Sometimes, it takes a twist of professional fate to launch the perfect career. When Amanda Ozard was laid off from her desk job during the housing crisis, a new door opened, allowing the Bay Area native to pursue a passion that until then had been relegated to hobby: hairstyling.
Beginning in 2009, Amanda honed her craft. She trained under top industry stylists at Di Pietro Todd Salon in San Francisco, developing an eye for effortless, natural-looking color. In 2012, Amanda spent a weekend in Los Angeles visiting friends and was sold on her next life chapter. She moved to LA on a whim, and began developing a loyal client base at some of the most sought-after salons in the city.
As a Senior Colorist at Salon Benjamin, Amanda approaches each appointment with two things in mind: helping her client feel their best through flattering color, and preserving the health of their hair. From multidimensional blondes to extension coloring, from unicorn shades to all tones in between, Amanda brings confidence and a friendly yet keen ability to translate a client’s color inspiration into a look that begs for selfies. Amanda prides herself on developing color strategies for clients that offer maximum pigment payoff with minimum maintenance — hair is kept soft and thriving no matter the color journey.
The work is never done for Amanda, as she diligently educates herself on the latest cutting-edge coloring methods. And she continues to draw inspiration from her appreciation of design, her love of travel, and her immersion in the fashion space. Amanda’s dedication to hairstyling isn’t just evident in her meticulous color jobs; it’s evident in her happy clients, who return to her styling chair month after month, year after year.
To book an appointment with Amanda, please contact Benjamin Salon- Los Angeles.