Quattra Via Aveda Salon and Spa business front: We're different.

We are an Elemental Beauty Gallery

Elemental: The combining of inner and outer beauty that expresses the unique best in each person, and is drawn out by living in your element with a Beginners Mind, a Passionate Heart, a Nurturing Spirit, and a Soulful Wisdom. We want you to feel and look your best and we call that our Live In Your Element services.

Beauty Gallery: While containing the functions of a traditional beauty salon and spa, a Beauty Gallery goes far beyond to immerse customers in a place and performance of Nature’s beauty and the life inspirations and insights that come from it. As you would expect, a variety of Beauty, Balance, and Unity Artists hang out regularly in a Beauty Gallery and perform in beautiful ways.

We're Different Here

Quattra Via Aveda Salon and Spa is called an Elemental Beauty Gallery and below are a few of the ways it differs dramatically from a traditional salon and day spa.

Standard Salon | Day Spa

  • Assembly line rows for chairs and minimal decoration make a beauty salon that is not beautiful
  • Individual stylists renting a single booth in someone else's space causes minimal resources focused on you and a disjointed approach to service
  • A production mentality that emphasizes speed and efficiency
  • A singular focus on outward appearance
  • A service that ends once you leave the salon/spa
  • Frequent and often noisy interruptions which remind you why you think of a trip to the salon as a “have to do” errand

Quattra Via Aveda Salon and Spa Elemental Beauty Gallery

  • A nautilus shaped spa in the center of the space combined with individual, private artist studios and award winning Peter Lik nature photography to create a place that is more art gallery than hair salon
  • Team based performance standards and newly defined roles enable a flawlessly orchestrated experience that can anticipate your needs, your interests, and your aspirations.
  • An immersion mentality that emphasizes introspection and inspiration
  • An intentionally blended approach that draws out inner beauty as skillfully as it enhances outer beauty
  • An experience that vibrantly continues through technology and business partnerships to become an important and inspiring part of your daily life
  • Inner beauty walks and one-of-a-kind Nature’s Instrumental technology reminds you of the personal power that comes from spending time immersed in the Wisdom of Nature and the Beauty of Life

Our Declaration Live In Your Element

Once you try the Elemental Beauty Gallery that is Quattra Via Aveda Salon and Spa you will never go back.

Come Bask In Your Element


Stacey Soble
Editor in Chief, Salon Today


Quattra Via Aveda Salon accepts Salon Today 200 Award from Salon Today Magazine

BUFFALO GROVE, IL (January 2018) – Quattra Via Aveda Salon and Spa in Carlsbad, California owned by Brittany Adamson recently was named to the SALON TODAY 200 by SALON TODAY, the leading business media for salon and spa owners.

The magazine’s 21st annual SALON TODAY 200 issue profiled the selected salons in its January/February 2018 edition. The 200 salons were honored for their best business practices from applications submitted by SALON TODAY readers, who represent the 20,000 top-producing salons and spas in the country.

The magazine honored applicants in 11 different best practice categories, including, Compensation & Benefits, Customer Service, Employee Education, Inventory Management, Philanthropy, Profit Center, Retail & Merchandising, Retention & Referral Programs, Salon Culture, Technology and Growth. (Your Salon Name) was honored in the following: (List the Categories in which you were honored)

"Our editors recognize that strong business leadership requires the mastery of a number of different best business practices," said Stacey Soble, editor-in-chief of SALON TODAY. "The salons named to the SALON TODAY 200 for 2018 not only proved they excel in one or more of these areas, they also have created rewarding environments for their staff members and standout experiences for their clients. Their willingness to share their success offers our readers important business benchmarks and inspirational business-building ideas."

For a salon to be named to the SALON TODAY 200, it had to meet the following criteria: 1) The salon or spa opened on or before January 1, 2015. 2) The salon is a provider of professional salon services including one, or more, of the following: hair care, nail care, skin care, body care or spa treatments; 3) The salon or spa generated annual service and product sales revenues of at least $250,000 per year since 2015; 4) The owner provided statistical information about his or her business and completed at least one of the Best Practice category essay sections; and 5) The applicant submitted documentation to verify financials if he or she competed in the growth category.

In the commemorative January/February 2018 issue, SALON TODAY profiled 200 individual salons, although these salons could be honored in more than one category. The 2018 SALON TODAY 200 honored 100 salons in Growth; 34 salons in Compensation & Benefits; 40 salons in Customer Service; 26 salons in Employee Education; 30 salons in Inventory Management; 30 salons in Philanthropy; 16 salons in Profit Center; 37 salons Retail & Merchandising; 31 salons in Retention & Referral Programs; 45 salons in Salon Culture; and 34 salons in Technology.

Salon Today is a division of Modern Salon Media, which is owned by Bobit Business Media in Torrance, California.

Quattra Via Aveda Salon and Spa Policies

Children: We take a lot of pride in creating a relaxing, inspirational, rejuvenating experience for each of our guests. Many of our guests are also parents and look forward to this time just for them! For this reason, we are a child free salon and spa. We request children be brought in only when they have a reservation booked. Please make babysitting arrangements in advance and come and enjoy the experience without your little ones!

Multiple service reservations (3 or more), Wedding packages: These packages require a credit card to hold your reservation. At least 48 hr. notice is required for cancellation due to the impact on multiple Artists’ schedules. A no-show/ no-call will result in a charge of your credit card for 50% amount of the services. If you have a gift certificate, it will be voided.

Cancellation Policy: Our Artists are in high demand, so we ask that you be respectful to their time and that of other guests by honoring your commitment to be here for your reservation. We ask for 24 hours notice when cancelling an experience with us. We understand unexpected events in life happens so we will allow 2 same day cancellations/ no shows before we will need to keep a credit card on file for you to make your next reservation. If there is a 3rd same day cancellation/ no show there is a 50% fee for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance and 100% charge for no-show/no-calls. Repeated no-shows or cancellations may require credit card prepayments to make a reservation.

Arrival for your experience: Our Inner Beauty Gallery provides a wonderful, relaxing environment so we suggest you arrive to your reservation a few minutes ahead of schedule to settle in and get ready to enjoy your experience. We schedule our reservations with the correct time needed to complete your experience, please help us by being on time so that we may complete your experience as scheduled. If you are more than 10 minutes late it may be necessary to reschedule your reservation and we will try to reach you by phone.

Artist Selection/ Changes: At Quattra Via, we thrive on our team environment, so if you feel you would be more comfortable or better served with another Artist- or if you would just like to get a fresh point of view, please just let us know! Unlike many salons, our Artists understand what a personal choice this is for every guests and finding the optimal match is ultimately our goal with you. Team work makes the dream work and it is our mission to provide you with the best experience possible.

Product Returns: All Aveda product returns must be within 30 days of purchase and at least 50% full. No returns or refunds accepted for travel size products or make-up. All items in the Live In Your Element collection are final sale.

Living our Mission: We go above and beyond with doing good for our environment with all Aveda production using Wind Power, recyclable packaging, clean water fund raising, beach clean ups and so many more efforts. An additional step we take is being designated as a Green Circle Salon, where products that are usually thrown in trash are recycled in a way they do not harm but even help our environment. We charge a ERF fee of $2.00 for each service to help support these extra costs, but you may choose to alert us you do not want to participate with this extra fee as it is at your discretion.

Service Guarantee: If you are not 100% satisfied with your experience please notify us and book your redo reservation within 7 days of your original experience. If you did not achieve look you believe your Artist and you agreed upon, we will make it right at no cost to you. It is our goal to make each guest feel beautiful inside and out!

Interested in becoming a part of Quattra Via Aveda Salon and Spa?

Two women laying the grass laughing holding dandelions.

There are two kinds of professionals who will not be happy or successful at Quattra Via Aveda Salon and Spa. The first are the laborers who try to maximize the skills they learned in their initial training to earn a living. And since work is not seen as a form of growth and enjoyment, but rather is seen as a duty, the less time you can spend doing it the better.

The second are the craftsmen who use their head to continually grow their technical skills, both in new products and new techniques. They see these new approaches as making them more valuable in the market place and enabling them to essentially “raise their own salary.” It is still a job, but at least they are making more.

If you use your hands, you are a laborer. If you use your hand and your head you are craftsmen. But, if you use your hands, your head and your heart, then you and only then, are you an Artist.

St. Francis of Assisi

At Quattra Via Aveda Salon and Spa, we are looking for a different kind of Artist – one whose substantial technical ability, practice of lifelong learning and passionate approach to every activity combine with an unwavering commitment to team success. These highly unusual people see their work as a cause, not a job, and are filled with the gratitude and determination to be their best for themselves and for each other. At Quattra Via Aveda Salon and Spa, these Artists will make magic on a daily basis. And they will be supported with the security of salary and benefits, the inspiration of art gallery surroundings, the introspection of a distinctive process of inner beauty, the excitement of new-to-the-industry technology, the pride of your own private artist’s studio, and the confidence that only a well-orchestrated approach to team can provide. They will combine to performance and experience that embodies a beginners mind, a passionate heart, a nurturing spirit, and a soulful wisdom. They will reinvent the salon and spa industry in the same way Whole Foods has reinvented the grocery store industry.

You know you whether or not you are this type of Artist. If you are come Live in Your Element. Come create at Quattra Via Aveda Salon and Spa where we celebrate daily The Wisdom of Nature and the Beauty of Life.

If you are looking for a place that values the beauty in you, Quattra Via Aveda Salon and Spa is where you will be in your element. Located in The Forum, a premier outdoor mall in North San Diego county, Quattra Via Aveda Salon and Spa is nestled in a thriving, growing community near beaches, highways, and many diverse businesses and neighborhoods. Each Artist will be part of a team of Unity Artists, Beauty Artists (stylists, colorists, aesthesticians) and Balance artists (masseuses, nail techs). Your rewards begin with competitive pay and benefits, but expands beyond these foundational elements of any good place you find to work. Quattra Via Aveda Salon and Spa is about helping each and every individual grow in their own element, expand their potential and to create an elemental difference in finding your passion. We will be world class in our support of each other and provide bonuses when the team and Quattra Via Aveda Salon and Spa meet or excel beyond pre-determined goals. The opportunity is huge, the expectation high.

Position: Unity Artist

Compensation: Hourly Pay

Position Description: At Quattra Via Aveda Salon and Spa, we have created a new to the industry position, called a Unity Artist, that will not only be the fore front of our customer personalization...

Learn More & Apply Today!

Position: Beauty Artist

Compensation: Hourly Pay

Position Description: We are seeking of Beauty Artists who are talented and passionate people that will let out the beauty they find on the inside as skillfully as they interpret....

Learn More & Apply Today!

Position: Balance Artist

Compensation: Hourly Pay

Position Description: At Quattra Via Aveda Salon and Spa, we have created a new to the industry position, called a Unity Artist, that will not only be the fore front of our customer personalization...

Learn More & Apply Today!