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Bristle Salon creates casual atmosphere

Hear that buzz? It’s coming from Bristle Salon and Boutique, which recently opened in the heart of Encinitas. Do yourself a favor, stop by and take a peek at this quaint and cozy salon. They’re located at 285 N. El Camino Real, No.109, right next to Borelli’s Pizza.
Bristle offers complete hair and skin care services for the whole family. With its modern/retro theme, Bristle is reminiscent of a vintage salon. The vibe is casual and effortless, comfortable and inviting.
Bristle is the brainchild of co-owner Kristen Cieslak, a lifelong North County resident. With over 18 years behind the chair, Kristen brought together her true passions: hair and family.
“I really wanted to provide a warm, inviting environment for our stylists and our clients,” she said.
What sets Bristle apart is its charm and comfort. Equipped with eight styling stations and a private facial room, Bristle provides a very intimate setting.
“We realize the hustle and bustle of the mega salons is not for everyone,” Kristen said. “We wanted to provide a space where the quality of our work, our products, and our atmosphere exceed your expectations.”
Pulling highly skilled professionals from the local area, Bristle emphasizes continuing education. Their stylists are well versed in the newest trends. Offering innovative and exciting cut and coloring techniques, their focus remains on you and creating a great style designed to fit your busy lifestyle. In addition, Bristle also offers a vast menu of skin care services including facials, microdermabrasion and waxing.
Bristle carries a wide range of high quality hair and skin products including L’Oreal, Prive, and Eminence. They are proud to be an INOA certified salon. INOA, L’Oreal’s no ammonia permanent hair dye that leaves hair soft and shiny, is one of today’s hottest trends. Their products cover a wide range of hair and skin types, so they are sure to have what’s best for you. They are so confident you will love their products, that they all come with a 30 day, money back guarantee. Try it out. If you don’t absolutely love it, bring it back!
In addition, Bristle strives to bring fun, functional and affordable boutique items to enhance your salon experience. New merchandise arrives monthly, but don’t wait to grab what you like! Many items are unique and they sell quickly.
Bristle Salon believes their success is directly related to their support and respect for each other, the community and their “family.” They strive to be an integral part of the community by supporting local merchants, civic and school groups, as well as other worthy causes. By showcasing artwork and jewelry from local artists, Bristle believes “we succeed if we all succeed.”
Bristle Salon and Boutique is open Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are closed on Sundays. You can reach them at (760) 633-1772. For more information, visit