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Forrest Devitt

Owner and Founder of The Young American Salon

Meet the Owner


Right next door to our Old Town Tustin location, this cozy eatery offers a wide variety of on-tap beers, house wines, and delicious Italian food.

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An expansion of Centro, this Spaghetteria offers everything you could want in an Italian tasting: Gelato, Pasta, Wine and more!

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One of our favorite places to eat in Old Town Tustin. There's something for everyone here, and the portion sizes are worth two meals!

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El Camino Cafe

Just a couple blocks up the street, this counter-serve eatery dishes up Michoacan-style Mexican dishes in a homey setting.

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The Black Marlin

At the corner of 6th Street and El Camino Real, The Black Marlin is a bustling restaurant specializing in seafood & steaks, with cocktails & live jazz performances.

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Inspired by Executive Chef Gabbi Patrick’s Yucatecan roots, CHAAK features Mayan staples of pibil, recados, seafood, smoke, and exotic spices combined with her signature modern flare.

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Oliboli Donuts

Oliboli is all about family.
Co-owners Victor and Brooke DesPrez are Orange County natives and high school sweethearts. Along with their daughter, Hailey and son Hunter, they have created a business built on family values and simple ingredients.

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White Sparrow Coffee

A quick cup of great coffee, right down the street from our Old Town Tustin location. Grab a cup or some beans next time you're in the area.

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Tustin Community

Try out some of our favorite local spots next time you visit our Tustin locations

Villa Park Community

Try out some of our favorite local spots next time you visit our Villa Park location

Villa Park Coffee Grove

Villa Park Coffee Grove has a love for coffee and community, and they provide a warm place for friends, family & neighbors to meet, relax and chat.

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Rockwell's Cafe and Bakery

Celebrated for custom event cakes & baked goods, this stalwart cafe also offers classic American meals.

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Business Recognition Award

Thank you, Mayor Letitia Clark!

Penny Fair

After 7 years with The Young American Salon, Penny and her family have taken on a new adventure in Texas

Allison Daza

Allison has opened her own private studio in Orange, and continues to educate for Davines North America

Chloe Gross

Chloe started in a new space in Huntington Beach, and is still slinging the punky colors we love

Judith Viola

Judith is now traveling in her vintage motorhome with her husband, and guest spotting at salons.

Brynn Reed

Brynn and her family moved to Austin, TX where she has become the lead Extension Specialist at a great salon

Amanda Bustos

Amanda and her family have moved to Las Vegas, where she now does photography.

Sarah Hicks

Sarah, their husband and cats moved to Oregon to try out a new adventure

Dani Shoe

Dani, her husband and two daughters are moving to Texas to enjoy more family time

Hannah Jeffries

Hannah has stepped out to focus on building her own salon space and continuing to create beautiful balayage

The Young American wins Tustin's 7th Annual Business Recognition Award 2021

We are so honored to receive this recognition from Mayor Letitia Clark.

Check out the video to see how cool they made the salon look!

Former Stylists

See what some of our former team members are up to now

Administrative Team


Executive Manager

Julia has been with The Young American Salon for 6 years, and is lovingly referred to as the 'Salon Wizard.' She is happiest when talking about JRR Tolkien, vegan food, Jeff Goldblum, or cats.


Assistant Manager + Social Media Manager

Ashley is the person making all of our social media look super cool! When she's not doing that, she spends lots of time with family, friends and singing emo songs.


Location Manager - Old Town Tustin

Destiny heads up our Old Town location, and keeps everything flowing smoothly with a smile. Outside of the salon, she enjoys music, travel, and hanging out with friends.


Location Manager - Villa Park

Manda coordinates our Villa Park location, and if you've met her, you know she's a busy bee. She has many years experience in Salon Hospitality, and enjoys making everyone's experience a good one.


Location Manager - Southern Local

Yvonne keeps Southern Local moving with the same chill vibes that the salon knows and loves.

NW Indiana Community

Try out some of our favorite local spots next time you visit our Crown Point location

Bedarra Bar

Our neighbors in the same building as the salon! Bedarra Bar serves exquisite hand-crafted cocktails along with an exceptionally tempting menu of small plates and deliciously sharable food.

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Smalltown Coffee

Just around the corner you'll find our favorite NWI Coffee Shop - Smalltown Coffee. Roasting the highest quality coffee for coffee geeks, restaurants, cafes, breweries, cities, and businesses in Crown Point, IN

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