There was always something magnetic about the arts to Debbie Ballow. She loved being involved in any creative craft and/or project that required her to use her hands, so it was not surprising that hair styling and makeup became a passion of hers. Debbie loves being able to improve upon a person’s appearance and energy by playing with their hair color, texture, and/or makeup. Whether working with chemical enhancements and color, or styling through cuts and layers, Debbie’s artistic creativity is apparent in her work. One of her greatest strengths: her ability to listen to the client and work with them to achieve their intended look.
Debbie believes in staying on top of the latest hair and makeup trends, such as techniques for applying hair color, smoothing treatments, airbrush makeup, and precision haircuts, but she also makes sure to perfect the classic looks, so no hair or makeup style is not an option!
Debbie presently works at Gloss Salon in 4S Ranch. She is also available for freelance hair and makeup styling, and is actively involved in various projects for wedding, boudoir and lifestyle photographers in the San Diego, Riverside, and Orange County areas.
Before she graduated from highschool, Erin Grever knew that she wanted to be a part of the beauty industry. In fact, she declared that she would have her own business before she was 20 and that’s exactly what she did! At the age of 19 she opened a very successful full service salon in the Reno, NV area. However after several years, Erin realized that she was spending most of her time being a “business owner” and very little time doing what she loved most-working with clients. So she sold her salon moved to the San Diego area.
Erin currently works at Salon by the Cove in Solana Beach. She offers a wide range of services in hair including men’s and women’s cuts, color and keratin straightening as well as glamour styles and up dos for special events. She specializes in airbrush makeup but certainly offers traditional applications as well. In addition to her “in salon” services, she is also available for “on location” events such as weddings, special events, and photo shoots.
In order to remain current in her ever changing craft, Erin makes it a point to attend two to three Beauty Expos each year as well as monthly seminars. She also subscribes to online webinars. Erin listens to her clients then adds her expertise to achieve the perfect look. It is a joy for her to help women feel beautiful and good about themselves. She truly considers her job a “labor of love”.