Everyone starts somewhere, and if your fortunate enough somewhere along the road to fulfilling your dreams  you get a lucky break,  usually by someone who is already at the top of their game… Somebody who cares enough to take time out of their insanely busy schedule to show you a few tricks and open a few doors. For me, my big break in the San Diego Bridal hair and makeup industry came from one of the most successful top awarded Wedding Hair and Makeup Artists in all of San Diego. I am so honored by the Amazing  and kind Testimonial from my good friend and business associate Stacey Triplow, owner and founder of Beauty by Stacey! I am equally honored  to have  had the opportunity to learn from one of the best in the industry and to continue to work side by side with her to this day! We always have so much fun when we do weddings together and thats what its all about! Do what you love, with good people, and stay passionate!

IMG_5169Hair by Erika Avendano / Hair and Makeup by Stacey Triplow  of  Beauty by Stacey

“Erika is such a sweetheart. I work with her professionally (hair and makeup) and I do not have enough words to describe just how amazing of a person she truly is. First and foremost as an artist she is fantastic at what she does. But the best thing about her is the passion she has for her artistry. You really feel that she loves what she does. I love working with her, and you definitely will too!” – Stacey Triplow / Beauty by Stacey



Me and Stacey – the Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist dream team!!! w/ another stunning bride!

San Diego Wedding Season is HERE !

It’s that time of year again when the weather in San Diego is perfect for a beautiful North County coastal Wedding! Call or text Chakra Beauty Salon today to make your appointment for a Bridal Hair and Makeup trial!!  760.456.9038  or  click here to book online !

Our Beauty Salon is located on the border of Encinitas and Carlsbad located in San Marcos Ca right off Palomar mountain road. We offer bridal wedding airbrush makeup, traditional foundation makeup, natural makeup, Beautiful elegant updos and so much more!!

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MUAH by Erika Avendano

Beautiful Hair!

Beautiful Hair done last week at North County’s Best Hair Salon Chakra Beauty and Celebrity Stylist Erika Avendano!

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Luxury Hair Extensions

Hairdreams defines the meaning of Luxury Hair Extensions in San Diego. Call today to schedule a free consultation with celebrity stylist Erika Avendano. Visit our Hair Extensions page for more info HERE. 760.456.9038


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Another Amazing Transformation!

Another amazing hair extensions transformation using Hairdreams 7 star luxury  hair extensions finest 100% real human hair on the market…and the most amazing part is a full head of hair extensions that usually takes up to 4 hours only took me 1 hour to apply thanks to the new and amazing  Laserbeamer Nano gun by Hairdreams! I am proud to announce that my Salon is currently the only certified Hairdreams partner in San Marcos Ca. for Laserbeamer Nano! So if you want to save hours of time getting hair extensions that will last for 6 months and can be reused later call me today to set up a free hair extensions consultation!


Amazing place!  Erika put in my extensions with wash and cut in just under an hour!  Amazing looking and feels so light on my head!  And worked with me to get them in before my trip.  Thanks so much!  – Faith J.  (5 star yelp review)


Watch this video to see the amazing Laserbeamer  Nano in action!

Chakra Beauty Press Release !!!

Hairdreams Luxury Hair Extensions Partner Salon, Chakra Beauty, First to Offer Certified Laserbeamer Nano Hair Extension System in North County San Marcos, CA


Hollywood Celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist, Erika Avendano, opens Hairdreams partner Salon, Chakra Beauty, in North County San Diego and becomes the first Salon in San Marcos, CA. certified hair extensions specialist in Laserbeamer Nano technology. Chakra Beauty Salon is one of only several salons to offer nano laserbeamer luxury European hair extensions in San Diego and Orange County. A new Hair Extension application in high demand by A-list Hollywood celebrities.


Hairdreams Luxury Hair Extensions Partner Salon, Chakra Beauty, First to Offer Certified Laserbeamer Nano Hair Extension System in North County San Marcos, CA

San Marcos, CA, March 21, 2016 –(– Hairdreams Hair Extensions North County San Diego Partner Salon, Chakra Beauty, becomes first certified Hair Salon in San Marcos, CA. to offer Laserbeamer Nano System luxury hair extensions.

This newest technology from Hairdreams Hair Extensions enables the application of a full head of premium grade 100% human hair extensions to be applied in as little as one hour, shattering other competitors application times by being 2 to 3 times faster.

Celebrity hairstylist and owner of Chakra Beauty Salon, Erika Avendano, recognized the demand in San Diego for premium hair extensions with fast application turn around times and received her certification as a Hairdreams Laserbeamer Nano hair extensions specialist and registered salon partner in January of 2016.

Hairdreams is the leading international luxury brand in professional hair lengthening and thickening systems headquartered in Graz, Austria. The brand is recognized as an international leader and the most successful provider of professional 100% real human hair lengthening and thickening systems of unparalleled premium grade quality.

Hairdreams is recognized for its unparalleled hair quality attracting international top stylists as exclusive partners working solely with Hairdreams lengthening and thickening systems. Countless stars in film and TV, models and other high profile celebrities worldwide also rely on Hairdreams premium products and services for the most beautiful hair.

Erika Avendano’s recent celebrity hair extensions clientele includes: Disney Channel TV Star Dove Cameron and Celebrity artist Charmaine Olivia.

Recent hair color & haircuts!

It has been a great month with many happy customers and beautiful results for all! I love my new Salon location in North County San Marcos on the border of Carlsbad and Encinitas! Here are some recent womens haircuts, styles, and hair color photos from this last month! I specialize in balayage, ombre, highlights, hair extensions by hairdreams nano, and wedding bridal updos. Call me today to set up your next appointment! First time customers receive 20% off!

Wedding Air Brush Makeup

I have so much fun doing hair and makeup for weddings in San Diego !  It’s such a beautiful place to live and get married!  As a wedding stylist and makeup artist I offer airbrush makeup for brides and also traditional foundation makeup.  When doing hair for brides and bridesmaids, I offer everything from blowouts to wedding updos, and individual lashes.  My favorite time is during the bridal trial because I love to really listen to each bride’s individual vision of what look and style they desire on their special day. I never rush the trials and always strive to make sure we get the look of your dreams! It is the most important day of your life right?! Call me today to set up an appointment to come into my private salon suite Chakra Beauty located inside the San Marcos west Sola Solon!


Hair and makeup by Erika Avendano


Chakra Beauty and Davines


Why Chakra Beauty Salon carries “sustainable beauty” hair products by Davines

Chakra Beauty Salon, where inner and outer beauty meet, is now located in the beautiful new west San Marcos Sola Salon Suites at 720 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road. We are proud to offer the revolutionary all-natural hair care product line by Davines.  Straight from organic farmlands in Italy, the Davines product line offers high quality luxury haircare products that are environmentally sustainable at a price and you can feel good about.


Hi ! My name is Erika Avendano, and this is my hair and beauty blog!

As a licenced cosmetologist who has been in the hair and beauty industry for  over 10 years, It became very important to me that I wasn’t using highly toxic chemically based hair products for both my clients health and my own health!
 I was blown away when I found Davines for many reasons. Most importantly, besides the fact that Davines contains the highest percentage of USDA Certified Organic Ingredients of all color lines on today’s market with absolutely no carcinogenic or toxic chemicals, the products themselves works extremely well.  I am constantly receiving feedback from clients about how good their hair feels and looks after using davines products.
But I have to say, I almost fell off my chair after I discovered and read what Davines’s website summarized what their products represent:
In summarizing, “beautiful and good” – as the ancients referred to the inseparable unity between exterior and interior beauty – is another way to say “Sustainable Beauty” and “Sustainable Beauty” is another way to say Davines.

Two Years ago when I started Chakra Beauty (Chakra representing Inner beauty or Energy and beauty representing outer beauty) I came up with my company slogan:

CHAKRA BEAUTY  “Where inner and outer beauty meet”

I thought to myself WOW! Almost identical meaning as Davines! So yes, safe to say, Davines and Chakra Beauty are a perfect fit!

Although there is no permanent hair color which is 100% organic and without chemicals. Our color lines carry the highest percentage of USDA Certified Organic Ingredients of all color lines on today’s market and absolutely no carcinogenic or toxic chemicals. A very small amount of responsibly used chemicals at responsible doses are used in Davines: A New Colour, Davines Mask and Davines Finest Pigments. Duly, Davines is highly recommended by and approved by the European Union.




  1. All products must be made with 70-100% organic content
  2. No sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, recorcinol, DEAs or TEAs
  3. No GMOs (Genetically Modified Organism)
  4. No animal testing
  5. No artificial colors or fillers
  6. All plant extracts and essential oils must be certified organic whenever possible
  7. All essential oils used must be steam-distilled and not extracted with propylene glycol – which kills the effect of the oils
  8. All plant oils must be cold pressed, not heat distilled – which kills the therapeutic properties of plant oils
  9. All ingredients must be proven to be beneficial to the hair or skin
  10. All ingredients must be harvested in an environmentally-friendly manner (bio-dynamic)
  11. All ingredients must be bio-degradable
  12. Fair-Trade ingredients must be used at all times


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I’m super excited to announce that my Salon- Chakra Beauty- is now a Certified Hairdreams Partner in the newest hair extension technology by Hairdreams; The Laserbeamer NANO System! What does this mean exactly? Well for starters lets just say this little machine is top Hollywood Stylist’s secret weapon… and when it comes to 100% human hair quality, it doesn’t get any finer…this pretty little magic wand also happens to be the fastest gun in the west, dominating the market in extension application speed (2 to 3 xs faster then other traditional hair extension applications)!


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