OUR MISSION

OUR PASSION & FOCUS

At Indigenous Salon, our mission is contained in these four words: Conscious – Native – Insightful – Creative. 

We are Conscious about the products we use (clean for us and clean for the environment).  Native – We are all Native…  So it’s important to understand where our roots are, and protect and cherish them for generations to come.  It’s why we also feel it’s important to give back to Indigenous communities and neighborhood community efforts when able to do so. Insightful.  It’s important for us to have the latest education, but also the ability to educate our clients on the proper tools, products, and techniques available when you are at home.  Creative.  We love our clients who trust us and allow us to be the most creative artists we can be, in order to provide the most beautiful color / cut / style available!!  We work extensively to ensure our space was created to have a transformative experience, with the best trained and educated stylists in the industry.  We can’t wait to have you visit Indigenous Salon!

OUR TEAM

Deanna Rene Foerstner

FOUNDER

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 Aloxxi International, R+Co, MAC Cosmetics, Paul Mitchell, Toni & Guy, and Aveda.

“It is my quest to make people look and fell 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

Jaclyn Owens

Stylist

Jaclyn has been in the hair industry for over 15 years. She knew at an early age that she wanted to be a hairstylist. Jaclyn is Sassoon trained stylist and loves to do precision haircuts. She once had the great honor in spending the whole day one-on-one with Traci Sakosits, North American Creative Director of Sassoon in 2016. In addition to her Sassoon training she was previously Network Educator for Bumble and Bumble New York, at the old location. She always enjoyed training her coworkers on new styles and new products launching. She has also attended classes at United Academy in San Diego. Jaclyn is always keeping up with her education and learning new techniques to use in the salon. She also enjoys balayage color because its custom to each clients haircut and skin tone. 

Jaclyn’s style is versatile ranging from cutting edge rock and roll to classic Hollywood glamour. She is very passionate about what she does for a living. Come stop by and see her to discuss a new fresh look for yourself!

Ashley Wahler

Stylist

With a great grandfather as a hairstylist, you could say that hairstyling is in ASHLEY WAHLER’s blood. A Californian through-and-through, Ashley studied at the Aveda Institute in Westwood and worked under community leader James Morrison before taking on her own clients 9 months later. Ever since, she has run her own business, currently working at Indigenous Salon in Laguna Beach, specializing in coloring and styling, and has a passion for all things BIG – big hair, big curls, big waves, big ponytails. Ashley’s clients travel far and wide for her unique skills as a colorist and stylist. Her attention to detail has made her a go-to for high-profile clientele such as Chloe Lukasiak, Emily Simpson, Caroline Franklin, Samantha Droke, Susan Pinsky, and Diana Madison to name a few. Ashley’s work has been featured in a variety of publications including Byrdie, Inquisitr, The Italian Reve, etc. In addition to her work as a hair stylist and colorist, Ashley can be seen on MTV’s The Hills: New Beginnings alongside her husband, Jason.

Ariella Cheree

STYLIST

Ariella has a love for self expression through all things beauty. Originally growing up in San Jose, CA, Ariella found her love for the hair industry through performing. Her excitement for stage hair and make up inspired her path to becoming a stylist. Ariella has spent over 10 years in Orange County behind the chair, she started her training at a Redken Academy and continued her education with Sally Rogerson, Oligo and Keune; to name a few. 

Her focus is on creating lived in blonde highlights for her clients to grow out seamlessly with their natural tones in mind, and finishing them off with a modern stylish cut that will not only frame their face but fit their lifestyle.

While her clientele is built mostly of dimensional blondes and brunettes, her favorite challenge is a color correction. She is happy to give a client their confidence back after a hair mishap, or the chance to rock a completely new look. Change should never have to be a scary thing while sitting in a salon chair.

Whether you’re in need of feeling brighter, bolder, or completely brand new, Ariella’s goal is to help her clients find their own self expression with their hair.

Taylor O’Connor

STYLIST

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.

Becky Tash

MAKEUP artist / STYLIST

Becky has more than 17 years’ experience as a makeup artist in the beauty industry, beginning her career as the in-house bridal makeup artist and nail technician in a full-service Day Spa in Richmond, VA.

After moving to Orange County California in 2006, Becky continued following her love of makeup as a beauty sales associate working with the industry’s top brands (Dior, Guerlain, Chanel, Benefit Cosmetics, Laura Mercier, among others) over the next 8 years. Through education, Becky had the opportunity to learn in-depth about beauty trends, and how to enhance the beauty of all clients regardless of age or complexion.

As a freelance artist, Becky has worked in various locations doing makeup and hair for fashion shoots, TV commercials, wedding events, and online content.   Becky was excited to perform services for Miss America 2.0, 2019 Oscar Nominees, and countless brides on their special day.  She absolutely loves doing makeup for any occasion, and states, “The Art of Makeup is near and dear to my heart. I am so lucky I get to work with incredible clients that allow me to do what I love while making them feel great about themselves.”

Devynne Johnson

MAKEUP ARTIST

Devynne is a makeup artist and licensed esthetician raised in San Clemente, CA. With extensive training, experience, and attention-to-detail, she has the ability to accentuate the beauty of each individual, providing the perfect look, tailored to fit any occasion.

Having a fascination for anything makeup from an early age, it’s safe to say that Devynne loves what she does. You will quickly notice that this is much more than her work. Not to be cliche, this truly is her passion. 

Being a licensed esthetician, she understands the correlation between proper skin care and makeup application and it’s importance. Skin prep is everything to her, so don’t be surprised if you end up glowing even before she picks up a brush!

Devynne understands that makeup can be quite daunting. She is a natural nurturer with a gift for providing her clients with comfortability, and laying a foundation of trust. Her patience and willingness to go the extra step allow her to identify every client’s individual needs, ultimately reaching a common goal.

Whether it’s your Big Day, or just a night out with a friend, we have no doubt that you will leave Devynne’s chair as the most confident, empowered and beautiful version of yourself!

*Air Brush available upon request.

Reach Us

We are open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday 10am-4pm

1100 South Coast Highway
Suite 211 Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(949) 715 2100

info@indigenoussalon.com

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