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.
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.
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.
Bree Edgell—the "B.E." in B.E Gorgeous Hair—became a hairstylist for one reason: to make people look and feel beautiful. Although Bree is particularly deft at styling men's hair and performing women's coloring treatments, she's also well-versed in a variety of other styling techniques. She escorts outmoded coiffures into the 21st century by shearing away long tresses for the punk pixie look, or by filling beehive hairdos with remote-control bees.
Staff Size: 1 person
Most popular service: Bridal makeup, false lashes included
Brands Used: MAC, Bare Escentuals, Makeup Forever, NARS, Chanel
Pro Tip: Mobile service. Can accommodate large parties and work closely with other artists and hair stylists.