Deanna Rene Foerstner
With 20 years of experience as a stylist and educator, Deanna has earned the reputation as an expert in seamless balayage, color corrections, and working with her client’s natural base to produce gorgeous, lived-in color. Deanna uses her creative thinking as her guide while endlessly seeking new ways to blend, shade, and technique to provide every head of hair with a “WOW. She is also renowned for her precision and innovative approach to cutting and styling both long and short hairstyles.
Deanna has been in all aspects of the hair and makeup industry, from fashion events, workshops, and magazine shoots. Working with numerous high profile clients ranging from members of prominent political families to high profile models at Fashion Week LA.
She has collaborations with some of the world’s most luxurious brands including Milbon, Aloxxi International, R+Co / BLEU, MAC Cosmetics, Paul Mitchell, Toni & Guy, and Aveda.
“It is my quest to make people look and feel their best, while utilizing state of the art techniques and products that are clean and conscious.”
Once native to Arizona, Deanna relocated to Southern California and decided to make her lifeline dream a reality by opening Indigenous Salon – Laguna Beach in 2019.
Indigenous Salon has now become one of Laguna’s sought after hair salons located right on Pacific Coast Highway. The salon’s vibe is fresh, modern, and accented with touches of indigenous elements. These elements are a result of Deanna’s passion for giving back to local indigenous communities around the world. A percentage of profits are donated to help those communities in need.
Conscious – Native – Insightful – Creative
Taylor specializes in balayage, highlights and hair extensions. She started as a salon coordinator at Spa Gregories in Rancho Santa Margarita and Newport when she was only 17. She then worked as a salon coordinator for Salon One while she was working on her bachelor’s degree.
Taylor loved being surrounded by the atmosphere of the salon life and admired the beauty, passion, and the work that went into what the stylists did. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree at Chapman University in Communication studies, she decided to go after her lifelong dream of acquiring her cosmetology license. She procured her training from the W Academy in Danville, and continued her education by assisting as a hairstylist at AP Lux Salon in Mill Valley, CA. The most prestigious salon in the area at that time, which won the Reader’s Choice award for the best salon in Marin County 3 consecutive years in a row upon their opening.
She then decided to move to another 5 star salon called Salon 171, she made the choice because of the amazing atmosphere, location and opportunity to build her own clientele. While working in the Bay Area she decided she would travel down to Orange County to see family and start building a clientele base there to supplement her travels, which she did in Newport at Blissful Beauty Lounge for the last 2 years.
Although she had grown fond of the bay in the four years of being there, Laguna beach was where Taylor knew she had to be…Her heart was calling her. She looked for the next and very best salon she could find in Laguna, and that was when she came across Indigenous Salon. It was love at first sight, she was head over heels with the salon, location and staff. That was just it for her….She still takes clients from the bay but has since moved to Orange County permanently. Hair is her life work, passion and dream. There is no other career better suited for this little blonde beach babe.
Taylor strives only for the best… with a sunny disposition and love for her craft she will make you look and feel like a new you! Her compassion for her clients is as great as her obsession with finding the most flattering look for them.
Danielle Taylor was born and raised in Arizona and always knew she would be a hair stylist ever since she was a little girl. She went to Penrose Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona to begin her career as a stylist. In school she realized she had a true passion and specialty for blonde hair color. After graduating her family decided to move to California and that was where her career took off.