New, but familiar, faces join CQ Salon in La Jolla

The CQ Salon team.  Photo: Jennifer Bryan
The CQ Salon team. Photo: Jennifer Bryan

A La Jolla landmark for the past decade, CQ Salon has a new energy. Salon owner Cristina Quezada Navarrette welcomes six new stylists to her gorgeous four-level salon.

Cristina Q has been an iconic fixture here in La Jolla for the past twenty-six years and for the past thirteen years she has been the owner of CQ Salon. Her talents include, among other things, one-of-a-kind manicures and pedicures. She brings passion and experience to her customers, and they have repaid her dedication with many years of loyal patronage.

The six professionals — Karen, Lucy, Sher, Lauren, Aubrey and Nikki — were formally stylists at Salon 915 on Pearl Street. CQ's original stylist, Aurora, previously worked as a platform artist for Alfaparf Milano. These seven stylists have been trained nationally with resumes including L'oreal Professional Academy in San Francisco, Toni and Guy (TIGI) in Santa Monica, and Schwarzkopf in New York.

They are versatile and educated in the best hair-cutting techniques for both men and women. Their areas of expertise range from weddings and gala styles to the latest coloring, highlighting and balayage. Newly added to the menus of services is a Special Occasion room to include bridal, special event and "effect" makeup.

CQ Salon is conveniently located at 7592 Fay Ave. next door to Tapenade Restaurant and free parking is available in the back. The salon is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 pm, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stylists are always available for walk-ins. For more information: call (858)-456-2602, visit

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