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Meet Jessica Warburton of Hairhunter

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jessica Warburton.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Jessica. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was in the military for 8 years until I received a diagnosis of a late-stage ovarian cancer. During surgery, I flatlined and stopped breathing at different points. I couldn’t work and after chemotherapy had to find another path. I chose hair as it was a way I could give back and help other women who experienced the same self-esteem issues that I experienced.

Cancer takes a huge emotional toll on not only the patient but their family as well and I saw how the beauty industry could help alleviate that some. I found a salon I wanted to start in after school and worked towards that goal. Now I have a private salon suite that I run and work out of with one other person.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Before I got on at the salon I was at, I was living below poverty level. When you have very little money, getting on your feet can be really difficult. I also deal with permanent nerve damage from chemotherapy. Finding good mentors was huge on my road to success.

I also made sure to invest back into myself with continuing education once I could do so. I didn’t need easy, I just needed possible. There’s always a path, sometimes that path may need to be cleaned up a bit to travel down it. For me, that path was saving and I even did a gofundme to help with continuing education early in my career.

Please tell us about Hairhunter.
I specialize in fashion hair color (think Rainbows) and balayage. I’m really proud of how my personality shows through a lot of my work and that I have been lucky enough to give back. I firmly believe in staying true to myself which means clients and companies I work with know they will get exactly what they see. Having a military background has only strengthened my drive and integrity.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If I had to start over, I wouldn’t want anything different. This path built me and I really have come to love who I am. I want to be able to look back and see that my stairway to success was built with beautiful marble stone and not the bones of those I stepped on to get where I am. I like knowing that I’m doing it myself with some good old-fashioned elbow grease.


  • Women’s haircuts start at $70
  • Creative color starts at $300
  • Balayage starts at $195

Contact Info:

  • Address: 17401 Ventura Blvd Suite B17
  • Website:
  • Phone: 323-375-4877
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @hairhunter

Image Credit:
Mackenzie Lenore Smith, Kirt Reynolds

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