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JUNE 11, 2018

Conversations with the Inspiring Sai Hernandez


Today we’d like to introduce you to Sai Hernandez.

Sai, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
This whole business journey came unexpectedly to me. Originally, I wanted to go to cosmetology school to do updos and freelance wedding. I contacted my old co-worker, Grace Ilasco, who is now my business partner and assisted her for a couple days from which then referred me to Sharon, the owner of the salon we currently own now, to assist her instead. I was only supposed to assist her for 3 days, but it became a permanent job. Grace and I were the only ones left working when the old salon owner decided to move across the country. Since Grace and I were already running the salon for a couple months, we decided we might as well buy the salon. That is how we ended up with Color Lounge and it’s been 4 years now.

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Meet Grace Ilasco of Color Lounge in Burbank on Voyage LA

Published on February 6, 2018

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We are Hair Color Correction Specialists certified by the American Board of Certified Hair Colorists. Our thorough consultation, ability to listen, attention to detail, zone formulations, and extreme care in the hair sets us apart among many salons. We really take the time to get to know the client, their history, and their desired hair result.

"We are not limited to color, but have gotten the reputation for being great colorists due to the name of the salon. It is the talent of our team that dictate the services we offer with the emphasis that we do everything the right way and with our very best. We believe in team work and at times will have multiple stylists working and collaborating on one client.

We are one of the rare salons offering “Going Back to Gray” hair color service, which has actually been brought to us by the “Going Gray” community themselves. We help the people transition back to their natural gray color through the process of coloring hair. It is for people who are tired of coloring their hair, chasing their roots, or simply want to stay away from further using chemicals on their skin and hair. Sometimes people just electively choose to color their hair gray and we do that for them too!

We specialize in creativity. Whether it’s an edgy haircut, unicorn hair color, hair extensions on a Mohawk, whatever it may be, we love doing what’s different and unique.

We offer Tape-In Hair Extensions at an affordable price. We love it so much that we believe it should be attainable to the public. Whether you need it for extra fullness, length, or have the mermaid hair of your dreams, we are always up for the challenge.

We have gotten the reputation for the smoothest and longest lasting Brazilian Blow Out results compared to other salons due to our extreme attention to detail.

We offer purely Organic Facials. There are no preservatives in the products we use. It is entirely natural!

Our Microblading technician specializes in corrective eye brow shaping and believes in doing it in a few sessions instead of 1 to get the most natural result.

We also have a team of Professional Mobile Hair & Make Up Artists. We travel to your Location & provide you with the best Hairstyling, Hairstyles, Updos, Airbrush Make Up for Weddings, Events, Film, & Fashion.

Color Lounge is a Green Circle Salon which is a special recycling/re-purposing program that ensures hair, foils, color tubes, plastics, papers, and chemicals are diverted out of our landfills and water systems.

Color Lounge was created for artists to excel and manifest their creative talents. Color Lounge is always evolving and will never stop improving. We emphasize on learning and are always on top of the latest technology. We would just get too bored otherwise! The energy that we bring to Color Lounge is what you will feel when you enter into the Color Lounge Studio. It is relaxed, yet edgy and everyone from all walks of life feel comfortable and at home here. From the choice of business name, to our logo, to the atmosphere, was all generated by the voice of our clients. This is the people’s salon. This is Burbank’s #1 salon."



2015, 2016, & 2017 Best Businesses of Burbank Award

Burbank, July 22, 2016 — Color Lounge has been selected for the 2016 Best Businesses of Burbank Award in the Hair Salons category by the Best Businesses of Burbank Award Program.

Each year, the Best Businesses of Burbank Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Burbank area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Best Businesses of Burbank Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Best Businesses of Burbank Award Program and data provided by third parties. 


   COLOR LOUNGE Joins Sustainability Initiative to Keep the Planet More Beautiful

(113 N. Naomi St. Burbank, CA 91505 – February 2017)  63,180 lbs of hair clippings, 42,122 lbs of hair colour, 109,512 lbs of foil and colour tubes, and 206, 392lbs of wastepaper, salon bottles, and other paper and plastic items – that’s the amount of waste being tossed out by hair salons across North America EVERY SINGLE DAY; that’s a whopping total of 421,206 lbs! As a newly Green Circle Certified Salon, we are proud to announce that Color Lounge is now part of a comprehensive recycling and sustainability program that sets out to significantly reduce our industry’s environmental impact on the planet.

From the sourcing of ingredients to the disposal of packaging and products, the salon and beauty industry has long posed many challenges to the environment. With this in mind, we wanted to join forces with Green Circle to take a stand for our planet and work together to reduce our ecological footprint and make our industry more sustainable. Through our partnership with Green Circle Salons, we will be redirecting what was once considered garbage out of our water streams and landfills to be repurposed into innovative green solutions. Starting February 2017, all hair clippings, extensions, any excess colour and developer, papers and plastics, foils, aerosol cans and colour tubes from (Color Lounge) will be collected by GCS - effectively cutting down our salon’s total waste, literally overnight, by 85-95%!

As our customers continue to take increasing interest in the ethical and environmental impacts of their purchasing power, we wanted to give our customers a genuinely more responsible, and greener choice when it comes to looking and feeling beautiful. As a member of the GCS network, Color Lounge empowers our customers with the ability to vote with their dollars for positive change. By supporting our salon, our customers have the peace of mind knowing that they are taking meaningful steps to keeping our communities and environment healthy. 


About Green Circle Salons

Green Circle Salons is a movement to help the salon industry reduce its environmental footprint and provide options for consumers seeking genuine green options in salon care. Since its inception in 2009, GCS has been building a network of certified salons and providing them with a comprehensive pathway to green solutions including recycling, and the repurposing of hair for the manufacturing of oil spill booms (in partnership with BC Corrections and the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women), emergency bedding (used in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake), and other ongoing sustainable research applications. Today, GCS diverts waste from landfill spaces in every Canadian province and 45 states in the US and has the capacity to service every zip and postal code in North America. GCS works with a growing list of leading green and industry partners including Davines, Kevin Murphy, Goldwell, L’Oreal Professional, Redken, Pureology, Kératase, Matrix, KMS California, Intelligent Nutrients, Neuma and others to come up with innovative green solutions and is committed to giving back 5% of pre‐tax profits to local and international organizations to support programs for creative environmental impact and positive change. Find out more at



Burbank salon patron, artist creates unique storefront mosaic with everyday items


What's New In Burbank - December 20, 2016

Color Lounge wins Burbank's 2016 Holiday Decorating Contest in the Commercial Category.


Beauty Tips published on She Finds


Rainbow Hair Color published on Bustle - author Courtney Leiva


On Going Gray published on The Huffington Post



Weddings at the Huntington Library & Gardens, Pasadena, CA.

Photos of Brides featured on the Huntington Library Website with Bridal Hair & Make Up done by Grace Ilasco of Color Lounge "For Your Brides Only" Hair & Make Up Studio.


Wedding Hair & Make Up published in Style Me Pretty Magazine


Wedding Hair & Make Up at the Franciscan Gardens Wedding in San Juan Capistrano, CA published in Style Me Pretty Magazine


Wedding Hair & Make Up published in Inside Weddings Magazine


WNow you may kiss the bride who has more make-up on than she has ever worn in her life. 

Hair & Make Up done by Color Lounge "For Your Brides Only" Wedding & Events Hair & Make Up Team.





Different Era Hair & Make Up submitted for a Hair Commercial contest, now an Advertisement Commercial for Color Lounge.


Published on Jul 21, 2015

It had all the glam of a vintage Hollywood film. Sandy & Conan exchanged vows in the heart of Los Angeles at the gorgeous The Oviatt Penthouse. Congratulations on your amazing day! Enjoy your happily ever after!

Vintage Hair & Make Up done by our Fabulous Color Lounge Team!

Videography by Impressive Creations



Jennifer & Jason's Echo Park Wedding Opening Montage.  Wedding Hair & Make Up by Color Lounge Team.



Anne & Jeff's Wedding Trailer:  Bridal Hair & Make Up by Color Lounge Team.



Wedding Love Story: Bridal Hair & Make Up by Color Lounge Team at Rancho Del Cielo in Malibu, CA.