MASTER STYLIST, FOUNDER & OWNER OF ASHEN SALON
Specialties: custom hair color, color correction, precision cutting, tape-in hair extensions, keratin smoothing treatments
Courtney Resch is the premier hair stylist in the San Diego area, and the region’s most beloved and trusted beauty expert. As the founder and master stylist at Ashen, she has created the most sought after hairstyles and colors — on celebrities and local clientele alike — over the past 17 years of her tenure in La Jolla. Her expertise in color theory and free hand hair color techniques, exceptional business acumen, and unmatched people skills have made her a force to be reckoned with in the industry.
After spearheading her career in esthetics at the age of 16, Courtney’s mission to beautify (and educate) the world around her has taken flight. She realized her dream of creating a full-service luxury salon when Ashen opened its doors; she brought to life her vision of an upscale yet down-to-earth, relaxed atmosphere where she could form a community.
Courtney is an industry master; she not only became an educator for elite product lines, hair and fashion shows, and advanced academy classes across the US, but she also created her own educational program, teaching color theory and technique (rooted in her love for customized, natural hair color) to industry professionals.
What To Expect From Your First Appointment With Courtney:
Beyond her unparalleled skill set and artistry, clients flock to Courtney to experience her warm, glowing, and affable nature. An appointment with Courtney is one part makeover, one part therapy session, one part happy hour with a best friend (sometimes literally — there’s wine in the fridge). She prioritizes the health of her clients’ hair, ensuring that aesthetic goals are met (and surpassed) while also supporting healthy growth and structure, and providing clients with the education and tools they need to maintain that health from the inside out.
Pump up song: Fade — Kanyé West
Drink of choice: Aperol spritz
Favorite product: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray