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Katie McIntyre
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Welcome, friend! I’m Katie McIntyre, originally from the Bay Area in Northern California and I am now happily married and living in Orange County with my family!


As a mama of two little ones, I know how important it is to feel special, pampered, and beautiful in a relaxing environment. That’s why I have chosen to work at Nouveau 22 Salon. This gorgeous and cozy salon is located in South Orange County. You will love my easy going, approachable personality and be delighted in the fact that I will go through a thorough consultation each and every time you sit in my chair. I promise you will leave feeling uplifted, relaxed and more confident than you’ve ever felt before.


I’ve been doing hair for over 10+ years and have never been more in love with my clients or my craft. I specialize in custom highlights and hair extensions.  I take pride in the fact that I am always learning more. I take classes at least monthly and I am certified in over 5 methods of hair extensions, specializing in Invisible Bead Extensions. Click here to learn more.


On the weekends, you’ll often find me snuggled up with one of my 3 kitties or chasing my kids around a playground. We love exploring new beaches and make a point of travelling to a new beach town as often as we can! If you have any favorites be sure to let me know!


I am an expert at baking. I always love making cupcakes from scratch for my kids birthdays. My specialty is my chocolate chip cookies though; just ask my friends and family. I get constantly asked for my cookies to be made for special occasions! If you’re lucky, you’ll get a delicious cookie surprise on your visit with me!


I can’t wait to meet you! Click here to visit my new guest page and book an appointment! Email me at if you have any questions. 

Invisible Bead Extensions elite artist
Brazilian Blowout Certificate
Hairtalk certificate
Invisible Bead Extensions certified

Schwarzkopf color expert

Invisible Bead Extension master certified

Elite Artist with Invisible Bead Extensions

Hairtalk hand-tied extension certified

Hotheads hair extensions certified

DreamCatchers hair extensions certified

Hair and Compounds hair extensions certified


Katie McIntyre is hands down the best hair "designer" I have ever had! From cut to color to extensions and MORE- her care for each of her clients is very obvious and rare to find! Katie has complete passion for her trade!!! She won't let you leave until perfection is created, and folks- she is not just doing a job. She is purpose driven even weeks before having her second baby she is working working working because she loves what she does!


I love going to Katie to get my hair done! She is absolutely fantastic. I have changed my hair color and style a couple of times and she always knows exactly how to make my idea come to life. She really knows her way around blonde hair. 

Katie is also really fun to talk to and I enjoy being in her chair! If you are looking for a fun, talented stylist, I would make an appointment with her.


From the moment I walked in, I felt welcomed. Katie took time with me and really LISTENED to what I wanted and expected.  She discussed my desires with me and told me what she could create at this visit and we talked about future visits as my hair grows and becomes more "user friendly"! I was comfortable with her and she gave me a good cut - one that I can style and am very happy with!! Additionally, she used some fantastic products on my hair, making it healthy looking and feeling! I plan to spread the word about Katie's customer service skills and pleasing personality, as well as her talents!  


Katie is the best! I have been going to her for many years and I will never leave! She is a color expert and also a specialist in extensions. She is continuously keeping up with new technology and I can confidently recommend her to anyone and know they will rave about her just like I do! She is a professional but also makes you feel like her best friend when you are sitting in her chair. I always feel like a million bucks when I leave and I get compliments on my hair all the time!


My hair was amazing at my wedding because of Katie. She is a true and passionate professional in her trade. She truly cares, pays attention to details, works very quickly and proficiently. It is obvious she cares about her clients and does not just go through the motions that some of us have experienced at other salons in the OC. Katie is the go to for anything you need........what I want to say is "She gets it" when it comes to hair.


I must say that it has been the best hair I've ever gotten. I just moved from Miami, and from all the time I've lived there, I was never satisfied with my hair. Katie did my hair and she is amazing. She is very friendly, and she listens to you regarding what kind of style are you looking for. 


I moved to OC a few months ago and was in search for a new hairstylist.  Katie was super helpful with offering her professional opinion and gave me tips on how to style my hair at home. I walked out of the salon with the sexiest head of hair ever!  Too bad I can't afford to have Katie style my hair EVERY morning!  Great customer service and finished product!  I'll definitely go back and recommend her to any of my friends! 


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