome wife that she adores! She is a pizza enthusiast and admittedly loves reality TV 🙂

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