New Mural at Montecito Village Salon & Blow Dry Bar


Last month we introduced you to our new intern, Aly!

Aly is a very talented artist, so when the salon Aly works out, Montecito Village Salon and Blow Dry Bar in Montecito, needed a little face lift, Aly stepped up to the plate!

Here is Aly’s story about the new mural at Monetcito Village Salon and Blow Dry Bar:

The salon opened in 2019, but I started working at this Salon about a year ago. I have always thought the space could be updated and elevated, so I brought up an idea to the owner to paint the front area to make the space more appealing.

To gain new customers and develop a bigger clientele, I wanted to modernize the space and give it a “social media wall” with the goal of creating a bold and stand out wall to photograph hair in front of.

In our salon, we previously had an old painting hanging up in between the front door and the corner window. I figured this space would be perfect for a new design.

I quickly drew up a modern sketch of the design and the owner loved it!

I set up a time and day to paint and reached out to Art from Santa Barbara Paint Depot for all of my supplies. For the new design aesthetic we kept it clean with black & white, so Art offered me ben interior paint. We went with Benjamin Moore interior paints in:

  • Matte Black 2131-10
  • Semi-Gloss White OC-151

I ordered a gold acrylic sign from Etsy to add to the modern appeal and when the day came I started painting.

Etsy Image

Creating the Mural

This mural took me approximately 7 hours to complete and is completely free hand.

Being an artist, I thoroughly enjoyed this process and Santa Barbara Paint Depot helped make everything go by smoothly.

The final outcome was better than expected, and I have greatly appreciated all of the kind sentiments on my work.

I will be doing another mural (using SB Paint Depot supplies of course) on the other side of the shop to tie everything together in the near future.

If you would like to check out my work, come by the Montecito Village Salon & Blow Dry Bar! Or check out my process on Instagram, and make sure to look out for the next article with my second mural!