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.
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.
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.
ETHINA ASDEL is a vivid color specialist and extension artist. Using herself as a canvas, Ethina realized her love for hair at the age of 11. Immediately after high school she went on to graduate from Lu Ross Academy in 2015. She has been working behind the chair ever since, specializing in unique colors, haircuts ,updo's, and styles for people of all ages, race, and genders. She is no stranger to working on set with models and photographers and loves to help blushing brides feel their absolute best with show stopping makeup and hairstyles. Ethina has passionately continued her education with classes to sharpen her craft and provide a memorable experience every time you're in her chair.
KELLY KROON knew as soon as she graduated highschool she wanted to be hairstylist.
She went straight to Lu Ross Academy
and became a licensed cosmetologist by the age of 19.
During school Kelly found her love for blonding and fashion tones. Before graduating, Kelly started assisting Taylor Young at The Color Bar. A few short months later, Kelly is now a Jr. Stylist and taking clients daily. Kelly will continue her education in blonding and fashion color to become a senior stylist alongside the rest.
KRISTA PETLER is a licensed Esthetician from Ojai CA. After high school she moved to San Luis Obispo for college where she attended Cuesta College. After receiving her degree she discovered her passion for the beauty industry. While attending Designs School of Cosmetology in Paso Robles, she found a passion for lashes and brows, taking extra training while in school at Aesthetics International in Camarillo and privately trained for lashes by the CEO of Lash Ivy. After two years in San Luis Obispo, working in the industry she then decided to move back home and further her love for brows, getting certified in Microblading at Microblading LA by the 2016 world of Microblading champion and founder of MLA Lindsey TA. Offering lash, brow and wax services she is excited to share her craft with Ventura County.
"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."