Meet our talented 18/8 La Jolla Men’s Salon team. From stylists to barbers, our professional team is here to tend to all of La Jolla’s men’s grooming needs. Ready to schedule an appointment? Call us at (858) 216-4188.

Jessica Harper
Jessica HarperHair Stylist
I am a California Native and graduate of the esteemed Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology in Sacramento. I have been in the industry for 11 years and loving every minute of it. Alongside cutting hair, I love arts and crafts, cooking and yoga. I find joy in helping my guests discover new hairstyles! My favorite services at 18 8 La Jolla include: Grey Blending (it’s truly amazing), the Skinmetics Facials because they are so relaxing, and guests feel rejuvenated afterwards, and lastly educating my guests on hair loss and how to prevent it. I hope you’ll come in and experience the ambiance that is 18|8 La Jolla, the upscale and consistent way we treat our guests, because in the end . . . it’s all about you guys!
Alexxus Watley
Alexxus WatleyHair Stylist
Hi guys I’m Alexxus. I’m a San Diego native (Go Padres! Go Chargers! Go Gulls!) I have been a licensed cosmetologist for over 10 years. I’ve worked my way up the coast from Imperial Beach to Hillcrest to Mission Valley and Point Loma. I even spent some great time serving Marines in Camp Pendleton. Oorah! But at fast-pace barbershops, I wasn’t able to share a personal, transformational salon experience with my clients. I wanted personal time getting to know my guests, educating them and providing the relaxing, well-deserved haircut they were looking for. At 18|8 La Jolla I have found that. I’m able to provide my guests salon quality services in a beautiful, masculine salon environment. My favorite moments with guests happen when their transformation is complete. They always leave with a smile on their face . . . feeling refreshed and brand new!
Mario J. Coronado
Mario J. Coronado Hair Stylist
I am a SoCal native and United States Marine (2006-2010). I began my haircutting craft on family and friends as a young man. I earned a pretty good reputation during my training at Paul Mitchell School for Cosmetology, and I joined the amazing 18|8 La Jolla team in July of 2016. I also work part-time as a Dental Technician at the Sycuan Medical Dental Clinic. I love all sports, and play a lot of basketball and soccer. In my work, I love to do fades and designs, and combining scissor cuts and clipper work to create world-class hairstyles for my guests. At 18|8 La Jolla, client satisfaction, happiness and comfort of my guests are the priorities….and that suits my style, ability and passion for cutting hair just right.
Nick Romero
Nick RomeroHair Stylist
Basketball is my sport of choice, having played competitively at Varsity level in High School and on a Club Travel Team based in the San Jose area where I grew up. And cutting hair is my art expression of choice . . . and something I’ve been doing for friends and peers since I was 15 years old, including a few thousand military haircuts. As a graduate of the Paul Mitchell School, I’m really happy to have joined the team at 18|8 La Jolla, and I look forward to helping the guys from in and around the Village look their best. I enjoy providing our signature Executive Haircut, and I spent a lot of time and energy becoming comfortable with any type of hair and every style of haircut. I love the fact that, here at 18|8, every client gets to experience the difference of a true, hand-crafted haircut.
Zenda Barajas
Zenda BarajasHair Stylist
I’m a Paul Mitchell School trained Stylist (and soon to be Barber), from the beautiful and vibrant city of Hermosillo in the Mexican State of Sonora. I’m a very detail driven hair artist, and that’s why the custom 18|8 hand-crafted haircut method (which includes an amazing hot-rock massage) is rewarding both for me and my guests. I also really enjoy providing Skinmetics® Facials . . . guys love it because it exfoliates and tones the skin, includes an amazing face, arm and hand massage, and is super-relaxing.
Ali Rittenour
Ali RittenourDOFI