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Meet Ashley and Anita Kouza of Velvet Hair Lounge in Ocean Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley and Anita Kouza.

Velvet Hair Lounge opened its doors on Newport Ave in Ocean Beach, San Diego in September 2016. Co-owner and stylist Ashley Marie always wanted to own a salon that would provide all clients that walk through her white French doors an experience to remember. The team at Velvet Hair Lounge has the passion, knowledge and creativity, to give you the look you desire. From custom coloring & precision cuts to bouncy blow outs.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The entire build out process was a challenge. We had to gut out two businesses and convert it into our salon. Working with contractors was an obstacle in itself. Making sure things were done correct and on schedule.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Velvet Hair Lounge – what should we know?
We’re a color focused salon with a team of six highly skilled colorists specializing in everything from blondes, to balayage and vivids. We are the most proud of the success we’ve experienced as a new salon in just one year of our doors open in the heart of Ocean Beach.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
We feel we’re a successful salon because we have the best of both worlds as owners. Ashley has the salon/stylist knowledge that helps her manage her team and everyday business functions along with co-owner Anita who has the business expertise to make sure financially the salon is profitable.

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1 Comment

  1. Vangie Romero

    October 13, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    my daughter and I moved to Arizona and we are still faithful clients to Velvet hair Salon, they’re the best!

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