About Us

Relax in a contemporary environment with experienced, highly trained professional stylists. We offer a wide range of services including: haircuts, color, organic coloring, non- ammonia color, vegan natural oil treatments, hair extensions, Brazilian blowouts, keratin treatments, new technology American Wave certified stylist (Arrojo), Aveda organic hair care and deep conditioning treatments. We also offer waxing, manicure and pedicure. 

Arrojo Ambassador Salon

Aveda Full Service Hair and Color

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

Active with South Lake Business District Community Incentives

Our Team


Sandra - Stylist and Owner

I have been a hair stylist for over 30 years. The first time I read Gandhi's profound statement "Be the change you wish to see in the world." I knew this was my motto for life. Opening Carnelian Salon in May 2012 was a dream come true and the catalyst for living my motto. My training has encompassed men, women's and children's hair techniques and is much diversified. Focus on color, cutting, texture solutions, up do and event styling has made for a broad range of creative expression. Tigi, Glemby International, Vidal Sassoon, Aveda, Arrojo, Framesi and Redken are some of my favorite education experiences. I have studied lived and/or worked in Cleveland Ohio, Toronto Canada, Indianapolis Indiana, Paris France, Honolulu Hawaii, before settling  in Pasadena California.

I have been blessed with an abundance of compassion, love and creativity. Lines, colors, shapes, and textures make me tick, and my awareness of these, helps me to create and achieve the right look for my clients, while taking into consideration their face shape, body structure, hair type and lifestyle. I love my profession, my staff of very talented professional stylists, manicurists, assistants, receptionists and friends that helped me make Carnelian Salon a reality.

My creative nature has also led me into other avenues of expression. I have been an art teacher an artist for 15 years, teaching children's art and adult's art and oil painting. I exhibit my paintings in art shows and at Carnelian Salon. I am extremely grateful for all of my experiences, and creative gifts which have enhanced my success and happiness in my career choices.


Carrie Sorensen - Stylist

I have been a Hair Stylist in the Pasadena area for over 20 yrs. Graduated from Pasadena City College in Cosmetology, educated by Redken, Paul Mitchell and Aveda. Specialize in color and color correction. I am also certified in Keratin Straightening Treatments.


Herb Schenden - Stylist

Herb Schenden is a product of Michigan who augments his trusty Midwestern roots with a Southern California flair. He is a graduate of the Pasadena City College cosmetology program and has gained extensive experience from his work at salons in Beverly Hills, Century City and Pasadena. He has obtained advanced training at the Redken Exchange Academy in New York, Tigi by Toni and Guy for advanced cutting technique and the Yuko Japanese straightening system in Los Angeles. Herb has obtained experience by owning the Pasadena salon, Evolutions, for 14 years. He continues to keep up-to-date on the latest trends by attending seminars where stylists from all over the world come together to exchange ideas. Herb takes pride in his ability to listen to his client’s personal needs during the initial consultation process which achieves optimal results. Herb’s clients appreciate the consistency in his cutting skills and expertise in advanced coloring, highlighting and chemical work. 


Scarlet Mekhitarian - Stylist


Her eye for style ranges from classic and contemporary to  modern and edgy. She specialized in hair extensions, color correction and hair cutting. Scarlet believes in  continuing education to be successful in the industry in which she loves. 

"I strive to make each and every client feel beautiful and find what is truly best for him or her." Scarlet


Desiree Moreland - Stylist

I received cosmetology degree from Pasadena City College. I have studied extensively through Aveda Concept and Allen Edwards Salons. I am certified in Keratin Straightening Treatment. I have been working in the San Marino/Pasadena area for over 20 years specializing in color.


Scott John - Stylist

Scott has been in the business of hair for 21 years. Having training with Carltonhair international. And extensive advanced training with Goldwell Trend Zoom, VidalSassoonAcademy, Dikson Coiffure, #American Crew, Pravana and Great Lengths; thus, allowing him to be knowledgable in all hair #artistry from color, men and women's cuts, hair #extensions, permanent keratin straightening, and special event and weddingstyles 


Marissa Kovarik - Stylist

I have been a professional hairstylist for over 10 years. I am a graduate of Citrus College cosmetology Program and I continue to receive education from Vidal Sassoon, Redken and LOréal Professional. I specialize in color, color correction, and long hair. I'm Brazilian Blowout certified and the go-to girl for blow drys.

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