Meet Anya

Carlsbad Hairstylist

Blonding and Balayage Master

Hi, I’m Stefania, I was given the nickname Anya, but you can call me what you'd like!


I got into hair for a career of freedom and creativity and stayed for the love of connecting and inspiring confidence.  My mantra is "Look Good. Feel Good.  Do Good" and I believe inner beauty and confidence make the world a better place!


After graduating from Paul Mitchell: the School, I jumped into the salon world with excitement in 2013.  As a passionate and highly imaginative hairstylist, I am constantly enrolled in continued education. I am a perfectionist and have become certified in balayage and advanced blonding, so I am confident to say we can achieve your hair goals! I can carefully craft beautiful beachy blondes, subtle balayage, and bombshell bold colors, based on each guest's unique style.  I am very comfortable working with any hair color and creating the most effortless blend--no matter the challenge, and trust me, I'm always up for a good hair challenge. I do a killer mens cut/clipper cut too, so if you need a polished do' for the dude in your life, send them my way. 


As an Italian American, I grew up finding joy in the kitchen and at the table, which is why I love to cook--Ask me for my secret to the best marinara sauce ever! I also love to spend time with my hubby and fur baby, Loki. To rejuvenate, I'll hop into a hot yoga or kundalini class, connect with other healers and spiritual folk, check out the local drum circle, or simply enjoying a nice glass of cider or mead at a local brewery and having great conversation.  I also LOVE traveling and road trips. 


I currently manage the Beach Shack Hair Salon in Carlsbad Village!  My aunt Diana owns the shop.  I came into the salon with huge ambitions in  December 2020 during the third salon closure that year help run the salon and give it a much needed facelift.   During an uncertain time, we went all in and completely renovated the salon and created a really wonderful space for you all which I'm very proud of.  Not only do I get to work with family, but I have the privilege of leading, growing, and coaching a team of very incredible stylists, which have now become part our our family.

Reserve your first appointment with me and let’s talk about your hair goals! I will ask a few questions; consider your face shape, natural coloring, and your personal sense of style. Then, we will make a plan for your first visit, and for future maintenance, so you can keep your hair game strong! I do most of my consulting via my new guest form here.


I can’t wait to meet you and create your hair goals! Until we meet in the salon!

With Love and Gratitude,