by WYNNE LOVE | photos by Michael Bielecki

Once in a while you run into an amazing group of individuals that’s committed to making a difference. Who knew you’d find them in your local hair salon?

Tease Salon Studios in Rancho Peñasquitos is unique. The salon is a hybrid design with a combination of four open-area booths and four private suites. “Our shampoo station, with European tilting bowls and a sofa instead of the standard shampoo chairs, is the hub of the salon,” described owner, Beth Sczempka. Tease has seven experienced stylists and an incredible manicurist that make their clients feel like royalty every chance they get.

“Our stylists are some of the most talented and motivated artists I have seen in a long time,” reported Beth. “Their ability to connect with their clients and really help them find ‘that perfect look’ is a true specialty they all have, and our manicurist Deana is able to give a spa-like experience to all of her guests in her private suite.”

But that’s not all that makes Tease Salon Studios so special. “We are not your average hair salon full of stylists,” explained Beth. “By volunteering together in hopes to make other lives better it has grown our team into a family.”

A resident of Peñasquitos for 23 years, Beth has seen three children through the Poway schools, volunteering for virtually every position available and making frequent trips to Mexico to help build houses with the Build a Miracle organization. When Build a Miracle asked if she could help start a beauty school there, Beth rallied her fellow stylists. Together they donated all the necessary equipment, helped train the new stylists, and made it happen. Their first class just graduated and a new group started this month.

“Our favorite part is bonding with these beautiful women and knowing that we are empowering them to be able to have a better future,” shared Beth. “It is a kinship that means the world to us.”

That caring attitude pervades their studio as well. “Our clients say the atmosphere at Tease is welcoming, chic, and relaxing,” said Beth. “We all motivate and challenge each other to strive to be our best, stay at the top of the field, and have a blast while we are doing it!”

Treat yourself to a visit and see if they don’t change your life for the better. Bekie, Noelle, Deanna, and Deana currently offer specials to new 92129 clients. Find them on the web at, or visit them in the garden suites at the corner of Black Mountain and Carmel Mountain roads.

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Name of Business: Tease Salon Studios    
Owner/Manager: Beth Sczempka
Years in Position: 34 years in hairstyling
Year of Establishment: 2010
Address: 9330 Carmel Mountain Road – H, San Diego 92129
Email contact:
Phone: 858-240-6898

Description of business:  Tease Salon Studios is a chic, lounge-like salon in the heart of Rancho Peñasquitos. It is tucked away in a quiet garden suite, which adds to its peaceful environment.  The salon has been described as a hybrid setting with a combination of private suites and open work areas. One of the highlights is the couch shampoo area, which is the hub of the salon.

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