Master Stylist and Color Expert
Specializing in corrective color, highlights, and balayage. All with keeping the integrity of the hair at its best.
Armed with a keen, creative eye and extensive knowledge in the industry, Andrea Kruza brings an incomparable talent to the fashion and beauty world. Raised in the industry, Andrea has been inspired by her mother who owned and operated a salon in Ohio where she grew up. A deeply rooted passion that truly started to shine in her late teens took a giant leap forward not long after.
In her early twenties, Andrea assisted a master stylist at Diane Josephs Salon in Ohio. “She worked me but she was the best boss I could have ever asked for. She pushed me… encouraged me to value my talents, test my patience and challenge my creative side…” Andrea moved away from home to Atlanta, Georgia in 2006 and worked at Junko Salon and continued onto San Diego in 2009.
Through hard work, determination and an unparalleled drive, Andrea opened Phillip Edwards Salon in 2011 with six stylists following her lead. Andrea and team trained with L’Oreal, Redken, and Neuma- just to name a few. Also attending LA Fashion Week in 2013, they had the opportunity to work with fashion designers Michael Costello and Betty Paige; an experience they will never forget.
Andrea is, without a doubt, a strong member of the community through her regular fundraisers and promoting vegan and cruelty-free products in her salon. She is a true professional with passion, flair and an unrivaled commitment to her craft. She owes much of her success to her mother who introduced her to the industry at such an absorbent age, and the incredible stylists she has worked with over the years.
Andrea hones her skills confidently and continues to educate herself on the newest styles and trends so she always remains ‘a cut above the rest.’
In 2015 she closed her shop in San Diego and focused on performing as an independent stylist.
After taking some much needed time off in 2016, Andrea is refreshed and excited to be back full force in 2017!