by AMY LEHRER | photos by Michael Bielecki

Stylists at Ignis Salon care for their clients as if they were family members, making the environment so comfortable that both clients and stylists feel compelled to return routinely, many for the last fifteen years. The stylists and clients develop a personal relationship that allows them to truly communicate, which results in stylists knowing exactly what clients want and clients exiting the salon feeling beautiful. Owners Anousheh Motamedi and Nadi Dadsetan along with the eleven amazing experts who work at Ignis, located on Poway Road between Oak Knoll Road and Pomerado Road, want customers to look and feel fantastic. They explain, “Feeling fantastic requires a harmony between external parts of a person like hair style and makeup and the internal part of the person which has to do with self-perception.”

Anousheh and Nadi understand their client’s needs and realize that those looking for a new stylist or hair salon sometimes find it difficult to try something new. As a result, they have an Ignis guarantee: You’ll love it, or it’s free. After a first visit, staff members follow up with their clients to ensure they were happy with their results. One of Anousheh’s clients affirmed, “Her cuts work with my hair texture. My search for years for the right hairdresser

is over.”

Those planning to attend a prom or

a wedding need only visit Ignis Salon since it is a complete salon, offering a wide range of additional services including manicures, pedicures, facials, microdermabrasion, make-up application, waxing and threading—the gentle, ancient art of hair removal. Free trials and great package prices for bridal parties are available.

Originally living and training in Europe, Anousheh styled models’ hair for runway shows. After she and Nadi met at church and decided to purchase a hair salon, she drew from her international experience to enhance her salon. Discovering that many of the young stylists exiting beauty schools in San Diego needed more technical support and information, she implemented an on the job training program that covers cuts, color, and product knowledge for her own stylists.

Anousheh and Nadi also feel it is important to be patrons to their community, often rallying other businesses and the community to advocate for locals causes. Last year, the Ignis team was able to raise funds for the Help Patrick Walk with the outpouring of support from the community. Stylists also visited a women’s shelter in Escondido to provide hair services while boosting morale for residents. Essentially, Anousheh and Nadi touch client and community member’s hearts.

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Name of Business: Ignis Salon

Owner/Manager: Anousheh Motamedi and Nadi Dadsetan

Since: 2008

Address: 12234 Poway Road #100, Poway, CA 92064


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Phone: 858-679-3630