Tonya knew since 7th grade she wanted to be in a salon and make people feel beautiful. She went to Chic University Of Cosmetolgy in Grand Rapids, Michigan right after highschool. Graduating with an award for her haircutting model at graduation; A top salon in Grand Rapids, Panopoulos Salon and Spa offered her a stylist position at one of their 12 locations. She worked there for 5 years with her heart set on moving to sunny Califoria. In 2006 she made the big move to Orange County where she was a stylist at Carlton Hair International Irvine location and became a salon manager after 2 years. After Managing for 3 years and 2, week long Vidal Sassoon cutting classes, she decided she wanted to take the next step and rent a station and be her own boss at AG Lounge For Hair. In 2014, Sola Salon Studios opened a location in Irvine at the corner of Culver and Irvine Center Drive. With this new studio salon concept, Tonya couldn't wait for her newest adventure. Sola gives a stylist an opportunity to really play with their creative side by being able to decorate how each stylist likes and have everything they need all in their own private studio. June 16, 2014 she opened her doors and is taking appointments at her new personalized studio.
"Having moved to California - finding a new hair dresser was one of the stresses. New town, new job, new hair? I started asking around - and Tonya's name was on too many lips for me to ignore. Glad I made the decision to move over to her studio - I've never been happier."
T. Graham, Educational Consultant, , Irvine, CA
"I have been going to Tonya for years. I have thin hair and severe allergies to hair color. She works around it always making my hair perfect!"
Monica J. , Irvine CA
"Tonya has been my hairdresser for the past 5 years. I have followed her around Irvine as she is the best hairdresser ever. She is an amazing stylist and is extremely competent at cutting,blow drying and coloring. I have referred her to my friends and family and everyone is more than happy. I have very thick, course difficult hair and she manages to handle my hair extremely well , consistently every time. I would highly recommend her !!!!!"
Lauren S., Pharmacist , Irvine CA