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David Thurston | Alexis Thurston | Butterfly Loft Salon Spa
Alexis Thurston | Butterfly Loft Salon Spa
David Thurston | Butterfly Loft Salon Spa

Butterfly Loft Salon and Spa opened on November 1, 2010, in the Encino Courtyard on Ventura Boulevard.  Owners David and Alexis Thurston have taken a second-floor commercial space that was vacant for seven years and transformed it into an upscale salon resembling an urban loft, with high, exposed ceilings, polished concrete floors, and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that extend across the length of the salon, offering views of the Encino hills above and the hustle-bustle of Ventura Boulevard below.


Since the owners built the space from the ground up, they were able to create a custom exhaust system, designed to eliminate the fumes and chemicals caused by today’s specialized hair straightening treatments. Stylists activate the exhaust system over their individual stations by simply turning a timer switch.  The custom exhaust system along with a myriad of other eco-friendly design details have earned the salon green certification.  In 2013, Butterfly Loft was also selected as the World Model Salon by Proctor and Gamble (the largest hair product company) for it’s eco-friendly procedures, implementation, and design.

Known as a hub of education in Los Angeles, Butterfly Loft has presented and hosted over twenty major in-salon education events, hosting stylists from as far south as San Diego and as far north as Santa Barbara. 


In 2011 and 2012 Butterfly Loft was selected as the exclusive salon for Los Angeles’ most important fashion show, providing backstage hair services for the world’s top models and top designers, including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Georgio Armani, Carl Lagerfeld, and more.


The salon has been featured in the leading salon publications, including Allure Magazine, Launchpad, American Salon Magazine, and California Stylist magazine.

Owners David and Alexis Thurston bring years of experience to their latest venture.  During the last decade David developed a salon-exclusive hair care product line sold nationwide, and has also served as a special consultant to a group of high-end salons in Orange County.  Alexis has over 15 years of experience as a hair stylist, and has been responsible for mentoring many of the stylists working throughout the San Fernando Valley.


Butterfly Loft Salon and Spa provides hair, makeup, nail, and skin care services.  It is located at 17401 Ventura Boulevard, Suite B19, Encino, CA, 91316, in the Encino Courtyard, one of the few shopping complexes in the area that provides ample free parking for both employees and clients.