Best At BEAUTY 2018
Blissful Retreat was founded on the concept of the intimate and peaceful salon, something uncommon in the industry. With our large space, we could fit many, many stylists inside, but we instead opt to have a smaller dedicated staff. We want to provide a space where people can escape from their busy and stressful lives for a little while, to come in and completely relax. We’ve also carefully selected our staff and found like minded people who focus on professionalism and skill to create a family who wants to give life to the same blissful environment for guests. This focus on the professional and intimate is our creative idea and influences the entirety of how our service is operated. The very nature of a salon is creativity and combined with our founding concept, we feel that Blissful Retreat is the embodiment of creativity.
Our current project we are working on is launching our BLISSFUL VIP Membership Program. This limited number of memberships provide guests our high end spa service at a great prices and the ability to schedule treatments and specials exclusive to the program. Studies consistently find that many health problems are caused by stress. Frequent visits to the spa not only make you feel good, but are good for you. Just like regular and consistent exercise, regular skin treatments and bodywork deliver lasting results. Our VIP program will help guest destress and assist them in achieving their beauty and health goals.
We feel like Bakersfield is truly this un-tapped market and even more so, an un-marked canvas. The creative culture is so fluid because it’s not set. We feel like this is our Renaissance, a chance to set some standards and create a culture. It is kind of funny because you see Onyx and you think, “oh just another hair and make up team…” but we think we’re so much more than that. We look to New York Fashion Week and hubs of culture like Milan and Paris while keeping our eye on up-and-coming alternative creative scenes like Stockholm and Seoul for our inspiration. We like to push ourselves and expand boundaries, constantly educating ourselves and trying new techniques. We want to be part of the story of how Bakersfield made a name for themselves in the creative world. When Shannon of Purveyor was lamenting the other day about the Bakersfield stigma of being 5 years behind, it resonated so deeply with us as a team, because we couldn’t agree more. We think that stigma is an excuse to not grow and evolve, and we seek to fight that stigma by bringing a unique point of view and service to this city.
Traditionally, Onyx is a special occasion beauty team, but we want to see ourselves grow beyond that. We are so excited to extend into the commercial world while still maintaining and growing our presence in the wedding industry by working with unique and creative fashion boutiques and teams to create stunning work. We see ourselves collaborating on editorials and arts-based photography. It is our dream that when you think Bakersfield beauty (period), you think Onyx Styling Co.
I am a mother of 4 who decided to follow her dreams and do what I love for a living, being able to enhance beauty is a true passion of mine. Meeting countless women who come from all walks of life have one thing in common we all love to feel beautiful. I always make sure to leave my clients with a few beauty tips to help them look and feel their best. I have so many upcoming weddings that I am looking forward to this year and its always such an honor when clients choose me to be a part of their special day. We are also planning more editorial photoshoots in Bakersfield area to showcase what are city has to offer with local vendors and artist.
As a style and beauty blogger, creativity is infused in almost every aspect of what I do. I've utilized the hidden gems/locations in Bakersfield for shoots to further showcase what this beautiful town has to offer. It's been a joy to connect with the unique creative community here. It is growing and people are truly passionate about their work. I am honored to be apart of it.
I am in the beginning stages of coordinating an editorial styled shoot that will showcase the immense talent and creativity in Bakersfield. My goal is to encourage collaboration across different mediums and artists, which would produce opportunities and artistic growth.