Kimi Barbano

Fennec Hair Studio

About Kimi Barbano

Providing clients exceptional customer service in a one-one boutique studio environment. Kimi excells at keeping up with the latest hair techniques and education. Using ecofriendly products, she creates fully customizable color and beautiful blowouts. She has a love for hair painting, balayage and creative color. With her training in Vidal Sassoon and Toni & Guy hair cutting, she will create a cut just right for you.


I usually don't leave reviews but I had to for Kimi and Fennec. I have had so many bad hair experiences from stylists but Kimi restored my faith. I had a balayage and shoulder length cut. I absolutely hated both. The color was starting to look too fake for me and the cut was the worst part. It was so awkward and layered for short hair that it was hard to style on my own. I found Fennec through Yelp reviews and loved the website and how easy it was to book. When I came in, I told Kimi my issues and she recommended deepening my color tone with an all over color and that she would cut my hair to even out so that growing it out won't look as awkward as I was previously feeling. My hair came out AMAZING and I am so happy with how it looks. She always gave me tips on styling and it's been so easy to style my hair every since. I am so glad I found Kimi and I will continue to come here for all my hair experiences. Kimi listens, provides recommendations and best of all, is so easy to talk to and allows you to really enjoy the whole experience.

Sarah S

I love the job Kimi does with my hair each and every time! She's a real professional and super sweet. I always feel really taken care of and her salon feels like my very own personal salon! I like that I don't have to be slave to the hours of certain salons. She's very accommodating and I appreciate that. What could be better than that? Location! I love the location; parking is always easy and the shops nearby are a bonus whenever I get my hair done. I highly recommend her for cuts, color and styling!

Diane S

Kimi did an AWESOME job on my hair! I had an overgrown, badly cut pixie-do that I had honestly tried to trim myself a few times. She was able to clean it up and turn it around into what she called a Vidal Sasson precision cut. She was super super careful. With short cuts, there can be no "flaws" or "let's cover it with texturizing scissors", and blonde hair shows EVERY cut line. I loved her attention to the exact length of each hair, how it would lay down and she's just a happy, positive person! I have little cowlicks all over the place, and she cut and trimmed so that they would not "pop out". My photo is with ZERO styling products, her cut is so damned good that I don't have to "slick something down" or hide a mistake from a stylist that didn't look at the hair from all angles. HIGHLY recommend!

Christine I

First things first Kimberly is AMAZING (: I came to her with very damaged RED hair that needed some tlc I'm very picky with who I let touch my hair but I felt very comfortable with Kimberly. Right from the start she is very sweet, happy going, and awesome to talk with! She definitely tries to make you feel right at home while in her salon. When I came in she discussed some color options and what would look best on top of the red I currently had. (Keep in mind red is VERY hard to get rid of) she went ahead and did a balayage on my hair which turned out beautifully. Now it's more of a chocolate red sunset. I honestly couldn't have been happier with her work! Looking forward to my next session with Kimi!!! HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS GAL(;

Andrea A

Kimi did the most amazing job with my hair. I went in after dying my hair myself (big mistake) and she fixed it! She did a balayage on my hair and it has never looked better! She really included me through out the whole process which made me feel extremely confident that I was going to get exactly what I wanted. She completely transformed my hair and it was the most pleasant hair appointment I've ever had. She's incredibly sweet and super accommodating. This was my first time seeing her but it won't be my last. If anyone ever asks me for a recommendation for a hair stylist, Kimi would be my top choice. I can't wait to see her again!

Olivia P

I went to a random hair artist to get balayage, and came home with chunky yellow streaks. Kimi was able to remove the blonde chunks, and give me the subtle caramel balayage I initially wanted. She is extremely honest about what keeps hair healthy, while providing trendy cuts and colors. Her selection of salon products is outstanding, protecting clients from hair damage. Not only is Kimi professional and phenomenal hair artist, she also has a vibrant and friendly attitude, which makes sitting in foils fun! I love the ambiance, music, and feng shui at Fennec. I have no doubts that I will return to Fennec.

Naresa H

Kimi is the best and only person I go to for my hair. She always has the right idea for where I want to go with it if I don't. I've had my hair both cut and colored by her and it turns out great every time. Music is tops, design for the place is coo. Definitely recommended to friends and family.

Torrie J

I enjoy the conversation just as much as the awesome hair cut. I also really enjoy the personal approach to how she works. Much more enjoyable then getting shuffled around a busy salon. The fact there is a dedicated parking lot is huge, you don't usually find parking this convenient in downtown Willow Glen.

Marcus O

United States

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