WHO ARE WE
Taylor Young had an idea in 2016: why not skip traditional salon internships and open her own studio? Taylor started with one station in a Sola Salon located in a Ventura shopping center but within two years she was ready to expand. She asked stylist Lara Bilyeau to join The Color Bar and in 2018 they moved into a two-station space also located at Sola. Lara’s skills as a barber added another dimension to the studio, bringing in men as well as women. With their clientele growing rapidly Taylor in 2019 decided to take an even bigger leap: opening an independent salon on busy Main Street in Ventura. Together with Lara they opened The Color Bar Ventura as a stylish and relaxing space offering a variety of hair and spa services. Adding two talented estheticians, Veronica Vaughan and Selina Monique Carrillo, the salon is offers an expanded menu of services. The Color Bar is your one-stop location for blonding, highlights, gentleman cuts, textured shags, fun colors, henna brows, lash extensions, facials, waxing, airbrush tanning and special-event hair and makeup. Come join the Color Tribe! You’ll leave feeling pampered.
Everyone is welcome at The Color Bar.
TAYLOR is a color expert, specializing in balayage, natural blonding, custom colors and long hair. She also offers textured cuts. As founder of The Color Bar, she wants the studio to be a place for clients to retreat from the daily stresses of life and feel pampered. In 2013 Taylor attended the Paul Mitchell Academy in Santa Barbara, California. After graduating and receiving her certification, she became a stylist at a Paul Mitchell-focused salon, where she launched her expertise in blonding and color. After one year she decided to take business into her own hands and opened a studio space, The Color Bar. After three years she knew it was time to expand and moved her salon to downtown Ventura. It’s a space for women to come together in a relaxing space and leave feeling beautiful.
SELINA CARRILLO is a passionate licensed esthetician who was born and raised here in Ventura County. Her love for the beauty industry began as a young girl and she decided to chase after that dream and make it her career. In 2018 she graduated from the esthetician program at LuRoss Academy and has been working and building up her clientele ever since. Her passion of being an esthetician sparks an eagerness to always be searching and gaining more knowledge in any way she knows how. One of the ways she does this is by taking classes at Ayur Medic and keeping up to date on what’s new. Right out of school Selina found her niche in the beauty world — Lash extensions. This has become her specialty and she does a beautiful job crafting a beautiful set of classic, hybrid, or volume lashes.
LARA BILYEU is an accomplished and multi-skilled barber/hair stylist from Eugene, Oregon. In 2014 Lara moved down to Southern California to pursue her passion in Cosmetology and graduated from Paul Mitchell The School Santa Barbara in 2015. She decided to double down on her passion and enrolled in the Lu Ross Barber Academy and graduated in 2017. Since then Lara has refined her skills in multiple barber shops and salons, learning something at each to help hone her craft, she specializes in gentleman cuts, textured shags, pixie cuts, detailed weave highlights, fashion tones, and a plethora of other cuts and styles.
The first to graduate from her Esthetics class at Lu Ross Academy in 2015, Veronica has spent the last 4 years continuing her education and expanding her skillset to cover multiple forms of professional beauty services. An accomplished facialist having worked with numerous skincare lines and modalities, her determination to stay at the forefront of the beauty industry has allowed her passion for delivering effective and luxurious skin therapies to include services such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, micro current and specialized acne treatments. Her meticulous attention to detail and natural understanding of each clients specific needs has made her work as a lash and brow artist popular and sought after. Offering classic, hybrid and volume lashes, facial and full body waxing, airbrush spray tanning and of course skincare.
ETHINA ASDEL is a vivid color specialist, extension artist, and Ventura local. While specializing in unique and fun colors; she provides haircuts, color, updo's, and styles for people of all ages, race, and gender. She has been working behind the chair since graduating Lu Ross and receiving her license in 2015. Ethina has passionately continued her education to sharpen her craft and provide a high quality and memorable experience every time you're in her chair.
"Color Bar is a place where clients can come to relax and enjoy their privacy. We believe that spending time with our clients is a big part of the service."