Alina Makinson

Hip Hair Salon

About Alina Makinson

I am a San Diego native and in 2006 I graduated from the Poway Academy of Hair Design. Immediately following my graduation, I was an assistant for L’Oreal Professional educator Carmel Panvino.

I began working at Hip Hair Salon in 2007 which also evolved into a management position. In 2009 I had an opportunity to purchase the business. Shortly after the acquisition, I also went to Barber school and received my barber license in the State of California.

I’m aware of and sensitive to the challenges of color and advanced design styles and can provide professional solutions to make you look fabulous and exceed your expectations! This includes specializing in men’s haircuts and other barbering services. Extensions of all types are also a specialty for me.


Alina really took care of me and got me a hairstyle that works for me. Everyone at the Salon were very helpful and engaging with my questions. Really recommend going to this place for anyone, especially for those guys who don’t know what to do with their hair

Chris Hilligoss

Alina has been doing my whole families hair for over 8 years - not only is she the best cutter and colorist we have ever had, she has become part of the family. The fact that my kids can’t wait to go get their haircut is extraordinary. Visiting her salon continues to be a highlight (no pun intended) for my kids and myself. We love you Alina!!

Marjaneh Miller

Hiphair is a rad place! Good vibes, chill music, and very skilled and friendly stylists. I can always count on Alina to make me look good for work or a special event. 5 out of 5 stars. I will get my hair cut here forever!

John Eyer

Alina is the shit! She has cut my hair for the past 8 years and I couldn’t be happier. She is always on point. I always get lots of compliments. On top of that she always suggests the best haircare products for me as well. Really appreciate that. 10 out of a possible 5 stars!

Patrick Eckstein

Hip Hair! Ive been going here for haircuts for over 7 years. Alina and her crew are great at giving you what you want and making it fun at the same time. On the small chance you have to wait for a chair, you can enjoy a cold complimentary brew from the fridge. I always walk out feeling like a “new man”. Great stylists, great people!

Rob Merritt

Hip Hair is an awesome salon! Such a friendly atmosphere. Alina has been doing my hair for years and always does an amazing job! Whether it's a cut, color or styling for my wedding, Alina is the best at what she does and I love my hair every time I leave! Even now that I've moved farther away, the drive is totally worth it. I will never go anywhere else.

Sarah Neiswender

Hip Hair and stylist Alina are simply amazing!! Alina is an artist with color and always helps me find fun new ways to express myself. We came to Hip Hair several years ago when my daughter was in desperate need of a color repair we were worried whatever was done would damage her hair, but Alina did a fantastic job and my daughter loves her! I highly recommend Hip Hair Fun Flex-able and affordable

Stefanie Jenkins

It’s not easy to find a hair stylist that you can trust...Alina is been my go to. She is very good at what she does and also always provides fun conversation. I trust her to always help me look my best!

Erik Zawojski

We love Hip Hair! We have been coming to Alina for about 5 years now and we literally bring in our whole family at the same time. She's great with the kids, and she does the best men's haircuts! We spent years trying to find someone who could cut my husband's hair, and Alina gets it right every single time. I usually come in with an idea of what I want done to my hair, but I let Alina do what she thinks will look best, and I've never been disappointed. The atmosphere is causal and fun, yet professional; and we always leave happy!

Sarah Young

Alina has been cutting my hair for over 10 years. Whether my hair was long and just needed thinned out or was short and needed cleaned up, she always kept me stylish! Hip Hair is super professional, consistent and...well, hip!

Joey Eves

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