Salon De Claude & Spa owner Claude Azar feels the top priority is making certain that clients feel important – and like a part of the family.

“I want our clients to feel at home, and welcomed,” Claude said. “I want them to be comfortable, with a warm soothing feeling. I want a very inviting environment.”

The new salon – which opened in the 4S Ranch Village center at 16621 Dove Canyon Road in January – utilizes more than 1,600 square feet of space and features 14 hair stations, a manicure/pedicure spa area, and an esthetician room. In addition to offering a wide range of the best exclusive products available, Salon De Claude provides quality hair, nail, skin care, and cosmetic services all in one conveniently located facility.

Claude Azar - Salon de ClaudeA long-time resident of 4S Ranch and Rancho Bernardo, Claude is an award-winning hair designer with more than 22 years of experience in the hair industry. Highly skilled and knowledgeable, her artistic talents and creativity bring out the best results for clients and provide the environment to attract a talented team of professionals to provide the best in customer service – leaving clients feeling great and thrilled with the results of their visit to Salon De Claude.

A graduate from a San Francisco Beauty College, Claude is also Hair Extension Certified. She and her husband Tony (of more than 17 years) have four children, John-Paul (16), Christina (15), Angelina (13), and Mitchell (10), all attending local schools. Tony Azar works at Northrop Grumman as a Senior Avionic Systems Software Engineer (and is also a very talented pianist).

While others may be cautious about opening a new business in the current economic climate, the owner of Salon De Claude feels the timing is right for launching her new venture. “I patiently searched for six months for the perfect location,” Claude said. “I have always dreamed of being successful in the beauty industry. Opening my own salon business gives me the freedom and creativity of being my own boss and the luxury of designing the type of salon I have always dreamed of and desired.”

“I truly want our clients to be our
friends and feel at home”
– Claude Azar, owner

Claude indicated she wants to consistently provide the best customer satisfaction possible by rendering excellent service, quality products and an enjoyable atmosphere. “Opening my own salon empowers me to maintain a friendly, fair and creative work environment, which respects diversity, ideas and hard work,” she said. “I truly want our clients to be our friends and feel at home when visiting Salon De Claude.”

The salon’s owner said she really enjoys working with clients and making them comfortable. Not only does she ensure a pleasant environment, but she takes the time to listen to the challenges people have with their hair – and strives to provide answers for them in the form of styling tips, a good haircut, and products to use at home.

“It’s very important that we provide services and products that boost a person’s self-confidence, and enhances both their physical appearance and mental outlook,” Claude said.

The motto at Salon De Claude, which boasts 12 highly experienced staff members, is “Looking Gorgeous Begins Here!” – and Claude is quite serious about ensuring those results for clients. “We stay current on our techniques and styles by attending advanced training classes several times a year,” she said. “And we pick up new tricks and techniques from just watching each other.”

“We strive to provide an environment conducive to giving relaxing and professional service,” Claude said. “We provide our clients with a wide range of services in one setting, and offer extended business hours – and, of course, always extend superior personal service.”