About Salon Draven
Welcome to Salon Draven, Rancho Santa Fe’s Premier Hair Salon.
With over 18 years of experience in the beauty industry,
we are San Diego’s top salon for hair extensions, color and precision hair cutting.
With each clients we provide a calming and relaxing environment in a private setting.
A salon that appears to have been inspired by Halloween and Tim Burton films year-round sits in a Rancho Santa Fe
shopping center at the entrance to the Whispering Palms community.
The walls of the shop are all painted black, and all of the furniture, each custom-made with a Victorian gothic vibe, is also black. The only colors in the entire place are red and gold accents and the vibrant colors Andrea Draven often dyes her clients’ hair.
“When they first saw all the black, I think they were a little scared at first,” Draven said of the property owners. “When they saw the furniture come in, they were wowed.”
Black, she said, is also the ideal background color to see just how much the bright hued locks appear on her clients.
Draven was inspired to decorate her salon by old movies, the Rococo era of Marie Antoinette and classic Hollywood glamor, which her grandparents raised her on. The shop is adorned with pieces like fresh roses each day and a traditional chandelier to complement the dark walls and furniture.
Salon Draven, which offers hair and nail services, opened up at the Palma de la Reina mixed use center in July. Owner Draven has had a presence in North County for 12 years, since she opened her first salon in Del Mar, which has since been converted into a spa.
At just 39 years old, Draven — who is often mistaken for famed tattoo artist Kat Von D due to her all-black clothing, makeup styling and animal rights volunteer work — believes she is the youngest female business owner in Rancho Santa Fe who is self-made.
She said she created both of her businesses on her own, with no financial backing from anyone else.
“If you ask anyone that knows me, they will tell you that I’m the hardest working person that they know,” she said, adding she hasn’t taken a proper vacation in more than a decade.
Draven, who began doing hair when she was 15, said she often works six or seven days a week. In addition to owning the salon and spa, she also styles clients for weddings and events. She recently did hair and makeup for Fashion Week San Diego.
Now is an especially fun time to be a hair stylist, she added, because bright-colored hair is fashionable for young women.
“Back in the day, we only had Manic Panic. They were the innovators of the punk rock industry of hair,” Draven said. “It was this whole thing where you knew you’d get in trouble because you’d look different and the dye would stain your white pillowcases and your mom would get upset. Now, the hair industry has really changed. Not only has it become really fun but also it’s become safer for the stylists and client.”
Her salon only uses organic-based products to ensure her clients’ hair is being taken care of. Her favorite products include Pravana and Alterna.
5533 Cancha De Golf, Suite 104
Rancho Santa Fe, California 92091