Nice to meet you!

I am a 

We have 3 sons and a dog named Chewy. When I am not at the salon, you can probably find me with my family, cheering on my kids at their sports games, relaxing at home binge-watching our favorite shows, or taking a road trip to the beach or the mountains.

California desert girl


I began my career in the beauty industry in high school as an intern at my hometown hair salon. As soon as I graduated high school, I moved to Riverside to attend Cosmetology school and pursue my career.

married to my high school sweetheart.  

their best.

It is my mission to help my clients overcome their hair and nail challenges with manageable healthy solutions. 

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I am having a blast in every stage of 

my career

as it has taken me to a variety of salons, full service spas, military barber shops, instructing at a local cosmetology school, on location to photo shoots, weddings, bachelorette parties, Coachella Fest events, and even Hawaii!

I have always loved to help people look and feel 


Palm Springs

became my career home in 2013. I have created a cozy unique space for you at Marlena Joy Beauty Studio, where I offer premium healing hair care services, and natural manicure and pedicure services. 

My clients love that they are able to get all of their beauty pampering in one appointment. I have become a hair and product chemistry nerd over the years, so I am very particular about the services and retail products that I offer. My services are gentle and will 

heal and protect

my clients' hair, scalp and nails, while my retail products maintain health and integrity between visits.

I truly cherish my  current clients and look forward to meeting new awesome clients! 

Learn all about your first visit here!