In her search for a fun and flirty fitness alternative, Elizabeth Blanchard discovered pole fitness. Armed with a BS in kinesiology, she knew it could deliver intense, full-body workouts. It was also the kind of workout that anyone could do, making it accessible to those of all body types, ages, and fitness levels. In striving for the perfect workout, she customized pole fitness into a program all her own. She did that by adding elements of yoga, Pilates, and exotic dance. Today she welcomes ladies from all walks of life to join in her program to build lean muscles and learn healthy habits. Her program also ensures personalized attention as she keeps most class sizes a manageable 8 to 12 people.
The knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store’s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and Kérastase. Skincare potions from Dermalogica and Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
Salon Caché owner Erika believes hairstyling should be fun. That's why her stylists are hand-selected based on two key criteria: their skill with scissors and their upbeat and positive attitude. This energy exemplifies itself not only in the salon's signature cuts, Schwarzkopf coloring services, and Japanese straightening treatments, but also through their involvement in the community. Recently, the team collected the ponytails of 31 students from Harbor View Elementary for donation to Locks of Love, a charity that crafts wigs for children undergoing long-term medical care.
The aestheticians at Huntington Harbour Skincare join forces with Éminence and fenix products to treat aging and acne-prone complexions. Using these formulas and soluble Lite-Brites, the skincare professionals rejuvenate faces with a full menu of facials that includes a pumpkin-enzyme facial, microdermabrasion treatment, and anti-aging services. Alongside facials, the staff removes unwanted hairs or silkworm colonies on the face and body with waxing services.
Part salon, part beauty-supply store, HB Beauty Salon and Supply serves as a beauty oasis. Clients journey to HB to stock up on beauty products and styling tools or for hair and nail services, facials, and massages—or all of the above. After sinking into one of the plush couches in the reception area, clients take their turn in sleek black chairs as the stylists beautify them in the open area accented by exposed beams.