Jess Kern

Jess got her start apprenticing in 2001 and is the owner of Davao Hair Studio alongside Luz. She has thick, curly hair and knows how to manipulate curls for her clients. She has worked backstage at many NY Fashion Week shows and has styled men and women’s hair for numerous photos shoots and runway shows. She dreamed of opening a salon so she could contribute to an environment where she and her employees would love coming to work and where they had a platform to learn, have fun and showcase their creativity.


  • Shampoo and Blowdry $54

    Base Color and Haircut $144
    Base Color and Style $150
    Base Breaker $30
    Luna Lights $20

    Organic Color and Haircut $209
    Organic Color and Style $164

  • Full Head of Highlights/Base/HCB $285
    Full Head of Highlights and Haircut $249
    Full Head of Highlights and Style $234

    Half Head of Highlights/Base/HCB $304
    Half Head of Highlights and Haircut $229
    Half Head of Highlight and Style $219

    Just a Few Highlight and Haircut $184
    Just a Few Highlights/Base/HCB $255
    Just a Few Highlights/Base/Style $244
    Just a Few Highlights and Style $169

  • Full Balayage/Base/HCB $330
    Full Balayage/Base/Style $319
    Full Balayage and Haircut $255
    Full Balayage and Style $244

    Half Balayage/Base/HCB $318
    Half Balayage and Haircut $243
    Half Balayage and Style $228

Jess talks with us.

Education: Extensions classes, certified in Keratin Complex Therapy, Redken color and cutting classes, many trips to Bumble and bumble University in NYC for cutting, styling and business classes, and a color class in Beverly Hills at 901 Salon.

Hair advice: Don’t think too much, just do what makes you happy.

Hobbies/interests: Hanging with my family and pups, I may have a shoe problem, running, hair and fashion.

If you were a Bb. product, which one would you be? Grooming Creme, because it can groom the hair while allowing it some personality at the same time.Jessica

Hometown: Cumming, GA

Volunteer Work: I have such a soft spot for mistreated and misplaced animals, if I could rescue them all, I would! I also volunteer at my Church with K-5 aged children.

Favorite hair to do: Curls!

Why hair: As hairdressers, we have a unique opportunity to touch people’s lives, to make a difference. When someones says they have never felt beautiful until the haircut I gave them, when a client shares his/her story of heartbreak or triumph with me, or when we get to shape the hair that has grown back after chemotherapy–it’s what makes the long days worth it. Those moments, they are everything.

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