Changes—it's right there in the salon name. At Changes Salon and Spa, Natalie Chanel encourages clients to embrace change with bold, playful styles that can boost a flat style come the new season, an elegant event, or when inviting Mars into your fifth house. As a stylist who frequently works in fashion photography, runway styling, and film, Natalie doesn't shy away from creating edgy, fashion-forward looks, which might include asymmetric cuts or streaks of bright colors. She can also work with traditional styles, of course, à la a classic bob or pretty blond highlights, and can add length and volume with extensions or prepare clients for special occasions with intricately braided updos.
Megan Jeffery began her styling career six years ago—not coincidentally around the same time that hairstyles in Westlake began to get more interesting. Megan eventually made her way to Jamie’s Hair Design and Day Spa in Thousand Oaks, where today she continues to cut and style hair on her own terms.
Though she can fashion hair into nearly any style imaginable, Megan specializes in coloring and keratin treatments. She uses formaldehyde-free blowouts to smooth away frizz, enhance shine, and oust any forest critters hiding in curlier patches of hair. Megan keeps good company at Jamie’s, sharing the 5,000-square-foot space with a staff of expert stylists, beauticians, and massage therapists.
At Oasis Day Spa and Salon, Sheila Nami draws on 35 years of experience and two different hair-straightening methods to create runway-ready looks. Brazilian Blowouts loosen curls and subdue frizz with a potent blast of protein that coats each strand. Similarly, the CHI Transformation System smooths tresses without ammonia by running them across ceramic heat, negative ions, and a jazz musician's saxophone. Sheila also sculpts 'dos with haircuts and imbues them with vibrant Matrix hair colors.
At Bella Gente, seasoned beauty and wellness professionals help clients reimagine their hairstyles, pamper their faces and nails, and soothe aching muscles. The peaceful day spa invites patrons to slip into a deep, serene trance amid gossamer drapes, plush couches, warmly lit stone walls, and aestheticians mimicking the croaks of bullfrogs.
Stylists in the salon infuse hair with vital nutrients and vibrant color using products from Redken, Agadir, and Pureology. They also reward hardworking appendages with soothing pedicure soaks and expertly executed manicures.
Though she would go on to study at a professional cosmetology school, Paige Ryder learned some of her most important beauty lessons from her mother—a dedicated stylist who helmed a salon of her own. Paige follows in her mother's footsteps in the sleek, bright Euphoria "The" Salon, where she transforms hair with cuts, extensions, and Brazilian blowouts. She also colors hair with Paul Mitchell products and flatters features with skilled makeup applications.
As its name suggests, Changes Salon is a place of transformation. At salon chairs, clients' tresses morph into bold, chic styles with dimension-adding color treatments, from highlights to ombre color. In addition to hair, the salon's aestheticians specialize in tending to skin and hair on the face. These beauty experts refresh pores with oxygen facials, exfoliate with microdermabrasion treatments, and wax the eyebrows, lips, chin, and other areas.