About Us

AKA, Salon is a destination,
We Strive to always offer you our Very Best.

AKA Hair Salon first opened in the Irvine promenade located off Jamboree and Dupont Drive in Irvine CA. Kelsey and Aldo became partners with one common goal in mind, leave clients feeling happy on the inside and looking great on the outside!

After 10 years in the Irvine location, it was evident that expanding was the next step! Kelsey stepped out of the Irvine location and opened up in the heart of affluent Newport Beach on the busy corner of MacArthur Blvd and Bison Av (last toll-free exit on the 73 heading South) in the upscale Bluffs Shopping center.

We have established ourselves as 2 of the most premier Hair Salons in the Community. Our stylists are well trained to offer the best in grooming & styling needs. Our staff is there to make you feel welcomed and taken care of in a friendly hospitable atmosphere.

We have an array of services at different price points to suit your needs and wants. Our hairstylists and staff provide the advice, solutions, and consistency you deserve in a wide variety of services and treatments, including cuts, coloring, facials, and scalp treatments. If you are looking for the best hair salon in Newport Beach or Irvine, give us a call today to book your first appointment!

OUR TEAM

NEWPORT BEACH

KELSEY CLAY

Owner

KELSEY CLAY

Owner

Ever since Kelsey was a little girl, she always had a passion for hair, make up and anything involving beauty! When she was in 7th grade, she challenged herself to create a different hairstyle for an entire 30 days! She’s been spreading love through her work for over 16 years and will continue to bring joy to every client that sits in her chair.

ALISON

Hair Stylist

ALISON

Hair Stylist

Alison has been in the industry for 16 years, lashes and hair extensions are her fav! She loves making people feel FAB U LASH!

LEILA

Hair Stylist

LEILA

Hair Stylist

Leila has been in the beauty industry for 20 years. She has few passions, and one of them is to make people feel good about their hairstyle and make up. She likes to work on all types of hair on both men and women. Another skill set of hers is semi permanent make up, micro blading and eyebrow corrections.

ALLIE THOMPSON

Hair Stylist

Allie Thompson

Hair Stylist

Starting at a young age and being in the entertainment industry, she has been around all things beauty and fell in love with it early on. She strives to make every client feel their absolute best from when they sit in her chair to when they leave!

TARYN

Hair Stylist

TARYN

Hair Stylist

Raised in Newport Beach, Taryn (“Tee”) is an Orange County Native. A licensed cosmetologist for more than a decade, she has flourished in her unique niche, specializing in men’s hair. As a stylist; Taryn’s most rewarding aspect of her job is helping her clients feel better – not just about their hair, but about themselves.

KRYSTLE

Hair Stylist

KRYSTLE

Hair Stylist

14 years in the industry and there isn’t a head of hair Krystle won’t put her hands in. A Colorado native that welcomes every client as family and has you leaving the salon not only looking good but feeling good.

ANDREW

Hair Stylist

ANDREW

Hair Stylist

A SoCal native, Andrew has been a licensed barber and hairdresser for 7 years and specializes in men’s haircuts, traditional straight razor shave and beard grooming.

TERESA

Hair Stylist

TERESA

Hair Stylist

Teresa has been in the hair industry for years. Master Stylist with 13 years of experience. Teresa has done many different types of hair training all over Europe with Wella studios. She provides diverse services for both women & men.

irvine

ALDO

Hair Stylist

ALDO

Hair Stylist

Aldo is the owner and stylist of AKA Salon Irvine. He has over a decade of experience in hair styling and make-up artistry. Aldo began his hair styling career in San Jose, CA. During his teenage years, he became interested in cutting hair. In 2007, he moved to Orange County, CA to begin his professional career as a hair stylist at the Ikon Aveda Salon where he worked for 6 years. He continues to hone his skills in cutting, coloring, straightening, and make-up artistry.

RUBY

Hair Stylist

RUBY

Hair Stylist

Rubys loved all things hair since she was a kid. Her skills are unlike any other! She continues to grow and learn and connect with her clients.