Hi, I'm Giovanna "Gio" Bastone!
I have been enamored with everything hair related ever since I can remember, but it wasn't until my first professional salon color service back in the 9th grade that I fell in love with the hair salon! Every time I would get my hair done, I would leave feeling so good about myself and I knew I wanted to be able to give that confidence to others too!
My desire to go to cosmetology school came after I graduated high school, but my parents really wanted me to go to college so I could have something to fall back on no matter what direction my life chose to go. After graduating from Cal State Channel Islands with a business degree in 2010, I wasn't too sure what I wanted to do career wise. I ended up getting my first "real-world" job as an administrative assistant for a local company, but after several months I decided that it wasn't the job for me and I knew it was time to finally go to cosmetology school!
I enrolled in early 2012 and in 2013 I got my license. Shortly after, I apprenticed at a popular salon in Ventura, where I fine-tuned my skills and talents. I have been honing my craft for several years now and I strive to continue to grow by taking as many classes as I can to provide my clients with the latest hair cutting and coloring trends to make them look and feel great!
My services would best be described as natural-looking with a focus on maintaining the health and integrity of your hair. I am very detail oriented and take a lot of pride in my work, but my main goal is to have you leave my chair with a ton of confidence and a huge smile!
When I'm not in the salon you can find me...
at a concert, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, reading a book, cuddling up with my cat, catching up/binging on a TV show or spending time with my husband, family and friends.
Some random facts about me...
I am somewhat of an encyclopedia of all (random) things music, celebrity, and pop culture. Ask me the name a song that's playing or who sings it and I will most likely know the answer!
I am a rare triple Virgo, which means I am VERY loyal, analytical, passionate, creative, reliable and hardworking!
If I weren't a hairstylist, my other dream job would be something in the music industry because I love music and concerts!
I really love to cook! I enjoy making all kinds of food but I have been told I'm pretty good at repurposing leftovers into something new.