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Meet Marina Del Rey Hair and Makeup Artist: Ashley Bass

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley Bass.

Ashley, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
What began as a little girls obsession with beauty and a desperate attempt to be liked, turned into a career. Hair and makeup was my way out of small town Georgia, and I always had the California dream. After many years with Click in Atlanta doing videos, commercials and photo shoots, MUD offered me a teaching job in Burbank. 2 years being a teacher taught me more than I’d expected and I turned my sites toward the beach and became a west sider. My would be husband helped outfit our loft with a small salon set up and it was back to being my old one woman show. We bought our first home last year and the salon has grown up a lot.

Has it been a smooth road?
Leaving Atlanta and starting over in LA was humbling. From a big fish in a small pond, to a minnow in a sea of talented people. Starting my salon from nothing in a neighborhood where I knew NO ONE was very scary. With little savings and a new more expensive place, light build out and nothing but a dream, we built it, and they came.

Finding great products that perform well and are clean and/or organic has been a challenge. Beauty products are pervaded with toxic ingredients.

Of course, colorful personalities behind and in front of the camera may require diplomatic maneuvering, as well as in the chair. Managing people’s expectations can also present some interesting moments.


  • Womens Cuts from $75, Mens $50
  • Hair and makeups from $150
  • All rates available on website

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1 Comment

  1. Elaine Hamilton

    November 8, 2016 at 04:24

    HI , I WENT to school with your dad in Moultrie , I just wanted to tell you how proud I am of you .

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