• Monday

    9am - 4pm

  • Tuesday

    9am - 5pm

  • Wednesday

    8am - 5pm

  • Thursday

    8am - 5pm

  • Friday

    8am - 5pm

  • Saturday

    9am - 3pm

  • Sunday



  /    /  Team

Jo Bernal

Owner & Stylist

Jo is a native from Brazil and moved to the United States in 2007 and received her citizenship in 2015. Jo has 13 years experience as a hair stylist and always knew in her heart that she wanted to open her own salon.  On April 21, 2016 her dreams came true and Elegancia Salon opened its doors in Rockport, Texas; a small thriving  artistic community located on the western side of the Gulf of Mexico, known for its recreational possibilities and mild weather. She has a strong belief in that “learning never ends” and is always seeking new opportunities to better herself while encouraging her stylists’ to do the same.  When additional training opportunities arise Jo prefers to sign up and attend as a team so that everyone on the Elegancia team learns together, thus strengthening the bond and team building. Jo has has to pleasure of working along side and receiving training from many famous artists as well! She has had the honor of having her business be voted as the TOP salon in the coastal bend for the Local’s List 2022 and 2023 and nominated again for the year 2024. She has also been recognized as Top 5 stylist for the coastal bend by The Bend Magazine’s Local’s List 2024.

Kyla Mendiola


Kyla moved to Rockport 13 years ago from Houston. She joined our team in 2017 after working 5 years at Aveda Salon. She specializes in modern cuts for men & women, balayage and color techniques, and creative fashion colors. Kyla’s ultimate goal is to inspire and guide individuals to follow their hair dreams. Kyla loves her career, not only for the artistic aspect but more so for her clients. She enjoys being able to have the chance to connect with you, making you feel beautiful on the inside, and enhance the beauty on the outside!

Kyla was voted as a top stylist for the coastal bend for The Bend Magazine’s The Local’s List and nominated again for 2024. She has had her work shared on multiple platforms and comes highly requested.

Cierra Gonzales


Cierra is originally from San Marcos and now resides in Rockport. She has been a stylist for 4 years now and has worked with Redken, Kevin Murphy, and Wella Color lines. Cierra’s goals are to grow as a stylist and always strive to learn new techniques to further her career. What she loves most about her job is meeting new people and how each person has their own personal style. She specializes in short hair and men’s cuts, balayage/highlights. She has perfected her skills with waxing, eyebrow sculpture, and eyebrow/eyelash tinting and has completed a powder brow certification and will soon be offering services with the addition. Cierra was also voted as a top 5 stylist in the coastal bend by The Local’s List!

She is now offering Ombre Powder Brow’s as well!

Dominique Dees


Dominique is a Rockport native and has been a stylist for 3 years. Dominique specializes in mens cuts, kids cuts, modern cuts, short hair, perms, and highlights. She joined Elegancia Salon in November 2022 and has been such a wonderful addition. Dominique has a joyful personality and truly makes work that much more fun! She’s married to her high school sweetheart and was blessed with two children. Dominique’s goal is to inspire others while making you feel confident and beautiful. She is ready to work her magic and take care of all your hair needs.

Gabie Gutierrez


Gabie joined Elegancia Salon in early 2023 and brings with her 9 years of experience. She is originally from George West and is a familiar face to so many in Rockport. Gabie specializes in blonding, balayage, foilyage, and women’s cuts.
Gabie is happily married to the love of her life and enjoys spending her days being pampered, on the beach, or working out!
Gabie is very passionate about her craft and brings so many good attributes to our salon.
What she loves most about being a stylist is being creative and inspiring others to achieve their desires. She is excited to make your hair dreams come to life!

Delilah Wallace Arbelo

Massage Therapist

Delilah joined our salon family with the opening of the addition. Delilah is from Aransas Pass and has been happily married for 10 years and together they have 5 beautiful children. She loves photography, poetry, good food, spending time with family/friends, and as the seasons change.

Delilah resided in Austin for 7 years and attended teh Lauterstein Conway Massage School in Austin and graduated in 2004. She brings with her 18 years of massage therapy and eager to earn more certifications and offer more services. Delilah earned her instructors license and supervised the interns upon her time working at Hands on Approach.

Delilah is certified in swedish, deep tissue, hot stones, pediatric massage, prenatal/postnatal, myofascial and trigger point.

As a child, Delilah’s grandmother would tell her she had healing power in her hands. She loves being able to educate people on what healthy touch is and how massage isn’t just a luxury but necessity. Our bodies need touch and she feels confident to take this form of therapy from superficial bodywork to deeper, more mindful levels. Deliliah believes our muscles hold memories that can be released through massage and meditation combined.

Delilah has earned recognition as a TOP 5 Massage Therapist in the Entire Coastal Bend by The Bend Magazine’s Local’s List.

Leslie Martinez

Salon Coordinator

Leslie is a native to Rockport and comes from many generations in the area and a familiar face to many!

She has many duties which include client communication, checking guests in/out, inventory, placing orders, managing our social media, and the million other details that happen behind the scenes to help keep the salon running smoothly. She is the heartbeat of the studio, the first person all of our guests speak to and the last one! Leslie has become an intricate part of the family and we are all so lucky to have her help us keep afloat.

She has been with her husband for 15 years and together they have two beautiful children and now live in Portland. She loves spending time with her family and friends and enjoying the good things in life.

She loves the salon enviroment and her salon family and says this is her 2nd home. She said these ladies truly are talented and she feels blessed to work with such inspiring ladies!


Keyla Sarai Diaz

Licensed Esthetician and Nail Technician

Keyla is a graduate of RFHS and a familiar face to many in our community. Keyla has been with her fiancé for 11 years and they have two beautiful kids together. She enjoys being with her family and friends, trying new recipes or finding some way to use her creativity.

After high school, she spent 8 years as a medical assistant and decided to take a different path and find something she was more passionate about. With the encouragement of her family and friends, she attended The Strand Institute and was a graduate of 2023. She is a licensed nail technician and esthetician.

Keyla also earned certifications while attending, some to include: NovaLash Certified, FX Solutions Microdermabrasion, Brazilian Wax and Vagacials Certified.

Keyla says what she enjoys most is the people she works with and the people she gets to meet daily. She truly feels rewarded making her clients feel good and knowing she helped bring their vision to life. 

She joined our team in late 2023 after being recommended to us and we are so she happy did! Keyla has earned recognition as a TOP 5 Nail artist in the Entire Coastal Bend by The Bend Magazine’s Local’s List. 

She is now booking nails, lashes, and facials! 

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