Blüm Lounge is the first Sensory-Friendly Spa and Salon® in Los Angeles, CA for those of all abilities. We hope to encourage confidence and self-growth for those of all abilities by providing access to sensory-friendly beauty services and vocational training + placement for a community that is often overlooked.
The founder of Blüm Lounge, Serena Mulvihill, noticed the lack of inclusive beauty services for those with Autism, Neurodivergence, Sensory Processing Disorders, and Physical Disabilities.
After doing extensive research and working as a Social Skills coach in the Disabled community for years, she saw the need for self-esteem and confidence building within their community.
Historically, the Neurodivergent community has been overlooked, and this has resulted in a disparity of opportunities that are made available to them. Blüm Lounge believes that for everyone, having self-esteem is essential to being successful in life and in various social settings.
Our team at Blüm Lounge, has committed to creating the very first beauty service salon in Los Angeles that welcomes those of all abilities, creates a beauty service experience specific to various sensory needs, and provides an individualized program for participants within Neurodivergent community that are looking for extra guidance, assistance in job placement, and with starting their careers.
Blüm Lounge values inclusivity. We welcome all ethnicities, genders, ages and physical abilities in our space and our community. We are committed to making Blüm Lounge a safe space for everyone.
We are currently working toward meeting our $150K goal to purchase our first salon space here in the Los Angeles area. If you would like to be a part of helping us attain this goal, kindly make a donation below.
I was so happy when Blüm Lounge decided to reach out to me! Being someone who is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, it is so relieving and euphoric to see a salon that accommodates to those like me who need it.
It’s happened countless times where i’m out in public and I get overwhelmed, including salons. The loud music and lots of people surrounding me instantly makes me shut down.
99.999% of public spaces do not accommodate or have any sensory sensitivity for those who are disabled or neurodivergent. Seeing a salon that values the comfort of those who need it the most fills and warms my heart. People like me deserve to be pampered and treated like royalty even if we’re not neurotypicals! It’s time we make accessibility to all forms of self care and Blüm Salon is a perfect way to start the change in the world."
Dreidynn Case (she/her)
I was so excited when Serena contacted me to ask for my input and insight as an autistic individual myself - it really showed that she and Blum Lounge care about creating a salon that's sensory friendly.
I love the concept and I just know it'll create more opportunities for autistic and neurodivergent folks to have a space to come to for self-care when most salons are really overwhelming.
If I had access to something like this I would definitely be more open to going to a salon because I would be able to be myself and I know it was a salon set up for my unique needs."
Sonny Jane (they/them)
A sensory friendly salon is a great idea. It’s necessary that we have disability friendly beauty establishments like Blum lounge. They will cater to a population that is often forgotten about."