Sugar High Studios is a unique concept studio in Shell Beach that allows a focused experienced with the client and stylist. Whether it’s corrective color, hair extensions, creative color, precision cutting or the entire bridal party needing to be accommodated for hair and makeup services in a fun and inviting environment. Beauty services are done daily by appointment only, and mobile beauty & bridal services available by request.
I have gone into salons before and asked for an inch to be trimmed off my waist length hair. I have walked out with shoulder length hair, which is not what I wanted at all. I started going years without getting my hair cut because I was afraid of someone hacking it off. With that being said, I am really protective of my hair and who cuts and colors it. I have been having Stefani do my hair for over five years. I drive almost four hours from the Bay Area to see her. That is how much she is worth it! She is amazing with bright funky colors along with normal every day colors. She never cuts my hair shorter than I want but I will let her if she says it needs to be trimmed more because I trust her. She really values the integrity of your hair and does everything she can to make you happy. Talented, down to earth, skilled, amazing. What more could you ask for in a hairstylist? I have followed Stefani from three different salons to her newly opened personal salon. Her new salon is absolutely amazing and stylish. It is convenient and very accessible. I am always extremely pleased every time I get up from her chair. Stefani is the utmost professional and has created an extremely comfortable atmosphere for her clients. If I ever end up getting married, Stefani is the only one I would have do my hair and makeup. I cannot imagine letting anyone else touch my hair. We always have fun and I only wish I was closer so I could get my hair done by her more regularly!
I went to sugar high studios with a crazy idea and no hope that it will turn out like I wanted it to, but I was so pleasantly surprised when Kristen did my hair in the fiery ombré I asked for. It looks amazing!! Hell, it looks better than I had thought. She is very talented and gentle, even with my crazy thick curly hair. I am so happy with the results and will definitely be coming back. I highly recommend them.
I’ve been a client of Stefani Picchi (owner) for about a year. I had just moved to town and was needing to find a stylist. I sure hit the jackpot with Stefani. I realize her specialty and reputation is for women’s services such as color correction, extensions, makeup, weddings, etc, but she’s got skills for the guys too. This will be the third location I’ve followed her to and I’m so happy that she’s finally the owner of her own salon and not renting a chair from someone else. By the way, I love the new location in Shell Beach. Just the drive getting there with the beautiful, serene ocean views, already puts me in a good mood each time I arrive for my appointment. Check out the photos of the magical results being modeled by her clientele along with her meticulously decorated salon. She’s a perfectionist that delivers stunning results every time! Stefani is a rare gem. Her positive energy, sweet personality and stunning results will leave you feeling happy and looking your best. Highly recommended!
I have been going to Stefani for all my hair needs for years. Believe it or not, she’s so good, I drive all the way from the Bay Area to get my hair done with her! She is fast, efficient, and her work is always amazing. Even though we bleach my hair to get the colors super vibrant, my hair ends up softer and healthier after the bleaching than it’s original state. Sugar High is right on the beach, and such a relaxing vibe on the inside. The rustic 50s-esque decor is very welcoming, warm, and done really well. Stefani knows how to provide an environment, and make everyone feel like they’re family. Worth the three and a half drive every time. No question about it.
I went in to Sugar High Studios to dye dark brown over my ombre, and Kristen did such an amazing job!! My hair turned out better than I was even hoping it to! Kristen was so sweet and knew exactly what to do right away, super professional. I will definitely be stopping by next time I’m in Pismo! 🙂
I am from LA originally and before I found Sugar High (Stefani) I would actually drive 6 hours for my cut, color, style, etc. I found Stefani through her awesome reviews and booked her for my wedding! And I am so lucky I did. I felt so at ease with her (and on such a stressful high energy day she was like a rock to me) Stefani was calm, on time, kind, and of course did an INCREDIBLE job with my hair and makeup. As well as my bridesmaid’s hair and makeup. I have never felt more lovely and at the same time still felt like me. Now I go to Sugar High Studios for all my events as well as my regular cuts and colors. Do not hesitate to contact Stefani (yes, she is busy but so worth it), truly your search is over. Contact her I promise you will be happy you did.
Nice location right by the beach, all the staff is friendly, salon is neat & clean & Kristen always exceeds my expectations! When idk what color or cut I want she is always patient to make sure I’m completely satisfied with the final results:) & I always am.
Stefani has colored my hair three times now, and I’ve absolutely loved it every single time! I went from jewel tone rainbow, to my little pony pastel rainbow, to a rainbow shade in between and she is a MASTER of all fun/party hair colors. I have looked for YEARS for someone who was able to achieve the look I wanted and I’m so happy I’ve finally found someone who can! She talks you through anything you might be concerned about, and really cares that her customers walk out looking exactly how they want. She also did my wedding hair, and it was SO PERFECT. She worked so hard to achieve the look I wanted, and managed to make my updo look voluminous without me having to have extensions. MAGIC. I really can’t recommend her enough.
Stefani and her team are absolutely amazing. I had found her on yelp and contacted her to do my bridal parties hair for my big day based off of her reviews. She definately loves up to the hype. All of her girls were absolutely amazing. They were super sweet and very professional. They understood my vision for my big day and I was so excited when they were done. All of my girls looked absolutely amazing. And I looked stunning. Thanknyou ladies for making my special day so much more special. I definately recommend Stefani and her team for anybody looking to get their hair done for their big day!!!
Great experience! I highly recommend getting your color here. Very educating and the price can’t be beat!
Stefani is a professional hair stylist and makeup artist who specializes in precision cutting, creative color, makeup, and extensions. With over 17 years experience, Stefani combines artistic vision with attention to detail with all her clients. She listens to each client’s specific needs in order to create a custom look and experience. Stefani continues to improve her skills and techniques by attending classes, conventions, workshops, and other continued educational opportunities, all while creatively pushing the boundaries of the artistry of hair.
Trained with the techniques of Vidal Sassoon, Goldwell, Kenra, Pravana, Paul Mitchell, as well as a certified makeup artist for Lancôme and MAC cosmetics, Stefani has a team of talented stylists and artists that work with her for on location events or shows, photo shoots, special occasions, and weddings. Whether you want a classic cut, a strong precision aline, or a fun and funky textured style with colored panels to accent it, you are sure to walk away pleased with not only the experience you have with the Sugar High team, but the passion involved and, of course, the results!