MHS Artists


Catriena Clark

Catriena has been a stylist at MHS for 5 years and became the owner in January of 2017. She believes in creating a custom, tailored experience for each guest because nothing in life should be “one size fits all”. She particularly loves working on blondes and readheads of all shades. She takes her time with each person in her chair, making sure they feel comfortable and appreciated. She loves anything True-Crime related, whether it’s a Podcast, book or documentary, and is curious by nature. Her husband is her best friend and her family is everything to her, and the personal touch she puts on her appointments quickly turns guests into friends.


Yanelly Perez

Yanelly has always had a keen interest in the art of HAIR. As a stylist at MHS for over 2 years, she continues her education, so she can provide the latest and healthiest techniques for her guests. Hair is her passion and she is always taking steps toward, enhancing every natural pattern and length she comes across. Yanelly truly tackles on any adventure life throws at her. She takes it upon herself to create a personalized environment specific to each guest.

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Shannon Johnston

Shannon was born and raised right here in Vista! Her passion for creativity and love for learning drove her to become a Cosmetologist and Lash Tech. Some the the things she loves most about her job include having the privilege to enhance her guests natural beauty and making people feel confident. Her favorite part of every appointment is the smile on her guest’s face! She loves this industry and specializes in Highlights, Men’s Hair Cutting and Eyelash Extensions. Shannon looks forward to meeting you and making your experience at Max Hair Salon one you’ll never forget.


Elena Defrancesco

Passion and education drives everything Elena does as a stylist. She has been at MHS for over 3 years and in the industry for over 10, specializing in fantasy colors as well as soft, natural looks. She loves precision cutting, including classic bobs and Men’s Grooming, as well as edgy, fun looks. She loves reading, drawing and anything artistic. When she’s not doing hair, she’s usually hanging out with her pup, Luna, and her family. She looks forward to meeting you and creating your perfect look together!

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Alanna Safarik

Alanna Mae has been at MHS for over 2 fun and colorful years. She specializes in rainbow hair and blonding, creating almost any look her guests can imagine. She makes sure that every head of hair is as unique as the person it belongs to! Why fit in when you can stand out? In her free time, she sings in a rock cover band and works on her photography. She is a creator through and through!

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Isabel Fruzyna

Isabel has been a licensed cosmetologist for 2 and a half years and has had a passion for every aspect of the beauty industry for as long as she can remember. While she loves every part of her job, her specialties are fantasy hair and makeup. She adores animals, loves anything with glitter on it and rainbow is her favorite color...because it totally IS a color! She recently moved back to North County from Hawaii, where she worked as a stylist, and is now focused on rebuilding her clientele closer to her family, friends and home.

Vanessa Chapas

Vanessa has been a part of the MHS team for 9 years and still loves her job as much as she did in the very beginning. In 16 years of doing hair, Max Hair Salon has been her favorite place to call home. Vanessa specializes in long, layered cuts as well as traditional highlighting and coloring techniques. Every guest who sits in her chair is truly family to her. When she isn’t at the salon, she loves spending time playing sports and being active with her son and their furry family!


Lisa Richardson