John's surfboard and how the salon used to look.

About Isla Vista Hair Company

 Our story begins back in 1979 with a man named John, who was originally from Canada.  He went to UCSB for art, but was inspired to join the hair industry and opened John Edwards Salon. The salon was located above the Bagel Cafe and after 17 years at that location he moved over to 6529 Trigo and continued on for another 18 years.  Katherine, owner of IV Hair Co. began working with John in early 2009.   Katherine had many ideas and always wanted to help grow the salon. After 5 years John decided to retire and asked Katherine if she was interested in buying it.  On September 30, 2014 he sold the salon to Katherine,  who renamed it  Isla Vista Hair Company.   She hired her first receptionist, Janna, a longtime client who helped make IVHC what it is today. That winter break Katherine and many of her friends came together to remodel the salon.  New floor, paint, stations, and so much more!  And so began the journey of a salon dedicated to giving our clients the best hair services and hair products in town!  Focusing on continuing education we at IV Hair Co. are dedicated to helping our clients in any way we can, our modo being,


Old John Edwards Salon sign
John Edwards and Katherine
Old look of John Edwards Salon
Sweet Jane and Katherine
Cheers to Katherine buying the salon