Thanks to its recent remodel, one might be surprised to hear that the salon and spa known as Christopher Stephens has pampered clients with personalized beauty treatments for the past 15 years. The salon’s stylists draw on the experience amassed in that period to add length and definition to manes with 100% human-hair extensions and bioionic straightening tools. Not to be outdone, the aestheticians brighten complexions with seven types of facials and bronze skin with UV-free airbrush-tanning solutions. Whether styling hair or scraping off the sticky remnants of a nightly cocoon, Christopher Stephens’s staff members pride themselves on using professional beauty products from brands such as OPI, Keratin Complex, and BareMinerals.
Declared one of Orange County's Best Day Spas by CBS Los Angeles, Lux Aveda Salon/Spa evokes a sense of glamour with its sleek design and luxurious services. Hairstyling visionaries Wade Zylstra and James Cook preside over three levels of cranial artisans who administer cuts and specialized treatments, and educate clients about haircare, recommending Aveda home-care products to maintain their new looks.
Aveda produces a full line of natural beauty products carried at nearly 7,000 salons and spas. Popular gorgeous makers such as Shampure shampoo and witch-hazel hair spray deliver on Aveda's commitment to well-rounded earthly beauty with eco-friendly packaging cradling ingredients derived from the world's finest and least selfish plants.
Evolve Salon and Style Lounge's owner, Tiffany Walker, will tell you that she was raised in the beauty industry. Her mom owned a salon, and at aged 7, Tiffany vowed that she would one day do the same. Today, she thrives at the helm of Evolve Salon and Style Lounge, a modern beauty haven whose bright and fun ambiance is brought to fruition with oversize mirrors, a black-and-white mural of Marilyn Monroe, and a sleek chandelier.
Within these voguish digs, Tiffany and her team consider clients' lifestyles, personalities, and styles before they cut, style, or color their hair. In addition to gussying up manes, the team provides services that run the gamut from airbrush tanning to 30- to 40-minute express services, such as mini facials and Shellac manicures. After appointments, clients can rummage through the salon's stock of professional products, including Aveda, Redken, and L'Oréal Professionnel.
The staff also helps transform brides and their wedding parties with bridal services that include hair, makeup, and eyelash applications. Because the staff has beautified women for hundreds of weddings, brides don't have to stress about the process. Stylists can arrive to do hair and makeup onsite at the chapel, hotel, or space station; alternately, bridal parties can relax while they enjoy breakfast and champagne in the salon.
Bigger is not always better. Within Glo Salon’s intimate space, the stylists, aestheticians, tanning experts, and nail technicians don't only work to beautify clients—they also get to know them. The team takes pride in the personal care and attention their space allows them to give each client, and that translates into creating the best looks for customers' unique features and styles. A seemingly book-long menu of services includes an array of facial, waxing, tanning, makeup, and hair treatments, all catered to individual needs. Whether undergoing a Japanese hair-straightening treatment, a revitalizing facial with extractions, or a simple bangs trim, patrons depart Glo with a new or updated style created to help them look and feel their best.
Within the expansive and luxurious Beauty Avenue, expert stylist Letty Sandoval pampers heads with a variety of hair services. She snips strands to suit facial features, conditions dehydrated tresses, and uses Brazilian blowouts to smooth frizzy hair and tame unwanted curls. Letty is aided by Beauty Avenue's extensive selection of professional haircare products from brands such as Redken, Goldwell, Aquage, Kenra, and Enjoy.
The stylists at Plus Hair Pro use certified organic products in an effort to keep their salon eco-friendly. For color treatments, they dye hair with the Organic Color System, which eschews harsh chemicals like ammonia. The stylists also straighten hair with the Yuko & F450 system. This treatment relies on natural ingredients such as collagen to eliminate frizz and strengthen hair.