Sutra is what binds the body, mind, and spirit, which is why the owners of Sutra Salon chose it to represent their work. Tucked in the Tikkun Medical Center, their team of stylists tailors each service to the needs of the individual, helping to support the body, mind, and spirit. Their services range from standard cuts and coloring to extensions and styling specific to African-American hair.
Master colorist and celebrity hairstylist Al Michaels boasts more than 33 years of experience, and he trained at top schools including Sassoon Academy. At his full-service salon, Al and his team of stylists cut hair into new looks, style locks with blow-dryers, and frame faces with highlights. The beauty experts favor quality haircare and coloring products from top brands such as Koleston Perfect.
On the sun-dappled streets of Long Beach, the broad glass windows of 2nd Street Beauty Boutique’s flagship store sparkle just as brightly as the rows of cosmetics that rest behind them. Inside each 2nd Street Beauty outpost, sleek white beauty stations hoist Stila blushes and rows of Smashbox lipsticks that stand in perfectly straight lines like soldiers at attention or British people queuing for the bus. With an elixir, serum, or solution for every hair, skin, and nail concern imaginable, the staff at 2nd Street Beauty guides guests through dozens of high-end products, and even performs facials and hair services in the adjacent salon.
Flaunt houses its knowledgeable squad of beauty defenders in a modern, upscale habitat, where they impart a variety of compliment-corralling hair services. Entrust your threads to passionate, expert hair sculptors who carefully shape and snip women's locks ($50+) or men's manes ($30+) to match a desired style, highlight facial features, and compliment trouser cut. The full menu of color services bathes hair in new hues ($55+) or tone and glazes ($25+) coiffures with a shine rivaled only by breakfast pastries. Textural-restructuring techniques iron out frizz with above-shoulder straightening ($95+) and aluminum support girders, and allow you to reinvent a bygone decade on your head with a classic permanent wave ($85+). Flaunt Salon's creative stylists continually expand their mop-top moxie through continuing education that plugs them into the latest trends without sculpting pairs of scissors out of Play-Doh.
Dean Anthony Salon + Spa provides man-centric salon services to both men and women. A gray-covering color ($45+) and a problem-spot-removing Zone Zapper facial ($25) can reduce signs of aging, and a 60-minute full-body bamboo massage ($90) or a classic Swedish massage (30 minutes for $50) melt stress away like a stick of butter lodged in a car engine.