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Embrace your Beauty

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Papillon (Pronounced Opa-pi-yoO) Is French For Butterfly. We Choose To Name Our Salon Papillon, Because A Butterfly Represents Our Philosophy On Beauty. Like Butterflies, We Are All Unique And We Possess A Beauty That Is Our Own. At Salon Papillon We Encourage You To Discover And Embrace Your Beauty. We Offer More Than Just Hair And Beauty Treatments, We Offer A Transformation To Your Better Self.

Extra Phones

Fax: (949) 729-9998

Aveda, Kerastase, MorroccanOil, Loreal
Payment method
check, mastercard, visa

We Are Here To Serve Clients In South Orange County Including: Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Irvine, Huntington Beach, And Surrounding Areas.

Corona del Mar
Nail Salons, Beauty Salons, Day Spas, Hair Stylists
Other Information

Specialties: Extensions, Asian Hair, Perms, Straight Perms, Curly Hair, Coloring, Kids' Hair

Parking: Street

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range : Average

By Appointment Only: No

Good for Kids: Yes


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Karin is the best!

When it comes to your hair, it's important to find someone knowledgeable. I came to Karin after someone at a different salon gave me a terrible haircut and was really damaging my hair with too many highlights. Karen has made my hair look amazing and healthy ever since. She knew the perfect cut and color for me. I completely trust her opinion! Besides being amazing at her job, she's also the nicest person you'll ever meet!

M Corcoran


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Exceptional Stylist/Colorist at Salon Papillon

I moved from San Francisco 6 years ago and would have to classify myself as a hair snob. I probably spent about $500 every two months going to a highly regarded salon called diPietro Todd, seeing both a colorist and a stylist. When I moved down to Newport I was told to go Salon Gregories at Fashion Island and was pretty satisfied there for the first couple of visits. By the 3rd visit, though, I realized that the colorist was using a very high concentration of bleach and my hair was getting extremely damaged. Salon Papillon was right around the corner from my chiropractor, so I decided to give it a try. I told the stylist, Karin, that I wanted blonde highlights with foils, but I didn't want to fry my fine hair in the process. Fast forward 5 years later, and I am still coming in to see Karin every 6 to 8 weeks. Karin is a complete professional. She is always on time. She has never canceled an appointment, and she is always extremely polite and conscientious. I just had my 38th birthday, and she told me that her gift to me would be to style my hair. Not only did she give me a head of beautiful, bouncy, beach curls, but when I was leaving and trying to force her to take a tip (she wouldn't), she surprised me with a bouquet of gorgeous fall flowers. Wow! Talk about costumer service!

I would highly recommend Karin.



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a great, simple cut

I was just at Salon Papillion today for a hair cut and I'm so happy with the results! I am picky and skeptical so I'm pretty careful in choosing my hair stylist. With that said, I'm glad I took the advice of the reviews and went to SP.

It was great! My stylist was Jila, who is also the owner. She was warm and friendly. She listened to what I wanted, offered her advice, and really took care of my hair. I love my new style, Jila even gave me some tips on how to take care of it. :)

I highly recommend Jila and Salon Papillion!

Cheryl Marting


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Great experience

Just moved to the area and, as everyone knows finding a great stylist is one of the first things you do. I found the salon online, and decided to give it a try. Good call. Jila was great. Friendly, professional but not stuffy. She listened to my concerns and was respectful of my requests. AND she recommended some tweaks to my highlights that turned out amazing. Thanks!



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Always Leave Happy

I get my hair done by Karin and she always listens to what I want and is very knowledgeable with color and cut. She has an eye for what will look good on you for both color and cut and she is a very sweet person in general. I have been getting my hair done by her for several years, I trust her completely. Great stylist and knows what she is doing.



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A fabulous walk on the wild side!

From the moment you walk in, you can just feel it in the air, you're about to experience a great day at the salon. I've been coming to this salon for 6 years and Jila is the very best! She is very welcoming and makes you feel right at home. She listens to what you have to say and also makes great suggestions and manages to pull you out of your comfort zone and try something new. I walked in thinking I was going to go my regular reddish brown, but Jila suggested I take a walk on the wild side and try a deep violet purple! I was a bit hesitant because it would really be out of my comfort zone, but she assured me that with my skin tone it would like fabulous! She was right!! With my fresh new layers and color I've never received so many compliments on my hair! Thank you Jila!!

Best, Erika



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very satisfied!

My visit to Salon Papillon was beyond wonderful.

I recently moved into the newport area from london for my job. Coming to the states, I was hesitant about where to get my hair done, since I'm quite particular. However, I could not be more pleased with a salon than I was here with my new hairdresser, Karin. First of all, she is so warm and friendly and really loves her job! Also, the environment in the salon is very comforting and very clean.
Karin listened to me, and made me feel at ease. We decided to cut it shorter and add highlights. She even taught me different ways to style it because I'm usually in quite a hurry so I needed something that would be low maintenance. Although I was nervous in the beginning, I left the salon feeling so confident and loving my new hair! Now I have a new style that I love in this new city... Thank you Salon Papillion and THANK YOU KARIN!! I will be back :)

cheers !!!



Very Experienced

The salon staff is highly experienced. I never leave disappointed with my haircut and color.



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The Best.

I have been going to Salon Papillon for years now and I just love it. I have moved to SF and now I have to drive and fly more to get to Salon Papillon. I just hope I can take my hair growing out between the visits now!

Thank YOU,



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I highly recommend Karin

I just met with Karin at Salon Papillon, and she made my day. She really listens to what you are asking for and gives you her honest opinion. She doesn't push you at all, which I think is hard to find in a stylist. Karin will not let you go until she is happy with her work and makes sure you are too.
I guarantee you won't regret it!!



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OMG Incredible!

OMG Incredible! I am so happy. The Keratin is unbelievable it healed my hair. I took a trial treatment and my hair looks so good! This Brazilian hair designer at Salon Papilon in Corona Del Mar suggested I try this Keratin treatment that makes dry damaged hair 85% back to a natural look on the very first treatment! She guarantees 100% satisfaction or my money back. I confess that I was skeptical. But when I saw the result I was amazed. I save 45 minutes on my basics getting ready every day. The $1300.00 I spent was totally worth it. This Hair designer is magic and talented! She greeted me with an offer of wine or coffee. I want to thank you Dalva for saving me and making me look beautiful. I cant wait to do this again. Best regards.



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Pamela Obeso is Amazing!

Pam was doing my cut and color and has always done such an amazing job. Exactly what i want she gives me! Then I decided to try the brazilian blowout and my hair has never looked better. All in all she does a great job with all and has a great friendly fun personality which makes the salon experience better than ever.

Hermosa Lady


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Check Out Pam Obeso

Pam is an amazing stylist, everytime she does my hair
everyone notices and comments. Everyone is still talking about my Brazilian Blowout, I love it. My hair hasn't looked this good in twenty years. She is so versatile, she did my brother who had a stroke and is very particular, his face lights up when he sees her because he knows he is in for a special treat. I haven't
let anyone else do my hair since Pam gave me my first cut.



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A Gem in Corona Del Mar

This is my first time having my hair cut by Karin after reading great reviews of her skills on Citysearch. And she lives up to her reputation. An awesome lady! She is patient, a very good listener, gives constructive suggestions and her hair cutting skills are meticulous. She changed my hairstyle from shoulder length to a short and modern style and I LOVE IT! Exactly what I wanted. Thanks, Karin.



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Highly recommended!!!!

I've lived in the area all my life, and being a long-time resident of Newport, I've tried many hair salons and had several hairdressers. But, about a year ago, I decided that I wanted to try something new and I had heard about Salon Papillon from a friend. From the moment I walked in I was already impressed by the elegant and beautiful environment. My hairstylist is Karin, and I must say, I have never been so content with my hair all my life. She is phenomenal and I can't imagine ever going to anyone else. I love my hair so much!!! Who knew a good haircut could leave me feeling so refreshed !!!!! I highly recommend Karin to anyone!!! Whether you are looking for a simple trim or if you want to change things up for the new year (I've done both), Karin is your best bet!



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Very satisfied customer

I have had a great experience at this beauty school. Very pleased with the hair color & hair cut I received from Lisette. For being a student, Lisette cuts and colors hair like a professional. I have had my hair long for many many years and Lisette cut my hair short (at least for me), and my husband and daughters really like my new haircut and style.



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Do you want to be and feel beautful?

I typically do not like to try salons/stylists which have not been referred by someone I personally know, but after holding onto a gift certificate for Salon Papillon for more than a year, I decided to try it. Not only did Jila truly listen to me, but she cared about doing beautiful work. For years my hair was the same, and I didn't risk changing it on the first visit. After a few cuts and color, I decided to go for a drastic style change. Jila offered her ideas and I put my trust in her. She is incredibly meticulous and I have never been disappointed. She has always made me feel beautiful, both because of her stellar work and her lovely heart!



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Karin is the BEST!!!

Karin is the best hairdresser I've ever had! I am very particular about my hair and Karin is professional, talented and has the perfect balance between listening to what I want and giving me her honest opinion. She has taught me how to style my hair and use the right products so that I could grow my hair long for the first time in my life. She also does a great job on coloring my hair. I always feel she wants what's best for me - she is never pushy. I never have to wait for her either - she is always on schedule. The salon is very comfortable and stylish. I highly recommend her.



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Best Salon Orange County has ever seen! Both for Hair Color and Makeup!

Myself being in the public eye when I walk in somewhere with a idea of what I want to look like when I leave. It has to be pretty close if not perfect. I was lucky enough to have Jilla and kelly work on my hair/ makeup before a published photo shoot. I looked amazing. I competed in a national/international beauty pageant. WOW!!! I looked great! Thanks Jilla for making me look my best. I still go here!




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Check out Kelli Coltman

Kelli is a young stylist with lots of new ideas and a refreshing attitude, and is one of those stylists that really listens to your requests. I feel like I have a friend not just a hair dresser in Kelli, and trust her implicitly with my hair. She knows it well and always does something smart, classy and tasteful...not to mention is on the cutting edge of style, this girl is worth my hour and a half drive!

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