Who We Are

Providing a home away from home, Stotts Atelier is a stand alone family owned boutique salon located in the heart of Eastside Costa Mesa. Couple Sean and Carrie Stotts are both established stylists in Orange County, with a combined industry experience of 30+ years. Stotts Atelier offers a unique beauty experience by creating a fun and restorative environment for our guests. The look of the salon sets the tone for a high end experience while preserving a warm and personal service from start to finish. Our highly skilled stylists are leaders in the community and provide exceptional quality services with precision and mindfulness. We look forward to caring for you and your hair.

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The Team

Sean Stotts

With an honest, thorough and meticulous approach to his craft and more than 15 years of experience, owner Sean Stotts creates color that is fresh and timeless. From shiny dynamic redheads to his specialty healthy beachy blondes, he approaches color with a creative edge and attention to detail. For Sean, Southern California has always been home, even though he has spent time living and working in New York City, training beauty industry professionals and working as a color specialist. Throughout his career, Sean has had the honor to work around the world amongst the best in the industry. He takes extreme pride in his work and is constantly furthering his own education in the business. When Sean is not living at the salon he is making memories with his wife and 2 year old son. Whether its bike rides through the neighborhood or trips to palm springs he prefers to spend all his free time with his family and friends.

Seans Mantra: “How you do anything is how you do everything”

Carrie Stotts

Owner Carrie Stotts has nearly 15 years of experience and specialty in cutting, styling and salon education. The down to earth Chicago native has worked with top hairdressers in Beverly Hills, New York City and Laguna Beach. Carrie’s passion for hairdressing and education has taken her across the globe and now has awarded her the opportunity to make her dream salon a reality. Known for creating strong classic shapes and soft textured cuts, her experience includes all facets of cutting. Her attention to detail, fun personality and professional demeanor builds strong long term relationships with her guests. When not at work Carrie loves to travel the world near and far with her husband and son and is always planning their next adventure.

Carries Mantra: “My greatest struggles will always be my greatest lessons”

Alexis Aquino

Orange County born and raised Alexis feels as if she is living the dream everyday she has her hands in some hair. Her go to client is a beachy blonde and is incredible with braids. On her days off you will most likely find her hanging with her family or at the beach soaking up the sunshine. Alexis’ guests are her top priority and she loves to uplift them and help them feel the best inside and out.

Alexis’s Mantra:”Rise up, be courageous and take action!”

Chanel Nelson

Chanel Nelson, is a born and raised Cali girl. Her formal training at Vidal Sassoon landed her in Italy and influenced her love for natural enhanced hair. She is a former Davines educator. Chanel strongly believes that brunettes can be blonde too. She views her craft as an art and is extremely passionate about every detail of what she does. When she is not in the salon she is with her little girl Piper at the beach or orchestrating princess dress up parties. Health, wellness and fitness define her lifestyles and she believes beauty comes from the inside out. “In the 12 years of doing hair I feel as though I have never worked a day in my life. I look forward to all the years to come to create that head turning hair color behind the chair.”

Chanel’s Mantra: “ Life is short, so buy the damn shoes.”!

Fran Elmore

Having grown up by the beach, Francesca’s work is influenced by the laid back lifestyle, landscape colors, and natural feelings embodied by the coast. She was trained in Beverly Hills, where she honed her tipping technique which creates the soft, blended highlights adored by her clients. Her color can best be described as soft and sun kissed—for the client who appreciates a low maintenance look. With an emphasis on cultivating healthy hair, her approach to haircuts compliment her hair coloring by nurturing growth, having minimal maintenance, and encouraging natural texture. When she is not in the salon, Francesca enjoys spending time at the beach or exploring new recipes in her kitchen.

Katie Quaranta

After spending 16 years in the hair industry, Katies Moto is blondes do it better! She is an OC native and currently lives in Newport Beach with her wife and 8 year old daughter. Her favorite thing about doing hair is building strong relationships with her clients and being apart of the exciting things happening in their lives. She has a passion for helping people look and feel their absolute best via color. Katies signature hair service is extensions – she loves a good transformation and her signature color service is “The money piece” – that extra pop of brightness around the face. When she is not taking care of her clients you can catch her outside waking lower back bay, at Costco buying Veuve in bulk or on the Peloton bike rocking out. – Come on in, let’s create something together!

Katie’s Mantra: “Gratitude changes everything!”

Lauren Fuller

Lauren started her career in Los Angeles, but decided to bring her passion to the beach. One of her favorite types of hair styles is a ‘beachy blonde’ with a lot of POP on the ends and a natural root for an easy grow out. She has been styling hair for 5 years and feels that it’s a dream job. A fun fact about Lauren is that she loves styling hair for weddings! When she is not styling hair, you can find her with her fiance or friends laying out on the beach or seeing a new movie. She also the oldest of 5 and loves family dinner nights and playing games. As far as her style, she is a big hat lover (see photo above).

Lauren’s Mantra : “Strive for beauty that can be felt not just seen.”

Michelle Daoud Nissan

Michelle has been doing hair for 6 years and it is her true passion. What she loves most about doing hair is making every client feel the best version of themselves. “Hair is self- expression and I love being able to create that for every woman that sits in my chair” says Michelle. My specialty is blonde, lived-in natural hair and dimensional brunettes. She recently got married, and is a dog mom. Michelles other love is animals, her and her husband foster and rescue animals and their passion project is to start a rescue. On her off days, you can find her hiking or at the beach with her pups.

Michelle’s Mantra: “Attract what you expect. Reflect what you desire. Become what you respect and mirror what you admire.”

Sarah Yates Manzo

Sarah is a Southern California native that has always drawn inspiration from natural texture and that “fresh out of the ocean” feel. With over seven years in the industry and growing up with a mom who was also a hairdresser, she learned that healthy hair is the one trend that never goes out of style. Throughout her career, Sarah has worked at multiple New York Fashion Week seasons, styled the Los Angeles Chargers Cheerleaders for two seasons, and led classes for both stylists and clients. You can catch her in the salon working with curly hair, naturally inspired color, and personalized styling. She loves one on one time with her clients to help them learn how to achieve their favorite salon style at home, because every day should be a good hair day! When she’s not cutting or balayage-ing hair, you can find her camping and exploring with her husband and pup!

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CANCELLATION POLICY- While we understand life happens and schedules shift, we hold your appointments just for you & ask that if you must cancel or reschedule any appointment, you provide us with 24-hour notice. Last minute cancellations or ‘no shows’ will be charged a cancellation fee of 50% of service fee.

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1686 Tustin Ave Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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