As a hairstylists with 10+ years of experience Charles' services include custom color, hair cutting women and men, freehand hair painting giving the hair that natural sun kissed look, balayage, extensions and is a master at blowouts.  Using nothing but cruelty free, premium lighteners, colors and glosses.  Paul Mitchell trained, Charles continues to take advanced education.  His main goal is to provide every guest with an amazing experience.

Charles "Chuck" Petka

Lead Stylist

Two San Diego Natives, Anita & Ashley Kouza, partnered up to make Ashley's vision of opening a salon in Ocean Beach, CA a reality. Older sister Anita's business expertise and degree in Economics from San Diego State University helped her sister make her dream come true.  Together they make the perfect team.  The Kouza sisters have always been hardworking and goal orientated both of which they credit to their parents.  They share a love for animals, especially their adorable 8 year old cockapoo, Charlie.  It was important to them to make sure the salon was cruelty free and dog friendly.

Ashley Marie Kouza

Co-Owner/Master Colorist

Amanda King

Master Colorist

Tamara Pasos

 Master Stylist/Educator

At Velvet Hair Lounge our artists are passionate about the hair industry.  We strive for a unique, fun and creative environment for stylists to grow professionally. We love the relationships we've formed with one another and our clients. We pride ourselves on top-notch customer service and are always advancing our knowledge.

 Owner and stylist Ashley Marie had dreamt of opening her own salon since a young age.  She had always been intrigued by the industry, having a mother who has been behind the chair for 20 years. As a color specialist with 9 years of experience, Ashley has advanced knowledge in balayage, lightening, and ombre techniques. She maintains a casual, quirky, humorous personality that engages clients on both a personal and professional level. 

Amanda is a licensed cosmetologist of 5 years and specializes in all things color! Her clientele comes to her for her extensive knowledge of color correction and her ability to imagine and create colorful vivid looks. She finds it important to stay relevant with current trends by maintaining ongoing education. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys her spare time on the beach with her border collie Zeppelin.

Tamara is a master stylist at our salon, specializing in custom hair color and precision cutting. Her career with hair started early in high school experimenting on friends with dramatic colors. Tamara has been a licensed cosmetologist for 9 years and she enjoys being a mentor in her community. Tamara is currently expanding her expertise in pursuit of becoming an educator for Pravana, currently fastest growing color line. She currently lives in Ocean Beach with her boyfriend and family of pets.

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