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The A LIST at Indo Salon Opens in Valencia

Sally Van Swearingen and ‪‎Janet Barajas‬ team up to open new salon on Cinema Drive

Sally Van Swearingen, of the A LIST, and Janet Barajas, of Indo Salon, have more than 40 years of combined beauty industry experience. These two beauty experts have now teamed up to open The A LIST at Indo Salon on Cinema Drive in Valencia.

The new salon will offer color, cut, perm, styling and hair extensions, as well as skin care and makeup services.

Barajas built a popular and thriving salon in West Hollywood with celebrity clientele. Wanting to work closer to home Barajas has brought her hair artistry of soft and sexy, natural and flirty hair styling options to the Santa Clarita Valley.

She began her career with an apprenticeship at Gavert Atelier in Beverly Hills specializing in extensions, multi-dimensional color, and long hairdressing. Barajas was handpicked to work with makeup maven, Alexis Vogel and has worked on international and local shoots for world-renowned photographers.

She has also worked on “American Idol,” “The Girls Next Door” and was featured on “The Doctors” for hair color makeovers.

Van Swearingen is in demand from Los Angeles to New York, from Las Vegas to Montreal is a celebrity makeup artist and hair stylist.

Allure magazine featured her as “One of the best make-up artists in the country.” Van Swearingen is the author of “It’s Not Over Yet, Reclaiming Your REAL BEAUTY POWER in Your 40s, 50s and Beyond” and the founder of the Studio Essentials Cosmetics,

Van Swearingen also works for NBC Sports during hockey playoff season as the make-up artist for the NHL Stanley Cup announcers.

The two Santa Clarita residents said the merger of their talents will offer one of the most complete salon experiences available in the Santa Clarita Valley.

“We are creating a salon that is high end, but not pretentious,” said Van Swearingen. “We want customers to feel welcome and to feel comfortable.”

The salon will feature Aveda and Kevin Murphy products.

“Everything we offer will be high quality,” Barajas said.

Future plans for the salon include offering beauty education as well as creating an empowering space for women with a focus on health and wellness.

The A LIST at Indo Salon, 23460 Cinema Drive Unit G, Valencia, Valencia, CA 91355, 661-260-1136.

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