Salon & Spa Services – Grover Beach

When Tutta Bella Salon opened it’s doors in our area I couldn’t believe my eyes… it was a salon like those I had enjoyed living in Newport Beach during my ten years away from the Central Coast. I gave that type of full service salon with spa-like atmosphere up when I decided to return — and I frankly thought I wouldn’t have a similar experience unless I returned to a more metropolitan area for services.

The owner of Tutta Bella has truly learned from her years in the business, providing clients with friendly support staff, a beautiful space with attention to the atmosphere, and let’s not forget the shampoo experts (those girls that actually massage your scalp and make your simple haircut like a little mini-spa treat).

And yes, that is what sets this establishment apart — the “extras” so to speak. However, you can’t make a good salon great unless you have the experts to deliver the service. Monica Wilson has taken my oh-so-ordinary bob from so-so to super-cool with a razor-sharp trendy style. She also guided me through the minefields of flat irons and assisted me with the best products — she’s a product guru. I now have the BEST deep conditioner, hairspray and finishing cream. Then, when I wanted to change it all up and go super-long, she didn’t bat an eyelash, and has helped me through what can be a painful growing out experience with a professional and manageable-looking long-layered cut that my husband loves. She is professional, with reminder calls and her prices seem perfect to me — although I have the luxury of not needing color.

Next let me say that Heather Porter absolutely rescued me when stress made my normally unblemished skin EXPLODE before several important conferences I was attending in February. She used this magical blemish zapper (call her, she will explain — she’s the skin expert) and provided me with a sample of the most amazing mask that I can apply when I feel a large blemish blossoming — and like magic overnight it disappears! I have already purchased a gift certificate for an associate of mine and I look forward to a long relationship with Heather when my budget permits.

Lastly, when my regular manicurist and I have a “scheduling conflict”, Kim Killingsworth does a fantastic job and I can’t even tell the difference. Plus she’s friendly, smart and professional. If she used my product regularly I would be tempted to move my business! Not to mention she offers these amazing “mini pedicures” that she can fit into a half-hour — making it a perfect lunch time option. In fact… I think I might book one of those soon!

All-in-all, I can breathe a sigh of relief that at least one “big-city” perk that I gave up moving back to the sleepy Central Coast has materialized after all. Thank you Tutta Bella owners, Monica, Kim, Heather and staff! You have definitely stepped the local Salon/Spa experience up a notch!

Tutta Bella Salon

(805) 489-4589
1750 El Camino Real, Suite E
Grover Beach, CA 93433

Ashlea Boyer

Ashlea Boyer: Is a native of Pismo Beach, having moved here from South Lake Tahoe when she was just four years old. An Alumni of Arroyo Grande High School, she then attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, graduating with a degree in English Literature. After college, she spent 5 successful years working her way up to Management Editor of a national fitness magazine in Southern California, working for two of the three largest West Coast publishing houses. Ashlea return to the Central Coast for her wedding and stayed raise her family. She joined the family business in 2004 and began leading the Pismo Beach Homes Team with her Mother, Kathi Foster in real estate. Ashlea has been a leading real estate agent in the Pismo Beach area for 10 years, and has developed a strong client following in the area based on her dedication to our community and outstanding customer service. Our team, The Pismo Beach Homes Team, has been awarded the Quadruple Gold level awards consistently over the past 5 years with Keller Williams Realty. She has been named more than once as the "Agent of the Quarter". In 2011, Ashlea was presented with the "Top 20 Under 40" award by the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation for my professional excellence and profound commitment to the community. Ashlea lives in Arroyo Grande, California with her husband and son and she enjoy running on the beach, volunteering, pilates, snowboarding and the occasional scuba diving. She's active in many industry, community service and non-profit organizations and serves on the board of the Rotary Club of Pismo Beach, the Clark Center for the Performing Arts, and other community non-profit organizations. 

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